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"Coleco - The Complete History" hardback book coming June 2016


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#1 Arenafoot

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:10 PM

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$35.99

 

For the very first time, discover the fascinating and detailed history of one of the video game industry first player. From a leather supplier company, learn how the humble Connecticut Leather Company become the tentacular Coleco Industries and conquered the toys and electronic games business.

Available in June 2016


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#2 Yo-Yo

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

I hope they change the cover before the book comes out. It's a pretty boring looking cover....
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#3 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:59 PM

It looks like a college course book.

 

"Professor Retrogamer, you will have to put together a History course for the school this year."

 

"Awww jeez, really? Well if I have to, I guess I can...waitaminit! I got it!"

 

 

sign me up


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#4 Yo-Yo

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:07 PM

It's boring and not a single screen from a game on the cover or a picture of the console. Who came up with that? Let's hope the book is 100x better than the cover. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover.
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#5 DeLorean

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:45 PM

I wonder if they will have sections for toys and leather?
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#6 RickR

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:24 PM

I'm going to guess that there's a lot of non-video game material in this book.  Cabbage Patch Kids especially.  Seems like electronics only came near the end of their history.  And the failure of Adam killed them off.  I've always been intrigued with Coleco....if they'd  have just stuck with Colecovision and not bothered with Adam...would they have survived?  According to all that I've read, CV sold well up to the very end of it's existence. 


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#7 atarilbc

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 01:17 AM

What, no Gemini on the cover?

#8 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

It's boring and not a single screen from a game on the cover or a picture of the console. Who came up with that? Let's hope the book is 100x better than the cover. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover.

 

I see a screenshot of Donkey Kong...

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