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sciflyer25

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About sciflyer25

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    video games, G1/G2 transformers
  1. Good assessment. Atari overproduced too much of everything, mostly games. I have read on many sites that the estimated production run was close to 5 million ET carts. The fact that someone on here suggests to prove "almost all the E.T. carts bought were returned and had to be buried because the game was so terrible" based on my comment earlier is comical. Crashes don't occur without contributing factors prior to the actual crash, and the ET game absolutely contributed.
  2. 1. that is not the basis for the "urban legend". 2. my assessment that you indeed have a "tenuous grasp on the English language in general" is spot on.
  3. Although I disagree with your assessment of the discussion, and it seems that you have a tenuous grasp on the English language in general, I appreciate your full support mate!
  4. The legend was pretty much proven true. Can't take things literally word for word. It was about what led to the crash, and ET happened to be one of the biggest flops, which led to the vendor burial due to supply and demand (basic economics), hence the legend. If the team had the green light to dig for a few weeks and spread out the permitted area, do you not think there would be many more ET and other game cartridges found? How many more underground mausoleums with Atari overstock are out there?
  5. Neither opinion is incorrect. I see both sides and cannot disagree with either. IMO, generally a loose copy will have less desirability than a sealed box/clamshell plastic sealed copy from this dig, unless it is actually ET. For me, I prefer sealed copies, and kept missile command and centipede (second or third wave of original sales, I forget) while reselling a loose defender with a starting bid at $.99 which did not make me any money (first wave), These fit my display needs better than loose copies.
  6. As someone else stated, something is only worth what another is willing to pay. With that said... Urban legend finally proven true + disposable income = collectable with desirability for a certain market. I am happy to have added a few of the games with disposable income. I won auctions without going over my budget.
  7. Flunkies? What a douchey comment. My wife just gave me the look, but she knows my collecting habits and I know her spending habits. Disposable income is a good thing to have.
  8. Yes, the 2nd Centipede I purchased, the clamshell's integrity was almost 100% intact, just a few sand/dirt grains from a tiny crack got inside the clamshell. It had a very slight odor. I went over it with a damp cloth and let it air out for a few days. No smell.
  9. Not a bad idea. I have the following.... #08478 Defender (cart) #08632 Centipede (sealed/clamshell) #08727 Centipede (sealed/clamshell) #08758 Missile Command (sealed in shrink wrap)
  10. I remember seeing it on a site maybe 1-2 months ago, but found nothing current.
  11. The seller has not sold any ET games recently. I did see what they went for the first round of the auction, there is no way more would command that kind of cash. There has been a new round of sales weekly over the last month or so, and the ebay sale prices have been very reasonable, considering the history and publicity this got last year. I am curious, how did you work everything into the shadowbox? Is it hanging on a wall? Or laying down in a cabinet?
  12. It might not be worth it to some collectors, and I am not sure I will display mine this way, but it is not a scam. You know what you are paying for and what you get. I love the acrylic display cases, and I have many for my sealed/boxed transformers, but I bought those without having to send the figures in and be graded. I have had art professionally framed as well, and that is not cheap, as it can easily exceed $150 for a small print.
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