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Hi everyone, I made a "grail" addition to my collection this weekend and thought I'd share. I finally found the elusive Magnavox Odyssey 4305! I'd love to know who else on here owns one, as I 'd love to work up some numbers on how many are left. I bought it with 2 sets of paddles, and the guy said his grandmother had originally bought 3 (I gathered that this was the last one they still had), which explained the extra controllers. I never thought I would find one, especially since they dont stand out obviously, But I am ecstatic to start the cleaning processes and a few minor repairs to make it a bit safer. (sorry for the picture being sideways, I can never get it to post them correctly :))

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Awesome find! :)

 

This is one of the relatively few grails left for me as a collector, and it is indeed encouraging to know that these are still turning up in the wild. I would greatly enjoy hearing more of the backstory behind how you located this treasure!

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I never heard of the 4305. What a cool find! Love this Odyssey. :love:

 

The picture looks to be in good shape too.

 

I've been a big Odyssey fan since I was a kid back in the heyday of the O2. And I never saw any Odyssey pong units until I started hitting flea markets in the 1990s as an adult. This is some kind of find. There cannot be very many of these around.

 

Congrats!

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Awesome find! :)

 

This is one of the relatively few grails left for me as a collector, and it is indeed encouraging to know that these are still turning up in the wild. I would greatly enjoy hearing more of the backstory behind how you located this treasure!

 

Thanks! I actually just stumbled on it on a facebook search. I hardly ever search for Magnavox Odyssey anymore as they are either way to high, or never there, I just go super lucky on this one though. The guy said that his grandmother had bought 3 sets, but I'm assuming the other 2 were likely trashed at some point, which is sad. It has definetly seen some better days (looks like a lava lamp used to be on it as there is a small droop and discoloration), but overall, especially for the price I paid and the rarity, it is in good shape. I truly never expected to find one, but luck, patience and timing is everything

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I never heard of the 4305. What a cool find! Love this Odyssey. :love:

 

The picture looks to be in good shape too.

 

I've been a big Odyssey fan since I was a kid back in the heyday of the O2. And I never saw any Odyssey pong units until I started hitting flea markets in the 1990s as an adult. This is some kind of find. There cannot be very many of these around.

 

Congrats!

 

Thanks :)

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It's been on my list for years. Great find. I fear still I may never end up with one

 

Thanks! I could hardly believe it when I saw it. I had seen the one video on youtube and a few pictures, but I never fathomed seeing one, especially owning one. My main worry was to not overpay, but it is one of those items you only get one chance to buy a lifetime

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