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#26 Darrin9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:46 PM

My Picture! :D, No just kidding! can`t wait for the Book..



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Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:51 PM

A little update

I'm ACTIVELY working on this book. I added a bunch of stuff!
I scanned alot of photos for this book, oh yes, I did!
I'm still very busy with holidays but once it get passed, I'll resume works and get this book out!

I need to know, is there something you guys want to be in that book?
Any ideas, suggestions?


I have to kick my butt and get that book released... THIS YEAR!! :twisted: ;)

 

 

I'd love to see artwork and pictures and lots of them especially if you could have pages devoted to each Coleco game, kind of like Sellers' Arcade Fever. I really like the way he had "X" Game and then lots of pics and info on it and possibly interviews and then other events going on around the gaming world at the time.

 

Kent's Ultimate History's layout and content is quite good IMO and it's one of my favs in the last 10 years.

 

I'm also a huge fan of Leonard Herman's Phoenix books and it would be cool to have something structered like his...almost like a journal of events etc starting maybe in the 70's?

 

Any combination of the above three would be great but I'm big on pictures and artwork. Arcade cabinets and any related art to the games. The best thing about the CV is all the great arcade games and the cool art!  :P



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Posted Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:52 AM

I'd love to see as many photos as possible, in particular "unofficial" photographs taken by employees - these can often be quite fascinating. Personal insights from Coleco employees would also be cool.

Basically as much information as possible that isn't already in the public domain.

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 6:15 AM

A little update

I'm ACTIVELY working on this book. I added a bunch of stuff!
I scanned alot of photos for this book, oh yes, I did!
I'm still very busy with holidays but once it get passed, I'll resume works and get this book out!

I need to know, is there something you guys want to be in that book?
Any ideas, suggestions?


I have to kick my butt and get that book released... THIS YEAR!! :twisted: ;)

 

I'm looking forward to it as Colecovision is one of my favorite consoles of all time. There's probably enough Coleco vaporware it'll warrant its own chapter.



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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 6:46 AM

I hope there will be a good section on SECTAURS.



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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:50 AM

I hope there will be a good section on SECTAURS.


Surely, I've been able to get my hands on a Sectaurs Press Kit and also a Conceptual Doc :)

Same things goes for Rambo toys

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:51 AM

I'm looking forward to it as Colecovision is one of my favorite consoles of all time. There's probably enough Coleco vaporware it'll warrant its own chapter.


Vaporware? .... You bet! ;) :D

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:52 AM

I'd love to see as many photos as possible, in particular "unofficial" photographs taken by employees - these can often be quite fascinating. Personal insights from Coleco employees would also be cool.Basically as much information as possible that isn't already in the public domain.


I do have ALOT of great photos, trust me ;)

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:55 AM

I do have ALOT of great photos, trust me ;)


BTW: I have photos for almost (if not, all) Coleco bulding/warehouse, pretty cool if you ask me :)

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 11:58 AM

This is going to be wicked badass, Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!!

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 12:13 PM

This is going to be wicked badass, Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!!


Thanks!

Though, it would not have been possible without the CV community, specially the CV brotherhood



We're getting there! :)

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 7:13 PM

Some more photos has been scanned today, yay! :D

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 8:54 PM

yeah! When I was a kid, I saw these cool bug warriors, and then I saw they were made by COLECO....Coleco??? The video Game company??? Wow! I hope they make a SECTAUR game, too!. They never did. :( 

Was one ever conceived to be made?



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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:04 PM

I'm very hyped for this book to happen and there's a lot of books I'm waiting on coming out this year (especially the kickstarter backed history of Sega Genesis book and Wrestling with Pixels history of wrestling video games book) but a Coleco history one could top them all. I checked my video games related storage, as I do on occasion, saw my still new in box Colecovision from '82 (bought in the early 90's before retro became an expensive term) and, what luck, found my original and still working Coleco Electronic Quarterback! Only thing made me laugh more was I found a Pyraminx (a handheld puzzle created in the wake of the Rubik's Cube craze but as the name would give away, a pyramid shape instead of a cube). Please, keep us all updated on the book's progress. 



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Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:35 AM

Interesting. I know little to nothing about Coleco, so this would be a great read to learn all about it! Best of luck!

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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 PM

Little update

 

Toby has been able to restore important files from my other PC, including the latest works of the Coleco Book! 

And some very important photos as well !!

Thanks again man!

 

In fact, the previous version I sent to Jim was clearly an old version

Jim now have the latest version to start working on it on his side

 

Now all this are REALLY GOING FOWARD! :twisted:

This post may seem almost useless for the common, but believe me!,  I was not going to rewrite what has been done already, this was clearly REQUIRED to  resume works on the book! 

 

See you next update!  :)



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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:45 PM

Here's the kind of stuff you'll find in the Coleco Industries Book  :)

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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:21 PM

looking forward to this book :)



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Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:13 AM

How goes the progress?



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Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:22 PM

How goes the progress?

I gave my text to Jim (NIAD) so he can complete missing sections and make the text better (I'm a french Canadian)
we will have to choose wich pictures we will use for the book (MANY to choose from!)

Then will have a Brotherhood proof read

Edited by retroillucid, Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:22 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:21 PM

I gave my text to Jim (NIAD) so he can complete missing sections and make the text better (I'm a french Canadian)
we will have to choose wich pictures we will use for the book (MANY to choose from!)

Then will have a Brotherhood proof read

Woo Hoo! I'm pumped to see this work.. can't wait. Good job guys :D

One step closer...



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Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:50 PM

Woo Hoo! I'm pumped to see this work.. can't wait. Good job guys :D
One step closer...


We're going into the right way :)

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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:11 AM

Absolutely wonderful. Gonna be a great year for videogame books. I'll be watching when you announce you're taking orders. 



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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:32 AM

There goes Retroillucid again... putting all the pressure on me again. :lol

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Hi retroillucid, do you please have updates on the book progress? Any tentative release dates ;) ?




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