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Its obviously been spotted by the hard cores.

What I dont understand is it doesnt appear to be a numbers match console and box.

And as has been noted here,the console is probably crapola.

So,the auction is for the box with a console included.And from the guys initial ad,and the "help" he is getting,there may be more to the story.....

But,thats not chump change in the bid column,over $900....wow

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I'm saying $2k. I'm 99% certain it won't be under $1k. :)

 

I think now that it is over $900, it will plateau somewhat until close to auction close time then snipers will jack it up to $1500 final.

Ummm, for a box ....

Anyone want to trek over to Connecticut this summer for a week of garage sale huntings?

We could knock on doors.

"Uhh, hullo. You dont know me but you got any purple boxes in the garage?"

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I'm saying $2k. I'm 99% certain it won't be under $1k. :)

 

I think now that it is over $900, it will plateau somewhat until close to auction close time then snipers will jack it up to $1500 final.

Ummm, for a box ....

Anyone want to trek over to Connecticut this summer for a week of garage sale huntings?

We could knock on doors.

"Uhh, hullo. You dont know me but you got any purple boxes in the garage?"

 

Yeah, that's a load of cash for a box

But hey, that box is so sweet though

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The sad thing about those auction is....

 

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

 

This's how deep your pockets are....

 

 

Well.... icon_rolleyes.gif

 

 

I really, REALLY love Ferraris....*looking out in driveway* icon_razz.gif

 

Yep, this auction is like everything else in life.

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The sad thing about those auction is....

 

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

 

This's how deep your pockets are....

 

 

Well.... :roll:

 

 

contact the buyer and offer to pay him in love....

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The sad thing about those auction is....

 

This's clearly not how much you LOVE that system.... oh no...

 

This's how deep your pockets are....

 

 

Well.... :roll:

 

 

contact the buyer and offer to pay him in love....

 

I don't think you can trade pink or brown for purple :ponder: :o :woozy:

 

 

:lol:

AX

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I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?

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I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?

 

Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

 

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller

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Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

 

Yes, but I don't need scans of the purple box, just the standard gray ColecoVision box. I could fudge the rest. ;)

 

BTW, thanks for the pic of the controller.

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Up over $900.

 

Hope whoever has their hooks in this thing isn't just screwing around.

 

Hope it just isn't a case of the color being off on the picture....

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Here's what I, an amateur, was able to do. I didn't want to spend too much time with it.

 

A pro should be able to change the black lettering to white which I didn't want to spend time perfecting.

 

Also, the text below the unit and Donkey Kong in lower right would have to be modified.

 

Maybe Brian O could download what I started and see what finishing touches he can put on it?

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Edited by rmaerz

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Atleast a 300 ppi scan would be needed to get good results 600 ppi would be better.

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I doubt it hits a $1000.

 

I mean after all it's only a cool box. May be the only significant difference is that it is Purple instead of gray.

 

Personally if I where going to spend a grand, I would rather offer $200 a piece for some of the hard to get CIB games. LIke Jungle Hunt, Q*Bert Qubes, Spectrom, Spy Hunter, Up n Down

...

 

 

 

Let a Jungle Hunt box go oh 10 years ago... for 'a song' - still regret that...

 

 

My guess is $1000-$1200 (for a BOX - good grief!)

 

 

Hope it's not me that pays the price....

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My guess is $1000-$1200 (for a BOX - good grief!)

 

 

 

That's the extent of it...4 digits for a piece of verfluchte paper...

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I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?

 

Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

 

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller

 

Well I suppose they had to be real... I just never expected to see a photo of one. Is that your controller J-F? That is so suweet. :thumbsup:

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I probably shouldn't be saying this but, from what I see on the box in that ebay picture, it wouldn't be that hard to mock-up a very close replica (image wise). I would just need good (i.e. high res) scans of a standard ColecoVision box (The cleaner the box the better). From what I see they look pretty close. Unfortunately, I don't know how different the sides and back of the purple box is from the standard. I guess I would need a couple scans of the controllers with the rollers in them too. For some reason I thought I had some but I can't find them. :?

 

Yes, it could be reproduced easily with good scans

 

Here's a pic of the speed roller controller

 

Well I suppose they had to be real... I just never expected to see a photo of one. Is that your controller J-F? That is so suweet. :thumbsup:

Here's some more pics of the proto hand controller with speed roller... thanks to ColecoVision Zone/Junior for making these available. Really have to spend some time on his website and follow all the links as there is a lot of great stuff on there!!

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