Your latest LucasArts purchases

Discussion in 'LucasArts' started by Tseki, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    This one is hard to solve. I asked about this and apparently this MI2 was personally received from the warehouse where Lucas staff hand-packed boxes. After that it has been in a same closet next 25 years and I`m inclined to believe the box is complete. But like you said, it`s hard to get 100% certainty and if it`s really a complete set, why they put only Company Store magazine inside and not complete Adventurer #3..?
     
  2. ichich56

    ichich56 New Member

  3. omar

    omar Member

    I have no explanation why they'd only include it... maybe some strange deal with specific distributor?
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  4. omar

    omar Member

    The "red film" versions of the hint books is usually in the older releases, the newer the release more likely it's the "standard" version.
    I think they stopped using the red film around the time Fate of Atlantis was released, any hint books manufactured after that did not include it.

    For example, my "folded corner" version (much later run than the initial "glued corner" version) of Monkey Island 2 includes a "standard" version (was bought directly from the LucasArts store):
    https://imgur.com/pLvj1hi

    If I had to guess, I'd say the "red film" version is included with this Monkey Island 2 copy (more likely, but not impossible it's the "standard" version).


    Monkey Island 1:
    Standard:
    https://imgur.com/oLccKBD

    Red Film:
    https://imgur.com/Un5lpo9


    Monkey Island 2:
    Standard:
    https://imgur.com/e1WDizd

    Red Film:
    https://imgur.com/ynqwiKO
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  5. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    It is red film version:

    MI2 Hintbook 1.jpg
     
  6. ichich56

    ichich56 New Member

    Thank you for your information.

    This is my 'folded corner' version. This one came with the standard version of the hint book.

    https://m.imgur.com/a/U6gYg3o
     
  7. ichich56

    ichich56 New Member

    An other question.
    Did the hint book also come with the game, without the hint book enclosed sticker?
     
  8. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    Good question. Like I said before, I`m inclined to believe the content in my box is all original but there is no "hint book enclosed" sticker :confused:
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  9. omar

    omar Member

    Usually a sticker was either placed on the box or sometimes on the seal to indicate if a hint book was included in the box... would guess some retailers must have added them to their copies themselves without adding any stickers (and possibly LucasArts when shipping directly to customers)... really hard to say with these old games. :)

    I've seen many USA copies that were distributed outside of USA that appear to have contained hint books without any stickers indicating it (seems more common).
     
  10. omar

    omar Member

    Just got a few CIB Australian releases today:
    Grim Fandango, IBM CD.
    Sam & Max: Hit the Road, Mac CD (USA box).
    LucasArts Collectors Series: Monkey Island 1 & 2, IBM CD.
    EA Classics: Curse of Monkey Islands, IBM CD.
     

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