Exclusive Leisure Time Electronics and Toy & Hobby World raw archive: 1980 - 1981

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Among the many fine individuals Matt Barton and I interviewed for the upcoming feature film documentary, "Woot!: The Videogame Revolution" (working title), was Robert "Bob" J. Citelli, a long-time marketing professional who has been involved with some very interesting companies and associations over the years. Mr. Citelli was kind enough to bring materials from two of these ventures, Toy & Hobby World, and Leisure Time Electronics, both industry publications from 1980 - 1981, which I was able to take back on the plane with me for archiving. Unfortunately, both time and the oversized format of most of these publications has precluded me from properly scanning them, so I used my Canon digital camera for raw captures that can be processed later (these publications need to be mailed back later this week unaltered). Besides all the toy stuff, obviously, there are incredible contemporary accounts and advertising of rare items from Atari, Mattel, Bally, APF, Avalon Hill and other videogame and computer companies, including products that never saw commercial release. Even in the state it's presently in, I think it's well worth checking through the images as there's plenty of "buried" treasure in there. Click here. There are over 630 images (pages), so if you find something of interest, point it out so I can process that page or pages into clean images sooner rather than later. Enjoy!

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Bill Loguidice
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Areas of greatest interest

Here are the areas of greatest interest I was able to identify while running through the images online:

Mattel (Intellivision, Keyboard Component):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635123709/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635961518/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...

Votrax Speech:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635129605/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260852/in/set-721576198704001...

Apple II/III:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260852/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636261496/in/set-721576198704001...

Atari (VCS, Cosmos, wireless controllers, computers, etc.):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635943998/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636075422/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635262915/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636076644/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636077400/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636158554/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636185808/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636193816/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635382611/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635444479/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635449107/in/set-721576198704001...

Activision:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635383411/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635448103/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636263598/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635449107/in/set-721576198704001...

Woefully outdated:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635302637/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636135312/in/set-72157619870400110/

Texas Instruments (Speech, TI-99/4):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636154232/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635341451/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260852/in/set-721576198704001...

Commodore (VIC 20):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...

Personal Computers and Computer Software:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636182600/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635372725/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635373379/in/set-72157619870400110/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635381249/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636195888/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635382611/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636198026/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636219790/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636224768/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636256986/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635442961/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635444479/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260062/in/set-721576198704001...

APF (Imagination Machine, etc.):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636193816/in/set-721576198704001...

Avalon Hill Microcomputer:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636195888/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635444479/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260062/in/set-721576198704001...

TRS-80/Radio Shack/CoCo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635444479/in/set-721576198704001...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636260062/in/set-721576198704001...

Automated Simulations/Epyx:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635444479/in/set-721576198704001...

Programmable Cartridges Rejuvenate Videogames:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3636201760/in/set-721576198704001...

Bally Astrocade:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loguidice/3635443443/in/set-721576198704001...

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Matt Barton
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Have you thought about just

Have you thought about just taking all these into Kinko's or something and having them scanned? I agree; this is a lifetime opportunity to get this stuff.

Check it out here.

At any rate, thanks for all the hard work! this stuff is fantastic.

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Matt Barton wrote:

Have you thought about just taking all these into Kinko's or something and having them scanned? I agree; this is a lifetime opportunity to get this stuff.

Check it out here.

At any rate, thanks for all the hard work! this stuff is fantastic.

That would be up to Mr Citelli if he wanted them taken apart for scanning. Then of course there's the expense. As it is, at least I have the information available, which is key, since it's all first hand stuff. Even if it's not perfectly imaged (and far from it), we have the information. I'll be mailing these back on Friday.

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Do they have to be taken

Do they have to be taken apart for scanning? If I were you, I'd at least look into it before mailing them back. I could try to help out with the costs. I don't see why Mr. Citelli would mind as long as they weren't damaged. After all, he loaned them to us for a reason. ;)

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Materials
Matt Barton wrote:

Do they have to be taken apart for scanning? If I were you, I'd at least look into it before mailing them back. I could try to help out with the costs. I don't see why Mr. Citelli would mind as long as they weren't damaged. After all, he loaned them to us for a reason. ;)

They can be re-requested at a later date if someone were so motivated. Most of the materials are 11 x 14 or greater in size.

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