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#101 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 5:13 PM

Wow-- that was quick to get it to ya! :)

Very cool side by sides. Looking forward to comparing the other sides to the retail box as well. :)

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 5:18 PM

Wow-- that was quick to get it to ya! :)


I asked the seller to ship it by UPS ..... took 2 days as it was sent last Monday afternoon

I just could not wait weeks to receive it ...

#103 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 6:04 PM

:thumbsup:

#104 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 6:26 PM

Just for the records:

This purple box was bough from an ex-employee from Coleco Industries

Also, the serial# of the system started by a: P
There's also this very same serial hand numbered on one of the box flap

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 9:54 PM

The serial # of the Colecovision (purple box) Prototype unit is: P0000162
My only American (USA) system shows: A1364939

All my Canadian (Montreal St-Ambroise) systems shows a 6 digits (without any letter)
But except one of them wich shows: C0095254 .... wich is weird as CBS system start by a C ..... and this unit has different fonts from all the others ....

From what I understand, Coleco did produce "some" (how many?) prototype system for mainly press & employees

So:

P: is for prototype (pre-production) units

A: for USA American units

C: for CBS units & some Canadian system

Plain 6 digits for mostly all Canadian (Montreal St-Ambroise) units


That make sense now :)

Edited by retroillucid, Wed Mar 9, 2011 9:59 PM.


#106 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 10:12 PM

Awesome findings. PM

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#107 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 9, 2011 10:18 PM

Here's for your viewing pleasure! :D

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  • Box Back.jpg
  • Box Top.jpg
  • Box Left Side.jpg


#108 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:33 AM

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Strange to me that the carts on the box seem to be the standard size. I was expecting the longer ones! :)

And that the controller on the back seems to be without roller!

Edited by Murph74, Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:34 AM.


#109 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:25 AM

And that the controller on the back seems to be without roller!


Looks alike, but the roller is present... pic is too blury to see it in the pic

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:42 AM

Here's for your viewing pleasure! :D


Is there difference in the text between the gray and purple box?

#111 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:03 AM

Here's for your viewing pleasure! :D


Is there difference in the text between the gray and purple box?


Yes, ... its pretty much the same but there's some differences

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:43 AM

Isn't this going a little too far?

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 150575289433

Is this one of the members here that is selling these?

#113 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:45 AM

LOL, they won't sell a damn thing. That is the original eBay seller that sold the purple box. The scan/print is VERY poor quality.

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM

That box seems to be in pretty good shape considering I see so many boxes that are not. The materials to make those boxes weren't the strongest to begin with either. Thanks for the pics!

#115 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:03 PM

That's almost embarrassingly funny about the box scan copies! JF-- you should list repro boxes on Ebay for $119 and start a price war. :) lol

#116 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:44 PM

A few complaints later and the scan copies are pulled! :)

#117 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:55 PM

A few complaints later and the scan copies are pulled! :)

:rolling: too funny.

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#118 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:46 PM

That's what YOU think. :) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160557626282

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:17 PM

That's what YOU think. :) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160557626282

The guy could have at least cleaned up the scans. If I wanted to buy a repro box I would want it to look new. Not just some scans of a beat up old box. :roll:

#120 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:57 PM

That's what YOU think. :) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160557626282

The guy could have at least cleaned up the scans. If I wanted to buy a repro box I would want it to look new. Not just some scans of a beat up old box. :roll:


I'll soon scan & vectorize the whole box :cool:

#121 Brian O OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:52 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?


Just saw this. If you need any help w/ anything, let me know.

-B

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:33 AM

That's what YOU think. :) eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160557626282


Man, what a douche bag move, these people suck. Just for shits and giggles I reported this one as well. :)

#123 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:39 PM

Not sure what there is to report, to be honest. It's a silly listing, the item serves no real purpose, and I doubt anyone would bite, but it's not misleading. They happened upon a unique (thus far anyway) item, and cashed in with Retroillucid. I don't really blame them for *trying* to cash in further, but with J-F having the box now, he has the luxury of making hi quality scans available, or sitting on it, or whatever he chooses. I don't see it as being any different than people offering color copies of flyers, or even all the autographed pictures.

In this case, it's not like they're trying to re-make the box and pass it off as original-- this is just a color copy on vinyl-- again, it serves no real purpose to anyone I know. :)

#124 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:51 PM

... but with J-F having the box now, he has the luxury of making hi quality scans available, or sitting on it, or whatever he chooses. I don't see it as being any different than people offering color copies of flyers, or even all the autographed pictures.


I'll soon scan the whole box, and vectorize it
Then, I'll choose whatever is best for the CV fans

I'll not try to make cash out of this box, I'm already happy to have it, so I'll share with fans and will choose which is best

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:05 PM

... but with J-F having the box now, he has the luxury of making hi quality scans available, or sitting on it, or whatever he chooses. I don't see it as being any different than people offering color copies of flyers, or even all the autographed pictures.


I'll soon scan the whole box, and vectorize it
Then, I'll choose whatever is best for the CV fans

I'll not try to make cash out of this box, I'm already happy to have it, so I'll share with fans and will choose which is best

J-F - just curious, what software will you use to vectorise your scans?




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