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Hi all, wondering how Atari packaged the reduced size 5200 boxes as pictured here. I came across one years ago but the internal foam was gone. According to the back of the carton a full 5200, two joysticks, power supply, and game were included. The box is a tight fit for just a console, using the foam inserts that you would see in the larger (more common) boxes. Does anyone have one of these reduced size boxes with the packing material? I’m curious to see how they crammed it all in there, presumably there was a styrofoam insert specific to these packages. If anyone can share how it was done I’d be grateful.

 

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I have one of these Atari Corp. systems with the box but the packing materials are also missing. It must have all fit in there somehow, though!

 

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On 7/3/2019 at 10:38 AM, atari-dna said:

 

Hi all, wondering how Atari packaged the reduced size 5200 boxes as pictured here. I came across one years ago but the internal foam was gone. According to the back of the carton a full 5200, two joysticks, power supply, and game were included. The box is a tight fit for just a console, using the foam inserts that you would see in the larger (more common) boxes. Does anyone have one of these reduced size boxes with the packing material? I’m curious to see how they crammed it all in there, presumably there was a styrofoam insert specific to these packages. If anyone can share how it was done I’d be grateful.

 

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The 5200 controllers shipped in the console’s controller storage area (under the hood in the rear of the unit).  The Super Breakout pack-in game was included as only the cart and game manual (no game box). 

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Where did they squeeze in the power transformer? I’m guessing a type of styrofoam insert was used to secure it?

 

If anyone has a photo of the original box and packing material, please post

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Thanks Henry, that does help. Too bad there’s no photo of the cardboard piece that held the transformer, but we know where it went


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