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Controller discussion; N64 controller discussion - collecting/issues/help
Topic Started: Jul 23 2006, 12:29 AM (41,610 Views)
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Impressive feat. Well done!
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I have a standard N64 Mad Catz controller and it has the same "Raptor Skin" grips on the back.

Not saying it's fake. Just that that's not a unique feature of that controller.

I'm pretty skeptical. But I've been on the wrong side of these things before.
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Not so collectible, just another grey controller. (Actually my favorite controller color...) And it's brand new, so I'll add it to the stockpile. Hehe.

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It still amazes me how stuff like this survives virtually untouched after all these years.
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Just regular ol eBay. Mrs. Kart found another one on there which should be on the way!

Got them for about $30 shipped each. Which is what they would have been back in the 90's! I just don't get a box, but for what I'll use them for (actually playing with them) that's no big deal.
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That's super classy. Love it!
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What a feat! Congrats! Now get those babies hermetically sealed for future generations to drool over. =)
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This conversation doesn't end anywhere positive.

Let's all relax and reflect on this photo of Tom Selleck.

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Congrats, Sixty Formula! That's excellent!

Not up for whiskey tonight, but cheers just the same!

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Interesting observation. I wonder if all the non-numbered/non-bagged ones were late run units. Some of the last N64 controllers ever made! No evidence of that, just fun to speculate.
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For the USA I could consider Complete in Box

1. The controller
2. The cardboard insert
3. The plastic bag
4. The warranty paper
5. If you're getting super picky... the twist tie...

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The lighting doesn't help much either. I'll join in the Atomic Purple camp, but I think the warmth of the lighting may make it appear more faded than it actually is.
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There's a few options out there. Replacement thumbsticks are pretty meh. I would rather use a worn out thumbstick personally. The ebay ones are just frustrating if you have to do any fine movement in a game.

I had better results with the Kitch Bent Gears replacement gears, but they take some work and don't make a stick "like new" but I would say they rewind the clock a bit.

And of course there's Steelsticks64 (drool), but I don't think Linus is taking new orders yet. http://steelsticks64.com

There's a TON of stick chat here: http://s9.zetaboards.com/Nintendo_64_Forever/topic/7360571
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Yeah, Linus's work is amazing. I know his asking price on his site seems pretty reasonable for what you get. But with their scarcity, I'd imagine owners are asking for whatever they want.
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