Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts

This post looks back on some magazine adverts that are quite frankly cringeworthy. From things being over priced, to clothes that should never have existed. Crack a smile because this is what the world was once like…

 


Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts


 

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for a terrycloth jumpsuit

10 – Onesie

Is this one of the very first onesies? Well, I think so, but made from Terrycloth which is used to make towels and washable nappies!

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for a Laptop

9 – Smartphone

This is officially the world’s first smartphone! Well, not so much a smartphone, more a land-line with options as you still had to plug it into the phone socket. I’ll take 2!

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for PC Ram

8 – RAM

Being a true nerd I have made the PC I am typing this on, and it contains 64GB of ram. Now if there are 1000 kilobytes in a megabyte, and 1000 megabytes in a gigabyte you will start to understand just how far things really have come.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for a PC

7 – Under Priced

If you thought the PC was silly and oversized, and the price was also silly and once again over sized, check out the disk for a program the guy has in his hand! Now that is what I call retro.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for Modem

6 – A What?

There will be lots of people reading thing who will not have a clue what a modem was. It was a device to get onto the internet, it connected to the landline. Need more info? Ask your parents.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for Toothache Sweets

5 – Pain Relief

Not only were these products aimed at children, in other adverts they claimed to be able to heal cancer and liver disease! They really did contain cocaine, morphine and alcohol! and cost just 15 cents.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for Sega

4 – Pullin for fun

Yeah, this really was a real all be it tongue in check advert that Sega released. The idea was to bring in some older games, but it was treated as the joke it was and failed miserably. Do read the sales pitch in the words, it’s a real laugh out loud pitch.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for Entertainment System

3 – Home Cinema

Nowadays you can get a fairly large TV for not much at all, but back then a TV with a VCR was the stuff only millionaires could afford and this was the best of them.

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for a Harddrive

2 – Hard to Swallow

The PC I am using now has 2TB of data in it. I have images of cats that are over 10 MB! But it was the price that scared me, it must have been made with gold!

Top 10 Most Amazing Retro Adverts
Retro Advert for a Cigarettes

1 – Santa Cigs

Yes, there really was a time when people gave their family and friends cigarettes! These days the things seem to be vaping stuff. Looking back in 20 years from now that will probably make us laugh as well.