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#1 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:13 PM

I'm new to Colecovision, but I was surfing eBay when I came across this peculiar-looking black and white label Ladybug. Is this odd, or not? Mine looks different, it's the standard one.

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#2 Crapahute ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:04 AM

It seems it is a CBS case with a Canadian sticker.



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:11 AM

We saw CBS versions in stores here in Canada as well as black and white labels and I think later in the mid-80's  there was a lot of mixing and matching to clear out stock.



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:21 AM

Hi coleconut.

 

Just my words.

:) 



#5 nanochess OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:57 AM

The Canadian labels in black & white were made because Coleco had to comply with Canadian regulations stating that all games should have messages in French, so in order to save money they printed Black&White labels instead of color ones, they were so lazy they shipped the USA game with USA label and the label at side so you could glue it over your cartridge.

 

So it's not strange to find Canadian labels still waiting to be applied.



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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:04 PM

Nanochess... actually these replacement French language labels were printed in color to start and then later, most likely to save on printing expenses, they switched to black and white labels. This switch might have even been decided upon by Coleco of Canada.



#7 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:26 PM

I've never seen a CBS cart before. How rare are they?



#8 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:44 PM

I've never seen a CBS cart before. How rare are they?

Not rare at all, even on this side of the big pond.



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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:50 AM

Nanochess... actually these replacement French language labels were printed in color to start and then later, most likely to save on printing expenses, they switched to black and white labels. This switch might have even been decided upon by Coleco of Canada.


Thanks for the clarification :) almost got it right :grin:




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