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I thought at least I could make aware people who might be interested, hell I have never even seen one of these in person plus I am an AMIGA freak so I really wanted this lol. Someone who knows better can chime in but I thought I recalled something that AMIGA really only produced / released this as a means to raise capital while secretly working on the original AMIGA computer or that it was a way to make it appear they were a games company while they secretly worked on the Amiga computer or something? I know there is something to that effect........

 

Sorry I am not in a position these days to bid myself or I surely would being a huge AMIGA fan as well I have never seen one of these in person but Leo I hope I brought some more attention to it in the very least for those that would appreciate this. GOOD LUCK.  :thumb:

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Google-FU ftw! I KNEW IT, this really is not just an 2600 oddity but a piece of AMIGA history as well, see this article I grabbed, especially the highlighted bits ;)

In the early 1980s Jay Miner, along with other Atari staffers, had become fed up with management and decamped. In September 1982,[1] they set up another chip-set project under a new company in Santa Clara, California, called Hi-Toro (which meant "high bull" to them,[2] later renamed to Amiga), where they could have some creative freedom. There, they started to create a new 68000-based games console, codenamed Lorraine, that could be upgraded to a full-fledged computer. The initial start-up financing of Amiga Corporation was provided by three dentists in Florida, who later regained their investment once Commodore bought the company.

To raise money for the Lorraine project, Amiga designed and sold joysticks and game cartridges for popular game consoles such as the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision, as well as an odd input device called the Joyboard, essentially a joystick the player stood on.

During development in 1983, Amiga had exhausted venture capital and was desperate for more financing. Jay Miner and company approached former employer Atari, and the "Warner owned" Atari paid Amiga to continue development work.[3] In return Atari was to obtain one-year exclusive use of the design. Atari had plans for a 68000-based machine, code-named "Mickey", that would have used customized chips, but details were sparse.

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@Leolinden I JUST posted on my Facebook timeline as well as several gaming and Amiga groups with the message 

"Still time to consider this.........good luck leolinden on your sale! ;)

 
I did this early on and seen a comment about placing a bid, good luck as the ending approaches!  ;)

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If I am ever lucky enough to get one I will make a video but I am 6 ft 4' 240 pnds with size 13 feet, I would shoot myself if I broke it so likely I will sit in a chair and just rock it with my feet lol, that will be enough weight I am sure   I want to try it with games totally not meant for it

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