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I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread just to document the different tray variants from IMAGIC for the 2600.  I went through my collection and found 5 different types of trays, of which I'm attaching pictures.  Perhaps there are others; if you guys have any, please go ahead and add pictures of those to the thread.

 

TYPE 1 - Black plastic; smaller IMAGIC logo in recessed part of tray

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TYPE 1 - cardboard backing

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TYPE 2 - Black plastic; larger IMAGIC logo; no recessed section

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TYPE 2 - cardboard backing

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TYPE 3 - Black cardboard w/ flap & black plastic interior tray

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TYPE 3 (back)

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TYPE 3 - I removed the interior tray, just to see what it looks like

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TYPE 4 - Blue plastic; larger IMAGIC logo

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TYPE 4 - no cardboard backing

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TYPE 5 - White plastic; larger IMAGIC logo

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TYPE 5 - no cardboard backing

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Interesting. I like to see how boxes and other items changed throughout time. I certainly like the plastic trays with liners much better than the all-cardboard variation.

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1 hour ago, cvga said:

Interesting. I like to see how boxes and other items changed throughout time. I certainly like the plastic trays with liners much better than the all-cardboard variation.

I agree; it's always cool to see how stuff developed with time.  Those plastic trays with the backing are my favorites as well.  Although that blue one is pretty nice also.

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The cardboard is rather flimsy. The plastic has a tendency of cracking. I may show all these plastic trays under this thread.

 

http://www.videogamevariations.com/AtariCompanies/Imagic/imagic_variations.htm

 

Problem is that unless you have a sealed game and can figure out which plastic tray is inside the box, then it would be too easy to swap trays and say that this is a new variation. I do however have a sealed Demon Attack that I mention in my video that I didn't have. I believe it has the blue tray. In fact I think I mention it somewhere, probably in my Giant List of Variations thread. I'll go check it and come back.

 

Ok, here it is. Towards the bottom of page 28, Rom Hunter puts up a Star Voyager game with it and I do say that my sealed Demon Attack is the one that has the blue tray. If I can confirm sealed games with a specific tray, I may add them in the variation list. For now, I'll hold off.

 

 

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Talking with Jay, I think I may put a tray list on the Imagic variation page that describes the cartridges. Instead of creating variations for each game with each tray, I'd do what I did with the General Atari Variation page describing the boxes. I'll show the tray version and then underneath list which game and version contain this tray. Since it's too easy to interchange trays, I would suggest anyone helping to be honest if you are willing to help. Sealed games work great if you can identify which tray is inside. So feel free to pm me which box/cart variation you own with which specific tray. I'll be pm'ing Jay to send me nice scans of the trays.

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