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Old Sears catalog scans

Dec 10, 2009 at 7:40:35 PM
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This guy took the time to scan the video game pages of old Sears catalogs.  Pretty cool stuff.  Not sure if he is a member here? 

Check out the first ad under 1990: Dawn of the 16-Bit Era.  I didn't know California Raisin's was that far along.

http://www.huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/index.html


Dec 10, 2009 at 7:44:11 PM
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I have an old catalog from the 90s I found in my attic also. I could scan it up if there is some interest. It was cool looking to see what games they had, and some of the prices. All games werent the same price like today, some SNES games they wanted like $70 for!

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Dec 10, 2009 at 7:47:06 PM
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I would definitely be interested in it. I almost bought a few old catalogs just too look at the old video games. Does that mean I'm obsessed like the rest of the members on here??!!

Dec 10, 2009 at 7:53:11 PM
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I'll see if i can locate it again a little later if I remember.
What part of Wisco are you in btw?

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Dec 10, 2009 at 8:06:24 PM
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Thanks! And pm'ed ya.

Dec 10, 2009 at 8:28:09 PM
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I really could have used something like that when I had to make an insurance claim on a sealed Goldeneye a few years back.

One of the things they needed for "proof of value" was an advertisement with a price on it in a magazine or catalog. Seeing as how I was selling a sealed N64 game in 2004, you can imagine that I couldn't come across anything for proof.

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Dec 10, 2009 at 9:08:29 PM
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Very cool stuff! I love looking at old adverts.

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Dec 10, 2009 at 9:26:07 PM
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That's super cool, and you brought up a cool point about California Raisins. I knew that they were a little bit into it, but that looks far .

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Dec 10, 2009 at 9:57:45 PM
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With the horrible exchange rate in the 90's most NES games were $100 CDN each upon release.

Dec 10, 2009 at 10:04:55 PM
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Is it just me or do the Karate Kid and Bionic Commando screenshots look strange?

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Dec 10, 2009 at 10:24:09 PM
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Originally posted by: Hades Rejects

I would definitely be interested in it. I almost bought a few old catalogs just too look at the old video games. Does that mean I'm obsessed like the rest of the members on here??!!


WELCOME...........lmao

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Dec 10, 2009 at 10:53:18 PM
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i got one from the 70s pretty cool

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Dec 11, 2009 at 9:37:53 AM
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Originally posted by: NESMASTER14

Is it just me or do the Karate Kid and Bionic Commando screenshots look strange?


They look extremely strange. Definately not the final versions or perhaps screenshots from the famicom versions?

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Dec 11, 2009 at 10:49:00 AM
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I've got a Sears mini catalog devoted to just NES from that era that I've been meaning to scan. It's pretty cool looking.

Dec 11, 2009 at 4:26:51 PM
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1. The screenshot for Jaws is also not from the real game.

2. In theLittle Nemo screen shot the gorilla has his cigar in his mouth still.

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Edited: 12/11/2009 at 04:32 PM by Herbalist

Dec 11, 2009 at 4:34:26 PM
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Is anybody able to find any scans from the 1986 Sears Wish Book? That one would be interesting to me as the first one after the NES went national. I can find 1985 & 1987 out there, but not that one.

-Brian

Dec 11, 2009 at 8:24:29 PM
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thanks for sharing. looking at that makes me feel 10 again. i remember playin kid icarus on the m82 at sears.

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Dec 11, 2009 at 11:51:52 PM
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That was fun to look through

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Dec 12, 2009 at 11:39:33 AM
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If anyone hasn't looked through the rest of the site I would suggest doing so, he has written alot about when he worked at Electronics Boutique and its pretty funny to read. Its under video games > features > my lozer phase

Dec 12, 2009 at 12:01:44 PM
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It's interesting to see BMX Trial on the Master System scan, as that was never released outside of Japan (Well, apart from Korea). Especially considering they had a price for it and a catalog number.

Dec 12, 2009 at 12:19:00 PM
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Originally posted by: brideck

Is anybody able to find any scans from the 1986 Sears Wish Book? That one would be interesting to me as the first one after the NES went national. I can find 1985 & 1987 out there, but not that one.

-Brian




Found this today:

http://www.retroist.com/2008/12/09/1986-sears-catalog-nes-on...


Dec 14, 2009 at 6:42:51 PM
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Nice, thanks.  No Clu Clu Land?  What a travesty!
And a big box Gyromite & Stack-Up for the low, low price of $35 apiece.  What a deal.

-Brian


Dec 14, 2009 at 9:50:21 PM
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hey, can you scan the ladies underwear section of the catalog?

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Edited: 12/14/2009 at 09:50 PM by gavmasterflash

Dec 19, 2009 at 11:06:17 AM
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Also the Legend of Zelda is from the Famicom Version because you can tell the "numbers" and "letters" have different font. I know because I have the Famicom version.

Also, the Karate Kid DOES looks strange.

EDIT: I love how one of the Castlevania and Mission Impossible screen got switched and Battletoads screen shot is upside down.


Edited: 12/19/2009 at 11:28 AM by Edge