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#1 Lodmot OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:35 AM

Take a look at this:

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Why.... it appears to be a heavy 4-switcher!
Here's another picture, to kinda prove that I'm not making this up:
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Has anyone else noticed this? Are there any heavy four-switcher Atari's?
Or... did they just simply use the heavy sixer picture and paint out the two other switches?

Edited by Lodmot, Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:38 AM.


#2 ntavio OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:44 AM

That's interesting. I've never seen that before.

I'm inclined to say it's a fake but I can't prove it.

Do you own the actual box? Or where did you see this?

#3 Lodmot OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:46 AM

I actually saw it on a youtube video, here:
(skip to about 7:04)

And those two pictures.

Edited by Lodmot, Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:47 AM.


#4 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 8:53 AM

Posted about this a little while ago as I have one of those boxes. IIRC, the consensus was that Atari would use whatever was laying around for their stock photos and that a heavy 4-switch may have been prototyped or they simply got their shells mixed up and never bothered to change it.

#5 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 10:02 AM

I have a bunch of these for sale, $500 each..... :ponder:

Heavy Six + Desolder 2 switches + Change faceplate = PROFIT!

I should mention they're "as is", but "they worked the last time I tried them"...... :P

#6 opeygon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:47 PM

Yeah nothing new here. This has been covered numerous times in the past. Pretty funny though!!!

#7 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 11:32 AM

I have a bunch of these for sale, $500 each..... :ponder:

Heavy Six + Desolder 2 switches + Change faceplate = PROFIT!

I should mention they're "as is", but "they worked the last time I tried them"...... :P


Not to mention making the color/bw switch work as the power switch, making the left difficulty operate as color/bw, making right difficulty work as game select and making game select work as game reset. Oh, then install 2 toggle switches on the back to work as the left and right difficulty. Sounds like a lot of work. :)




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