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Hi. I've got one of Paul Slocum's SynthCarts and a modified Atari so that I can play the thing out at bars & clubs or whatever. Now I need a stylin' way to transport the 2600. I've seen lots of woodgrain storage units that are meant to sit next to your TV and house the 2600 and its accessories, but never a branded carrying case.

 

I just won one on Ebay off a guy in Australia and the shipping is going to be murder. It would make me feel better to know that it's mega-rare or something. It's a hard shelled plastic case like the ones they use at video rental places for the game units that go out.

 

Any clue about this thing? Here's the auction with a picture:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=1358556614

 

The guy said that its marked as an item made in USA, but why have I never seen one before?

 

Thanks for any help!

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This is a great item. I have an Atari and a Sears hard case and they are great. They hold all of your controllers (not too sure about the key pads for Slocum's cart), system and multiple carts. Unfortunately, they're not real rare. You still did pretty good. My guess is like 35 - 40 USD to ship. That's not too bad. Where else are you going to get one?

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Okay, so they were domestic and not so rare. I guess I could have just waited for another one to come up on Ebay instead of jumping the gun for the one that's going to cost me $30 to get here.

 

Though now that I've looked at completed auctions, it looks like the "atari" branded ones go for a lot of scratch. I guess that fear of high shipping is why so few bid on this one. I'm not a hardcore collector, so this still seems like quite a bit of dough, especially since the rest of my Atari collection was purchased for nickels...

 

So I guess that I'm feeling better as I seem to have saved a couple of bucks getting it from Australia rather than getting it domestically. thanks for setting me straight... I feel a lot better! :D

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For others .. I use a black plastic denum laptop bag .. I stuff the side pocket with adapters, cables, cuttle cart and a SMS controller pad. Not everything .. but much more portable ..

 

Rob Mitchell, Atlanta, GA

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Yeah, but as compact as it is, it's still gotta go someplace! Unless you wear bib overalls, I would gamble that youdon't have a pocket big enough for the thing. :P

 

Are you talking about one of Ben's portable Atari's? Or is it one that you made yourself? I saw two portables last year at a swap party- one was Ben's, the other was cleverly hacked into a Speak & Spell (Speak & Math, really). Way cool. I gotta get me some of that action. 8)

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Are you talking about one of Ben's portable Atari's?  Or is it one that you made yourself?  I saw two portables last year at a swap party- one was Ben's, the other was cleverly hacked into a Speak & Spell (Speak & Math, really).  Way cool.  I gotta get me some of that action.   8)

 

The portable you saw the "Speak & Spell" is it one of those made by Texas Instruments and is red? I picked up one today at a yard sale for $0.50 I have been playing it, it works great. :D

 

I would have never thought of trying to make a portable Atari out of it, sounds like a great idea and looking at the Speak & Spell it looks like it would fit/look really great.

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I also have one of those black plastic atari cases and I think there great, only one other time did I see a guy selling one complete in the box, but it sold for about $90 or so and at the time I was not going to bid that high for it, now I wish I had.

 

8) :ponder: :sad:

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Just out of curiosity, where did you find your plastic carrying case?

 

Oh, and as for the Speak & Spell Atari, I can tell you a little more about it. The guy who built it also created Video Simon and his own homebrew 3D glasses for the Vectrex- I can tell you about that sometime if you're interested... they were cool! The guy's name escapes me, but I really liked him- I enjoy hanging with clever people.

 

Anyway, he attatched on of those LCD televisions intended for the PSone to the Speak & Math, so it actually has a folding screen! He replaced all the switches with flatter switches. It all folded down into a pretty compact package with built-in handle. He built it for testing carts "in the field".

 

As for the Speak & Spell line of toys, I have a number of them including the add-on carts for them. I have always been fascinated by artificial speech, and have begun the laborious process of sampling the Speak toys for use in songs. I even found a one that speaks in French! There is a whole Yahoo group devoted to modifying these and other electronic toys to create noisy and weird instruments.

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I found my plastic atari 2600 case on ebay about a year & 1/2 ago.

 

:) :) 8)

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If he has a page, I don't know what the URL is.

 

But yeah, if there's ever a videogame "Junkyard Wars", Mark's gotta be in the running. Making a Vectrex 3D Imager out of an old portable CD player is pretty clever all right...

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