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.

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7 thoughts on “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. 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.

  4. 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. :)

  5. 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

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