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  1. UPDATED 6/15/19 11:51 AM EDT: Rare ColecoVision Homebrews For Sale A couple of rarities remaining from my collection that I no longer need/want for various reasons. Asking prices are generally the same as what I paid for them. Both games are complete, in the original box, and in MINT/NM condition unless otherwise stated. CS/PONG comes in a plastic game box protector. Please see photos. Computer Space / PONG (CollectorVision) - Limited edition numbered #143 of 150; BLACK cartridges ... $160.00 USD **SOLD** Steamroller (Retrotopia) - Cardboard box; 2000 release; some discoloration on cart label ... $80.00 USD **SOLD** Prices INCLUDE USPS/Canada Post standard ground shipping anywhere in Canada or continental United States. If you wish me to ship via air or some other carrier, or if you need me to ship outside North America, please contact me. Payment via PayPal accepted at algonquin2034 (at) gmail (dot) com Will ship well protected in strong shipping box within 2 days of receiving payment.
  2. Great idea guys. You have my support. Paid... merci!!
  3. https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=261954276 The colecovision.ca domain is now for sale... shutting the website down due to lack of time available to build it. The official "corporate" selling price is $1,500 USD but interested parties can message me with offers.
  4. https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=261954276 Shutting down the website, and would like to see it go to someone who is serious and can turn it into something good. $1,500 USD is the corporate price... but if you're interested I'm open to offers.
  5. You have to at least give Chris credit for being an equal-opportunity employer! Oh... except if you're over 21, then good luck getting a job at Clone-eco.
  6. I believe you are correct sir, I dare say with my limited research also, however I only ever recall the COLECO over VISION mark all in lower case, and the single line COLECO VISION mark with enlarged C and V and a very subtle space between the words. I can't recall any of the original material using anything but those 2 configurations.
  7. So............ the ColecoVision mark that Coleco Holdings is licensing out for a fee to anyone who wants to use the ColecoVision mark.... is not the ColecoVision mark.
  8. Exactly. I would suggest grabbing some screenshots, if you haven't already. All of this new trademark commotion is an attempt to cover up past sins. Thing is, it's all publicly available info and the trademark's history is known and documented. Can't erase past fraudulent activity. What's done is done.
  9. I finally got around to watching all of CUPodcast's last piece regarding the "Coleco Holdings"/Ben Heck situation, and oh my... this is very damning for RWB. I'm almost speechless. I can only really repeat the words of Pat when he finally said "maybe someone should look into this". Perhaps this should be moved to the "ColecoVision Homebrews & IP Rights Discussion" thread, but to me this is a huge smoking gun, as I don't/can't believe - and this is strictly my own opinion as I'm not a lawyer - that RWB can legally claim the ColecoVision trademark as theirs based on false pretense. If legally challenged on this, RWB's claim wouldn't hold up at all. I'm not sure what the implications would be for the homebrewers if this were the case - I would guess they would be able to use the ColecoVision logo without recourse against them. Obviously, I support TPR, the homebrewers and the rest of the CV community on this one. Not only for Coleco Holdings' recent inexplicable actions against TPR, but also for the company's actions back in 2008 when they fraudulently manipulated Ben Heck into giving them the photo of his CV portable project and logo vector file for the purposes of claiming trademark rights. I just... can't wrap my head around that.
  10. No problem! And, no, you didn't suck at all. I found this to be a very thorough and informative review! Although we know so much more about the people behind it now than we did back then!
  11. Also, does anyone know the backstory of this product? This looks like circa 2006 and appears to be a mini Game Gear with Coleco printed on it. Mr. Thomann in a 2016 interview stated that Coleco Holdings released it. Mark Thomann interview: http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120:markthomanninterview&catid=91&Itemid=160
  12. Two cents from someone else who runs a Facebook fan page, for what it's worth... First, I don't know what all this discussion about "coming to an agreement" is all about, there only needs to be one course of action, by Chris, to retract the Facebook complaints against the ColecoVision Fan Facebook page, and that should be the end of that. In my opinion, Facebook fan pages such as Robb's and mine and others that do not benefit financially or in any other way by using the ColecoVision name or logo fall under Fair Use guidelines. However, a few years back, when I set up my FB page and web site, I asked permission from RWB to use the logo, as I was unsure if I needed permission and decided to both err on the side of caution and be courteous to the brand owners. They responded in kind. Simple. Any disputes over manufactured goods bearing the ColecoVision logo needs to be taken up between the parties directly involved, which in this case would be the Homebrewers and RWB. Whatever the parties decide should be between them and only them - fan pages left out of the equation. This is all about the continued enjoyment of a console that to most of us carries an important childhood association with it. But most of us are not kids anymore and we should not be handling disputes like children. Most of us in this forum, I would wager, are just wanting to enjoy a hobby, enjoy our games, and avoid drama while doing so. We also don't want the good Coleco name to become besmirched among the gaming communities. Please let's resolve in a mature, respectful way.
  13. Yes! What I'd like to see is a finished fully-playable version complete with box and manual... the box art being of a controversial nature that I would need to hide from the younglings.
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