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« Marvel Sales | Main | 1989: Year of the Dork? »

Hey kids! Rip off your friends! Rip off yourself!

This ad was published in March 1984 cover-dated Marvel comics, meaning it was probably out at the end of 1983, which was the height of a major video game crash. I'm pretty sure we bought Atlantis (the example used in this ad) and a few other Imagic games for the Intellivision from the bargain bins at KB Toys for a couple of bucks. No way you could sell it for $11.95.

I suspect this was a way for some store or distributor to unload all their dusty inventory. I'd love to know how successful they were.

Atlantis was a fun game, though.

By fnord12 | September 17, 2010, 2:15 PM | Video Games