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Memos, reports and documents related to the Mattel Toy Corporation.

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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents hash out details of a production meeting between Mattel and Sylvania held on May 14 th 1979. The first seven pages show what was discussed directly at the meeting, with some handwritten notes by David Chandler. There's a...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These handwritten notes by David Chandler, dated September 12 th 1977, maps out the projected memory map for the Videographic System. At the top of the first page is an unspecified note of “Ago Kiss Noval”. Noval was a subsidiary of...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents contain personal notes and corporate letters about David Chandler's and Mattel's correspondence with Victor Electric Wire and Cable Corporation. The dates span from March 8 th 1978 to October 5 th 1978.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This set of documents begins with some handwritten notes by David Chandler regarding a conference call on January 30 th 1978 and mentions Magnavox parts. Pages 2-13 contain revisions to a specification for the video game machine with General...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dating from February 16 th 1978 to February 8 th 1979, describe the process of Mattel working with Circuit Assembly Corp to get the 9-pin connectors for the Intellivision controllers and other peripherals along with some...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents contain three differing pieces of information. The first is a purchase request from Mattel to General Instrument dated October 2 nd 1978. The second is handwritten notes by David Chandler describing the logic chips to be...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents describe a variety of issues regarding the solidification of the system through 1978. The first document, May 18 th 1978, contains the first reference to the Intellivision keypad controller and an 'intermission code' which...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dating from November 13 th 1978 to June 22 nd 1979, detail the changes done to the power transformer for the Intellivision by Mid-West Transformer Co.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, from January 1979, entail negotiations over the finalization of terms and agreements for the manufacturing of the Mattel Intellivision. Pages 1-3 give details on a meeting held January 8th 1979 between Mattel and General...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This set of documents starts with a revised schedule, dated May 19 th 1978, for the upcoming Summer Consumer Electronics Show, building on suggestions from Chandler in his handmarked version of the prior document. Page 8 contains several...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents detail further finalization of parts and production between Mattel and Sylvania for the video game system. Pages 1-9 regard a February 28 th meeting of reliability which first focuses on chip yield. A target of March 31 st...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents relate to the final contract agreement between GI and Mattel. The agreement itself, pages 27-37, dates to June 29 th 1978 and describes the system as the “Intel Vision”. Pages 1-23 detail revisions and parts list, many of...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. The first four pages in this document discuss and label a set of circuit boards to be used in the Intellivision product, all dating from April 12 th 1978. The third and fourth pages are handwritten notes, but they have been recently modified...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dating from September 29 th to November 1 st 1978, describe the hashing out of terms for the Sylvania agreement. Pages 8-10 and 37-38 are handwritten notes by David Chandler, with small alterations also penciled by him...
Topics: mattel, video game, project x, intellivision, videographic, console, modem, teletext, internal...