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1982 adverts

Commodore

1982

"Ronnie Barker and the Commodore PET Advert"

At the same time as William "Captain Kirk" Shatner was advertising for Commodore in the US, the UK saw TV's Ronnie Barker pressed in to service, here with a nod towards Barker's knack of word-play (of...

Commodore

1982

"Ronnie Barker and the Commodore PET Advert #2"

Another in a sequence of adverts featuring TV's Ronnie Barker, this time making a play on UK place names, and rounded off with a not-too-subtle gag about boobs ("Bristols" being one of the myriad euph...

Commodore

1982

The First Honest-to-Goodness Full Color Computer

The US counterpart to Ronnie Barker, who had been pressed in to service advertising Commodore PETs in the UK with his trademark punnery and word-play, was none other than William "Captain Kirk" Shatne...

Commodore

January 1982

"VIC-20 Colour Computer - What VIC-20 Can Do For You"

This nice gate-fold sales material was made for the VIC-20 a few months after its UK launch. It's full of archetypal 80s people looking at screens, and the blurb contains information on how the VIC 20...

Nascom/Lucas

February 1982

"Nascom 3 - from Lucas Logic"

Perhaps implausibly from the company better known for car parts - belts, bulbs and oil filters and so on - comes the Nascom 3, courtesy of Lucas Logic. Lucas had bought Nascom in 1982, after a previo...

Sharp

February 1982

"First time on Earth - Sharp MZ-80B"

Perhaps unique in laying claim to some sort of extra-terrestrial origin, comes this advert for the Sharp MZ-80B. The "large" integrated screen had 320x300 pixel resolution and its processor was a Zilo...

ACT/Victor

March 1982

Seeing is believing: ACT Sirius 1

In the year that the IBM PC was finally launched in the UK comes this advert for the ACT Sirius 1. It was designed by 6502 and Commodore PET legend Chuck Peddle, who had acrimoniously left Commodore i...