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Retro Ads: Atari Arcade Flyers

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Before store owners could dazzle children out of their quarters with glitzy arcade cabinets, vendors had to convince them to buy the machines in the first place. The Arcade Flyer Archive has an impressive collection of ads dating back to the late '70s aimed at businesses.

Over the next few months, I hope to give you an insight on how companies tried to get people to buy their less-than-affordable machines. Today we're looking at a set of early Atari flyers.


This mustachioed gentleman prefers Atari.

 

Vectors

Vectors will blow your mind.


Visoneering

The Atari Visioneering Department.


Dig Dug

That's…horrifying.


Atari People 1

Atari People 1


Atari people 2

Atari People 2


Atari People 3

Atari People 3


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