SEGA OutRun Hot pants! We all love hot pants!

When I started this blog I never thought I would ever title a post like this one. We’ve see OutRun t-shirts, custom Shoes and Ties and now we have Hot Pants!! 

   
Unfortunately I don’t think these are for sale right now but if they were I would love to see my wife’s face on her Birthday when she received them lol.

Check out the link here on Instagram and find out who’s legs are showing of these great HOT PANTS > OutRun HOT PANTS!

New Arrival – 3DS Japanese SEGA 3D Classics Reprint Poster

I received a new poster today from Japan, the advertising poster for the forthcoming 3DS SEGA release of 3D Classics Collection.
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I am a big fan of the art style of this poster including OutRun, Space Harrier, Bare Knuckle, Super Shinobi 2, Fantasy Zone and Ecco.

Although this retail ‘Reprint Collection’ which includes Space Harrier 3D and OutRun 3D as a bonus is currently only heading to Japan we have recently had the great news of the second wave of games coming to the West. Let’s also hope for this compilation to arrive with the stunning artwork by Ken Sugimori of Pokemon fame.

Recent OutRun pick up

Just thought I would share my recent OutRun item that I picked up at Auction.
It’s a 1986 SEGA game card from the 24th Amusement Show in Japan.
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This show was where SEGA first showed OutRun to the press and public and the card could be dispensed from a vending machine and used from credits within the SEGA stand.

Here’s a write up from a while back HERE

SEGA Joy Joy Magazine May 1987 issue No 10

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I think SEGA released this as part of a series of game catalogues for the Mark III. Each one would feature new release games and include the current catalogue of games available.
I really love the Japanese artwork on these catalogues.

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OutRun feature in Haynes Driving Manual

Thanks to Outrun fan Andrew Marsh for sharing information and photos of this great Driving game book.
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Inside you’ll find an 80’s section including games like Super Sprint, Buggy Boy, Chase H.Q and my favorite pages dedicated to the original OutRun as seen below.

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Here’s a description of the book from Amazon

The first definitive guide to driving games, outlining the history of the driving video game, covering all platforms past and present — Arcade, Home Computer (PC, Sinclair Commodore, etc), and Console (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, X-Box & Sega ). Starting from 1974 with the first arcade driving game ‘Game Trak 10’ to the present day. The book provides and overview of the genre, an illustrated summary of driving games. For those games that are not featured, there will be a list, broken down by format summarizing game title, developer and publisher, and profiles of creators of the key games of the era.

Here’s a link if you fancy picking one up.
Haynes Driving Games Manual Link ($30)

Retro OutRun Tee by Noodle Shirt

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Noodle Shirt is an Australian based company specializing in cool T-Shirt designs.
Within their online store you’ll find retro gaming t-shirts including the classic 80’s computer game cover art of OutRun (as seen below)

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There’s also a nice Wonderboy one too!

If you fancy picking up the coolest game tee of all time click on the link below.
NoodleShirt Vintage OutRun T-Shirt
There’s also Free Worldwide delivery!
You can also find a permanent link in the sidebar of this blog.

Yu Suzuki GameWorks Vol.1

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Gameworks volume 1 is a glossy Japanese released hard back book focusing on Yu Suzuki’s game history.

Release during the SEGA Dreamcast era it featured a GD-ROM with 5 of Yu’s classics sprite scalers including a version of OutRun with an unfortunately modified Ferrari.

The book is totally in Japanese so if your not familiar with Japanese the only thing you will get out of it is the game disk and the gorgeous photos and archive pictures.

So let’s take a look at some of the OutRun specific content.

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Below – The book featured a first time release of a drawing of the Standard sit down arcade.

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This was then accurately presented at the 1986 Jamma Show in Japan (Below)

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As you can see below The original drawing seen in the book varies to the production cabinet. The production version dropped the OutRun writing from the base.

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There’s also a nice concept drawing of the what the Deluxe cabinet may of turned out like (Below)

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Think I prefer the final production design.

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There are some nice photos of the machines too and they are in perfect condition.

I picked up this japanese book when it was first released for ยฃ70 from a Video Games Importer in the UK.
You can still pick it up now from Specialist import shops or eBay.
The price hasn’t changed too much over the years, you can still grab it from ยฃ70 – ยฃ100.

Added to the Flyers,Magazines,Books and Promo’s Page.

OutRun Telephone Card (Japan)

Previously we found two OutRun themed arcade cards, today I spotted for the first time an OutRun themed Telephone Card released in the 80’s by tele communication group NTT.
The item has appeared on a Japanese auction site, it will be interesting to see the closing bid value.

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Item has been added to the merchandise page.

U.S SEGA Ages Advert [1.4 ๐Ÿš— OutRun Flyers,Mags & Promo Items]

SEGA Ages U.S Magazine Advertisement
The U.S and European release of Yu Suzuki’s classic 3 games came bundled on one disc and missed out on a few extras when compared to the Japanese individual releases of the SEGA Ages range.
Japan also had releases of Power Drift and Galaxy Force II.

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