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17 minutes ago, Relicgamer said:

I had a debate about the galaxy purple with a guy. He kept saying that it was $50 more but said its offset by $25 giftcard so it really is only a $25 difference.  He still didn't agree.  Smh. Along with other nitpicking about where the Amico is listed on gamestop.  Like how its in the retro section and that you said its not a retro system.  I don't get people today.  What a bunch of losers. Just compare the original intellivision price about.  Its amazing what get today for our money.  Guess you have to have lived some to understand that.


The argument is even easier than that!   The Limited Edition consoles are $279.  This is because they are limited, but mostly because we need to do a more expensive method to manufacturer them.  Different tooling, molds, expensive paint, extra manufacturing processing, etc.

So... if they are selling for $279 and you are getting it at GameStop for $299 plus a $25 card... then the price of the console is:  $274!  $5 less than normal.  :)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, LePionnier said:

If someone wants to rate a game, I hope he (she) must have bought the game !?

 


Correct.

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19 minutes ago, Relicgamer said:

I had a debate about the galaxy purple with a guy. He kept saying that it was $50 more but said its offset by $25 giftcard so it really is only a $25 difference.  He still didn't agree.  Smh. Along with other nitpicking about where the Amico is listed on gamestop.  Like how its in the retro section and that you said its not a retro system.  I don't get people today.  What a bunch of losers. Just compare the original intellivision price about.  Its amazing what get today for our money.  Guess you have to have lived some to understand that.

It's amazing that the new Amico will cost less than the original considering it's 40 years later and the technology of the system is light years ahead. Plus the top tier games will cost a third of what they cost then. Oh, and don't forget, you get 6 pack-in games vs 1 (maybe 7). What's not to like?

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Just posted on social media.

 

You'll notice that the banner below has the Intellivision & Amico logos on it (which none of the others do).  Everything else was placeholder... now the new versions are being uploaded on GameStop today.  :)

 

 

Happy to announce our first "in store" retail partner for the U.S.! GameStop has over 3,000 stores and has just added former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime to their advisory board. They are currently offering 3 systems... Glacier White, Graphite Black and for the first time our Limited Edition Galaxy Purple! Special process, painting, molds, etc. are used for the Galaxy Purple Limited Edition. Really stunning in person! GameStop is doing a special timed exclusive. The Limited Editions are typically $279, but the GameStop version includes an additional $25 Amico Game Shop card which when added brings the overall value even lower than $279. You can check them out and pre-order here: https://www.gamestop.com/search/?q=amico
 
This news comes off the heels of our announcement last week in Germany about pre-orders being open in the two biggest electronics retailers in Europe. Saturn & MediaMarkt.
 
The first of many!!
 
 
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Just now, NTV said:

It's amazing that the new Amico will cost less than the original considering it's 40 years later and the technology of the system is light years ahead. Plus the top tier games will cost a third of what they cost then. Oh, and don't forget, you get 6 pack-in games vs 1 (maybe 7). What's not to like?


Welcome to my world.   :)

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


UPDATE!

Yes!  This will be present at launch!!

 

1 - 5 star rating and will show how many people have rated it.  Will NOT include written reviews (like Amazon).  Keeping it super simple (and don't want to screen bad language, etc.)  :)

 

 

Love it, Bonusode going up tomorrow, I may have a few recommendations :) .  Also thanks in advance for sharing my subscriber reward link.  I really want to give it away during the launch window :)

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21 hours ago, ASalvaro said:

ahh man i grew up playing wiffle ball with friends on my street corner just about every single day in the summer time..we even had this big chalk board to keep score...i forgot the last time i seen anybody playing Wiffle Ball..very sad

We played so much wiffle ball growing up that I once contacted the company directly to see if I could purchase from them wholesale.  We would go through the wiffle balls pretty quickly...when the plastic connected to the holes would crack.  We called that "smiling."  This one is smiling, time for a new ball...

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21 hours ago, Sabre Wulf said:

Fun games to play with friends and family. Also known as "joystick-killers". 😄

I had Summer Games on the Colecovision and the palms of our hands would blister and bleed.  That's how we would move the thick knobby Coleco joystick back and forth the quickest, against the palm of our hand.  Fun game, but painful.  We'd try gloves and all kinds of things to help...

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36 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


UPDATE!

Yes!  This will be present at launch!!

 

1 - 5 star rating and will show how many people have rated it.  Will NOT include written reviews (like Amazon).  Keeping it super simple (and don't want to screen bad language, etc.)  :)

 

 

This is a great option to have to gauge customer interest now and possible future games. 

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17 minutes ago, LePionnier said:

Tommy, are the tests starting soon ? ( 2 months of testing )


No.  Still waiting for all the molds... and then our mechanical engineering team needs to sign off on all the molds.  They tell us they should be in within the next 2 weeks.

Just another COVID delay that folks need to understand.

 

 

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In regards to our Canadian friends and EB Games...

 

Although owned by GameStop, they are two separate entities. Currently EB Games isn't carrying Amico... but that will change.

 

Other retailers in Canada may get the Galaxy Purple as an exclusive. :)

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Last week we announced 3 huge retailers that have started pre-orders.  These stores will sell Amico consoles in retail stores and online. In the U.S., we announced GameStop, who will carry 3 different variants of Amico INCLUDING a timed exclusive for our Galaxy Purple Limited Edition.

not to nitpick, but the ad copy seems rushed and not vetted. 

 

Its good news though, so congrats.

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


That was AWESOME!!  Thanks for the link!

Here's a few I picked out for folks...


JC Penny 1980!
 

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Here's SEARS from 1982
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Hey fellas.... remember when THIS was considered our porn?  Hahhahaha!

 

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Wow, did this bring back memories of Christmas Past for me. How My brother an would look through wishing and bothering my parents what we wanted for Christmas , Birthdays and special occasion..  That last page well , Ill keep that private, but the bikini sections was where it really went hardcore porn back in the day... lmao !!!

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I am happier every day that passes by I ordered a Galaxy Purple!😃

Thanks for all the great updates and info Tommy.👍

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41 minutes ago, timbofry1 said:

We played so much wiffle ball growing up that I once contacted the company directly to see if I could purchase from them wholesale.  We would go through the wiffle balls pretty quickly...when the plastic connected to the holes would crack.  We called that "smiling."  This one is smiling, time for a new ball...

haha same here..how about when the store was sold out of wiffle balls but they had those wiffle balls without the holes? the kind that would dent real easy? 

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12 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

In regards to our Canadian friends and EB Games...

 

Although owned by GameStop, they are two separate entities. Currently EB Games isn't carrying Amico... but that will change.

 

Other retailers in Canada may get the Galaxy Purple as an exclusive. :)

@cmart604 and I should open a retail store just to sell and get the Purple Amico? :) 

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


That was AWESOME!!  Thanks for the link!

Here's a few I picked out for folks...


JC Penny 1980!
 

1359091624_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(3).thumb.jpg.a4feaf25924ac484dee376246ba15f68.jpg

 

603020967_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(1).thumb.jpg.16e3e20c7cd5c709c8ff56d625fcc7ca.jpg

 

1657649640_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(2).thumb.jpg.b0ab4011343a1cd102cd9b88d2334c62.jpg

 

Here's SEARS from 1982
1916909113_Screenshot_2020-05-041983SearsWishbook.thumb.jpg.a4aba24d8f6e127ca37ff8201d85a0d4.jpg

 

 

Hey fellas.... remember when THIS was considered our porn?  Hahhahaha!

 

1924252705_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog.thumb.jpg.2555304b91609b383338935d993bbfc4.jpg

 

notice the price on Locomotion? $3.99? that wasn't a misprint thats what it was NEW..i got it at Toys R Us when it first came out for $4.99 

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


That was AWESOME!!  Thanks for the link!

Here's a few I picked out for folks...


JC Penny 1980!
 

1359091624_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(3).thumb.jpg.a4feaf25924ac484dee376246ba15f68.jpg

 

603020967_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(1).thumb.jpg.16e3e20c7cd5c709c8ff56d625fcc7ca.jpg

 

1657649640_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog(2).thumb.jpg.b0ab4011343a1cd102cd9b88d2334c62.jpg

 

Here's SEARS from 1982
1916909113_Screenshot_2020-05-041983SearsWishbook.thumb.jpg.a4aba24d8f6e127ca37ff8201d85a0d4.jpg

 

 

Hey fellas.... remember when THIS was considered our porn?  Hahhahaha!

 

1924252705_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog.thumb.jpg.2555304b91609b383338935d993bbfc4.jpg

 

looks like i should have bought my ECS at Sears for $99..i paid $149 at Gamer's Paradise that Christmas 

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

 

Here's SEARS from 1982

Hey fellas.... remember when THIS was considered our porn?  Hahhahaha!

 

1924252705_Screenshot_2020-05-041980JCPenneyChristmasCatalog.thumb.jpg.2555304b91609b383338935d993bbfc4.jpg

 

Tommy.... you been in the bathroom a long time.... You OK?

every boys nightmare.  hahahaha

TJ

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18 minutes ago, ASalvaro said:

haha same here..how about when the store was sold out of wiffle balls but they had those wiffle balls without the holes? the kind that would dent real easy? 

Exactly, we used to stock up pretty well to avoid anything like that...even had a couple black wiffle ball bats, official wiffle ball bats, instead of the yellow.  They sold black one at some point, but very limited...

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21 minutes ago, bigdaddygamestudio said:

thats when we would tape em totally up with masking tape.  Ball would travel much farther once taped

Nice.  One day, my friend wanted to have a one day home run record...we went through so many official wiffle balls, we went to the kind with no holes, then even stooped to using plastic practice gold balls at the end of the day.  My buddy hit like 80 something homers that one day....not too many with the plastic golf balls.  Good times.  Then we may have gone for some personal records on Intellivision Burgertime that night...

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13 minutes ago, timbofry1 said:

Nice.  One day, my friend wanted to have a one day home run record...we went through so many official wiffle balls, we went to the kind with no holes, then even stooped to using plastic practice gold balls at the end of the day.  My buddy hit like 80 something homers that one day....not too many with the plastic golf balls.  Good times.  Then we may have gone for some personal records on Intellivision Burgertime that night...

man this was my typical day in 1983-84 lol

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Hey guys, I'm just as excited as the rest of you for the Amico and just thought I should join AtariAge because there isn't much activity on the subreddit... 🙄 (would be interesting if you guys tried to expand to Quora as well)

 

Although I have been lurking around for about 80 pages of this I came to join the site to share this link because I think it could raise the popularity of the system.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1256856981177987072

Let me know what you guys think, and keep it up the conversations! 😊

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