Atari Dreams

Atari Dreams

My grandmother never threw catalogs out, she let them sit until the new one came in.

So I can remember spending the better part of a year staring at this image, plotting as to how I would make the Atari 2600 mine.

I had to get my first job but it was so worth it and it changed Christmas forever.

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.


  • Armpit Studios on December 22, 2016

    I still feel like there's an RGB sunburst emanating from me when I think about playing my 2600.

  • Anonymous on January 7, 2017

    My dad and I used to play the "Combat" cartridge non-stop. I even recognize the Ricochet-Fire Maze Tank game on the screen. But in all the years of playing, we never got the 2600 to create the RGB sunburst shown. Was it a special easter-egg? 😀

    Anybody else notice the guy isn't even holding the joystick and the elegant lady beside him is holding her joystick sideways, without her fingers even near the fire button?

  • Armpit Studios on January 7, 2017

    Good eye.

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