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  1. Just since this appears interesting to the largest portion of AA visitors I assume you all consider it important. Although I lost a large amount of my paperwork and other things, like protos, press kits, copies of my newsletter and more to a small flood in my basement some yerars ago I'll try to see if I can find anything on or from anything by Apollo. Anthony PS: I used to have a large list of pre release games list every month. Who knows what I may unearth. I maybe shouldn't promise anything but I'm even a bit excited that I could find something you guys would consider a "great find".
  2. $2,000 for a poster?, you have to be kidding. I say $150 topps. Just for some background here guys and girls, I have no idea what will happen with the small poster but from selling past small posters I'd bet a final price in the $50--$75 range is easily possible. Now the larger poster. I sold a straight up TCM poster a couple of years ago that best recollection went for over $200. This one with both TCM and Halloween should bring at least the same area in price. Third and last the box. In the first thread I started about this sku_u stated he buy the box for $30 to $40 dollars if it did not vary much from the original. This is obviously quite different even including an earlier copyright date. SO who knows. I think I'll put up the small poster today and see what the interest is. Anthony
  3. Hey Here it is the first viewing of a tentative game scream of Starpath's SWEAT The Decathalon Game. Hope everyone appreciates it.
  4. At first I was on a local cable access show, don't laugh too hard, on one show I had a giveaway of a couple of games and we had people calling in. It was a Friday night and we broadcast out of the City Hall in Clifton NJ. The city had 80,000 people but the cable network covered 8 cities with over a quarter of a million people. Our phone numbers were through the City Hall phone system which we had access to during the show. There were 25 lines coming in and calls would just go to another number down the line. Every line was lit during the entire show. We actually had a couple hundred different entries, but certainly missed many more. We had good newspaper coverage and I actually built up a huge following. The show I just mentioned was a Christmas special that I actually did live for 2 hours. We had game screens on screen, it was really quite technical for an access show. Probably because the director actually worked at Channel 7, an ABC affilliate, in New York City. After that show, ABC even did a short piece on a nightly newscast about my show. From there I landed a show on a cable station that was called CTN, Cable Television Network of New Jersey. This was a Network setup that was carried on every cable system in the state of NJ. I did 13 weeks but instead of just videogames actually turned it into a computer show. It was called the Home Computer Show. That took a lot of thought to come up with. On that show I covered the Atari, Commodore 64, Apple and all the other smaller computers of the day. It just so happened to coincide with the great videogame/computer crash of the era. But it was fun. One of my "top" moments was 3 hours spent with one of the Kitchen brothers talking about "SPACE SHUTTLE" and all the other stuff that was going on at Activision. He came to the studio and we were going to tape a 10-15 minute interview and as I said it landed up being a 3 hour session. I had met him before in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show and being a New Jersey guy as I was we had a lot to talk about. Oh to be back there again. But these are just good memories now. Just 2 weeks shy of my 60th birthday it's great to reminsce about such a great time. Those of you too young to have been there cannot imagine what a "HUGE" time it was. We had wild dreams of what the "home computer" would do for us in the future, but never envisioned TODAY. Well I know I've bored a lot of people with my reminiscing of old times here so I'll say I'm sorry. For those of you really in love with that time I'm sure you're smiling. Tony
  5. Sorry to report the cartridge has been sold privately to someone who wants to remain anonymous and per his request he doesn't want anything shown. I did not intend for this to end this way. But at the price he offered I doubt there would be too many members here who would not have sold it under the buyer's terms. Hey this landed up being a nice vacation for my wife and I. What's even stranger about the whole thing was that he contacted me through eBay. Tony
  6. Posted box pictures in another thread to make it easier for people to know the pictures have been posted. Go here: 1982 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Box Pictures & Poster Info http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=86832 Tony
  7. Here's a scan of the small poster. It is 8.5" X 11". Sorry I added the 2 sample lines in there, but I'm just trying to protect my price when I sell it on eBay. I may send a scan to AA without them after I've sold the poster. Hope you guys understand. Business is Business, First things First. Tony
  8. Hi All, Thought it would be easier to start a new topic so everybody would know the pictures were posted. I also found last night an 8.5" x 11" poster with the "promo" box. I checked out the large poster as well. It has pictures of both the Texas Chainsaw Massacre box and the Halloween box. It's 18" x 24" and I will try to scan it in pieces today and put it together. It's in MINT condition still folded up as it was when I got it way back in 82/83. I also have instructions that are pre production copies of what they planned on printing up. Yes it has slightly rusty staples in them. I'll try to post both later today. Tony
  9. Hey, I have the box....I believe that is the prototype box for the game (based on what the seller told me). I believe the seller because he is VERY reputable in the atari world. That makes a lot of sense since I got it mine as a reviewer from Wizard. I've also got a great poster for the game that's about 2' x 3' that will be sold off soon too.
  10. Another question guys. Has anyone seen a 1982 version of "The Texas Chainsaw Masscre" box. I have one that is definitely different than the one listed in the Rarity Guide. Its pretty much the same except all the printing and the graphic are on a very glossy black background. It has a 1982 copyright on it as well. I sold the cartridge a couple of years ago and found this today. Any remarks will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Tony
  11. I think I'm going back up in the attic in the morning .
  12. Hi, Been quite a while since I've landed my space vehicle on this site. Has anyone seen an Out Of Control cartridge sold lately, or ever for that matter. Reason I'm asking is because I think I have one that is almost in brand new condition. I'm not sure I have the box though. I think I received it without the box in a small plain box. For those of you who don't know me or have forgotten. I used to review 2600 games for a newsletter I had and a TV show that I used to appear on. I was looking through some things earlier and I'm pretty sure I saw one. I'm not going back up in the attic right now and dig through all the boxes I looked through to see if it was, but if it's worth it I might go back up to find it and sell it! Thanks for any answers you guys will leave. Tony "The Joystick Jolter"
  13. I've added a bunch of stuff tonight. Just check my stuff for lots of goodies including a 24" x 36" poster of WIZARD OF WOR. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZpostcardmaryQQhtZ-1
  14. Here are some more of my great 1980 gaming paperwork. There's even a press kit in this bunch. 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 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 Thanks for looking and bidding. PS: I'll be adding a great vintage Boulder Dash pin tonight...
  15. I'd like to thank everyone for all the interest. I've seen quite a few visits and plenty people watching these auctions. I've also added 3 more 2600 auctions. 2 more mini posters and a great lot of a press release, product release and original photo for demon attack. Demon Attack http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Fast Food http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Stargunner http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Tony 1025991[/snapback]
  16. Hi to all those who remember me. I've not been on for quite a while. Have a bad problem with my heart. Had to retire early due to medical reasons. Most of you who remember me know that I've sold some "great stuff" in the past. I used to write a newsletter as well as have a TV show that concentrated on Video Games. Well I've got some more early paper work to sell for right now. I've just put up 4 mini posters sent to me by Tigervision in the early 80's. Thanks for your time. Miner 2049er http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Threshold http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 River Patrol http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 Scraper Caper http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1 These are all one of a kind. I've got plenty more goodies which I'll be putting up in the next few days. A little at a time. By the way the condition of these is almost exactly as new. Thanks again for your time. Tony
  17. Mr Retro Gamer, Surely you must remember me as long a member as you are. I've been up and down on here for I guess a couple of years. I've sold some things that a few of the regulars have bought as well. I've sold some real goodies in the past, such as a complete boxed Malagai and Out of Control. Plenty of prototypes as well. I'll tell you for sure Alex, Albert, CPUWIZ, Tempest, Marco and Curt Vendel will all tell you I'm the "REAL Deal". I'll give you a little background. In the very early eighties I got very pissed when buying my son a game for the Atari 2600. It was an outright rip off. Can't remember which game it was but, It may have been Pac Man, but I seem to think it was earlier. I was furious because there was absolutely nowhere anyone could get info on a game until it was out about 3 months and by then if you or one of your friends hadn't already bought it you knew nothing about it other than its name. I decided that I was going to do something. I began a newsletter called the JOYSTICK JOLTER, got a lot of laughs out of the name too. Done purposely for name recognition. I started concentrating on videgame stores or places that sold games. Using a few mailing lists I soon was over a couple of thousand customers. By then I had contact with all the major companies getting eprom, prototypes, press releases,etc. A couple of my reviews were quoted by the likes of Atari, Activision, CBS, Xonox and a couple others. As we approached 1984 the roof started to fall in on the game industry and the home computer industry began to make strides into the homes of regular people. Not only "NERDS" . I switched the name of the newsletter to the Home Computer and videogame newsletter. Continued that a while and I had been doing some local access net television in Passaic,Bergen counties in New Jersey. Got a lot of publicity out of that and got a chance to do a weekly 30 minute show on a network called CTN(Cable Network of New Jersey). That was on every cable network in the state. It was late 1984 I guess. I even had Activision's Steve Kitchen on and did a 30 minute interview. Wish I had the tape of that because it was a "Super" show. Well when the Home Computer crash joined the Video Game crash. I crashed with them. Lost quite a bit of money on a couple of unnamed ventures and vowed to never go back to any of that. So here I am today with quite a bit of paper work from the major and minor manufacturers of the day left. Why not allow the gamers of today that have kept what was a dream for me back then alive. I've sold off a lot but still have quite a bit left. Unfortunately I threw out all my old computer stuff, but saved most of the videogame junk ;^) . I lost some to a blown water heater some years ago, but everything I have is in "Like New" condition. I'm sure some of those who have been customers of mine in the past will vouch for that. Hope I didn't bore you! The Joystick Jolter Tony
  18. Have fun shopping. As I said this stuff is One of a kind stuff..No one else I've seen selling it anyway... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8123721359 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8123721339 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8123721407 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8123721387 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=8123721367
  19. Hi all, For those that remember me, and certainly all the "Big" names who have been around awhile do, I'm back. I'm unloading some of my one of a kind paperwork on eBay. Today is just a drop in the bucket. I'll probably be putting stuff up every few days for a while. I think I might even have a prototype or two left in my bag of tricks. Check for seller: postcardmary (my wife's account)
  20. Listen up all those who are complaining about using a "program" to bid for you. Aren't you using a "program" to gain lots of good information right here on AA. Isn't that the same. If you wouldn't be here learning of all the auctions on ebay or any information at all wouldn't you have to be out using a shovel to find it. In fact if you wouldn't be here, on the internet, using IE or Netscape or whatever(another program) where exactly would you be in trying to find out this information. All of you who are complaining have the same opportunity to use those bidding bots also. There are some that don't even cost you a penny. So why not just use them. Your computer is just a tool to allow you to do things. The amount of things and the depth of what you use it for is up to you. As far as real auctions go there are many ways you can bid without being physicaly there. Most auctions have phone bidding or agents who will bid for you in your absence. Your use of them is entirely up to you, the bidder. As long as it is not illegal you're only complaining because you are a "SORE LOSER". I'm sure if you take a minute and think about it honestly you will have to admit, even if it is only to yourself, that's really the problem here. Sorry if I touched a few funny bones here, but that's my view of this whole thread!!! Anthony PS: I lose tons of bids and I get angry too, but I don't cry about it more than 20 seconds. I kick myself in the ass sometimes for not bidding more or for pulling the trigger 2 seconds too late, but no matter how I get beat I'm not going to cry to everyone who will listen about the guy who beat me. I got beat and that's it. Fini!!!! Now complain about me!!!
  21. Hi all, Well today's the day they end. For all the doubters just check back tomorrow as to the fact if there are any collectors who will want this stuff. This is the history behind the games you collect. And always remember one mans junk is another mans treasure. I must add, this is not my junk, it is just that I have so much that I have collected over the years I have to start weeding some of it. This just happens to be some of it. Thanks for checking out my auctions everyone. Good Luck and Good Health to everyone!!!!!!! Anthony
  22. Hi all, Just another group of things from the past. Almost everything "atari related" I'm selling will be "never before" and "never again" available on eBay. These are things from my videogame reviewer days in the early 80's. All close Thursday. ACTIVISION FOR INTELLIVISION RIVER RAID PRESS http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029005918 ACTVISION FOR ATARI 2600 SEAQUEST,OINK PRESS http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029005942 ATARI FIREFOX COIN-OP 1983 PRESS RELEASES RARE http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3227491996 ATARI HOME COMPUTER 31 PAGE 1983 CATALOG RARE http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029005979 CBS ELECTRONICS 24"X30" WIZARD OF WOR POSTER http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006001 CBS ELECTRONICS FOR INTV PRESS RELEASE & PHOT http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006020 CBS ELECTRONICS MOUNTAIN KING 5200 PRESS RELE http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006042 CBS ELECTRONICS RAM PLUS ATARI 2600 PRESS KIT http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006059 ENTEX 2000 PIGGYBACK COMPUTER PRESS KIT + MOR http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006081 IMAGIC MOONSWEEPER FOR ATARI 2600 AD SHEET http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006098 TELESYS COSMIC CREEPS ADVERTISING SHEET 1983 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3029006120 A lot to look at but really Great stuff in MINT condition... Thanks for your time and bids, Anthony [/b]
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