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#1 krypton85 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 2:05 PM

So I was looking at the carts I recently got and I noticed that the star maze with the blue label was heavier than the regular label one, So I took apart "Journey to the Planets" and found this inside:

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Looks like a proto to me, Any thoughts?

#2 Atari8bitCarts OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012 8:11 PM

I think that Roklan had many different labels and cart housings.

This is a Gorf that looks simlar to your carts:
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 220946601867

Here's pitfall jone's cart (see Gorf):
http://www.pitfalljo...ic-big/gorf.jpg

Another on eBay:
eBay Auction -- Item Number: 310326262899

The sticker's look intereseting but I've seen many stickers on production carts.

Does the label wrap around?

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 12:26 PM

Yea, the label wraps around, it's paper without a plastic coating.

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 11:58 PM

I think that its a standard release. I have found 8-bit cart variants with similar insides and label variants. Carts made during this time often used more than one supply chain and sometimes were made with "what was cheapest and most available at the time".

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 2:11 AM

Remember Da Fuzz was found with a "production label" but it's still considered a prototype...

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 6:52 AM

Remember Da Fuzz was found with a "production label" but it's still considered a prototype...

Actually, I believe Da'Fuzz is considered production since more were discovered. I thought it was a proto, but was corrected :)

Edited by chrislynn5, Tue Feb 7, 2012 6:52 AM.


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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 8:46 AM


Remember Da Fuzz was found with a "production label" but it's still considered a prototype...

Actually, I believe Da'Fuzz is considered production since more were discovered. I thought it was a proto, but was corrected :)

That's news to me. Where did you hear about more being found?

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 10:03 AM

I forget, I think it was someone at Atarimania (i'll have to go back through emails). I too thought and said it was a prototype, and was corrected.

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 9:56 AM

That's one of the numerous pages on our site that needs an update.

Da' Fuzz is a prototype, the only cartridges found with a label were review copies.

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 10:02 AM

I stand corrected. Thanx for the update.




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