Vintage Video Arcade Gum from the 80s

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 19, 2009 in Videogames |

Topps - Video Arcade Gum candy ad sell sheet - 1983

I’ve always associated Topps with their amazing baseball cards but I had no idea that they ever did anything this clever: In 1983 they had a series of “Video Arcade Gum” which came in individual boxes that were shaped like (you guessed it) video arcade games! I’m surprised that this product never took off because I don’t remember seeing it back in the day. The games they featured included Donkey Kong, Q*bert, Zaxxon, Frogger and Centipede. The quality of these package designs looks great:

Topps - Video Arcade Gum candy ad sell sheet - 1983 (detail)

These are the selling points from the sales sheet: “Now kids can own a miniaturized version of their favorite Video Arcade Machines”:

Topps - Video Arcade Gum candy ad sell sheet - 1983 (features!)

The point of purchase display they came with also looks amazing as well:

Topps - Video Arcade Gum candy ad sell sheet - 1983 (the whole collection)

I wish these were still on sale today! Found via Jason Liebig.

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