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#41 CrossBow

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

Hmm.. this is a tough one. But using the AA scale the following would be my rarest loose carts in my VCS collection:

 

Master Builder

Crazy Climber

Boing!

Chase the Chuckwagon

 

However, I consider both of my Parker Bros. prototypes carts to be the most rare. Especially my WIP version of Star Wars: TAG.

 

I also have a decent condition Activision Checkers....with the foam insert. I keep that in the glass case as well. It was the last Activision title I really needed for the collection (Loose of course), and to find it with the foam insert still completely in tact was even better.


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#42 RickR

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

R8!! I just got this on ebay.

 

 

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#43 Jin

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:40 AM

At the moment it's a tossup between Jr. Pac-Man and Super Football. Oh the shame!  :lol:

I liquidated my collection of 150'ish Atari 2600 games two years ago and just slowly started rebuilding with common titles this summer. At one point in my previous collection though I did own copies Frogger II: Threeedeep!!, H.E.R.O., and Montezuma's Revenge as well an original production copy of the homebrew Princess Rescue. I imagine I'll probably get all of them back someday except for Princess Rescue, since that one has just gotten too expensive to re-buy now. 


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#44 RickR

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:59 AM

At the moment it's a tossup between Jr. Pac-Man and Super Football. Oh the shame!  :lol:

I liquidated my collection of 150'ish Atari 2600 games two years ago and just slowly started rebuilding with common titles this summer. At one point in my previous collection though I did own copies Frogger II: Threeedeep!!, H.E.R.O., and Montezuma's Revenge as well an original production copy of the homebrew Princess Rescue. I imagine I'll probably get all of them back someday except for Princess Rescue, since that one has just gotten too expensive to re-buy now. 

Just curious -- what made you decide to sell your games?



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:51 AM

Just curious -- what made you decide to sell your games?

 

A combination of lack of money, seemingly flakey hardware, and poor decision making.  :lol: I was rather hard up for cash for life's basics (food, paying the utility bills, etc.) and I had been through four Vader model 2600's in a year because they kept breaking down on me. Seeing that the 150'ish games that I had collected for the 2600 combined with the value of the accessories I had added up to around $800 and feeling incredibly frustrated with not being able to keep an Atari system working for more than 2 months I decided to liquidate my entire collection. 

 

The real kicker is that about 6 months after I sold off my entire collection I found out that there was never anything wrong with the systems at all, it was actually the coaxial port on my retro gaming CRT TV that had gone bad and was causing all the issues that I thought were problems with the systems. After learning that, and missing my old collection of Atari games something fierce, I decided to slowly start rebuilding. It's been really difficult going though, since when I built up my old collection all the local game stores had tons of Atari 2600 games and sold them for anywhere from $0.50 to $2 each, so I was able to get almost all my games locally and on the cheap. Since then almost all the local stores got rid of their Atari games on eBay because there wasn't a big enough local market for them (it was always just me and one other guy who ever came in to buy Atari stuff), and the only store I can find Atari games at locally now sells them for $5 to $10 each. Because of that it's been really difficult rebuilding my collection, especially since I'm very picky about label condition and won't buy any games with ripped or torn labels. 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:16 AM

Another A2600 game I have is the European title Pick'n Pile. It is rare in the United States because it was made in the European Union. In fact, it was made in Germany. It was created by UbiSoft, the creators of Rayman and Assassin's Creed. I can barely see it on a flat-screen NTSC TV because it is a PAL game, of course. It is visible on there, but full of static from the signal. However, it is playable and in excellent condition. I got it NIB through mail order. Pretty cool addition to my collection. I have a couple of Xonox Double-Enders as well, which are Chuck Norris Superkicks/Artillery Duel and Artillery Duel/Spike's Peak. I really should be posting pictures of my video game collection, since I have at least 239 A2600 video game titles. It took me thirty-five years to get to this point in my Atari collection (from 1982 to present, at this writing). I remember my first games, which were Pac-Man and Combat (which came with the A2600 VCS my family purchased from my aunt, of course). The A2600 console was only $129.99 in 1982. Now, the same system may be worth more. I still have an A2600 Short Rainbow and an A2600 Jr. Sorry for being long-winded, but I love talking Atari stuff.

 

I will get pictures up soon of my collection, to show and tell. Thanks for letting me share. :)


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#47 RickR

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

That ain't long winded -- share some more!  I think we all love talking Atari stuff here. 

 

I've got a couple of Xonox double enders too:  Ghost Manor / Spike's Peak and Artillery Duel / Chuck Norris Super Kicks.   Kind of interesting how they have different combinations of the same games.  Plus I'm pretty sure they made single game carts too. 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

It's been really difficult going though, since when I built up my old collection all the local game stores had tons of Atari 2600 games and sold them for anywhere from $0.50 to $2 each, so I was able to get almost all my games locally and on the cheap.

 

Make sure to check out the "For Trade" forum here on Atari.io.  I've got a bunch of extra games for trade (hint, I also let them go cheap if I know you are going to keep and play them instead of reselling).  It's an easy way to build your collection back up. 



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:41 PM

That ain't long winded -- share some more!  I think we all love talking Atari stuff here. 

 

I've got a couple of Xonox double enders too:  Ghost Manor / Spike's Peak and Artillery Duel / Chuck Norris Super Kicks.   Kind of interesting how they have different combinations of the same games.  Plus I'm pretty sure they made single game carts too. 

Yes. They did. Especially for the ColecoVision. I had like three single cartridges for the Coleco from Xonox. I gave up the Coleco collection so I could concentrate on Atari accessories and games. Xonox was a Minnesota-based company. I find that interesting since I am from Minnesota. Small world. :)


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