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    Default Coleco Telstar and other PONG clones, which was the best? OR your Personal favorite?

    Though I was into gaming long before the 2600 I myself never owned a Coleco Telstar or any of the many, many PONG clones of the era.
    What we're some of the best and most in demand ones? Which was your personal favorite? What are your experiences?

    I am looking for info to help decide additions for the collection THANKS!
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    Mine is the Sears Hockey/Pong weird variant. I have been an owner of one for about seven years. I picked one up when I first moved to Washington at a Goodwill clearance center for $1-2. The battery case was shot. After gluing fragments together of what was left and using rubber bands to hold in place, I got the thing working again. The particular unit has been to several game conventions in the area since 2005. The quick way to describe the unit is that it looks like the original pong unit, but with the Super Pong selction switches. It also has a dark brown top similar to Telegames Pong units. Hockey/Pong is also in Black and White...and I like it better because of that.

    Here are some different pics of some different units and a great site for some references.

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    Thanks swlovinist ! Anyone else?
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    I've had a number of these pass through my hands just because they are neat, I never have made any collecting effort, though. I think my favorite might be the Odyssey 2000 because it is bright red. Magnavox had a lot of cool colors, though.

    I sent a kinda neat one to swlovinist for SS. I think it was General Electric, and it had a silver/chrome finish and corded paddles. I never could get that one to work, so I don't know what it was like to play. I can't find a picture of it online, so maybe it wasn't from GE.

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    I'm having a really hard time finding images of the Roberts pong machines, but my family had one that is at least similar to the Roberts Rally IV, and I had a lot of fun with it.
    I haven't really played many other Pong clones, so I guess it's my favourite.

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