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I got these today, they are very special Intellivision cartridges

 

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I know, I know, before you call and yell at me, yes they are Atari 2600 cartridges but I got them because of the Intellivision Presents.

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Why the intellivision labels?

 

I really don't know. My guess is back in the 80's Brazil was the pirate capital of the world and Intellivision sold better than Atari. Just a guess mind you. I am sure one of the really smart AA members will chime in and explain all.

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I really don't know. My guess is back in the 80's Brazil was the pirate capital of the world and Intellivision sold better than Atari. Just a guess mind you. I am sure one of the really smart AA members will chime in and explain all.

curious as well, I was thinking something like that or a Misprint at printing labels..

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They couldn't see the difference between them and intellivision... lol maybe they needed the intellivoice to now hear the difference.. lol

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Always wanted to get a couple of these for the novelty. It seems every single one of them has traveled the seas in the bilge water of a container ship, though. :P

 

Except for that Zaxxon. That looks darn nice.

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In 1983, a former jeweler and businessman named Joseph Maghrabi registered the names "Intellivision" and "Atari Eletrônica" on INPI (acronym for National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil).

His company (Canal 3) manufactured and sold a lot of cartridges for Atari 2600 under the name "Intelliivsiion".

At that time, the Brazilian laws allowed (and protected) that kind of "thing"...

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In 1983, a former jeweler and businessman named Joseph Maghrabi registered the names "Intellivision" and "Atari Eletrônica" on INPI (acronym for National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil).

His company (Canal 3) manufactured and sold a lot of cartridges for Atari 2600 under the name "Intelliivsiion".

At that time, the Brazilian laws allowed (and protected) that kind of "thing"...

Most enlightening and thank you. I know Brazil has a long history of Intellivision, and still does. I have a few "friends" there and it is always interesting the views and insights they have about Intellivision. Thanks again for sharing.

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In 1983, a former jeweler and businessman named Joseph Maghrabi registered the names "Intellivision" and "Atari Eletrônica" on INPI (acronym for National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil).

His company (Canal 3) manufactured and sold a lot of cartridges for Atari 2600 under the name "Intelliivsiion".

At that time, the Brazilian laws allowed (and protected) that kind of "thing"...

Excellent information, thanks!

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And those cartridges were made without the permission of Activision or Sega/Coleco?

 

Since he had trademarks for both Intellivision and Atari, he used Intellivision because it helped sell cartridges better than the Atari name?

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And those cartridges were made without the permission of Activision or Sega/Coleco?

 

Since he had trademarks for both Intellivision and Atari, he used Intellivision because it helped sell cartridges better than the Atari name?

 

I was wondering the same thing ?

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And those cartridges were made without the permission of Activision or Sega/Coleco?

 

Since he had trademarks for both Intellivision and Atari, he used Intellivision because it helped sell cartridges better than the Atari name?

Yes, without permission of Activision, Atari, Sega, Imagic and all the games companies.
There's no special reason for using "Intellivision" logo (I think he just liked the name...).
At that time, brazilian law said that brazilian companies had to had a greater percentual of national components in the final product.
There was no option, it was the rule.
So, the companies simply imported a 2600, for example, and "re-manufactured" it changing some components, selling it like a "national" console.
No copyrights, no guilt, just profits.
Atari thought about suing some companies (including Maghrabi's Canal 3), but the pirate cartridges helped to pushed up the sales of original cartridges (according to Polyvox marketing director, the brazilian partner of Atari).
The story is tooooo long, and it's told in the documentary "1983: the year of the video games in Brazil" (only in portuguese, but there's a planning to add english subtitles in the future).
Nolan Bushnell is also in the documentary.
You can see it in:

 

And, BTW... sorry for my poor english! lol
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That sounds like something bing excellent for an Intellivisionaries interview.

 

Most enlightening and thank you. I know Brazil has a long history of Intellivision, and still does. I have a few "friends" there and it is always interesting the views and insights they have about Intellivision. Thanks again for sharing.

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In 1983, a former jeweler and businessman named Joseph Maghrabi registered the names "Intellivision" and "Atari Eletrônica" on INPI (acronym for National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil).

His company (Canal 3) manufactured and sold a lot of cartridges for Atari 2600 under the name "Intelliivsiion".

At that time, the Brazilian laws allowed (and protected) that kind of "thing"...

 

I remember that time. Hard time to Brazil, a real miracle Intellivision appears in my country.

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Another shipment came in. These are mostly Atari 2600 (which I don't collect) but when you buy lots you have to take all of it.

 

The Blackjack is really hard to come by, this one is Digimed and the SNAFU is Digimed also. It's funny that the most prolific game in the US is a very HTF in another country.

 

There are 2 different Tron DD in Digiplay. The back of the box and the overlays are different. Note the one overlay still has the Disney trademark line but they dropped the Mattel trademark line.

 

I think the Atari 2600 Intellivision carts are really cool.

 

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(...)

 

The Blackjack is really hard to come by, this one is Digimed and the SNAFU is Digimed also. It's funny that the most prolific game in the US is a very HTF in another country.

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Even if LV Poker & Blackjack is a nice game, I guess it wouldn't have been so common in North America and Europe if it wasn't shipped with the console.

 

AFAIK, LV Poker & Blackjack never came with the console in Brazil

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C'mon , Now I know why the prices sky rocket here ! You're buying it all. icon_angry.gif

 

I do lust after more ShockVision Carts!

 

Another shipment came in. These are mostly Atari 2600 (which I don't collect) but when you buy lots you have to take all of it.

 

The Blackjack is really hard to come by, this one is Digimed and the SNAFU is Digimed also. It's funny that the most prolific game in the US is a very HTF in another country.

 

There are 2 different Tron DD in Digiplay. The back of the box and the overlays are different. Note the one overlay still has the Disney trademark line but they dropped the Mattel trademark line.

 

I think the Atari 2600 Intellivision carts are really cool.


 

 

 

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