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So what happened to the Lochjaw carts

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I just bought a Lochjaw, and was wondering, what happened to all the cartridges that were pulled from the shelves? We're the boxes destroyed and the carts relabeled? Is there a cache in Venezuala?

Does anyone have any credible info on this?

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Most probably the 1,000 or so that were left MIB were sent to Venezuela and are sitting in a warehouse waiting to be discovered :D

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Most probably the 1,000 or so that were left MIB were sent to Venezuela and are sitting in a warehouse waiting to be discovered :D

That's what I'm worried about! LOL

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Don't worry, if they are found the game won't suck any more that it already does, so you can still play it. ;)

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Most probably the 1,000 or so that were left MIB were sent to Venezuela and are sitting in a warehouse waiting to be discovered :D

That's what I'm worried about! LOL

 

If you're worried about that stop spending more than $10 on games ;)

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I don't know how many Apollo produced before changing the name, but after the crash Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby (in the Baltimore area, 1986 I believe) had six CIB Lochjaw in a closeout bin for $6.99 each. Since I already had Shark Attack, I didn't pull the trigger. What a $42 investment THAT would have been. Biggest regret of my collecting life.

 

Point is, apparently there was a limited number available in at least that one chain in the US, which suggests Apollo dumped their stock when they filed Chapter 11. Kay-Bee was known for selling both new and distress merchandise since they always had both the newest-and-hottest as well as bargain-basement toys. If I remember correctly, Atari Video Cube was in that same closeout bin. Neither game had ever appeared on their regular full-priced behind-the-counter shelves.

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I don't know how many Apollo produced before changing the name, but after the crash Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby (in the Baltimore area, 1986 I believe) had six CIB Lochjaw in a closeout bin for $6.99 each. Since I already had Shark Attack, I didn't pull the trigger. What a $42 investment THAT would have been. Biggest regret of my collecting life.

 

Point is, apparently there was a limited number available in at least that one chain in the US, which suggests Apollo dumped their stock when they filed Chapter 11. Kay-Bee was known for selling both new and distress merchandise since they always had both the newest-and-hottest as well as bargain-basement toys. If I remember correctly, Atari Video Cube was in that same closeout bin. Neither game had ever appeared on their regular full-priced behind-the-counter shelves.

Thanks for an actual response to my original post

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Did Apollo actually pull Lochjaw from shelves? I would have guessed that they just switched over to Shark Attack and kept on shipping product.

I assumed that they did, but maybe not . It would explain why Lochjaw was seen in the bargain bin when bfstats already had Shark Attack

 

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