Christmas Morning, 1975 and 1976: Pong

Christmas 1975 Pong

Christmas Pong 1976

The first photo comes from DudesLife and shows the brothers playing the first commercial home version of Pong, the Sears-exclusive “Tele-Games” Pong.

In the second photo, via Michael Schroeder, dad and son play what looks like Atari’s C-100 Pong, released in 1976. (Pat Schroeder, seen in the poster on the wall, was the first woman from Colorado to be elected to Congress.)

The shot below (source unknown) shows the Super Pong (C-140) box on a Christmas morning in ’76 or ’77. Super Pong featured four games, while the other versions played only one. Compare all the versions at Pong Story.

Christmas 1970s Pong

2 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1975 and 1976: <em>Pong</em>”

  1. 1 narvo December 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Aw man, CLASSIC! Great post. Super ’70s overload, big time. Totally cool shot of that TCR slot racing set and the cherry skate with those blazin’ red fresh polyurethane wheels! Straight from the golden age right there.

    • 2 Tom Beiter December 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

      I was going to mention that TCR set too. TOTAL CONTROL RACING! I can still hear the commercial. I received the Semi truck TCR set for Christmas one year and was very disappointed to discover they didn’t make the diesel HONK HONK like they did in the commercial.

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