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While there are several collector's guides for games themselves, I've noticed there doesn’t seem to be a good list of console box variants anywhere. There is an old list on the Sega-16 forum from ~10 years ago, but it only covers some of the Genesis Model 2's variants, and unfortunately all of the image links are long-defunct. So I spent some time these past few weeks researching and putting together a list and images of all the variants for the North American Genesis models 1-3, CD model 1 & 2, 32X add-on, CDX, X’EYE, and Nomad that I could find. I’ll break this up into a few posts due to the number of images. Front and back images have been provided, where available.
Note: This should not be regarded as a complete list, I will update it as more are found/images provided, so please feel free to contribute!

Genesis Model 1
US Base System (No Pack-in) Variants
1)    Base model – game not included, "The Core System" badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner:

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2)    “Eternal Champions” sticker, "The Core System" badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner. I was on the fence about including this one, it doesn’t really look like the kind of sticker Sega would slap on there before shipping to a store, but I could be wrong... I’m open to opinions about this:

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US Game Pack-In Variants
1)    “Arcade Hit! Altered Beast” badge on right side:

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2)     “Arcade Hit! Altered Beast” badge on right side, "Value Pak" badge on left side:
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3)    “Fighting System” (Streets of Rage 2) badge in bottom-right corner, “Leader of 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner, red/yellow background:

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4)    “Sonic System” badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner:

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5)     “Sonic the Hedgehog” badge in bottom-right corner is a little bigger than the below variant, “Includes Inside” text at bottom-left is only one line, “Leader of 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner:

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6)    “Sonic the Hedgehog” badge in bottom-right corner is a little smaller than the above variant, “Includes Inside” text at bottom-left is two lines, “Leader of 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner:

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7)    “Sonic the Hedgehog” badge in bottom-right corner is smaller (like the above variant), “Includes Inside” text at bottom-left is two lines, “Leader of 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner, “Value Pak” sticker (box includes Columns & 2nd controller):

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8.)    Two carts included: “Sonic the Hedgehog” badge in bottom-right corner is bigger than the above variant, "Taz in Escape from Mars" badge on left, “Includes Inside” text at bottom-left is one line, “Leader of 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner, “Value Pak” sticker (box includes Columns & 2nd controller):

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Canadian Base System (No Pack-in) Variants
1)    English/French language, “The Core System ” badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner, "$50 Rebate" sticker on the left:

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2)    English/French language, “The Core System ” badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner, no "Rebate" sticker:

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3)    English/French language, blank box (no “Core”/”16-Bit Revolution” badges):

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Canadian Game Pack-in Variants

1)    “Arcade Hit! Altered Beast” badge on right side, English/French language:

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2)    English/French language, “The Sonic System ” badge in bottom-right corner, “Join the 16-Bit Revolution” badge in top-left corner:

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3)    English/French language, “Sonic The Hedgehog” badge in top-right corner:

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Genesis Model 2

 

US Base System (No Pack-in) Variants
1)    “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner:

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2)    No “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner (purple “sound” banner removed, blue banner says “Great Games Available”):

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3)    No “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner (purple “sound” banner removed, blue banner says “500+ Games Available”):

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US Game Pack-In Variants
1)    “6-Pak 6-In-1 Genesis Classics” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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2)    “6 Games Inside” (6-Pak cartridge) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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3)    “College Football's National Championship” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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4)    “College Football's National Championship II Pack” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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5)    “Columns” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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6)    “Eternal Champions” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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7)     “Garfield Caught In The Act” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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8.)    “Homerun Pack” (World Series Baseball) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner. Comes with stadium seat cushion:

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9)    “The Lion King Pack” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the bottom-left corner, jungle leaves background:

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10)    “Aladdin and The Lion King" badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the bottom-left corner, green "Includes" sticker below colored banners, jungle leaves background:

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11)    “Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers / Columns” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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12)    “NFL '95 / Comix Zone Pack” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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13)    “Sega Sports NFL Pack” (NFL ’95) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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14)    “Sega Sports System” badge at top-center, “NFL Football ‘94” badge at left side, two colored banners in the bottom-right corner, football field turf background:

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15)     “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner:

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16)    “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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17)    Very small “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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18.)    “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner, sticker for free 2nd game in the top-right corner:

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19)    “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge, two colored banners in the top-left corner, sticker for free 2nd game in the top-right corner:

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20)    “Sonic & Knuckles” badge in bottom-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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21)    “Sub Terrania” badge in bottom-right corner, "Includes Sonic 3" sticker in upper-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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22)    “Super Sports Pack” badge in bottom-right corner (NBA Action '94, NFL '95, NHL All-Star Hockey '95), no “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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23)     “SuperSonic System” (Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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24)    “Sonic Spinball” badge in top-left corner, two colored banners in the bottom-right corner:

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25)    “Sonic Spinball” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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26)    “Touchdown Pack” badge in bottom-right corner (Prime Time NFL Starring Deion Sanders), two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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27)     “Vectorman” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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28.)     “Vectorman 2” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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29)     “Wal-mart Special Buy” (Greatest Heavyweights & Wimbledon Championship Tennis) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner (thanks, @Teh_Lurv! ) :

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The front of the box should have the same sticker shown on the side (far right), but the owner unfortunately peeled it off:

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(I enhanced it as best I could)

 

30)    “X-Men” badge in bottom-right corner, "X-Men T-Shirt" sticker in upper-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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I've also been made aware of this list of Not For Resale genesis carts on Sega-16 (thanks, @supergamboy! ) ; These are all games that have "Not For Resale" variants that I haven't found console box variants for yet (I've included them here since pack-ins seem to be minimal for the Model 1, and the Model 3 doesn't seem to have any at all):

1)    Aladdin
2)    Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble
3)    Comix Zone
4)    Eternal Champions
5)    Fatal Labyrinth?
6)    Last Action Hero
7)    Lost World, The: Jurassic Park
8.)     Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
9)    NHL All-Star Hockey 95
10)    Ranger X
11)    Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (individual, not bundled w/ Sonic & Knuckles)
12)    Sub-Terrania
13)    Vectorman 2
14)    X-Men

 


Canadian Base System (No Pack-in) Variants
1)    English/French language, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner:

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2)    English/French language, no “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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Canadian Game Pack-In Variants

1)    English/French language, “6 Games Inside” (6-Pak cartridge) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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2)    English/French language, “The Lion King Pack” badge in top-right corner, two colored banners in the bottom-left corner, jungle leaves background:

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3)    English/French language, “Mega Deal Value Pack” (6-Pak cartridge) badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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4)    English/French language, “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner:

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5)    English/French language, “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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6)    English/French language, “Sonic 2 System” badge in bottom-right corner, "Bonus Ecco the Dolphin" badge at bottom-center, no “New Compact Design!” badge, two colored banners in the top-left corner:

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7)    English/French language,  “Sonic Spinball” badge in bottom-right corner, two colored banners in the top-left corner, no “New Compact Design!” badge:

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There are also a few more Canadian variants listed on the SegaRetro site without images, so I'm keeping them separate for now:

1)    NFL Football '94 Starring Joe MontanaGenesis: The Core System
2)    Genesis Bonus Offer - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 w/ NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana
 

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Genesis Model 3
1)    “The Core System” badge in bottom-right corner:

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Haven’t found any variants (pack-in or otherwise) for the Model 3

 

Sega CD Model 1
1)    “New Sega CD” badge in top-left corner:

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Haven’t found any variants for the CD Model 1

 

Sega CD Model 2
Game Pack-Ins
1)    “Sewer Shark” badge in bottom-right corner, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner. This is the most common variant:

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2)    “Action System” text in the top-left corner, “Tomcat Alley” badge at the left side, two colored banners in the bottom-left corner, yellow/red sky/ocean background:

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3)    “Sega Sports System” badge at the top, “Joe Montana’s NFL Football” badge at the left side, three colored banners in the bottom-left corner:

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Canada Variants
1)    English/French language, “Sewer Shark” badge in bottom-right corner, “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner, three colored banners in the top-left corner:

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2)    English/French language, “Sewer Shark” badge in bottom-right corner, “$150 Value” sticker, three colored banners in the top-left corner. Note that the “New Compact Design!” badge in top-right corner appears to be blank, not sure if this is typical for all of these variants or just a one-off misprint:

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Sega 32X Add-On
Launch Edition
1)    No game pack-in badges, no “Compatible with all units” sticker in bottom-left corner (Note that the Canadian launch variant has this sticker, so there may be a US variant with it):

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2)    “$60 off” coupon badge in the top-right corner, “Compatible with all units” sticker in bottom-left corner:

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Game Pack-Ins
1)    “Cosmic Carnage/Doom” sticker on box, no “New Compact Design!” badge (Note: I couldn’t find a non-“Reconditioned” version, so it’s not out of the question that all “Cosmic Carnage/Doom” releases might be reconditioned):

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2)    “Doom” sticker on box, no “New Compact Design!” badge (Note that the Canadian “Doom” variant has this badge, so there may be a US variant with it):

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3)    “Star Wars Arcade” sticker on box, “New Compact Design!” badge in the bottom-left corner:

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4)    “Virtua Fighter” sticker on box, “New Compact Design!” badge in the bottom-left corner:

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Canada Variants
1)    English/French language, no game pack-in badges, “Compatible with all units” sticker in bottom-left corner:

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2)    “Doom” sticker on box, “New Compact Design!” badge (Note that the Canadian “Doom” variant has this badge, so there may be a US variant with it):

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3)    “Virtua Fighter” sticker on box, “New Compact Design!” badge in the bottom-left corner:

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Sega CDX
Launch Edition
1)    “Comes with 3 CDs” badge in the bottom-right corner:

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Canada Variants
1)    Same as US launch edition, English/French language white sticker at the bottom of the box:

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JVC X’EYE
1)    Basic launch edition, “Includes Free CDs” badge in the top-right corner:

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2)    Red box variant, “Includes Free CDs” sticker in the top-right corner (thanks, dballin! ) :

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Sega Nomad
1)    Basic launch edition, “Remove protective cover” sticker on box (can be multiple locations, or not at all):

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Haven’t found any variants for the Nomad

 

Refurbished/Reconditioned
While looking for variants, I found a handful of various consoles with one of the three following gray triangle-shaped stickers in the corner:
“This product has been reconditioned to its original specifications for electrical performance. It has been 100% tested by Sega of America, Inc. The electrical performance of this product is warranted under the terms of our written limited warranty. This warranty does not apply to the cosmetic appearance of this product.”
“This product has been reconditioned to its original specifications by Majesco Sales, Inc. The electrical performance of this product is warranted under the terms of our written limited warranty. This warrant does not apply to the cosmetic appearance of this product.”
“Refurbished or remanufactured and 100% inspected by Sega of America, Inc. Manufacturer’s original limited warranty applies”

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I don’t feel these should be counted as true variants as they were likely just returned products that were repaired/tested and resold, but it’s worth noting they’re out there. Here are the examples I found:


1)    Genesis Model 2 – Core System (Reconditioned - Sega):

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2)    Genesis Model 3 (Reconditioned - Majesco):

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3)    CD Model 2 (Reconditioned - Sega):

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4)    CD Model 2  (Refurbished):

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5)    32X Add-on  (Reconditioned - Sega):

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20 hours ago, supergamboy said:

Wow, fantastic work!

Many carts with NFR stickers came out of Model 2 console boxes. This Sega-16 list may give a little insight for some possible systems missing from your list:

http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?32537-List-of-Genesis-Not-for-Resale-cart-releases

Thanks! Yea it took some time to go thru and find all these examples then piece the pictures together, but I think it was well worth the effort. Hopefully it will be helpful to others! I already see a few titles in this list that aren't listed above, so I'll have to be on the lookout for console box pictures!

 

7 hours ago, dballin said:

There are at least two versions of the red box X'Eye.

Thanks for letting me know! I'll be on the lookout for pictures to add to the list

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Nice work. I think I can help further flush out that list. One of the CIB Genesis consoles in my collection is a WalMart store exclusive sports bundle. The box is a Model 2 Core System box with a sticker slapped over the Core System label along with different cardboard internals.

Unfortunately, whoever owned the box originally scratched off most of the sticker on the front of the box, so I included a shot of the side profile:

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On 12/10/2019 at 1:12 AM, Teh_Lurv said:

Nice work. I think I can help further flush out that list. One of the CIB Genesis consoles in my collection is a WalMart store exclusive sports bundle. The box is a Model 2 Core System box with a sticker slapped over the Core System label along with different cardboard internals.

Thank you, added!

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Major update! So I found out that apparently SegaRetro already had a list of console box variants for the model 1/2 Genesis (though incomplete and not very detailed), so I've been able to add over 20 new variants to my list! Included are new core systems, US pack in variants, and Canadian variants! The one thing I've still not been able to find are any Mexican system variants, there must be at least one given that they at least had Chavez II as a Mexican-exclusive release...

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