Sci Fi Dick Van Dyke. Right on, 70s! (Touché game commercial, 1978)
“The unique strategy game with a hidden force that changes every game.”
Here’s a rather awesome spot starring everyone’s favorite, Dick Van Dyke. The sci fi-styled commercial is for Gabriel Toys’ electronic Touché game. I like how they refer to the in-game AI as the “Force.” The Star Wars phenomenon was in full-effect when this ran.
The spot aired in November of 1978. Have a happy Saturday!
Touché Electronic Game Commercial, Dick Van Dyke, 1978
The cassette tape recorder for infants. (Panasonic commercial, 1977)
“Take a picture of a voice.”
Cassette tapes are hot right now, so let’s take a look back at the magic of portable tape recorders. This spot from Panasonic aired in November of 1977.
As a kid I went around recording all sorts of voices and music on portable recorders. A few tapes of which have actually survived. (That reminds me – I’ve gotta transfer those things to digital files one of these days.)