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#2451 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:47 AM

Not a purchase made by me... but spotted an Intellivision Flashback (07/2014 box) in the wild at the Wal-Mart in Eureka, CA a few days ago.
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Curious ,asking price ?

#2452 intvsteve ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 AM

Curious ,asking price ?

 

Didn't check.

 

Interestingly, this was the only flashback not behind glass.  They had a couple of the Sega hand-held flashbacks, an Atari hand-held (maybe?), and one of the Atari Flashback Ns (can't recall which - maybe 7). We were just passing through and I didn't send a minion to the price scanner to check. We were fetching "driving food."



#2453 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:29 PM

Didn't check.
 
Interestingly, this was the only flashback not behind glass.  They had a couple of the Sega hand-held flashbacks, an Atari hand-held (maybe?), and one of the Atari Flashback Ns (can't recall which - maybe 7). We were just passing through and I didn't send a minion to the price scanner to check. We were fetching "driving food."



Too bad, yup driving food is an important accessory that for sure..

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:26 PM

I saw an INTV I along with about 3 dozen boxed games at the local game store today. They want $150 for it. Why do they think it's worth that much?! Where do they get their pricing info from, eBay?



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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:35 PM

I saw an INTV I along with about 3 dozen boxed games at the local game store today. They want $150 for it. Why do they think it's worth that much?! Where do they get their pricing info from, eBay?


Game stores typically ask a premium since Intellivisions are pretty rare in actual stores. They will also usually clean, test, and accept returns. This could drive the price of the console from ~$40 up to $60+. That leaves $90 for the 36 CIB games, or $2.50 per game. You could do better with a comparable bundle on eBay, but with slightly more risk. That same game store is selling $300-400 Nintendo Switch bundles all day to parents buying them for their kids. Somebody's going to buy it.

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:59 PM

let's do the math.

 

How many B&W Intellivision Inc. manuals of games "complete in bag only" exist?

 

I remember six:

 

- Word Fun

- Frog Bog

- Checkers

- Loco-Motion

- Tron S.S.

- Tennis

 

You mean Intellivision Inc. Word Fun didn't have a box?

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Huh?  :ponder:



#2457 intellivotion OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 6:12 PM

 

You mean Intellivision Inc. Word Fun didn't have a box?

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Huh?  :ponder:

it looks like it has one now. Good job!

And the color matches perfectly the I.I. Math Fun



#2458 the1hatman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 6:23 PM

it looks like it has one now. Good job!

And the color matches perfectly the I.I. Math Fun

 

Thanks. I tried to match that reddish-orange on my screen but I don't know how well it will print.

I figured if I'm going to sell this I'd better include something to keep it in  ;-)



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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:01 PM

I got a few more of the Atari "Intellivision" carts today.

 

Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 1.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 2.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 3.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 1.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 2.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 3.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 1.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 2.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 3.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 1.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 2.JPG

Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 3.JPG

 



#2460 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:07 PM

I got a few more of the Atari "Intellivision" carts today.
 
Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 1.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 2.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Fantastic Voyage 3.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 1.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 2.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pitfall 3.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 1.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 2.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Pole Position 3.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 1.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 2.JPG
Atari 2600 Intellivision Smurf 3.JPG
 


Neat! Had anyone tried assembling a master list of these? I assume there are many.

#2461 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:28 PM

Speaking of Intellivision Inc manuals, what do we make of this?
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 263793839232

It's a German Checkers with two manuals, one in German and an Intellivision Inc looking one. Does anyone have a German Tennis, Backgammon, Frog Bog, Checkers, or Word Fun with a black and white English manual tucked in the box?

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:44 PM

Neat! Had anyone tried assembling a master list of these? I assume there are many.

 

Not that I know of. I have 14 and know of 4 more.. Pac-Man, Trick Shot, Dolphin and Video Chess.



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:03 AM

Speaking of Intellivision Inc manuals, what do we make of this?
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 263793839232

It's a German Checkers with two manuals, one in German and an Intellivision Inc looking one. Does anyone have a German Tennis, Backgammon, Frog Bog, Checkers, or Word Fun with a black and white English manual tucked in the box?

I assume someone added the english manual when it came to the US. Every thing else looks like the german version.

Edited by Intymike, Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:04 AM.


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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:10 AM

Speaking of Intellivision Inc manuals, what do we make of this?
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 263793839232

It's a German Checkers with two manuals, one in German and an Intellivision Inc looking one. Does anyone have a German Tennis, Backgammon, Frog Bog, Checkers, or Word Fun with a black and white English manual tucked in the box?


I am out of town again amd returning tomorrow so I will check but I dont believe so.

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:39 AM

I got a few more of the Atari "Intellivision" carts today...
 


Those are so wild. Are they Brazilian Atari carts like Digiplay or something? The Pole Position label looks very nice.

#2466 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 AM

Those are so wild. Are they Brazilian Atari carts like Digiplay or something? The Pole Position label looks very nice.

 

 

There is a documentation about the brazilian video game industry in the 80s. Digiplay was the official right holder of Mattel Electronics. Intellivision was just a small company that made unlicensed copies.



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:05 AM

 
There is a documentation about the brazilian video game industry in the 80s. Digiplay was the official right holder of Mattel Electronics. Intellivision was just a small company that made unlicensed copies.


So they just stole the Intellivision name? Interesting.

#2468 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:16 AM

So they just stole the Intellivision name? Interesting.

 

 

I think they used it because Intellivision had a good reputation in Brazil. 



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:37 AM

I think they used it because Intellivision had a good reputation in Brazil. 

 

I find it interesting how the system seems to have had areas that really took to it like Italy and Brazil. Was it also as big in Germany or are you a rare kind of collector for your region?



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 AM

Speaking of Intellivision Inc manuals, what do we make of this?
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 263793839232

It's a German Checkers with two manuals, one in German and an Intellivision Inc looking one. Does anyone have a German Tennis, Backgammon, Frog Bog, Checkers, or Word Fun with a black and white English manual tucked in the box?

I can't say specifically which titles, but I have a memory (false?) of games having an English manual re-wrapped onto a "foreign market" release back in the "Kay-Bee Toys Pile-o-Games fer dirt cheap" days. My theory being that as Intellivision, Inc. sold off the remaining Mattel stock of games, they started printing the cheap English manuals and using them wherever they could and as the Mattel materials ran out, printing up the newer, cheaper runs.



#2471 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:04 AM

 

I find it interesting how the system seems to have had areas that really took to it like Italy and Brazil. Was it also as big in Germany or are you a rare kind of collector for your region?

 

 

The Intellivision came to late to make a big impact in Germany. It was introduced in mid 1982 and Mattel Electronics Germany was closed in January 1984. The Atari VCS was way ahead when it started and when it ended Germany was becoming Commodore land for at least the next 5 years. 

I'm quite an oddball for the other collectors when I bring my Intellivision stuff to the conventions.

 

Look, what I presented at the EJagFest (European Jaguar Festival) last year....   ;)

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#2472 JasonlikesINTV OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:07 AM

I can't say specifically which titles, but I have a memory (false?) of games having an English manual re-wrapped onto a "foreign market" release back in the "Kay-Bee Toys Pile-o-Games fer dirt cheap" days. My theory being that as Intellivision, Inc. sold off the remaining Mattel stock of games, they started printing the cheap English manuals and using them wherever they could and as the Mattel materials ran out, printing up the newer, cheaper runs.


It's just such a rare manual that I'm wondering which is more likely.
1). Someone originally bought a normal German version and then later someone (them or someone else) added the rare B&W English manual vs a more common version.
2). Both manuals were originally included. Maybe an English manual was an optional add-on in some foreign markets? Was the German version sold toward the end of the Mattel era?

Finding another foreign market game like this would make option 2 more likely, but maybe someone just tossed it in later. Maybe a collector or game store with a decent stock of stuff realized that the B&W manual didn't go with the normal English Mattel box and just tossed it in here. Group odds with odds and don't contaminate your ends? :ponder:

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:12 AM

 

 

The Intellivision came to late to make a big impact in Germany. It was introduced in mid 1982 and Mattel Electronics Germany was closed in January 1984. The Atari VCS was way ahead when it started and when it ended Germany was becoming Commodore land for at least the next 5 years. 

I'm quite an oddball for the other collectors when I bring my Intellivision stuff to the conventions.

 

Look, what I presented at the EJagFest (European Jaguar Festival) last year....   ;)

 

Excellent! Thanks for the insight  :thumbsup:



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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:08 PM

Finally added Worm Whomper to my collection!  Also picked up Blockade Runner, because collecting...



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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:31 PM

Finally added Worm Whomper to my collection!  Also picked up Blockade Runner, because collecting...

 

Those are two excellent games, enjoy!






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