I have some rare finds today which are already passing the $500 mark! But first up is this Atari Video Computer System 2600 Heavy Sixer.
The seller of this Atari system has quite the info on it. On top of it being a sealed VCS CX-2600, the seller goes on to mention that this is a rarer model which is called by many Atari collectors as the “Heavy Sixer“.
“I’ve been an avid NOS Videogame System collector for 15 years. We’ve just had our third child, and the collection has to go! It’s an extensive collection, where most of the systems are new and untouched for up to 35 years!
The original 1977 Atari Video Computer System, and this particular design was only produced for one year. Because it features six chrome-like switches and has heavy internal RF Shielding, some collectors refer to this as a “Heavy Sixer”. At first glance it looks just like the CX2600 that follows in 1978, but it is noticeably heavier when compared, and has some extra plastic molding around the back and sides of the unit. These units were manufactured in Sunnyvale, California, and there is a tag on the underside from the manufacturing plant to indicate this. There is also a serial number on the unit itself with a matching serial number sticker on the box. The later model was manufactured in Hong Kong.
Now, what makes this particular item even more rare, is the fact that it is a Transitional 1978 “Heavy Sixer”. During the transition of switching the production to Hong Kong in 1978, there were only very few that were completed on the line in Sunnyvale, California. This unit happens to be one of them! I confirmed this fact with a former Atari marketing rep that lives in Toronto now, and there is no doubt, according to the date stamps on both the box, and the back of the system (as shown in the pictures)”
You don’t get the bonus Atari 2600 Jr. System since there’s no “buy-it-now” option anymore. The reserve was met and the auction is now at $400. The ending seconds of this auction should be interesting.
Want to place a bid? Click here for Atari VCS CX-2600 Heavy Sixer System
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