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#1 JayAre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:42 PM

Hey, everyone.  On some of the Raiders of the Lost Ark box covers, there's a round, gold sticker with the Atari logo and name on it.  Does anyone have any information regarding these stickers, specifically when they were used?  Could these have been the very first boxes to have left the factory when the game was released?  Thanks for the help.

 

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Edited by JayAre, Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:50 PM.


#2 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:04 PM

Maybe someone was a good student?



#3 JayAre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:35 PM

Maybe this was Atari's idea of giving Howard Scott Warshaw a bonus.



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:51 PM

Did you just open a case of them?  If so, do they all have the sticker?



#5 JayAre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:01 PM

Hey, Wiz.  I got the picture online.  I just took a closer look, and this was an eBay listing, and all six of the boxes in the case had the sticker.



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:39 PM

It is probably from a South American seller. I noticed these a few months ago and almost purchased one. I got control of my need for every minor variant and passed.

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:50 PM

Because one Atari logo just isn't enough


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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:55 PM

Marketing guy:  "WTF are we gonna do with these gold stickers now, who ordered those anyway?"

Intern: "Why don't you just stick them onto game boxes?"

Head of meeting: "Good idea, Intern, get on it!"



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:03 PM

Marketing guy:  "WTF are we gonna do with these gold stickers now, who ordered those anyway?"

 

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#10 JayAre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:48 PM

Marketing guy:  "WTF are we gonna do with these gold stickers now, who ordered those anyway?"

Intern: "Why don't you just stick them onto game boxes?"

Head of meeting: "Good idea, Intern, get on it!"

 

You know, that actually might not be too far from the truth.



#11 JayAre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:40 AM

It is probably from a South American seller. I noticed these a few months ago and almost purchased one. I got control of my need for every minor variant and passed.

 

On eBay, a few of these boxes with the stickers have been sold out of Venezuela.  You mentioned that they're probably from South American sellers; is there a specific reason why copies from there would have the sticker?  I did notice one U.S. seller on eBay that also had these boxes.  Thanks.



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:06 AM

Seems odd to cover up your brand name with a sticker with the same name, shiny or not. Ah well, if it's from South America, I hope the manual was well translated. That game is unplayably obtuse without it.

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:40 AM

Seems odd to cover up your brand name with a sticker with the same name, shiny or not. Ah well, if it's from South America, I hope the manual was well translated. That game is unplayably obtuse without it.

maybe it was some QA thing to flag that it had been repacked with an appropriate manual



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:45 PM

On eBay, a few of these boxes with the stickers have been sold out of Venezuela.  You mentioned that they're probably from South American sellers; is there a specific reason why copies from there would have the sticker?  I did notice one U.S. seller on eBay that also had these boxes.  Thanks.

only because the copy I was going to buy as from a S.A. seller.

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:20 PM

only because the copy I was going to buy as from a S.A. seller.

 

Got it.  I misunderstood your original post.  Thanks.






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