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slydc
08-09-2012, 04:40 AM
Hi folks,

I'm looking for some information regarding this WWG: Vega Hello Kitty

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I have brought this WWG 2 years ago on Ebay (still have the full page archived) and all i know so far is that the brand name "Vega" is from the company "Citizen" and was only sold in Japan. Here's all the infos written on the watch:

Frontplate (or bezel):

(C) 1976 Sanrio, Co LTD.

On the back of the watch:

ADEC
9548-394348
21002913
GW-4-S
JAPAN-TO
Basemetal Water Resist

And if you press on the upper-left button, you can change to game mode. The problem is i don't know
how the heck the game works! (OK, only tried one time... ;) )

The bottom-left button if for the light and the bottom-right is for displaying time/date/seconds.
Still haven't figured what the upper-right button does ?!

If anyone has any information regarding this watch, it would be so much appreciated! :)

OH! Almost forgot, the date on the frontplate doesn't mean that it came out in 1976, that is the
copyright that Sanrio accorded to Citizen to use their character. But if indeed it came out in
1976, then i would be in heaven since it would be the very first WWG ever.

GameWatchGuy
08-09-2012, 06:50 PM
Hmmm...
Never seen it.
Do you have a large clear picture?

Kinda resembles those Casio's like the McGraw from pre-85.

~John

slydc
08-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Here's a scan of the watch i've made:

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Hopefully, it won't be resized as a thumbnail.

Indeed, it does look like those pre-Casio WWG's. Think i'll have to open-up the watch to see
if there's any other information i could gather.

GameWatchGuy
08-10-2012, 01:02 AM
Here's the one I was thinking that might be similar but it's obvious they actually are really a different watch altogether.

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~John

slydc
08-10-2012, 02:26 AM
They are indeed different, especially different companies! (Vega & Adec =Citizen) ;)

Seems that in the beginning of WWG's, they all took the same design...weird! :eek: :)

slydc
08-14-2012, 12:02 AM
After i tried (again) to find any information regarding the Vega (Citizen) Hello Kitty watch, i still didn't find anything...BUT,
i did find some scan ads from a Japanese blog:

Alba 1981 ad (first watch of the left is the Gunman/Slot machine WWG):
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And here's another Alba 1981 ad for Gunman/Slot machine but different:
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And another Alba ad but from 1982 (behind the girl is the "Space Battle" WWG):
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Oh and see in the section "Sell/trade....Sexum watch" for two other scan ads i added, seems those two
fits with the subject. ;)

GameWatchGuy
08-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Cool!
I believe I have a those Alba's.
Check out this:

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~John

slydc
08-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Now this ad kicks ass!

It describe the gameplay faithfully and even translate the Kanji characters properly. Did you made this ?

The gameplay is kinda cheesy if you ask me (don't be caught sneaking out or you have to study), lol!

Ever was this web page ? : http://www.game-nostalgia.net/densi/hattori/densi_alba_main.html

Translated in English: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.game-nostalgia.net%2Fdensi%2Fhattori%2Fdensi_alba_main. html

This guy has a heck of a handheld collection! (http://www.game-nostalgia.net/index.htm)