I was showing some folks earlier this week a few of my original big-box Lucasfilm classics for Amiga. I'd just finished Indiana Jones the week before and had decided my son and I would focus on Monkey Island next. I've never finished that game to the end. (I know! I know!)
Someone with a very keen eye asked me what the heck was going on with that sticker, and the IBM text we could see through the sticker in the lower-left?
With my heart in my throat I quickly ran to the box and snatched it up, pulling it close to my face. Had someone fooled me at some point and rebranded my box with an Amiga sticker taken off some other box? What the ...? I racked my brain and recalled the man I got it from was in California. He'd had that game (I was told) since back in the day. It even included his original maps and notes he'd made all those years ago when he was but a wee lad.
Anyway I took a hard look at that Amiga sticker. To my dread and shock, it was true. I could see "IBM" underneath my sticker!
But then... I grabbed my Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis box and took a closer look there, too.
And then Monkey Island 2.
And that's when it dawned on me. All of the Lucasfilm Games - or at least most - had IBM printed on every single original box. This would have been a savvy cost-saving tactic by them since most of their sales, realistically, would have been for PCs. Then, when a different platform needed a box, those all got stickers. And over the many years those stickers have started to become transluscent.
All this time it was right in front of me and it never dawned on me.