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#51 oldjd OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 2:19 AM

Its obviously been spotted by the hard cores.
What I dont understand is it doesnt appear to be a numbers match console and box.
And as has been noted here,the console is probably crapola.
So,the auction is for the box with a console included.And from the guys initial ad,and the "help" he is getting,there may be more to the story.....
But,thats not chump change in the bid column,over $900....wow

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 9:37 AM

I'm saying $2k. I'm 99% certain it won't be under $1k. :)


I think now that it is over $900, it will plateau somewhat until close to auction close time then snipers will jack it up to $1500 final.
Ummm, for a box ....
Anyone want to trek over to Connecticut this summer for a week of garage sale huntings?
We could knock on doors.
"Uhh, hullo. You dont know me but you got any purple boxes in the garage?"

#53 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 9:44 AM

I'm saying $2k. I'm 99% certain it won't be under $1k. :)


I think now that it is over $900, it will plateau somewhat until close to auction close time then snipers will jack it up to $1500 final.
Ummm, for a box ....
Anyone want to trek over to Connecticut this summer for a week of garage sale huntings?
We could knock on doors.
"Uhh, hullo. You dont know me but you got any purple boxes in the garage?"


Yeah, that's a load of cash for a box
But hey, that box is so sweet though

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 11:13 AM

Thanks Ax, for making my eyes bleed. :twisted:

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 11:17 AM

The sad thing about those auction is....

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

This's how deep your pockets are....


Well.... Posted Image



I really, REALLY love Ferraris....*looking out in driveway* Posted Image

Yep, this auction is like everything else in life.

#57 Madaracs OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 12:14 PM

Up over $900.

Hope whoever has their hooks in this thing isn't just screwing around.

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 3:44 PM

The sad thing about those auction is....

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

This's how deep your pockets are....


Well.... :roll:



contact the buyer and offer to pay him in love....

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 3:47 PM

The sad thing about those auction is....

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

This's how deep your pockets are....


Well.... :roll:



contact the buyer and offer to pay him in love....


I don't think you can trade pink or brown for purple :ponder: :o :woozy:


:lol:
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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 4:00 PM

:rolling:

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 4:37 PM

I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 4:42 PM

I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?


Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 4:57 PM

Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans


Yes, but I don't need scans of the purple box, just the standard gray ColecoVision box. I could fudge the rest. ;)

BTW, thanks for the pic of the controller.

Edited by pboland, Tue Mar 1, 2011 4:57 PM.


#64 coyo5050 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 5:10 PM

How about a different color since we already know there is a purple out there lol :P

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 5:46 PM

Thanks Ax, for making my eyes bleed. :twisted:



Tough crowd. Maybe I should offer banners of my hot 80's chicks.

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 6:49 PM

Up over $900.

Hope whoever has their hooks in this thing isn't just screwing around.


Hope it just isn't a case of the color being off on the picture....

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 7:36 PM

Here's what I, an amateur, was able to do. I didn't want to spend too much time with it.

A pro should be able to change the black lettering to white which I didn't want to spend time perfecting.

Also, the text below the unit and Donkey Kong in lower right would have to be modified.

Maybe Brian O could download what I started and see what finishing touches he can put on it?

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 8:04 PM

Atleast a 300 ppi scan would be needed to get good results 600 ppi would be better.

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 8:22 PM

I doubt it hits a $1000.

I mean after all it's only a cool box. May be the only significant difference is that it is Purple instead of gray.

Personally if I where going to spend a grand, I would rather offer $200 a piece for some of the hard to get CIB games. LIke Jungle Hunt, Q*Bert Qubes, Spectrom, Spy Hunter, Up n Down
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Let a Jungle Hunt box go oh 10 years ago... for 'a song' - still regret that...


My guess is $1000-$1200 (for a BOX - good grief!)


Hope it's not me that pays the price....

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2011 9:29 PM

My guess is $1000-$1200 (for a BOX - good grief!)



That's the extent of it...4 digits for a piece of verfluchte paper...

Edited by rmaerz, Tue Mar 1, 2011 9:30 PM.


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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011 9:18 AM

I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?


Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller


Well I suppose they had to be real... I just never expected to see a photo of one. Is that your controller J-F? That is so suweet. :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Mar 2, 2011 4:19 PM

I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?


Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller


Well I suppose they had to be real... I just never expected to see a photo of one. Is that your controller J-F? That is so suweet. :thumbsup:

Here's some more pics of the proto hand controller with speed roller... thanks to ColecoVision Zone/Junior for making these available. Really have to spend some time on his website and follow all the links as there is a lot of great stuff on there!!

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#73 Madaracs OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011 10:58 AM

Someone in Derby, CT is going to be verrrrry happy tomorrow.

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160552353355

#74 Madaracs OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011 10:59 AM

Someone else will also be happy. Perhaps Prince?

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Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011 11:21 AM

Someone in Derby, CT is going to be verrrrry happy tomorrow.

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160552353355


$1000 buys allot of purple snapple.

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