Dear God, could they have picked a nerdier looking kid? Anyway... my family became proud owners of an Atari back in 1982; but we never made the leap to ColecoVision. My neighbors had it (hell, one even had an Intellivision), but mine was an Atari-only household until Nintendo reared its ugly head in 1988 - and with it Mario, Zelda and Metroid.
Here's a very thin magazine that may appeal to some of you who owned a ColecoVision; a few sample pages are below...
Damn. I don't remember hardly any of these games. Pepper II, Smurfs, Space Panic.... ?
I'm sure hipsters would love to get their irony-laden hands on this T-shirt; but back in 1984, this shirt was your ticket to getting picked last in gym class.
Again, I didn't have a ColecoVision, but I did play it... and I recall the buttons being rarely used. This was still essentially a simple Atari joystick, and the useless keypad just made it awkward to hold. Am I remembering this right?
Not remembering the cassette tape thingy either. Anyway, please drop some change in the tip jar and help keep the vintage goodness coming.