Thursday, December 02, 2010

It has arrived!

What is "it," you ask? Why, it's the red Twin Famicom I bought myself for my birthday!

Here it is, in all its cherry-red glory.

Donkey Kong + Red Twin Famicom

Although it's not as pristine as I was hoping it would be (there are a few dings and scratches here and there), it seems to be in good working order--and that's all that really matters, isn't it?

I'll take a few more Glamour Shots-esque photos of it after my latest game purchases arrive.

See also: 'I've been called a lot of things ...'


Sean said...


It looks great, Donkey Kong is a good game to photograph it with.

At last you can play these games in true style!

I still have yet to find an AC cable for my Twin, seeing yours hooked up and ready to go provides me with fresh impetus to go out and get one:)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, Sean! I was going to wait until my copy of Super Mario Bros. arrived, but I just couldn't do it (wait).

So, I'll probably take a similar photo once SMB arrives :)

And, yes, now I can play my Famicom games in style. Yay! I think I'm going to have to make a little "Famicom den" somewhere in our house -- maybe our rarely used guest bedroom/office?

I can't believe you don't have an AC cable for your Twin. Of course, you have about 50 Famicoms, so I guess it isn't hurting you much :) (I kid!)

Nuts) said...

Omg Whats the tv do u use? its beautiful

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hmmmm, let me go look... The brand is "TruTech," Nuts. I'm not sure that's going to help you, though -- I've never heard of it before now! We bought it at Target 3-4 years ago. I think it was pretty cheap at the time, esp. since it included a DVD player.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Wow. I it.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, Justin :) If I were Oprah (or the gay-blogging equivalent), I'd buy one for everyone. "You get a Twin Famicom! You get a Twin Famicom! EVERYBODY GETS A TWIN FAMICOM!!!"

Anonymous said...

nice pick up! the red twin famicom is by far the sexiest of all twin famicoms.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, VGAR! It's definitely a great looking system. Can't wait to play it this weekend :)

Sean said...


Sorry, this is a bit off topic, but I have to ask about the picture of the guy sitting on the bench with a joystick in hand that is on the banner of your blog. Did you draw that?

The reason I ask is that I was in a game shop here in Fukuoka today (Omocha Souko where I got my Twin Famicoms - hey, I guess it kind of does relate to this post) and I saw the exact same picture on a sign.

I thought "Hey, what is Bryan doing here? that is bizarre." Kind of a strange coincidence, but I wasn't sure. I took a picture, I'll put it up on my blog sometime.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Sean!

Oh, no, I definitely didn't draw the image of the guy in my banner. The short story is that the guy is Takakazu Abe, the meme-inspiring star of Junichi Yamakawa's bara manga, Kuso Miso Technique. If you want to know more about this NSFW manga, go here --

You're probably wondering why I decided to include him in my banner (which was made by my sister-in-law). Well, I just find the whole story surrounding the manga (and its subsequent fame) hilarious. Plus, I liked that my sister-in-law could change it up a bit by adding a controller to Abe's hand. (In the original image, he's pulling down his shirt's zipper).

Sean said...

Ah, interesting! So it was Takakazu Abe I saw at the shop!:) Its a nice image, looks good at the top of the page!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yep, it was Takakazu Abe. Not sure if you looked at the Wiki link, but the manga was/is definitely a bit, er, "adult" -- if not downright gross. Of course, that's why he's become a bit of an Internet meme -- and why you found a t-shirt bearing his image.