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    I saw one of these in a flea market for $10 loose. There seems to be so many of these things its hard to tell if one is rarer or more valuable than another. Here's a pic:

    http://www.electronixandmore.com/misc/2tvscoreboard.jpg

    Anyone know anything about this particular unit?

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    I sold a boxed one of these on Ebay many years ago, I think even before Paypal times. The unit itself seemed really cheap. I remember the paddles were connected directly to the unit itself with a brown wire, that was too short and low quality.

    I don't remember how much it sold for, I want to say it was either $26.00 or $41.00 For some reason both of those numbers come to mind.

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    I have one of those! I bought it from some random antique shop. The RF switchbox is badly damaged, so I have never been able to play it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice1605 View Post
    I have one of those! I bought it from some random antique shop. The RF switchbox is badly damaged, so I have never been able to play it...
    one of these was represented at the Portland Retrogaming Expo console timeline. Not worth much, I would say pong clones $10 to $15 loose, a little more if in excellent shape and functioning perfectly.
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    I absolutely love these old pong systems. I have never seen this one but most go for $10-20. They are a lot of fun to bring out when you have some friends over.

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    Thanks guys. I'd like to find the one I had when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure its a radio shack one. It had a gun (very realistic looking IIRC) with target shooting games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarileaf View Post
    Thanks guys. I'd like to find the one I had when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure its a radio shack one. It had a gun (very realistic looking IIRC) with target shooting games.
    Monteverdi TV Sports 825 is the only Pong game that I know of that has a gun.
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    Coleco had one or two with a gun (I have the unit, but the thrift store threw the gun away since the cord was frayed ) and I have another one that's essentially a tiny black metal box with two paddles on cords and an input jack for a gun that's also missing. I'm sure there are others, too.

    Is it just me, maybe it's a freak anomaly in my particular area, but does anyone else tend to find a whole lot of Bentley Compu-Vision units boxed? I seem to come across them way more than other Pongs. And most of the time they're still in it's original box. It's pretty weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    Is it just me, maybe it's a freak anomaly in my particular area, but does anyone else tend to find a whole lot of Bentley Compu-Vision units boxed? I seem to come across them way more than other Pongs. And most of the time they're still in it's original box. It's pretty weird.
    Actually, I've got a boxed one in my closet. I did see an unboxed one in a booth of junk at the giant flea market in Canton, TX.

    On another occasion I found a set of Bentley headphones mint in the original box. The box itself was very similar to the Compu-Vision box, all silver and everything. I tried out the headphones and the treble on them was waaay to high and they were just very awful, cheap feeling headphones.
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    After looking up some of the coleco units that had guns it might have been one of those that I had. Problem is I was 10 and it was 30 years ago and we only had it for a short period of time before returning it to buy a 2600.

    Wait, I remember now that we bought it at a store long gone called "Consumers Distributing" here in Canada so it couldn't have been a Radio Shack model. Hmmm. . .

    EDIT - A little more research and I stumbed across the Telestar Ranger. The box gives me some fuzzy recollections but two things I do remember - the one I had was black and while and it had 2 gun games so the Ranger fits that description. Also the gun has that realistic look that I remember. Can't be 100% sure but this one seems close:

    http://www.pong-story.com/coleco_ranger.htm
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