SEGA Japan to sell retail version of 3D Classics

SEGA Japan have just announced a retail release of some of there 3D SEGA Classic range on the 18/12/14.
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Love the artwork for the retail box

This retail version includes OutRun, Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Super Shinobi II, Bare Knuckle and Ecco the Dolphin.

There will also be 2 bonus games including the Master System versions of Space Harrier 3D and OutRun 3D.

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Custom Built OutRun Testarossa by Vic Veinz

We’ve seen a few excellent custom OutRun models before but this is a first for custom poseable figures.
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Vic has used pieces from various other figures to create these custom OutRun characters. Alberto the driver of the ferrari was made with Wolverine arms. His face and head from Daredevil with painted black glasses . Clarissa uses parts from Street Fighter 2’s Cammy and other figures.

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The Ferrari is a 1:12 scale Testarossa kit by Monogram. The car was modified into a convertible by cutting off the top half.

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……..and the legendary OutRun crash!!!!!!!!!

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Great job Vic!

You can see the original article here >> figurerealm.com

SEGA Papercraft Arcade Machines

Here’s a really awesome Papercraft OutRun model from a Japanese SEGA fan. Originally posted by ใ‚ฏใƒซใƒใƒฃ.
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…there’s also Space Harrier, don’t they look great together.

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The first time I saw these I thought that they were immaculate original arcade machines and not paper models!

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They look excellent with the female figurines housed in the cabinets.

The model creator has been selling these amazing pieces for ยฅ1000 ($10AU)

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You can find the original article covered here > Papercraft Sega Arcade Models

3DS receives another great SEGA classic

Out in Japan this week through the Nintendo eShop is M2 and SEGA’s classic helicopter sprite scaler Thunderblade.

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Thunderblade is the 13th 3D release and we’ve not seen this game released on a console since the late 80’s / early 90’s.

Through Google Translate it seems that Yosuke Okunari (SEGA 3D project leader) has indicated this may be the last 3D release of the second wave of games. The 2nd wave included Afterburner, OutRun and also Fantasy Zone I & II.

Here’s a great line up of the original arcades that have had the 3DS treatment.
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Hopefully this means that Europe, Australia and the U.S get the the second wave announced in the next few months.

Original Article can be viewed here > Game.Watch Site Japan

OutRun rated Number 1 by Top Gear

Top Gear, the awesome long running Car TV show has recently posted on their site the “Top 20 Top Gear Retro game countdown”

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Our favorite game of all time OutRun came in at #1!!!

Below are the top 5 and there are some good retro games in there.

1.OutRun
2.Mario Kart
3.Chase H.Q
4.micro machines 2
5.Road Rash

You can check out the full 20 countdown here >> Top Gear Website

Thanks to my best pal David Caulton for sharing this with me on Twitter