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Ship of Theseus: was, Activision Cartridge New Labels

Got my last three carts from eBay vendors.  Robot Tank, Starmaster and Megamania.  Don't have natural light to take a picture of Megamania, so I'll provide it some other time.   Opening the Robot Tank cartridge, I found a surprise.  It uses a new blob-type ROM chip with all epoxy.  Of all the cartridges I opened in this project, this is the only one.  So most likely this was a latter run of Activision cartridges.  All the other ones had the larger chip.       

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Activision (Re-)Labels: Critical mass

So over the last few days, quite a few cartridges started making their way into my collection.  I did one major batch/rush over a couple of days to get as many as I could.  Just because I'm basically doing reproductions by adding these new labels, I decided to keep the costs reasonable as an additional challenge.  Basically keep each cartridge under $10 (Canadian).  I was able to do this with the only exception being Robot Tank which ended up being $14.  Everything else was from $2 to $10.  With

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Adding new labels to my Atari 2600 Cartridges

So I did receive the labels yesterday afternoon, which was a great coincidence, since I was just going to prep four cartridges for the eventual arrival of the new labels.  I received about 40-50 of them.  All the Activision ones and ordered one single Spectravideo cart for Planet Patrol.   So I'll start with my dupes: Keystone Kapers, Planet Patrol, Space Shuttle and Stampede.     I did do more of a clean, scrapping some of the residue of the Keystone Kapers and Pl

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Getting Atari 2600 cartridges ready for new labels

So a couple weeks ago I stumbled upon this post from pboland where he's selling replacement labels for cartridges.  I was intrigued because I have a full set of Activision cartridges, but the labels on the majority of them are in a poor state.  After doing the math and needing some new distraction, I decided to order a full replacement set.   Now, I think I will probably not touch the more rarer carts like Cosmic Commuter, Ghostbusters, Rampage, etc but will do the more common one.  I

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