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Atari I/O Secret Santa 2017!

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#1 Justin


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:47 PM





I'm thrilled to announce Atari I/O Secret Santa 2017!




$30 Maximum spend on gifts, $20 min spend


Please wrap your presents if you can! Let's make this fun!


Gift items must pertain to classic video games or retro culture


Package must arrive no later than Saturday, December 23, 2017









Happy Holidays! It's time for our 3rd Annual Atari I/O Secret Santa! If you'd like to be part of Secret Santa this year, please post a message below saying that you'd like to participate. If you can, include a link to your Want List in your post, or a list of game systems you collect for. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Names will be assigned impartially by our Moderating team, and we will send you a PM with your Secret Santa information no later than Friday, November 17, 2017.


We love classic video games and retro life, and as such gift items can be used or refurbished so long as they meet the criteria of costing you around $30. 


It's really important to us to create magical and special holiday memories for our friends here in the Forums. We're like a small town here, a warm community of friends with similar interests. For some of us who may have to sacrifice to make a special Christmas for our families, this may end up being the only presents we get to open. If you'd like to participate in Secret Santa this year but may not have the means, please send me a PM and we will try to find a way to help.


Your Secret Santa package can be made up of more than one gift, so long as their total value is around $30 and so long as you've put together a gift package that you feel would be magical and special. (Please don't send a box of "junk")


The presents you send should be gift wrapped. We really want this to feel like something special! However, it would be okay to send an item without gift wrapping if you were ordering from an Atari vendor, Amazon or eBay and wanted to have it shipped directly to your person's house as opposed to paying twice for shipping. We encourage you to gift wrap your presents when possible.


If you're unable to participate in Secret Santa this year, please think about donating to a deserving charity of your choice. One charity to consider is the Oregon Food Bank, which RickR brought to our attention last year. You can visit them online at www.oregonfoodbank.org




:pow: If you would like to participate, you must sign up by Wednesday, November 15, 2017 :pow: 





Happy Holidays to All!  







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#2 TrekMD


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Cool.  I can't believe we are talking about secret Santa already!  Where has this year gone?!  

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#3 btbfilms76


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

Awesome! Christmas is almost here, wow Looking forward to getting out the aluminum tree and placing the Atari cart under it.
Also we're shooting a special Christmas episode on thanksgiving... wonder what it will be
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#4 Willie!


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

Cool!   Im in :)


Ze ole' wish list


Atari 2600:

- Up N Down CIB

- Zaxxon CIB

- Wizard of Wor CIB

- Amidar CIB

- Bump N Jump CIB

- Burgertime CIB

- Canyon Bomber CIB

- Canival CIB

- Dodge Em CIB

- Donkey Kong Jr CIB

- Front Line CIB

- Gyruss CIB

- Joust CIB

- Kangaroo CIB

- Mario Bros CIB

- Millipede CIB

- Moon Patrol CIB

- Mousetrap CIB

- Mr Do CIB

- Night Driver CIB

- Omega Race CIB

- Pengo CIB

- Popeye CIB

- Qbert CIB

- Spy Hunter CIB

- Star Trek CIB

- Star Wars Arcade CIB

- StarGate CIB

- Super Cobra CIB

- Tapper CIB

Edited by Willie!, 04 November 2017 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:20 AM

I’m in! Here is my wishlist:

Atari 2600

Cosmic Commuter
Montezuma's Revenge
Mr. Do
Robot Attack
Sub Scan
Private Eye
Double Dragon
River Raid II
Juno First
Toyshop Trouble
Star Wars The Arcade Game
Star Castle Arcade

Atari 7800
Donkey Kong
Seagull 78 Controller Adapter

Atari 5200
The Dreadnaught Factor

Armor Battle CIB w overlays
Tron Solar Sailer CIB w overlays
Truckin w/ overlays

Star Wars the Arcade Game
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#6 nosweargamer


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:46 AM

I'm in!

Here's some stuff I've been looking for, but more ideas can be found at my Wish List




Quest For Quintana Roo

Star Wars: The Arcade Game


Tanks But No Tanks



Hover Force

Pole Position

Truckin' Box ,Map, Instructions (already have the game)



GI Joe 2: Atlantis Factor


Master System






Plug n Play Systems

Konamis Arcade Advance by Majesco


Pac Man Retro Arcade Version by Jakks Pacific (see pic below)



Ms. Pac-Man

Ninja Gaiden III

Pac Land



Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Zelda: Link Between Worlds

Edited by nosweargamer, 21 November 2017 - 06:17 PM.

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#7 Atari Creep

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

Hey guys!!!! I have thought about this long and hard and as a result of current circumstances I will not be participating in this years Secret Santa. Sadly my physical health has worsen and the doctor put me on new restrictions that conflicted with my current job and have not worked in over 2 months. I was hoping to find work that worked around my restrictions by now but that has been a fail.  


As a result I am unable to provide any Christmas for my lady nor her kids this year (she will front me gifts for the kids) and I wouldn't feel right participating in something like this if I couldn't do for them first. Also, I have debts with members here that I am trying to get corrected and that takes next priority after my family. 


I had SO much fun with last years SS and was looking forward to it all year but life happens!!!! I will make it up to ya (who ever I get) next year!!!!


Have fun guys and have a fun, safe and HAPPY Holiday season!!!!!!!    

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#8 StormSurge


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:36 PM



I'll post my wishlist later. Hmmm.


@Atari Creep: Sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon & if there's anything we can do, just say the word.

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#9 RickR


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

Count me "in", but consider me to be the first cut if we end up with an odd number of participants. I'll just do the food bank donation if that ends up being the case.

Wish list posted later. Thanks!
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#10 btbfilms76


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

Would a set of the CX-30 paddles

7800 carts - not in box I collect to play not fill up my shelf
Desert Falcon
Impossible Mission
Winter Games

2600 carts for an upcoming SPOOKY episode
Frankenstein’s Monster
Ghost Manor
Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes
Haunted House
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#11 Justin


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:26 PM

All Secret Santa 2017 Info has been sent out! If you have any questions please feel free to PM me. I can always relay a message to your Secret Santa if you have a question for them or would like some clarity on something.


Also, please be sure your Wish Lists are up to date  ^_^

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:59 PM

Please add me to the list!
Sega cd
Sonic cd
Mortal kombat

Atari lynx
Ninja gaiden

Sega genesis
Any streets of rage game, with box if possible


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