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MathUser2929



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: 1st nes advertisement Reply with quote

This appeared on twitter yesterday. Pretty neat stuff; hopefully the complete text will follow.



Note that the 2nd image is mirrored. You can see the Nintendo logo is backwards, so the dpad woulda been on the left side as usual.
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MathUser2929



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pics:




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drx



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Frank Cifaldi! We could use someone like that on Lost Levels.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brochure is different than the ad, but I've got that here too.
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MathUser2929



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that. Anyway, you make kotaku.

http://kotaku.com/it-took-five-years-for-one-man-to-find-the-first-nes-ad-1790282948?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done! Quite fascinating to see.
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ICEknight



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Wireless Data Recorder

...Surely they were bluffing?
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KingMike



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe that wasn't how it was intended to be read?
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Kid Fenris



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:
It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
I see wires there.

KingMike wrote:
Maybe that wasn't how it was intended to be read?

What else could they mean?
Quote:
We worked very hard to make sure this picture would be missing something.
A maze of wires.
Because we've always felt tangled wires and cords got in the way of enjoying home video entertainment.
So we replaced them with infrared controllers that allow you the same freedom of movement as a T.V. remote controller.
We also make lots of other wireless peripherals for the Advanced Video System. Like a joystick. A combination light wand and gun. A data recorder. Even a keyboard.
In fact, the only wires you'll find are the two cords that plug the cartridge controller into the wall and into your television.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have sucked if they went the battery route. I couldn't have afforded all those batteries back then. Anyway, the data recorder could have been wireless if it connected to the port on the bottom of the nes like a sega cd 2.
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Kid Fenris



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
I see wires there.


And you'll see them on the controllers, the light gun, and other peripherals that Nintendo initially considered making wireless on the NES.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Quote:
Wireless Data Recorder

...Surely they were bluffing?
It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
I see wires there.
And you'll see them on the controllers, the light gun, and other peripherals that Nintendo initially considered making wireless on the NES.
...And that's why those are not the same things shown here. =|
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The collapsible light gun is boffo!
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Kid Fenris



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Quote:
Wireless Data Recorder

...Surely they were bluffing?
It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
I see wires there.
And you'll see them on the controllers, the light gun, and other peripherals that Nintendo initially considered making wireless on the NES.
...And that's why those are not the same things shown here. =|


You really think this was supposed to be anything other than a wireless, re-cased version of an already existing Famicom peripheral?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Kid Fenris wrote:
ICEknight wrote:
Quote:
Wireless Data Recorder

...Surely they were bluffing?
It would've been this thing, surely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famicom_Data_Recorder
I see wires there.
And you'll see them on the controllers, the light gun, and other peripherals that Nintendo initially considered making wireless on the NES.
...And that's why those are not the same things shown here. =|
You really think this was supposed to be anything other than a wireless, re-cased version of an already existing Famicom peripheral?
...No, I think this was supposed to be a wireless, re-cased version of the already existing Famicom peripheral, which would have been too amazing because I don't think there ever was a home computer or console system that used a wireless cassette recorder.

But the marketing folks were probably bluffing and hoping that their crazy wishes would magically come true.
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