Thursday, January 09, 2014

Come On Down! (Answers)

Here are the actual retail prices from the Price is Right game posted earlier today.

Click to early seasons of Drew Carey-size.

Come On Down!

Today's featured article is from issue 14 of Games magazine, dated November/December 1979. It's one of those "how much did it cost" nostalgia pricing games, which usually wouldn't be of any interest to me at all. But not only does this one feature Bob Barker and The Price is Right, it features the byline "Credit permission by Bob Barker and Price Productions, Inc." which to mind mind makes it at least somewhat "official."

(Click Pictures to Enlarge.)

Jot down what you think your answers might be. I'm going to set this up so that Blogger should automatically post the answers and the other players' scores this afternoon some time. We'll see if that work.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wheel of Sassy

The cover of the September 1994 issue of Sassy featured the intriguing come-on

"Our Harrowing GAME SHOW Audition".

You have my attention.

I had a few guesses what the show might be. It turned out to be Wheel of Fortune.

Here are scans of the 3 pages of the article. Notice the fascinating picture of the circa 1994 audition setup on page 2.

I've heard that modern-day auditions are absolutely crazy. It's interesting how low-key they were 20 years ago. You could say the same thing about the show, I suppose.

"J.J." Must be John Jacobson, Jr.

I got a new scanner for Christmas, and I'd like to share some of the things in my collection. I'll start with this article from the July/August 1978 issue of Games Magazine, about the very first Marriott Crossword Tournament.

Click to Sunday-size.