Highlights from Christmas 1977.

November 3rd, 2009

KLOV forum member Empire found a Montgomery Wards catalog from 1977, and has been uploading scans of the choice bits.

Video Games:

The newest development in full-color electronic TV games!
1977 was the tail-end of the dedicated console era, and most of these didn’t have long to live. By the time kids got down to circling their favorite items in the catalog, the Atari VCS would have already been released.
Telstar Galaxy
Bally Arcade
APF 4-player gun game
Telstar Combat

Toys:
Shogun Warriors
1977 was also just prior to the three and three-fourths inch action figure explosion, started by Takara (in response to higher plastic costs due to the oil crisis), and dominated by Kenner’s Star Wars line.
Superheroes and Space:1999
You just dumb, son. You just dumb.
Redd Foxx

Housewares:

Beer can collections must’ve been a back East thing.
Show-off Beer Can Rack

Hm. Guess that’s pretty accurate for a 1977 fridge, except I don’t see any cigarette cartons in the freezer.
Meat
More meat