Enjoy this Mid-Eighties Commercial for Circuit City

The Circuit City that we would all come to know stared in 1984, a year before this commercial was released. Before that it was known as Wards. I had not heard of Circuit City until the mid Nineties and only find out about Wards a few years ago.

This nice bit of mid-Eighties advertising has a Tron/video game vibe and while it looks like they spend some money putting it together, it also feels wonderfully amateurish, which is one of my favorite combinations.

I want that boombox.


The Retroist

Editor/Podcaster at Retroist
The Retroist is like a BBQ on a bun without the bones. You're only human daddy. Chomp!

Never Miss an Episode

Stay up-to-date on the latest from the Retroist Podcast. Sign up and receive email notifications when there's a new episode of the Retroist Podcast or when we launch new podcasts.
* indicates required

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.