24 December 2014 @ 06:37 am

Our events for today and tomorrow: My Favorite Christmas Gifts---ads for the favorite gifts you ever got. Also, What I Wanted for Christmas and Never Got---that's self explanatory. AND movie trailers!! Christmas themed movies! (Please put movie trailers behind a cut & if you use the LJ short cut code button remove the [/lj-cut] replace [ with < that they automatically place with the [lj-cut] or it won't cut; if you can't figure it out, no worries!!!) Plus OPEN POST, right here! (And it goes without saying, any other type ad is welcome, you don't have to use those themes) And of course, Christmas ads!

If you've come here from the LJ front page, could you let me know? We're trying out the promo thing. If you're new, please read our few rules here.

OPEN POST!!! Haven't had one in quite awhile. If you're home alone, bored, stuck with relatives or around people who you need to vent about, wanna discuss sports, what's going on in your life, or what's going on in the world, ANYTHING AT ALL, right here is the place. There is no restrictions on language (I'd never last ;) just please treat other commenters with respect. But if you need to post a string of expletives about your Aunt Bertha who treats you like a 5 year old? GO FOR IT!! I'll be home all day today and most of tomorrow (with a short trip out to a buffay). Post memes, NON-vintage ads here, whatever you want!! :)
Beware those "regular Club prices + shipping and handling."

11 June 2014 @ 06:00 am
The rest of the time, using your brain is just a huge pain in the ass!

Sit real close kids. It's Trivial Pursuit on your screen.  Mom's too excited, sis has some polka-dots on those PJs, and little bro is (redacted beacuse he's too young), and poor dad's just a floating head.  QUIZAGON, what have you done??

How much of this excruciating video can you sit through?

04 May 2014 @ 09:09 am

Image courtesy of the Dragon's Lair Project, "your original source for all laserdisc gaming needs since 1997" - seriously, this site is immense.
This game was on the very first PC compatible system I ever had. I bought it used. It had all sorts of odd stuff on it.

04 May 2014 @ 08:23 am
I've never seen one of these. I wonder if they actually sold any or if they all ended up in that same New Mexico burial ground as the ET game cartridges.

03 May 2014 @ 09:33 pm
I don't know why I even thought of this one.

The ad is safe for work (pretty much) but the game wasn't hence the NSFW tag. I never actually played it, but we sold a fair number of them when I worked at CompUSA. 
03 May 2014 @ 08:44 am
I loved the movie and I loved playing this game at the arcade!  -the light cycles and the spiders especially.

Ad from Bally Midway  promoting a rather uninteresting product. :D

Soundtrack Promo: "The Movie that Makes the Fantasy of Video Games Real!"


A product tie-in that I would not have expected:

02 May 2014 @ 08:30 pm
Looking for ads?  A few (very few) at http://old-video-game-ads.tumblr.com/ & classicvgcommercials’ YouTube channel

I'm really going to regret hearing this little ditty  #earworm

02 May 2014 @ 05:53 pm
Underrated, awesome, disgusting* and very hard NES game. The commercial both disturbed and entranced me as a kid:

Ignore the preview... hope this works...


WGNX 46 (Atlanta) Commercial Breaks (1990/1991)-Part 2 of 2

(during Tiny Toon Adventures! Great commercials)

*Think Lifeforce aka Salamander.

Featuring John Kassir.  This commercial scared me when I was a kid, and I refused to play the game because of it.
Weekend event friday may 2 through sunday may 4 Video games in ads!!!

and just a heads up, Monday May 5 our contest Starts: Alcohol in Ads, get your booze ads ready! :) yes, i'll post the rules post sunday!
29 December 2013 @ 09:23 pm
If you liked Atari or just liked their old Break Out game.

Google has one hidden you can play for free.


07 May 2013 @ 08:06 pm
ranging from the 70s and 80s, with a few celebrities tossed in

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19 February 2013 @ 08:39 am
Vintage Ad #1,035: Learn to Brave New Worlds