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    Atarileaf reacted to Justin in 25 Years ago today I knowingly, wantonly, became a classic gamer   
    THANK YOU, RICK! 
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    Atarileaf reacted to MaximumRD in 25 Years ago today I knowingly, wantonly, became a classic gamer   
    Wow what an awesome post, thanks for sharing!
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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in 25 Years ago today I knowingly, wantonly, became a classic gamer   
    Not trying to steal your spotlight, Justin, but my experience was similar.  One day Atari stuff was readily available, the next...it was almost impossible to find anything with the name Atari on it.  It was like it all disappeared overnight.  As I mentioned before, the last 5200 game I got was Moon Patrol on my 11th birthday.  I didn't see anything Atari again until liquidated 7800 stuff hit a Circus World in Springfield, Missouri's mall...and that was by chance.  I believe that might have been 1990, 1991 at the latest.  Then I got a Jaguar advertisement in the mail from Go Atari.  I didn't even know about Lynx until the PlayStation days. 
     
    What most newer generations might not ever understand.  Getting an Atari made you the bee's knees.  Yes, there was Intellivision and Colecovision but it seemed like Atari was where all the action was.  If you owned an Atari you were somebody.  Everyone wanted to come to your house to play Atari.  And it was always the woodgrain model that was sought after...not the 5200, 7800, or even the 8-bit computers...it was the little woodgrain console that captured what Atari was about and consumers' hearts.    
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    Atarileaf reacted to Justin in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf reacted to DegasElite in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    More pics. International version perhaps?




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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    Looks like it sold, congrats Rick
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    Atarileaf reacted to DegasElite in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    More pics. International version perhaps?




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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    Looks like it sold, congrats Rick
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from RickR in Who all has a 2600 Jr. ?   
    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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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Adorable! Aha Take On Me   
    Ya gotta watch this all the way to the end!
     

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    Atarileaf reacted to TrekMD in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    He hasn't yet completed all his deals.  I know, as I'm one of those waiting but I do understand that it is health related.  So, I'm waiting. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari Creep in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    Sorry for the multiple Cigari 2600 posts but the subjects keeps leading there.
     
    I think my Cigari 2600 was a colab project between GoldenAxe and my buddy Canadian Zangief. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    Wow I remember that video Rob. GoldenAxe, that guy had some health problems didn't he? I don't think he's been on Atariage in years. He was one of the biggest sellers on the site IIRC.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Willie! in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Well since I haven't made a new video in months, and it's almost hockey season again, I thought I'd post one of my old videos - A history of hockey video games. I had removed several videos from my channel years ago and put them on Dailymotion to avoid youtubes copyright crackdown because of music in some of them. (Does anyone even use Dailymotion?)
     
    There are some goofs in the video, it's not in high def, and yes I realize the Jets exist again now but when I made this in 2011, they were still the Atlanta Thrashers. 
     
     
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xesapd
     
     
     
     
     
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Willie! in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Oh don't worry I'm staying Justin. I actually only post on this site anymore. It's a nice easy going group here.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    Sorry I don't have any of those available Rick. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to Justin in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Hockey is always a good topic for discussion.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    Wow I remember that video Rob. GoldenAxe, that guy had some health problems didn't he? I don't think he's been on Atariage in years. He was one of the biggest sellers on the site IIRC.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    Out of curiosity, what kind of trades are you looking for? Chances are I don't have it but I'm curious nonetheless. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Oh don't worry I'm staying Justin. I actually only post on this site anymore. It's a nice easy going group here.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Well since I haven't made a new video in months, and it's almost hockey season again, I thought I'd post one of my old videos - A history of hockey video games. I had removed several videos from my channel years ago and put them on Dailymotion to avoid youtubes copyright crackdown because of music in some of them. (Does anyone even use Dailymotion?)
     
    There are some goofs in the video, it's not in high def, and yes I realize the Jets exist again now but when I made this in 2011, they were still the Atlanta Thrashers. 
     
     
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xesapd
     
     
     
     
     
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