Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Montgomery Ward scans: 1981 and 1982

Here's some more scans. I combined '81 and '82, since '81 was a pretty lackluster catalog.

1981

Those helmets kick serious ass, especially the yellow one.


Empire Strike Back

1982

A Smurfy Christmas Cover


Here's that "Total Immersion" thing I was talking about in the previous post. Here's what life would be if you ate, breathed and poohed Pac-man (Which I think I tried to do from ages 7 to 8)


Those Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man puppets are the most terrifying things I've seen in a while. Good, 'ole fashioned, armless-nightmare fuel.






The debut of GI JOE


Empire Strike Back




An excellent Atari spread from the fold out back cover of the catalog.


This blew my mind. A WKRP DJ booth control center record player. I'm a huge WKRP fan, but had no idea they did any merchandise. Santa, please bring me one of these, mint in the box. "Boooooogerrrrrr!!!"


Table top video games

5 comments:

gilligan said...

The WKRP turntable made my day. Thanks for that!

dguzman said...

Oh man, I BEGGED my mother for one of those StarForce helmets. Never got one. Thanks for reminding my of my childhood frustration...

Laura said...

We just got the first season of WKRP on DVD and I'm obsessed with the show now. This entry made me giggle. Dr. Johnny Fever was always my favorite.

FCG said...

I walked into an antique / collectible show about a year ago, and first thing I saw was the WKRP record player, without the pad or microphone. I had to buy it!

Louise said...

I have one of the WKRP turntables! Anyone like to buy it?