Japanese OutRun Toy

Check out this Cool OutRun car toy only released in Japan. This is a vintage item that was released in a series of at least 17 items with other SEGA arcade inspired toys including Hang – On Bike and Thunderblade copter.

 

You might of noticed that the car isn’t a Ferrari  But a Lamborgini Countach which is kinda strange, but hey, for ¥500 the equivalent of $5 or £3 these were pretty cheap toys.

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Japanese Comic Book ひろなex Features An OutRun DLX

ひろなex or the translation Hirona ex is a Japanese comic that has seen several series.
It features several retro video game references throughout the comic book.
One really cool pic shows an OutRun DLX machine as seen below >

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Retro Gamer Features OutRun on Cover (Issue 124)

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Above is the latest release of Retro Gamer magazine from the U.K.
It features OutRun’s Ferrari Testarossa and has a feature on the evolution of arcade racing games.

Hopefully I will get hold of the magazine and share the contents of the feature. If you can’t wait go buy the magazine now!

SEGA OutRun Tie by MAYA

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Painted by artist Maya from Madrid,Spain Yu Suzuki would be proud to wear this to collect his next Award.
It’s great how Maya has managed to replicate the game in pixel form.

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So you want to get hold of one of these Tie’s?
Check out eBay, but don’t expect to get one cheap. The last one sold for over 300€!

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Check out Maya’s other work on her Facebook Page Maya Pixelskaya

Their is some seriously great art work, the Street Fighter canvas is awesome too!

SEGA Collectors Cards

I came across some SEGA collector cards a fair while back but never realised that OutRun was featured.

The cards are called SEGA Freaks and were released in Japan back around 1996.

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The cards featured pictures and facts about SEGA Arcade machines, Consoles, Games and Characters.

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Above – Some special cards were reflective .

Below are some photos I found with an OutRun Deluxe card.

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I believe there were 3 series of these cards and 120 in total.

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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 £70 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 £70 – £100.

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