ddr2nite
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7:19 PM - Jan 07, 2011 #11

otakuzoku wrote:Hi all,
I've just purchased two of these from Japan, a clear pink (which I assume is the red one pictured above) pad, and one which is two-tone, clear white on top and clear navy blue on the bottom. This latter one doesn't seem to be listed above - I assume it isn't the clear white one (as that one does not appear to be two-tone in the picture of the boxed unit above)?

Can anyone help me to identify it?
Otakuzoku, could you take some pictures of it to be posted online so we can see what you described?

Not to sound self-centered :-8 but as the world's most complete collector of ASCII controllers, I'd have to say that your clear pink sounds like an original and genuine ASCII controller. However the 2nd one that you described, clear white and clear navy, sounds like someone switched out the bottom of the controller. The ASCII's are either 1.) full clear - same color on both top and bottom or 2.) two-toned but the bottom is always a solid black.

So far, I've identified and own 4 of the full clear colors. I've identified 7 different two-toned colors, and I have 6 of them. Let me know if you have any other questions :mario:
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1:46 AM - Jan 10, 2011 #12

New picture up, my collection is now 10 out of 11 known colors. I just have the metallic black color to collect :blasphemybat:
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1:50 AM - Jan 10, 2011 #13

is that bat suggesting you would beat someone up for it!? :o

-Corey
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Controllers: 12/19 (9/15 Boxed/Sealed)
Systems: 1/9 (1/9 Boxed)

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Systems: 1/10 (1/10 Boxed)
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3:52 PM - Jan 10, 2011 #14

Coorsy101 wrote:is that bat suggesting you would beat someone up for it!? :o
Depends... we'll see. :phear:
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4:06 PM - Jan 10, 2011 #15

Coorsy101 wrote:Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up Glen! I didnt even notice how they are either blue or red on the other controllers.

And im sure if your talented with soldering you could carefully remove the wires and replace them. You would need a very sharp eye and even a steadier hand. To me, the risk outweighs the reward.

-Corey
Changing a the cord on an N64 controller is a very simple and straight forward procedure. It's just a case of soldering three wires, data, + 3.3v and -

If anyone would like this done then I would be more than happy to help. I like to think that I'm pretty nifty at soldering and have several yrs or experience.

I recently repaired my gamecube controller as it had frayed at the controller end. Opened up the controller, unsoldered the cord from the PCB board, cut off the frayed section and then resolder the cord back to the PCB. The GameCube has 5 wires though.

Keep up the good work Glen! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will collect next once your controller collection is complete.
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6:12 PM - Jan 10, 2011 #16

wrote:Changing a the cord on an N64 controller is a very simple and straight forward procedure
it certainly isnt impossible as some would suggest.. the entire PCB can be lifted out and the solder points are easy to reach. All you need is a decent solder iron, a bit of practice and a steady hand. Ive done "cord transplants" on SNES controllers. IMHO its such a waste to write off a controller just because the cord is broken.
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6:33 PM - Jan 10, 2011 #17

Thanks Alex and Mark for you comments. As an electrical engineer I've got a very experienced hand at soldering so I understand the process well and know that this can definitely be done.

However let's stay on the original subject of this topic thread, which is on ASCII controllers. The plugs (red and blue) are key parts and unique identifying aspects of the ASCII controllers, so switching them out is not something that most collectors would probably do. :-X While the thought of painting the plug to match the color is almost acceptable/understandable - for the silver, gold, mauve, and white - I still would personally prefer to have it the original way. And for the 4 clear ASCII controllers, switching them out with a clear blue, clear red, smoke might make sense. No idea what to do about the clear white - as there was never a N64 controller with a plug that matches that color. :eh:
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2:08 AM - Jan 15, 2011 #18

Here is some more info about the ASCII Pad 64 controller. The below information was taken from Nintendo Power, Issue #102 (November 1997) Page 103. I've circled in red the little bit of information that was written about it. The excerpt is from the Tokyo Game Show (September 1997) in Japan.

"ASCII also unveiled its new ASCII Pad 64 controllers in various colors and equipped with turbo on every button."

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5:05 PM - May 07, 2012 #19

Just when I thought I had discovered all of the colors of the ASCII Pad 64...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170837804332 (I bought this one today)

I had known for quite some time that the Clear/Clear Red one existed (link below) because I've seen several auctions for it across eBay, Yahoo! Japan, and a couple other Japan auction places. It only makes sense that the Clear/Clear Blue one is also out there somewhere.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280820034438
otakuzoku wrote:Hi all,
I've just purchased two of these from Japan, a clear pink (which I assume is the red one pictured above) pad, and one which is two-tone, clear white on top and clear navy blue on the bottom. This latter one doesn't seem to be listed above - I assume it isn't the clear white one (as that one does not appear to be two-tone in the picture of the boxed unit above)?

Can anyone help me to identify it?
This previous post also verifies it... I was ignorant to it when he made the post, didn't think it was real - but it seems like that was actually the first time that anyone's seen one. The Clear/Clear Blue and Clear/Clear Red are definitely added to the list of ones that ASCII released.

This brings the total count of ASCII Pad 64 variations up to 13. 12 of which I have in my collection.
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5:47 PM - May 07, 2012 #20

ddr2nite wrote:"trust me, we all started with just one or two games and then things kinda got out of hand" - MK II
LOL... im really honoured to have made you sig!
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