All About Donkey Kong

All About Donkey Kong

Like a lot of kids, I was arcade obsessed in 1982, I even recall buying magazines about Donkey Kong. The kid who got Colecovision could guarentee popularity for much of 1983 (this expired by ’84)Those table top arcade games by Coleco that inspired hours of drooling for me. I remember really liking the commercials featuring “Video Man”, who would use his powers to shrink the arcade games to table top size.

videoman from colecovision
The years have not been kind to Video Man, with his supercuts hairstyle and silver members only jacket he looks kind of like a dorky uncle you avoid at family reunions. Again, the memory cheats…

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • rob! on June 27, 2007

    i had the Star Wars one, which i played endlessly.


  • Jon Busey-Hunt on June 28, 2007

    I had tabletop Donkey Kong, man, and it was fun. YOu were right to envy!

    Hey — watch out for the forthcoming documentary “King of Kong.” Trust me. It’s about the Donkey Kong world record, and the astonishing power struggle to best that record. Its pure genius.

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