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Owners of Columbia House Arcade ala Coleco GEMINI ATARI 2600

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Hi all,

How rare is this unit even though it's just a rebadged Coleco Gemini? How many own one of these pups? Would like a census from the community. We have one donated to us from Mr. Clint Dyer years ago [1998/1999] when he sold out his collection. It's been sitting beautifully in our museum.

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There's been an ongoing debate about this one. Did it ever have a box of its own?

 

I have a core unit if you're trying to get a tally.

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Hey Will, you don't happen to know if it ever came in a box, do you? :ponder:

 

I have one, all original parts, manual but no box. I have never even seen one. :?

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Unfortunately just a loose unit :-( We've been searching hi and low for a complete BOX, manual instructions or packing. Anything related to this one. This one eludes us.

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Two months ago I found two Columbia House Arcade units here in a Brooklyn NY Thrift store. One works well and there burned out and don't work at all. But in all they look just like the Coleco Gemini console.

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As of now i own 2 of the columbia home arcades, only one has the paperwork, both have columbia rf switches to. Take a look

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It's because Columbia House Gaming Club shipped those out to people who bought a machine and bought 2 games for $5 a piece and agree to pay regular club prices for other titles. They had Coleco, CBS, Parker Bros., and Imagic cartridges available. No Atari or Activision cartridges. That's why there's no box, it was only sold through the Columbia House Gaming club. And yes, Coleco just relabeled their Gemini for Columbia House.

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I don't own one, but if any of the dual owners want to sell an extra, I've been looking for one for a long time.

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It's because Columbia House Gaming Club shipped those out to people who bought a machine and bought 2 games for $5 a piece and agree to pay regular club prices for other titles. They had Coleco, CBS, Parker Bros., and Imagic cartridges available. No Atari or Activision cartridges. That's why there's no box, it was only sold through the Columbia House Gaming club. And yes, Coleco just relabeled their Gemini for Columbia House.

10 year bump?

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