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Within a week here I should receive the Hong Kong box of Boxing as well.  So, that one exists and will be documented too!

 

I'll post pics when I get it.

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33 minutes ago, Omnibro said:

Within a week here I should receive the Hong Kong box of Boxing as well.  So, that one exists and will be documented too!

 

I'll post pics when I get it.

I already have this one documented

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So what your saying is that just because it's a hk or USA box doesn't mean the manual inside is hk or USA. They could each have different ones ? 

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Mattel cartridges manufactured in Hong Kong typically have the boxes and instructions, and catalog printed in Hong Kong.  Very few overlays were printed in Hong Kong so they are often made in USA. It should specify on the box.  Mattel cartridges manufactured in USA should be all USA.  Intellivision Inc cartridges could be pieced together from whatever stock they have.

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14 hours ago, jukeboxhero10 said:

So what your saying is that just because it's a hk or USA box doesn't mean the manual inside is hk or USA. They could each have different ones ? 

Bingo

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On 6/30/2022 at 7:04 AM, jukeboxhero10 said:

So what your saying is that just because it's a hk or USA box doesn't mean the manual inside is hk or USA. They could each have different ones ? 

Generally speaking, the manual and cartridge should match the location on the bottom of the Mattel box (and each other). The overlays will usually be USA, but the box bottom will say so if that is the case - a few games have HK overlays available. Sometimes the enclosed catalog will be a USA catalog in a HK box, but again, the box bottom will say so. 

 

But in the wild, lots of swapping of manuals and cartridges has been done to make better looking packages (or turn loose games into box games). Full color manuals should always come with boxes that have keyboard component text at the very least. As the revision numbers get higher, the more likely it is that it should be in a later box. but we don't know where the cutoffs are.

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