Among the M&M’s mechandising for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics (that included glass candy jars, ice cream dishes, pins, t-shirts…), this set of 44 trading cards stands out.
Pitfall! was one of the most successful Atari video games of all time (only Pac-Mac sold more copies). This is the ad of its sequel, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, released in 1984. Both games were developed by David Crane and starred by the jungle explorer Pitfall Harry. This game became very popular too.
The original game TV commercial featured a very young Jack Black:
In 1984 TSR Inc. released the first role playing game based upon the Marvel Comics characters. The game was designed by Jeff Grubb and contained a 16 page Battle Book illustrated by Al Milgrom and a 52 page Campaign Book illustrated by Sal Buscema. It also featured the Day of the Octopus adventure, eight character cards and twenty-five playing pieces.
The game was so successful that during a decade TSR published several supplements with new adventures.