Seven retro gaming ads

From France, the US and UK – seven adverts featuring Amstrad, Philips, Atari, Invicta, Imagic and Parker products from the 1980s.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


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France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.


 

PAC-MAN… a pellet-popping, ghost-dodging classic

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Pac-Man was developed by Namco and released in 1980. Probably the most well-known arcade game and an icon of popular culture, Pac-Man has spawned a multitude of games, clothing, a TV series, music and merchandise sold worldwide. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of International adverts featuring the little yellow dude.


US. The Incredible Hulk. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France.PIf Gadget. 1983.


US. Groo. 1989;

US. Groo. 1989;


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


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.



France. Picsou. 1984.

France. Picsou. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.


Hamleys. UK. 1983.


Post updated October 2018 with new images.

Non-toy ad Tuesday: Space 1999, The Muppets, Harmony Hair, Coke and Players N°6

Presenting: from 1978, movie artwork from the Space 1999 Destination Moonbase Alpha. A 1984 Cheerios cereal promotion to claim free The Muppets Take Manhattan storybook and records. Harmony shampoo-in hair colour from 1979. Coca-Cola ‘Coke adds life’ tea mash-up, 1979. And Players Number 6 cigarettes also from 1979.

 

UK. Starburst Vol 1. N° 8. 1978.

UK. Starburst Vol 1. N° 8. 1978.

 

USA. Marvel Power Pack. 1984.

USA. Marvel Power Pack. 1984.

 

UK. Movie Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

 

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

 

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

 

 

Don Post Studios

Don Post Studios produced quality character masks from films like Star Wars, Star Trek, ET, and horror classics such as Dracula, the Werewolf, Hellraiser and Halloween. Gaining popularity throughout the ’70s and ’80s, the company earned a solid reputation for being the finest producers of masks.

USA. Starlog 37. 1980.

USA. Starlog 37. 1980.

 

USA. Starlog 65. 1982.

USA. Starlog 65. 1982.

 

USA. Starlog N° 76. 1983.

USA. Starlog N° 76. 1983.

 

USA. The Best of Starlog Vol 1. 1980.

USA. The Best of Starlog Vol 1. 1980.