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Joystick Jolter

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  1. Cant believe not one person has stated the obvious yet......Check the dates on eBay..If that doesn't give you a good idea of their worth nothing will....No book or dealer will tell you what market will bear.....Hope this helps. anthony
  2. Climber your room looks great, but where is the game poster you need. HA HA Any room with Hendrix on the wall though can only be described as "COOL" Anthony
  3. I ALMOST FORGOT, I'M GOING TO BE PUTTING UP ANOTHER POSTER A GREAT LOOKING SOLAR STORM POSTER A COUPLE OF VIDEOGAME PRESS RELEASES AND PHOTO''S A PHOENIX BELT BUCKLE I'LL LIST THEM BY URL AFTER I PUT THEM UP THIS EVENING THANKS FOR LOOKING ANTHONY
  4. AS FAR AS THE 2600 PROTO'S, THE ONLY ONE'S I THINK I HAVE LEFT ARE ACTIVISION DECATHALON MOON PATROL MARIO BROTHERS I'VE ALSO GOT A FEW COLECOVISION PROTO'S TOO. ANTHONY
  5. Does anyone have any idea if Amiga actually ever produced their Joyboard and if they did are there many of them still in circulation(collections). Just wondering what one would be worth too. Reason being is I have one ot the first one's produced. Thanks Anthony See my Atari auctions on eBay. I'll be putting a couple more up tonite, Saturday http://cgi.ebay.com/VERY-RARE-ATARI-VIDEOG...1QQcmdZViewItem http://cgi.ebay.com/VERY-RARE-ATARI-VIDEOG...1QQcmdZViewItem
  6. HI, I PUT UP A COUPLE OF POSTERS ON EBAY TONITE. HAVE A LOT OF STUFF I'LL BE SELLING OFF IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, INCLUDING A COUPLE OF 2600 PROTOTYPES.....SOLD OFF MOST OF MY GOOD STUFF A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BUT STILL HAVE SOME INTERESTING STUFF. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...me=STRK:MESE:IT http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...me=STRK:MESE:IT THANKS FOR LOOKING....
  7. Hey Tempest, Remember me. Still alive and kicking. I'm about to divest of a few more things I have laying around. I've got a Parker Brothers 5200 Monty cartridge I'll probably be selling off soon. Do you have it?
  8. This thread should add a few hundred watchers to the show. I'll have to watch just to see someone playing the 2600.
  9. No and I honestly don't remember if I ever knew how far along the others were. I know that if they ever were available for a reviewer to see I would have seen them. What happened was that they got so involved in the computer they were developing that the games were just forgotten. The VP I got close to went on to work for a game company out on Long Island. Can't remember the name of the company but I believe they were developing Playstation games when the Playstation first came out. Tony
  10. Like I've said to someone recently. The European crew is buying everything up. And Marco, who I've done business with in the past is one of the eagle eyes over there. I sold a Malagai a couple of years ago and it seems to me, and my memory is not digital so I could be wrong, that the box I sold it with was a little different. Is there a box variant or could I just be wrong. Tony PS: Hi Marco. Is it warming up a little over there yet. Tony
  11. I see that eBay is literaly dry of the Joyboard. I was just wondering if there is any interest out there in it. When it came out I found it quite interesting. With Mogul Maniac I thought it worked well. At the time I tried it with a couple of other games and didn't like it's response. Anyone else have any thoughts on it. Part of the reason I'm asking is that I have one of the first one's every touched by anyone other than an Amiga employee and probably before some of them(and I don't think there were too many of them). Not only do I still have it, but I even have the Fed Ex box it came in and all the paperwork including(I hope) the letter saying that it is one of the first ones they had and that I was getting it. I had become pretty close with (and without going back and checking on this it's a bit of a guess) their VP Don Reisinger(?) and that's how I happened to get one early on. I had even gotten a sneak peek at the computer they were working on at the time which they sold to a larger company. I'm not sure if my memory serves me right on this but I think it's what finally became the ADAM computer. That doesn't ring right with me but that's all that I can think of right now. I have a feeling that could be wrong though. Now I've let myself open for a couple of the critics who have been jumping on my back here but I do enjoy discussing some of the stuff that went on back in the early '80s surrounding the videogame industry. I hope they can just relax and let everyone hear some of the stories of what little I can say about the infancy of the videogame industry. Thanks, Anthony
  12. Oh Thanks for the kind words, but more than that thanks for the bump up to the top of the threads so people who missed my auction can check it out. Hey they might even be interested in the great Imagic catalog I put up yesterday. Way COOL and WAY WAY RARE! Thanks again, Anthony http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
  13. Hi, I've listed a few more great items on eBay. The Imagic catalog is UNREAL!! My Webpage http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HEALTH ANTHONY
  14. Propane, Although I have my doubts it is a very slight possibility. Pole Position had been a very popular arcade stand up and was ported for the 2600. It did come out though right around the time of that list. In that same issue was my TOP TWENTY list where Pole Position was number 12 and had not been on the list the month before. Anthony
  15. Boy are you way off base here. There is nothing I have that I have talked about that anyone, wether still in business or not, could ever have any title to. What I have was given to me by the company. It was not given with any other premise than to be given to me to use however I wanted to. Now if you were talking about a proto game with a label that said it was a loaner or that they wanted it back that might be different. I'm not selling a proto game. The box was sent with the game which was finished and it just happened to get into a prototype box that they never used. I hope this doesn't sound hard but it is just plain facts. Anthony Woah, hey slow down there. A little sensitive about this, huh? I wasn't suggesting that you are doing anything, oh, illegal, just wondering what the legal status of evaluation materials like this might be given they are media from another time and given that Wizard Video, like many other companies from that time, is no longer a viable company unlike Sony, Nintendo, or even Atari. But thanks for your touchy, knee-jerk "it's mine, mine, mine" response, because it illuminates a grey area in the world of video game collecting. You were given this game by Wizard Video for the purposes of reviewing it for a publication, yes? (I'm not even going to get into the ownership of the publication here.) Most, but not all, of the time evaluation materials are not expected to be returned (reasons include: to foster goodwill among the reviewers, it isn't worth the money to get the sample back since they are destined for mass production anyhow, the item has been allocated through accounting as a business expense, and so on); however, with some companies they ask for the materials back - here I'm thinking of certain film companies and their films. It really depends on what sort of legal agreement, or lack thereof, accompanies the material(s) in question. (As an aside, I've reviewed books before, and sometimes the publisher wants the review copy back, but most of the time they don't - typically this is related to how far along in the publication process the text is. Also, it's been over a good ten years since I worked in radio, so I'll have to check with an industry friend about the current situation over there.) Of course, we live in different times and with additional media formats, so controlling who has access to what is a little different story. So yes, in a situation with something taken from a company by an employee - such as a lab loaner cart - that cart is still the company's property, although thus far many of the surviving companies from the Atari 2600 period appear not to care about retrieving this sort of thing. Enforcing (intellectual) property issues, copyright, and trademark are things that are interesting to me, and like I said in my initial query, I'm really thinking more about companies with longevity like Sony and Nintendo (and Disney because of their aggressive corporate history, but this is a video game forum). I was not given this game by Wizard, if you know how to read all we are talking about here is a poster. NOT A GAME. And no one here has said anything about taking something from a company. It's like you're putting out there that I stole a game cartridge. HUH! I want to tell you something. It's people like you that stopped my from sharing the stuff I have with the people here 2 years ago. You are bringing up "$H1T" about something that has nothing to do with what the thread is all about. I'm sharing something with the people here that care about this stuff being in the public eye, not people who are looking for someone to stop people from knowing what was out there and what might have gotten to see the light of day had it not been for the "Tsunami" that covered it all up, or was it the bulldozers in the Arizona dessert that covered up all the stuff . Look you want to start a thread about should we get some lawyers in here to find out who has Atari loaners in their collection and see if Atari can take them back go ahead, but don't start this crap in one of my threads in which I'm trying to share some interesting information with all the rest of the people here. START YOUR OWN THREAD ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY!! YOU GOT SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT WHAT I POST FINE SAY IT. AND YES I'M SENSITIVE BECAUSE IT'S PEOPLE LIKE YOU CRYING ABOUT BULL$H1T THAT CAUSED EBAY TO PULL ALL THE AUCTIONS PEOPLE HAD FOR PROTOTYPE CARTRIDGES. DUH! I'M JUST WONDERING EBAY IS IT LEGAL FOR THEM TO SELL THAT STUFF. COULD YOU GET IN TROUBLE FOR LETTING THEM SELL IT. YES I'M MAD BECAUSE IT'S IDIOTS(AND YOU'RE RIGHT I DON'T KNOW YOU AND I SHOULDN'T CALL YOU THAT BECAUSE YOU MIGHT CALL YOUR LAWYER AND TRY TO SUE ME FOR SLANDER) LIKE YOU WHO ARE ALWAYS BRINGING LAWYERS INTO EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF OUR LIVES. YES, THIS IS AMERICA AND WE HAVE FREE SPEECH. AND THAT'S WHY I'M SPOUTING OFF HERE AND TELLING YOU STAY OFF MY STREET. I'VE GOT TONS OF THINGS SITTING IN BOXES THAT I KNOW MOST PEOPLE HERE AT ATARIAGE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT AND SEE. SO DON'T YOU CHASE ME AGAIN. IF YOU THINK I'M A BIT TESTY YOU ARE RIGHT. AND MY POSSESION OF THE THINGS I HAVE ALLOW ME TO CALL MY SHOTS THE WAY I SEE THEM. I'M POSTING THINGS HERE FOR THE MEMBERS OF ATARIAGE TO SEE AND MAYBE LEARN SOME THINGS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE VIDEOGAME INDUSTRY IN IT'S INFANCY. LEAVE MY POSTS ALONE. IF YOU CAN'T HAVE A CIVILIZED CONVERSATION WITHOUT BRINGING IN CHILDISH NONSENSE THEN JUST TELL ME TO TAKE MY BALL AND GO HOME. NO PROBLEM! IF MY YELLING HERE UPSETS SOMEONE I'M SORRY, IT'S JUST THAT 2 YEARS AGO HERE WHEN I STARTED POSTING THINGS PEOPLE GOT CRITICAL AND A LITTLE STUPID. I IN FACT STILL HAVE ONE OF THE APOLOGIES AFTER ONE OF THE MEMBERS GAVE ME A HARD TIME. HE SAID HE HAD TAKEN TOO MUCH COLD MEDICINE THE DAY BEFORE. WELL PEOPLE I DIDN'T TAKE TOO MUCH COLD MEDICINE, I'M JUST PI$$ED AT SOMEONE BRINGING UP $HIT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY THREAD WHEN ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS IMPART SOME VIDEOGAME HISTORY. Thanks for your time. Anthony PS Folks: If you think this guy isn't obsessed by the thoughts of bringing in lawyers always , here's another quote from one of my other threads. Well Activision still exists as a company, so you could write to them and maybe even sue them for compensation! $$$$$ $$$$$ God Bless America and its legal system!
  16. Boy are you way off base here. There is nothing I have that I have talked about that anyone, wether still in business or not, could ever have any title to. What I have was given to me by the company. It was not given with any other premise than to be given to me to use however I wanted to. Now if you were talking about a proto game with a label that said it was a loaner or that they wanted it back that might be different. I'm not selling a proto game. The box was sent with the game which was finished and it just happened to get into a prototype box that they never used. I hope this doesn't sound hard but it is just plain facts. Anthony
  17. Hi, Has anyone ever seen the video done by Activision for Space Shuttle? It was done by Steve(?) Kitchen and someone from their Publicity Firm. It was really good. I know I have it around somewhere but I haven't seen it for sometime. They actually made it after a great interview I did with him for my TV show. They should have cut me in for something on that but I never got as much as a thank you letter from them for giving them the idea. I'd be interested in if anyone has seen it or better yet has a copy of it. I have no idea if they ever released it to the public or wether it was just something they did that went to industry people only. Anthony
  18. All I can say is GOOD LUCK. Wish I had lots of them so that I could make everyone happy. You never know. eBay is a strange place. I've sold stuff that I thought I'd never sell there for 10 times what it was worth. And other times couldn't sell something I thought I had way underpriced. So one never knows one good old eBay. This being something with appeal to Horror Film fans as well as Atarians it could be somewhat of a price war. I'd like to say I hope so and have everyone understand my position. Anthony
  19. If they had a month next to them, that was the latest reported release date. I found that sometimes the dates were way off. Companies listed a date to sort of dangle something in front of both retailers and the general public's eyes. I guess eye candy would be a good term to use. I think I have a CBS press kit around, I'll check if there's anything in it that would give any clue. Was there ever a screen released on the game that you can remember?
  20. Hi, Found an old copy of my newsletter Joystick Jolter, which originally began as a newsletter meant for the Toy Store market. Toy stores had no idea of what was coming out soon in the videogame market so I tried to close that hole. It wasn't anything compared to today's technology but I did get quite a bit of recognition out of it. Store's also had no idea what they were ordering and after they got the games and people found out how bad they were, for the most part they were stuck with them. E.T. in particular, in fact that may have really helped my newsletter to grow a bit faster. Magazines of the day and still today have a couple of month turn around, so their info and reviews were way late. My newsletter with a 1 or 2 day turn around gave me the opportunity to get info to the stores in many cases before the games were released. There by saving them some money. As I looked through the issue I actually laughed at some of the reviews, calling some of the stick graphics of the day beautiful or great or any words that if you look at them compared to today's graphics and gameplay are really not much to look at or play. I hope you enjoy looking. HERE'S A LITTLE MORE INFO TO SEE FURTHER INTO WHAT TIGERVISION HAD ON THE BURNER.
  21. Hi, I just listed a mini poster 8.5" X 11" TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE ON eBay. The poster has a prototype box which I will also be selling soon on eBay. The poster will come with a copy of the Press Release for the game from Wizard Video Games. This is a Very Rare piece that at best only a handful of people might have. If anyone has one I'd like to hear about it. Anthony http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8279829218 Good Luck to All
  22. Hi, I just listed a mini poster 8.5" X 11" TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE ON eBay. The poster has a prototype box which I will also be selling soon on eBay. The poster will come with a copy of the Press Release for the game from Wizard Video Games. This is a Very Rare piece that at best only a handful of people might have. If anyone has one I'd like to hear about it. Anthony http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8279829218 Good Luck to All
  23. LARRY, Sorry, I have already listed it on eBay. Here is the URL for all to check: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8279829218 GOOD LUCK TO ALL Anthony
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