(I say it’s my “first” Virtual Boy because knowing me I’ll end up with at least 12 of them by the end of next year.)

Twitter buddy Jon Benditz hit me up a little while ago and asked if I would be interested in adding a Virtual Boy to my collection, and I’m pretty sure I sent him a jumbled message in all caps that ultimately depicted “YES!!!!” You see kids, a Virtual Boy is one thing I don’t have! Jon turned me down when I offered to pay for it, and even when I offered to pay for the shipping, and for that reason I cannot thank him enough.  You are too kind, good sir. Too kind.

What a wonky controller!


And while I assumed assembly of this thing would be easy — and it really was — I hit a few roadblocks along the way.

Ohai parts. Fun fact: assembling things and Britt don’t go well together. That is, unless it involves hooking up a new console because that shit is fun and is THE most satisfying feeling in the universe.

My first error. I was like, okay, what’s that cushiony pad thing on the ground for? OH WELL! I’ll just snap this shit into place aaaaaaaand fail.

THEN I discovered that the cushiony pad thing had numbers on that correlated with the above snappy eye piece.

Yeah. That looked a LOT better.

A GAME…?!?!!!

SCORE!!! My dad and I used to blast through Wario Land on the Game Boy. Freakin’ Wario. That man doesn’t get enough love.

Admittedly, it took me a lot longer than it should have to figure out that the plug goes into the case. God. I even sound stupid when I’m talking about parts.


I am now being guarded by the Virtual Boy. It stands proud and watches me in my woman cave.

I haven’t had a chance to fire it up yet, but I will this week! I CAN’T WAIT.

Do you have anything you want to share about the Virtual Boy? I mean, rumor has it that it was Nintendo’s greatest failure, buuuut… 😉

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  • Billy Milby

    Just be sure you are ready to lose your ability to see the color red in the real world!

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  • kenleymac

    I remember these things! I wanted one so bad when I was 11 yrs old. Never got one. HA

    • britt5091

      AWWWWWWWW. Do you still want one so hard?

      • Kenley McAlister

        Nah, I think I can do without.. lol

  • Stephen D. Joyce

    Awesome! I’ve been trying to get one on ebay for the past month now.

    • britt5091

      Sweet! Hope you can land one! LMK!

  • GBMaxim

    Wario Land was my favority nintendo game for a long time ! Hope you’ll have as much fun as I did?

    • britt5091

      I hope so too! I need to fire it up stat. And then promptly go blind.

  • James Monnot

    I used to go to the local toys-r-us just to play the floor model they had out back in the day. ahhhhh. memories!

    • britt5091

      Ah! That’s awesome! I bet you picked up a lot of eye gunk 😀

  • Greg Hindman

    Actually, i believe Nintendo’s greatest failure was the infamous Power Glove! Undone by an ad campaign that made seem as if it would give you superhuman powers!

    • britt5091

      DUDE! I don’t think I have a Power Glove! I MUST COLLECT ALL TEH FAILURES!

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  • Boots_33

    Migrane City, please welcome your newest visitor…

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  • Alex Shurtliff

    Nintendos biggest failure?
    wait you luvvv Nintendos I’ll be quiet. No jokes

    • britt5091

      I may love Nintendo, but I’m not blind to their stupidness ;D (most mature comment ever? I think so.)

  • burn

    Don’t fire it up. This think cause nausea and migrene …at least that what everybody says…i dont know…i dont have one (i wish to have powerglove tho…no reason)