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Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite?


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Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite?  

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  1. 1. Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite?


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A week ago I would've voted "4-switch woody" because it's what I grew up with and played the heck out of. However, I just acquired a Heavy Sixer and ohhhh myyyy is it nice. This isn't just a typical Atari with thick edges as I've been lead to believe all these years. The entire bottom case half is thick and curvy. In fact, the entire bottom case half is nothing like the bottom case halves of any of the following models. The plastic is not the hard brittle stuff but a kind of hard rubbery material. There's probably a name for it. Light Sixers and Four Switchers went with an angular style. You can really see it when looking at the console head-on. I had always heard that the Heavy Sixer's weight was attributed to RF shielding or whatever. That's wrong. It's from that super-thick case bottom. And that rubber grommet that the RF cord pokes though? Niiice! The whole thing oozes style and you can really see where Atari cut corners with later models. That said, I still love my 4-switch woody but my vote's gotta go with the Sunnyvale Heavy Sixer.

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I picked the sears model as my sears heavy sixer is the pride in my collection and it just feels so sturdy and well built. otherwise I think the vader 2600 looks very slick.

I just bought a Sears Tele-Games Heavy Sixer from someone that sold it in the marketplace yesterday. I have all the Atari branded 2600s, but wanted to get a Sears Heavy Sixer so bad. They are beautiful and sleek. Love the fake walnut grain veneer, silver cart slot bezel, the digital font "Tele-Games", it will sit right next to my Atari Heavy Sixer on the shelf display. :) Here is the system.

 

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Heh... no matter which I choose, I can't really vote!

First I'd like to say Six Switcher, heavy or light doesn't matter to me, I just want the the difficulty switches easily accesible and the woodgrain finish.

My older cousin and my friend's older brother had these, and I was always jealous. It just looked so much bigger and powerful than my Junior model...

Which brings me to my NEXT choice, a 2600 Junior model, only now I WILL be picky ;)

I prefer the model with the small rainbow over the large.

Mine had the small rainbow and one of my friends had one with the big rainbow... it was just too... guady? I like how the Junior has a sleeker design and the stainless steel finish, such a polar opposite to the original model! I've really grown to love it as time goes on, I never thought I'd want one; but these days I do... maybe nostalgia is just starting to hit harder!...
But that HUGE rainbow just detracts from the stainless steel strip sooo much. Gotta be the small rainbow.

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Heavy/Light Sixers. The Vader model is also really nice. I'm not a big fan of any of the Sears models - I find the metal faceplate and more mottled look of the wood grain to be kind of tacky.

 

Tacky? How dare you. They are beautiful...beautiful I say! :-D

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The Sears consoles went through every revision except for the VAII, (the 2800), the Dark Lord's approved model, and the Jr. There are Heavy and Light sixers, (I remember 'em in my local Game Store).

 

I choose the 4 switchy woody because I never really grew up on the 2600, so that's the model my mind associates with the 2600, (and that was the only one that the dude in the Flea Market had...)

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I was a Sears Telegames kid. Though I have not played on that system in years.

 

Other favorites:

 

My heavy 6'er (which is rarely played).

7800 (Played somewhat, though I can't find the power adaptor)

And the Intellivision VCS adaptor (Which I tend to play more since the above two are not as accessable.).

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