Re: some questions and stuff.....

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This message was posted by T.Reid, posted on December 04, 2001 at 17:06:15 coming from 192.25.240
This message is a reply to some questions and stuff..... posted from Rob posted at December 04, 2001 at 15:47:13
> Hi all,

> Afew things - I want to get my facts right for my website, if you're gonna do something you might aswel do it right....erm....right? :)

Nice website, but are the 2600 copier pics mis-linked?

> How was Makko Toys involved with Bung products?

now sure :P

> On a Magicom Box (see my site) it has the FFE and CCL logos - why?

That's a good question...I always assumed that the Magicom was CCL's because the double pro fighters had a spf for the snes and a magicom for the sega side.

> What was/is 'Oh Magicom!'?

dunno. never heard of it.

> What is the thing in the picture?

> Does anyone have any text files with info about Nintendo/Sega/etc cracking down on copiers, internal Nintendo/Sega/etc memos on the subject or anything else abit interesting like that?

In the early 90s, Copiers started being snagged by customs (in the US). This could have been for a couple reasons: 1. pressure from Nintendo (stating that they're sole use is to pirate copyrighted games). 2. Copiers aren't FCC certified, and some actually radiate "junk". (some copiers make the TV signal get a little fuzy, distorted). Major copier retailers had to have shipments of copiers out of HK/Taiwan come unassembled. That way customs was less likely to seige a box of ram cards, or plastic casings.

Before I knew what a copier was, I remember reading in EGM how some reader from CA wrote in asking about how his local videogame store was selling Street Fighter 2 (newly released) for SNES for $2, on disks. EGM basically said those were illegal copies and that you needed an expensive addon to play them. Then, in another GamePro issue, some company snuck in a full-page ad for the MGH. GamePro got some slack for letting that ad slip by.

> If you want to contribute with your own comments or any files/info you've got that I hav'nt PLEASE send it to me, PLEASE!

> Thanks, Rob

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