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Scans from the 1983 Sears Fall and Winter catalog

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Pretty cool!  Note the beige PEB has the text in the upper left corner.  Never had seen that before.

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Before someone asks the only beige units released to retail were the consoles, joysticks, cassette recorder there's prototypes of the speech synthesizer and the other side cars but not released. If I remember correctly that beige expansion box and monitor were painted for the marketing materials.

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That beige telephone coupler never made it release either, IIRC. Note that there seem to be a reasonable number of beige joysticks out there too, but they were all assembled with black cables and don't have serial numbers, so they are more properly prototypes too.

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3 hours ago, oracle_jedi said:

And a beige console with an actual power LED!  😍

Well, a hole for one anyways...

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The console is labeled "TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FAMILY COMPUTER 99/4A".

Very nice!

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I am very surprised to see the pCode expansion card being sold through Sears.

 

It is both a niche product and significantly expensive than the computer itself (not counting the associated memory expansion, disk drive, etc.). 

 

I wonder if any expansion cards were sold via this catalogue. 

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15 minutes ago, jhd said:

 

I am very surprised to see the pCode expansion card being sold through Sears.

 

It is both a niche product and significantly expensive than the computer itself (not counting the associated memory expansion, disk drive, etc.). 

 

I wonder if any expansion cards were sold via this catalogue. 

I would love to see more get scanned; I remember quite a lot of TI stuff in Sears catalogues.

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