leisure time electronics

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

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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