I immediately suspect that someone was either very careful with their system, or packed it away for years. The quality of this controller face is still excellent, with minor wear.
January 17, 2012
Cleaning a Sega Genesis Controller and Deck
Restoring a Sega Genesis *coughcleaningonecough* can be a very easy process that won't take you more than 20 minutes maximum. My Genesis was purchased a while back, and I never got around to restoring it. It needed very little: a stuck C button on the pad, a cleaning, and a cord replacement. I will walk you through opening both of them (the pad and the console)