More toys! Many more toys because between the 1980s to 1990s some really cool shit came out, it's largely the span of time when technology really hit a new stride and began to grow to what it is today. Cassette Tapes were replaced by CD's which at the time no one thought would take or survive, new video game technology and better graphics began to develop from what were the 8-Bit graphics of the past and some pretty neat shit was thought up as the 80s and 90s seemed to be a very inspired time.
...Course that said.. The 80s and 90s being an inspired time wasn't always a good thing..
Aaah there we go, that's better.. So yeah now that I've scared myself shitless and probably all my readers too shall we just delve right into it, then?
I admit though that I found some strange fascination in these and owned several in my time, all of which met the same fate when they collided with something too roughly, were sat upon or simply sprung the inevitable leak. These things were destined from their moments of creation to always and unquestionably end their life-spans deflated, waterless and forgotten; tossed away because once they had drained they were nothing more than rubber tubes.
...Seriously? Water filled rubber tubes were cool?
...Yeah I had a little 'moment', sorry about that..
This fucker was ahead of it's time, it was portable featuring a 3.25 inch color LCD screen that was back lit, an external detachable battery pack which took six double-A batteries and the ability to play using a connected television.
Of course there were the problems for this system such as the fact that the bastard lasted for like half an hour on SIX fucking double-A batteries which wasn't cheap and the fact that in spite of having 600+ titles available game-wise it still had some issues and from time to time had games that were completely broken but still.. You know when you saw someone playing Sonic the Hedgehog on one of these bastards that you wanted one so fucking bad, the batteries be damned; a billion dollars worth of batteries almost would have been worth having what was literally a Sega Genesis basically on the go.
...Still this bastard retailed for $180.00USD and that was a whole fucking lot at the time for a game system, especially a portable game system.. Poor sales due to this fact and the fact that it only survived for half an hours worth of play time lead to this hand-held reaching it's ultimate demise, Sega Nomad you were still awesome.. And I miss you..
And also FUCK THE KIDS OF TODAY with their damn Nintendo DS' and goddamn PSP's, why the hell didn't technology manage this shit earlier? And why is it that I still can't afford these bastards?! Cruel fate, you mock me!
It worked it seems, James quite enjoyed this meal so I'm very pleased with it all.