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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #285 on: April 02, 2017, 19:36:16 PM »
Here are a few additional Atari advertisements.  Gotta love these...












Those are some great ads :)

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #286 on: April 02, 2017, 19:57:08 PM »
They sure are! 

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #287 on: April 13, 2017, 00:20:05 AM »

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #288 on: April 16, 2017, 02:30:32 AM »
OK, this isn't from the 80's but it deserves to be here:


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #289 on: May 08, 2017, 01:53:04 AM »

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #290 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

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #291 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.


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #292 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.

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #293 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.  :)

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #294 on: June 18, 2017, 19:40:38 PM »

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #295 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

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #296 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. 

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #297 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?


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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #298 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.

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Re: Retro Adverts
« Reply #299 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. 

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