1982 “Little Boy” Atari 2600 TV Commercial

Atari - Little Boy - TV Commercial
As a person that finds himself humming the “Have You Played Atari Today?” theme on an almost daily basis it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I look back at these Atari TV commercials with a wistful smile on my face.

The real question is which do you prefer? The live action commercial or the animated one?

[Via] My Saturday Mornings

[Via] Dig That Box RETRO
Pay close attention to the :17 mark on the animated TV commercial. Are they using puppetry for the Breakout sequence, or possibly stop motion?


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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