Toy Aisle Zen (1983): Atari

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Toys “R” Us, Sunnyvale, CA, 1983. The 5200 is listed at $160.00. The Atari 800 (back shelf, far right) is $500 (it was $1000 in 1980). A snapshot of the crash.

(Images via Computer History Museum)

3 Responses to “Toy Aisle Zen (1983): Atari”


  1. 1 Christopher R. Dotson July 31, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Awesome pictures, thank you for posting! I got my 400 in ’82 and 1200XL in ’83.

  2. 2 Blake Patterson August 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    My local Toys R Us in Hampton, VA had a computers section that looked EXACTLY like this. What heaven! Thanks for the pics!

  3. 3 jpindustrie September 2, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I remember those days…the systems themselves were in glass viewing areas like a museum lol like they were some artifacts from the future… thats how it was in the classic stores even up to late 1990s … until the video game section was made like target/wal mart’s…


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