Tag: arcade games

Retrotisement — Jordache jeans (with arcade game bonus!)

Retrotisement — Jordache jeans (with arcade game bonus!)

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First I want you to look at this 1980s ad for Jordache jeans... ... and then I want you to ask, in your best Nigel Tuffnel voice, "How much more '80s could this be?" The answer is none. None more '80s. Because this is so quintessentially '80s, what with the stonewashed jeans (with zippers on the legs!), big hair, billowy denim jackets, and row of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man arcade games. It's as if the photographer didn't want to drive across town to pick up his kid brother from the arcade after the shoot, so he figured he'd kill two birds with one stone. Related articles For The Ladies: Sessy Pac-Man Dresses (geekologie.com) Retro Arcade Furniture - These Classic Arcade Game Tables are Sure to Bring You Back (GALLERY) (trendhunter.com)
Video Game Daze: Coleco Tabletop Pac-Man

Video Game Daze: Coleco Tabletop Pac-Man

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Growing up, I was never very much into arcades. When it came to whiling away the precious days and weeks of my youth, I preferred to play video games at home. And in the early '80s there were plenty of platforms to choose from. One of the most interesting was the series of tabletop arcade games produced by Coleco. Coleco's strategy for miniaturizing video games apparently involved three crucial elements - A satin jacket, oversized navigator-style sunglasses and some jiggly hands. Being only 7 years old in 1982, I lacked the jacket and sunglasses. Therefore I had to wait until my birthday to receive my own tabletop arcade game. I ended up with Pac-Man, the undisputed king of video games in the 1980s (until he was dethroned in a bloodless coup by a seemingly harmless Italian plumber)....