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« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2009, 07:06:41 PM »

I though 'A' was designed for dealers to put messages across window display TVs, rather than sold as a 'game', although I realise it does appear on posters and probably was available for general sale.

As for the inlay, I have a load of those for Radiola (I call them "Radiola - Siera style", pics available, web page coming one day), but on closer inspection it appears its just something that people have done by cutting up a poster. But you can list them as ultra ultra rare if you like  Wink

I'd would like to see some pics if you can put them up.
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« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2009, 08:22:29 AM »

Videopac A definitly was for sale ... they advertised it with "write birthday greetings" and stuff like that, even though it was probably not the most sophisticated of games it was intended for the end user and not for sellers :-)

My inlays don't look like somone cut them out of a poster, I am more or less certain that they were sold this way ... they even do have the original index card which is another clue that they were not just taken out of the paper box and put into a plastic case

and I wouldn't call them even rare, I'd rather see them as an "unusual" variation I haven't seen to often - and as you say, chances still are they are not even real ... who knows, maybe even shops used to produce these variation themselves to sell there old stock ... I guess they had to buy the games from philips first and were not able to just exchange them for the newer plastic ones once the paperbox variants were discontinued ...

pictures:
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3337.JPG
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3338.JPG
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3339.JPG
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3340.JPG
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3341.JPG
http://guttenbrunner.com/CIMG3342.JPG

intresting to note: the cover of 9 is printed on some kind of cardboard, but its apparently not just glued on it, as it doesn't come off even at the corners (I even tried to unstick it, impossible without destroying it) - they were not able to fit the manual inside the plastic case, so it was necessary to make that cover more sturdy ...

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« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2009, 03:54:27 PM »

Some updates:

Added another O2 game booklet EL3328-1: http://www.videopac.com/booklets.html
Added 4 new bits: http://www.videopac.com/adverts.html
Added a pic for G7401 manual: http://www.videopac.com/manuals.html
Added the secam modulator VU-0011: http://www.videopac.com/plugins.html
Now a new page off the main club mags page: http://www.videopac.com/club_uk.html
Completely rebuilt with mags from all known clubs: http://www.videopac.com/club.html
   ('etched' pics awaiting approval/completion)
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« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2009, 11:06:12 PM »

The club mags page looks great!
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« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2009, 12:08:14 AM »

Thanks, couldn't have done it without you  Smiley

Actually the design does remind me of your Jopac pages, I think that was the one anyway. It wasn't deliberate, I just wanted to try and get everything on the page better, rather than the long lists my pages are currently ending up like. I'll probably do a bit of revamping of all the pages, not right this minute though as I have quite a few more bits to add.

Actually I have a bunch of pages that aren't yet linked off the main page and I haven't mentioned yet, so getting them on will come first.
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« Reply #80 on: June 01, 2009, 05:08:42 PM »

Missing Commander ROM pics added to the club mags page courtesy of manopac  Smiley
Many thanks for taking the time to scan these so quickly.
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« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2009, 12:14:31 PM »

I added a timeline table to the end of the club mags page, the layout is just supposed to give an idea of when things happened but let me know if I got anything wrong:

http://www.videopac.com/club.html
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« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2009, 09:02:26 AM »

That's pretty interesting, as you can see that everything was already over in the US, when the hype reached its peak in Europe, and later Brazil.
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« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2009, 09:30:49 AM »

I still wonder why they have waited so long before starting the clubs and magazines, considering the console was released already in 1978. Maybe sales were dropping in 1982 (because of the competition of newer systems) and this was an attempt to boost sales?
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« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2009, 01:21:55 PM »

I get the impression from the UK mags that this was probably all done by one marketing person when they felt like it, I don't think the magazines were taken very seriously, I suppose it was still a new approach at the time.
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« Reply #85 on: June 06, 2009, 07:59:48 AM »

I think that the time was still not here in 1978 - 1980. Beginning in 1982, the big video games wave swapped over from the US to Europa, and sales probably began boosting. So that was the right time to launch a club with magazine. Others started clubs too (Atari!), so Philips had to follow.

I would have bought (or wished) a video game earlier, if I had known about it. But massive marketing started not before 1982, at least here in Austria.
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« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2009, 02:17:20 AM »

Added the (dutch?) rarer storage box: http://www.videopac.com/accessories.html

Main console page, various pics added: http://www.videopac.com/consoles.html

Console pages:
Added a page for Philips G7000 (about time!): http://www.videopac.com/consoles/g7000.html
Added a page for Philips C52: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/c52.html
Added a page for Radiola Jet471: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/radiola_jet471.html
Added a page for Canadian O2: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/canada_o2.html
Added a page for Philips G7401: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/g7401.html
Updated 741 with shipping box pics: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/schneider_741.html
Updated Philips G7200 with two box designs!?: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/g7200.html
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« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2009, 09:12:52 AM »

Added the (dutch?) rarer storage box: http://www.videopac.com/accessories.html

austrian :-) (the text on the box is in german btw ...) - also featured in the Austrian Club Magazines

were did you get this ? I am pretty sure its one of the 3 I found ... or did anyone else come across one yet?

Updated Philips G7200 with two box designs!?: http://www.videopac.com/consoles/g7200.html

looks like french (green) and rest of the world (multilanguage)
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« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2009, 09:21:08 AM »

austrian :-) (the text on the box is in german btw ...) - also featured in the Austrian Club Magazines

were did you get this ? I am pretty sure its one of the 3 I found ... or did anyone else come across one yet?

Did you count mine?

http://www.ozyr.com/rene/PICS/vp_spiel-box.jpg
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« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2009, 09:42:16 AM »

austrian :-) (the text on the box is in german btw ...) - also featured in the Austrian Club Magazines

Ah ok, thanks for that. I know someone told me before but I had forgotten.

were did you get this ? I am pretty sure its one of the 3 I found ... or did anyone else come across one yet?

I just purchased it:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180364273434

looks like french (green) and rest of the world (multilanguage)

I've seen one that says 'SELECT GAME' rather than 'QUEL JEU', is that the rest of world version?
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