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  1. Sounds like the price I paid. I could be wrong, and it was so long ago, but I do remember finding that discrepency in the manuals. I did a search and this entry on Wikipedia seems like it might confirm my memory: The Adam generates a surge of electromagnetic energy on startup, which can erase the contents of any removable media left in or near the drive.[2] Making this problem worse, some of the Coleco manuals instructed the user to put the tape in the drive before turning the computer on; presumably these were printed before the issue was known.[2] I got my adam in late '84 but since it had been out for almost a year by that point, I do seem to recall that early versions of the instructions did indeed tell you to insert a tape before powering up. Even still my ADAM was faulty and I recall going to an outfit called Dale Integrated who exchanged the console with no questions asked. Business was brisk on the day I was there I think I was not the only one who reported the same issue with a faulty unit.
  2. Since this kinda an open chat, does anyone else notice or feel that the interest shown in vintage video games is on an upswing again? I mean I thought it was humming along pretty good then I noticed a bit of a drop off lets say a few years ago but in the last year or so I'd say it is accelerating again. A possible barometer is Craigslist/Kijiji. I used to see only a few ads for older stuff and now there are pages upon pages for every console type and the prices people are asking are increasing. I mean on average, never mind those stupid ones. And seeing single games for Colecovision go for hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on Ebay. Every time an R6 and up shows up on Ebay there is a frenzy. Then there is Youtube. I think you can find a review on just about any given game. I dont know if the stores are doing well, I have a heckuva time finding any retro store that has any reasonable prices its always triple what I'd expect to pay but they seem to sell stuff. I mean it makes me happy, sometimes I am forced to sell a couple items to fund the hobby and I always seem to make out well on that. I want new blood in the colletors ranks, it sustains interest. I dunno, anyone else agree?
  3. Ask him to bid on this one for me, the seller wont ship... eBay Auction -- Item Number: 260973073928
  4. A sealed generic Soccer went for 61 Euros a couple weeks ago but today one open one closed at (equivalent of) $200 - assuming Schtroumfs isnt worth much. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160752317516 Yow! Glad I got mine when I could for about $39 shipped about a year ago...
  5. I know you arent a big fan of Telegames, but Telegames UK sold Illusions in the CBS bag, not sure if they also did in the clamshell case. Wonder what the back of those carts read...
  6. $100 is pretty reasonable. Whether you find one or not at a reasonable price is a different story. The last one I saw on Ebay was untested and he got more than $100
  7. Nice. Ive see the Frenzy before but not that Burgertime. Now maybe I will meet my old friend who I sold a sealed Wiz Math to for $10 in 1987
  8. Looks like quite the hack job for sure. I have seen some desperate jobs when opening some of these controllers but this one is uhh.....different.
  9. Hmmm, wondering if this is the same complaint for this Palladium system I have. I can see its working but I cant tune it properly to my (PAL) TV reliably at all. I have another fellow looking at whether it can be AV modded.
  10. nice to meet you too, enjoyed the conversation. I went over to that music store you suggested and dropped a bundle on some vintage CD's. Some of the prices were whack but I got a deal or two. Mentioning whack prices, the two vintage video game stores in Windsor have some nice stuff but the prices....sheesh. $190 for a barebones Colecovision???? And they have R2 Atari 2600 games locked up in the "collectors only" cabinet. Whats with that?
  11. Watch, this should spawn a lot of new Craigslist and Kijiji ads for Vectrex saying...... "Vectrex only $600. These go for $800 on EBAY!!!"
  12. This rom has been around for a long time. I've played it, its buggy. Someone, allegedly Ecoleco, put the rom on a CV cart and made a label. He did this with a lot of unreleased stuff for Coleco like Yolks on You, Mash, Dig Dug, etc Used to sell them on his web site and on Ebay. Not rare, not unknown, just another incomplete unrleased game put in a cart by someone. A similar unreleased Mattel/Coleco game was another version of Bump N Jump.
  13. There was a Telgames Skiing in this lot, I placed a non-winning bid. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 150741439678
  14. I'd be interested in a set And a binder if possible And shipping to Ca Na Da, eh?
  15. That's what I do. Am I committing a sin by tearing off that perforated flap? Its a sin opening it in the first place...
  16. Found some more!!, here is my list sorted numerically. Seems to have all the others noted to date. Very interested in hearing from others who have some I dont have, also give me your address and a time you wont be home.... 2298 Perma-Power 2380 Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Game 2390 Pac-Man Tabletop Arcade Game 2391 Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Game 2393 Frogger Tabletop Arcade Game 2395 Ms Pac-Man Tabletop Arcade Game 2396 Zaxxon Tabletop Arcade Game 2398 DK Jr Tabletop Arcade Game 2403 Super Game Expansion Module #3 2405 Expansion Module #1 2411 Donkey Kong 2413 Expansion Module #2 2415 Space Fury 2417 Venture 2419 Mouse Trap 2420 Wizard of Wor 2422 Super Action Football 2433 Lady Bug 2434 Cosmic Avenger 2435 Zaxxon 2436 Skiing 2439 Ken Uston Blackjack Poker 2441 Tunnels & Trolls 2443 Smurf Rescue 2444 Papa Smurf's Treasure Hunt 2445 Carnival 2446 Victory 2447 Space Panic 2449 Gorf 2451 Donkey Kong - 2600 2454 Zaxxon - 2600 2455 Turbo - 2600 2457 Venture - 2600 2459 Mouse Trap - 2600 2465 Smurf Rescue - 2600 2468 Carnival - 2600 2471 Donkey Kong - Intellivision 2473 Turbo - Intellivision 2477 Venture - Intellivision 2479 Mouse Trap - Intellivision 2483 Lady Bug - Intellivision 2485 Smurf Rescue - Intellivision 2487 Zaxxon - Intellivision 2488 Carnival - Intellivision 2491 Super Action Controller Set 2492 Roller Controller 2492 Slither 2499 Super Action Controller 2510 Gemini Video Game System 2511 Gemini Sound I Voice Module 2601 DK Junior 2602 Destruction Derby 2603 Looping 2605 Pepper II 2606 Rocky 2608 Dracula 2613 Frenzy 2614 Subroc 2615 Buck Rogers 2619 Sword and Sorcerer 2622 Mr. Do! 2631 Wild Western 2632 Tarzan 2633 Time Pilot 2635 Tac/Scan 2636 Wizard of Oz 2652 Rocky - 2600 2653 DK Jr - 2600 2654 Looping - 2600 2655 Pepper II - 2600 2656 Mr. Do! - 2600 2659 Frenzy - 2600 2660 Wild Western - 2600 2671 DK Jr - Intellivision 2672 Looping - Intellivision 2673 Pepper II - Intellivision 2675 Frenzy - Intellivision 2678 Tarzan - Intellivision 2679 Time Pilot - Intellivision 2495 - Folder Colecovision POP Displays Folder Coleco Electronics Folder Coleco '82 No Number Super Game Wafers No Number Colecovision Service Network
  17. Id be interested in comparing notes with others that own these. I have 52 different. 2380 Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Game 2390 Pac-Man Tabletop Arcade Game 2391 Donkey Kong Tabletop Arcade Game 2393 Frogger Tabletop Arcade Game 2395 Ms Pac-Man Tabletop Arcade Game 2396 Zaxxon Tabletop Arcade Game 2398 DK Jr Tabletop Arcade Game 2403 Super Game Expansion Module #3 2413 Expansion Module #2 2420 Wizard of Wor 2436 Skiing 2441 Tunnels & Trolls 2444 Papa Smurf's Treasure Hunt 2451 Donkey Kong - 2600 2454 Zaxxon - 2600 2455 Turbo - 2600 2456 Smurf Rescue - 2600 2457 Venture - 2600 2459 Mouse Trap - 2600 2468 Carnival - 2600 2471 Donkey Kong - Intellivision 2473 Turbo - Intellivision 2477 Venture - Intellivision 2479 Mouse Trap - Intellivision 2483 Lady Bug - Intellivision 2485 Smurf Rescue - Intellivision 2487 Zaxxon - Intellivision 2488 Carnival - Intellivision 2491 Super Action Controller Set 2492 Roller Controller 2499 Super Action Controller 2510 Gemini Video Game System 2511 Gemini Sound I Voice Module 2602 Destruction Derby 2608 Dracula 2619 Sword and Sorcerer 2631 Wild Western 2635 Tac/Scan 2636 Wizard of Oz 2652 Rocky - 2600 2653 DK Jr - 2600 2654 Looping - 2600 2655 Pepper II - 2600 2656 Mr. Do! - 2600 2659 Frenzy - 2600 2671 DK Jr - Intellivision 2672 Looping - Intellivision 2673 Pepper II - Intellivision 2675 Frenzy - Intellivision 2678 Tarzan - Intellivision 2679 Time Pilot - Intellivision No Number Super Game Wafers BTW the Intellivsion ones I own are not blue, they are black like the CV ones. The Atari ones are red.
  18. How about a Colecovision that boots up in French? eBay Auction -- Item Number: 160708438083
  19. Thats my ad, and willing to deal on a purchase of multiples and yes willing to ship. And hey, coming to Windsor on business in Feb. Ottawa and Cornwall in January.
  20. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 130624259346 I had sold my Spy Hunter for more than this when I was in a money pinch a few years ago so was satisfied to get this with a couple others I dont have (except Qbert)
  21. Does this involve creating a 2nd Ebay account for this purpose? Because some if not most of the shippers who dont ship outside the lower 48 dont allow you to bid either or even ask questions. And even if you can ask them to allow you to bid, you sometimes dont hear back at all or for 2 days and can lose out on some BIN or auctions.
  22. So I bit the bullet and plugged in a 9V battery and ran a test and what it appears to be doing is simulating the "missing" roller ball function of the controller. Toggle left, roll left, toggle right roll right. As we know, earlier versions of the controller, perhaps as only prototypes, had a roller ball that only appeared in production on the super action controllers.
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