Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Video Games & Catalogs

Back in my pre-Internet youth... Nothing was more important than the giant catalogs that came from Sears, Service Merchandise and others. Remember any of these systems from the early 80's? Own one? If you did, then you are old...
1983 was the year of the video game crash and that year’s Sears Wishbook was chock full of the detritus of a bloated dying industry. You got the handhelds, Vectrex, Gemini, Colecovision, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 in this issue. Along with some great games and accessories. My favorite is the Handsome Hassock storage system on Page 9. I would love one of those now. [Read More! Click on thumbnail to see full page scans.]

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