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Slot Racers .... plain white Atari box?


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ran across this tonight on the equator-bay......... When did they have plain white boxes?? I know the re-issues in 1986 were gray and white "artwork" boxes, but I've never seen plain ole white......... 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Slot-Racers-Atari-2600-1978-COMPLETE-in-Box-Working-Condition-/361350176904

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this is from a post at atari age:

They are part of one of the Atari Paks, big boxes that contain two or three games and a controller. The Paks are: Racing Pak, Action Pak and Back to School Pak. I guess the Paks didn't sell all that well, and Atari just started to sell their extra stock of white boxed carts. Another possibility is that these white boxed carts only recently hit the market when Atari's stocks were bought up.

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Ohhhh....I would have never thought that the boxes inside the "pak"s were plain white. I have seen those "pak" boxes before, but I would think that they would have just used the same "artwork" boxes inside the bigger pak boxes  :mellow:

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I find 2 things interesting:

 

1) Apparently the game boxes were white, but the driving and keyboard controllers where in full color boxes.

2) Atari was using the word Pak (without the C) before Nintendo, who called there cartridges Game Paks.

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I'm tempted to call the Star Raiders bundle a pak too, though I don't think it technically is..

 

Since I'm making up random rules I will say no, since the game did not come in a white box ;)

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