Atari Lynx

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Atari Lynx

Postby TwinChargers » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:25 pm

How often do you guys find these things out in the wild? I bought one last summer at a place in the Mall of America, and got California Games with it, but other than that I have found nothing in terms of garage sales/thrifts/and pawn shops. Will I have to probably build my collection primarily through the internet? Even on craigslist I never see them come up.

Its a pretty impressive little (and I use the term "little" loosely) system. I didn't expect finding games for it to be so difficult. Where do you guys get your Lynx finds?
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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:32 pm

I've never come across a Lynx in the wild. The one I have I actually bought when I was a kid- it was on clearance at Sears for 19.99. I never had many games for it, and no one I knew had one. It had good graphics but zero battery life compared to the gameboy, which is what helped to kill it.

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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:39 pm

i just realized this probably belongs in the "handhelds" section...

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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Zap! » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:59 pm

Rob wrote:i just realized this probably belongs in the "handhelds" section...


Actually, the handhelds section is for dedicated handhelds, so you were right to post it here. :)
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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Zap! » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:01 pm

I got my Lynx for Christmas, 1989. I've seen them in the wild, nothing too uncommon. Once in a while you'll see one on Craigslist, often asking way too much for it.
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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Carlos » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:00 pm

We have a chain here called CGX that specializes in older/classic games and consoles. I've seen the first model Lynx around a few stores. I don't thing the console is hard to find as the games are.
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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Zap! » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:51 am

SegaBoy wrote:We have a chain here called CGX that specializes in older/classic games and consoles. I've seen the first model Lynx around a few stores. I don't thing the console is hard to find as the games are.


I have to dig mine up. Chip's Challenge was a lot of fun for a puzzle game.
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Re: Atari Lynx

Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:11 pm

I remember seeing this about 10 or so years ago at FuncoLand in the discount bin.
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