Classic Plastic - We Talk Fun.

Classic Plastic is a (usually) twice monthly video program that strives, in around ten minutes, to talk about video gaming from the perspective of how it once was.  You know, back when video games were all about one thing above all else - fun!  Vintage, classic, modern, current - it doesn't matter the era, games are about entertainment.

Join David and Ian from classicplastic.net for topics on games new, old and older still.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Something you want covered? Let us know! We enjoy nothing more than to read viewer comments and e-mails.  Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.


 
 
 
Season 03
Episodes Listed In Reverse Order By Date
Episode 03x03 Released 02/07/2015
2014 is long gone, with only a single episode to show for it.  Additionally ClassicPlastic.net has been in a state of disarray for over half a year.  David addresses what has been going on, what is coming up, and what you can expect in 2015 at ClassicPlastic.net.

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Episode 03x02 Released 09/26/2014
AtGames announced a Colecovision Flashback console a few months ago to widespread interest.  On 9/22/14 it was finally available for purchase but is it worth all the hype and more importantly, your hard-earned money?

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Episode 03x01 Released 04/28/2013
The current hardware generation is about to hit full steam but Nintendo got out of the blocks pretty slow.  David shares his theories and predictions concerning the path that Nintendo may be headed down in the long term.

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Season 02 Episodes Listed In Reverse Order By Date
Episode 02x15 Released 12/10/2012
"Poison Plastic: NES" comes to its inevitable conclusion in this final episode.  Thank you for joining us on this experimental series.  Perhaps it will return at a later date, refreshed with higher production values and a more awake cast.

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Episode 02x14 Released 12/06/2012
"Poison Plastic: NES" begins to wind down as the remaining games continue to thin out.  Among the titles this time are the sequel to David's all time favorite NES game as well as "Another Great Game From Bandai."

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Episode 02x13 Released 12/04/2012
"Poison Plastic: NES" rolls on as the last batch of games are added to the bag to replace those already drawn.  This episode features a tour de force of some of David's favorite lesser known NES titles, not to mention a couple decent games from LJN.

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Episode 02x12 Released 11/30/2012
"Poison Plastic: NES" continues as more games are added to the bag to replace those already drawn.  Some true classics come up in this one, including Ian and David discussing one of the most brutal adventure games of all time - if you go alone.

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Episode 02x11 Released 11/27/2012
A new multi-part series premiers: Poison Plastic.  Draw a cartridge, talk about the game, pass the bag, draw another.  The objective?  To avoid the "Poison Plastic," games so bad they're hazardous to your health.

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Episode 02x10 Released 09/16/2012
Warring: rant time!  With the announced release of the Wii U, David talks about what he's overheard in the retail channel.  More importantly he gives his opinion on the Mario franchise bouncing back and forth between innovation and replication, especially within the last couple years.

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Episode 02x09 Released 07/24/2012
Since it's the middle of the summer David talks a little about a local flea market and the acquisitions of the day.  Additionally some cool ceramic pieces painted by his girlfriend are on display.

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Episode 02x08 Released 07/14/2012
Club Nintendo gives North American gamers the shaft when it comes to end of the year perks.  We have grounds to be upset since we earned these special rewards.

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Episode 02x07 Released 06/15/2012
More often than not the older video game hardware you purchase will need some basic cleaning before being welcomed into your gaming setup.

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Episode 02x06 Released 06/04/2012
After a long hiatus David catches up with some thoughts on an easy modification that makes classic game consoles easier to use.

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Episode 02x05 Released 03/17/2012
In a follow up to the previous episode, David takes a look at a pair of gambling games developed by HAL for the NES and Super Nintendo respectively.

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Episode 02x04 Released 03/03/2012
Casino Kid on the NES has been a strange fascination of David's for many years.  However the Famicom game it was reworked from is much more interesting.

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Episode 02x03 Released 02/03/2012
Before the original PlayStation made gaming mainstream again it had some very unique accessories.  The PlayStation Analog Joystick is one such accessory.

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Episode 02x02 Released 01/21/2012
You know there are a lot of great, professional, online classic gaming programs.  David talks about some of his favorites including a few that may have slipped under the radar.

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Episode 02x01 Released 01/06/2012
David plays catch-up, touching on what's been happening over the past few months as well as what to expect in the future.  Additionally some talk about the recent downsizing of his personal gaming collection and archive.

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Season 01
Episodes Listed In Reverse Order By Date
Episode 01x09 Released 10/29/2011
In what was originally supposed to be a much bigger episode, David touches on some Halloween appropriate NES games that you may have been told to avoid.  Don't buy the hype, these games are definitely worth a play!

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Episode 01x08 Released 10/13/2011
Densha de Go! is an awesome series of train operation simulators that drops you right into the cab of a locomotive.  David shows the two most popular controllers for the PlayStation era of this interesting series.

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Episode 01x07 Released 09/16/2011
Have you ever encountered another gamer so negatively biased toward a genre, game series or manufacturer that you wonder how they have fun playing games in the first place?  David has.

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Episode 01x06 Released 09/03/2011
With the latest batch of Wii "Nintendo Selects" games appearing at retail, David recalls when value re-releases became a key factor in selling hardware.

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Episode 01x05 Released 08/14/2011
With the lighting issues better under control, David takes a quick look at RoboWarrior - an all but forgotten NES game.  Additionally he touches on local flea markets and resuming the regular shooting schedule at the end of the month.

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Episode 01x04 Released 07/15/2011
David quickly recaps California Extreme 15 and talks about moving game collections.  Also a little about his most recent personal experience with the housing market and down sizing his collection.

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Episode 01x03 Released 07/05/2011
Ian and David celebrate the Fourth of July by exercising their freedom from impossibly difficult video games.

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Episode 01x02 Released 06/18/2011
One day at GameStop... David talks about a recent trip to everyone's "favorite" game retailer in search of the waning days of PS2 and GameCube games in the retail market.

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Episode 01x01 Released 06/06/2011
Ian and David discuss some of their favorite NES games and promote the California Extreme arcade and pinball show.

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Multiple episodes are usually shot at the same time and then released twice monthly.  This ensures that we can meet our release schedule but also means that community comments may take a couple episodes before they are addressed.  If you would like to contact a specific staff member, their e-mail address will be provided in each video.  Additionally simply leaving a comment in the comments section of whichever video service you are watching Classic Plastic on is a great way to get in touch with us.  We will make every attempt to respond to any and all e-mails and comments.  Feel free to drop us a line!


Current Staff and Contact Information

David / "InsaneDavid" started gaming on the Atari 2600 in the early 1980's and hasn't looked back since.  As someone who truly loves the video game industry David has been actively collecting and repairing games and game hardware for over 15 years.  His favorite game is Illusion of Gaia (SNES) and favorite platforms are split between the NES, TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine, Tomy Tutor and PlayStation.  In addition to running classicplastic.net and serving as host of Classic Plastic, David is also a contributing writer to Retrogaming Times Monthly.

Ian / "Ianmoneys" began with the NES before moving to the Sega Genesis and beyond.  In 2001 David requested Ian's assistance in a series of online feedback chat sessions hosted by classicplastic.net, beginning his involvement with the site.  Ian is known as a game beating machine, taking down Super Mario Galaxy 100% in less than six days and going on occasional marathon stints completing classic video games at a breakneck pace.  Ian provides additional commentary for Classic Plastic and a general gamer's perspective on industry topics.


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