Tag Archives: 70s Electronics

70s Spots: Atari Console (Billie Jean King) & Magnavox ‘Computer Color’ (1978)

“Don’t watch television tonight – play it!” Here’s a timely find, with the recent Battle of the Sexes film still in theaters. It’s Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in a spot for the Atari video game console. The commercial, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Radio Shack Tape Recorder & TRS-80 Computer (1978)

“A real bargain for people on the go!” Two spots for Radio Shack to get your weekend underway. First, we find pianist Peter Nero extolling the virtues of a somewhat pricey cassette tape recorder. The big draw here is the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Panasonic & Quasar TV Sets (1977)

“Quasar makes television special again.” Two television set commercials now from 1977. First, we have the Panasonic Quintrix II set featuring actor Ron Masak. The spot aired in September ’77. Second, a spot featuring Joyce Bulifant for the Quasar Dynabrite … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Panasonic TVs (1971 & ’72)

“Just slightly ahead of our time.” Our commercials today are from the early 70s and feature Panasonic television sets. First, we have a spot from November 1971 with a pair of fancy dancers. After that, a spot from December 1972 … Continue reading

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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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