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About Polybius

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    Making Nightmares since 1981
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    Automobiles, especially Musclecars and Exotics
    !!Mopar!! I also like classic videogames and the Atari 2600.
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    UFO! -Magnavox Odyssey 2
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    K.C's Crazy Chase! -Magnavox Odyssey 2
  1. There were a few, for example the APF TV Fun "Color Match" 406F. I have one of these myself. I cannot tell you how many used color though. The earlier Color PONGs using the GI chips used the 8515 Color chip as an add on to the standard AY-3-8500(-1) the later color pongs replaced both of these with the AY-3-8510 chip, which was also released in a cartridge format for the "PC-50x" series of Consoles, such as the Hanimex SD-070 Color TV Programmable, and the Soundic SD-050 Programmable. the 8510 had 6 games, instead of 10, but had color built into the chip.
  2. I think it's more of what you like, as far as aesthetics on the console, as most of them are the same game wise, mainly due to the General Instruments Ay-3-8500 chip that about 90% of them ran. As far as one type I like, are the APF Tv fun series. I personally have the 2 rarest models in their lineup (which are "uncommon" at best), the 402 "Sportarama" (with the extra detachable paddles, and the Light gun), and the 406F "Color Match", which has the additional GI 8512 Color chip . Unfortunately, the 406 is in bad shape, and currently not working. The pic below is of My APF TV Fun 402 "Sportarama". The Detachable Controllers are for Players 1 and 2, players 3 and 4 use the knobs on the console. The gun plugs in the side. (the pic was taken at my work, I had just got it, and no time to go home before work.)
  3. Me personally, If I have something on eBay, then it's the only place I will have it listed. I never try to sell it elsewhere, not even in my family's physical store, if I have it listed on eBay. Now, I usually eBay items I know will be a hard sell at the store, so stuff like Xbox 360 games usually don't get listed, as they sell fairly well in the store. Of course, true retro stuff rarely makes it onto the shelf, or ebay for that matter, as I usually buy the retro stuff that comes in for my personal collection! (although I do eBay the dupes from my collection)
  4. I was wondering if anyone actually got one of these yet. So far, not ebay or Amazon, or anyone other than Hyperkin seems to be selling these. I was beginning to wonder if they were actually selling these things yet, or if they ran into a delay like with the Retron 5 at first. Well, thats good to know people are actually getting them.
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    RetroN 77

    Wow, I am surprised, that one, they actually are making this, and secondly, I have just now found out this thing exists, despite the fact that in the last 2 years, I have wrote to them about it, Petitioned on Change.org to make one, Talked about the idea several times, etc. I truly feel great seeing that this thing will be here July 7th! (and of course, i'm getting one, just like I told Hyperkin I would if they made one!) Also, the price on Hyperkin's website lists it at $69.99.
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    My Game Collection

    Just some of the Games and systems I own.
  7. Dang, you picked up some really rare stuff! "Gas Hog" is an 8 on the AA rarity guide, "Glacier Patrol" is another 8 title and "Frankenstein's Monster" is a 5. ! I would say, the least rare game in that collection would be a 5 on the scale! Just wondering, how much did you give for all those carts?
  8. Very Nice! and yours works too! I have to find a rom chip for mine, it boots to a blank screen. I picked one of those up 2 years ago in a reality company house cleanup. Was hired by a realty company my aunt works for to clean the stuff out of a house so they could sell it. (old lady moved out, told the realty company, "Do whatever with the rest of the stuff!" So my father and I were called in. I found an sx-64 in the attic, among other cool stuff.
  9. I only have 3, 1.(1977 or 78) Sunnyvale Six-Switch "Heavy 6er" (S/N 17784F) 2.(May 6, 1980) Taiwan six-Switch Woody "Light Sixer) (Made by TRW Electronic components, in Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C for Atari Inc.) 3. (1986) Black/Silver Atari 2600 Jr. "Short Rainbow" ( Made in Hong Kong?) I also have a Atari Flashback 2, but I dunno if that would fall under the criteria. (Images in order of console) Heavy Sixer: (Light Sixer) Ill have to get the jr pics later.
  10. Sorry I didnt get to this sooner, got busy with things. Anyways, Do you still have tetris and Dungeons of Daggurath? and would the tetris one work with a 16k coco2? also, whats that one to the left of the "Color Scripsit" in the loose cart pic?
  11. Looking for Tandy Color Computer Games and accessories. Buy or trade, I can consider either. PM me if you have any you would like to sell, thanks! (images are not mine, used for reference. )
  12. Agreed, the heavy 6er version is way better than the later, they are more responsive, the fire button has a better tactile feel, not mushy like the later cx-40.
  13. I chose "other" , the Cx-40 is ok, but a little stiff and prone to breakage. I have quite several Cx-40s, (1 pair of '77 launch editions, with the better springs and buttons, 2 modern ones from a FB2, 2 1980, 2 1986) Besides the launch editions, there doesn't seem to a difference with them. Wico's Command Control are a little better control wise, not by much. more durable, though. Coleco Gemini Paddle-Troller, not bad, paddle could be better. Spectravideo Quickshot, Looks cool, but mine broke rather quickly, the up contact stopped working. feels weird in the hand, the stick is bigger than the base, hard to use. My personal Favorite, 500XJ Epyx from Konix. Clicky, precise, fits in the hand nicely, button is very responsive, its by far the best 2600 compatible controller I have used , I picked up a pair 13 years ago at the Agape Help House Thrift Store for $1.00 . I still use them to this day. (Image is not mine)
  14. Wanted: Magnavox Odyssey 2 Games , Looking for these titles, either loose or CIB Pick Axe Pete! Math-A-Magic!/Echo ! Take The Money and Run! Out of this World!/Helicopter Rescue! Casino Slot machine! I have boxes for these, looking for games to fill them. Alternatively, I can sell the boxes and get CIB copies of the above games Also interested in other O2 Games, CIB (Boxed) preferred.
  15. Yep, i'm a younger retrogamer myself, I grew up in the PlayStation era, and the SNES was new when I was born, yet I am a big Atari and Odyssey fan, I have 3 atari 2600 Consoles (1 '77 Sunnyvale Heavy 6er, one '80 (TRW Taiwan) light 6er, and 1 '86 "Short Rainbow" 2600 JR )., and at least 90 unique titles, and many more including dupes and label variations. I also have a 10 in 1 jakks Tv game, a FB2, and many different sets of official and third party controllers. I also have many other consoles, PONG, Magnoavox Odyssey 2 (CIB), Intellivision (Boxed), and others. I have a lot of interests of things older than me, and a lot of my things I own are older than I am (and i'm not talking about the video games or computers here). That includes my truck, a 1981 Dodge Ram, and my project car, a 1981 Imperial coupe. I love the older things, I guess, my parents growing up, especially my dad, were big into buying antiques, flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, antique malls, estate sales, auctions etc, I went to a lot of them as a kid, and still do at times. My parents even opened a Resale/Antique store of their own, and I get first priority on any game stuff that comes in.
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