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Title: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 15, 2012, 17:56:36 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LLq8pryk3Kk/UMy5KU_WMDI/AAAAAAAACos/fysluhqP0TU/s466/tumblr_mezjtftexa1qd4q8ao1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on December 15, 2012, 19:51:05 PM
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/zapiy/OceanSoftwareLtd.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 15, 2012, 19:53:32 PM
(http://community.retromags.com/gallery/?module=images&section=img_ctrl&img=2366&file=medium)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on December 15, 2012, 20:11:46 PM
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/zapiy/RVG/amigacdukad_zps4af0bdc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 15, 2012, 22:13:01 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/robo12.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 15, 2012, 22:22:25 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/atari_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 16, 2012, 09:16:15 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7qb63xqvE1qd4q8ao1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 16, 2012, 13:11:54 PM
(http://www.spectravideo.org/gallery/Sv318AdWithMsxLogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on December 16, 2012, 16:02:22 PM
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/zapiy/RVG/heroquestgremlininteractive_zps838ca3b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 17, 2012, 21:40:48 PM
(http://www.atarimania.com/pubs/hi_res/atari-2600-cross-force-nexar-planet-patrol-ad-uk.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 17, 2012, 22:19:21 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCEYBeSpxQhwMO1pWVcjofUhJ5wGogydJDTpWK1Zro4n71p9hx)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 18, 2012, 07:30:51 AM
(http://ukresistance.co.uk/pics3/segaviz3.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 18, 2012, 21:38:14 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/cardap10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 18, 2012, 21:40:43 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/vectre10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 18, 2012, 21:42:19 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/ultra010.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 18, 2012, 22:18:02 PM
(http://images.crispygamer.com/public/gameads/28.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 19, 2012, 01:54:04 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5300/5433678182_942ffa9009_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 20, 2012, 17:50:57 PM
Classic Trek!!!

Been on the search for these cards. They came in two seperate issues of GamePro magazine. I have half of the set. Mutant League Football for the Mega Drive Genesis.
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mutant10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mutant11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 20, 2012, 18:32:31 PM
Sears catalogue:

(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/09/sears-catalog-1992-pg500-lynx_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on December 20, 2012, 18:37:50 PM
it's crazy that they all used TV screen grabs to get screen shots, yet there was digitizers out there that could of give them superior grabs, even back then..plus wasn't all this software created on a computer at one stage?..what was stopping them using the computer images of the graphics when they where created...one to think about :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 20, 2012, 19:13:45 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Classic Trek!!!

Well, no.† This is Classic Trek!† ;)

(http://www.tomheroes.com/images4/GAMEAD%20star%20trek.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 20, 2012, 19:38:49 PM
LOL! Yes, that is classic Trek!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 20, 2012, 20:35:41 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5300/5433678182_942ffa9009_z.jpg)
LOL'd at the details of that 'Double Feature Savings Offer' - one could be forgiven for thinking Atari had some excess stock of the E.T. game on their hands!† 8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Sureshot on December 20, 2012, 20:38:43 PM
I love utterly ridiculous ad/stock photo models:

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k287/Sureshotte/first.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k287/Sureshotte/tumblr_ljb1ek4zwg1qhn52yo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 20, 2012, 20:41:27 PM
(http://gameit.ru/img/1982/game_ads/09.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 20, 2012, 21:47:35 PM
Quote from: "Sureshot"
I love utterly ridiculous ad/stock photo models:

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k287/Sureshotte/first.jpg)

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k287/Sureshotte/tumblr_ljb1ek4zwg1qhn52yo1_500.jpg)
... and yet those classic adverts still somehow seem less cringeworthy than the various 'lifestyle' adverts from Sony and Nintendo these past few years!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 20, 2012, 21:58:24 PM
7800 advert

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2lbsaq3rI1rn2om3o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 20, 2012, 21:59:35 PM
Ah, now I can.  That looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 01:21:36 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/looney10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 01:55:30 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/clayfi11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: dcultrapro on December 24, 2012, 09:11:44 AM
I posted this one a while ago on my Facebook page, I've attached it as its not hosted at the moment
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 17:03:54 PM
Another Classic Ultrapro!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 17:04:05 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/avp_110.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 17:14:12 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/busby10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 24, 2012, 17:17:14 PM
Happy Holidays!
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/th10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/neogeo10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Rogue Trooper on December 24, 2012, 17:38:51 PM
Loving this thread.The latest batch? AVP and the '...could'nt keep his hands off me' one's in particular were superb.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 24, 2012, 22:44:34 PM
(http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Sinclair_ZX_Spectrum/Advert/big/Vixen_-_1988_-_Martech_Games.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Rogue Trooper on December 25, 2012, 00:00:43 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
(http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Sinclair_ZX_Spectrum/Advert/big/Vixen_-_1988_-_Martech_Games.jpg)
LOL, i auctually phoned the message line for this when the advert appeared, i was young....
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2012, 03:14:48 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/sockst10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/powerm10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/speedr10.jpg)

Vaporware? At least Speed Racer made it to the SNES.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 29, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Here is a great Atari 7800 advert for Alien Brigade, especially interesting as it shows the unreleased red version of the XF-1 light gun.

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/alien_brigade_zpsa3f93900.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2012, 17:12:31 PM
I like the red better than the XE white. Wonder why they didn't release the red version?
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2012, 17:27:35 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/dungeo10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mighta10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/lunara10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/unchar10.jpg)

Spent lot of time playing Lunar and Uncharted Waters.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 30, 2012, 00:09:39 AM
(http://static.thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/dreamcast-virtual-tennis-ad.jpg)

(http://static.thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Phantasy-Star-Online-ad.jpg)

(http://static.thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Game-Keeper-Ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 30, 2012, 00:55:57 AM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
(http://static.thegamershub.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/dreamcast-virtual-tennis-ad.jpg)

Gross!!!† LOL
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 30, 2012, 13:43:36 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VV740vgZbj0/UOBA2ShIg4I/AAAAAAAAAFE/t2PC3-n53d0/s509/arcade_hall_of_fame.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 30, 2012, 13:44:39 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ARoqqlJ9ygg/UOA8UqZa8tI/AAAAAAAAAEY/vYG5WVK62AM/s509/the_goonies.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 30, 2012, 13:55:30 PM
Another great 7800 advert:

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/ikari_7800_large_zpse30ea284.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on December 30, 2012, 13:57:37 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WjaB94kpWrU/UOBFxqccnAI/AAAAAAAAAGU/Ca0G5Pm2g8A/s646/ocean_xmas86.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 30, 2012, 14:22:18 PM
(http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/images/1980s/86_Atari_7800/7800_print-01_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 31, 2012, 20:04:09 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/vectre11.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/o2_sea10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 31, 2012, 21:02:11 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/coleco10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/5200_m11.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/o2_que10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/je11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 31, 2012, 21:03:47 PM
They are great Onthinice!  8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on December 31, 2012, 21:09:19 PM
Thanks!
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/neo_ge11.jpg)
Happy New Year Everyone!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on January 01, 2013, 19:03:03 PM
??? ???

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zOcR_Tjrzak/UOMxukaYEzI/AAAAAAAAALE/siNvhQCN8Lo/s414/joystick%21.png)

At last! no need for a potentially dangerous interface. Daley Thomson's Decathlon on this would total the poor speccy in the first 100 meter dash.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on January 01, 2013, 20:28:41 PM
Ideal because those Speccy keyboards never went wrong
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 02, 2013, 01:49:40 AM
Love that Coleco Gemini ad, first console I ever owned!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on January 02, 2013, 02:02:35 AM
Quote from: "Carl"
... Daley Thomson's Decathlon on this would total the poor speccy in the first 100 meter dash.
Too funny!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on January 03, 2013, 19:05:09 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543885_115301918642175_1677151327_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on January 03, 2013, 19:06:19 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196836_115227035316330_1675424086_n.png)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543962_115227091982991_38830922_n.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Carlos on January 03, 2013, 19:07:29 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/75347_114896308682736_858756723_n.png)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538373_114896258682741_1371209675_n.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on January 07, 2013, 03:39:33 AM
This is a very unique advertisement that was shown at movie theaters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... FvKQuml5s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1bFvKQuml5s#)!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on January 07, 2013, 19:10:24 PM
(http://www.forsyard.com/images/19891990/genesisDoesItAllAd.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 12, 2013, 04:41:20 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/sttng10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/sttng110.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/star110.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/star210.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on January 12, 2013, 04:44:20 AM
I like those games!  :) 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 12, 2013, 04:46:48 AM
I agree. Never played those titles but they do look cool.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 12, 2013, 04:47:03 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/aero10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/aero210.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 12, 2013, 05:01:07 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/lone_r10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/gun_sm10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/sunset10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on January 14, 2013, 23:04:13 PM
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/486326_120011251504575_395458341_n_zps7d443382.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on January 15, 2013, 23:38:29 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
(http://getfile5.posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/worldofkitsch/fTYXtgvmvSNgrnKmgdvooMSOezfCJJjLP43gJPd8ovGTwRqfVuD7tyX6m6im/5image.jpeg)

The ad' states, "For exciting gameplay you will need the Amstrad joystick".

Erm...† :P
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 18, 2013, 15:52:25 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/atari_13.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/game_s10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/astroc10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/game_r10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on January 18, 2013, 17:17:11 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/atari_13.jpg)

Loving that ad'!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on January 18, 2013, 17:35:42 PM
Seen as we have snow everywhere . . . . . .

(http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/pics3/segaviz3.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 29, 2013, 02:15:40 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tengen10.jpg)

Ok Tengen, what happenend to Hard Drivin, Police Academy and James Bond?
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on January 29, 2013, 08:06:38 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tengen10.jpg)

Ok Tengen, what happenend to Hard Drivin, Police Academy and James Bond?

Nintendo, that's what!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengen_%28 ... 29#History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengen_%28company%29#History)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 30, 2013, 01:15:19 AM
LOL Funny thing is Tetris is not on the ad. Wonder if it was before or after?
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 14:31:03 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/game_c10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/empire10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/death_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 14:36:24 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/3do_tr10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/3do10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/3do110.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/3do210.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 15:03:02 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/16-bit10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tg_110.jpg)(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tg_210.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tg_310.jpg)(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tg_410.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on January 31, 2013, 15:04:42 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/empire10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/death_10.jpg)

Officially awesome! Thanks for posting, 'ice.† :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 15:08:47 PM
Your Welcome!
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/game_m10.jpg)
It makes Pac-Man better!!!!!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 31, 2013, 15:11:27 PM
Very cool ads Ice!  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on January 31, 2013, 15:12:37 PM
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/cu3100099_zpsf7d51997.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 15:19:20 PM
Thanks! Nice Laird! 8)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/gargoy10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/super10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/tick10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on January 31, 2013, 19:46:00 PM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/cbsmad10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/bluepr10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mounta10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/joyboa11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 02:23:38 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/amidar10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/gi_joe10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/jedi_a10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/qbert11.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/spider10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 02:25:49 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/intell10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/intell11.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/master10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mattel11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 02:40:03 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/69927110.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/1984_x10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 02:46:50 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/donkey10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/donkey13.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/memorb10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/memorb11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on February 06, 2013, 02:53:41 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/69927110.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/1984_x10.jpg)

Brilliant.† :) :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 02:54:59 AM
Thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on February 06, 2013, 03:19:54 AM
You have some great scans!

Parker Brothers really did do nice adverts!  8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 06, 2013, 14:19:18 PM
Thanks!!!!† I am a comic book fan/collector.† I try to get the best scans possible.
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/mario10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/burger10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/moonpa10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 06, 2013, 20:40:54 PM
[align=center:ce0ijcpn](http://www.tomheroes.com/images/coleco.jpg)

(http://www.tomheroes.com/images5/GAMEAD_colecovision_super_action_controller.jpg)

(http://7minutemiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IntroducingColecoVision-850x644.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4C1ZwEub0Po/S5KrJ1RogSI/AAAAAAAABUY/MMqPcPEcinE/s400/spectravideo_colecovision.jpg)[/align:ce0ijcpn]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 02:23:59 AM
Awesome TrekMD! I really like that Quickshot III!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:02:49 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/midway10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:04:04 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/coleco11.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:09:55 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/kiosk10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:13:32 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/freewa10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/frostb10.jpg)
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/grandp10.gif)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 07, 2013, 03:16:42 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/kiosk10.jpg)

That's really cool! Never seen it before.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:21:53 AM
I thought so as well. I used to have an old display unit that Ames or Hills Department stores used for there video game setups. Not very fancy but it worked.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2013, 03:22:09 AM
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/wings10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on February 07, 2013, 03:30:38 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
(http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/17/65/85/95/midway10.jpg)

Simply awesome!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on February 07, 2013, 20:29:33 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4C1ZwEub0Po/S5KrJ1RogSI/AAAAAAAABUY/MMqPcPEcinE/s400/spectravideo_colecovision.jpg)[/center]

Wow, I never such a thing existed. Not exactly ergonomic but cool all the same!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 07, 2013, 21:53:05 PM
I found interesting how they set up the keyboard on that particular joystick.  It is opposite of what we normally would see.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on April 07, 2013, 16:57:40 PM
(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/08/NESknitting-610x823.jpg)

Yes that is a real advert and not a Photoshop effort!

Quoted from the advert,

Quote
The Nintendo Knitting Machine is just one more example of the innovative thinking that keeps Nintendo on the cutting edge of video technology.

 :24: :24:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on April 07, 2013, 22:32:45 PM
:21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: AmigaJay on April 07, 2013, 23:48:33 PM
That's awesome as they say! I bet if you actually owned one some sad git would pay thousands for one because its linked to Nintendo.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on April 17, 2013, 03:21:47 AM
(http://i70.servimg.com/u/f70/17/65/85/95/egm_0310.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Bobinator on April 22, 2013, 15:09:03 PM
(http://101.imagebam.com/download/B9GL_s09mFmzl8OkzIocTA/23348/233472932/ad_Cyberswine.jpg)

Hey, it might be a glorified choose your own adventure with no real interaction besides binary choices, but at least it's honest about it.

(http://101.imagebam.com/download/vjRQnJQWkVhrczBY3UDxMA/23685/236840360/ad_The-Neverhood.jpg)

Yes, the entire game looks like this. It's quite pretty.

(http://104.imagebam.com/download/spEpLFIebYEaA5jHZJ-2Zw/24454/244538156/ad_Captain-America-_-Genesi.jpg)

Good game. Shame about the sucky ports.

I've got a ton more. As soon as they, y'know, load.

(http://108.imagebam.com/download/_hPLJSCQAtBLz-52bzchUA/24586/245859738/ad_Dark-Rift.jpg)

Dark Rift: Because sooner or later, you'll have to play SOMETHING besides Killer Instinct Gold, and you already have Mortal Kombat Trilogy on the PS1.

(http://106.imagebam.com/download/NoG01IICil5JIUzYXBnJGQ/23068/230678690/ad_Reality-Quest_Glove_02.jpg)

I'm trying to figure out how you hold this thing, and my mind is drawing a complete blank. Seriously, what is this.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on April 22, 2013, 15:22:13 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
(http://106.imagebam.com/download/NoG01IICil5JIUzYXBnJGQ/23068/230678690/ad_Reality-Quest_Glove_02.jpg)

I'm trying to figure out how you hold this thing, and my mind is drawing a complete blank. Seriously, what is this.

Some tat for PS1 made by a company dumb enough to think that aping the universally derided NES Power Glove was a good idea.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on April 22, 2013, 19:22:08 PM
Some this take me back.. awesome.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on April 23, 2013, 11:23:16 AM
Collectors Pin in the Captain America box. Reminds me of how cereal boxes used to have prizes 8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on May 04, 2013, 05:40:31 AM
(http://i79.servimg.com/u/f79/17/65/85/95/earthw10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on May 04, 2013, 05:42:35 AM
(http://i79.servimg.com/u/f79/17/65/85/95/jedi_a10.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2013, 19:33:39 PM
Here is a rare Activision for Intellivision ad that the folks from Intellivision Revolution found!

[align=center:1dgqq8ma](http://www.intellivisionrevolution.com/files/resized/94443/482;669;4c47b5ae5dcbc2c9f31b25e5ca78ceddfe8af874.jpg)[/align:1dgqq8ma]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 28, 2013, 19:58:43 PM
Loving that 'Activision for Intellivision' ad, Trek. There's something curiously 'cool' in these days of relatively super-slick marketing to look back on such seemingly 'cobbled together in ten minutes' old magazine videogame ads. Great stuff.  :1:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2013, 20:05:10 PM
Simple but effective marketing.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 03, 2013, 23:08:38 PM
[align=center:mmt6ytkb](https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MPsx_PkkNKs/Uk1ObrgXaYI/AAAAAAAATj0/443PJtf4Mgs/w502-h723-no/1382075_652391708117141_589656846_n.jpg)[/align:mmt6ytkb]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on October 03, 2013, 23:35:41 PM
Nice NGPC ad' there. Here's another that's a little more... cheeky!

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md338lNKBS1qd4q8ao1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: DreamcastRIP on October 03, 2013, 23:38:19 PM
Gotta chuckle at this Neo Geo AES ad' too!

(http://www.videogameobsession.com/neogeo/articles/Neo-Geo-Hotdog.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 04, 2013, 00:47:07 AM
Cheeks and hot dogs.¬† Quite the ad campaign!¬†  :21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 11, 2013, 19:57:14 PM
[align=center:2izuzhr9](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bouU2tUKeJU/UlhA-kMOjFI/AAAAAAAAUW4/xobT17w77wI/w500-h658-no/1377220_656449257711386_846020669_n.jpg)[/align:2izuzhr9]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on October 11, 2013, 20:28:35 PM
[align=center:19a6xkso](https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1236642_200212826817750_646837815_n.jpg)[/align:19a6xkso]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on October 13, 2013, 18:39:06 PM
[align=center:6pa10v7p](https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1391777_209274309244935_1272297236_n.jpg)[/align:6pa10v7p]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 15, 2013, 01:58:59 AM
[align=center:14iwj0tl](https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AY6aorh_IL4/UlxP0SQTvLI/AAAAAAAAUj8/2HGKryEspPE/w480-h716-no/1174654_658486550840990_1262530392_n.jpg)[/align:14iwj0tl]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 15, 2013, 18:39:22 PM
Here is something that I saw posted over in Google+...

[align=center:2r4jhyb1](https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EpRo88xWMfE/Uq32wOFhINI/AAAAAAAAW9I/S6z29n0m8rw/w496-h722-no/1468642_690690264287285_1524226603_n.jpg)[/align:2r4jhyb1]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on December 16, 2013, 18:35:18 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/486326_120011251504575_395458341_n_zps7d443382.jpg)

My first computer!

I luckily had the colour monitor version, and a tonne of games although some were way beyond my years e.g. I was 5/6 when I had it and Dun Darach was utterly beyond my comprehension!

From a collection of old ads at a favourite site of mine (old computers)

(http://www.old-computers.com/fun/stupid_scans/stupid_commodore-executive-64.jpg)

I'll include caption for it:

"This guy has so much power in his hands that he has attracted two girls (so far) in his swimming-pool !

Notice the classical symbol of the 80s adverts : the glass of orange juice with a straw..."
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 16, 2013, 20:50:17 PM
Classy! 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TL on December 16, 2013, 21:39:59 PM
That is a great advert  :24:

I have seen those things at shows, the screen is so small it's pretty much unusable!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Scooter-Computer on January 25, 2014, 11:35:37 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2818/12127254826_53bc352933_z.jpg)
i've had this for awhile
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 07, 2014, 02:57:54 AM
Great ad.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 19, 2014, 02:02:10 AM
[align=center:81929dl0](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--ZjkDKYHApY/UwPhNDt59pI/AAAAAAAADa4/oH30YI-CGkQ/w408-h424-no/0cc6f395c1d1a56a89f4e8fe5c8d70db.jpg)[/align:81929dl0]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 19, 2014, 15:24:23 PM
Anyone else want to go to Toys "R" Us or is this ad over? I do not see an expiration date. They will probably tell me they are out of stock!  :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 19, 2014, 23:50:13 PM
Can you imagine walking into the store with that ad and asking for one of those systems!?  LOL  It's be hysterical to see the face of a young employee who is unfamiliar with these systems!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on February 20, 2014, 17:32:19 PM
That would be funny!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 13, 2014, 13:33:18 PM
[align=center:2y8la9rp](https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-w4PEUnAWFNM/UyGxVvh2jAI/AAAAAAAADcw/HIITY4u88W0/w427-h591-no/tumblr_myy0jhfFjq1rv43zto1_500.jpg)[/align:2y8la9rp]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2014, 04:05:40 AM
[align=center:21902a9e]Time to look at some more retro advertisements.† Here is one for the M-Network games for the Atari 2600![/align:21902a9e]

[align=center:21902a9e](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/M-NetworkAd_zps8705698e.jpg)[/align:21902a9e]

[align=center:21902a9e]Here is one for Activision Intellivision games...[/align:21902a9e]

[align=center:21902a9e](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/ActivisionIntellivision_zps14acd4a8.jpg)[/align:21902a9e]

[align=center:21902a9e]And here is one for Atarisoft Intellivision and ColecoVision games...[/align:21902a9e]

[align=center:21902a9e](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atarisoft_zps905de67a.jpg)[/align:21902a9e]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 31, 2014, 05:19:16 AM
Cool Atarisoft ad! If you can't beat them, join them  :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on July 31, 2014, 11:14:02 AM
There's just something about all these classic adverts, and on looking back that they seem to lock into the era when they were made like no other, the art work is second to none 95% of the time and has had a huge influence on my style of graphic design allot of the time, they just seem to hold their romance like no other and throws you back to being 10 years old again.

Is this what middle aged men (us) now have to look forward too? Lol

Great stuff .
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Vyothric on July 31, 2014, 11:31:41 AM
This isn't an advert, but wasn't quite sure where else to put it. I found this quotation for an Amstrad 6128 and Tatung Einstein my dad apparently got sometime in 1985. He didn't buy either though.

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/MarthamMicros-s2.jpg]) (http://http)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2014, 13:53:50 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Cool Atarisoft ad! If you can't beat them, join them  :113:

Not only that.  They actually did a better job with some of the games on other systems.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: bogstandard on July 31, 2014, 15:31:55 PM
Here's a "Retro" ad for those faux Panic, Inc. games.† I made the actual Candybar 2600 game based off of the screenshot to the bottom left :)

(http://www.panic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/1982-electronic-games-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2014, 19:21:49 PM
Quote from: "theloon"
Here's a "Retro" ad for those faux Panic, Inc. games.  I made the actual Candybar 2600 game based off of the screenshot to the bottom left :)

That is cool!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: stevenhowlett on August 08, 2014, 14:34:21 PM
Vectrex 1984, post video game crash.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BugLTYXIgAAX2MW.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 08, 2014, 14:41:51 PM
OMG, Woolworth!  I miss those stores!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 08, 2014, 15:06:39 PM
Quote from: "stevenhowlett"
Vectrex 1984, post video game crash.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BugLTYXIgAAX2MW.jpg)

Wow! A brand new Vectrex for £39.95, that's a deal!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on August 09, 2014, 13:05:01 PM
Just searching for my local Woolworth store, hope I'm not too late.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 09, 2014, 19:37:58 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Just searching for my local Woolworth store, hope I'm not too late.
Let us know how your search goes.  Perhaps a flying DeLorean might be helpful?  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on August 10, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
Australia still has Woolworths, but its a supermarket not a general goods shop.....

(http://upload.evocdn.co.uk/fruitnet/uploads/asset_image/2_25869_e.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2014, 15:23:48 PM
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Australia still has Woolworths, but its a supermarket not a general goods shop.....

(http://upload.evocdn.co.uk/fruitnet/uploads/asset_image/2_25869_e.jpg)
Oh wow, was it a general good stores ever in Australia?
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on August 10, 2014, 17:19:06 PM
Quote from: "stevenhowlett"
Vectrex 1984, post video game crash.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BugLTYXIgAAX2MW.jpg)

If I could go back in time for one day I would buy a bucket load of these and by some Microsoft Shares lol.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on August 10, 2014, 19:34:35 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"

Oh wow, was it a general good stores ever in Australia?

No always a Supermarket, nothing to do with the UK one either.....
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2014, 20:06:41 PM
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
No always a Supermarket, nothing to do with the UK one either.....

Interesting.† :)† Now to get us back on topic...

[align=center:3ofc4a7w](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/GBAd1_zps40a2bfb5.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/GBAd2_zpsafb021f4.png)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/GBAd3_zps065e50e4.jpg)[/align:3ofc4a7w]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 11, 2014, 19:51:37 PM
:64:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2014, 20:46:28 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
:64:

Oh, how things have changed!¬†  :24:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 11, 2014, 21:07:51 PM
That is why I like these ads. Glimpse of a simpler time.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 14, 2014, 04:51:43 AM
[align=center:2vuapuwo]I don't think this has been posted...
Burger Time - Intellivision commercial !!! (http://http)[/align:2vuapuwo]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 14, 2014, 05:01:52 AM
Burger Time is a classic. Great commercial  :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 16, 2014, 21:38:26 PM
[align=center:28li6m6a]Joust - Atari Video Game Commercial - Atari 2600 & 5200 - MTV Commercial (http://http)[/align:28li6m6a]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 18:37:55 PM
Great Commercial. I enjoyed the all the home versions of Joust.  When I started collecting for the NES it was at the top of my list after Popeye and Donkey Kong.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 17, 2014, 18:41:22 PM
I wonder how much money that commercial cost them!  A 2-minute commercial was not cheap and the TV spot on MTV was not either, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 18:49:10 PM
The commercial probably cost more to make then the game. Some talented people with some good use of puppetry.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 17, 2014, 18:56:04 PM
[align=center:16ftp64p]Space Ace (Super Nintendo / SNES) - Retro Video Game Commercial / Ad (http://http)[/align:16ftp64p]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 17, 2014, 19:14:46 PM
Never played the SNES version. I like the 3DO version.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 18, 2014, 23:30:10 PM
[align=center:3f57p4ne]Major League Baseball - Intellivision commercial (http://http)[/align:3f57p4ne]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Vyothric on August 19, 2014, 19:47:36 PM
(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/Wizball-s2.jpg) (http://http)

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/Voltmace-s2.jpg) (http://http)

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/Thrifty-s2.jpg) (http://http)

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/Metropolis-s2.jpg) (http://http)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 20, 2014, 11:33:59 AM
Loved the wizball one, its going to be a painting in my new digital artistry book :113: quality work that.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on August 20, 2014, 23:27:25 PM
Brilliant scans fella.. Wizball advert stirred up some memories.. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 21, 2014, 00:25:41 AM
Here are some more to stir up memories...

[align=center:di9c23r3](http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/tumblr_lninfjjBhZ1qd4q8ao1_1280.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/cdxAd.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/segaDoesAd.jpg)[/align:di9c23r3]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 21, 2014, 02:30:06 AM
If you read in print it must be true. Sega does it all.  :21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 23, 2014, 05:32:33 AM
[align=center:256ay71m](http://www.scottdecker.com/video_games/atari_2600_mr_dos_castle_ad.jpg)[/align:256ay71m]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on August 23, 2014, 09:51:02 AM
Some of these really should be posters they are that good.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 23, 2014, 14:35:28 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Some of these really should be posters they are that good.

That's easily done you know ;)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on August 23, 2014, 23:56:22 PM
For you maybe lol. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2014, 00:11:08 AM
Here are some more Sega ads...

[align=center:3xoxh4a8](http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/poster1991_03.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/segaPoster94.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/genesisPoster2.jpg)[/align:3xoxh4a8]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 13:58:33 PM
I remember the bottom poster well. I still have mine from buying my Genesis new.

All of these are great!!!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: AmigaJay on August 25, 2014, 19:45:55 PM
Nice to see these retro posters, and refreshing to see the American ones as i have never seen them so they are all new to me! I like the first Genesis one, really catches your eye!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on August 26, 2014, 00:45:57 AM
Actually thats a great point, seeing all these from around the world is pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2014, 00:46:54 AM
There's more from where those came.  ;) 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 26, 2014, 16:06:54 PM
if interest, if you guys want?, pick you best of the best advertisement and I'll see about making it a poster free to download and print yourselves ? what do you think?

the only rule is that the image be of decent resolution not sizes like 320x240 or 400x400 sizes, they have to be good clean scan for me to remaster and turn into a poster with. :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 26, 2014, 17:07:41 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
if interest, if you guys want?, pick you best of the best advertisement and I'll see about making it a poster free to download and print yourselves ? what do you think?

the only rule is that the image be of decent resolution not sizes like 320x240 or 400x400 sizes, they have to be good clean scan for me to remaster and turn into a poster with. :113:

Great idea! Some of those would look great hung up on the wall.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 26, 2014, 18:00:23 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Greyfox"
if interest, if you guys want?, pick you best of the best advertisement and I'll see about making it a poster free to download and print yourselves ? what do you think?

the only rule is that the image be of decent resolution not sizes like 320x240 or 400x400 sizes, they have to be good clean scan for me to remaster and turn into a poster with. :3: thanks for saying.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2014, 19:53:07 PM
Well, I guess the issue is finding a scan that is of the right resolution.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 26, 2014, 20:03:02 PM
most magazine racks use semi-hi res- just not Google versions or fan site version as they never get it right, most of the time the are scanned at hires but with a low DPI for file sizes, I will clean and remaster these and export the DPI for higher interpolation on the resolution to address pixelation etc.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2014, 20:39:56 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Vyothric on August 26, 2014, 20:42:49 PM
In the unlikely event that anyone wants one of my scans I can always re-do them in better quality. I think my sister has a pretty good scanner.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on August 29, 2014, 19:01:16 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 29, 2014, 19:54:18 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Sounds good!

here's what can be done with an advertisement, this original image was 100DPI low res, I think about 600k, I've enlarged it to a3 poster size 300 and is 13meg now, but this is for display purposes to show you all, so if interested, start putting together a collection :)

[align=center:15ivd4k5](http://i60.tinypic.com/3590nwg.jpg)[/align:15ivd4k5]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 29, 2014, 19:57:25 PM
Great job, GF!† In any case, ready or not, here are some more ads!

[align=center:11hqpl3e](http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/sonicAndKnucklesAd.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/155397_600258950007678_1884667027_n.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/poster1991_02.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/pg16.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/sega_genesis.jpg)

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/arcadesushi.com/files/2013/08/pg15.jpg)[/align:11hqpl3e]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Vyothric on August 29, 2014, 19:59:51 PM
I think TrekMD is like one of those crazy people with newspaper all over the walls, but with Sega Genesis adverts instead.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 29, 2014, 20:11:08 PM
yeah it looks like it fella Sega nuts!!! :21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 29, 2014, 20:23:44 PM
;)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 07, 2014, 03:15:31 AM
I just saw this ad posted on Google+.† Had to share it.† ;)

[align=center:1hfkqrmt](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/PuertoRicoPac-Man_zpscf0f0496.jpg)[/align:1hfkqrmt]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on September 07, 2014, 10:46:16 AM
Bet that made you proud bud.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 07, 2014, 12:49:04 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Bet that made you proud bud.
:4:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 09, 2014, 02:01:44 AM
Not quite an advertisement but something from CES years ago...

[align=center:bzr5ader](https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kPxgPSvgc9w/VA3OrX5QcbI/AAAAAAAAAmI/hubVGiCntXs/w492-h325-no/Giant%2BAtari%2B2600%2B-%2BCES%2BChicago%2B1983.jpg)[/align:bzr5ader]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: AmigaJay on September 09, 2014, 08:07:27 AM
Is that from Ataris 1988 show!? They pushed that machine for years!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 09, 2014, 13:51:27 PM
I believe so.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 24, 2014, 11:49:38 AM
[align=center:21os0yj6](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/ActivisionAd_zps56da1bf8.jpg)[/align:21os0yj6]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 30, 2014, 02:25:23 AM
This should bring back some memories for folks in the UK...

[align=center:10usiw5d]Mattel Electronics Intellivision commercial - Night Stalker, Buzz Bombers, and Mission X (http://http)[/align:10usiw5d]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 17, 2014, 21:45:57 PM
[align=center:3bfk31zw](http://www.intellivisionrevolution.com/files/resized/190040/669;908;d0d53cea998d70e56fca8e2dedccc4ab6039f44b.jpg)
Courtesy Intellivision Revolution[/align:3bfk31zw]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 24, 2014, 23:45:40 PM
[align=center:12zm0phs]This is a commercial from down under.  ;)
Intellivision Ad - Australia (http://http)[/align:12zm0phs]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 22, 2015, 20:45:40 PM
[align=center:du4yl9rn]Here's an Intellivision commercial for Burger Time on the Intellivision from Italy. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... oZKjo5_PWI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AoZKjo5_PWI)[/align:du4yl9rn]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 15, 2015, 19:13:29 PM
I'm stealing this from Twitter, but it's awesome!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCpmHI_W8AARXmh.jpg)

I miss the old days when you didn't have to be politically correct all the time :21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on April 15, 2015, 20:35:38 PM
God love'em, poor Stevie is holding the joystick backwards, surely somebody at the time could of turned it around correctly for the poor chap instead of making him look like a complete unaware victim of terrible idea press imagery, bad enough been blind as well as looking like a complete video game noob!! Shame on you Atari :113:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 15, 2015, 20:52:48 PM
Love it!  That would never fly today.  Some idiotic group would complain that the ad is offensive to blind people and poking fun at them because the joystick is being held the wrong way. 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on June 07, 2015, 01:07:45 AM
[align=center:2p02akh1]http://youtu.be/YbuDOSUlqDs[/align:2p02akh1]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 08, 2015, 02:31:26 AM
Classic! :21:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 14, 2015, 22:29:45 PM
[align=center:2gcpcgab]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v02WFh_Kdl0[/align:2gcpcgab]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2015, 12:57:21 PM
[align=center:3of69ftn](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Midway_zps4wrxreoy.jpg)[/align:3of69ftn]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 31, 2015, 14:47:33 PM
Now that's different! Never saw an arcade cab with a second monitor on top, very cool 8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2015, 02:46:34 AM
[align=center:mylln8e5](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Popeye_zpsi62kk0gx.jpg)[/align:mylln8e5]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2015, 16:34:36 PM
I don't think this one has been posted...

[align=center:pjfua74p](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Dont%20stack%20up_zpsvoltfu5c.png)[/align:pjfua74p]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 26, 2015, 21:59:26 PM
Popeye brings back some great memories. These ads are wonderful 8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2015, 23:35:43 PM
It's cool to see all the versions in the same ad also. 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 27, 2015, 03:53:02 AM
That's excellent. I'd only ever seen or played the 2600 version way back. And man, did I spend some hours on that one. One of the best-later games (iirc) for the system with better graphics and gameplay than I'd come to expect. My memory may not be spot on since that was so long ago but even if wrong, I like what I think I remember.
Glad you posted that :)
Title: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on August 27, 2015, 10:06:13 AM
The classic adverts can't be beaten, they have a special timeless place in time that can only be appreciated by those who remember that magazine era. I've remastered a great deal of some of the best one to me and must post up a few of them in the download section of the forum.

I recently remastered one from the Atari Age magazine where there is a montage of superb artwork from classic Atari VCS game boxart as an A3 poster, but have yet to get it printed, but I will be soon, this is what I had to work with

[align=center:2bgjdni0](http://blog.signalnoise.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/AtariAge1.jpg)[/align:2bgjdni0]

I think this piece is amazing, My one has been completely overhauled and remastered, so if anyone is interested, post about it here and I'll upload for you all :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 27, 2015, 12:32:31 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
The classic adverts can't be beaten, they have a special timeless place in time that can only be appreciated by those who remember that magazine era. I've remastered a great deal of some of the best one to me and must post up a few of them in the download section of the forum.

I recently remastered one from the Atari Age magazine where there is a montage of superb artwork from classic Atari VCS game boxart as an A3 poster, but have yet to get it printed, but I will be soon, this is what I had to work with

[align=center:1ic7xhhq](http://blog.signalnoise.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/AtariAge1.jpg)[/align:1ic7xhhq]

I think this piece is amazing, My one has been completely overhauled and remastered, so if anyone is interested, post about it here and I'll upload for you all :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on September 02, 2015, 11:59:38 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
That is amazing. I'm definitely interested :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on September 02, 2015, 17:31:54 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 17, 2015, 00:10:47 AM
[align=center:3c7p7d9h]http://youtu.be/k3Hc_bpE6t4[/align:3c7p7d9h]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2015, 21:57:56 PM
Man, that was great to watch
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2015, 04:28:12 AM
[align=center:23d6e8va]http://youtu.be/nDzsKQiaBtA[/align:23d6e8va]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on November 10, 2015, 05:08:48 AM
That is awesome. Can't logically see how I'd get excited about something like that (ever) but it must have been the BOMB back in 1982. Reminded me of a Jaguar commercial, AvP to be exact. Kept waiting for that rubbery hand to rub his face lol.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2015, 05:13:58 AM
Oh, I'm sure it was the bomb back then!  Just don't let it drive you over the edge!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on November 10, 2015, 05:23:29 AM
Beauty and the Beast sure resembled Donkey Kong! :36:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2015, 11:43:30 AM
Yep, that's what everyone says.  There are differences, of course, but you can't deny they had to be inspired by Kong when they made that game.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 03, 2015, 02:20:29 AM
More than just one ad...

[align=center:8whs412w]http://youtu.be/08j1zcWhe2k[/align:8whs412w]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on December 03, 2015, 03:33:31 AM
Those are some great ads!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2015, 21:59:05 PM
[align=center:5d5xrkhx]http://youtu.be/aoIMCGGGoeM[/align:5d5xrkhx]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 14, 2016, 20:13:29 PM
[align=center:1d7xtiay](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/INTV%20Retro%20Advert_zpsl3obzi2y.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Qbert%20Retro%20Ad_zpsy6xnb9z1.jpg)[/align:1d7xtiay]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on February 15, 2016, 14:46:09 PM
Those are amazing. Man, back in '83 I was drooling at ads like those. :38:
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 24, 2016, 04:39:31 AM
[align=center:19bukrp6](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/GameBoy%20Loaded_zpsfibwqas9.png)[/align:19bukrp6]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on February 25, 2016, 14:34:02 PM
That certainly fixes it ???
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 25, 2016, 14:53:37 PM
:21: Yeah, STD is an odd choice for a company name!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on February 26, 2016, 02:39:34 AM
I didn't even pay attention to that!  LOL
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 15, 2016, 03:00:20 AM
Oh, I remember Kay Bee toys.  My Atari Trac-Ball controller is from there and still has the price tag on it. :)

[center:35whebxu](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Retro%20Ad_zpsqolgokal.jpg)[/center:35whebxu]
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on March 15, 2016, 13:17:10 PM
Love that! 8)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 18, 2016, 01:34:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBiSFY ... e=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBiSFYjFX8&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 18, 2016, 02:51:19 AM
Great old commercial  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on March 18, 2016, 12:45:43 PM
That was a great commercial! "Over 70 games" lol
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 20, 2016, 18:04:39 PM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/M-Network_zps93xjyu0j.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on March 20, 2016, 20:53:35 PM
Awesome. Need to start adding a few news ones I have found recently.


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Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 20, 2016, 21:28:38 PM
Please do!  I love seeing these.  Whenever I find one, I just post it.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on March 27, 2016, 18:19:09 PM
Can't post the pics themselves but check this:  Vintage video game ads bring back memories of Atari, original NES (http://http).
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2016, 14:34:34 PM
https://youtu.be/9_oammXEiqI (https://youtu.be/9_oammXEiqI)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2016, 14:54:31 PM
Classic! I think I actually remember that one :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on April 14, 2016, 19:08:44 PM
That was great. Don't recall ever seeing it before and really like the list of "all the popular systems."
Amazing
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 07, 2016, 03:10:08 AM
Check this out...

http://youtu.be/OZYLg9RBJaw
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 07, 2016, 04:43:28 AM
Another good one :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on July 07, 2016, 17:41:01 PM
Cracking video.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: AtariCrypt on July 07, 2016, 22:24:22 PM
(http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Atari_ST/Advert/big/Vixen_-_1988_-_Martech_Games.jpg)
I don't care what anyone says, Vixen is the best  ;)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 08, 2016, 03:03:41 AM
Definitely don't remember seeing that one before!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2016, 00:15:19 AM
These come courtesy of Random Terrain at Atari Age...

http://youtu.be/ZEV7G2CqOTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsA7ZKTGrr4
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on July 12, 2016, 03:03:20 AM
Those are fantastic.
Girl in the Defender ad looks like she's on something lol. A little over zealous about playing :D
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2016, 03:05:46 AM
Some have said there is some sexual inuendo there!  LOL
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on July 12, 2016, 16:57:41 PM
Some lol, I see an awful lot haha.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2016, 15:24:50 PM
This is a nice compilation of Atari 2600 commercials!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEMnp8UpQg
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on July 17, 2016, 03:19:54 AM
Those are great!!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: zapiy on July 18, 2016, 00:18:04 AM
Fantastic fella..
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 18, 2016, 00:44:10 AM
There are more where dose came from.  :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7vOb7L29bc
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2016, 15:21:57 PM
Here are more Atari 2600 TV commercials...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO0f5kYU5jc
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 01, 2016, 03:29:16 AM
Love watching the old commercials :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 01, 2016, 21:37:16 PM
Those are great. So happy someone is able to archive them.
Wonderful pieces of history and I'm digging the clothes/hair cuts lol
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 01, 2016, 22:53:40 PM
You know, one of the amazing things about these commercials is the creativity behind them.  You don't see anything like that for video games in this day and age!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 08, 2016, 00:03:27 AM
Here are some more Atari commercials...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHRoN8SBER8
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 08, 2016, 00:31:17 AM
Those were some excellent prizes McDonald's was giving away in the scratch off game. Wish they still did that same thing instead of the Monopoly crap.

Dude's hair was awesome in the one where he said, "Having an Atari system without those games is like having a stereo with no hit records." Hit records? LOL
I wish they still put out vinyl 8)

Dang, Ozzie Smith looked like a kid @ 4:34. I wonder if he remembers (regrets) making that commercial?

Wish I had one of those 'special offer' Pacman shirts from JCPenney. Would probably be worth a small fortune today.

Guy in the Star Master ad looked like he was baked when the tv tried to pull him in. I'm guessing whoever thought these up was pretty baked.
Great stuff.

I've noticed all the commercials make/made the games look like a lot more fun than they actually were. Like the Reactor commercial. Dude sliding around in the game on that board or whatever it was and the two in the Defender ad going ballistic. I don't remember being that overly jumpy when it came to the games. Some of them had my interest through the roof but I wasn't fidgeting or bouncing around in my chair like a knucklehead lol. Must have been engineered to make those watching believe they weren't getting the most or enough out of the exciting games they bought.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 08, 2016, 01:40:49 AM
Yes, I heard that one about the records and smiled.  There are people now who have no clue what those are!  As for vinyl, there are some scores and soundtracks being released this way today but I think they are more collector pieces than anything else. 

As for the Pac-Man t-shirt, you and me both!  I don't recall ever seeing that offer in Puerto Rico, though. 

And yes, the commercials do make the games to be more than they are but, given that so much had to be left to the imagination back then, I'm not surprised.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 08, 2016, 02:22:45 AM
Well, I don't recall the shirt offer at all. May have seen it at the time but it's long gone from memory.
About the vinyl, i remember back in 88, I could go to the local music place and order anything on record. They also had to unlock some medieval case to look at the back of cassettes or get one for purchase. Had a ton of stuff on records.

Those are some great ads in the video. The opening one with the general was pretty cool. Especially when he told them at the end to get their own game lol.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 12, 2016, 23:05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mYInoqudVM
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 13, 2016, 13:58:28 PM
Love the Conker's Bad Fur Day ;D
Don't recall ever seeing that commercial. Might needed to have come with a PG rating!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 14, 2016, 16:41:36 PM
Some more Atari commercials...

http://youtu.be/nIWvjcHJ-kc
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 15, 2016, 01:26:24 AM
More great ads. The Rent-A-Center one was awesome. Get an Atari 2600 free for as long as you rent a tv from them. That rocks, would be nice if they did that with PS4s :D
The Combat Control Pad for Star Trek is unique. I didn't have that game so didn't know it existed. Must be a high value collector's item nowadays.

Never heard of any of the stores listed at the end of that last commercial. Probably all defunct now. Man, how times change :-X
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 15, 2016, 01:40:45 AM
I thought the Star Trek ad was great with the kid dressed us as a Vulcan at the end!  I have the game and it does include the controller overlay. 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on August 15, 2016, 01:53:11 AM
Awesome, yeah that kid was all decked out lol. He looked very familiar and although I couldn't place who he was or resembled, I can't help but think he went on to bigger and better things in TV or Hollywood. Wish there was an IMDB style site for advertisements. Would be much harder to look them up too.
This is going to bug me until I figure it out. Stupid OCD ::)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 08, 2016, 15:58:10 PM
Here are a couple more...

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/ms-pac-man_zpscj1p84oq.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Pac%20Watches_zpsrta20o6p.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2016, 00:17:21 AM
Those are outstanding. Wish I had one of those watches today!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 10, 2016, 00:18:20 AM
You have wonder how much they'd be worth today!  LOL
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2016, 00:33:48 AM
No doubt, was wondering if someone still had a pallet or two of these that didn't sell back in the day. They'd be sitting on a gold mine!
 Reminded me of all the copies of Aircars for the Jaguar that a guy at ICD told me were still in their old building in Downer's Grove Illinois back in 2003. I'd actually called the number on the site and spoke to the owner lol. Thought it was time to do a stealth raid on the location to recover as many as possible but learned later that the building had fallen to disrepair and loiterers who pretty much ransacked the place. Nothing left but broken glass and garbage. Too bad really. I woulda mounted the operation in a heartbeat 8)

But, back on topic, yeah these would be priceless whether they functioned or not imo. Just to have one under glass would make my year :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 10, 2016, 00:46:22 AM
These items can surprise us sometimes, in the value the get. I have a Mickey Mouse watch from when I was 5 years old.  It's one of those that you wind up. It still works, even if it shows its age.  It still has the original wristband which was made in leather.  I'm sure it could be restored to look like new again.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 09, 2016, 01:43:54 AM
Can't undertand any of it but it is a cool Vectrex commercial...

http://youtu.be/OuzZIRXfdkA
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 09, 2016, 02:58:01 AM
Very cool. I had no idea Bandai released the Vectrex in Japan.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on November 09, 2016, 04:48:08 AM
Me neither but it was cool to see that commercial!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on December 07, 2016, 04:39:06 AM
I don't think this one has been posted.

http://youtu.be/49CdwdHwNVA
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2017, 16:23:29 PM
Here are a few additional Atari advertisements.  Gotta love these...

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%201_zpsehijwepd.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%202_zpsybtcnufz.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%203_zpsj7a1kw5l.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%204_zpssvmapcrh.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%205_zpsauhz3fds.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 02, 2017, 19:36:16 PM
Here are a few additional Atari advertisements.  Gotta love these...

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%201_zpsehijwepd.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%202_zpsybtcnufz.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%203_zpsj7a1kw5l.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%204_zpssvmapcrh.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Atari%205_zpsauhz3fds.jpg)


Those are some great ads :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2017, 19:57:08 PM
They sure are! 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 13, 2017, 00:20:05 AM
https://youtu.be/04QD671WN9o
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on April 16, 2017, 02:30:32 AM
OK, this isn't from the 80's but it deserves to be here:

https://youtu.be/4IgxYGTisCM
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on May 08, 2017, 01:53:04 AM
https://youtu.be/32nDSDgBXPg
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Saturn on May 08, 2017, 16:05:51 PM
Awesome oldie but it looks like the housewife's decision to make Zayre her store went south in 1990 when the last of them closed lol.
And why was that employee carrying all those systems by hand? Dollies weren't invented yet? LOL
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: onthinice on May 08, 2017, 16:39:19 PM
Love that commercial. Had to laugh the kid points at the print ad for Atari 2600 and beside it appears to be an Atari 400. Wait maybe it was some proto 2600 to compete with the Odyssey 2.

Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 08, 2017, 19:59:21 PM
Great commercial, but yeah that's clearly a 400 and not a 2600 in the ad lol.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on May 08, 2017, 23:39:58 PM
It's an unreleased prototype!  The Atari 3000 (2600 + 400)!  :)  Can't say I had ever heard of Zayre.  Those didn't make it to Puerto Rico.  :)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2017, 19:40:38 PM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/AtariSoft_zps8ckyqqyi.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Greyfox on June 18, 2017, 19:55:27 PM
Really love that one..brilliant, wtf don't they do them like this anymore? At least it would be more enticing to me., but I know the designers today are wet behind the ear college heads with no real heritage of our the true masters did it back then. I'm sorry, this is something I feel is very important in the history of advertisement promotion and design
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2017, 20:07:39 PM
You're right, they don't advertise like this anymore.  It is unfortunate because I do have to agree that this type of ad does bring you in. 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 08, 2017, 22:41:32 PM
Just saw this ad from Kay-Bee Toys.  Look at the adapter for the NES controller.  I wonder how well those sold?

(http://i.imgur.com/liLKdW5.png)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 08, 2017, 23:18:05 PM
I've seen the ad before but I've never seen one of those adapters anywhere. Would be cool to try one.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 09, 2017, 01:54:46 AM
I ran a search on Ebay to see if there were any.  I did find several but they are all missing the joystick. 
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2017, 21:08:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8dNhs1C.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2017, 02:13:04 AM
Cool! I don't think I've ever seen that one before.
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on July 27, 2017, 00:00:33 AM
Here is an ad for one of my most favorite 2600 Supercharger games!

(http://i.imgur.com/ZrPVbhM.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on August 07, 2017, 23:42:50 PM
https://youtu.be/IRLDPSYI19s
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 03, 2017, 15:54:44 PM
https://youtu.be/rshOhpNQUHM
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Rain on September 25, 2017, 20:13:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/JGNMoQI.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2017, 20:48:16 PM
I can't see the advert.  I just see that stupid thing from Photobucket!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 02, 2017, 01:36:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/YPaOahV.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 02, 2017, 17:14:52 PM
Brand new Vectrex for $99.99, SOLD!
Title: Re: Retro Adverts
Post by: TrekMD on October 02, 2017, 19:56:22 PM
You have to wonder how quickly it sold at that price!