Eight retro gaming ads

TVTA presents eight retro gaming ads fresh from the 1980s … featuring Atari’s Advantage Prize Offers and Moon Patrol … Intellivision’s Kool-Aid Man and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Video Games Taito’s Bubble BobbleWrestle Mania … Parker Brothers Popeye The Sailor Man … and game offers from the UK’s BOMB!


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


US. Firestorm 24. 1984.

US. Firestorm 24. 1984.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Firestorm 81. 1989.

US. Firestorm 81. 1989.


US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.

US. Alpha Flight 4. 1983.


UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

UK. Starburst 66. 1984.

All you need is love …

… and a little bit of Lego!


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Some pics from Lego set 21308, The Beatles Yellow Submarine. I think the character likenesses of Paul, John and Ringo are pretty good, not so much for George, alas. The yellow submarine itself is cool, funky and psychedelic, and comes with the character Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.


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Will Lego follow on with other Beatles/music themes? How about a 3D recreation of the Sgt Pepper album cover in mini figures? You can see my Beatles Corgi taxis here … how about some Lego taxis to match? Some smaller sets would work well as the price tag on the yellow submarine is high.  I would love to see some onstage rock scenes like classic Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden with Eddie, Pink Floyd floating pigs, Marshall amps, lights, drum kits etc.


 

1971 Moon Monster

Horrifying! Exciting! Thrilling!
It’s the life Size MOON MONSTER free when you joined the Monster Fan Club. Advert from Teen Titan 32, 1971, US.

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More 2000 AD art and covers

“It’s really quite simple. I don’t destroy anything. I just move my mind into things. And make their atoms dance.Sheeva.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.


As we near the 40th anniversary of British comic publication 2000 AD, TVTA presents yet another thrill-tastic selection of artwork and covers featuring Bad Company, Judge Dredd and Slaine, with art by Brett Ewins, Jim McCarthy, Glenn Fabry and Ian Gibson.


Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.

Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.


Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.

Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.


Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.

Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.


Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.

Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.


 

2000 AD comic ads and covers

A selection of adverts and covers from British comic 2000 AD.


UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin up.

UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin-up.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


Prog 580. 1988.

Prog 580. 1988.


Prog 578. 1988.

Prog 578. 1988.