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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #270 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!

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #271 on: August 14, 2016, 16:41:36 PM »
Some more Atari commercials...


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #272 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

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #273 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. 

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #274 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 ::)

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #275 on: October 08, 2016, 15:58:10 PM »
Here are a couple more...





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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #276 on: October 10, 2016, 00:17:21 AM »
Those are outstanding. Wish I had one of those watches today!

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #277 on: October 10, 2016, 00:18:20 AM »
You have wonder how much they'd be worth today!  LOL

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #278 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 :)

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #279 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.

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #280 on: November 09, 2016, 01:43:54 AM »
Can't undertand any of it but it is a cool Vectrex commercial...


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #281 on: November 09, 2016, 02:58:01 AM »
Very cool. I had no idea Bandai released the Vectrex in Japan.

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #282 on: November 09, 2016, 04:48:08 AM »
Me neither but it was cool to see that commercial!

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #283 on: December 07, 2016, 04:39:06 AM »
I don't think this one has been posted.


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #284 on: April 02, 2017, 16:23:29 PM »
Here are a few additional Atari advertisements.  Gotta love these...











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