Coleco Donkey Kong Jr Tabletop Arcade Prototype Mockup
(Coleco - 1983)
Coleco came out with a line of miniaturized versions of popular arcade hits in the early 1980s. Donkey Kong Jr was one of the planned games to put it into one of these sleek tabletop arcade cabinets with a VFD screen. But after making two mockups for marketing pictures... one for catalog and promotional pictures and the TV commercial and the other to the division responsible for the marketing material for the Perma Power AC adapter... Coleco instead came to the decision to use the existing Nintendo LCD model with a totally different body style than the rest of the units in the line.
So this design for the Donkey Kong Junior game was never brought into production. The cohesiveness of the lineup of Coleco mini arcade cabinet tabletop games is shattered with the Nintendo case and the use of an LCD screen instead of a luminescent VFD screen as was intended by the original design. Having an original design Donkey Kong Jr mockup is the crown jewel or holy grail of any Coleco tabletop arcade game collection.
Sales would have been much better if they had stayed with the original design instead of the Nintendo Game and Watch design... and the omission of the Berzerk and Omega Race units, which were cancelled as well, hurt the sales of the collection as a whole.
- Erik Schubach
My Donkey Kong Jr Coleco Tabletop Collection
These are the Coleco Donkey Kong Jr tabletop (handheld) arcade items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Coleco Donkey Kong items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Coleco Donkey Kong Jr Tabletop Arcade Mockup (x1)
Perma Power Power AC Adapter w/Donkey Kong Jr on package (x2)
Electronic Games Magazine June 1983 w/Donkey Kong Jr Photo Inside (x1)
Electronic Games Magazine July 1983 w/Donkey Kong Jr Photo Inside (x2)
Donkey Kong Jr Coleco Tabletop Items Wanted
I will buy your Donkey Kong Junior Coleco tabletop items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Coleco Donkey Kong Jr Tabletop Arcade Mockup or Prototype
Perma Power Power AC Adapter w/Donkey Kong Jr on package
Magazines or promotianal material w/Donkey Kong Jr Tabletop Arcade
Donkey Kong Coleco Jr Tabletop Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Donkey Kong Jr Coleco tabletop arcade mockup items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME
Perma Power Power AC Adapter w/Donkey Kong Jr on package (x1)
Electronic Games Magazine July 1983 w/Donkey Kong Jr Photo Inside (x1)