I'm from Dunedin, recently started collecting classic consoles (though not as old as some of you, my oldest thing is a Fountain Force II) I prefer 8/16bit to Atari 2600 etc and used to be a bit of an arcade freak -- I've got a partially completed homemade MAME bartop machine kicking around, just needs a new PC put inside it.
My current goal is every Sega console, hopefully in box... So far I've got Master System I(boxed), II(unboxed), Mega Drive I (unboxed), II (boxed), Mega CD (boxed), PAL and NTSC Saturns (both boxed), Dreamcast x2 (1 boxed with boxed controller and VMU) and a Game Gear w/ Sonic 1&2 (boxed). That's on my Sega side, cbf listing the rest but there's a fair few Nintendo consoles, all the current gen ones, and some other little gems I've picked up. Once Sega is done I'll be trying to get every Nintendo console, but I won't be strict on boxes for that one, though I'll of course try to get as many as I can.
I've just recently become interested in modding consoles (just AV mods/regionless mods mostly, I'm still fairly shit) and also in the older generation of home consoles, pre-NES/SC-1000 and before the "home PC" era. I'd also love to collect any of those old Commodore 64s, Amigas, etc that I find but I really don't see many around here. They were before my time (started gaming in 1992 when my best friend, who I lived with (long story), got given a Genesis from the USA for Xmas that year. I was nearly 3 years old and I loved Sega consoles ever since.
Anyway, I'm rambling. Nice to meet you all, I'm sure.