A 1972 Magnavox Odyssey Promo: I Like Them Cheesy

magnavoxPrior to super-slick marketing videos, there was cheesy (and endearing) promotional films, just like this rare 1972 footage telling you all about the ground breaking Magnavox Odyssey video game system – the electronic game of the future!

Since there was no YouTube back then, this super-8 film was distributed to TV dealers in the very obscure Magi-Cartridge film-loop format, which could be viewed on special display devices in the dealer showroom. Would this video have got your attention? I know this promo would have sucked me in to getting Mr. Baer’s Odyssey, but that’s because I like my promotional videos to be big and cheesy.

source: yorkie2


  1. […] Baer releases the world’s first home video games system, the Magnavox Odyssey. The Odyssey marks the birth of the first generation of home video gaming […]