Last week my good friend and site member Zippy Zapp sent me something very cool in the mail: an original Commodore Christmas Holiday Computer Sale catalog from 1987. I wanted to share a few photos of it here and pluck your nostalgic heart strings like the bard from Bard's Tale playing his lyre.
Back in the day you even had to pay $1 to get this catalog! They didn't ship it for free apparently.
Complete pages devoted to Activision, Electronic Arts, GEOS, Epyx, Timeworks ("When you've sold 1,800,007 programs you must be doing something right."), Firebird, Data East, Broderbund Software. It goes on and on.
Interestingly (and probably coincidentally) the catalog is exactly 64 pages long cover to cover. Also interestingly, it is 100% 8-bits. Not a single mention of Amiga to be found in this catalog in 1987. That must have been a completely separate catalog one had to order.
It's a time capsule of the greatest order, and one I'll be keeping in my nightstand for the occasional perusal.
Thanks, ZIppy Zapp! I really appreciate it. I hope those reading this do, too. (And if you'd like me to take a pic of anything I mentioned above, feel free to ask. I wasn't about to scan all 64 pages.)