Hartford, Conn. Coleco Industries, Inc. 1977. Ephemera. Single Sheet. 8 1/2 X 11 Inches. Original single-sheet folder with insert. Very Good +. Item #541
Original 1977 advertising brochure (with the Testar Arcade Insert) for the Telstar Combat, Ranger, Galazy, Ranger Colormatic, Gemini, Colormatic, Regent and Alpha game systems. Originally introduced in 1976, the Telstar system hit it's stride in '77 with the addition of games that stepped beyond the simple "Pong" based earlier offerings. The Arcade system (the insert) advertised here was one one of the first systems in the world to offer cartridges that would allow for more than just a few built-in games. The addition of color set the systems apart as well. Coleco might be better known for their later Cabbage Patch Kids, but the Telstar systems should not be overlooked. A serious stepping stone in the video gaming industry. Vibrant original colors.