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I found a weird thing

DoctorSpuds

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Alright so it's a Tournament 2000 by Unisonic, on its own that's not very interesting but stay with me here.

The box is unlike any other I've seen, it's most certainly not a standard Unisonic box.

The thing is completely unbranded and it looks like the thing was printed with ink rollers. 

The console itself is the only thing that says Unisonic on it and the serial number is pretty high so maybe it was a budget thing to cut costs?

Frankly its weird and cool and I'm happy to have it despite it being another Pong console.

If anybody knows anything about this then feel free to let me know.

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That style of box isn't uncommon for the era. More of an experimentation in the industry rather than cost-cutting. How can we go from artists' sketches to printed box while preserving detail and contrast. Several companies did that - as well as use huge printed stick-on stickers. My Interton-based Indy 500 console came in a box like that.

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2 hours ago, Keatah said:

 Several companies did that - as well as use huge printed stick-on stickers. My Interton-based Indy 500 console came in a box like that.

I know a guy who has a Magnavox Odyssey II box with the big 'ol sticker on the front. Either way, it's a neat old thing. It's still a departure from the norm for this company, as every Tournament 2000 has the professionally printed box, I haven't been able to find another one like it on google images. (I know that's a low bar but still.) 

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About to show my old age here...Maybe not so much for video games, but when I was a kid there were definitely toys around Christmas time that came in similar boxes, If I'm remembering correctly.   I'm thinking maybe some stuff ordered from catalogs may have come like that.   I seem to remember stuff like;  Dinosaur playsets, army men, roulette wheels, lawn darts, toy slot machines or pinball games, I think certain Hot Wheels track sets...But I think it was only when shipped to your house as opposed to seeing it in the store, and sometimes the full color box was inside that, too.

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10 hours ago, GoldLeader said:

But I think it was only when shipped to your house as opposed to seeing it in the store, and sometimes the full color box was inside that, too.

 

That's what the guy I bought it from thought, hooray I have the only example of a Tournament 2000 in a Mail-Order only box! Now if only people actually cared about Pong consoles.

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