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Author Topic: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?  (Read 1591 times)

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Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« on: December 17, 2015, 01:49:35 pm »
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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 01:53:53 pm »
I look forward to picking it up off the clearance shelf at Urban Outfitters, looking at the box, and putting it back on the shelf.


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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 02:06:41 pm »
So they are the guys that that bought up all the Jaguar plastic molds.



Gotta admit, I'm diggin' their mission objective but the details on it are too vague right now.
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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 08:10:25 pm »
It's garbage.  This used to be called the retro vgs, but it got so much bad press that they re-branded it.  All they have (and I mean this literally) is the jaguar molds and the coleco name.  The rest of the box is vaporware. 

Do a search for Pat the Nes Punk and the retro vgs..... they talk about it on the CUP a few times. 

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 09:36:17 pm »
Don't forget the 2 million dollar kickstarter they had lol https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/retro-vgs#/

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 05:40:36 pm »
It's garbage.  This used to be called the retro vgs, but it got so much bad press that they re-branded it.  All they have (and I mean this literally) is the jaguar molds and the coleco name.  The rest of the box is vaporware. 

Do a search for Pat the Nes Punk and the retro vgs..... they talk about it on the CUP a few times.

I probably wouldn't have said 'garbage', but this has been my overall impression too. I actually followed them on FB when they were Retro VGS and like you say they did an Indiegogo campaign without even having a prototype, just some molds and an idea. The new attempt with a kickstarter campaign may go better but in the end all they have is the above and the interest of one or two indie developers...


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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2015, 12:08:43 am »
Well somebody on this forum will undoubtedly have the misconception that this thing has some chance of ever being released in a functional state and I want to stop them from throwing their money away.  So yeah, the term 'garbage' is the appropriate term to use.  I would absolutely love to be proven wrong, but the thing is I'm never wrong.  At least about stuff like this anyway. 

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2015, 12:52:08 am »
Howard is definitely right here. Games sell consoles. Not the other way around. If this console even sees the light of day, it will launch with a couple lame games or (at best) games everyone has already played dozens of times.

The Ouya came the clostest to pulling off this off and that turned out to be a train wreck.

I like Coleco and it's neat to see that they want to release games on cartridges. Making an attempt to recapture a nostalgic era.

BUT...physical carts make zero economic sense this day and age. Heck, the industry is already trying to kill off all physical media. Why would they go all the way back to carts?

And how are you going to convince developers to release a new game on cartridge, when they can easily and instantly distribute it digitally on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and PC? Even mobile phones are competing with this thing.

It's going to have to make up so much ground so quick that it will find itself behind befor it even got started.

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 10:40:20 am »
I really would want to like something like this idea but I angry that is not going to work.

Here his the video Howard references:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPn7r3tg8I8

Also "Steve co-produced, designed, and programmed Waterworld for the Virtual Boy. Fun Fact: Steve also co-produced, designed, and programmed the never-released Saturn version of Waterworld, which was gold mastered and ready for production." This game is the worst Vertebral boy game.

And how many lives if that mold going to have?
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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 12:46:48 am »
Well somebody on this forum will undoubtedly have the misconception that this thing has some chance of ever being released in a functional state and I want to stop them from throwing their money away.  So yeah, the term 'garbage' is the appropriate term to use.  I would absolutely love to be proven wrong, but the thing is I'm never wrong.  At least about stuff like this anyway.

I thought I was wrong once, but it turns out I was mistaken  ;D


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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 03:06:06 pm »
lol wow

So much for that.


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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 03:12:04 pm »
Evidence suggests the new Coleco prototype at Toy Fair might literally be a SNES Jr. duct-taped into a Jaguar shell.

#ShadyMcShaderson

...and Coleco officially pulls its name from the Chameleon

...and this is video explaining the shenanigans:



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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 04:17:22 pm »
Well somebody on this forum will undoubtedly have the misconception that this thing has some chance of ever being released in a functional state and I want to stop them from throwing their money away.  So yeah, the term 'garbage' is the appropriate term to use.  I would absolutely love to be proven wrong, but the thing is I'm never wrong.  At least about stuff like this anyway.

Nice call.  :applaud:

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 09:49:56 pm »
I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I'm rather disappointed.  Just once I would like to see one of these projects that doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting made, much less be successful. turn out to actually be a real, amazing, product that we can all enjoy.  I'm more than willing to eat some crow in exchange for a cool new do-dad. 

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2016, 10:02:01 pm »
Can someone explain like I'm 5 as to how you could reuse the jaguar molds for this?  It's not an exact copy of the case, so I don't see what use those molds would be.  Is it just one of those nerd factoids that everyone keeps repeating to sound clever?


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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2016, 11:56:54 am »
Can someone explain like I'm 5 as to how you could reuse the jaguar molds for this?  It's not an exact copy of the case, so I don't see what use those molds would be.  Is it just one of those nerd factoids that everyone keeps repeating to sound clever?



it's just cheaper to just throw some random hardware in a jaguar case and bilk people out of money on kickstarter.

what's not to get?

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Re: Who wants a new in the box Coleco?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2016, 08:24:06 am »
Pretty sure this whole thing is completely dead now.

  
 

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