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I Remember Electronic Toys of the 70s and 80s

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    Pong

    I remember when I got pong - what an exciting game - the first video game.  It's so laughable now.
    jasonk jasonk 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2008

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    Football

    The one that stuck out the most in my mind was that little football game that was nothing more than some blinking lights on a painted makeshift field. I remember my friend having one of those and I wanted one of my own so badly but they were far too expensive to even be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Not All Electronic But Fun Nonetheless

    This is still by far one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got.  I was entertained for months.  The battery life was horrible.  It took 4 C batteries and the a/c adapter eventually broke.  Finally the screen just stopped working.  Sad sad day. ...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Other Than the Merlin, I Remember...

    Coleco Alien Attack was addicting... Hungry Monster was a Bandai pacman-type game resold by Radio Shack. Sears Follow Me was a cute little octagonal Simon clone... Microvision was fun... Amaze-A-Tron was another weird little game I had as a kid...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Anyone Remember...

    "Fabulous Fred"? I still have this toy at my Mom's place.  It has great sentimental value to me, since it was an infamous impulse buy from my parents to me during the holiday season one year!
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 2 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Simon

    Simon is an electronic game of memory skill, launched in 1978 and was an immediate success, becoming a popular culture symbol of the 1980s. The device has four colored buttons, each producing a particular tone when it is pressed or activated by the device. A round in the game...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Apr 11, 2012

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    I'm Fairly Sure This Was 80's

    (This post is mediocre quality pictures... Please open up post to view them)   Radio Shack 2150/2150L chess computers were pretty hot looking in my opinion...           And what I love is that they had both the 2150 and the 2150L, which -looked...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Atari

    OMG! And the first baby doll I got was called baby alive. She chewed her food and peed...I thought she was real so hey.
    errantmind errantmind 41-45, F Mar 21, 2013

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    My Childhood Toys

    I don't have much to say this time, but oh I'll be back. I just wanted to say I loved my speak n spell!! But it freaks me out Everytime I see poltergeist 3 I hate that one!
    Nobodyishome Nobodyishome 36-40, F Jan 27, 2012

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    Holy Crap!

    My sister had the calculator that is this group's logo!  Such cool memories!  My speak and spell was my favorite present of all my childhood.  I spend hours on that thing!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2010

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    I Fondly Recall...

    Little Professor Speak & Spell Speak & Read Speak & Math Pong Blip Simon Quiz Wiz Help me remember more!
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 28, 2008

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    Sears Follow Me

    I thought I'd posted this lovely little girl from the 80's a while ago, but I just couldn't find her, so posting again (oddly enough her picture is in my photo album though)   Anyway, here she is... she was basically intended as a clone of the Simon (she's light stuff up...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 6 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I will remember you.....the way your laugh sounds, the way your mouth curls when you do it......the sparkle in your eyes, fluctuating your radiance, seeing the colour darken in...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm using a little vibrating bullet as I type this.. It's not at all doing enough for me. I wish I had a man inside me right now while spanking me and choking me and teaching me...
    YoungForeverr YoungForeverr 22-25, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was a German pilot in World War Two. I flew the Messerschmidt jet fighter, the 262. I remember quite a few details, such as people, places, and events. I remember my death in...
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    this is going back to when I was an apprentice comms officer I was 17 just starting out serving on an american cargo ship under a very handsome young captain. my post was on the...
    TheShipscat22 TheShipscat22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    There was a huge incident with my boss last month, when she got word of my social anxiety disorder. Because the factory here in my town is celebrating "100years" this year, and...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I can still remember every bits of it. All those moments with you. Those long sweet messages. Talking til morning. Moments when one of us get jealous. Our love probably occured in...
    shrid shrid 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was 16 and on vacation in the beautiful city of Morelia, Mexico. I was invited to a New Years wedding and was offered drinks everywhere I walked to. Who can say no to free drinks...
    adriit adriit 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    "Love" is an understatement for my obsession. Electronic music is pure talent and art < 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzvwI8V_o-s
    michellerozsa michellerozsa 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was in love with this guy at my job. He was gorgeous. He was tall and had the sexiest smile and he always smelled nice. We used to talk a lot at work after the boss left. I was...
    justerika justerika 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've got lots of butt plugs and like to use them when I'm alone having a solo session. I bought one ages back though that's always been too big to insert. The biggest I've had in...
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I was in school, I had no cramps, other symptoms. I needed to go to the bathroom to pee, saw my underwear and knew what'd happened. I'd bled through my jeans, I had to call mom...
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    So I happen to have a pretty awesome boss... I first came in contact with him the day before my interview when he emailed me and asked if I'm available to chat. I agreed and we...
    Tigercass Tigercass 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Update: "Think" is no longer part of the equation for me. My boss very recently admitted that he has feelings for me. Now, this man is several years older than me, engaged and...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My girl tossed my salad for the first time last night. Mind blowing experience.....everyone should try it!
    Dab1gd0g Dab1gd0g 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Okay so this is ridiculous, and after explaining the story I'm pretty sure I'll get called crazy. I started working at shoe store about 8 months ago, there are 4 managers and I...
    Pearlljjam Pearlljjam 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    So update with the whole boss thing. It keeps going, it keeps getting worse. So many more things that prove he has a thing for me, if you want details message me.
    Pearlljjam Pearlljjam 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So update on boss, he's actually 36. Not in his 40s
    Pearlljjam Pearlljjam 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    What I remember of my dreams from the last few nights: In one dream, I was at a skating rink, and I was playing the games. In some games, they didn't offer tickets, but in others...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I remember you. Charles Black. The boy I sat next to in kindergarten. You were nice but you drove me nuts because you only ever used your orange crayon. Wore it down to a nub. I'm...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    When I was like 12 or eleven, my grandmom and poppy use Ta watch me a lot me and my brother. We would spend whole summers at there place for what I can remember. I remember playing...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Mar 24

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    sometimes i miss something i have no memory of, sometimes i miss something that i never had, or could it be that iii am remembering or could it be that these truly did happen to me...
    AlejandroYme AlejandroYme 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I can remember little pieces of a dream or two last night. In one, I was at a store, and a person I used to be friends with was there. He was getting some things, and I decided to...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    When we first really met. I was 16, I think he was 19. I remember the girl that held his hand, and how they loved each other like crazy. She was beautiful and tough and I recall...
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Why is it that when I look back at my childhood I can only remember sunny days? Of course there must have been rainy days, dull days, boring days, miserable days, but I can't...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember when I was never told I had an enjoyable personality, when nothing I said had an impact. None of my opinions mattered and my values didn't mean anything to anyone. I...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always remember people. I have a photographic memory so sometimes I just remember their faces. Sometimes I won't remember anything about their personality or what their voice...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 21

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    I remember my first real kiss. I was in 6th or 7th grade and on swim team at the local Y. A girl that used to tease me joined our team. She was more mature than the rest of the...
    carnivalcam carnivalcam 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I will remember what you said. And then I will remember what you did. If the two things are not the same, hmmmmmm! I will remember that too.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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