A Blast Of Nostalgia!

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I was surfing around YouTube and found this TV commercial for the Intellivision from Mattel Electronics – my first ever electronic gadget. I had one of these back in 1984 before I had my first home computer. I loved it at first, but became bored of it because I couldn’t program it and make my own games!

Did you any of you folks have one?

What I love about it now is the faux wooden effect on the side and the handset with the cheap buttons and inlays you could slot in for specific games. My favorite game was Tron Deadly Discs . This was a heated battle of wits, cheap graphics and white noise sound effects. I still feel the adrenalin now just watching the video:

Or perhaps you had the Colecovision instead? I was very jealous as a 12 year old of anyone who had one of these!

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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  1. Chinese Bill

    I had one of these too, back in the day. I loved B17 bomber – the computerized speech was delightfully bad. I am going to buy one of these on eBay!

  2. Phil Stubbs

    Lol! I had a Colecovision and looked down on you Intellivision people 🙂


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