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The artwork on the original gatefold boxes is too good to keep them on a shelf library style so I decided to find a shadow box to display them.   I found one at Michaels's that can fit 8 boxes.

 

Curious which 8 original gatefold boxes you guys believe have the best artwork?

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Good topic. First one that came to mind was ADD Cloudy Mountain.

Burgertime, Nightstalker, Shark!Shark!, red Space Armada, Tron DD, Tron Maze a Tron, Scooby Doo, MLB, NHL, Utopia would be others I'd consider with Digiplay Masters as a wildcard entry. 

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1 hour ago, Special Teams said:

The artwork on the original gatefold boxes is too good to keep them on a shelf library style so I decided to find a shadow box to display them.   I found one at Michaels's that can fit 8 boxes.

 

Curious which 8 original gatefold boxes you guys believe have the best artwork?

Hi Mr. Special Teams!😄

Would you be so kind as to post a picture of the shadowbox display with some game in it!?

I imagine it to look really cool.

Thank you, Wolfy

 

P.S.,I am going to look at my boxes and give you my list of 8 to see what you think.

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NHL Hockey, Auto Racing, NASL Soccer, MLB, NFL Football, US Ski Team, Dreadnaught Factor, Microsurgeon

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4 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

Would you be so kind as to post a picture of the shadowbox display with some game in it!?

Hey Dale, yeah I'll pick my 8 and post a pic.  Let me know yours!

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5 hours ago, cmart604 said:

Good topic. First one that came to mind was ADD Cloudy Mountain.

Burgertime, Nightstalker, Shark!Shark!, red Space Armada, Tron DD, Tron Maze a Tron, Scooby Doo, MLB, NHL, Utopia would be others I'd consider with Digiplay Masters as a wildcard entry. 

Some interesting picks, Chris.  You've got 5 red boxes - the Action Network does have the most varied subjects.  I do like the Sports Network boxes too though, very 70s looking.

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4 hours ago, mr_me said:

NHL Hockey, Auto Racing, NASL Soccer, MLB, NFL Football, US Ski Team, Dreadnaught Factor, Microsurgeon

BITD my family had season tickets to the Sounders when it was the NASL so that box has nostalgia.  I always thought it looked like Georgio Chinaglia on the box (he played for the NY Cosmos at the time who we lost to in the Soccerbowl).

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10 minutes ago, Special Teams said:

BITD my family had season tickets to the Sounders when it was the NASL so that box has nostalgia.  I always thought it looked like Georgio Chinaglia on the box (he played for the NY Cosmos at the time who we lost to in the Soccerbowl).

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Wow,that is a really cool picture and almost certainly the likeness on the box.

Thank you for sharing that!

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I'd go with...

 

AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Utopia

Space Armada

Astrosmash

Space Battle

Night Stalker

Shark! Shark!

Burgertime

 

I feel those are the 'early' iconic non-sports titles.

 

If you did a second box, I'd go with

 

MLB Baseball

NFL Football

PBA Bowling

NASL Soccer
NHL Hockey

NBA Basketball

PGA Golf

Skiing

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AD&D Cloudy Mountain

Space Armada (red box)

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack (just iconic)

MLB/NBA/NFL (gotta have a sports title)

USCF Chess

Burgertime

Sears Frog Bog/Sears Snafu

Worm Whomper (not gatefold, but same size)

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AD&D Cloudy Mountain

AD&D Treasure of Tarmin

Armor Battle

Frog Bog

Lock 'n' Chase

Night Stalker

Shark! Shark!

Space Battle

 

The AD&D games are two of my absolute favorite and most of the rest of my Action Network picks are games that are some of the most memorable games and/or defined the height of Intellivision for me bitd.

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5 hours ago, Special Teams said:

BITD my family had season tickets to the Sounders when it was the NASL so that box has nostalgia.  I always thought it looked like Georgio Chinaglia on the box (he played for the NY Cosmos at the time who we lost to in the Soccerbowl).

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When the copy get's copied...

 

 

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Rough fit to see how much centering I need to do (there's a bit of a gap at the top that I'll fix).

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You can see my initial picks.  I like the idea of a second one with just Sports Network titles.

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20 hours ago, Special Teams said:

BITD my family had season tickets to the Sounders when it was the NASL so that box has nostalgia.  I always thought it looked like Georgio Chinaglia on the box (he played for the NY Cosmos at the time who we lost to in the Soccerbowl).

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wow, it is him, it's Chinaglia with the mustaches! I didn't know that. There are also the same red stars on the ball.

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The red stars ball was the NASL soccer ball.  I remember Chinaglia in New York, with Beckenbauer and Pele (briefly).  I would never have guessed Chinaglia or Italian for the intellivision cover

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Since Special teams got this whole started,I loved you guys finding the likenesses of the actual athletes that are on the sports boxes.

I pulled out my MLB box and the 2 guys on it strongly resemble Pete Rose and Rollie Fingers.

What do you think?

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Armor battle

Astrosmash

AD&D

Space battle

Auto racing

Major League Baseball 

lock n chase

Night stalker

 

I know this is not a gatefold box but I love the box art on Worm Whomper

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Strictly gatefold?

 

(all Mattel)

1. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

2. Shark Shark!

3. USCF Chess

4. Tron Deadly Discs

5. Night Stalker

6. NHL Hockey

7. Star Strike

8. Word Fun

 

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