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Synnett

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I'm just listing what I know so far on those controllers. If you can add some info I'll add it up to the main post!

First hardware prototype:
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This went on sale on eBay last year and I kept the pictures. It sold for about $1.5k and I have no idea who bought it :(

Prototype Ver. A:
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The "menu" button is located on the D-pad slot, which is odd. They all have RJ11 plugs from as far as I know. Grey and Indigo variants. I've only seen 3/4 speeds too.

Prototype Ver. B "NR DISC":
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This one is mine! There's a few of those around and they both come with the original GC plug or the RJ11 plug. Probably made for specific hardwares. I think there's a logo under the sticker but there's no way to be sure unless I remove my sticker...

Prototype Ver. B "DS4 3/4 Speed":
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Stealing the pic from @Xe (sorry :v). Pretty rare DS4 model, starting to get the shape done. RJ11 plug. I heard there's a DS4 1/2 Speed too but I've got no pictures.

Prototype Ver. B "DS5 3/4 Speed":
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Probably the most common variant. RJ11 plug here.

Prototype Ver. B "DS5 Full Speed":
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Those come with the standard GC plug and have a golden logo on it. It's a shame most people don't post pictures of the back side because the serial number is back there.

Wavebird Prototype:

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Now with the final shape, getting the wireless hardware to work. This is a full custom board that goes through the top of the shell. I found this picture on a Flickr account about 8 years ago, but it went offline. recently came back, go visit if you're curious: https://www.flickr.com/photos/icarusnick/albums/72157629155587626

Display models:
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I don't think there's any hardware in there, just for display pretty much? Those were displayed at Space World 2000. I've never seen any of those in the wild so I assume they were destroyed after the expo. 5 colors were shown.


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Display model of the Wavebird for the same expo, and something unknown? Maybe a magazine of some sort.

I want them all.
 
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Has either of the 2 wavebird protos in the last 2 pics ever surfaced or been found?
 

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Love the pics, thanks for collecting them all!
 

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As a Gamecube controllers collector, I absolutely love them. Thanks for this
 
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