Captron 1993 Holiday Catalog


This is a weird catalog for me because I don't remember Captron being a full store. In 1988-ish there was a Captron kiosk in Lakehurst mall that sold NES games and had demo systems running on a timer. It was awesome then suddenly gone. I guess at some point it turned into a real store and was then gone for real.

This is not just a holiday catalog but an "excellent" holiday catalog. It doesn't feel very Christmas-y though. Lots of great items in it either way I guess.

Thank you to the kind person who sent me this. I don't know if you wanted to be named (let me know if you do) - but you know who you are. People who like these scans should thank you since I only posted this one out of feelings of obligation since someone else took the time to send it.


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Page 1 - I wonder if they have Madden games?

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Page 2 - Clay Fighter is one of those games that had sequels but I don't remember anyone ever buying it.

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Page 3 - I hear I'd like Act Raiser 2 but this catalog description isn't helping. There are a few other odd descriptions in here coming up.


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Page 4 - Future generations will just assume John Madden is the inventor of football.

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Page 5 - Storing the extra wide EA boxes has to be a top 10 annoyance of Genesis collectors today.

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Page 6 - The comment I made about Clay Fighter, same for Chuck Rock.


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Page 7 - This page only reminds me that they don't have many Sega CD games listed.

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Page 8 - There are about 100 things better about 1993 than 2018 (when I posted this) - one of them is in 1993 you could release an average Star Wars product and you never heard anyone complain. I came to the conclusion earlier this year that social media was a mistake and I'm standing by that statement.

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Page 9 - I have to assume Hi-Tech paid for this page.


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Page 10 - I'm declaring this "best page in the catalog".

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Page 11 - I possibly have the only guide to Dungeon Explorer II on the entire internet and I'm fairly confident the name "King Blade" never appears in it.

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Page 12 - Star Fox was the first Super Nintendo game to sell a million copies? Not including pack-in games I would have guessed Link to the Past.


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Page 13 - A key selling point of the redesigned NES was apparently that it was harder to damage.

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Page 14 - Pre-release Sonic CD box art sighting.

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Page 15 - So it's not $3 off any game, just $3 off any game in the catalog? The staff must have loved answering that question 200 times a day.


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Page 16 - I challenge anyone to tell me what Dino-Dudes is about based on this description and the screenshots.

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Page 17 - Hmm.. there really should be like 10x more Mortal Kombat coverage in here.

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Page 18 - Really fun Street Fighter artwork on this page.


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Page 19 - I just want to note that those are really awful joysticks.

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Page 20 - Another 1993 > 2018 comment - multiple NFL licensed games competing with each other.

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Page 21 - Why is it always Chicago with the mean streets?


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Page 22 - All my favorite parties have Thomas the Tank Engine and automatic weapons.

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Page 23 - I don't even want to think about what these Street Fighter II watches go for on eBay.

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Page 24 - You know things aren't going well for the 3DO when the games are listed below the cleaning kits.


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Page 25 - "50x the speed of conventional PCs"? I don't see that holding-up to any test.

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Page 26 - "The Art of the Kill" is a game title due for a comeback. Just the name, not a remake of the 1993 game. I guess it could be both.

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Page 27 - Word Tales and Hell Cab go together pretty well.


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Page 28 - My brain blocked out Terminator Chess. I'm sure I saw it in 1993, not sure if anyone bought it.

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Page 29 - On all of these articles I have to note how insanely popular the Links game and add-ons were. Sports games always get ignored when talking about video game history but they are such a huge part of it.

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Page 30 - Either I'm getting sleepy or this has two page numbers.


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Page 31 - Alright, so this is why I never saw a full Captron store.

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Page 32 - Nothing says "Christmas" like a full-page Dracula ad.

 


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