I have a Magnavox Odyssey game system... testing the waters to see if anyone's interested, I haven't even taken any pictures of it yet. This is what it looks like though (taken from the internet):
What makes this system so special is that it is the very FIRST home video game console ever made. Ever. Before Atari and Commodore and all those other systems. It is highly sought-after by collectors, and will only become more so as it ages.
Even though I have no pictures yet, I do have a video of it ponging. This is the actual system...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fADdpN_5Ucw&feature=player_embedded
It includes both controllers, the game cable and video switchbox (converts to standard coax), the console itself, games 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10, Percepts cards, Light Rifle/gun, most or all of the original accessories and overlays, the power adapter, and the original box and foam. It's a bit dirty, but in excellent shape. The contacts on the controllers need cleaning - one of them is especially twitchy moving the "paddle" around. You can clean the contacts with a simple 50/50 solution of water and rubbing alcohol.
This is a 1972 run 1, serial 7371657. I had some trouble getting it working initially (it was scrolling vertically), but it turns out the whole problem was just the vertical frequency variable resistor needed to be adjusted. It is now working perfectly.
Some have gone for as little as $128 on eBay, but they have been refurbs or later runs, and have not included as much in the way of accessories/games/etc. The light rifle alone is worth a pretty penny!
Hoping for $300 in BTC or USD, but you can send me your best offer too.Listed it on eBay! Will accept payment in bitcoins or USD (or both).http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150644985894&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_25620wt_1364