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Sega Master System Official Club Magazine by Tony Takoushi
Post Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:23 pm
... sorry. Can't post a link as apparently I still count as a recent member...

If you google "Sega Master System Official Club Magazine by Tony Takoushi", you will find an old ebay auction selling four issues of said magazine.

Has anyone heard of this magazine? I couldn't find any information about it.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:53 pm
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sega-Master-System-Official-Club-Magazine-by-Tony-Takou...

I guess it's the precursor to S? Can someone grab the images for preservation purposes?
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Attached. Nice find.

Wish I knew about this, I would have bid on them! (I barely search on eBay anymore because it's too overwhelming, but I'd get anything useful if pointed to). I wonder who got it.. for such a high price it must be someone fairly obsessed with the SMS too :)

Marsil: yes the forum is configured to enable links after 3 posts, we had to do that because we had too many spam bots :(

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:28 pm
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Attached. Nice find.

Wish I knew about this, I would have bid on them! (I barely search on eBay anymore because it's too overwhelming, but I'd get anything useful if pointed to). I wonder who got it.. for such a high price it must be someone fairly obsessed with the SMS too :)


Well, it was me. At that time I wasn't obsessed with the SMS at all, but rather a collector of video game magazines and newsletters.

If anyone is interested, I can scan the magazines. They only have a couple of pages each, so no effort.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:17 am
Scans would be great Marsil !
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:21 pm
I would love to see scans of these please Marsil
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Issue 1
Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:37 am
Here's the first issue. As I said, only a couple of pages (even less that the US based Sega Newsletter).
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Issue 2
Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:35 am
Here's the second issue.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Thank you Marsil, there wasn't much information printed in this era of Sega so these are great sources. I look forward to seeing more
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Issue 3
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Sorry, you have reached your maximum Upload Quota Limit of 25 MB

Bock or Maxim, is there anything you can do about this?
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:19 pm
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Sorry, you have reached your maximum Upload Quota Limit of 25 MB

Bock or Maxim, is there anything you can do about this?


Upgraded your quota.
When we move those files to the Scans area we'll also delete your attachments here, so for now it's perfect to upload the PNG files. Thanks again!
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Issue 3
Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Thanks, Bock.

Third issue - 8 pages.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 pm
In the mail section: “Dear Sega, I love Sega games but will there be many third party games for your system?”..... ouch.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:07 am
Thanks again Marsil, do you have issue 4 as well?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:25 pm
I've been adding them to the site and OCRing as I go:

http://www.smspower.org/Scans/SegaMasterSystemOfficialClubMagazine-Magazine

The issue 3 scans seem to be worse quality than the first two, is there some difference in the way they were scanned? There's some blurring and what looks like lower quality resizing.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:18 am
A few observations...

* It's obviously very partisan. The reviews are always super positive.
* The £5 "membership fee" was a lot for what you got...
* Issue 2 was where the (much later) release of the Mega Drive started to be mentioned... it's weird to think that at the time, it was normal to have a 2-year gap between Japanese and European launches.
* Issue 3 mentions upcoming games including:
** Walter Payton Football and Reggie Jackson Baseball before they de-licenced them
** "Warrior Quest" which apparently became Spellcaster
** Mis-spelled Gollvellius and Cybourg Hunter
* Issue 3 has a preview of a prototype of Galaxy Force, and talk of Sega User Clubs getting to see prototypes, suggesting first-party prototypes were sent to the UK in 1988

Oh, and in case you didn't know who Tony Takoushi is, he was well known at the time for C&VG magazine and particularly its console section, Mean Machines; here's an interview from a few years ago about the old days: http://www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk/interview/10/tony-takoushi.php
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:52 pm
For some reason they've stretched the "G" in the Sega logo.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Sorry for the long silence. I've been on vacation on Gran Canaria for the past weeks. For some reason, the hotel WiFi blocked the captcha thus preventing me from posting here.

I'll rescan the third issue and I also have the forth issue. Hopefully I'll manage to do it on Sunday.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Marsil wrote
Sorry for the long silence. I've been on vacation on Gran Canaria for the past weeks. For some reason, the hotel WiFi blocked the captcha thus preventing me from posting here.

I'll rescan the third issue and I also have the forth issue. Hopefully I'll manage to do it on Sunday.

Thanks for uploading these, I’ve never seen the contents of issue 3 or 4 before. I actually have the t shirt from issue 1, only recently found out it was from this magazine
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:31 am
Marsil any update on the scan of issue 4 please?

Really looking forward to seeing it
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:42 pm
In one of the issues we can read:

"one chip as more than 250 pin" !!!! SO.. that as to be bad ass !!!!!

Man tose days, even the pins on the IC's chips count as a weapon for witch one is better..
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:14 am
Marsil please can you scan issue 4? I would really like to see it and it's such a rare piece
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Tony is selling off his collection :)
Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 am
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/The-Official-Sega-club-magazine-issue-1-perfect-cond...
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:36 am
Marsil wrote
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/The-Official-Sega-club-magazine-issue-1-perfect-condition/153350094475?hash=item23b460be8b:g:tYoAAOSwRbpcSFee:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true


He is being silly with the price tho..
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Issue 3 - rescanned
Post Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:20 am
Hello. Sorry for the long silence. I finally got my scanner back, rescanned issue 3 and scanned issue 4. Enjoy :)

I have some other Sega newsletters including Sega Zone (Australia, missing 1st issue), Sega Action (Australia, complete), Team Sega Challenge Newsletter (USA, complete). I can scan them as well if there is interest.
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Issue 4
Post Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 am
And here's issue 4.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 am
Thanks! I'll add them to the site in my usual slow way...
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Great to see issue 4, better late than never, thank you Marsil.

Can I ask does anyone have any idea whether issue 4 was definitely the last issue? Or is there evidence suggesting further issues may exist?
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