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Mattel Internal Documents
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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 undated advertisement features the Mattel Printer 40 Thermal Printer peripheral available for the Keyboard Component to the Mattel Intellivision. This advertisement would have been directed to and possibly shipped directly to Keyboard...
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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 document with a copyright date of 1979 (though likely issued in 1980) contains the Intellivision Keyboard Component Owner’s Book. This would have shipped with most if not all of the 4,500 Keyboard Component peripherals sold and...
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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 undated document contains a registration card for the Mattel Intellivision the collect information from customers. To incentive the paper being turned in, they offered a check of $2.50 signed by George Plimpton to owners who mailed in...
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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 undated document contains a letter and a check for $2.50 towards an Intellivision cartridge, signed by George Plimpton. These would have been issued in the 1981-1983 time period to new owners of the Intellivision as part of 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. This document contains correspondances and notes between Mattel and the University of Oklahoma. The University's goals in discussion with Mattel were to both evaluate the Intellivision as a piece of hardware in powering several learning...
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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 document is a further collection of paperwork relating to the Chemical Bank Terminal project Viewdata for the Intellivision. These documents go into more specific technical details on Mattel’s end with several additional diagrams and...
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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 document features several letters relating to Mattel’s internal “Communications Connection” strategic initiative. It gives a full, solid outline for Mattel’s plans with the Intellivision as a computer and specifically their...
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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 document is a letter from Norman Taylor at Texas Instruments to Jaye Saha at Mattel from April 8th, 1983 discussing some of TI’s newest integrated circuits. It provides some technical corrections for the TMS320 and the TMS7000 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. This document collects a series of papers relating to meetings of Mattel staff with that of North American Philips, a subsidiary of a Dutch Electronics company. Pages 1 to 11 lay out the agenda for a meeting taking place February 16, 1983 to...
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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 document contains a personal letter from consultant Robert J Metzler, Phd to Dr. David Chandler regarding an optical 3-D Display which was demonstrated to Mattel staff. Mr. Metzler offers his services if Mattel started to move down that...
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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 document contains papers detailing Mattel’s negotiations with Prestel International, yet another Videotex supplier. Pages 1 to 22 provide the earliest internal evidence of Mattel’s internal communications ambitions, featuring two...
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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 document collects a wealth of documents relating to negotiations between Mattel and Sony for evaluating the worldwide gaming market and for direct distribution of the Intellivision in Japan. The documents span from September 2, 1982 to...
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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 document features several papers regarding Mattel’s research into further Videotex display systems. Pages 1 to 15 relate to the purchase of Home Terminal Systems by Automatic Data Processing in July of 1981. Pages 16 to 20 talk 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. This document is the Mattel Electronics 1983 catalog featuring all Mattel Electronics products including the handheld systems. Newly featured in this version of the brochure include the Aquarius home computer and the Atari 2600 games part 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. This document contains research done by Mattel looking into alternative networking systems for the Mattel Intellivision. Pages 1 to 62 concern the Amrigon Enterprises Incorporated Project Raindrop system, presented to Mattel on November 24,...
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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 document holds several letters relating to Mattel’s continued plans to add a Videotex system to the Intellivision. Pages 1 to 6 date from April 1982 regarding discussions between Mattel and the company EECO Incorporated on their...
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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 document contains several pieces of information relating to documentation of the Intellivision Master Component memory map. Page 1 gives a general overview of memory addresses for the Intellivision in hexadecimal on a handwritten paper...
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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 document from August 23rd, 1982 focuses on a conversation between Dr. David Chandler with engineers Jerry Comisar and Jason Soo regarding the use of a Disk Operating System, presumably for the Intelliputer project. They discuss the...
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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 document dated from August 4, 1982 is an explanation of the Federal Trade Comission investigation into Mattel by J Wallace Adair of the FTC. The investigation was spurred due to Mattel’s consistent advertisement of the Intellivision...
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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 documents here relate to the building of the Intellivoice Voice Synthesis Module. Page 1 is a notification to David Chandler of the contents. Pages 2 to 30 provide the technical information on the peripheral as of March 18th, 1982....
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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 document features further papers related to the contractual agreement between Mattel and General Instrument. The top page announces the completion of the contract signing with General Instrument as of June 21, 1982. The entire contract...
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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 document contains a detailed specification and overview of the Mattel MAGIC (Mattel Advanced Graphics Integrated Circuit). Pages 1 to 8 are an undated specification layout for the system providing a broad look at the advantages of the...
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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 document contains a legal letter regarding the Magnavox v Mattel lawsuit, consolidated case number 80 C 4124 over the Magnavox Odyssey patents. The letter on the first page advises Dr. David Chandler about the upcoming trial on June...
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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 document shows several examinations and approaches Mattel took to the troubled Intellivision Keyboard Component to attempt to restore it’s viability. Pages 1-4 show the current status of the Keyboard Component as of November 23rd,...
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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 document is a presentation paper on the status of the device called the Intelliputer as of May 18th, 1982. The device was meant to be an addon to the Intellivision as noted by the presented problem of the device fitting onto the 2609,...
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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 document relates to a number of correspondences between Mattel and semiconductor company Motorola. The first two pages feature a letter from Stan Katz at Motorola to Mattel Electronics president Jeff Rochlis dated June 10th, 1980...
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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 document features a typewritten copy of the instructions for the game Space Spartans, dated January 11th, 1982. The copy was written by Marie Butler-Knight and features an insight into early drafts for instruction manuals, showing...
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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 undated document features a preliminary target specification for Mattel’s next generation Intellivision III console, which was to be a hardware upgrade over the first two Intellivision consoles. Other documents relating to the project...
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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 1982 Mattel Electronics catalog features the Intellivision, Intellivision peripherals, handheld electronic games, and an electronic drum kit. The catalog shows games shown at the 1982 Winter CES as well as additional promotional...
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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 document from late 1982 is an overall history of the Intellivision project, presumably written by Dr. David Chandler. Structured in a series of snapshots, it examines the decision-making process behind the video games system from 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. This document from around early 1982 lays out Mattel Electronic’s product line for the 1982 Winter Consumer Electronics show. In addition to Intellivision games, handheld games and other electronic toys are noted with pricing lists for...
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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 document relates to several internal evaluations at General Instrument regarding their chip design currently being used in the Intellivision projects. The first two pages, dated from December 22nd, 1981 starts with a light-hearted...
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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 document features a number of handwritten notes and diagrams relating to the Intellivision Modem peripheral. Specifically, page 6 of this document outlines the quest by Dave Hostetler as of September 27th, 1981 to create a modem 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. This document regards the contractual agreement between Mattel and General Instrument up for renewal into 1982. The first page presents the upcoming meeting on September 18th, 1981 as a preface to the following forty pages of the document,...
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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 document is a parts list for the cost reduced Intellivision II console as of July 14, 1981. The last page features an overlayed sticky note covering some light information, noting that the circuit matrix component has been “Check Out...
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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 document is an eight page engineering decision memo initiated by John Lishman issued June 25th, 1981. It concerns changes to the Intellivision Keyboard component, showing a revised parts list for production. On the last page of the...
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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 document features several updates to the Keyboard Component Owner’s Book written in the month of June 1981. Several technical fixes along with FCC regulation updates were added.
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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 document contains a group of correspondences over the course of about a year relating to agreements between Mattel and Thorn EMI of Britain. The dealings consider EMI’s Audio Visual Systems division developing software for the...
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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. A breakdown of the Intellivision television ad “Keyboard” with designation MAEL 6006 :30 by Ogilvy & Mather from October 30th, 1981.
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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. A breakdown of the Intellivision television ad “Keyboard” with designation MAEA 5903 :30 by Ogilvy & Mather from October 30th, 1981.
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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. A breakdown of the Intellivision ad “Plimpton” with designation MAEK 4413 by Ogilvy & Mather from October 1st, 1981.
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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. A breakdown of the Intellivision ad “George Plimpton Pool Out No. 1” with designation MAEG 4713 by Ogilvy & Mather from October 1st, 1981.
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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. A breakdown of the Intellivision ad “George Plimpton Golf” with designation MAEF 5003 by Ogilvy & Mather.
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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. A breakdown of one of Mattel’s 1981 television ads by Ogilvy & Mather, the commercial “Plimpton & Boy”. The content of the ad is described in a sequential format and given the designation MAEH6203.
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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 1981 catalog features the Mattel Intellivision along with the Keyboard Component. Much of the material is taken from the 1980 catalog but new features include detailed explanation of produtivity software compatible with the Keyboard...
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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. A copy of the classic one page variant ad for the Intellivision, featuring sports writer George Plimpton. The full version was two pages but some magazines ran a version with less detailed comparisons to Atari games.
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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. A copy of the classic two page ad for the Intellivision, featuring sports writer George Plimpton, in 1981. Famously comparing the Intellivision and Atari VCS head-to-head, the competitive ad campaign was credited as spurring sales of the...
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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 instruction manual for the Sprinter 40 addon for the Intellivision with a back date of December 20th, 1980. The operations of the 40-column printer are explained within.
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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 document featured the revised edition of the Keyboard Component Owner’s Book, dated August 7th, 1980 (though each page has an individual date, going as late as August 21st). This pre-print version of the Owner’s Book was addressed...
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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 document features several different papers relating to the Intellivision modem which was in production in the 1980 period. Pages 1-4 feature a detailed part list breakdown for the modem pricing by engineer Tim R Nesbit, dated from...
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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. Pages 1-4 feature a letter from March 25th, 1980 detailing David Chandler’s observations of the Microterminal project by Macro Cosmos to General Manager of Mattel Electronics Ed Krakauer. Chandler’s general insight on adding 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. Pages 1-4 and 6 of this document feature material which was printed in the Meeting Outline dated from September 21st, 1979 regarding a series of meetings in October of the same year. However, the first page features a different breakout 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. This letter dated from February 27th, 1980 describes the design and manufacturing process for two Mattel Intellivision games manufactured by National Semiconductor. The games, Basketball II and Soccer II, were presumably rebranded as NBA...
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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 letter from January 17th, 1980 is from Mattel’s Brian Dougherty to Ken Scott at London's Radofin Electronics regarding a PAL version of the Intellivision console. Hand drawn notes from Mr. Dougherty explain the scientific outline for...
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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 1980 catalog features the Mattel Intellivision with a large amount of emphasis placed on the Keyboard Component. A list of available games is followed by potential, non-finalized software for the Keyboard Component with promises 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 relate to a wide variety of information to the launch of the Intellivision. Page 1 reprints a documentation layout as of February 27 th 1979. Pages 2-3 speka to some changes to the documentation as of March 7 th 1979. Page 4...
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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, dated September 21 st 1979, detail plans for a meeting occuring October 24 th and 25 th as a final progress report for the Intellivision. The first page mentions conversations with Sears as well as a meeting in Japan 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. This document is a schematic diagram for the infamous Keyboard Component of the Intellivision.
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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 a speech synthesis project that Mattel was looking into prior to launch of the Intellivision system and would eventually emerge as the Intellivoice. Pages 1 and 2 are handwritten notes and diagrams dated March 30 th...
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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 document, from July 11 th 1979, is a telex speaking to a minor rework of components on the Intellivision. The second page is an undated and unspecified set of notes by David Chandler. One name mentioned in these notes is Bill...
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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 June 21 st to June 27 th 1979, are a status report of various Intellivision components.
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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. This document, dated June 15 th 1979, gives notice of a change to the logic PCB on the Intellivision.
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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 document, dated June 12 th 1979, entails an invitation from General Electric to Mattel Electronics Senior Vice President Ed Krakauer to view their Mark III network for the possibilities of using the service for downloadable software on...
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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. This document, a telex dated May 24 th 1979, entails changes to the cartridge logic board for the Intellivision.
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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 document, dated April 12 th 1979, speaks to a noise issue generated from the Blackjack and Poker game for the Intellivision (which it would inevitably ship with).
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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 document, dated April 9 th 1979, issues a small correction to the current Master Component user manual.
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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, dating from February 5 th to February 23 rd 1979, details the arduous process of garnering FCC approval for the Intellivision. Meetings between Syvlania and Mattel took places on February 2 nd , February 12 th , and February...
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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, from January 1979, detail a correspondance between Mattel and Sylvania about structural changes to the Mattel video game project. The first document, from January 12 th 1979, issues a hold on creating “subject...
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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 an ongoing correspondance from April 7 th 1978 to January 30 th 1979 between Mattel and Chromerics. The subject at hand regards the controllers for the Intellivision with its keypad, the first page speaking about 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 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 catalog displays the major product line for Mattel Electronics in 1979, at this time still only consisting of electronic handhelds. The last page notes that it was copyrighted in April of 1979.
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