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1980s Black and White Video Arcade Game Cardboard Cutout / Standup / Standee

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  • 1980s Black and White Video Arcade Game  Cardboard Cutout

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Atari arcade game commercial - Dig Dug 02:25

The commercial was part of Atari's first nationwide ad campaign - "Get Out And Sell Hard Show". Entertainment Tonight did a segment on the making of it, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t8dk51HhmY Here's the (partial) credits for it: Manny Perez - director Kathy Erskine - creator/supervisor Young & Rubicam Advertising (now called Y&R) Jerry Cammisa - producer Ralf D. Bode - director of photography (Dressed To Kill Coal Miner's Daughter) James Spencer - production designer, head of special effects crew from Poltergeist The commercial won a Clio award (http://www.clioawards.com/) back in the day, and it was the 1st arcade video game to be advertised on the big screen - according to an April 1983 article in Videogaming Illustrated (pg. 22): http://www.2600connection.com/library/magazines/vg_ill/vg_ill.html Toby "y-bot" Wickwire was kind enough to transfer this long-lost commercial from 16mm film for us. The song in the commercial was originally written and performed by Chubby Checker. A cassette tape of it was recently found by Matt Osborne, who is the son of Atari's former VP of Marketing Don Osborne (article - https://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/listen--chubby-checker-s-long-lost-dig-dug-song-192445689.html;_ylt=A0LEVwyIygdUMRIANhdXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzYmwycWd1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTY1NV8x). The reason for why the Chubby Checker version wasn't used is unknown and possibly lost to time.

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Product Description

1980s Black and White Video Arcade Game Cardboard Cutout / Standup / Standee 

Product Features:

  • Perfect for 1980s parties and events
  • Depicts a Video Arcade Game
  • Measures 184 cm tall x 86cm wide
  • Manufactured from high quality fluted cardboard
  • Folds down for easy storage
  • Self-supporting via easel/strut attached to the reverse of the cutout
  • Worldwide fast shipping via tracked courier

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