Friday, November 25, 2022

1992 Electronics Boutique Holiday Catalog

I believe this is the third Electronics Boutique (EB) holiday catalog post on the blog with the previous two being 1989 and 1991. While the other catalogs were 34 and 36 pages each, this catalog from 1992 is a whopping 64 pages! It took a bit longer to scan and, due to the size, I didn't spend a lot of time editing the pages too much as far as clearing up shadows or marks pages might have. The latest generation of consoles has seen $70 game prices starting to become the norm but those prices did exist 30 years ago as well. Although I purchased games in the '90s, I'm still surprised at how much some of these games are, and EB did price games around the MSRP. The Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System isn't included in the catalog or you'd see $199.99 games. 

In the pages below you can find SimEarth for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) priced at $69.99 which I wouldn't think is even a very appealing game to play on a console. Final Fantasy II matched SimEarth and Street Fighter II, also for the SNES, was more at $74.99. For the Sega Genesis Streets of Rage 2 and Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool were $64.99 and Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (a rather short RPG) cost $67.99. The most expensive games in the catalog are $79.99 computer games, including SubLogic's flight sim add-on USA East (not shown is USA West which likely was the same price) and The 7th Guest on CD-ROM. The catalog also features a variety of expensive productivity software and hardware, and don't forget the all important screen savers.

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