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2nd December '15 0 740

Superman, Wonder Woman, Radio Shack’sTRS-80, and You

Way back in 1982, Radio Shack -- "the biggest name in little computers" -- and DC Comics combined forces....

1st December '15 0 1150

Remembering 'The Wonder Computer of the 1980s' - The Commodore VIC-20

The first home computer to sell a million units was the Commodore VIC-20, an 8-bit unit hawked by Star Trek star William Shatner and released on the market in 1981.

24th November '15 2 919

You Can’t Beat the System: Remembering the Colecovision Game System (1982 – 1984)

23rd November '15 1 806

Thought, Action and Reaction: The Age of the Magnavox Odyssey (1972)

The first commercially available home video game system...

17th November '15 3 3848

More Games, More Fun: Remembering the Atari VCS (1978)

I officially entered the video game era on Christmas morning, 1978

16th November '15 2 576

George Plimpton: Voice of Mattel's Intellivision

George Plimpton (1927-2003) was a Renaissance Man in the truest sense of that word.

12th November '15 1 937

The High Performance Machine: Remembering GCE’s Vectrex (1982)

8th November '15 2 1380

The Great Superhero Playsets of the 1970s

With companies like Mego, Ideal, and Amsco in the game, the disco decade was a great era to be a kid, and especially one who for fans of superheroes.

5th November '15 3 2345

Add An Extra Dimension to Play: The Famous World War II Battle of Navarone Giant Playset

One of the greatest non sci-fi playsets of my childhood in the 1970s-80s was this impressive “Famous World War II Battle of Navarone Giant Playset.”

1st November '15 0 999

Dino-Mite! Those Prehistoric Saturday Mornings of 1974

The Year was 1974 B.C. (Before Cable). The time and day: Saturday mornings.