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Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?


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#41 Atarileaf

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:44 PM

I do have a boxed junior. I don't know if these are Canadian versions. I usually see the reddish/brown box but this one is grey with a $64.99 Kmart price tag. I should say I didn't actually buy a boxed junior. I bought some atari 8-bit carts years ago from a local collector and he was nice enough to show up with all those carts in this little junior box.

 

 

 

 

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#42 BlackCatz40

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:28 PM

You know, this is great that you brought it up. I have NEVER seen this box variation before. It must be Canadian, but I see the "Short Rainbow" model on the box, so I could be wrong. Great find, Atarileaf. That box seems a rarity, as it is the first time that I have ever seen it. Thanks. :)

 

By the way, you would think that the box variations would be the same for the United States and Canada, because both nations use NTSC as their signal standard, and are in the North American market. I could be 180º off on that, but maybe this is a Canadian box variation.

 

Another question: your silver box variation, is it also in French and in English as well?


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:38 PM

More pics. International version perhaps?

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

You know, judging by the fact that there is what looks like Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, and Portuguese, along with English, it looks like an International version. I know for a fact that you would never see all these languages on an American box. French and Spanish, maybe. But, not the other languages. I think that you are right, as all evidence points to the possibility of it being an International. It must have been made for all throughout Europe, South America, and possibly Canada, as Canadians can utilize both French and English as their official languages. Well, depending on where you are at in Canada, anyway. It is actually in great shape, considering. Thanks for showing us. :)

 

CORRECTION: Not Portuguese. It was French. Sorry.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:37 AM

I've seen this box variation in the United States on a number of occasions. It came before the reddish/brown box. I think of this as being similar to their being two versions of the Atari 7800 box as well: the first was initially designed at Atari under Warner, the second was the Tramiel refresh. The Silver 2600 Jr. boxes tend to have the short rainbow design. Again a design holdover from before Tramiel took control. The reddish/brown usually contained the full width rainbow and had been fully updated under Tramiel's Atari by then to match their new 2600 box design. There are international versions of the 2600 Jr. box, but just like with some 1986+ 2600 games I've seen them come in silver boxes with international text sold in the US.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:01 AM

You know, judging by the fact that there is what looks like Italian, Spanish, Dutch, German, and Portuguese, along with English, it looks like an International version. I know for a fact that you would never see all these languages on an American box. French and Spanish, maybe. But, not the other languages. I think that you are right, as all evidence points to the possibility of it being an International. It must have been made for all throughout Europe, South America, and possibly Canada, as Canadians can utilize both French and English as their official languages. Well, depending on where you are at in Canada, anyway. It is actually in great shape, considering. Thanks for showing us. :)
 
CORRECTION: Not Portuguese. It was French. Sorry.


Actually, yes you will see all those languages on an American Atari box. Not sure about the consoles but new carts in silver boxes rereleased by Atari Corp did that on the back of 2600 boxes...some 7800 boxes, too, if not all. Would make sense to see those on an American box as well. Make a single box for all console versions. Would be cheaper to produce.

Does that box have Atari, Inc or Atari Corp on it, Leaf?
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#47 Atarileaf

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:25 AM

Looks like Atari Corp, 1986


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#48 Justin

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:59 AM

Does that box have Atari, Inc or Atari Corp on it, Leaf?

 

 

I want to clarify one point from my previous post: 

 

I'm not suggesting all of these boxes were printed with a 1984 Copyright from Atari, Inc. (Some may have been?) Rather that the box artwork and the overall design had been completed by Atari, Inc. under Warner in 1984, and later printed up by Tramiel's Atari Corp., with updated copyright text, when the Atari 2600 Jr. was first introduced. This is similar to Atari Corp. shipping early 7800s in Atari, Inc. boxes and later transitioning into their own design.

 

There are many examples of Atari, Inc. era boxes and labels being used by Atari Corp. with updated copyright text, etc. For example I have a 1986 E.T. with updated text and an Atari Corp copyright. (This shouldn't really exist should it? Since it was the worst game ever and they were all buried in the desert but that's another story for another day.)


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:42 PM

I want to clarify one point from my previous post: 
 
I'm not suggesting all of these boxes were printed with a 1984 Copyright from Atari, Inc. (Some may have been?) Rather that the box artwork and the overall design had been completed by Atari, Inc. under Warner in 1984, and later printed up by Tramiel's Atari Corp., with updated copyright text, when the Atari 2600 Jr. was first introduced. This is similar to Atari Corp. shipping early 7800s in Atari, Inc. boxes and later transitioning into their own design.
 
There are many examples of Atari, Inc. era boxes and labels being used by Atari Corp. with updated copyright text, etc. For example I have a 1986 E.T. with updated text and an Atari Corp copyright. (This shouldn't really exist should it? Since it was the worst game ever and they were all buried in the desert but that's another story for another day.)


I have a few 5200 games CIB that Atari Corp rereleased. Silver replaced with a dull gray and copyright changed. Boxes are of a lower quality too. I was asking about copyright on that Junior box because it is interesting to learn what Atari did. It is a cool looking box.
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