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Oh good. Just what we all wanted. To stare at that guy for 36 minutes. 🙄🙄🙄

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Geez, now I've got to wipe the vomit off my shirt.  Anyway, can't believe this video only has two down votes!!!!

 

I posted the following in the video comments.  Tried to keep it neutral and factual.  Also thought I'd at least try and push some business toward CollectorVision.

  1. If you're looking for a true ColecoVision experience, instead of some throw in the trash after one play "micro",  then check out the CollectorVision Phoenix console: https://collectorvision.com/shop/colecovision/collectorvision-phoenix/
  2. ALL of the ColecoVision homebrew publishers have completely disowned Chris Cardillo and want nothing at all to do with him.  Checkout the AtariAge forums for more info.
  3. Chris Cardillo is simply the current owner of the Coleco and ColecoVision trademark "brands" and has absolutely nothing to do with the original Coleco Industries company or their products.
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49 minutes ago, Ikrananka said:

Geez, now I've got to wipe the vomit off my shirt.  Anyway, can't believe this video only has two down votes!!!!

 

I posted the following in the video comments.  Tried to keep it neutral and factual.  Also thought I'd at least try and push some business toward CollectorVision.

  1. If you're looking for a true ColecoVision experience, instead of some throw in the trash after one play "micro",  then check out the CollectorVision Phoenix console: https://collectorvision.com/shop/colecovision/collectorvision-phoenix/
  2. ALL of the ColecoVision homebrew publishers have completely disowned Chris Cardillo and want nothing at all to do with him.  Checkout the AtariAge forums for more info.
  3. Chris Cardillo is simply the current owner of the Coleco and ColecoVision trademark "brands" and has absolutely nothing to do with the original Coleco Industries company or their products.

I posted this link for those exact reasons. I watched the entire video waiting for some reference to the new stuff but he seemed more interested in plugging himself instead of a return to the original brand 

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He just doesn't really own anything of value to license.  It's not easy making your own products and he did try with that rainbow brite tabletop.

 

When asked about the arcade1up microconsole he did describe it as a cute little collectible.  The question is will arcade1up do their due diligence when licensing the games, unlike atgames.

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On 2/2/2020 at 10:25 PM, Tron Unit said:

That guy is such a douche.  

Correctomundo.  It is shocking that holders of IPs like Coleco behave like him instead of really trying to get involved with the community and pull together resources to make new and interesting products.  But, when there is money to (potentially) be made, scuzzbuckets will come out of the woodwork to try and get their fair share.

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23 minutes ago, Hwlngmad said:

Correctomundo.  It is shocking that holders of IPs like Coleco behave like him instead of really trying to get involved with the community and pull together resources to make new and interesting products.  But, when there is money to (potentially) be made, scuzzbuckets will come out of the woodwork to try and get their fair share.

I just think it's amusing that they thought they were sitting on some kind of Nintendo-like IP mine that was going to rake in cash.

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6 minutes ago, dj_convoy said:

I just think it's amusing that they thought they were sitting on some kind of Nintendo-like IP mine that was going to rake in cash.

I wonder if someone at the holding company that bought the Coleco name thought they were getting Donkey Kong as part of the trademark grab, because it was so closely associated with ColecoVision? They used the great ape for promoting their poorly attended Coleco Expo in New Jersey. 

 

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I see Cardillo (as well as Chesnais, and T a l l a r i c o*) as cautionary tales. What would I do if I owned a beloved old brand? Probably nothing much, but I know what NOT to do. 

 

*spaced out so he doesn't search for his name and come in here with his fscking sales pitch

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1 minute ago, Flojomojo said:

I wonder if someone at the holding company that bought the Coleco name thought they were getting Donkey Kong as part of the trademark grab, because it was so closely associated with ColecoVision? They used the great ape for promoting their poorly attended Coleco Expo in New Jersey. 

Ahh the coleco expo .. totally forgot about that. I wonder what ever happened to Tina and ValaVision?

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Flojomojo said:

I wonder if someone at the holding company that bought the Coleco name thought they were getting Donkey Kong as part of the trademark grab, because it was so closely associated with ColecoVision? They used the great ape for promoting their poorly attended Coleco Expo in New Jersey. 

 

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I see Cardillo (as well as Chesnais, and T a l l a r i c o*) as cautionary tales. What would I do if I owned a beloved old brand? Probably nothing much, but I know what NOT to do. 

 

*spaced out so he doesn't search for his name and come in here with his fscking sales pitch

I think he DEFINITELY thought he somehow had a piece of DK. I seem to recall them trying to lay their hooks into Zaxxon, as well. 

 

If any of these people trying to cash in on old name brand nostalgia, particularly in our little sphere, every wonder why some of us are so cynical and leary they need look no further than the escapades of this cheesy huckster. I mean, here's someone who came in, more than once even after he had been rejected by the community with actual sales pitches!

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On 2/7/2020 at 12:32 PM, Flojomojo said:

I wonder if someone at the holding company that bought the Coleco name thought they were getting Donkey Kong as part of the trademark grab, because it was so closely associated with ColecoVision? They used the great ape for promoting their poorly attended Coleco Expo in New Jersey. 

 

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I see Cardillo (as well as Chesnais, and T a l l a r i c o*) as cautionary tales. What would I do if I owned a beloved old brand? Probably nothing much, but I know what NOT to do. 

 

*spaced out so he doesn't search for his name and come in here with his fscking sales pitch

Coleco Holdings (River West Brands) didn't buy the Coleco name, they claimed an unused trademark.  Didn't pay anyone, anything for it other than registration fees.  They know exactly what they have and are walking or crossing a fine line of infringement of others' properties.

 

Infogrames (now Atari SA) did buy the Atari name and games as part of the $100M aquisition of Hasbro Interactive.  But they've been fighting bankruptcy for a long time.  Not sure if they created anything over that time.

 

Tallarico partnered with Intellivision Productions who have owned the Intellivision intellectual properties since 1997.  He's investing millions in the brand.  Sometimes I wish he didn't name his new company after the old Mattel console but they own it and are working hard to create something new.

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