King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

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King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by tjk925 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:10 pm

Does anyone have this or know what I'm talking about?

I remember this insert in my KQ 7 big box version 2.0. It said something about ordering a 1996/1997? calendar with King's Quest artwork. I'm very interested in at least getting to view scans of it or even purchasing it.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a picture of it (the flyer) in my eBay searches and couldn't find much about the calendar anywhere.

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by tjk925 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:31 pm

Best I could find...

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:26 am

Don't recall ever seeing it either. Not heard anyone mention it. May be one of the things that they were going to produce but never saw the light of day.

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by tjk925 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:33 am

Tawmis wrote:Don't recall ever seeing it either. Not heard anyone mention it. May be one of the things that they were going to produce but never saw the light of day.
Yeah... that's a shame if so. I see pages like this, http://www.abebooks.com/9780879056667/C ... 056665/plp, that show some details for it and some pages that say it's out-of-print or out-of-stock. Got me excited :lol:

Then I saw this on a Google groups page:
FA: King's Quest 1996 Calendar + Hints - Sealed

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Popular Sierra game series calendar, factory sealed, includes hints to series.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dl ... 1160139493
Of course the record of the item is no longer available. If this really does exist, it could be one of the rarest video game-related items I've come across.

UPDATE: Found something else interesting... from http://www.larrylaffer.net/interaction/ ... l_1995.pdf

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Oh, simply let us count... but not to that end. :roll:
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Tawmis » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Collector or Rudy might know if they have ever come across it.

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Collector » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:19 am

I have not.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:29 pm

Now if we get Rudy in here - he's got a ton of Sierra collectable stuff. He might also know if it ever saw the light of day.

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Rudy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:51 am

Never seen it but I'll ask the others on FB.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by tjk925 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks for checking guys!
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Rudy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:54 am

I think it's safe to say that no such calendar has ever been made. Several Sierra alumni of that time say they are unaware of it ever being made.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Daventry » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:23 pm

I actually do have a copy of this!

I remember I saw an ad for it in Interaction and had my dad order it for me. I think we must have called in at the end of 1996, the year it was made for, because we got it for really cheap (less than 5 bucks I believe). Really great - and apparently really rare - KQ item, with high-res screens of all the box art plus a bunch of random King's Quest VII pics, such as the cover to Peter Spear's stand-alone hintbook.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Daventry » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:39 pm

I just took some quick pictures for those interested. Sorry for the quality/lighting, I was in a hurry.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by Jules » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:44 pm

That's so cool!!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Daventry!

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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by tjk925 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:30 pm

Awesome Daventry! :drool:

Very rare indeed. Those are the first screens I've seen of the actual calendar.
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Re: King's Quest 1996 Calendar?

Post by AndreaDraco » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:03 am

Wow! I really did think it didn't exist. Thanks Daventry!
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