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1983 Parker Brothers 100th Anniversary Catalog

Time again for a voyage of discovery, this time with an historically significant catalog from Parker Brothers! 1983 was their 100th anniversary, if you can believe that. Founded in 1883 by George S. Parker, who was responsible for most of the direction and creativity of the company over his long life until 1952. The company remained family owned until 1968 when the consolidation and buying slowly started happening in the toy and game industry. First purchased by General Mills, they would then pass through the hands of Kenner, Tonka and then finally Hasbro - providing Big-H with many of their current bellweather brands.

As always, there's plenty to enjoy between these covers. Yes I'll have a Krull boardgame please!

Or how about some Return of the Jedi merchandise, so close to the movie release that we get the excellent title of "Battle at Sarlacc's Pit". Plus, I have that Sidewinder game and it's awesome.

There's plenty of other intriguing, and more obscure, items in the catalog which I encourage you to explore, but I simply must front-page this spread of Atari titles - some real winners there!

Posted by charlie on July 19th 2012, 05:50 PM
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July 19th, 10:50 PM
I have the Krull card game (of course I do), but I've never been able to pull the trigger on the boardgame. One of those things I buy and never wind up looking one is playing a 30 year old board game with me, outside of special occasions. I'm not wasting a birthday wish on that!

Fun fact about the Atari game spread - some of those games were never released. Lord of the Rings, Hulk, and the Ewok game. Additionally, the ROTJ game that was released had to do with a Death Star battle, and not the Sarlaac pit.
July 20th, 07:12 PM
I think you mean "Sarlacc's Pit" don't you! :-)

And, what with all these vintage boardgame catalogs I've been posting, I would totally play the Krull game with you.
July 23rd, 01:16 PM
I'm sure that Sarlacc Pit game was released because I own it. Here's a reference for it, too:
July 23rd, 01:55 PM
Oh for sure - I believe Ieven have in my collection, someplace!

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