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I have written up a page on the history of the Mattel boxes and the part numbers. This is mostly from deducing the history. It is not supported by any historical documentation. Except for the part number listing, it only covers the versions for the US market so far.

https://history.blueskyrangers.com/mattelelectronics/packaginghistory.html

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Very cool, thanks for the info. A couple of things not listed in the part numbers at the top:

International boxes with no slots on back. Not sure the logic of these but they have just the screenshots on the back

like the slotted versions, but no actual slots.

 

The multi-language manuals. I only have pics of a couple right now but there seems to be no connection I can see in the part numbers

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Jones said:

Very cool, thanks for the info. A couple of things not listed in the part numbers at the top:

International boxes with no slots on back. Not sure the logic of these but they have just the screenshots on the back

like the slotted versions, but no actual slots.

Which international boxes are you talking about? The beige ones (Burger Time, Shark Shark, etc)? Do they even have a visible part number other than the part number for the title?

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No there are European ones that look the same as the ones with slots in the back except there are no slots cut in them

I have a couple but I’m not home right now to take a pic

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While many people here know that the Canadian editions were dual language, English and French; I think it would be more correct to describe them as "Canadian Bilingual".

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17 hours ago, BSRSteve said:

Which international boxes are you talking about? The beige ones (Burger Time, Shark Shark, etc)? Do they even have a visible part number other than the part number for the title?

 

A few of the Action Network games got multi language booklet versions

 

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23 hours ago, Steve Jones said:

Very cool, thanks for the info. A couple of things not listed in the part numbers at the top:

International boxes with no slots on back. Not sure the logic of these but they have just the screenshots on the back

like the slotted versions, but no actual slots.

 

The multi-language manuals. I only have pics of a couple right now but there seems to be no connection I can see in the part numbers

 

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👍🏻 the third one is Lock’n’Chase

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20 minutes ago, cmart604 said:

👍🏻 the third one is Lock’n’Chase

And the four beige ones (Shark Shark, Burger Time, Mission X and Vectron).   All but Triple Action use the 0018 part number, which I have added to the chart.

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Interesting how there are small differences in language between European Spanish and Mexican Spanish

And I guess the Mexican part numbers didn't add the second part to denote the language.

 

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1 minute ago, Steve Jones said:

Interesting how there are small differences in language between European Spanish and Mexican Spanish

 

 

You mean like European and Canadian French? :) 

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Frog Bog European French: „La Mare aux grenouilles" 

Frog Bog Canadian French: „Marécage À Grenouillles"

 

 

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6 hours ago, Intymike said:

You mean like European and Canadian French? :) 

Or American and British English....

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3 hours ago, BSRSteve said:

Or American and British English....

 

When you rename a game for the British market und use a screen shot with the American name in the instructions of the console. I know that the ROM was not changed, but there were about 20-30 other games at the time which they could have used. ;) 

 

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On 11/27/2020 at 2:38 PM, Steve Jones said:

No there are European ones that look the same as the ones with slots in the back except there are no slots cut in them

I have a couple but I’m not home right now to take a pic

I would still like to know about these unspotted European boxes. What are the part numbers? what titles are they for (and what languages).

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Excuse the glare, here are a few I have. With the exception

of the slots they are identical front back inside bottom everything

Not sure what language manual was originally inside, due to space limitations I’ve been putting multiple euro manuals in one box

 

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6 hours ago, Steve Jones said:

Excuse the glare, here are a few I have. With the exception

of the slots they are identical front back inside bottom everything

Not sure what language manual was originally inside, due to space limitations I’ve been putting multiple euro manuals in one box

 

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Even without the slots, the instructions were under the shrink wrap on the back of these boxes.

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16 hours ago, Steve Jones said:

Excuse the glare, here are a few I have. With the exception

of the slots they are identical front back inside bottom everything

Not sure what language manual was originally inside, due to space limitations I’ve been putting multiple euro manuals in one box

 

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Is there a part number on the inside below and to the left of the cartridge holder? And is there a tray?

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9 hours ago, Steve Jones said:

Oooh I still need that one..

Yah me too. I don't think I've even seen it up for auction. 

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How about Hockey with only 1 pic?

 

It's the 0410 box but has a 0920-G1 manual.

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Lock'N'Chase from Australia

 

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And Armor Battle, also 0410 box with a 0131 Italian manual.

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Space Battle, Italian but with 2 pics.

 

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