Friday, March 5, 2010

Arcade Flyer: TRON

It's rather amazing how much stuff that is now collectible was once considered trash.
Above is an example of this metamorphosis: a flier sent to arcade owners and managers in the early 1980s to persuade them to order Tron. These kinds of things were once tossed in the trash but have since turned into valued relics.

Back around 1984 one of the home computer systems (Atari? Intellivision? I forget which) created a joy stick for home computers modeled on Tron's arcade controller. I saw it a few times, but never managed to secure one. Depending on my mood, Tron is my absolute favorite arcade game ... other times Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong hold the top spot.

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