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#1 Buyatari OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:19 PM

These original paintings once lined the halls of Atari. 

 

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:31 PM

:o



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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:55 PM

Ms Pac-Man

 

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close up

 

The left eyelash is a bit smeared. This is how I got it. 

 

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:01 PM

Basketbrawl - I need to check my notes on this one. 

This one is big and on thick stock. It looks more like an unfinished painting than a prelim. 

 

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Posted Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:40 AM

I'd love to have just one of them Lynx historical beauties adorning one of the walls (and if safe then to take them to our events and expos). Most of all i think i'd love the Gauntlet, Slime World and Zarlor ones :)



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Posted Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:30 PM

What's the game 2nd row far rhs?
I can't make out which one it is.
Rgds
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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:10 AM

Vindicators. :)
 



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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:01 AM

Dig these! Michael Mendheim did the Cyberball and Xeno ones. He is actually in the Chicago area near me and also created the original (and current) Mutant League Football games.

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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:55 AM

Those are great! I'd love to have a Xybots and STUN Runner gracing my walls. I always thought it was funny how Gates of Zendocon re-used the ship from 2600 Asteroids.



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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:33 AM

Great art pieces  and very nicely framed.

Some mat color choices are a bit weird though (in particular - a cream mat for Xenophobe?)

 

The reuse of the Asteroids ship is awkward indeed - always thought that this cover was a rush composition made by an art director, surprised to see that it was an actual painting.

Odd they went so blant with this on.  Gates of Zendecon might not have been a sensation, but it was solid enough to deserve a more memorable cover.

 

A pity about the smear in the Ms Pac-Man painting - one of my favorite Lynx covers!



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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:45 AM

So Vindicators wasn't released. I thought it was. 

There is a pin for it.

 

Was this the Vindicators Lynx pin the only one created for an unreleased game?



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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:58 AM

Dig these! Michael Mendheim did the Cyberball and Xeno ones. He is actually in the Chicago area near me and also created the original (and current) Mutant League Football games.

 

He did Fester's Quest as well but obviously not for the Lynx.

I've never met him but several years ago he was kind enough to respond to my email to tell me he had no art for sale. :(



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Posted Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:55 PM

Forgot about this one. 

 

Kung Food.

 

 

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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:54 AM

Fascinating - what's the story behind this and are these yours? If so, how did you acquire them if you don't mind sharing? Very cool! =D



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Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:39 AM

Fascinating - what's the story behind this and are these yours? If so, how did you acquire them if you don't mind sharing? Very cool! =D

Ok let's see.

Basketbrawl was done by Roger Motzkus.
He also painted the covers of Doom for PS1 and Powerslave for Sega Saturn / PS1

I contacted Roger several years and purchased all 3 of these directly from him.

You can see his Basketbrawl in the bottom row of the sports illustrations here.
http://www.motzkusart.com/sports.html

Here you can see the Doom and Powerslave artwork. Another game collector purchased the Streets of Rage pieces.
http://www.motzkusart.com/fantasy.html

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Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:53 PM

Forgot this was also a Lynx title.

 

Double Dragon was done by the same illustrator who did Ms Pac-man

 

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Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:05 PM

The National Enquirer MUST know....WHO HAS THESE! This pure freakin' cool gaming history. These are valuable, or will be someday. I love it. I have artist friends that would drool over these. Plus, they are Atari related. How cool are those? These need to be in the public view someday, in a gaming museum. I wonder if Jack or Sam EVER appreciated these while they hung in the Atari Hallwaays? Yummmy.

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Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:26 PM

The National Enquirer MUST know....WHO HAS THESE! This pure freakin' cool gaming history. These are valuable, or will be someday. I love it. I have artist friends that would drool over these. Plus, they are Atari related. How cool are those? These need to be in the public view someday, in a gaming museum. I wonder if Jack or Sam EVER appreciated these while they hung in the Atari Hallwaays? Yummmy.


Atari artwork is very rare as Atari didn't feel the same way that you do. An Atari employee who took the first picture told me that most of the framed paintings that you see in the first picture were thrown into a dumpster. Only a few of them survived. I have Cyberball and another collector here has Vindicators. Rampart and one other sport game were also known to have been saved at that time but I'm uncertain where they are today. Most of the others if not all of them were thought to have been destroyed.

The other pictures (Ms Pac-Man, Basketbrawl, Double Dragon and Kung Food) are personal pictures taken by me. I'm open to doing an exhibit with them if the interest exists.

Pieces not pictured here are unknown. It is feared that most did not survive but we just don't know. Trust me when I say that I have tried my best to track down all that I could. So if you have one or know of one that does still exist I too would like to see them.

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Posted Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:59 PM

Sad.   American Pickers may come across these someday in an old gamer's barn.  We don't know what we till it's gone.  Sounds like a song lyric.



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Posted Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:34 PM

Paging Doc Brown, we need his DeLorean stats! Hop back to when they threw out the pictures, and salvage what you guys didn't save and bring it back today.  The only change in timeline is worm got less food to chew on at the landfill.



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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:10 AM

The Atari Lynx and Nintendo NES have the same box art. Strange that it was on the walls at Atari. 😕

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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:22 AM

The Atari Lynx and Nintendo NES have the same box art. Strange that it was on the walls at Atari.


Which game are you referring to?

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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:32 AM

Which game are you referring to?


Sorry I should have put Double Dragon lol!

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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:38 AM

Sorry I should have put Double Dragon lol!


As far as I know Double Dragon wasn't ever hanging on the walls of Atari. Only the pieces in the first picture were there.
The rest are pieces from my collection.

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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:22 AM

As far as I know Double Dragon wasn't ever hanging on the walls of Atari. Only the pieces in the first picture were there.
The rest are pieces from my collection.


Apologies, I saw the Double Dragon pic further down in the thread and thought that was on Atari's walls too. The pieces you have are one offs?




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