Unboxing: 1986 Sega Master System


During the early part of the 1980’s, I had seen the name Sega on a few video game cartridges for the ColecoVision. Sega meant “game-maker” to me. Then the Nintendo Entertainment System was released and I begged my mother for that system as a Christmas gift. Instead, she got me the Sega Master System. I thought to myself, “They make a console too?” So, that Christmas morning I hooked it up to my television and played a motorcycle game that came with the system: Hang On. WOW! I was convinced my mother made the right decision. Graphically, it was better than anything Nintendo had out at that moment. From that moment on, I tried to spread the good news about the Sega Master System.

I present the unboxing of the 1986 Sega Master System.

7 Responses to Unboxing: 1986 Sega Master System

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Great unboxing video! I’ve always been a fan of the system and feel it is often overlooked in favor of Nintendo. Thanks for giving it some well deserved attention.

  2. Dar says:

    Really great video.

    I think that maybe if not for Nintendo’s monopolistic industry practices, this system would have done better.

  3. Vin & Dar, Thanks for the kind words. And the SMS was definitely a good system!

    Perhaps a ColecoVision unboxing is overdue…

  4. I still have my SMS. Plus a load of great condition Sega Magazines. Such a great system.

    I also have a Coleco and Bally Astrocade. The Coleco certainly has seen better days, but the Astrocade runs great.

  5. VicSage says:

    Great post, Justin! My friend John/Brian had the Sega Master System and he was firmly in the Sega camp, refusing to own any Nintendo products. Lots of good memories from that system. :)

  6. Dana S says:

    Got a question…What is the model number on the SEGA Master System transformer? Got a bunch from old Genesis units, but I’m not sure if those will power the SMS

  7. Dana, just NOW seeing that comment. Find me on AOL Instant Messenger or email me through my site and I’ll get you that info, if you still need it.

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