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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:13 pm 
 

Okay, I currently have a shrinkwrapped copy of Blizzard Pass up for auction:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MESE:IT

As with all Blizzard Pass modules I have seen, it contains a blue & yellow pen.

This is an auction the ended a short while ago:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... eName=WDVW

I have never seen a Blizzard Pass with a pen that looks like that. . . but it does look like the pen from MSOLO2 (M2) Maze of the Riddling Minotaur.

Has anyone ever seen a Blizzard Pass with a pen that is all blue (instead of yellow and blue)?  Did TSR substitute pens in later print runs?  The Acaeum notes there is no distinguishing characteristics in different print runs.

Is it actually the pen from MSOLO2 ?

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:37 pm 
 

I can't tell for sure, but if you look at the picture, the shrinkwrap seems rather poorly done.  I suspect it's a rewrap.



  

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:49 pm 
 

Looks like the pen leaked too. If it turned out to be a rewrap, the seller would be in a bit of a bind, since he claims he bought it new. Would throw a damper on future auctions.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:00 pm 
 

I think its a clean copy. I've got two of these. One in shrink and one not. The one that is not in the shrink has a solid blue pen, too.

Maybe a coincidence, but probably not.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:32 pm 
 

We have two copies in shrink, one with the blue/yellow pen and one with the solid blue pen.  I would say that the above auction was authentic.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:26 am 
 

Traveller wrote:I can't tell for sure, but if you look at the picture, the shrinkwrap seems rather poorly done.  I suspect it's a rewrap.


All the sealed M1's Ive seen are crappy looking in shrink.  I guess the pen offsets the pressure and they all start to warp.

I have my sealed one in a plastic magazine bag with cardboard backing and it still wants to curl.  the shrink has also become brittle around the pen too.

Anyhow I was disapointed my extra sealed M1 only sold for $13 and his sold for $40.  bleh.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:03 am 
 

This reminds me of another question I have.  What exactly is the "invisible ink pen"?

What can you substitute for a pen if the original is missing?  

I actually have another Blizzard Pass in Shrink, but someone slit the shrink open and removed the pen.  This item would be ideal for someone who wants to actually play it. . . but what could be used to reveal the text?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:07 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:This reminds me of another question I have.  What exactly is the "invisible ink pen"?

What can you substitute for a pen if the original is missing?  

I actually have another Blizzard Pass in Shrink, but someone slit the shrink open and removed the pen.  This item would be ideal for someone who wants to actually play it. . . but what could be used to reveal the text?


Well cereal boxes a long time ago used to have little games that used invisible ink pens as well as other novelty items.  But I havent seen an invisible ink pen type product for a very long time.

I know that doesnt help much, but maybe it could give you a start in where to look.


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:59 am 
 

Terminal_Frost wrote:
All the sealed M1's Ive seen are crappy looking in shrink.


Seconded

Sometimes you can find stores that sell invisible ink games (like 1-player 'battleship', for example) with new pens for maybe $5.

Often the 'print' on something at old has faded quite badly though.

Have you been to the Blizzard Pass Project link on Acaeum yet?

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:39 pm 
 

Wow. This takes me back.  Same company and same games I had 20+ years ago

404 Not Found | Lee Publications

and only $1.75 +s/h

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:07 pm 
 

did kdkdkd have 2 Blizzards or am I confused?

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 5907908906


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:31 pm 
 

mordrin wrote:Wow. This takes me back.  Same company and same games I had 20+ years ago

404 Not Found | Lee Publications

and only $1.75 +s/h


Double Wow.  I remember those on long family trips to Florida on I-95 when I was a kid.  I can't believe they're still around and so cheap...
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