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Imagic branded cartridge containing a Pac-man, has anyone seen this?

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A collector a few days ago asked me if I had ever seen a cartridge with an Imagic shape and label, containing a Pac-man inside.
After some queries I got no results. I decided to bring this topic to the Forum.

 

I await opinions and information;

 

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37 minutes ago, roadrunner said:

atarimania listing for this, no pics though
http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-pac-man_29211.html
 

I consulted Rom Hunter (Atarimania) before making this post and also I had already done this verification on the Brazilian label that does not match.

 

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Imagic Brazil

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Just now, daniel.inforede said:

I consulted Rom Hunter (Atarimania) before making this post and also I had already done this verification on the Brazilian label that does not match.

 

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Imagic Brazil

It's NOT the Imagic International Games label? Wow, interesting! Although wouldn't Imagic sue them for copyright infrigement for using their logo?

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3 hours ago, daniel.inforede said:

I consulted Rom Hunter (Atarimania) before making this post and also I had already done this verification on the Brazilian label that does not match.

 

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Imagic Brazil



Good info, thanks 

 

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Pirate cart. I have a Brazilian Demon Attack by "Intellivision."

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It seems like a lot of extra difficulty and expense for a pirate to reproduce the Imagic-style cartridge cases, rather than just the generic cases that most everyone else uses. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, jhd said:

 

It seems like a lot of extra difficulty and expense for a pirate to reproduce the Imagic-style cartridge cases, rather than just the generic cases that most everyone else uses. 

 

 

That was my line of reasoning, why invest in a unique label and mold to ship a common game?
Why haven't we seen other games with this cartridge model? And in which regions were they sold?
I suspect it may have been marketed in countries that would have no problems with copyrights or licenses for sale.

 

 

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I think this is some generic Taiwanese or Brazilian company, as Taiwan and Brazil seemed to have hundreds of generic pirate "companies" like this.  How they replicated Imagic's cartridge I have no idea

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1 hour ago, Atariperson23 said:

I think this is some generic Taiwanese or Brazilian company, as Taiwan and Brazil seemed to have hundreds of generic pirate "companies" like this.  How they replicated Imagic's cartridge I have no idea

 

Excellent, let's discard Brazil then, so far we have no incidence of this cartridge model!

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22 hours ago, BassGuitari said:

Pirate cart. I have a Brazilian Demon Attack by "Intellivision."

Bass Guitar, could you share screenshots of your Demon Attack Intellivision?

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Is it possible that this was a post-crash South American release using whatever closeout carts they bought up to make their product? And maybe they left the logo to give it a bit more oomph on the shelf.

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56 minutes ago, Atariperson23 said:

This pirate is not the only one to rip off a famous company name: Here's a Thai/Taiwanese Activision cart for reference.

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Very cool, label with Activision logo and cartridge model similar to Parker Brothers.

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On 6/29/2021 at 6:12 PM, daniel.inforede said:

Bass Guitar, could you share screenshots of your Demon Attack Intellivision?

Gladly!

 

(The "Canal 3" actually appears a little more orange than in this pic; CRTs are hard to photograph!)

 

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And the cartridge:

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The back of the cartridge is embossed with "Made in Brazil."

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:36 PM, BassGuitari said:

Gladly!

 

(The "Canal 3" actually appears a little more orange than in this pic; CRTs are hard to photograph!)

 

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And the cartridge:

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The back of the cartridge is embossed with "Made in Brazil."

The company Canal 3, initially founded as Atari Eletrônica, was a pioneer in producing Atari cartridges in Brazil.

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