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average atari 2600 collector age ?

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34ish

Can't be President until the end of May.

I'll vote for you :thumbsup:

Another vote for you :thumbsup:

Wow.

Maybe it's time for a candidate to run on a pro-Atari platform.

Seems like they'd be shoo-in.

Anyone got any good slogan ideas?

How bout this. While we were playing the Atari are opponent was busy playing with his Wii. ;)

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to add this .......i believe the guys in there late 20's and early 30's are the true kids of Atari...

 

 

Amen to that brother!! I got my first atari in '83 and have had a love\hate on\off releationship with the 2600 from then and forver more :)

Edited by Shawn Sr.

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I'm 33. Although I actually did more 2600 collecting when I was in my late teens and early 20s. Lots of garage sales had 2600 stuff then, and I didn't have a mortage, car payments, savings, etc. competing for my paycheck. =)

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hello all you young children,

 

 

49 in march (never too old to Rock 'n' Roll)

 

(never was into gaming in the 70s, just sex and music and cars.....nowadays, just gaming and sex (viagra not needed yet) and my BMW 750i V12......and music, hey nothing changed much, except for the addition of 'gaming')

Edited by thomasholzer

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33 years old here. And I'd like to place an order for the Birthday Mania cartridge in March. That would significantly soften the blow. :D

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Im 11 years old and it all started when I bought an Atari FlashBack at Wal-Mart.I was interested in its games and thats what sent me on eBay to start my hunt.I collect Atari 2600,5200,7800,Intellivision,Coleco,and dedicated systems.I have 145 Atari 2600 games,7 Atari 2600 consoles,28 joysticks,2 sets of paddles,and an arcade machine! :)

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Im 11 years old and it all started when I bought an Atari FlashBack at Wal-Mart.I was interested in its games and thats what sent me on eBay to start my hunt.I collect Atari 2600,5200,7800,Intellivision,Coleco,and dedicated systems.I have 145 Atari 2600 games,7 Atari 2600 consoles,28 joysticks,2 sets of paddles,and an arcade machine! :)

 

*pause*

 

WOW. :-o :-o :-o

 

*ends pause*

 

That's a nice collection you have for 11. ;)

Edited by Dragnerok X

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to add this .......i believe the guys in there late 20's and early 30's are the true kids of Atari...

 

 

Amen to that brother!! I got my first atari in '83 and have had a love\hate on\off releationship with the 2600 from then and forver more :)

 

I beg to differ. ;) True kids of Atari are those that were between ages 10-14 when Space Invaders was released in 1980. I was 10 at the time. I and everyone of my friends had an Atari VCS. We made sure to buy different games to have more to play. Those in their early 30's can slide by as "true kids of Atari" but those in their late 20's are more of the NES generation. :ponder: :cool: :D

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34 now, turn 35 on Nov.

 

Born on: November 23rd, 1972

 

Here's my video gaming time line.

 

1972: Born in NYC, Atari was open for the first time with Pong.

1976: Mom gave me Atari Super Pong.

1977: Got the Atari Video Computer System for my B-day from Mom.

1979: Uncle gave me all the Odyssey units he had from first to Odyssy 2.

1980: One of my mom's friend got me the Intellivision and 4 games.

1982: The first 2600 game I got was Barzerk. My aunt got me the 5200.

1983: The last two console mom got me was the Colecovision & Vectrex.

1984: Got alot of used pong units from the flea market in Brooklyn.

1985: The first console I got by my self was the Nintendo NES with Rob.

1986: Found Famicom with 20 games in China town.

1987: Got Master System, Atari 7800 & XE. Also found more old consoles.

1989: Sega Genesis, Gameboy, Lynx, Plus got lots of 2600 games for .99

1990: Game Gear, dad and uncle got me the Neo-Geo and two game.

1991: Super NES, found more old units Arcadia 2001/Telstar/Channel F.

1992: CD-I , more old games like 2600/5200/7800 carts 4 for a dollar.

1993: 3DO, Jag, and got more imports in downtown like Super Famicom.

1995: Saturn, VirtalBoy, PS1, plus found lots of used carts & units.

1996: Got both Japanese and US N64.

1997: Metal Gear Solid is my all time fav PS1 game EVER!

1998: Got the Japanese Dreamcast.

1999: Got the US Dreamcast on 9.9.99

2000: Y2K came and left, still alive, plus got the PS2 both Japanese & US.

2001: Got the Gamecube both Japanese and US units. And the Xbox.

2002: I got my own plase to live in Brooklyn. Good for me now!

2004: Last game unit I got sofar is the GBA SP (NES Classic)

2005: The PS2 (smaller unit), PSP and DS.

2006: More old gaming, gottin alot of old systems for my b-day.

2007: Got the Xbox 360 (and soon the Wii)

Edited by Atariboy2600

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I enjoy playing my PS2,but will never enjoy a PS2 or Xbox 360 or anything modern as much as the Atari 2600 because you cant beat the classics! :cool:

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The Rough Ranger board is having trouble processing its graphics but I should have that fixed soon(whenever my wife goes and gets me a damn soldering gun).But everything else seems to be intact and working so everything is going great. :)

 

 

Yay!Im the youngest.

 

Hmm, if you really are 11 how do you explain the fact that you have a wife :ponder:

Edited by homerwannabee

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I am 33 and never had any of my own video games growing up. I had one of those weird moms that wouldn't let me eat sugered cerial or own violent toys like Star Wars, GI Joe and Transformers My stepsister had a ColecoVision, but since mine was a weekend dad type of thing we mostly went roller-skating. That is where I played Battlezone and Centipede to death.

 

Now I do what I want, eat what I want and collect any toy that I want. (if I can afford it.)

Edited by lowscore

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Here's my timeline:

 

1986: Our family finally gets a 2600 after years of watching cousins, friends, and neighbors play Atari( and letting my siblings and I try to play once or twice ). I also remember a few years later, going to my brother's friend house to see his brand new NES and watching him play up to World 8 in Super Mario Bros. but not letting my brother or me try to play the game! It wasn't very fun watching others play the games.

 

Since then I've been trying to make up for this discrepancy of not having our own collection of games back then. I now have over 400 titles. :ponder:

 

Oh, and I turn 31 the end of this March.

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Due to the fact I previously didnt want to admit the fact im 11.

 

You shouldn't have lied to us like that. It spawns distrust, which is worse than what you were fearing a lie would protect you from.

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to add this .......i believe the guys in there late 20's and early 30's are the true kids of Atari...

 

 

Amen to that brother!! I got my first atari in '83 and have had a love\hate on\off releationship with the 2600 from then and forver more :)

 

I dunno, I'm almost 35 and I was one of the LAST people in my circle of friends to get one. I got mine around the time that defender and Berzerk came out. However, I do remember plaing games at friends homes for a long time befor I got mine. My parents were mean and made my brother and I save our allowance FOREVER before we could get one :)

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Just turned 55...act like 11 though, at least that's what my wife sez :D :D

 

 

Glad to see another elder in the tribe! :D

 

I'm 53. Got my first Atari when I was 25.

 

Rediscovered it about 5 years ago when I was looking up at the top shelf of my garage and uttered those fateful words, ' Wonder what's in those boxes??'

 

I've been adding to the collection and playing the old favorites ever since!

 

:love:

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I'm 16

I havn't bought any new atari games in a while though, been focusing on my wii, and before that my nes. When I get my lisence my colletion will probably pick up.

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I am 16. I got my first 2600 from my uncle who used to play when he was a kid. I'm not really a collector, I just like the games.

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