Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Polaroids and Vintage Game Hunting in Boston

Polaroid Explosion

We have carried Polaroid cameras from the start, some weeks offering more than others.  This coming Sunday 6.24.12 we will have a whole bunch in stock to meet the demand.  The Polaroid 600 cameras we have in stock are from the 70's, 80's and 90's ranging in price from $20 to $30.  For those who don't know, Impossible Project makes new film for Polaroid 600's, SX 70's, Spectra's and few more.  If their film is out of your budget, try Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy for old dead-stock film.  Impossible Project does sell cameras as well, but if you do some comparison shopping you might save yourself a Benjamin Franklin if you buy one of ours (ours are also guaranteed to work as well).   We also have a whole bunch of Polaroid Colorpack cameras available which take Fuji FP 100C and FP 3000B  both of which are still made and readily available.  At the moment we have a singular Polaroid Spectra camera, which is very similar to the 600's but with some more camera options and a larger format picture.  Check out this English bloke's video if your looking to get into Polaroid photography.

We even have the UK made Spice Girls 600 that's in this vid!

Vintage Game Hunting in Boston

Every Sunday at DiscoVision we try to have a most-excellent selection of vintage games and consoles available to our customers at competitive prices.  We are of course only open one day a week and only have so much space, so here is a list of other places that have a selection of vintage games in the Boston area.  If there is someplace that we have left off, shoot us an email and we will add it on (only legit places, the junk store in South Boston across from the Burger King with a bunch of dusty Genesis sports games doesn't count)


Located in Allston these cats run a good business focusing on buying and selling used electronics. They have a good selection of vintage games and accessories at fair prices, like us they back up their goods with a solid warranty.  Replay'd 

Sudden Impact 

Located in Winthrop (wich isn't as far as it sounds) this is the most comprehensive gaming store in the area.  The owner is friendly and makes sure everything that they sell works well.  If you need a copy of Earthbound, or a sealed boxed Nintendo stat, then this is the place to go.  The selection can't be beat, but there is a price to be paid to have it all available on the spot. Sudden Impact

Underground Dungeon

Located in Cambridge, U.D. seems to be a pawn/gaming shop.  We have been told by some of our customers that they stock vintage games and systems (as well as new ones), but not a lot of information is available on the web about them. Underground Dungeon Update: Store Closing/Closed 7.18.12

La Chic Boutique 

Located in Somerville, another pawn shop of sorts (although the web site says that they are not) that our customers have told us about.  We haven't checked out this spot yet either, but their website and some of our patrons tell us that they carry vintage games and systems.  La Chic Boutique