I think I may have an oddity here. I picked this up at a local second hand shop for $4, and after some research I realized I may have a rarity here. If not a rarity, then certainly an oddity.
The Gameboy Printer was released in 1998 at the same time as the Gameboy Camera and can be used to print pictures taken with the camera device. The printer uses thermal printing and prints onto custom made spools of 3.8 cm thermal paper with an adhesive backing. During my research I found out that it takes 6 AA batteries to run this thing, but here is where mine is different.
That AC adapter is hard wired to the machine through a hole drilled in the recesses where the batteries are supposed to fit. The model and voltage of the adapter are the same as the Super Nintendo adapter.
Because of the protrusion of the adapters cord from the bottom of the printer it cannot sit flat like it’s supposed to. This makes me think that there was some sort of display stand that it originally was housed in. That and the fact that the on/off switch cannot be turned to “off” (almost as if it’s molded as one piece of unmovable plastic) leads me to believe that this was definitely a display model.
If anyone has any further info, please share it in the comments section.