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Old 05 March 2013, 06:16   #1
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Manuals on back of posters

OK, silly post/question...
I just got 2 new (to me, actually they were shrink wrapped too) Amiga games.

Blastar and Overkill.

So, I open up Blastar, Core Design, and see 3 disks and a poster..
As I'm opening up the poster, I'm noticing there's no manual in the box.. How cheap...er. what..
Yep, the instructions/manual is printed on the back of the poster...
Don't know that I've see that before...

Interesting..
So, I open up Overkill, Mindscape, and see some disks, a poster, a warranty card, a product brochure, and ad for the Miracle Piano system, and a warning about epilepsy...
But no manual.. Strange, there's mention of the manual on the box.
I open the little poster and...
Yep, there's the "manual" on the back of the poster... ;-)

Not sure I've seen that before, and I get 2 in a row.. From different companies...

Was that semi-common to do???

Just struck me as odd...

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p.s. Yes, I removed the shrink wrap and opened the boxes.. Just doing my bit to make sealed games more valuable for other people. ;-)
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Old 05 March 2013, 10:04   #2
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It was more common for budget releases at least (maybe not on the back of the poster, but as a big folded piece of paper instead of a booklet).

Is Blastar this release: http://hol.abime.net/141/boxscan ? And the Overkill manual was on the back of this poster : http://hol.abime.net/2337/miscshot ?
I'd like to add a note to both entries about that Thanks for sharing the info
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Magic garden any Naughty ones, for example.
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Old 05 March 2013, 20:36   #5
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Is Blastar this release: http://hol.abime.net/141/boxscan ? And the Overkill manual was on the back of this poster : http://hol.abime.net/2337/miscshot ?
I'd like to add a note to both entries about that Thanks for sharing the info
No prob,

Yeah, those pix match..
They are big box releases, so I don't think these are bargain releases.

I haven't seen much (anything?) on Blastar with a US release, so I'm wondering if they are imports? At least Blastar. The address on the back of the Blastar box is the same as in that pic, so I'm guessing import..
(There was a price sticker on the shrink wrap from a store in the Seattle WA area, so if they are imports, the store did it..)
I haven't tried them yet to see if they are NTSC or PAL.

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I just mentioned that in general budgets had those kind of manuals more often (at least tellng from my own experience with the manuals contributed to HOL)

Thanks for the confirmation I'll add the notes about that tomorrow.
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