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Is Dollar General no longer selling Flashback consoles?


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#1 Bakerman

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:50 AM

I was looking at two of my local Dollar General recently, with Christmas coming and all, to look into the latest Atari Flashback and if INTV or Colecovison or any others might have come out, but the stores near me are completely devoid of the consoles. They don't even have any of the ones with several classic arcade games in a joystick, no Genesis flashbacks or flashback portables either! The shelves are just filled with a lot of cheap, junk toys. Has anyone else seen any of these game systems at their local Dollar General? Or even at Walmart, etc.?


Edited by Bakerman, 12 December 2015 - 11:50 AM.

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#2 jmjustin6

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:22 AM

At the dollar tree none, but the 3 family dollar stores near me have the genesis, atari flashback 6, and the intv flashback
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#3 Bakerman

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

Sorry, I got the name wrong, I meant Dollar General. I'll change that in the title. Still it's good to know Family Dollar has them, I think there is one of those about 15 miles from me.


Edited by Bakerman, 12 December 2015 - 11:51 AM.

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#4 nosweargamer

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:20 PM

Here's what they still carry online and in some stores if they are not sold out.

The Atari and Sega ones were one sale for Thanksgiving this year.

I don't think the Colecovision or INTV ones are being produced anymore so any store that still has them would be from last years stock.

I think amazon and TRU still has them.


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#5 nosweargamer

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:20 PM

Sorry, link:

http://www.dollargen...deoGames_110115


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#6 leolinden

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:03 PM

I've seen them in various stores recently, like Walgreens and CVS. 


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

Our local Family Dollar had a few INTV ones left on clearance, but they finally sold.   I haven't been to Dollar General in a while, but they're usually the one you want to go with because sometimes they get an extra game on their version.  (INTV for example)

I've also heard SAM's club has them really cheap, I got my Colecovision FB at SAM's for 20 bucks I think.


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#8 Arenafoot

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:11 PM

At the dollar tree none, but

That would be awesome if "Dollar Tree" sold them! (everything is $1 at "Tree")  :spot:


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#9 Bakerman

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for the Link Nosweargamer. I did see that pac-man plug and play at Dollar General before Thanksgiving, just one, and I debated picking it up, as there are several games on it I really like, especially a real arcade version of Xevious, But I hesitated because that blocky pac-man style controller just looks like it would be absolutely aweful to hold onto for more than 2 minutes while trying to play the game. It was gone when I went back a week later anyway, and everything is gone now except for the Star Wars game. I'm not interested in it because it looks like just one game on it.

 

I think I'm going to get the Flashback 6. I like the wireless controllers and it would be worth it just for Solaris alone!


Edited by Bakerman, 12 December 2015 - 02:27 PM.

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#10 AlamoAtari

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:30 PM

I was in a Walgreen and they have the handheld genesis that takes sim cards




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