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#1 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:50 AM

When I ordered 5200 Tempest from the AA store a few months ago it only came with cart and manual. When I recently asked Marc Oberhäuser about buying his Tempest 5200 box, he said it was an AA exclusive box and I would have to order it through AA, but I dont see a box only in the store for the Tempest 5200 game. Can someone who bought one tell me how I get this box? Thanks!



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Posted Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 AM

When I bought mine years ago, there was no other option than to buy one with a box. Seems likely that the store simply ran out of boxes. This has happened before... Adventure II also used to have a box and is no longer sold with one.

You might want to ask Al if he has any plans to re-order boxes, but Id guess demand for older 5200 game boxes is pretty low now and not worth the expense of a new print run.

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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 PM

It looks like I missed the boat on the box. What it looks like I'll be doing is keeping it in a clamshell case from eBay, which the manual is too large for, and keeping them both in a box protector. Not ideal, but it keeps it all together and in good shape.



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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 12:01 AM

The initial run of some 5200 games on AA came complete in box such as Tempest, Adventure 2, Castle Blast and I believe Castle Crisis. Once the boxes run out they're sold as cart only. I'm not sure why more boxes weren't made but if I had to guess is it's to make it exclusive to those who were able to get they're hands on a copy

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Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 3:22 PM

https://www.retrogam...i-5200/tempest/



#6 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 7:31 PM

 

Unfortunately, this one with the universal game case was too small for the manual.



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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2018 3:03 PM

An AA member named Marc Oberhauser makes them. He has an online shop but it has been down for quite a while. I have no experience with this gentleman or his services.


Edited by LaserCat, Thu Sep 6, 2018 3:10 PM.


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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:01 PM

When I ordered 5200 Tempest from the AA store a few months ago it only came with cart and manual. When I recently asked Marc Oberhäuser about buying his Tempest 5200 box, he said it was an AA exclusive box and I would have to order it through AA, but I dont see a box only in the store for the Tempest 5200 game. Can someone who bought one tell me how I get this box? Thanks!

 

I actually overlooked the fact that you mentioned Marc in your post! Anyway I just got this in the mail.

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#9 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:53 PM

 

I actually overlooked the fact that you mentioned Marc in your post! Anyway I just got this in the mail.

 

Where did you get it? Marc said it was up to Atari Age to sell them. Or is this an old CIB.



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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 PM

I contacted Marc and he sent me this link. http://www.atarivcs.de/Choose the box you want and contact Marc on AA and he will help you complete the transaction. NOTE:  The box he sells is not the version that was sold in the AA store.


Edited by LaserCat, Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 PM

 

Where did you get it? Marc said it was up to Atari Age to sell them. Or is this an old CI

Forgot to tag you in my response. Advice on how to order in my previous post.



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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:46 PM

Forgot to tag you in my response. Advice on how to order in my previous post.

Thanks. Got it. I contacted him again, but have not heard back yet. Don't know what kind of snufu happened last time. Did the same thing you did, Marc told me to contact AA and Albert never responded. Hopefully it goes better this time.






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