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I recently acquired this Jaguar that came in a rental case, which I’ve never seen before. It looks pretty nice, like some kind of architect portfolio with nice Jaguar styling on the outside :D

 

Opening it up, the console is bolted in place, with metal bands that are riveted to the frame of the case. Unfortunately this blocks access to the ports on the back (only power and RF are exposed), so I’ll have to cut it free.

 

Thought I’d share this with the group, since I at least have never encountered this before. Has anyone else seen this kind of thing?

 

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Huh, that is pretty interesting and really different than any rental case I've seen. I'm used to the plastic kind that Blockbuster had... you know, you could actually take the system out of it and everything...

 

I wonder if it's something more like what an Atari salesman might have to demo the unit to shop owners or something...

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Seems a shame to "take it apart". It could be quite collectible. I'd wait, and do some more research before extracting the console....

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What do the included papers say? Other than the screen print, it looks like more of a homemade job to me.

 

Edit: One looks like a manual for Val d'Isere.

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It says "HYRMASKIN" at the bottom. Interesting clue--anyone ever heard of that as it relates to Atari/Jaguar before? Wonder if it was used as a corporate demo rather than as a rental?

 

This thread has some answers:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/4033-atari-jaguar-items-wanted/

 

"That hard-case rental case (one "case" too many, isn't there ), are there any pictures of that? I have the Swedish leather carry-case and I'm wondering if there is a difference between mine and the one that You're looking for.

The text on it (which is probably quite odd for somebody not speaking Swedish) is "Jaguar 64 bit Hyrmaskin" meaning "Jaguar 64 bit Rental machine" then it has the "text-and-eyes" - logo in big print. Inside there's space for two controllers, the main unit (being firmly attatched to the case itself), the power supply and the cables. Quite nifty little thing."

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It says "HYRMASKIN" at the bottom. Interesting clue--anyone ever heard of that as it relates to Atari/Jaguar before? Wonder if it was used as a corporate demo rather than as a rental?

 

This thread has some answers:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/4033-atari-jaguar-items-wanted/

 

"That hard-case rental case (one "case" too many, isn't there ), are there any pictures of that? I have the Swedish leather carry-case and I'm wondering if there is a difference between mine and the one that You're looking for.

 

The text on it (which is probably quite odd for somebody not speaking Swedish) is "Jaguar 64 bit Hyrmaskin" meaning "Jaguar 64 bit Rental machine" then it has the "text-and-eyes" - logo in big print. Inside there's space for two controllers, the main unit (being firmly attatched to the case itself), the power supply and the cables. Quite nifty little thing."

 

I think that my case is exactly what's described here. "Hyrmaskin" does just mean "rental machine." I live in Sweden, and bought this from another guy here in Sweden.

 

I did end up "liberating" the Jaguar from this case, but it was just by bending the metal straps holding it place to get them out of the way. I can easily put the Jaguar back in its spot for transport, and if I wanted to I'm sure I could bend the metal straps back to their original positions (they're quite soft).

 

The papers that came with it are just Swedish translations of instructions for a handful of games (none of which came with this system when I got it). They all just look like poor-quality monochrome photocopies of some other source.

 

Anyway, I got this for a price that, for me, was worth it for just the Jaguar alone, and I'm quite happy to have this fun case as well! I can easily imagine transporting a Jaguar, two controllers, and a big handful of games all in this case.

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Can't be too many of those left in the wild!

 

I wonder what dedicated employee at Atari Sweeden put those together by hand back in the day. Pretty cool little piece of Jaguar history right there.

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That is very cool. I recently acquired a Dreamcast/PSX rental case, but those are common. This is badass! Very Jealous! I'll give you a dollar-five-thrity for it!

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