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#1751 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:47 PM

Think this is only fitting for this thread and Coleco Holdings, LLC / Chris Cardillo....



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:46 PM

Let's do a little update on how Coleco has been doing on social media...

 

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Wow! So did Coleco's Facebook page really only get an average of 5.75 engagements per post last week!??!  This makes me ask a few questions...

 

1. How is anyone THAT BAD at social media???  Seriously, that is beyond embarrassing! 

 

2. Instead of making those trademark claims on our page, wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to try to build a relationship with our page for even the minimal amount of support to what they are doing? Because even when people were talking negatively about them, they had better engagement!  lol

 

3. It really does make me wonder if Cardillo was trying to attack and get our page shut down out of "jealousy" or at least wanted to get rid of any competition (even though we aren't actually competition since all our page does is support the Coleco brand.)  

 

Since we know they are crap at Facebook, let's take a look at their Twitter, shall we?  Here's their most recent original content posted to Twitter:

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So the most amount of engagement they've had recently is a post about Fruit Stripe Gum!??!  WTF is this crap???

 

All of this makes zero sense, and my mistake is probably trying to apply some sort of logic when Cardillo is involved, but if you are not good at doing social media, wouldn't you want to try to work with someone who is?  But instead he did exactly the opposite.

 

Oh, and it looks like they already gave up on the fake Facebook fan page as they haven't posted anything in like 5 days now...

 

(EDIT: Oops, those top two tweets weren't their original content, but still, you get the idea...they suck at social media!)   ;)



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:53 PM

look at the press page on their website, they still have those articles up about the Chameleon.  I figured they'd be embarrassed by that and take them down.  But I guess not since they joked about it on the tweet about E3 and running out of tape, I guess that was what that was about?



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:59 PM

based on everything thus far, i would have to go with option #3 personally. werent they at 6.2k prior to this..whatever you wanna call it now, kerfuffle, attack, overstepping of boundaries, whatever? i dunno how often fb would update their optics, but yeah...if i still had any kind of ANYTHING up about the chameleon and was too...whatever word you wanna use, kerfuffled to take that shit down and realize its sending a bad message on top of all the other bad messages, then i suppose they're not even concerned anymore about how their brand is seen?



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:19 PM

It's sad that Coleco Chris had to pull the stunt he did because its literally almost ruined my passion for the Colelcovision and collecting in general.

However I reflected and know that this BS will pass and things will resume regardless of what that dipshit does. We have new hardware coming out from Collectorvision and OpCode so soon this is all going to be a mute situation. It's too bad that Coleco Chris really is too stupid and egotistical to apologize for the crap he pulled with Robb. But then again looking at his resume, are we really surprised at all of his antics?

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:00 PM

Let's do a little update on how Coleco has been doing on social media...

Damn dude, that's ridiculously squash! 

 

:grin:

 

Seriously that seems pretty bad, moreso since it's not like they're not trying. 



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:36 PM

Let's do a little update on how Coleco has been doing on social media...
 
 

Sorry.  We couldn't make it to e3 this year. -- ran out of electrical tape! :_( :lol:

This really made my day, ironic as it is. Probably the best self-satirical post they've made yet! :rolling:

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:41 PM

based on everything thus far, i would have to go with option #3 personally. werent they at 6.2k prior to this..whatever you wanna call it now, kerfuffle, attack, overstepping of boundaries, whatever? i dunno how often fb would update their optics, but yeah...if i still had any kind of ANYTHING up about the chameleon and was too...whatever word you wanna use, kerfuffled to take that shit down and realize its sending a bad message on top of all the other bad messages, then i suppose they're not even concerned anymore about how their brand is seen?

Any publicity is good publicity.
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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:16 AM

Sorry. We couldn't make it to e3 this year. -- ran out of electrical tape!




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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:05 PM

Holy cow, I NEED some of that tape; I'm on my way to the Appliance Repair Shop for some Scotch Brand #33 Plastic Electrical Tape to fix all my sparking, exploding TVs so my gal will watch with me on uncomfortable chairs in fancy clothes...



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:09 PM

Holy cow, I NEED some of that tape; I'm on my way to the Appliance Repair Shop for some Scotch Brand #33 Plastic Electrical Tape to fix all my sparking, exploding TVs so my gal will watch with me on uncomfortable chairs in fancy clothes...

But wouldn't that tape unravel after a few years???



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:16 PM

I just don't even know what to say about their new website: http://coleco.com/now/

It's just so bad on so many levels.

 

But you know what?  I'm going to stop focusing on this crap and focus on the system I love, the classic ColecoVision, and pay attention to the people that are worth my time, the homebrew and retrogaming community.

 

I know for me personally I will not be buying Rainbow Brite, Robotech Toys, and I'll buy CollectorVision's games from CollectorVision, and that's exactly what we will continue to feature on our socials, and feature them LOUDLY!



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:20 PM

Well this statement is interesting from their new site.  Are they getting an exclusive deal with Sydney Hunter?  What else could it be?

 

  • WE NOW HAVE LICENSES WITH RAINBOW BRITE, ROBOTECH AND SOON SYDNEY HUNTERR


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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:23 PM

 

Well this statement is interesting from their new site.  Are they getting an exclusive deal with Sydney Hunter?  What else could it be?

 

  • WE NOW HAVE LICENSES WITH RAINBOW BRITE, ROBOTECH AND SOON SYDNEY HUNTERR

 

 

Let me guess - They are going to shove it into a mini arcade.  Didn't JF say they were doing an NES version and I would guess that their mini arcade is going to some some sort of NES emulator.  I really hope CollectorVision gets their money up front!  ;)



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:56 PM

I just don't even know what to say about their new website: http://coleco.com/now/

It's just so bad on so many levels.

 

Actually, I think it's slightly less awful than it was the last time I saw i...

 

Wait.... what... is... that...?

 

:lol:  :rolling:  :lolblue:

 

Oh man! Cardillyo's pic is "teh awesome!"

 

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Flashin' the CV gangsta sign. You go with your bad self, and such.

 

Hmmm... "Rainbow Brite has begun moving down the ColecoVision pipleline."

 

Wonder which pipeline that might be?  :ponder:



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:07 PM

"it's slightly less awful than it was"

 

What a glowing review!  lol   :grin:



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:58 PM

What a glowing review!  lol   :grin:

Their page is deceptive, making it look like they have "Products"

Click on the Buy Now buttons for The Flashback (not the ColecoVision Flashback because apparently the Intellivision and Atari versions don't exist) and the book that is not their book , they are simply Amazon links that have referrer tags on them so they will make money off of something that isn't theirs...

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:23 PM

Looking at their "team" I'm guessing most of them were somehow involved with his stupid music videos.



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:39 PM

That pic wow!! What a loser....So two games I can never buy.. Cardilihole will never get a cent from me.

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:41 PM

Their page is deceptive, making it look like they have "Products"

Click on the Buy Now buttons for The Flashback (not the ColecoVision Flashback because apparently the Intellivision and Atari versions don't exist) and the book that is not their book , they are simply Amazon links that have referrer tags on them so they will make money off of something that isn't theirs...

I'm surprised they don't have a link to a picture of Ben Heck's "officially licensed" Coleco portable. (Not available at this time)

 

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:43 PM

Use this link ------>  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NM9R6GW if you want to buy one of them.  It has the referrer information removed. 



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:44 PM

Use this link ------>  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NM9R6GW if you want to buy one of them.  It has the referrer information removed. 

 

Or use this link: http://amzn.to/2sunK2Y as then I get some money if you buy one! 

 

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 PM

 

Or use this link: http://amzn.to/2sunK2Y as then I get some money if you buy one! 

 

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I'd love to support you Albert, other than my annual AA dues,  but I've read the reviews on the flashback unit and have determined it's not for me.



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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:58 PM

Wow thats cheap! The shipping would be 2x the value.

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Or use this link: http://amzn.to/2sunK2Y as then I get some money if you buy one! 

 

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