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Friday, January 02, 2009

We got a WiiFit this Christmas


and it got me thinking about this 1983 SEARS Wishbook containing state-of-the-art Vectrex, Gemini, Colecovision, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, Atari 2600, Atari 5200 systems and even some nifty handhelds for the 1983 Christmas season.

I had a Vectrex and an Atari 5200 at this point, plus a handheld football game. Pretty cool memories.

Did you have any of these?

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11 Comments:

At 1/02/2009 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't really have to do with comics, but do any of your stores sell, or buy trading cards, or identify them?
If you have an answer e-mail me at JBoylstein19@aol.com

Thank you.

 
At 1/02/2009 8:07 PM, Blogger StainLee said...

I used to have a intellivision too when i was younger. Obviously it wasn't mine... i think it was my dad's or something. All i know is that i played the crap out of donkey kong, baseball, atlantis, and this game where your a dude shooting spiders and robots... wish i knew what it was called... Only thing that annoyed me was finding the little plastic cards to put into the controllers so you knew which button you were pressing in the game...

 
At 1/02/2009 10:58 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

I remember being in 5th grade and tearing the Atari 2600 pages out of the Sears catalog. I took them to school with me every day in November as I tried to decide which awesome video games I had to have for Xmas. Those games seemed SO INCREDIBLE to me at age nine. Of course, in the Sears catalog, the Atari 2600 wasn't called "Atari 2600" - it was called the "Sears Video Arcade."

 
At 1/03/2009 4:55 PM, Blogger tom said...

I had an Atari and my best buddy had Intellivision and we hung out at either of our places to play all the time. I still have a hand-held space invaders clone game (the game case looks like a rocket ship) that as far as I know still works. It used blue old-timey calculator-type lights.

 
At 1/03/2009 10:17 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I have never played an Intellivision.

Oh, and I had a Mongomery-Wards or Sears PONG game that was pretty basic, and probably cost $35 if I remember correctly. When I was making $1.90 an hour.

 
At 1/03/2009 11:54 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

Intellivision had a very weird controller....a disc of some sort. I only played it twice, but I didn't like! No, not one bit.

 
At 1/05/2009 9:59 AM, Blogger phatmogera said...

I still have my Intellivision, and it still mostly works. My first game system, and I loved every minute of it.

 
At 1/05/2009 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own many classic home video games systesm, to include the Atari 2600 and 5200, Colecovision, and Magnavox Odyssey 2 (if anyone remembers this). I get more enjoyment out of the older systems games many times, despite owning modern gamings systems such as Xbox and PS2. For one thing, I don't have a lot of time anymore to wait to load a game or watch a full-length intro movie. It is just nice at times to fit in saving the world in the evenings after dinner and before bed!

 
At 1/05/2009 11:59 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Did anyone have a "Gemini"? What was that?
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At 1/07/2009 1:07 PM, Blogger tom said...

Gemini was Coleco's first expansion for Colecovision. It had a weird dual controller with a joystick on the top and a paddle thing on the bottom, and games for two people that used the paddle thingie had to be connected together with a Y-connector that fed into the controller jack at the same time. It came with Donkey Kong, I remember that. I didn't have one, but a friend did, and I remember jacking the controllers together.

 
At 1/11/2009 7:37 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Huh. I don't know if I've ever seen one of those tom.

 

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