Activision Patches

We love this stuff. Back in the day, not only was Activision the pioneering third-party manufacturer of their era, but they even offered these very swank patches for attaining certain goals within their games. You met the challenge, took a picture of the TV screen, and Activision in return would send you the patch and a letter of congratulations. Pretty cool stuff, yet another reason to miss the old days. Special thanks to John Hardie, Jerry Greiner, and Mat Allen for filling in some of the holes as well!

Also, if you're interested in the value of a particular patch, be sure to check our online guide - just use "Activision patch" as the title!

Note: the commendation letters are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, which makes them perfect for punching, printing,
and adding to a custom collecting binder. If you need the utility to view these, click the above button to get it.

Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari Computers ColecoVision Commodore 64 Intellivision Rumor Mill

We'd be happy to be proven wrong on these - patches that appear in the manuals or in the annals of video gaming lore but not in any of our collections! If you've got one of these please send us a scan and tell us how you got it!



According to the Atari 5200 manual, if you sent your score in, you got THIS patch, which we've never seen. Click the patch to see the manual text.



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Last updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 02:55 PM