Tag Archives: 70s Electronics

70s Spots (Holidays): Radio Shack Walkie-Talkies (Xmas, 1977)

“A great space age gift for kids!” The commercials are back online! (Big thanks to reader, Clarke, for suggesting VideoPad editor which is getting the job done). Here’s another Radio Shack Christmas spot starring Paul Burke. This one aired in … Continue reading

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70s Spots (Holidays): Radio Shack ‘Science Fair’ (Xmas, 1978)

“150 different gifts they can enjoy long after Christmas is over.” Our 25 days of holiday-themed 70s commercials continues with a December 1978 spot for Radio Shack. Longtime Tandy spokesperson Paul Burke shows off the Science Fair Electronic Project Kit … Continue reading

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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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