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#1 dauber

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:32 PM

My wife and I live in a three-bedroom apartment. We have our master bedroom, a guest bedroom, and the third bedroom is kind of a combination office/recording studio/place to store extra crap/etc. We call it "The Lounge." That's where I keep my Atari stuff. I was running out of space when I started upgrading my loosies to CIB, and my wife suggested putting some shelving up on the walls. That works for now. :)  Overflow (that is, my 7800 stuff) is in a CD tower.

 

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#2 Justin

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:36 PM

That's a great collection dauber!  :100:


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

I LOVE IT!! Boxed KLAX and all those Pac Man Plus games make that collection the tops :)
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#4 jmjustin6

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:30 AM

Bonus for the wife helping the collection!!
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#5 dauber

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:34 AM

She did protest that the older Atari games aren't arranged like a rainbow. Thing is, my scheme is mainly alphabetical by category and publisher: Atari first...gatefolds in part number order, then Atari "color" games in alphabetical, then Atari silver label, etc. My shelves were overflowing so literally seconds before I snapped the picture I stacked the middle row instead of standing the games up just to see if it'd work. I kinda like it. :)


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#6 dauber

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:29 AM

I LOVE IT!! Boxed KLAX and all those Pac Man Plus games make that collection the tops :)


Just FTR...my Klax is 100% fake. The cart is a repro of the prototype (if I recall correctly, got it from AtariAge when they were selling them) and the box was done by Marc Oberhäuser. :)
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#7 dauber

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:27 PM

Just added to the lounge. B)

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#8 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

Good stuff, dauber

 

Love seeing those colorful old-gen boxes stacked together.

Brings back that first sense of discovery of what the upcoming gaming console arrivals would have to offer.

It was kinda like having a UFO drop in the middle of town and its occupants pop out and tell us "Of course you can fly anywhere, use this".

 

Having the primal colors splayed out in the initial TV and EG ads - then later in our living rooms - felt natural.

As if by learning a new way to have fun interacting with our TVS we were dropping our pens and learning to write again using a rainbow of Crayolas, with the same toddler glee.

 

That's why the initial 2600 simple color scheme and artwork design felt so right (so right INTV cribbed it in its attempted Toyland occupation).

 

Aaaand that's what I would be telling you after you told me I'd been standing there in your lounge for a good thirty minutes, gazing dreamily at the shelved goodness.

Although I sense we'd both agree and keep gazing in sync.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:32 PM

The first row alone makes one almost believe displaying the games is cooler than playing them.

 


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#10 dauber

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:55 AM

Believe me, I play the games. That's what they're meant for. I play the games I collect, I listen to the records I collect...thing is, I've been very particular ever since in the '80s I saw that my cousins' Intellivision collection was CIB and very neatly arranged in a small bookcase. Sure easier than flipping through a bunch of shoeboxes. :D


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