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05-02-2017 at 03:34 AM
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My Quest is over...

Well it took over 2 years and some $$$ but I have finally collected all the
Atari Activision Patches.
It all started with my first Atari 2600 Submission for Barnstorming.
Marc Cohen attached a screenshot of the patch in the thread, and from then I started to Hunt them down.
Ironically the hardest Patch to find was H.E.R.O. which happens to be the first Title I maxed Out.
I haven't been able to game as much this year, But this is one achievement I'm happy with!
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  1. Bishop's Avatar
    they look cool nice collection
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  2. MyOwnWorstEnemy's Avatar
    Very nice... I have the "..save the chicken" patch. Now all you need is a jean jacket to wear these patches load and proud 80s style.
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  3. CONSOLEPLAYEROFTHECENTURY's Avatar
    Now those are finds
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  4. Snowflake's Avatar
    sweet, its a plan of mine to someday do this as well. those have to be preserved of course, but i'd love to get replicas for a denim jacket
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  5. Snowflake's Avatar
    sweet, its a plan of mine to someday do this as well. those have to be preserved of course, but i'd love to get replicas for a denim jacket
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  6. Marcade's Avatar
    NICE!!! Congrats on an awesome collection. I guess with my forum posts "patch reward max-out program", it lead somewhere as I did my job !!!

    Handing off the "baton" to you now. (Just make sure you reward Activision gamers the online pics, and not your real ones)
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    Updated 05-02-2017 at 10:42 AM by Marcade
  7. jmb's Avatar
    Nice artwork for the home.
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  8. nads's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marcamy
    NICE!!! Congrats on an awesome collection. I guess with my forum posts "patch reward max-out program", it lead somewhere as I did my job !!!

    Handing off the "baton" to you now. (Just make sure you reward Activision gamers the online pics, and not your real ones)
    Ha! Will do Marc!
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  9. redelf's Avatar
    What a fun journey to collect them all. Your gonna have to do a write up on the adventure of the collection. Really neat thing to have done.
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  10. Rogerpoco's Avatar
    I'm curious(but too lazy to research)as to if anyone has registered scores here to have "earned" all the patches(you earned them collecting them, def!).
    I'm thinking you, Greg, or Marc most likely, mebbe Todd.

    I really wish I hadn't thought of that...I like to throw myself into odd, relatively obscure tasks, tho this is not as obscure as DECO or Vectrex, to be sure...

    Ugh. Don't be all encouraging, "You can do it, Man!".
    I can't.
    Worried I may spend a load of time trying tho, haha!

    Very nice, Man, very nice. I don't have a single one. Yet.
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  11. Marcade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    I'm curious(but too lazy to research)as to if anyone has registered scores here to have "earned" all the patches(you earned them collecting them, def!).
    I'm thinking you, Greg, or Marc most likely, mebbe Todd.

    I really wish I hadn't thought of that...I like to throw myself into odd, relatively obscure tasks, tho this is not as obscure as DECO or Vectrex, to be sure...

    Ugh. Don't be all encouraging, "You can do it, Man!".
    I can't.
    Worried I may spend a load of time trying tho, haha!

    Very nice, Man, very nice. I don't have a single one. Yet.
    The scoring/time goals really were not that high to earn those patches. All you needed to do was take a photo/polaroid once you hit the goal, mail it in to Activision, and a few weeks later, a congrats letter and free patch!

    I never earned them all, BITD, as I didnt have all the games. (Especially the ones that came out much later). However, I do recall having the popular patches like Pitfall, Kaboom, Decathlon, Freeway, Starmaster, and Skiing. All sewed on the blue jeans with holes, long gone forever to Salvation Army donations. Never did I realize, they would be collectibles today!
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    Updated 05-02-2017 at 08:09 PM by Marcade
  12. Rogerpoco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marcamy
    The scoring/time goals really were not that high to earn those patches.
    Equals:
    Rogerpoco will likely be putting up some not-so-great VCS scores in the near future, haha!
    Earned three the hard way, good scores, Skiing(I guess my best on VCS 1 bb, "pixel perfect", mebbe except Night Driver), Grand Prix(only decent), and the best Atari game ever, Sky Jinks, ha!
    I have about 1/4 of the games, and a Harmony soon.

    Pretty neat. I needed a new thing to do, glad this came up.

    Still very jealous, nice stuff, Man!
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  13. nads's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco
    I'm curious(but too lazy to research)as to if anyone has registered scores here to have "earned" all the patches(you earned them collecting them, def!).
    I'm thinking you, Greg, or Marc most likely, mebbe Todd.

    I really wish I hadn't thought of that...I like to throw myself into odd, relatively obscure tasks, tho this is not as obscure as DECO or Vectrex, to be sure...

    Ugh. Don't be all encouraging, "You can do it, Man!".
    I can't.
    Worried I may spend a load of time trying tho, haha!

    Very nice, Man, very nice. I don't have a single one. Yet.
    Im sure Greg,Todd and Marc have gotten most if not all.

    Yours truly didn't do too bad in this competition last year

    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/253...-quest/page-1#

    Nearly got them all

    as Marc mentioned some of these aren't too difficult to get.

    3 stick out as extremely tough though :

    Robot Tank : 72 tanks destroyed gets you the STAR OF HONOR patch
    Space Shuttle : 2 patches but I've got no idea how to play this one

    Best source to get these is EBay
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    Updated 05-02-2017 at 09:30 PM by nads
  14. Marcade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nads

    Space Shuttle : 2 patches but I've got no idea how to play this one
    A good tutorial of how to play "Space Shuttle" directly from the programmer himself!
    Starts at 4:45 of the video. (I remember the game came with its own overlay over the Atari switches.)

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  15. Intellivision Master's Avatar
    Nads: Love the collection! And they look mint as well.

    I received a telegram from Activision last week that they would love to send me my Pitfall! patch, but they ran out of patches 30 years ago.... Understand, the telegram was in my daydream ... but still, it was exciting.
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  16. GregDeg's Avatar
    Now that is one beautiful picture!!! Very impressive. Some of those patches are next to impossible to find.. for any amount of $$$. A collection to be proud of. :)
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    Updated 05-03-2017 at 08:08 PM by GregDeg
  17. nads's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GregDeg
    Now that is one beautiful picture!!! Very impressive. Some of those patches are next to impossible to find.. for any amount of $$$. A collection to be proud of. :)
    Cheers Greg!

    That H.E.R.O. Patch Nearly broke the bank!
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