Ben did you sell your Vagabond controller?

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Ben did you sell your Vagabond controller?

Post by HK-47 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:24 pm

I found this on eBay (actually on atariage but its on eBay) => http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... eName=WDVW

It looks just like your vegabond controller. (I had to go digging over at the old site to find a pic.)

Anyway I just thought this was interesting.

BTW heres the pic so you guys dont have to go digging.

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Post by Sparkfist » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:12 pm

Wow the person that's selling it needs a new camera.

As for it being Ben's probably, Atari never had controllers like the other systmes, not event he Jaguar(sp). Also the screws are something like a trait that only he does.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:25 pm

maybe I should put a bid on that if it doesn't go too high... back away. It's mine :twisted:

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Post by gannon » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:20 pm

I'd have to say, the style fits Ben's vcsp's pretty well, and would be neat for a 2nd player.

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Post by xxxeagle » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:03 pm

yeah doesent the texture on the buttons look similar to the texture of the case on the original psp. I thought he made it. But then i clicked view sellers other items and saw another auction for the same controller that said atari prototype controller. And it had a bunch of other atari 2600 items so its probably not made by him but i think its him selling it. Also the backround of the picture is kind of similar you know the tools (like the screw driver). but it could be some one else

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Post by Sparkfist » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:37 pm

Not Ben at all. One the user name is "nfarj" hardly something thats cleaver or make any sence at all, second is the location says "Michigan" Ben's in Wisconsin. Not I think Ben mad either another one and sold it or sold the oraginal and as it says someone is selling it. As they think its a prototype they obviously dont know its build by a fan. I know its not one Atari made just look wood (not woodgrain stickers the real stuff), brass screws and the whole shape are just not something that company did.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:03 pm

I talked with a guy on AtariAge that is an expert on protos by atari and stuff for atari. He said that it is NOT a proto, as I expected.
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Post by benheck » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:08 pm

Yeah, I made that almost four years ago. It was going to go with my Vagabond. I was cleaning up stuff a while back and sold it on eBay for like $20-$30...

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Post by HK-47 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:21 pm

I knew it was yours!

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Post by MR.MOD » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:24 pm

Why wouldn't it be bens? :shock:
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Post by Sparkfist » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:36 pm

Because it could also be a prototype...lol.

You know thats something else you could do Ben. If you have more little projects like that controller you can write a small book, just little accesories and the such. Or better yet an e-book.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:57 pm

man, if Ben could make a few controllers to sell, that would be awesome. If you're willing, PM me, Ben. Otherwise, I can imagine how busy you've been lately. If you'd be willing to when things settle down, I'd appreciate it. :)
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Post by Sparkfist » Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:59 pm

SpongeBuell wrote:man, if Ben could make a few controllers to sell, that would be awesome. If you're willing, PM me, Ben. Otherwise, I can imagine how busy you've been lately. If you'd be willing to when things settle down, I'd appreciate it. :)
OR just offer to post the plans if you wrote them down.
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Post by JackFrost22 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:49 am

I told the guy Nfja pr whatever it is what the controller auctually was. So he might come by here sometime.

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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:20 pm

looks like it didn't go much higher after all. Too bad, otherwise I might have bid on it afterall.
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