Coleco – The Complete History Kickstarter campaign launches

Retro Games Collector is proud to be supporting this new Kickstarter campaign by Antoine Clerc-Renaud to produce Coleco – The Complete History, a book about an often visionary and sometimes revolutionary company that brought gamers like us the ColecoVision console, the Adam computer and many great tabletop and TV games.

The book will cover the entire history of Coleco Industries, which was founded in 1932 by Maurice Greenberg and went bankrupt in 1989. The company name actually stands for Connecticut Leather Company. With a lot of imagery, including pictures ranging from the 30s to the 80s, but still a lot to read, Coleco – The Complete History (working title) will provide detailed information about this rather unknown company. It will, for example, include an entire part about Coleco Canada and its Montreal-based factory which used to build sophisticated toys that were distributed all over the world. We chose to put the emphasis around the video game and electronic game years of Coleco Industries because this is what enabled them to get recognition from all around the globe more than with any other of their products.

Backers of the campaign will have access to some great perks including books signed by the authors and a special Kickstarter edition of Spunky’s Super Car for ColecoVision produced by CollectorVision.

For more information and to pledge on the book visit the Kickstarter page now.


Author: Ant Harper

Father, Husband, website developer, avid gamer since the mid-70s and collector of just about anything video game related. 8-Bit microcomputer and Sinclair specialist with a huge Sinclair related collection of his own. Blogs about retro gaming here but occasionally elsewhere when people ask. Bored of Mario and never much liked Zelda. Performs quirkafleegs for cold hard cash. Often found destroying ice crowns in the Lands of Midnight. Remembers: Lunar Lander. Plays: Steel Battalion, Gears of War

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  1. Always amazing how a company dedicated to leather goods could just step into the gaming world.

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