Rare Dreamcast Zip disc Launch Team jacket for sale in Japan

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runkthepunk
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Rare Dreamcast Zip disc Launch Team jacket for sale in Japan

Post#1 » Fri May 01, 2020 4:53 pm

Hey everyone!

I was doing my collectors online due dilligence the other night and found this on Yahoo Auctions Japan:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r309289088

I personally have never seen one of these before but maybe they have popped up for sale in the past. I really want to buy it but money is a bit tight just now so maybe someone on here fancies it instead :)

I think it's interesting how far along the Zip concept must have been for them to start getting jackets made up for the launch (or at least games expo booths etc)

Ah what might have been
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Anthony817
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Re: Rare Dreamcast Zip disc Launch Team jacket for sale in Japan

Post#2 » Fri May 01, 2020 5:11 pm

Damn pretty cool! I know a collector from France who is selling an actual Dreamcast Zip Disc. Not sure if he has one of the drives. I believe there were at the very least 3 drive prototypes confirmed in existence. Other than that is just pure speculation. Not even sure how many Zip Disc's were made, maybe in the dozens or hundreds who knows?

You can check it out here, but you can be damned sure it is not cheap!

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Wombat
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Re: Rare Dreamcast Zip disc Launch Team jacket for sale in Japan

Post#3 » Sat May 02, 2020 9:12 am

To be correct that collector is not from France, but from Switzerland. Laurent, that guy is doing so much for the community it's unreal. It's amazing what this guy keeps on unearthing.

Getting back to the jacket.... nice find! This really shows how close the whole ZIP-drive development was to launch... :(

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