So begins my Acorn Electron unboxing... https://mastodon.technology/media/qwQ1w9W2COn7Zx1fumI
This is what the inside of those game boxes look like. There's an intro to the game and loading instructions on the inside cover. The tape itself is cut into the box https://mastodon.technology/media/Ee2XXLS6B3W0d114k58
Of course that's not what they all look like. Some are in these smaller plastic cases
Here's the Electron itself. It's been in someone's garage for years so the keys look a bit mucky, some of the keys stick and the expansion connector looks a little corroded.
I see this being an interesting restoration project https://mastodon.technology/media/5YJ1BoT1sZJric0oD-c https://mastodon.technology/media/iZ2rjeBjLOuIevxLxmA
This particular model doesn't have an in-built floppy drive, but I feel this is more than made up for by the extra accessories like a working tape deck and all the books it came with https://mastodon.technology/media/ffBDDCujvbM5FeKfvdk
I'm a little stunned at the crazy number of tapes I've been sent. This could take my months (possibly years) to fully explore!
Those tapes you see are stacked 3 high
@ajroach42 tbh I'm not sure if they accumulated them as a (very rich!) kid, diligently snaffled all their friends' cast offs when the Electron went out of fashion or if they were simply a collector that lost enthusiasm!
My guess is they kept buying them second hand through the nineties. Some of the price stickers drop down to as little as £2.99! 😂