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Atari VCS Jr. small rainbow stripe

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I have one of the above mentioned, and I purchased it in Germany in 1985.

 

Underneath the console it says:

Manufactured for Atari, Inc., by Atari Taiwan Manufacturing Corp, in Taiwan Model No CX-2600 JR

Covered by US Patent.....etc

SN: AT850061756

 

Can we assume that the small rainbow stripe VCS Jr was already made when Atari was still an Inc? (AA VCS hardware guide says 1986 release, that would be a Corp.)

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Yes, the juniors were released in Europe before 1986.

I'm from Italy and I received my short rainbow junior for christmas 1985.

It's made in Ireland and came in a small box with a proline joystick. The manual and the console says "Atari, Inc.", while the box has an "Atari Corp." copyright on it. Inside the console there's a sticker on the rf shielding which says "23 may 1984" and the Tia and Riot chips are socketed. The board is a "revision B". There were also older versions that came in a bigger box with 2 joysticks (proline) and a game packed in. They appear sometimes on ebay.

 

these old threads confirm this:

 

- Atari 2600 Jr. must have been released already in 1983 in Eu

 

- 2600 Juniors from Atari Inc.

 

- 2600 Junior

 

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Yes, the juniors were released in Europe before 1986.

I'm from Italy and I received my short rainbow junior for christmas 1985.

It's made in Ireland and came in a small box with a proline joystick. The manual and the console says "Atari, Inc.", while the box has an "Atari Corp." copyright on it. Inside the console there's a sticker on the rf shielding which says "23 may 1984" and the Tia and Riot chips are socketed. The board is a "revision B". There were also older versions that came in a bigger box with 2 joysticks (proline) and a game packed in. They appear sometimes on ebay.

 

these old threads confirm this:

 

- Atari 2600 Jr. must have been released already in 1983 in Eu

 

- 2600 Juniors from Atari Inc.

 

- 2600 Junior

 

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Another Atari, Inc Junior:

 

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