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#1 Games For Your Intellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 4:00 PM

This is the proof of Concept for the box. The manual slot is a bit tight. Notice the pen marks on the box where it will be made bigger.

The final box will look like a postcard if all goes according to plan.

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:46 PM

Cool, is this box the same dimensions as the original gatefold Mattel boxes?

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:47 PM

Yes, it is.

It is a clone. Except the manual slot is a bit east west......not on an angle.

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:50 PM

Not that it matters to me, but when you have them printed, does the printer assemble them and you get a complete box or do you have to assemble them?

Well the only reason I am asking is we will get the games that much faster! :-D

I didnt think it was ever going to happen! You guys were only talking about it seems like a few weeks ago and now you have this mock up box. :-o

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:50 PM

I am wondering if it shouldnt be on an angle like the mattel box.....I just noticed the manual on a Mattel game doesn't fall forward....I think I am going to call the company first thing in the morning...comments?

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:52 PM

You may be right about the manual, easy to change now, right?

And they overlays can go inside the manual or behind the cart?

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 7:05 PM

I am wondering if it shouldnt be on an angle like the mattel box.....I just noticed the manual on a Mattel game doesn't fall forward....I think I am going to call the company first thing in the morning...comments?


The box looks great and I'm so stoked you guys did this, I think it's brilliant. That said, the first thing I noticed was the manual tilting forward. I definitely think the angled slot is the way to go, that'll keep the manual and OL's in place. Well done!

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 7:11 PM

Or maybe north/south overlay slot like the Intellivoice ones ? With the instructions tucked neatly away behind in the cover, my personal favorite as it seemed to have a "thought process" behind the engineering.. specific storage for both items.. novel idea for the eighties huh ? :grin:

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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 7:51 PM

I think getting into overlay slots is a bit too much trouble for assembly.

I didn't think much of the east - west slot until later in the day when i looked at the picture. I have decided to call the printer and stop the die making until that is fixed. The overlays will go in front of the manual just like in the Mattel boxes.

The boxes will be put together by myself. I am not paying for assembly when it is simply 'busy work'.......I'll do a few while listening to music or watching TV. I am assembling all the elements to the games and putting them together slowly.

I told you guys I was serious about this. We are not fooling around :-P Don't call me homebrew....Elektronite is a reboot of the 80s 3rd party publishers......homebrew sounds too amature for me :-P

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 2:52 AM

I am wondering if it shouldnt be on an angle like the mattel box.....I just noticed the manual on a Mattel game doesn't fall forward....I think I am going to call the company first thing in the morning...comments?


I just came in to mention that. It should be at an angle like the old ones. The reason they were like that is to keep the manual straight while storing the box vertically.

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 5:54 AM

Looks Great! Thanks for the hard work on these...

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 9:16 AM

I called the salesman, and he said that it was no trouble to angle the manual slot. I have to sign off on a proof after the art is set up. So, there is no danger of the die being produced before I check.

The angle on the slot also allows you to put the overlays over to one side and have them better secured.

Anyhow, I am excited to finally see this coming together. Our next release won't be as much work, but the whole effort is worth it.

Imagine the possiblities.....doing Gatefold versions of other non-gatefold games :-P Of course, one would have to get permission, but it would be cool.

Edited by Games For Your Intellivision, Thu May 24, 2012 9:16 AM.


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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 9:23 AM

I called the salesman, and he said that it was no trouble to angle the manual slot. I have to sign off on a proof after the art is set up. So, there is no danger of the die being produced before I check.

The angle on the slot also allows you to put the overlays over to one side and have them better secured.

Anyhow, I am excited to finally see this coming together. Our next release won't be as much work, but the whole effort is worth it.

Imagine the possiblities.....doing Gatefold versions of other non-gatefold games :-P Of course, one would have to get permission, but it would be cool.


Permission from the Intellivision Birthday Announcement Facebook page? (I'm thinking we could shorten this to IBAF? Just sayin.)

Is it weird that I'm as excited about the new box as I am about the new game? :)

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 2:04 PM


I called the salesman, and he said that it was no trouble to angle the manual slot. I have to sign off on a proof after the art is set up. So, there is no danger of the die being produced before I check.

The angle on the slot also allows you to put the overlays over to one side and have them better secured.

Anyhow, I am excited to finally see this coming together. Our next release won't be as much work, but the whole effort is worth it.

Imagine the possiblities.....doing Gatefold versions of other non-gatefold games :-P Of course, one would have to get permission, but it would be cool.


Permission from the Intellivision Birthday Announcement Facebook page? (I'm thinking we could shorten this to IBAF? Just sayin.)

Is it weird that I'm as excited about the new box as I am about the new game? :)


boxes are in my opinion the best part of a new release for a collector... in fact, when you show your rare item to some friend, you show the box
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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 4:36 PM



I called the salesman, and he said that it was no trouble to angle the manual slot. I have to sign off on a proof after the art is set up. So, there is no danger of the die being produced before I check.

The angle on the slot also allows you to put the overlays over to one side and have them better secured.

Anyhow, I am excited to finally see this coming together. Our next release won't be as much work, but the whole effort is worth it.

Imagine the possiblities.....doing Gatefold versions of other non-gatefold games :-P Of course, one would have to get permission, but it would be cool.


Permission from the Intellivision Birthday Announcement Facebook page? (I'm thinking we could shorten this to IBAF? Just sayin.)

Is it weird that I'm as excited about the new box as I am about the new game? :)


boxes are in my opinion the best part of a new release for a collector... in fact, when you show your rare item to some friend, you show the box
:-)


Exactly!

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Posted Thu May 24, 2012 6:44 PM

I'm a self-proclaimed overlay junkie. I always look forward to new overlays, but.......the box is the essence of the display. Overlays rule!

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Posted Fri May 25, 2012 3:31 AM

I'm a self-proclaimed overlay junkie. I always look forward to new overlays, but.......the box is the essence of the display. Overlays rule!


do you have all the alternative overlays made by swapmagic and other people?

Edited by vprette, Fri May 25, 2012 3:32 AM.


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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 5:03 AM


I'm a self-proclaimed overlay junkie. I always look forward to new overlays, but.......the box is the essence of the display. Overlays rule!


do you have all the alternative overlays made by swapmagic and other people?


I have Orphan Overlays for 4 games. Would love to find more at the right price.

I recently tried a few from Swapmagic as well. They aren't too bad looking...a little thin, but I don't plan to functionally use them, I just really liked the Diner ones. $8 for a set of Diner Overlays was kinda steep, but I splurged. Most of the others I'm interested in are listed for $15/pair. That's out of my league. Would be cool if he offered a discounted package deal for a set of 10 or 20 pairs.

I'm not sure what I'd do if confronted with the option of buying a complete set of the Orphan Overlays. $250+ is a lot of $$$ for me, but who knows..... I'll prob just have to be patient.




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