Hartford: Coleco Industries, 1978. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's stapled illustrated paper wraps.
Early catalog of Coleco Industries first-generation gaming systems, primarily different versions of Telstar. Originally founded in 1938 as the Connecticut Leather Company – selling leather and leather production supplies to shoemakers – Coleco Industries would eventually become one of the most important developers of toys and early video gaming systems. Coleco entered the video game market shortly after the arrival of Atari's wildly popular game, Pong, with the very first Pong clone, Telstar Tennis (here advertised as a bundle of Tennis, Hockey, Handball and Jai Alai). Beyond their seminal gaming console ColecoVision, which came out in 1982 as another clone of an Atari product, they are notably known for the creation and distribution of the widely popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls and franchise. Includes promotional pamphlet for Coleco Industries advertising efforts in 1978. Light soiling to rear wrap, light wear to spine and edges. Near fine. Item #1546