Retro Catalog Scans Feature the Hi-Tech Gifts of Yesteryear

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 21st, 2012

This enormous cache of scanned catalogs from the 1970s and 1980s offer a fun peek at the must-have toys and gadgets of yesteryear. Browse the nearly 300 page collection for a shot of nostalgia and an appreciation for how much tech you get for your buck these days.

Courtesy of Reddit reader ZeroOne, we’re treated to a massive cache–274 scanned pages–of vintage catalogs. Hit up the link below to check out all the video game systems, digital watches, pinball machines, and other retro goodies you can handle.

Electronic Toys from Holidays Long Past [via Reddit]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/21/12
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