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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Basketball & Baseball (1978 & ’79)

“Inside – a tiny, thinking computer plays like a team of pros.” Back in March, I posted a spot for Mattel Electronics Football handheld. Here now, are two more spots in the Mattel Electronics line-up; Basketball and Baseball. The Basketball … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sony ‘Secret Agent’ Electronics (1977)

“It’s a Sony.” A pair of commercials for Sony today. First up, we have a fun spot from October 1977 featuring a Roger Moore, 007-type and Sony micro-recorders and video cameras. Second, a November ’77 spot for Sony TVs featuring … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Magnavox & Zenith TVs (Lloyd Bridges, 1971)

“Magnavox gives you more.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy Funshine Friday! Don’t adjust your set – that is indeed Lloyd Bridges extolling the virtues of Magnavox television. After Mr. Bridges, you’ll find a colorful spot for Zenith sets. Both … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sears Video Game System & Thrifty Drug Store (1979)

“Play up to 371 video games!” We’ve worked our way to the end of the decade this week – here’s two spots from November of 1979. Firstly, a commercial for the Sears Video Game System. This one looks like an … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Football & Tyco Model Trains (1979)

“Hey, who’s in there?” Bionic friends! I’ve uncovered a real nugget of nostalgic gold today. A commercial for Mattel Electronics Pocket Football. This was one of my favorite games through 1977 and into 1978. That little white handheld went everywhere … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Jackie Gleason For GE TVs (1973)

“The Great Entertainer.” Two spots today featuring Jackie Gleason for General Electric television sets. First, Gleason appears as Joe the Bartender while introducing the first color portable TV to hit the USA. The spot aired in September of 1973. After … Continue reading

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