Auction: Hazard Duty (November 12, 2007)

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Here's a last minute warning about an interesting Wing Commander auction: an 'early typo box' for Wing Commander IV (here). It's got a behind-the-screens story that's worth preserving in our archives:
You are bidding on a unopened, new-in-box first run printing of Wing Commander IV - The Price of Freedom. What makes this box unusual is the type on the front of the sleeve. In the lower right corner, just above the Origin logo, it reads "Biologigal Hazard Risk." Why do I know so much about this box and the typo? I was the packaging design supervisor for Origin Systems when Wing Commander IV was released. And I was the sod who designed the box and didn't catch the typo on sign-off. Neither did anyone else in the marketing department for that matter, well at least until after the boxes had already hit the shelves. The typo was fixed for the second printing of the game. This game has been in my archives (in a box in the closet) since 1996 and is in excellent condition. Here is your chance to own a truly obscure piece of gaming history and in pristine condition no less. A truly unique piece of Wing Commander memorabilia!
The box is being offered by former Origin artist Trey Hermann, who was kind enough toshow us some of his Wing Commander Prophecy and Privateer 3 a while back! Bid quick - the auction ends late tonight.




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Original update published on November 12, 2007
 
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Griakth

Guest
Thats what I have!!

To good to look up. I checked my box on the shelf and have the same one. The Sleave says Bioloigcal Hazard Risk while the box says Decompression Risk!! Too Cool....
 

Thunderbolt

Rear Admiral
Oh Wow I just checked my WC4 box and it has that exact typo on it. Thats interesting. I never noticed it until now :D

Thanks for bringing that up
 

Aplha 1-1

Spaceman
Woot I also have the Surface Ground/ Biological Hazard Risk box :D
Speaking of the boxes, I have two different Priv2 boxes: the black one, blue eye and the one with the 2 ships, whats the story behind that?
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
Woot I also have the Surface Ground/ Biological Hazard Risk box :D
Speaking of the boxes, I have two different Priv2 boxes: the black one, blue eye and the one with the 2 ships, whats the story behind that?
The eye one is the UK edition, whereas the ships one is the standard box seen in North America
 
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