Unboxing of the 1982 ColecoVision Expansion Module 2

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, video game console manufacturers were trying to add peripherals to their systems such as keyboards, to capitalize on the early personal computer market. Many of the vintage game systems had expansion ports. Most of which never got used. Coleco, on the other hand, made three expansion modules; an Atari VCS adapter, a computer called ADAM, and a steering wheel for race car games. The modules would plug into the front of the ColecoVision console.

Coleco was working on several other modules including an adapter to play Intellivision games, but it was not meant to be. The company went bankrupt prematurely, but accomplished much in a short amount of time.

I present my unboxing of the 1982 ColecoVision Expansion Module 2.

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Justin M. Salvato

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Seeker of 1980s nostalgia, rummager of vintage computers and player of retro video games.When not writing posts of The Retroist, I'm converting Retroist audio podcasts to Retroist video podcasts.My own videos can be found at www.YouTube.com/JustinSalvato.
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4 thoughts on “Unboxing of the 1982 ColecoVision Expansion Module 2

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Great unboxing video! Would love to see a review of Turbo sometime. Always looked like a great game – and with that steering wheel, seemed to be the best available at that time.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Love watching this! Takes me back to the fun times I had with the Colecovision.
    I tried this expansion back then (also the hand controller and trackball) from my videogame rental store.
    From what I remember, it was the best (gameplay-wise) of the three.

  3. Another great video, Retro Justin!

    As I’ve stated before I did not own the Colecovision but thanks to your wonderful videos I can imagine what it was like! What was that space on the back of the Turbo cartridge for by the way? :)

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