[Coladam] Call the new Adam Colecovision II

tscott at magiqueproductions.com tscott at magiqueproductions.com
Fri Oct 26 00:09:40 CEST 2012


What do games have to do with anything? The clone systems are sold with no
games and people use their existing library of games. How is that any
different for the CV as opposed to the NES, SNES, or Genesis?

Tommy

> Simple answer, all the ColecoVision games we care about involves some sort
> of license, be it arcade, movie, cartoon or whatever. That is why we don't
> see a Flashback like CV, and that is why the Coleco license is mostly
> useless. That is what River West Brands found out once they had the
> license, but I guess then it was too late...
>
> Eduardo
>
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM, <tscott at magiqueproductions.com> wrote:
>
>> I think it could be possible. If they can make a 3-in-1 NES/SNES/Genesis
>> system and sell it for roughly $60 then certainly someone could do a CV
>> clone for that or less. That's all I'm saying. Now, whether or not
>> Eduardo
>> or anyone else in the CV community could pull it off themselves is
>> beside
>> the point. With all those retro clone manufacturers out there, wouldn't
>> one of them be interested in Coleco? Perhaps a 3-in-1 system like Atari
>> 2600/Atari 7800/Colecovision. It would only need 2 cartridge slots for
>> that. Or to make it more attractive to other retro gamers it could be an
>> NES/SNES/CV clone.
>>
>> I'm no hardware expert, but since they're already doing other retro
>> clones
>> for low cost then it has to be possible for the CV. Technically, does it
>> really have to even use authentic components or couldn't it be cheaper,
>> better components and just emulate the system in software?
>>
>> Tommy
>>
>>
>> > The only way that something like a CV2 goes more mainstream is if the
>> > rights
>> > holders of the Coleco name (that Opcode has worked with already) think
>> > there
>> > is potential in mass producing/marketing it, want to invest their
>> money
>> > and
>> > take ALL the risk seeing as Opcode and others in the CV Community
>> don't
>> > have
>> > deep enough pockets for something like this.
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: <shonmccallum at juno.com>
>> > To: <jblenkle at comcast.net>
>> > Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> > Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:20 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [Coladam] Call the new Adam Colecovision II
>> >
>> >
>> >> You could start off by running off 500 machines at once and if the
>> >> demand
>> >> was high enough 10,000 or more machines could be sold.
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>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Original Message ----------
>> >> From: "Joe Blenkle - Comcast" <jblenkle at comcast.net>
>> >> To: <shonmccallum at juno.com>, <eduardo at opcodegames.com>
>> >> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> >> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Call the new Adam Colecovision II
>> >> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:17:33 -0700
>> >>
>> >> OK, just for the sake of argument...10,000... Each unit costs $100 to
>> >> produce (hardware, box printing, manuals, etc.)...you got $1 million
>> to
>> >> invest? Bank loan? Ummm...well, I want to re-create a modern version
>> of
>> >> a
>> >> 30-year-old video game console...DENIED... Plus you would be
>> competing
>> >> for
>> >> sales & shelf space with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.----- Original
>> >> Message ----- From: shonmccallum at juno.com To: eduardo at opcodegames.com
>> >> Cc:
>> >> jblenkle at comcast.net ; coladam at adamcon.org Sent: Thursday, October
>> 25,
>> >> 2012 12:03 PMSubject: Re: [Coladam] Call the new Adam Colecovision II
>> >> Perhaps Walmart would require 100,000 units, however 10,000 units
>> would
>> >> be
>> >> ideal for Amazon , EBAY, and some small retail stores.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Original Message ----------
>> >> From: Eduardo Mello <eduardo at opcodegames.com>
>> >> To: Joe Blenkle - Comcast <jblenkle at comcast.net>
>> >> Cc: shonmccallum at juno.com, coladam at adamcon.org
>> >> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Call the new Adam Colecovision II
>> >> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:34:41 -0400
>> >>
>> >> Indeed.
>> >> Eduardo
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Joe Blenkle - Comcast
>> >> <jblenkle at comcast.net> wrote:
>> >> While I share your enthusiasm for all things ADAM/ColecoVision, I
>> don't
>> >> think Wal-Mart would give you the time of day unless you could supply
>> >> them
>> >> with several 100,000 units and guarantee them a substantial flow of
>> >> software
>> >> for the machine. The kind of money needed to produce all this would
>> kill
>> >> the
>> >> project before it started.
>> >>
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