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Nov 17, 2010 at 6:28:39 PM
myvideogames (39)

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Added pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5520...


Edited: 11/18/2010 at 02:55 PM by myvideogames

Nov 17, 2010 at 9:28:38 PM
MarioMania (9)

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I didn't even know the OG Game Boy had a bee logo

Nov 17, 2010 at 9:29:00 PM
noiseredux (20)

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WTF?

Nov 17, 2010 at 9:44:20 PM
Enslaved (106)
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Er? Are you sure that wasn't put on there after purchase?

Nov 17, 2010 at 9:45:17 PM
noiseredux (20)

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Originally posted by: xxtheenslavedxx

Er? Are you sure that wasn't put on there after purchase?


that's what it looks like to me... like a temporary tattoo haha.

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:16:11 PM
Tanooki (185)
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That's a very nice stuck on/heat impression logo, but that's no Nintendo mascot.

Nov 18, 2010 at 1:52:00 AM
RetroNESNerd (61)
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Ive seen a lot of bricks and never seen one like this. Pretty sure like everyone else is saying it's a sticker or some sort of transfer.

Nov 18, 2010 at 2:55:13 PM
myvideogames (39)

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Added more pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5520...

Nov 18, 2010 at 2:56:40 PM
noiseredux (20)

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okay, so you see how in your own pictures the Game Boy on the box doesn't have a bee on it...?

Nov 18, 2010 at 3:06:47 PM
myvideogames (39)

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yeah its probably a perfectly placed heat transfer. the guy i bought it from said his kid bought it unopened and only played it a couple times. it also came with CIB German game boy games. so i thought maybe it was also German but it says USA. it really looks unused. There's not even scratches were the cartridge goes in.

Nov 18, 2010 at 3:39:50 PM
Berserker (41)
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The only bee that would've made sense would've been the Hudson Bee.

Nov 18, 2010 at 5:08:10 PM
Enslaved (106)
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Yeah, i'm guessing that it was heat printed onto there somehow.

Sep 27, 2014 at 8:10:55 PM
flipflops (0)


I just recently found a GAMEBOY WITH THE EXACT same marking
The nintendo seal was broken but the original batteries were there still sealed in the original blister wrapping
You can tell the gameboy had never been used

The logo is not a sticker - it's 100 % smooth on the surface

2 different gameboys and this weird little bee logo placed on the exact same spot / with the exact same accuracy !???

Let's here some different theories

Could it have been a employee or developer gift

Edited: 09/27/2014 at 08:14 PM by flipflops

Sep 27, 2014 at 9:59:41 PM
buyatari2 (30)


This isn't a one off done by a bored child. Which company this was for I can not say but I believe this was done at a corporate level perhaps with or perhaps without Nintendo's knowledge and consent.

Sep 28, 2014 at 12:11:12 AM
flipflops (0)


This sounds more like it --- My initial thought is that some company that produced games or developed games for the gameboy at that time

I have seen and found other Nintendo items that are " branded " with a company logo ( examples gamecubes that have a company middle center cap )

Nov 7, 2014 at 2:08:47 AM
flipflops (0)


Anyone

Nov 7, 2014 at 3:43:41 AM
Portabello (91)

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I remember reading recently that these were done for corporate giveaways. Not sure if they were done by Nintendo or possibly just an outside party. The one I saw a picture of had the company name in a similar spot.

My other guess would be a parent had resources with their work to apply such a graphic onto plastic and custom made this for their kid as a gift or something.

Nov 7, 2014 at 3:52:11 AM
MAIL_BAG (75)
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Where is Gamemaster Howard....help?

Nov 8, 2014 at 8:46:27 AM
buyatari2 (30)


Originally posted by: MAIL_BAG

Where is Gamemaster Howard....help?

Possible but most likely not a Nintendo authorized action. Companies sometimes buy hot popular products at standard retail outlets, slap their logo on them and then use them as internal contest items at company parties etc. Sometimes engraving companies even suggest this. What will the employee want more, a tacky plaque or the newest electronic gadget with a company logo on it?

Nov 8, 2014 at 7:54:03 PM
mobiusclimber (103)
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Anyone know what company that's a logo for? I've seen it before and it's going to drive me crazy until I remember. XD

Nov 9, 2014 at 2:32:02 PM
kingPiano (0)

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Originally posted by: mobiusclimber

Anyone know what company that's a logo for? I've seen it before and it's going to drive me crazy until I remember. XD

There is an Aviation/Maritime comapny called Cee-Bee. Their old logo used to look very similar, I see what looks like an aviator logo on the bee's cap so this could have been a giveaway prize or award there.

Would also make sense that the logo might look so professional since they would already have the means to make high quality transfers and logos on almost anything.


Nov 11, 2014 at 1:53:00 AM
RequiemTempest (0)


I actually own another one of these GameBoys!

About a year ago, I asked about the logo on Reddit in /r/GameCollecting, and was linked to this particular thread. Going through my old posts, I decided to check back to see if there had been anything new and, what do you know, some replies here are only a few days old! Anyway, I was surprised, but I am hoping I may have some new information for you guys. However, I'm not sure how helpful it will be.

You can view my original post here: http://www.reddit.com/r/gamecollecting/comments/1ly8w7/i_fou...

To sum it up briefly, it seems that there are a total of three confirmed GameBoys with this logo (two mentioned in this particular thread, and mine). I am certain that, at the very least, mine and the original poster's GameBoys both have different serial numbers. However, there is no real logo that seems to match up when trying to do an image search on Google. I have emailed Nintendo, but they have no records of the GameBoy, so it must have been a company's logo of some kind, which is odd considering that the logo is nowhere to be found. Hope this helps! I'm really curious as to where this came from - I simply got mine at a garage sale with no box or anything that could give a hint as to where it came from.

Nov 11, 2014 at 5:27:04 PM
mobiusclimber (103)
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Someone should contact Cee-Bee and see what they have to say about it, LOL.