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i just got a lot of odyssey 2 games in boxes.before i only had carts......man.are these the cheapest boxes ever!!!!

 

they are just coming apart due to poor design!!!

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Yeah, most all O2 game boxes have had tape put on them at some point :(

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these are the cardboard boxes.i guess i will have to tape them up.they are literally coming apart!!!

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Yep, they're just about the worst ever. Seems that they 'dried' up or something, despite their waxy or plastic covering - making 'em that much more brittle. Even worse yet, most of the taped boxes I've seen, people used making tape on 'em! You know, that brown tape that dries out and gets all crusty. Same problem as the boxes, but this time, there's a shitty residue left behind :(

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these are the cardboard boxes.i guess i will have to tape them up.they are literally coming apart!!!

Tradengames has a friend (the co author of his book) that scored a large lot of MINT shrinkwrapped games he was selling back about a year ago, not sure how many are left but thought I would mention it to you.

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Do they top Gamegear boxes? Talk about shitty. The only thing worse than those pieces of shit IMO were some of the weirdo not so popular consoles, like Game.com :P (never seen an O2 box myself, beyond the "conquest of the world" box, which IMO was pretty well designed)

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but they get credit for being gatefold boxes

 

what percentage of atari games do you see boxed in the wild? its a lot lower than the percentage of boxed o^2 games

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but they get credit for being gatefold boxes

 

what percentage of atari games do you see boxed in the wild? its a lot lower than the percentage of boxed o^2 games

At least remarkable since the O2 sold a lot less units.

Where i live it is harder to buy loose o2 games then boxed o2 games.

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While the Odyssey2 game boxes are not that great, they're certainly better than Bally Astrocade boxes. Those don't even have fronts (they use the manual as the cover, then the whole thing is shrinkwrapped; of course I'm not talking about the blister pack versions of the games, but we may as throw those in there as well).

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i just got a lot of odyssey 2 games in boxes.before i only had carts......man.are these the cheapest boxes ever!!!!

 

they are just coming apart due to poor design!!!

Yep....still flimsy! LOL

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But on the plus side, they do tend to have really nice artwork. I think they're actually quite visually appealing... except for all the Scotch tape.

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I'm glad that most of the european o2 games came in plastic boxes.

Yes, I agree. The PHILIPS plastic boxes are superb.

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Actually, I don't think they are all that bad. The wrong way to tape is on the outside of the box. DO NOT DO THAT! If you are going to tape the box, tape it on the inside corners with clear packing tape like this:

 

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For a better taped look, cut clear packing tape in small corner triangles instead of the straight pieces I show in the above image.

 

If you really want to get fancy, you can make a big sticker (on gloss label stock) that mimics the box inside seams. Basically a custom tape job:

 

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The boxes are 10 times stronger when taped in this manner (meaning the inside corners being taped) than taping the outside corners. Plus your boxes will look better too:

 

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BTW, here is the Box Fix stickers in pdf. Just print, cut out with a hobby knife, and apply to the inside of your OD2 box:

 

Od2BoxFix.pdf

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The boxes I have are all pristine, no issues. The previous and original owner was meticulous in caring for his stuff though. I even still have all the receipts from the local Magnavox store (a few were bought at Sears) that he bought them from.

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Yeah most of mine have various amounts of damage too although most of them I buy second hand.

 

Can say the same for the system itself too, its the only system I have which is probably actually worse than the NES when it comes to reading carts, usually they don't work at all.

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I've never had issues reading carts with my O2.... works like a charm every time...

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