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Starhopper

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  1. That could be because there weren't any. My wife and I have both looked this cart over and, judging from the uniform fuzziness, I believe the cart I have is merely sun-faded. Under the fluorescent light in my workshop, the 'Spder-Man' printed on the beveled end reveals some color at the very bottom of the lettering (though not much). I apologize for the false alarm I was all worked up, because I thought I'd discovered something cool. Duh. I'll look harder, next time. If Rom Hunter hadn't seen it before, I should have known better
  2. That could be because there weren't any. My wife and I have both looked this cart over and, judging from the uniform fuzziness, I believe the cart I have is merely sun-faded. Under the fluorescent light in my workshop, the 'Spder-Man' printed on the beveled end reveals some color at the very bottom of the lettering (though not much). I apologize for the false alarm I was all worked up, because I thought I'd discovered something cool. Duh. I'll look harder, next time.
  3. 'preshate the input. Like most of you, I've decided to just mod with a new jack. I will pass along your info, HolyGrail, to those more squeamish about soldering.
  4. To date, I still haven't seen one of these in person. I apologize for the oversight, however.
  5. Morbid curiosity time. If you could only choose to buy/keep one 2600 console, which would it be? My Sears light-sixer is my choice, since it was my original console, back in the early days
  6. Could be ten copies of Pac-Man and a few dozen Circus Ataris, too All this attention, and no one has gotten a good lick in at the reasonable shipping charge? (that was sarcasm, by the way) Humans. They're a funny ole species
  7. I know this has probably been hashed and re-hashed throughout the forums, and shame on me for not looking deep enough, but has anyone had any luck finding a suitable replacement for the connector for the 7800 power supply? I've tried phone battery connectors, with little luck. So far, aside from finding a power supply on eBay, the only thing I've come up with is soldering an aftermarket directly to the board or using test clips. This works fine, yes, but it's a bit antsy to have around children
  8. Is there any large deal between the color and b&w labels on the Parker Bros. Spider-Man games? I haven't been able to find the b&w listed anywhere. Maybe first run or last run carts, or just a variant from the print shop?
  9. I bought a SNES simply because of Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II. Oh, sure, I bought other SNES games, but those were the instigators. I have also been freakishly obsessed with Pitfall! for many years. I have both 2600 carts and their patches, the GBA cart, and I bought a Jaguar specifically for The Mayan Adventure. Then there was Starflight for the PC. . .
  10. Just the typical eBay smeg we have to put up with
  11. Great. Now I have ANOTHER game series to obsess over collecting. I guess I did miss something!
  12. I remember all of 'em but the 'Berzerk' commercial. Was that an elevator-ish theme song, or what?
  13. I found this listing on eBay today for an ESB cart. Check out the 'additional information': I don't remember playing in the asteroid field, do you? The listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-The-Empire-S...1QQcmdZViewItem
  14. He had a reserve price; was it met? We may be looking at the same cart
  15. You think that's involved, you should try Space Shuttle!
  16. That's just 45 minutes away for me. These things always come up when I haven't any extra cash. I need to fluff my 'holy crap!' fund
  17. The general consensus seems to be Mid-late week endings, to the seller's benefit. I, myself, have noticed that Wednesdays and Fridays are the best days for good sale prices. Since these are paydays for a good many people, they have a little more cash in their pockets and are more adventurous about bidding on an item they want. I know that Thursdays (the day before my payday) find me scrutinizing purchases more, as I have little else in my pocket but jingle and lint.
  18. Good Show! For paying attention, you get an A+. However, Jetset, we do encourage free thinking, and I appreciate the views from the other side of the fence.
  19. Umm ya, thats a cheap patch. Some are worth hundreds of dollars I thought these things were really quite common. wowsers
  20. 'Bidder 8' does look suspicious. . . However, how many brain cells did Bidders 9 & 10 actually have?
  21. This is not mine, as I wouldn't part with my patches for any sum of money, but holy crap. . . $15.00 for a PATCH?!!!
  22. Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that eBay has gotten rather boring over the last year? There used to be some exctement to it but, now, with all the scams, inconsistencies, shillers, and such, you just don't feel the excitement of the hunt anymore. Even where selling is concerned, you used to be able to peg the best end times for your auctions to ensure people would remember to come back at the crucial end time--you know what I mean; never at four in the morning, seldom on Sundays, and never during any Star Trek showings . If anyone wants me, I'll be building my online store.
  23. At the risk of sounding like an overstressed vinyl disc, I believe the allure of these games were the actual gameplay, not the graphics. Granted, I loved the heck out of the Activision games because they took a greater advantage of the system's abilities, but I still played Pac-Man to death regardless of the crappy port. All of the games you see today for the latest generations of game systems are graphics-intensive, giving you as close to 'real life' as you can get for a video game. Being able to see the scantily-clad heroine jiggle in her skin-tight outfit or swimsuit may be nice , but are you playing it for the game, or just to watch the characters? I enjoy 'Blood Rayne' (the game, not the movie ), the 'Doom' series, the Star Trek SOS, and anything else with large explosions, but I always come back to Gyruss, Pitfall, and Circus Atari, among others. For its time, ATARI was a wonderful piece of futuristic technology, defining an era and a large chunk of my childhood. . . . That, and, I really enjoyed watching my father marvel over the fact that there were no moving parts
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