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“Found In The Attic – The Vectrex Arcade System”

Here is a brochure from one of the most incredible and revolutionary consoles from the glory days of gaming systems — The Vectrex Arcade System.  I can still remember seeing this system in the stores.  These were the days of Atari & Intellivision … 8 bit systems that had to be connected to your tv.  Then along came Vectrex, with it’s own screen (making it theoretically portable) and featuring hi-tech vector graphics.  I was stunned.  Of course, it wasn’t cheap (I seem to recall a figure of $600 back in the early 80s), so I could only dream about owning one.
I had forgotten about the Vectrex until seeing one in a vintage gaming shop about five years ago.  Now I find this brochure stored away in my folks’ attic.  These experiences brought me right back to the day I saw Vectrex in stores.
I still think the Vectrex is a very important console in the history of gaming & computers, and here is the brochure that shows it off.  Enjoy!

Here is a brochure from one of the most incredible and revolutionary consoles from the glory days of gaming systems — The Vectrex Arcade System.  I can still remember seeing this system in the stores.  These were the days of

“Found In The Attic – The Little Sears Card”

Are you old enough to remember when Sears had that small credit card?  It was only about 2/3rds the height of every other credit card out there, which made it unique but also hard to store in a wallet.
The attached photos shows what the card looked like in 1981 — simple blue & white, with the standard Sears logo.  The photos show a pretty woman with big teeth happily showing the card.  There is also a photo of a family exiting a Sears store – the father wearing a bright blue 70s-style leisure suit.  The other photos highlight people ordering from Sears over the phone (very popular back then) as well as ordering in store from their well-known catalog. All-in-all, not a bad flyer for 30+ years ago.  More 2 come…

Are you old enough to remember when Sears had that small credit card?  It was only about 2/3rds the height of every other credit card out there, which made it unique but also hard to store in a wallet.The attached