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WarmSignal
04-22-2017, 01:00 PM
So I've been into making repro boxes for Game Gear, but something that is driving me crazy is the color accuracy on the boxes with the pin-stripe design (NTSC). It seems like the color varies a lot between each game, and in some cases even for the same game a box can be a completely different shade from another copy. Like for example, I'm trying to figure if the box for Tails Adventure is supposed to be a hot pink, or cooler purple, because I've seen pics of both.

example 1 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tails-Adventure-Game-Gear-COMPLETE-Box-Manual-Sega-GameGear-Tail-039-s-CIB-/332118567887?hash=item4d53cf2bcf%3Ag%3AlwQAAOSwqM1 Ymsp6&nma=true&si=8%252Bt9Rv51GA2gu7bAN9xJdPLZSXc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

example 2 -http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPLETE-Tails-Adventure-Sega-Game-Gear-Gamegear-See-Photos-Box-Has-Wear-NTSC-/262891392690?hash=item3d358c4eb2%3Ag%3A%7E8EAAOSw4 CFYxJNi&nma=true&si=8%252Bt9Rv51GA2gu7bAN9xJdPLZSXc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Anyone know if they just vary depending on which copy you get? Or is it a trick of lighting?

Prince Talmit
04-22-2017, 03:14 PM
Purple.
The pinkish color you see in the linked auction is caused by a lighting and white balance issue with the seller's camera.