1983 ads for the Philips Odyssey Home Video Game Console

The following scans of the Philips Odyssey home video game console are part of a four page centre spread found in a 1983 Brazilian Disney comic Pato Donald.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

MONOGRAM… quality model kits since 1945

Monogram began life in 1945 making balsa wood model kits of ships and airplanes. Their rival company (TVTA entry: Revell) started making plastic kits to which Monogram responded with their own range of “All Plastic” “Plastikits”.

The rivalry between the two companies continued over the years until they joined forces to become one company. Today they continue to enjoy that partnership.

See partnership: revell.com

US. Superman. 1976.

US. Superman. 1976.

US. The Warlord. 1977.

US. The Warlord. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. The Witching Hour. 1977.

US. The Witching Hour. 1977.

 

US. Unexpected. 1978.

US. Unexpected. 1978.

 

US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.

US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.

 

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.

 

US. Hex N° 7. 1986.

US. Hex N° 7. 1986.

 

US. Legion of Superpowers. 1984.

US. Legion of Superpowers. 1984.

 

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

 

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

 

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

Non-toy ad Tuesday: the Habitrail Hamster Wonderland, Skateboard jerseys, the Sleeze Brothers, Species II and the Strat-O-matic baseball thing

Possibly the oddest selection of Non-toy ad Tuesday ads in a while. Blow your hamster’s mind with the Habitrail Hamster Wonderland! Look cool in the latest 70s skatewear. Or just go and figure out the Strat-O-matic baseball thing.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

 

US. Cloak and Dagger. 1989.

US. Cloak and Dagger. 1989.

 

US. Alpha Flight. 1998.

US. Alpha Flight. 1998.

 

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

 

Vinyl Records: soundtracks from films and Cartoons

Alongside a decent collection of Star Wars vinyl records and a fairly eclectic mix of rock, metal, reggae and pop albums, I’ve been tenderly nurturing a set of mostly 80s French film and cartoon soundtracks. If you like Mad Max, Spider-Man, Pac-Man and MOTU then you may like these…

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 12 inch album. 1985. Capitol Records.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 12 inch album. 1985. Capitol Records.

 

Les mysterieuses cites D'or 7 inch single. French pressing. Saban records. 1982.

Les mysterieuses cites D’or 7 inch single. French pressing. Saban records. 1982.

 

Spider-Man vinyl record from Power Records circa 1974.

Spider-Man vinyl record from Power Records circa 1974.

 

Superman Film Themes. French Pressing.

Superman Film Themes. French Pressing.

 

MOTU. 7 inch single. French pressing. Polydor. 1983.

MOTU. 7 inch single. French pressing. Polydor. 1983.

 

MOTU. 7 inch single and colouring book. Mattel AB. 1985.

MOTU. 7 inch single and colouring book. Mattel AB. 1985.

 

 Geoff Love Top TV Themes. UK pressing. 12 inch album. MFP 1972.

Geoff Love Top TV Themes. UK pressing. 12 inch album. MFP 1972.

 

Geoff Love. Star wars and other Space Themes. UK Pressing.

Geoff Love. Star wars and other Space Themes. UK Pressing.

 

Pac-Man French pressing 7 inch vinyl record, sang by Willy. 1983. Polydor Records.

Pac-Man French pressing 7 inch vinyl record, sang by Willy. 1983. Polydor Records.

 

La chanson de Kiki, 45 RPM record, 1978.

La chanson de Kiki. 7 inch record. WEA. 1978.

 

Godorak 12 inch album. French pressing. Saban Records and Music. 1982.

Godorak 12 inch album. French pressing. Saban Records and Music. 1982.

 

 

Star Wars Disco Theme - Galaxy 42. French pressing. CBS. 1977. The cover of this 7 inch single is inspired by a 1934 UK science fiction comic/magazine called Scoops.

Star Wars Disco Theme – Galaxy 42. French pressing. CBS. 1977. The cover of this 7 inch single is inspired by a 1934 UK science fiction comic/magazine called Scoops.

 

Albator 7 inch single. 1982. French pressing. Carrere.

Albator 7 inch single. 1982. French pressing. Carrere.