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The Art of Sears is now up

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I finally got my Art of Sears page up and running. Basically it's a page dedicated to somparing the unique Sears Tele-Games artwork to it's more common Atari counterpart. Just for fun I've thrown in a few of my random ramblings that occured to me as I was putting the pictures up. So take a look and tell me what you think:

 

The Art of Sears

 

And while your there, take a look at the rest of my new page. I've got all the pages up, and I'm in the process of adding new material.

 

8-Bit Rot

 

Tempest

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Cool! And yes,the airmen did drop single bombs from the bi-planes in WWI("The war to end all wars"!?)I started off with no Sears carts a year ago,and now I am very close to having complete collection of both picture labels(hard to find) and text labels(easy to find);it can be done with some patience and luck.Now I am starting to look into getting the instruction manuals for the games too,for the reason you posted---the different artwork...

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hey Tempest in your systems section under Bally Astrocade it says this

 

Name: 7800 Pro System

Company: Atari

Year Released: 1986

Graphics: 320 x 200 (16 colors)

Original Price: $140

Number of Games: 62 (3 Prototypes)

 

just thought you should know

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Nope that's right. We all know that the Bally Astrocade was really called the Atari 7800. It was a big hit back in 1986!

 

I'll fix it right away. Thanks for telling me.

 

Tempest

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It funny somewhat how different artists interpret the games. Like fer instance Slot Racers/Maze Atati goes with the futuristic art and Sears goes with the old time cars from the 30's. HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

 

Ok I guess it aint all that.

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quote:

Originally posted by Tempest:

I finally got my Art of Sears page up and running. Tempest

 

This page is awesome! I laughed more than I have ever laughed related to anything classic gaming! Your commentary is so damn funny, and highly observant.

 

I'll never look at this artwork the same way again.

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Great page!You sngle handily convinced me

I should consider colleting label variations.

I like how the Sears gameshas the number of games in the picture.

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Thanks for all the positive replies. I'm wanted to do a page like this for ahwile, but I couldn't find a format that worked. If anyone has any pictures I'm missing (Brain Games for instance), please let me know. I usually use pictures of the instruction manuals since they're bigger than the carts, and not all carts came with a picture label.

 

Tempest

 

[ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: Tempest ]

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You know whats funny is when I was 11 I used to hate my Sears carts because I thought they were cheaper, cheesier versions of the atari originals.

 

My first console was a Sears and all my original carts (like Circus etc.) were the Sears versions. I couldn't understand why my friends (or the versions I saw in the Atari catalogs) looked different, and better in my mind. So I felt ripped off.

 

Anyway, the happy ending is of course I still have all of them.

 

Nice page by the way.

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