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Of course it does, but not to these guys!   
 

These boxes are in horrible shape. 🧐

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Its not like the above HeMan and Kool Aid Man are a 9.8 graded by wata. 
 

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I could list a game for a million dollars, doesn’t mean someone will actually pay that much, these guys are greedy and hopelessly optimistic.

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It blows my mind. Like, do people even do any research before listing? Everyone thinks they have some kind of "holy grail" treasure 😏

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5 minutes ago, rietveld said:

FART

FTFY

 

The Inty 2 and System Changer did not deserve that treatment - well maybe the controllers do, but not the console itself.

 

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13 hours ago, colormesticky said:

At least those were melted by Mattel Electronics employees. 

really?  neat-o

any video or pictures?

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On 2/26/2022 at 2:31 PM, Rev said:

Its not like the above HeMan and Kool Aid Man are a 9.8 graded by wata. 
 

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WTF?!? ... 😳😳

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really?  neat-o
any video or pictures?

Keith Robinson had those in his office years ago. I believe he talked about it in one of the podcast episodes.. don’t recall which, but most likely during a ‘Questions For Keith” segment.

It was apparently an oven heat test meant to determine what would happen if you left the components in a hot car for several hours, but someone set the temperature too high and got the ‘Melt-o-vision’ variants you see here. Not even@cmart604 has ones like that.

I think they went to the Video Game History Museum in Texas after Keith’s passing. If Steve Roney is reading this thread he can confirm.


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I should write a book "Modern way of becoming rich"

 

One chapter should be "Melt your consoles!" :P

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Thanks @nurmix

 

I've been to the museum, but it was years ago and Keith was still with us. 

 

2 hours ago, nurmix said:

Not even@cmart604 has ones like that.

With the number of consoles and system changers he's tripping over, he certainly can attempt to make a few of these :)

 

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3 hours ago, nurmix said:

someone set the temperature too high and got the ‘Melt-o-vision’ variants you see here. Not even@cmart604 has ones like that.

Interesting.  As you know I'm not a big collector, but I have a Melt-o-vision copy of Sea Battle:

 

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Is this another little something I've lucked into that doesn't have an equivalent in the @cmart604 dungeon?  I got the cart sealed from a seller in Venezuela about 5 years ago:

 

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I don't buy sealed to keep them sealed, but in this case the warped shell prevents me checking to see if it's a ROM variant, or if it even works! 

 

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Bizarrely the seal hadn't melted, although it was rather more crinkly than usual.  The overlays and manual were unscathed, although the glue on the spine of the box has given up.

 

In many ways I like these unusual if worthless things you sometimes stumble on.  It's one of my favourite carts, right up there with my Pat Burnell Frog Bog that someone randomly included in a trade in the late 90s:

 

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8 hours ago, nurmix said:


Keith Robinson had those in his office years ago. I believe he talked about it in one of the podcast episodes.. don’t recall which, but most likely during a ‘Questions For Keith” segment.

It was apparently an oven heat test meant to determine what would happen if you left the components in a hot car for several hours, but someone set the temperature too high and got the ‘Melt-o-vision’ variants you see here.

I think they went to the Video Game History Museum in Texas after Keith’s passing. If Steve Roney is reading this thread he can confirm.

I agree (And confirm) all of this.

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Keith drove around with the melted console in his trunk for ages because he would take it to conventions and leave it in the car between shows. Sometimes it would make it back inside to the office, but not always. For what it's worth, it never got *more* melted, so maybe it would've passed an actual hot car test.

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On 2/26/2022 at 11:31 AM, Rev said:

Its not like the above HeMan and Kool Aid Man are a 9.8 graded by wata. 
 

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WATA can go DOT DOT DOT ... its self

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On 3/1/2022 at 6:13 PM, colormesticky said:

Keith drove around with the melted console in his trunk for ages because he would take it to conventions and leave it in the car between shows. Sometimes it would make it back inside to the office, but not always. For what it's worth, it never got *more* melted, so maybe it would've passed an actual hot car test.

 

That would have made for a superb George Plimpton commercial: "We've left an Intellivision Master Component and an Atari VCS in the same vehicle for six hours in the middle of Arizona. Upon seeing how much each one has retained its shape, there's only one conclusion you can come to. Mattel Intellivision: ideal for people who tend to leave expensive electronics in their cars on hot days."

 

 

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