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#26 Atari Rescue Group OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 10, 2005 1:48 AM

I don't collect Intellivision stuff but that is one cool find!

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 6:35 AM

Very nice! How much did you pay for it ?

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 8:45 AM

This is a VERY rare find. As was stated earlier, this was supposed to be a give away item for people who bought World Book encyclopedias. They needed a cheap technology gift to entice people to buy the encyclopedia, so they contracted with INTV to create a special version of the Intellivision for this purpose. I don't think the deal ever went through though, so I doubt many were made.

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 3:26 PM

Tempest,

From what I can gather there's three known. Maybe a few more exist. It seems like it does have a different Exec program and a new GROM. It is pretty sweet.

-Chuck

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 3:32 PM

Very nice! How much did you pay for it ?

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Roi,

I'm almost embarrassed to say. The woman I bought it from thought no one would be interested in it and priced it very low. I had no idea how sought after it was at the time either. It was $5.00 games included.

-Chuck

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 3:58 PM

Very nice! How much did you pay for it ?

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Roi,

I'm almost embarrassed to say. The woman I bought it from thought no one would be interested in it and priced it very low. I had no idea how sought after it was at the time either. It was $5.00 games included.

-Chuck

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:D Wel done!

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 4:19 PM

Dude, you couldn't have done better than that with a ski mask and a pistol! Again, congratulations!

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005 12:39 PM

How many carts did you get? Too bad you can't ask the old lady more about it's orgin... where she got it from and everything!

:)

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005 8:54 PM

How many carts did you get?  Too bad you can't ask the old lady more about it's orgin... where she got it from and everything! 

:)

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I got 2 TutorVision games + golf + sub hunt. I did ask her, but she didn't really offer much information. She just seemed to know that it was old, and it hadn't been used in a long time.

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Posted Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:49 AM

I just purchased a good digital camera and have taken some hi resolution pictures of the Tutorvision. If any Intellivision fans would like to see them I can email them to you.

Drop me an email or PM.

-Chuck

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Posted Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:11 AM

ive never heard of it...but thats a great find congrats

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Posted Tue Aug 9, 2005 12:57 PM

Very nice! How much did you pay for it ?

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Roi,

I'm almost embarrassed to say. The woman I bought it from thought no one would be interested in it and priced it very low. I had no idea how sought after it was at the time either. It was $5.00 games included.

-Chuck

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FIVE DOLLARS?????
I'll DOUBLE that!!

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 9:44 PM

I am pretty jealous of your find, Chuck. I tried to quote one of the other posts, "color me Jealous" by MegaManFan, but I'm a total noob when it comes to these forums. Congrats.

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 10:19 PM

Six years! Holy necro-bump Batman!

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 4:50 PM

This would be cool to own. :lust:

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 6:52 PM

Wow! Good find. This is like winning the lotto.. something you just dont expect to happen.
Its really pretty to look at too! A white and blue INTY? It would look so pretty next to my INTY & INTV III :ponder:

One has to wonder, how many were produced, how many still exists, and what its market value is? But $5 ... man, what a score.
I really wonder where they got it from.

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 6:57 PM

Six years! Holy necro-bump Batman!

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Guess I should check dates before replying, eh?

#43 Rev OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 7:58 PM

Six years! Holy necro-bump Batman!

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Guess I should check dates before replying, eh?


nahhh...its cool.

#44 PAC MAN FEVER OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 10:04 PM

congrats on the cool find this is very interesting system :lust:

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Posted Sat Feb 5, 2011 10:23 PM

wow..how cool? Is this a one of a kind..or are there more threads like this somewhere cool in the forum? lol jk! Cool system though..I rebumped an old thread just the other day about atari R9's and who had them?

#46 Vic George 2K3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 6, 2011 5:54 PM

Love the color scheme on the system.

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Posted Sun Feb 6, 2011 7:00 PM

Yah, necrothread or not, this thing is awesome. :)

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Posted Sun Feb 6, 2011 7:10 PM

There was an earlier thread about the TutorVision here, including a link to an item in the Intellivision Newsletter which gives lots of interesting details about it. Educational technology is a fascinating area to me, and I love the Intellivision, so the TutorVision combines two passions of mine, and I'd love to see one in operation someday. Unfortunately, my chances are slim to none, considering how rare they are. :sad:

And, by the way ... I see nothing wrong whatsoever with necro-bumps. Far better to bump an old topic about some subject than to start a new topic which says exactly the same thing. Even if somebody bumps a thread to answer a five-year-old question, it might be too late to benefit the questioner, but it might still be helpful to somebody else out there with the same question.

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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011 6:36 PM

Just a bit of an update. There are three of these in existence that I know of. Ted Brunner has one just like mine, google him and you can see some photos. Someone else emailed me photos of one he had found. Unfortunately it had all the TutorVision and World Book emblems scratched off. I can't recall his name offhand. All three of these were found in the greater Chicago area. World Book did have their offices there. I would imagine The Blue Sky Rangers probably have one as well.

I'm not sure how many of the game cartridges for it exist.

-Chuck

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Posted Sat Mar 5, 2011 7:20 PM

Just a bit of an update. There are three of these in existence that I know of. Ted Brunner has one just like mine, google him and you can see some photos. Someone else emailed me photos of one he had found. Unfortunately it had all the TutorVision and World Book emblems scratched off. I can't recall his name offhand. All three of these were found in the greater Chicago area. World Book did have their offices there. I would imagine The Blue Sky Rangers probably have one as well.

I'm not sure how many of the game cartridges for it exist.

-Chuck


Can you post some new pics of yours? :love:

Thanks for the info.




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