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#1 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 11:54 AM

This has to be a joke, or a scam...

http://www.ebay.com/...FoAAOSw2xRYmjeB



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:02 PM

Where's Flojomojo.. we can ask him to buy it and check! :)


Edited by NE146, Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:03 PM.


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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:13 PM

Well the game is just Bachelor Party by Mystique.  The label actually looks legit (can't really tell though from those pictures), so my guess is either:

 

1. It's a really well done fake label

2. Someone at Atari got a hold of BP and decided to throw it in a Lab Loaner case with a funny name as a joke

 

The auction mentions that whole Atari vs Mystique lawsuit thing being a possibility so I suppose someone might have threw this together as a joke for that.  It would be interesting to know its providence.  There's no way Atari was moonlighting doing games for Mystique, so you can forget that theory right now.



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:15 PM

Where's Flojomojo.. we can ask him to buy it and check! :)

Uh oh..

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 1:07 PM

Where's Flojomojo.. we can ask him to buy it and check! icon_smile.gif

 

I though Flojomojo was a her icon_confused.gif



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 1:17 PM

Well the game is just Bachelor Party by Mystique.  The label actually looks legit (can't really tell though from those pictures), so my guess is either:

 

1. It's a really well done fake label

2. Someone at Atari got a hold of BP and decided to throw it in a Lab Loaner case with a funny name as a joke

 

The auction mentions that whole Atari vs Mystique lawsuit thing being a possibility so I suppose someone might have threw this together as a joke for that.  It would be interesting to know its providence.  There's no way Atari was moonlighting doing games for Mystique, so you can forget that theory right now.

 

You do realize the auction is run by Joe, right?  He wouldn't fake a lab-loaner, he doesn't even have time to run atari2600.com anymore.



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 1:58 PM

 

You do realize the auction is run by Joe, right?  He wouldn't fake a lab-loaner, he doesn't even have time to run atari2600.com anymore.

 

No I didn't realize it was Joe.   I'd really like to know the story behind this one.



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 2:13 PM

 

You do realize the auction is run by Joe, right?  He wouldn't fake a lab-loaner, he doesn't even have time to run atari2600.com anymore.

 

 

 

No I didn't realize it was Joe.   I'd really like to know the story behind this one.

Now I'm very intrigued.



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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 11:54 PM

Doesn't sound like the seller knows the whole story:
 
Possible reasons for Mystique company prototype inside Atari Loaner cartridge
An obvious question is why is a Mystique company game inside an Atari prototype cartridge. We can suggest two possible reasons. Perhaps Atari programmed this (and other) Mystique titles under contract to Mystique. This would date the prototype to 1982. Another possibility is this prototype is somehow related the Atari vs Mystique lawsuit which occurred during this time. Please write if you have other theories.


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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:35 AM

 

Doesn't sound like the seller knows the whole story:
 
Possible reasons for Mystique company prototype inside Atari Loaner cartridge
An obvious question is why is a Mystique company game inside an Atari prototype cartridge. We can suggest two possible reasons. Perhaps Atari programmed this (and other) Mystique titles under contract to Mystique. This would date the prototype to 1982. Another possibility is this prototype is somehow related the Atari vs Mystique lawsuit which occurred during this time. Please write if you have other theories.

 

 

Yeah I saw that.  The first theory is a no go.  There's no way Atari was writing games for other companies (it's not like they had the time to do that anyway).  I don't know anything about the lawsuit so I suppose that's a possibility.  Anyone have more info on that?



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Posted Wed Apr 5, 2017 8:18 AM

 

Yeah I saw that.  The first theory is a no go.  There's no way Atari was writing games for other companies (it's not like they had the time to do that anyway).  I don't know anything about the lawsuit so I suppose that's a possibility.  Anyone have more info on that?

I think the second reason makes a bit more sense, but then renaming it Porno Pong? That would prevent it from being any sort of evidence in a court case.  

Personally, I think that it could have been an in-house April Fool's joke from way back then.



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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 9:36 AM

Ignorant question, but....Joe who??? I know a lot of people named Joe.



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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 9:42 AM

Ignorant question, but....Joe who??? I know a lot of people named Joe.

Joe Cody, owner of atari2600.com

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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 11:19 AM

Joe Cody, owner of atari2600.com

Off topic I know, but has that site been around for like EVER? I swear I bought a loose Halloween from that site like 20 years ago. I didn't have a PC at the time, I was using WebTV!! 


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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:53 PM

I own this one (not the one from the auction though). I bought it at the Southern California Retro show back in August. It was a great pick up.

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:02 PM

So there's more than one now?

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:44 PM

I own this one (not the one from the auction though). I bought it at the Southern California Retro show back in August. It was a great pick up.

 

Can you elaberate on it's origins and any details you have about it please Jose?



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:34 AM

I would venture to guess that it's background story would be similar to the Rabbit Transit loaner cart that surfaced? I would assume that most Atari employees that worked around the "lab", had access to mountains of cartridge shells & entire rolls of loaner cartridge sticker sheets.

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:18 PM

Well, I bought the game at the SoCal Retro show. I believe the gentleman had another copy of the game which may be the one that is currently for auction... I also bought other Atari 2600 protos from him.

I own Atari lab protos which games are from other companies. From the top of my head, I have Demon Attack, Frogger and Demons to Diamonds on Atari lab loaners. I know I have more but cannot remember those right now..... Sorry.

What I need to do is finish my inventory on Atari 2600 protos. I know I own over 1,000 protos. I will get to it one day and will share the inventory to the community for research purposes, etc.




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