Apple Pippen

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Carmageddon, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Carmageddon macrumors newbie

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    Anyone remember this one? I always wondered if anyone had one and what the gaming experience was like? I don't know if it ever made it into production... anyone actually own one here?
     
  2. ThrawnTHX macrumors member

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    One of my friends had a used one for awhile. They're actually quite terrible, lol. I think they were released in 1996 in the U.S. and fewer than 50,000 units sold. Only 18 games were released.

    The worst part was that "Apple Jack" controller. Worst. Idea. Ever.
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    :) was it not also usable as a computer , if i remember that right it had a logic board of macintosh's from that time with some alterations , but could be used for internet access and OS 8 would run on it , only not meant to be a macintosh , so i guess apple placed it in the wrong market ,instead of selling it as a games console they should have sold it as a macintosh able to be used as a games console could have been a hit :D
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i was curious now and looked up google and look what i found ..that was the pippin
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    and there exists even a museum for it
    http://www.macgeek.org/museum/pippin/

    ok i was wrong with os 8 but .... if i read that info of the museums site right it really was a macintosh in the wrong market and it could be used to access the world wide web , and surprise it could be connected to a television like the mini today , had this been marketed right as a mini macintosh with a harddrive and more ram it could have been the grandfather of the mini , so it was a product in the wrong market no wonder it didn't sell
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    better get one now before people think they are highly collectable and the prices go up like on the lisa 1 or so
     
  6. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Better start saving! quite a rare beast to find good complete units.

    Cost me a small fortune for my units, mind you I had to get mine from Japan!
     
  7. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    I have 3 of them. :cool:

    White one sold in Japan
    Black one sold in USA
    Grey one sold in Europe (KMP 2000), rarest of bunch.

    A bunch of Pippin software, accessories, memory, and about 100 titles.

    One day I will unpack and take pictures of them all. :)


    MKJJ: WOW, nice collection! Especially a KMP Dev unit!
    I see you have the 16MB memory module, that the one I sold you?
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Yes, got one and that tablet keypad - both new in box... :)

    Got them close-out from MacMall ($199 for the unit and $49 for the keypad).
     
  9. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Could have been, it was some time ago now! memory is not what it was. :D

    I have two boxed white ones, one with a rare outer shipping box and it came with some additional Pippin literature which can be seen on my Flickr account.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mac-collection/sets/72157623547637210/

    The Black US version with the outer box and manual and the Grey/Black version from KatzMedia which is actually a chassis and plastic case unassembled, two keyboards, wireless controller and an ADB controller.
     

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