Howard Phillips has been raiding his collection of Nintendo-related memorabilia again, this time coming up with an awesome NES brochure from the 1986 CES.

The promotional material focuses heavily on R.O.B. the Robot, Nintendo's ill-fated attempt to give the fledgling NES a little something that would differentiate it from the previous crop of home consoles in the US, namely the Atari 2600 - the system which caused the catastrophic video game crash of the early '80s.

Check out the full brochure below, and be sure to click the images to appreciate larger versions.

I for one welcome our new robotic overlords
I for one welcome our new robotic overlords
R.O.B. and the Zapper, reporting for duty
R.O.B. and the Zapper, reporting for duty
The leaflet was aimed squarely at retailers
The leaflet was aimed squarely at retailers
Education series?
Education series?

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