Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Coleco New Dimensions '78 (PART ONE)
While on the theme of spacey stuff, ie: rockets and UFOs (and science), I thought I'd share a few truly out of this world items from Coleco's "New Dimensions" 1978 sales guide. These were fun sci-fi-esque toys and games for the home, a few featured with a scaled down arcade play style design like mini pinball machines and shooting galleries, others in the more simplistic, electronic, hand-held style typical of the late 70's. I'll have lots more from this guide in the next post too-- and for anyone curious about the TV Block Buster screen captures on some of these pages, apparently 1978 was the biggest budget year for Coleco in promoting their products on television! If you find any of these on youtube somewhere, please put the link in the comments-- thanks!