Thursday, January 19, 2006

Retro: 1990 World of Nintendo Catalog

This post by "Bill" has just been making rounds on the net. More less, Bill has scanned every page from the World of Nintendo catalog from 1990, and cleverly updated the captions and pictures a la the skit on Late Night with Conan O'Brien called "Actual Items." You can't make this stuff up.

Back in the days of the NES, Nintendo ruled. Period. You didn't play "video games", you played "Nintendo." And so when the more general retail stores began to cash in on the gaming craze, they didn't set up video game departments. They set up Nintendo departments. Entire sections devoted to a single company, stocked high with any piece of shit you can imagine with Mario or Little Mac or even just the Nintendo logo slapped on it. It's really rather frightening when you get into it; I was desperately seeking this kind of crap as a kid, and even I didn't know there was this much merchandise out there.

[Via Joystiq]


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