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Poll: How many Atari units do you have? (328 member(s) have cast votes)

How many Atari units do you have?

  1. None (9 votes [2.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.74%

  2. 1 - 4 (123 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  3. 5 - 19 (155 votes [47.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.26%

  4. 20 - 49 (32 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  5. 50 - 99 (4 votes [1.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  6. 100 or more (5 votes [1.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.52%

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#1 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 2:51 PM

We're talking video game consoles and computers here, people. Not hard drives, printers, add-ons, etc. And we aren't talking *different* machines, either. If you've got fourteen 2600s, that's fourteen right there. And don't go sneaky counting Geminis or Sears Video Arcades, either. (Okay, if you do, I won't tell anyone.) But *do* count the different stand-alones (even "Touch Me", if you've got one).

I'll leave it up to you whether the "Plug and Play" systems count. For me, they do.

So, where do you land on the spectrum?

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 2:59 PM

2600 x 4
5200 x 2
7800 x 1
Lynx x 3
400 X 1

Apparently, mine go to 11 :)

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 4:28 PM

Too many Atari 8-bits to count.

Plus 3x NIB Atari 7800
1 x 2600 Woody
1 x 2600 Vader
3 x 2600 Jr
1 x 5200
1 x Jaguar
3 x Atari 520 STfm
1 x Atari 1040 STE

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 5:36 PM

Too many Atari 8-bits to count.


Inadmissible! You must estimate, if too many to count. You must also break down the estimate (i.e. 3-4 800XL, 5-6 130XE, etc.).

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 6:11 PM

2600 (9, not counting Sears units)
5200 (3)
7800 (1)
800xl (1)
Pong (1)

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 8:48 PM

Hmm...well, counting the ones in my "to sell" pile?

1 - Sears H6
1 - 6 switch woody
2 - 4 switch woody
1 - vader
3 - Jr's
1- 4 port 5200
1- 2 port 5200
2 - 7800
1 - A400
1 - XEGS
1 - Jaguar
1- Lynx
2 - boxed Flashback
3 - boxed FB2
1 - 2-Paddle plug and play

I think that's it.

Edited by SRGilbert, Fri Apr 8, 2011 8:49 PM.


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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 9:13 PM

2600 - 4 (Three are listed to sell on ebay though)
7800 - 2
5200 - 0 Posted Image
Atari Jag - 1
Atari Jr - 1

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 9:15 PM

Took awhile but:
31 2600 incl sears, etc.
2 video pinball units
5 5200
3 Lynx
3 65 XE
6 600XL
8 800XL

58 counting functional, new(untested), dead, broken, & parts systems. :D

If it means anything to some(I really don't care), 15 of the 2600s are Sears units and they are proud of it. :P

Edited by zylon, Fri Apr 8, 2011 9:17 PM.


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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 11:04 PM

2600 x 4
7800 x 1
800XL x 2
600XL x 1
ST various x 4

Not too shabby. You guys have got me mostly beat though, that's a lot of hardware in the right hands. :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 8:39 AM

1 2600 heavy sixer
1 2600 four switch woody with box
and 1 sealed new 2600 jr.

I play games on the heavy sixer and the two other ones sit in my closet wrapped up so they
don't collect dust.

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 9:26 AM

not too many really

1 1040 STe (boxed)
1 Lynx 1 (boxed)
1 Jaguar and CD (boxed)
2 VCS Jr (1 boxed)
1 5200 2 port (boxed)
1 7800 (boxed)
1 Portfolio (boxed)
3 TV Boys (boxed)
1 Flashback 1 (boxed)
1 130XE (boxed, best 8 bit ever)
1 Atari Joystick P&P (boxed)
1 Touch Me (boxed)
Posted Image

Edited by high voltage, Sat Apr 9, 2011 9:31 AM.


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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 12:41 PM

1 Heavy Sixer
1 Light Sixer
1 4 Switch Woddy
1 Vader
1 Lynx model 2
1 78000

I still don't have a Jaguar or 5200, they are high on the list of things to get though, and I'm going to be getting one of each 2600 model. I didn't include a Sear Heavy Sixer I have as I thought it didn't count as Atari by the rules. I also haven't even thought at collecting their PC stuff. Just consoles at this point.

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 5:30 PM


Too many Atari 8-bits to count.


Inadmissible! You must estimate, if too many to count. You must also break down the estimate (i.e. 3-4 800XL, 5-6 130XE, etc.).


Hmmmmm....... (roughly)

1 x 400 PAL
2 x 800 PAL
1 x 800 NTSC
12 x 1200XL + 1 on way
16 x 800XL PAL
4 x 800XL NTSC (one new in box)
3 x XES PAL
8 x 65XE PAL
4 x 130XE PAL
1 x 800XE PAL

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 7:06 PM



Too many Atari 8-bits to count.


Inadmissible! You must estimate, if too many to count. You must also break down the estimate (i.e. 3-4 800XL, 5-6 130XE, etc.).


Hmmmmm....... (roughly)

1 x 400 PAL
2 x 800 PAL
1 x 800 NTSC
12 x 1200XL + 1 on way
16 x 800XL PAL
4 x 800XL NTSC (one new in box)
3 x XES PAL
8 x 65XE PAL
4 x 130XE PAL
1 x 800XE PAL



:) :) Good stuff! I love reading about peoples' collections.

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 8:47 PM

Without actually counting them, I have about:

2 Heavy sixers
2 light sixers
3 four switchers
4 Jrs
4 FB2s
1 FB1
2 7800s
1 4 port 5200

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:21 AM

Just curious...why does anyone feel the need to have more than one (working) of each system? ...I mean 31 atari 2600s? Are you afraid theres gonna be a natural disaster that kills half your atari platoon?

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:48 AM

Just curious...why does anyone feel the need to have more than one (working) of each system? ...I mean 31 atari 2600s? Are you afraid theres gonna be a natural disaster that kills half your atari platoon?



I have two working atari 2600's because when I bought the 4 switcher it didn't work so the guy sent me a heavy sixer. I found out how to fix the one that didn't work from Brad Koda at Best Electronics. So I have two.

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:26 PM

2600 x 4
7800 x 1
800XL x 2
600XL x 1
ST various x 4
Jaguar x 1

Not too shabby. You guys have got me mostly beat though, that's a lot of hardware in the right hands. :thumbsup:

DOH! I forgot the Jaguar. So, above, fixed.

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:39 PM

Why can't you count the Sears Video Arcades? That was my console back in the day.

1 Atari Heavy Sixer

1 Sears Light Sixer

1 Sears 4-Switch (the one I had as a kid)

1 Atari Flashback 2+

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:05 PM

3 Atari 2600
1 atari 5200
1 atari 7800
1 atari jaguar
1 flashback II

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:06 PM

Just curious...why does anyone feel the need to have more than one (working) of each system? ...I mean 31 atari 2600s? Are you afraid theres gonna be a natural disaster that kills half your atari platoon?

Well, most of them are given to me because they're either unwanted or need work. If I don't take them, they get thrown away. I offer them to people who want one, but few do. Just for the chips inside, they're worth $20 + other parts. I have an arrangement with 2 local game stores. They won't take Ataris unless they are perfect. Sometimes they'll offer a couple bucks in-store credit for one if someone's buying lots of stuff. I do repairs on some of their later systems and they give me the older stuff that was abandoned or traded for free.
I fix them and get them back to full function and store them until someone wants them. They will not be $5-$10 decks though.

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:29 PM


Just curious...why does anyone feel the need to have more than one (working) of each system? ...I mean 31 atari 2600s? Are you afraid theres gonna be a natural disaster that kills half your atari platoon?

Well, most of them are given to me because they're either unwanted or need work. If I don't take them, they get thrown away. I offer them to people who want one, but few do. Just for the chips inside, they're worth $20 + other parts. I have an arrangement with 2 local game stores. They won't take Ataris unless they are perfect. Sometimes they'll offer a couple bucks in-store credit for one if someone's buying lots of stuff. I do repairs on some of their later systems and they give me the older stuff that was abandoned or traded for free.
I fix them and get them back to full function and store them until someone wants them. They will not be $5-$10 decks though.

Nice! The game shops around here don't take them at all ever, so I "camp" outside and wait for disgruntled people to come out with boxes of stuff and maybe make an offer. They won't even talk to me inside the store when I ask about classic games, they're all about the new school (I meant the employees, not the disgruntled customers).

Not lately, though, times have been tight.

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Posted Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:39 PM



Just curious...why does anyone feel the need to have more than one (working) of each system? ...I mean 31 atari 2600s? Are you afraid theres gonna be a natural disaster that kills half your atari platoon?

Well, most of them are given to me because they're either unwanted or need work. If I don't take them, they get thrown away. I offer them to people who want one, but few do. Just for the chips inside, they're worth $20 + other parts. I have an arrangement with 2 local game stores. They won't take Ataris unless they are perfect. Sometimes they'll offer a couple bucks in-store credit for one if someone's buying lots of stuff. I do repairs on some of their later systems and they give me the older stuff that was abandoned or traded for free.
I fix them and get them back to full function and store them until someone wants them. They will not be $5-$10 decks though.

Nice! The game shops around here don't take them at all ever, so I "camp" outside and wait for disgruntled people to come out with boxes of stuff and maybe make an offer. They won't even talk to me inside the store when I ask about classic games, they're all about the new school (I meant the employees, not the disgruntled customers).

Not lately, though, times have been tight.

I'll end my unintended hijack of the thread with my observations while in the stores. People bring in Ataris and they get tested. If any flaw is found like power switch flaky or loose power socket, it gets refused. Same thing with anything older. The sad part is most of the customers just leave it there and walk away. :sad:
I have found homes for 2 of them in the last year, but still many left.

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Posted Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:45 AM

Touch Me (1) boxed
2600 PAL (2)
2600 NTSC (2)
Sears Heavy sixer (1)
Sears VAII (1) if I can count it, it is the closest thing to a 2800 I will ever own
7800 PAL (4) one RGB
7800 NTSC (1)
Jaguar boxed (1)
400 (3)
800 (2) one boxed
600XL (2)
800 XL (5) one boxed
1200 XL (1)
65XE (1)
130XE (1)
800XE (1)
XEGS (2) one boxed
1040 STe (2)

34 Including the Sears stuff, 32 without, yipes never added it all up before

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Posted Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:53 AM

4 2600 (2 Sears, 1 Vader, 1 Jr.)
1 7800
1 Lynx
1 Flashback 2

(Technically, I only own three of the 2600s... the Jr. is on loan. But the poll said "have", not "own". ;) )




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