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Atari I/O Retro Junk Box 8: The Fellowship of the Junk Box


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

Retro Junk Box 8 will be starting soon!

Sign up today if you are interested and meet the requirements below.

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Here's how the Retro Junk Box works

What It Is: Someone fills a large USPS Priority Mail Flate Rate Box full of retro-related items and sends it to another member. They take out what they want, fill it back up and send it to the next person. It keeps going until it returns to the original sender.

History: The first Retro Junk Box started as a collaboration between The Retro League and Cartoon Retrocast podcasts. It has also been done by The Retroist and The Retro Junkies Network.

Who Can Participate: This is open to members in good standing who have reached Orange Status* (or successful traders with at least 50 posts here), have been a registered Atari I/O member for at least 90 days, live in the US and have been active in the forums or chats during the last month. (See your Avatar to see the fruits you have earned).
* Orange Status is mysteriously rewarded between 100 & 150 posts. 

What is Required: Participants must send the box out within 3 days of getting it, pay for the postage to send it out ($18.85) and must post a photo or video of what they took out. (leave the rest as a mystery!)

Items Taken Out MUST Be Replaced With Items Of Equal Or Greater Value: The Retro Junk Box celebrates the generous and friendly spirit of the forums! Those who participate will be expected to contribute to the spirit of the Retro Junk Box, and must replenish the box with items of an equal or greater value than what they chose to take out.

Those who abuse the generosity of other participants will be denied the opportunity of participating again. Egregious violations will result in the offending member losing prize and event participation privileges, or worse, being removed from the site.

Other Notes: Since it is free to do so with Priority Mail, I would insure the box for $50 to help pay to fill another one in the unlikely event that the USPS ever lost it. Please keep the box mostly (at least 51%) gaming related. Newer items are ok if they are retro related in some way. Please try to be fair in what you replace value wise and please no duplicate games on the same system. Please avoid putting in broken items/games if possible. Please use packing material to fill in nooks and crannies to prevent items from getting broken. (Plastic bags work good for this)

Feel free to reuse and decorate the box!

If you meet the requirements and agree to the terms, please let me know by responding to the thread along with what state you are located in so we can begin to order the list. DO NOT POST YOUR FULL ADDRESS HERE  :)

Also, if you need to be on a certain spot on the list, because you won't be available later, let us know (for instance, if you are going on a trip or work assignment). 


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#2 MalakZero

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:03 AM

So is this box going to be Junk One, maybe Shadows of the Junk? Are we running out of Star Wars films? Lol

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#3 Atari Creep

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:31 PM

Creep in MA is in. 


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#4 nosweargamer

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:04 PM

So is this box going to be Junk One, maybe Shadows of the Junk? Are we running out of Star Wars films? Lol

 

Well, I didn't want to copy Ep 8 (The Last Jedi), since I don't want this to be The Last Junk Box!

 

I finally settled on a LOTR inspired name ;)


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#5 correagonzalez

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:20 PM

Please add me to the list, the middle of the final list of participants should be fine, thanks.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

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#7 nosweargamer

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

The Junk Box is coming together.

 

Here's a peek at the inside decorations:

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#8 nosweargamer

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:11 PM

Here is some info on the upcoming box:

  • It is starting out with over 40 items
  • Almost half the items are games including including complete games, a boxed game and games with manuals
  • There are games for 7 different systems, plus items representing other systems as well
  • There are 2 retro themed movies, not to mention toys from other movies and shows
  • One item represents a retro property that has lasted since the 30's!

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#9 Atari Creep

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

I know it's early for this question, do you have a shipping date to ship the junk box, I'm assuming by mid march
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

I know it's early for this question, do you have a shipping date to ship the junk box, I'm assuming by mid march

My hope is to ship it out early next week!

 

Here's the order so far. I tried to mix it up from last time, but I did put Creep first since I have more games for his collection! :D

 

Atari Creep MA
Atari Brian NY
Jmjustin6 GA
Rowsdower TX
Correagonzalez NY
RickR OR
Ballblazer MD
Malakzero CA
NSG TN
 
*awaiting final confirmation

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

Final confirmation for RickR.  Thanks.  How could I say no?

We really need a mod to get involved ;) 


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#13 nosweargamer

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:53 PM

Final confirmation for RickR.  Thanks.  How could I say no?

We really need a mod to get involved ;)

 

List updated!

And yes, more can sign up...even MODS!!!!! ;)


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:17 PM

List updated!

And yes, more can sign up...even MODS!!!!! ;)

They've only missed the last 7, I'm sure one of them will participate.   B)


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

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I'm in, but please slot me in more toward the end of the list!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:26 PM

 

I'm in, but please slot me in more toward the end of the list!

 

Done!


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:52 PM

 

My hope is to ship it out early next week!

 

Here's the order so far. I tried to mix it up from last time, but I did put Creep first since I have more games for his collection! :D

 

Atari Creep MA
Atari Brian NY
Jmjustin6 GA
Rowsdower TX
Correagonzalez NY
RickR OR
Ballblazer MD
Malakzero CA
NSG TN
 
*awaiting final confirmation

 

OH you don't have to do that bud. Really. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate it more than you know but I am starting to feel bad that I receive all this love!!!! However my BDay is in early March, guess I can just call it a gift for that.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:17 PM

RJB8 is making it's final preparations before lift off....

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#19 nosweargamer

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

We have lift off! The box is now headed to Creepville, USA.

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OH you don't have to do that bud. Really. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate it more than you know but I am starting to feel bad that I receive all this love!!!! However my BDay is in early March, guess I can just call it a gift for that.

 

Happy Early Birthday!

I'm honored to help build your Atari collection. I tried to only put in Atari games I didn't think you had (Plus one of my personal favorite games growing up). I also put in a bunch of non Atari games, but I have no idea if you need them or not. Please, feel free to take all you want!!!! 

 

I will pm you the tracking info later.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:45 PM

We have lift off! The box is now headed to Creepville, USA.

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Happy Early Birthday!

I'm honored to help build your Atari collection. I tried to only put in Atari games I didn't think you had (Plus one of my personal favorite games growing up). I also put in a bunch of non Atari games, but I have no idea if you need them or not. Please, feel free to take all you want!!!! 

 

I will pm you the tracking info later.

I'll be here waiting!!!!!!!

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