Hammacher Schlemmer joins a select group of retailers when it becomes a charter member in SkyMall, a specialty catalog that is inserted into the seat back pocket of most airline seats. With an annual circulation of 20 million copies, SkyMall exposes a broad new audience of shoppers to Hammacher Schlemmer's unique products.
Led by regular season MVP and scoring leader Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls defeat the Los Angeles Lakers of Magic Johnson four games to one, winning their first NBA Championship. This begins a string of three consecutive NBA titles, or "Threepeat" for the team, who would go on to win six of the next eight championships during the decade.
This self-propelled pool cleaning robot uses six microchips with a total of 128 preprogrammed movement patterns to autonomously scrub, vacuum, and filter an entire pool overnight. Though it must be plugged into an electrical outlet, its built-in transformer reduces household current to a safe 24-volt operating current. The robot sells for $1,299.00.
The cover of our Late Spring catalog featured a replica of a Cody box kite, a manned kite designed for military use during WWI by flamboyant aviation pioneer Samuel Franklin Cody. Though it is described as a "scaled-down version", the kite still has a wingspan of 70". It sells for $179.95.