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SCAVENGER HUNT: April 11, 2015


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#1 DeLorean

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Okay you guys this is a Scavenger Hunt! Right now, in this forum, post a photo of:

 

 

THREE ATARI CARTRIDGES; THE FIRST COPYRIGHT © 1981 ATARI, THE SECOND © 1982 ATARI, AND THE THIRD © 1987 ATARI, WITH AN OLD HOTWHEELS OR MATCHBOX CAR SITTING ON TOP OF THE CART, AND A STICKY NOTE THAT HAS YOUR ATARI I/O SCREEN NAME WRITTEN ON IT

 

 

Okay, got it? Get three first-party Atari games together, copyrights 1981, 1982, and 1987 Atari. (Actual Atari carts, not Activision or third-party. These can be for any Atari console or computer.) Then write your Atari I/O member name on a sticky note, put an old Matchbox car on top for no good reason, take a picture, and post it right here.

 

All this stuff should be in one photo. The first person to do this will win a collector-quality REALSPORTS BOXING, brand new and shrink wrapped in the box with a clear plastic collector's case!!

 

Have Fun!

 

 

 

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#2 RickR

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:32 PM

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#3 greenween

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

LOL, awesome prize! Wish I had a Matchbox car!

 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."


#4 RickR

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

LOL, awesome prize! Wish I had a Matchbox car!

Wish I had a real Corvette instead of the Matchbox version. 


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#5 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:56 PM

wtg rick you deserve the prize, I wouldn't be able finda matchbox car I have some hot wheels and some matchbox.

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#6 leolinden

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

This is a really cool idea. These are cool.


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#7 Yo-Yo

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

Man, I almost had this! I found a 7800 game with the 1987 copyright, but I couldn't find a matchbox in time.
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#8 Justin

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 04:53 PM

Way to go! Congrats on your win Rick! That old Matchbox Corvette is awesome.

 

FYI - Scavenger Hunts and other giveaways with the more expensive brand new MIB prizes usually happen unannounced at random times, but if you pay attention to our YouTube or other social media we'll usually give a heads-up that something cool is about to happen. This was posted on our YouTube yesterday:

 


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#9 RickR

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

I saw the "psst" message on Facebook!


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#10 DeLorean

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

I saw the "psst" message on Facebook!

 

Awesome. Well done Rick! We'll ship your prize to you right away, you should have it on Tuesday. You were really quick with that, great job!  :P


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#11 RickR

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:05 PM

Thank you!  Took me the most time finding an '87 game. 


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#12 DeLorean

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

Yeah seems a little odd that they would still be making Math Grand Prix in 1987. That's well into the era of NES-dominance. I was thinking someone would post a pic of a 7800 cart, cool that you found a Math Grand Prix with that year.



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:15 PM

I was just about to go grab the 7800 shoe box o' games, but found Math Grand Prix at the last moment.

These scavenger hunts are really going to help me.  My wife is always asking me to "throw out that old junk".  Well, where would I be without that box of Hot Wheels now, hon?  Ha!


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#14 The Professor

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

There are definitely more scavenger hunts to come! They'll usually be premium prizes too  ;)


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#15 greenween

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 01:56 AM

Brilliant giveaway!! Congrats Rick!!
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 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:38 PM

Congrats Rick! That prize is fantastic on so many levels.

 

And now I have a good reason to get me some Matchbox cars.

My Matchbox stash got lost in a moving van long ago.

*sob*

 

Aaaaand now I gotta websearch some Matchbox catalogs from the 70s.

Got a sudden need to recall fond sandbox memories and soothe that pang in my cold, cold heart.


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#17 greenween

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 07:58 PM

I had 3 cases full, my mom gave them away when I moved out!!!

 "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime."


#18 RickR

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

I have a shoebox full of them.  Most from my childhood.  My two kids played with them, but now they are both too old. 



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:14 AM

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Looky what I found on the porch this morning! So minty fresh. Thank you so much. I love it. Onto the shelf of goodness with this beaut.
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#20 RickR

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:15 AM

See what happens when a vintage gamer uses a modern tablet? Pictures come out sideways. I should have used a gameboy camera instead.
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