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Mattel Electronics Portable Electronic Games

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Feb 3rd, 2015. Artwork published in
circa 1976
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    Source: http://www.museumofplay.org Photo © Museum of Play. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Football, 1977

    “Mattel began making handheld electronic games in 1976, beginning with a handheld version of Missile Command. Games such as Auto Race and Football soon followed, and were sold through Sears. By 1978, these games were huge hits, selling as many as 50,000 per week. Mattel eventually turned their attention to the production of the Intellivision console system, but these early handheld games continue to remain an important part of their history with electronic games.” — Museum of Play

    The Mattel Electronics logo appears to be Gemini Computer with customized ‘M’, ‘A’, and ‘N’.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Joe Haupt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Baseball, 1978

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Joe Haupt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Auto Race, 1976

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Joe Haupt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Soccer, 1978

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    Sub Chase, 1978

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Joe Haupt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Football 2, 1978

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Joe Haupt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Basetball 2, 1979

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Corey Holms. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Armor Battle, 1978

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Corey Holms. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Football, 1977

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Corey Holms. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Missle Attack, 1976. Logo a customized Futura Display?

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo by Corey Holms. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Basketball, 1978

    Typefaces

    • Gemini Computer
    • Yagi Double
    • Information Extra Bold Wide
    • Futura Display
    • Antique Olive
    • Handel Gothic
    • Eurostile
    • Univers
    • Helvetica

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