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Hi guys

 

Been a huge st fan since my teens and have a fair few boxed as new. A few years back i also nwarly completed my lynx collection. I am missing around 5 games in total. I'll get the specifics up tomorrow from my excel sheet.

 

The collection is fully boxed with around 95% in mint condition with intact boxes and manuals. How much would such a collection be worth...

 

The link below shows the collection. I have blue lightening and fidelity chess on the way. So mussing around five of the commercial releases i think.

 

ATARI https://imgur.com/gallery/RvuGL

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A complete collection of games (all 71/72) will be worth a substantial amount. Depending on the market it could be around 1000 dollars or a bit above, assuming it is all complete in box. I saw Krazy Ace Miniature Golf was included. That's one of the harder ones to find. Most of those are already in your collection (Super Asteroids, Double Dragon, Desert Strike, Battlezone 2000, Lemmings). It should be an easy job to complete it. Might make it more interesting.

Just my estimate.

You can ask people at the Marketplace forum for their insights, as they might be more into selling and current prices. After all, it matters what the market is willing to pay for it.

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I have noticed a big spike in lynx console values in just the last year. Where it was relatively common to be able to find a working lynx for about $40-$50 a year or two ago, now I have seen used lynxes in good shape sell for $100. Best electronics has significantly raised their prices for refurbished lynxes as well accordingly. I'd say LX.NET is on the money, you could probably get around $1000 if you sold it all together as a collection. You could probably several hundred dollars more if you parted it out and sold certain rarer/high value items separately.

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Thanks guys...I think selling it piece meal is the best idea. Just unsure on which ones are valuable. Hadnt realised Krazy Ace was valuable.

 

I have already started the locate the missing 7 or so. Bought two of them yesterday (blue lightening and the chess game). Might see if i can complete it and maybe hold on to it.

 

Save2600 - scroll down the link. The other games are in the other images.

 

Thanks again folks.

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Thanks guys...I think selling it piece meal is the best idea. Just unsure on which ones are valuable. Hadnt realised Krazy Ace was valuable.

 

I have already started the locate the missing 7 or so. Bought two of them yesterday (blue lightening and the chess game). Might see if i can complete it and maybe hold on to it.

 

Save2600 - scroll down the link. The other games are in the other images.

 

Thanks again folks.

 

 

Great collection, Shaffowaffo!!!

 

Based on the boxes in the photos you posted, I can only identify eight games missing from the list of 74 original-era games that I myself have been working to complete:

-Blue Lightning (you've purchased; on the way)

-Bubble Trouble

-ElectroCop

-Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge (you've purchased; on the way)

-Hard Drivin'

-NFL Football

-Raiden

-Super Off Road

 

Are you missing any others? I only ask because there are several "complete" lists out there (Wikipedia, Atari Age, etc.) and I want to collect titles from the most complete list available. Thanks.

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It matters what you consider to be part of a complete collection. There is a slippery slope when it goes towards the after market releases, such as Bubble Trouble and Raiden. Personally I have always considered the curved lip cartridges from the Atari Age to be a complete collection that is well defined. Beyond that there are many other definitions that vary from person to person. E.g. Zaku is also curved lip and in a box. Krazy Ace only exists on PCB but is in an official box and not after market. Choose yourself. I aiming for a complete collection beyond the curved lip ones, but it is pretty open ended and not well defined. The list of included games and variations sometimes grows faster than I can find them.

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It matters what you consider to be part of a complete collection. There is a slippery slope when it goes towards the after market releases, such as Bubble Trouble and Raiden. Personally I have always considered the curved lip cartridges from the Atari Age to be a complete collection that is well defined. Beyond that there are many other definitions that vary from person to person. E.g. Zaku is also curved lip and in a box. Krazy Ace only exists on PCB but is in an official box and not after market. Choose yourself. I aiming for a complete collection beyond the curved lip ones, but it is pretty open ended and not well defined. The list of included games and variations sometimes grows faster than I can find them.

 

 

Thanks for the input, LX.NET...it is indeed very valuable to me as I am just starting out with this system.

 

After careful consideration, I think for my own collecting purposes that my "official" list will include only games that were released with a box and manual/poster, by Atari and/or a third party, during the original lifetime of the Atari Lynx I and II (1989-1995). I won't worry about whether the cartridges were flat, flat with dimples, with curved lips, or even a PCB (Krazy Ace Minitiature Golf is on my list).

 

My official list will not include homebrews, self-published titles, or prototypes (even if they were eventually released at a later date), although I reserve the right to buy some of these games should I think they might be fun to play (I'm thinking of Zaku, when and if it gets re-released in 2018).

 

Having said all of that, Raiden is not on my official list - it was released in 1997 - but Bubble Trouble (released in 1993) is on the list.

 

Therefore, by my count, there are 73 games on my own "official" list. I think that's a good number to shoot for. I've attached a PDF of my checklist, if anyone wants to use it. And yes, I know I've got a ways to go.

LYNX.pdf

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BTW, I was a bit confused about how to alphabetize Casino in my "official" list in the previous post. The original box says "Casino," and the cart itself also says only "Casino" (with the Lynx logo above it, I know, but all Lynx carts have that). Yet the title screen on the game when it's played says "Lynx Casino." I decided that the title screen on the game itself should be the deciding factor, regardless of what the box or cart indicate, so in my list it's listed as Lynx Casino, in the L's. Just FYI.

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You'd be much better off to auction it off piecemeal. Put Krazy Ace on eBay and watch it take off!

 

Man you're not kidding. I should put mine up on ebay, mine even has a real label. Maybe I can trade it for that CoCo 3 setup I've been wanting?

 

I'm in a similar situation, I have a near complete boxed Lynx collection (I'm missing a few manuals and one or uncommon two boxes) but I also have a bunch of homebrews as well. I've been considering selling it off, but I can never find a good price guide.

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Nice! The Lynx market is incredibly erratic, tiny, and fragmented, which makes pricing anything a challenge. I think that a well-advertised Krazy Ace auction (CIB) could net well in excess of $200, and more if there's a bidding war. I'd hold out for anything less than that, as, sooner or later, someone new to the scene will want it and snatch it up even at an inflated price. Who knows when (if?) Telegames UK will make another run?

I've seen the loose cart sell for about $150.

 

I don't think it would get as much as a complete P.I.T.S., but it's hard to judge as I've never seen one (P.I.T.S.) up for sale. I bought mine (without the Lynx itself) for something in the range of $200 (can't remember) more than ten years ago. It certainly seems to be the most 'valuable' original title (play value aside).

 

 

 

It matters what you consider to be part of a complete collection. There is a slippery slope when it goes towards the after market releases, such as Bubble Trouble and Raiden.

 

Completely agree, but see both sides of the argument. It seems silly to disqualify releases after the commercial death of the system from consideration. And what about P.I.T.S.? That was certainly used for a commercial application, and may have been sold after 1995 (dates?), but only in Europe. Does that count? I characterize releases as forming part of the Lynx oeuvre if titles were released and made available to the public for purchase at some point. Cybervirus Cinciclassic would therefore qualify as part of a 'complete' collection, but Bitchy would not (not that I'm suggesting that its value should be decreased), even though they both had a run of what...ten carts each? By that measure, Lynx Invades Japan should also be part of the 'complete' Lynx library, as it was often sold on eBay. The list goes on: Flappee Byrd Test was/is sold through Karri's website, etc.

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Nice! The Lynx market is incredibly erratic, tiny, and fragmented, which makes pricing anything a challenge. I think that a well-advertised Krazy Ace auction (CIB) could net well in excess of $200, and more if there's a bidding war. I'd hold out for anything less than that, as, sooner or later, someone new to the scene will want it and snatch it up even at an inflated price. Who knows when (if?) Telegames UK will make another run?

I've seen the loose cart sell for about $150.

 

I don't think it would get as much as a complete P.I.T.S., but it's hard to judge as I've never seen one (P.I.T.S.) up for sale. I bought mine (without the Lynx itself) for something in the range of $200 (can't remember) more than ten years ago. It certainly seems to be the most 'valuable' original title (play value aside).

 

 

 

 

Completely agree, but see both sides of the argument. It seems silly to disqualify releases after the commercial death of the system from consideration. And what about P.I.T.S.? That was certainly used for a commercial application, and may have been sold after 1995 (dates?), but only in Europe. Does that count? I characterize releases as forming part of the Lynx oeuvre if titles were released and made available to the public for purchase at some point. Cybervirus Cinciclassic would therefore qualify as part of a 'complete' collection, but Bitchy would not (not that I'm suggesting that its value should be decreased), even though they both had a run of what...ten carts each? By that measure, Lynx Invades Japan should also be part of the 'complete' Lynx library, as it was often sold on eBay. The list goes on: Flappee Byrd Test was/is sold through Karri's website, etc.

 

 

Any list would have to utilize admittedly arbitrary parameters. And no one list could be considered by everyone to be the "official" list. My own collection will probably (eventually) include EVERYTHING ever released for the Lynx. I myself choose to separate the oem (original era of manufacture) titles from the homebrew, self-published and prototype titles. Perhaps because it probably helps me to think that I have only 73 titles to collect instead of over 120. ;-)

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Wow...so much useful info...will post a proper reply shortly...thank you so much for the help. I did manage to find alpine games, raisen and avp..which is loose...the other two appear to be in either a cd case or an odd orange case...will post some pics tomorrow...thanks again guys...

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