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Entex Adventure Vision System. Complete. Near Perfect.

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Entex Adventure Vision video game system. Like new in box warehouse condition. Comes with 3 additional cartridges (4 in total) which is all that were ever made for it. Each of these are also in like new in box warehouse condition. Everything is 100% tested and working. Probably the nicest condition Adventure Vision system in the world.

Brief history of this item... 6 years ago it was found in a local toy company warehouse. It had been sitting in this distribution warehouse in Colorado, in a dry, controlled climate, since being shipped from the Entex factory in the early 1980s. It was never shipped out to any stores, due to low consumer demand - a casualty of the mid-1980's video game market crash. I personally was the first person to pull the Adventure Vision box out of the case, and the I am the only person who has ever touched this system since it left the Entex factory. This goes also for the 3 additional cartridges. The boxes have only been opened about 5-10 times. The unit has seen only a few hours total playtime. I remember there being 2 cases (7 or 8 systems) discovered in this warehouse. I helped the owner sell many of them to game collectors worldwide. Only 2 of them I remember were in untouched, unopened condition. I had pick of the litter, and when I chose one for myself I naturally took the best one. This is the exact system that is for sale here today.

I also have for you, 2 bonus items. 1st is the Adventure Vision factory shipping case that this particular unit came out of. It is a large empty box from the factory which once held 4 units, and it has various Entex and Adventurevision markings throughout. It is in very good condition. 2nd is a photocopy paper from the aforementioned toy distribution warehouse where the units were discovered. It is from the Entex company and lists various items that were available from Entex including the item numbers, descriptions, distributor prices, and it is addressed to this distributor. Included in the list is the Adventure Vision, its cartridges, and other electronic games like Crazy Climber, Space Invader, and Stargate. Both these items are included as provenance, that this is indeed a virtually untouched collectible, coming to me directly from a distributor./p>

I believe with the enlarged photos you can see the minimal type of wear which exists on the boxes. The surface of the game system and cartridges are as close to a perfect 10 as you can get. And no yellowing whatsoever, which is very common with this type of vintage white plastic. The original 'caution' sticker is still on the control console. I once removed this sticker carefully, to check the condition underneath, and then replaced the sticker. There was little to no damage under the sticker. The next owner can remove this sticker if desired, and easily clean the minimal glue residue which I saw underneath without damaging the plastic surface. The chrome area on the control console still has the factory plastic removable covering on it, which you can just barely see in the photos, where it is peeling up slightly in the lower left corner.

Free Fed-Ex insured shipping worldwide. Sorry, I cannot accept Paypal nor any credit cards. The payment methods available are bank transfer (international), cashier's check, or cash pickup in the Denver Colorado area. Not only can you check my ebay history to see over 10 years of experience, but from the photo addresses you may see also that I am from the video game website www.miniarcade.com. Through that site (now in its 8th year) I have sold classic video games to hundreds, maybe thousands of collectors worldwide. Simply stated, you can be sure you are dealing with an honest, established, reputable dealer.

Serious buyers only please. Feel free to ask questions. While I do invite you to send your best offers, I cannot say that a lower price will be given at this time. The unit has been tested to the best of my abilities as an established vintage electronic video game dealer, and all functions have recently been verified to work. In fact, never has there been a functional problem with this system or cartridges. But due to the fragile nature of vintage electronics such as this, it is being sold to you as-is. No returns or refunds will be given, except at the sole discretion of the seller.

You can surely monitor the collecting market for years to come, and you can find a cheaper Adventure Vision system in excellent condition, most likely suitable for your purposes. That would be the sane thing to do. But having dealt in this collecting market for more than 12 years, I can safely say that you will likely never have a chance to purchase a nicer complete Adventure Vision system in your lifetime. When you look at the Adventure Vision's combined rarity, desirability, fragility, eccentricity, and beauty, perhaps it is easy to see why it is commonly known as the "holy grail" of golden-age video game collecting. This one is investment, museum quality folks. Its the best I have ever seen, either in person or on the net. In fact I challenge anyone to show proof of a fresher, more mint, complete set.

Thanks for looking and please enjoy the photos of this classic video gaming masterpiece!

 

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