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#126 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:08 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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#127 the.golden.ax OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 PM

He will do it by hand...

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:11 PM

He will do it by hand...

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Cool - me gotta get one of those handjob things..........:)

#129 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:22 PM

Well, ya know J-F, there *IS* a chance for you to capitalize on your investment here... While I know some will frown on it, you could do CLEARLY MARKED repro boxes that have potential to look nicer than the original, and help you recoup some of the MAJOR expense of acquiring the box. :) It's not like you don't have box experience. lol I think I'd pay around $30 or so for a repro box just as a novelty.

Just a thought. :)

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:27 PM

Well, ya know J-F, there *IS* a chance for you to capitalize on your investment here... While I know some will frown on it, you could do CLEARLY MARKED repro boxes that have potential to look nicer than the original, and help you recoup some of the MAJOR expense of acquiring the box. :) It's not like you don't have box experience. lol I think I'd pay around $30 or so for a repro box just as a novelty.

Just a thought. :)


Good thinking Murph.

Better yet a 1/4 or 1/3 scale reproduction that is identical other than size. You could make a replica of the original too so that they can be displayed side by side. For that matter the roller controller, steering wheel and expansion module #1 could all be made as mini boxes.

#131 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:31 PM

Better yet a 1/4 or 1/3 scale reproduction that is identical other than size. You could make a replica of the original too so that they can be displayed side by side. For that matter the roller controller, steering wheel and expansion module #1 could all be made as mini boxes.


I also had this idea, using other size of box (Exp Module 1 or 3)

Great idea actually! :)

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 PM

Better yet a 1/4 or 1/3 scale reproduction that is identical other than size. You could make a replica of the original too so that they can be displayed side by side. For that matter the roller controller, steering wheel and expansion module #1 could all be made as mini boxes.


I also had this idea, using other size of box (Exp Module 1 or 3)

Great idea actually! :)



How about this for an idea...

A cartridge that is a history of coleco with pictures, music, and text... kind of a sample of your new site, promoting and or commemorating it. Then package it in one of those mini-proto-repro boxes.

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#133 Murph74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:26 PM

I can't speak for others, but I'd prefer the full size repro boxes if I were to buy one. :)

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 PM

I can't speak for others, but I'd prefer the full size repro boxes if I were to buy one. :)


I would prefer a mini box. Much cheaper to produce and less space to display it.

#135 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:21 PM

Just a quick video I made to show the box


#136 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:46 PM

Should have flipped it around so all side could be seen.

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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:01 PM

Just a quick video I made to show the box



Drool :lust:

#138 HARMIK OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:08 AM

I would not mind a full size high quality repo, but it would have to cost a lot more than 30.00 for sure.

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Posted Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:36 PM

I would buy a repro box of this in a heartbeat! Keep us posted please.

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Posted Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:36 PM

I think it's curious that it states that Expansion Module #3 is for expanding it into a personal computer. This being a prototype box, it shows that they had planned the ADAM module all along, and not as an 11th hour substitute for the SGM.

#141 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:08 PM

I think it's curious that it states that Expansion Module #3 is for expanding it into a personal computer. This being a prototype box, it shows that they had planned the ADAM module all along, and not as an 11th hour substitute for the SGM.



A keyboard was planned for the SuperGame Module wich will expand it into a computer

At one point, I think Coleco had planned to release both Adam & SuperGame Module but they abandonned the SuperGame Module due to the the poor responsive wafer drive, or should I say the wafer tapes...
The wafer drive were even used in the first Adam prototype

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Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:47 AM

Ah, very interesting. Thanks for clearing that up!

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:39 PM

I always wondered when Coleco did removed the Speed Roller from the regular Controller.....
That's what lead them to not use the Purple Box System after all .......

I received alot of Official Coleco Press Release from Curt Vendal ( thanks Curt ;) )

Actually, one did catch my eyes......

From June 1, 1982 ,

The second area of speriority is that of player control.
Colecovision features a unique speed control roller that offers more precise control over the game action ......


ColecoVision get released in August, 1982...... wich lead me to think they removed the speed roller and use Silver Box System about a month before the official release


So, that was truly a last minute change after all.......

Edited by retroillucid, Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:40 PM.





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