Straight from the cover of the December 1983 issue of Electronic Games comes this bountiful bunch of Christmas game goodies. There's lots of stuff crammed in here — video game cartridge "multiplexers," joysticks and joystick accessories, a classic Commodore monitor, a special video game desk, an infamous robot, and even some handheld Nintendo products!
So, how many products in this picture can you name?
Whomever names the most specific product models that appear in the picture above gets to be VC&G's 2006 Game Elf of the Year!
Ok, so I just made that up. Still, give it your best shot in the comments below. Now, on to our next item:
The two-page scan above is from EG's 1983 Christmas gift guide, in the same issue as the fist scan. You'll find lots of goodies here as well, but most are a repeat from the cover.
I actually own the ancient LaserDisc player featured on this page (lower left). My unit was manufactured in April 1981 and its operational laser is as big as a large can of spray paint! It's cool though; I'm planning on building a laser cannon out of it when I get the time. Funnily enough, the equivalent laser these days is probably about half the size of your (yes, I'm talking to you, Gordo!) thumb.
[ Special thanks to McPhail Hunt for donating this issue. ]
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