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#1 AIR-RAID OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:55 PM

Ok so my father and I went through his Atari collection yesterday that has been in storage for about 20 years and we found his copy of Air-Raid. I have read online there is only one other copy of this game in a box on the planet. His is in the box with no stickers and looks brand new. He was giving this game as a sample in the early 80's. What to do now ?



#2 Zach OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:00 PM

Congrats. First thing to do is prepare for skeptics, and not take any of it personally.

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:03 PM

Nice, suspenseful $30,000 video! (or decent fraction of that, anyway)
Congratulations!

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:10 PM

Congrats, it's a great find! PMs will be flying your way!

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:12 PM

I've seen photos of this new box and it looks just like the Air Raid box I examined in person a few years ago. I haven't yet looked at photos of the old and new to compare them in detail, but from what I've seen so far it looks genuine.

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:24 PM

What to do now ?


What do you want to do now? Do you or your father want to hold onto it, or see what kind of price it could garner in an auction?

If the latter, then ebay or game gavel may well be your next direction to head.

I would not blame you and your father for holding onto it though. It will only become more valuable with age.

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 PM

If that's for real, I would suggest that you handle those boxed beauties with a bit more TLC. As for the Air Raid, I wouldn't even touch that box...not without wearing some chemical free, cotton gloves! :D

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:12 PM

If you want to sell it,then try and get as much publicity as possible,go to the gaming sites and post your find..then ebay it.

Also make sure the cart still works... test it

#9 AIR-RAID OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 PM

Thank you very much for your help Al. I will get you better photos for you to examine no later than Saturday. I will also make a video that will show that the game is fully functional also.

I've seen photos of this new box and it looks just like the Air Raid box I examined in person a few years ago. I haven't yet looked at photos of the old and new to compare them in detail, but from what I've seen so far it looks genuine.

..Al



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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:47 PM

If that's for real, I would suggest that you handle those boxed beauties with a bit more TLC. As for the Air Raid, I wouldn't even touch that box...not without wearing some chemical free, cotton gloves! :D


Yea you are right ! We have moved the game to a safe deposit box and will no longer touch the game after I take some more high res images and video the game working.
It has really only been held and open a few times in its lifetime.

#11 AIR-RAID OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:50 PM

If you want to sell it,then try and get as much publicity as possible,go to the gaming sites and post your find..then ebay it.

Also make sure the cart still works... test it


That is what I thought. I am on it :thumbsup: Going to take video of the cart working will put it up ASAP. Thanks !

#12 stardust4ever OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:56 PM

Wow - Epic find! Where/when/how did your father recieve this game, if you mind my asking?

#13 AIR-RAID OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:16 PM

Wow - Epic find! Where/when/how did your father recieve this game, if you mind my asking?


My father was given this game in the early 80's by a game rep wanting him to buy and sell this game. The rep asked him to please take the sample home to play the game and see if he liked it. Well my father played it that one time and then put it away with this other Atari games. My brother and father played the game one other time that my father remembers maybe around 1990. And that is it ....It has been in an Atari display box in a storage unit for years along with all the rest of my fathers collection. We just pulled his collection out of storage yesterday after he read about how rare Air Raid was. He swore he remembered having it and he was right !

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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:53 PM

Just checked Atarimania and there seems to be no instructions for this,so this could be classed as CIB ??

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:09 AM

Just checked Atarimania and there seems to be no instructions for this,so this could be classed as CIB ??


CIB?

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:34 AM

CIB?


Complete In Box

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:48 AM

Does a known manual even exist for Air Raid? If so, it's not CIB. Still worth a crapton of cash though. And if no manual ever existed, that means it is CIB and is worth a crapton more!!!

Seriously, that's like thumbing through a box of NES games and finding a gold Nintendo World Championship cartridges. You have stumbled upon the holy grail, my friend...

Edited by stardust4ever, Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:51 AM.


#18 AIR-RAID OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:58 AM

Does a known manual even exist for Air Raid? If so, it's not CIB. Still worth a crapton of cash though. And if no manual ever existed, that means it is CIB and is worth a crapton more!!!

Seriously, that's like thumbing through a box of NES games and finding a gold Nintendo World Championship cartridges. You have stumbled upon the holy grail, my friend...


I just got off the phone with my father. This game did not come with a manual. So this would be CIB ! With no stickers or anything on the box and the cart has only been used a few times.

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:07 AM

Bammmm! just saw this thread! And it is still on its first page!!
Congrats on the find.
Looking forward to the carnival that follows ;)

#20 Schizophretard OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:34 AM

It's good to see that another box exists. Nice collection. I like the storage cases.

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:31 AM

Where was your father living at the time, California, Texas? Does he remember the person's name that asked him to look at it?

#22 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:19 AM

Where was your father living at the time, California, Texas? Does he remember the person's name that asked him to look at it?

Also what companies were the two people working for? What year was this?

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:31 AM

Ok so my father and I went through his Atari collection yesterday that has been in storage for about 20 years and we found his copy of Air-Raid. I have read online there is only one other copy of this game in a box on the planet. His is in the box with no stickers and looks brand new. He was giving this game as a sample in the early 80's. What to do now ?


Dance the joy dance.

Looks like you hit the jackpot.

Please be careful with opening that box.

The less it's touched, the better.

Check the game to see if it functions.

It looks genuine to me.

For reference sake, here are some pictures of the other one:
http://www.atarimani...raid_16186.html

Yours looks in better condition.

Congratulations!

8)

Edited by Rom Hunter, Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:43 AM.


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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:10 AM

I'm popping pop corn in anticipation of the show that's soon to come.


Congrats by the way.

Edited by Fixitguy74, Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:11 AM.


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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:20 AM

Yeah, that's cool and all, but what about that freaking sweet CIB Cosmic Swarm?

Nice find. At this rate Air Raid is going to be a rarity 6 pretty soon!

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