The folks at The Retroist have an entry up featuring scans of the video games and systems offered in the 1983 Sears Wish Book:
Man does that bring back memories. 1983 was the year the video game market cratered and it looked like home systems would be nothing more than a passing fad. It took Nintendo’s NES to get the ball rolling again in 1985. That didn’t stop me from drooling all over these pages hoping that I’d get a cartridge or two as Christmas presents. The full article has 19 pages covering all the consoles available at the time including the venerable Odyssey II and the various offerings from Coleco. Remember the Colecovision? I do, one of my friends owned it and it was amazing how well it reproduced arcade titles. You can also see the Atari 5200 we bought just in time to have it go tits up.
Yes, there’s nothing like looking back fondly at games your kids wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole these days to make you feel old and wistful.