On February 13th 2016, Mike Kennedy took his Coleco Chameleon Prototype to the premier event in the toy industry calendar, the New York Toy Fair.
Present were some fo the biggest toy companies in the world, looking for the next big thing, did Mike have it?
Mike’s light hearted side would often come out during podcast recording sessions, and nothing displayed that more than his penchant for coming out with funny lines without thinking first.
Mike had set his sights on cornering the retro market and taking on the might of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony in the video game market, but would he succeed?.
Mike Kennedy started out on his retro empire journey as a happy go lucky gamer.
Soon it all began to change though.
Mike bought the original molds that were used for the Atari Jaguar to house his own game console.
To buy them he personally loaned $6,000 to GameGavel, but they didn’t stay in the company for long.
As Mike continued along the promotion trail and announced feature after feature, game after game and developer after developer, some questioned the lack of any details on the hardware specs for the console.
Mike Kennedy started a few auction sites to take on the mighty eBay and he tried several different names and rebrands. His sites were mainly aimed at the video game market but there were others too.