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Apologies if this has been asked already, but in working 125, I want to go CIB for all. It seems some titles didn’t come with overlays or even boxes or manuals?  How do I ensure my collection is complete?  Thanks!

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37 games didn’t originally have overlays produced to cut down on costs:

 

20 of 21 INTV games (WC Baseball)

7 of 8 Coleco games (Mouse Trap)

6 Parker Bros. games

3 Atarisoft games

1 Sega game

 

The remaining 88 games had overlays produced.  All games had boxes & manuals produced.


Hope that helps.

joe

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Does anyone know how many games had "bag" releases?  I know Spiker was available in a bag for a bit before INTV finally decided they needed to produce boxes for all titles.  But were there others that were released in bags?

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2 hours ago, Rick Reynolds said:

Does anyone know how many games had "bag" releases?  I know Spiker was available in a bag for a bit before INTV finally decided they needed to produce boxes for all titles.  But were there others that were released in bags?

Spiker

Super Pro Hockey

Boxing

Tron Solar Sailer

 

I suspect these, but haven't actually seen one:

Checkers

Tennis

Word Fun

Locomotion

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13 hours ago, JoeM_Intellivision said:

37 games didn’t originally have overlays produced to cut down on costs:

 

20 of 21 INTV games (WC Baseball)

7 of 8 Coleco games (Mouse Trap)

6 Parker Bros. games

3 Atarisoft games

1 Sega game

 

The remaining 88 games had overlays produced.  All games had boxes & manuals produced.


Hope that helps.

joe

Thanks Joe.  Super helpful.

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On 1/6/2021 at 10:09 AM, JasonlikesINTV said:

I suspect these, but haven't actually seen one:

Checkers

Tennis

Word Fun

Locomotion

I can confirm Word Fun was a baggie release. I have the black and white manual with visible fold lines where it was wrapped around the cart.

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I got SP Football in a baggie.  I think I ordered from Triton?  Though I later got a nice boxed version! :)

 

Used to love the Triton Catalogs BITD.  TI99 cat was always a fun one.  Didn't have any $ at the time :(

 

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3 hours ago, the1hatman said:

I can confirm Word Fun was a baggie release. I have the black and white manual with visible fold lines where it was wrapped around the cart.

But are we sure you wrapped the manual around the CART and not something else? 🤔 I suspect you were pretty excited when you found it. 

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9 hours ago, cmart604 said:

But are we sure you wrapped the manual around the CART and not something else? 🤔 I suspect you were pretty excited when you found it. 

Well does that hurt or help its trade value? 😉

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7 hours ago, the1hatman said:

Well does that hurt or help its trade value? 😉

Jason would be best able to speak to that. 😂

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I'm 99% sure Tower of Doom was available as a baggie'd release - I could swear it came that way when I got it back in the late '80s. But it could be faulty memory which game it was - I just know I didn't have any of the listed "baggie release" games other than Tron Solar Sailer back in the day, and I know Tron was a boxed copy.

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1 hour ago, cmart604 said:

Jason would be best able to speak to that. 😂

Obviously the manual is more damaged when you wrap it 4 times around a pack of Lifesavers vs once around a cartridge.

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3 hours ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

Obviously the manual is more damaged when you wrap it 4 times around a pack of Lifesavers vs once around a cartridge.

Agreed 

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Cripes I thought this thread was going to be about some new harebrained Peter Gabriel retro project (Jeux sans Superpositions)  akin to his German-language albums from back when. Shoulda known better.

 

So is this about overlays, funbaggies, lifesavers, tootsie rolls, or tasteful artsy photography? Y'all are all over the map here. 

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I'm not sure I really want any more details on just what a "baggie release" is or looks like. 

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