Archive for July, 2013

Sinclair User Issue 6 – Original “Flycatcher” Artwork

Posted in Books & Magazines, Miscellaneous, ZX Spectrum on July 25, 2013 by drewturpin

Now here is something a little unusual that I picked up recently. It is an original piece of artwork by William Scolding and featured in issue 6 of the Sinclair User magazine, which was published in September 1982.

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The ink drawing on card is covered by a tracing paper overlay for protection. The words “Illustration for p27 Sinclair User – Sept” appear on the front, followed by the word “Flycatcher” which is circled underneath.

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The artwork was to accompany a program listing for the ZX81 called “Flycatcher”, and indeed in the September 1982 issue of Sinclair User, on page 27 there is the artwork in question.

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This was a bit of an impulse purchase from ebay, as it is not something you’ll see everyday, and at just £12 I think it was well worth the money.


Project Zero 3 – Promo Disc

Posted in Playstation 2 on July 13, 2013 by drewturpin

Here we have the promo disc of the Playstation 2 game Project Zero 3: The Tormented, which was an excellent addition to this survival horror franchise.

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It comes complete with insert which contains details of the game’s controls. Everything in is a near mint condition which I was very pleased with.

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I was lucky enough to pick this up for £20 “Buy It Now” on ebay, but expect to pay £30+ for a copy which comes with the insert.

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Gran Turismo 4 – Key Ring and Window Sticker

Posted in Playstation 2 on July 11, 2013 by drewturpin

Here are a couple of bonus items given away by GAME stores to those who pre-ordered their copy of Gran Turismo 4 through them.

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First up is a window sticker which would nice adorning any car window.

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Secondly we have a key ring featuring the Gran Turismo 4 logo enamelled on one side, and imprinted on the other.

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Both items come in a cardboard envelope which again features the GT4  logo.

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I picked this up on ebay for only £3 which make is a cheap addition to my Gran Turismo collection. These don’t appear too often on ebay however it should be possible to pick it up for around £5, just make sure it comes with the envelope as a lot seem to be listed without it.