"ATARI presents Moon Patrol. Another smash arcade hit brought home only by Atari for use with the ATARI 2600 Game, Sears Video Arcade systems and version exclusively for the ATARI 5200 SuperSystem and all ATARI Home Computers."
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
But today's marque feature is the opening for the ABC Weekend Specials, which were an extension/outgrowth of their After School Specials which were aired, well, after school.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
We'll start with an advertisement for the 2600, and notice it announces that Q will be "Coming Soon for Intellivision".
Well it didn't take long for Q to take over not just Intellivison, but also the Atari 5200/400/800/600XL, TI 99/4A, Commodore Vic 20 and 64, and Colecovision.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Original 1989 Road House VHS. Complete with "The Road House Challenge", in which you could have won a Road House t-shirt, cassette tape or VHS tape, a Prioneer Laser Disk player, or a Jeff Healey album, cassette or CD. But wait, there's more! 10,000 lucky entrants won a Swayze poster too! I mean that's worth the price of rental (and the 900 phone charges), right?
Our good friend Wikipedia in part has this to say about a roadhouse:
"Roadhouses have a slightly disreputable image, similar to honky tonks."
And this pretty much sums up today's Goodwill VHS find, the aptly named "Road House". Since this isn't a review of the film I'll leave you to go down that rabbit hole elsewhere on the interwebs (as if you need to, right?).
There was actually two copies of this at the Goodwills, but the second one was a later release and in slightly worse shape, so we went with what is probably the original 1989 copy.
Total cost: $1.07
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
This is NOT the original VHS release of "Risky Business" from 1983 which was in a clam shell, and which I had when I was in high school, and will again soon...But this generic box version from 1986 will suffice for now (it appears it was potentially, at least in part, re-released to take advantage of Tom Cruise's continued rise to stardom since the box states "Top Gun's Tom Cruise does an about-face from his gritty role in The Outsiders..."
Total cost: $1.07 tax included
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Burger Time - 1983 - Mattel Electronics
One the all-time classics, this is the "Coming Soon" ad for not just the Atari 2600, but also the Intellevision, Apple II and the "IBM" Personal Computer.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Monday, September 3, 2018
Ah, Columbia House Clubs. Where would we have been back in the 90's without them? We never would have been able to have that awesome CD collection if they hadn't pan-handled their way into our wallets. I knew there had been Columbia House Clubs for tapes and I think I remember the VHS one as well, but I totally missed the Columbia House Video Game Club, which is probably a very good thing. I ran across this ad in my recent comic book ad spelunking efforts, and you can read more on the CHVGC at this site. From that site I also learned of the little-known (to me anyway) Columbia House Arcade Console (what the how?). Turns out this is a bastardization of a bastardized Colecovision console that you could get only from Columbia House, probably as the "bait" for joining their evil scheme. In any case, its now on the ever growing list of retro items to get my hands on. Stay tuned...