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I Remember Electronic Toys of the 70s and 80s

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Was That Adding Machines?

    I'm way too old for toys, even electronic ones. I played Nintendo in the 80's but couldn't do very well.  It was fun though.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    It was a simpler lifestyle then. Growing up without it you didn't know what you were missing. The library was my Google. You used a paper phone book. We were not connected to an...
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    My husband feels threatened by sex toys. Feels he can't please me enough so I use the toys but I like using them with him. It's really hurt out sex life. Anyone in the same...
    StephanieTRC StephanieTRC 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I get pregnant every time I listen to electronic music
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    My first memory, was when I was five. My teacher was reading to us about The trail of tears. I started seeing, flashes. Then I saw. Myself as a native boy age five. Walking in deep...
    nativesoul73 nativesoul73 41-45 1 Response Dec 11

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    I am me, I don't follow the crowd, I will not be told what to do the only toss I give is the obvious one! Ppppfffftttt! :D
    BackToTheCoitusSorry BackToTheCoitusSorry 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Me and my GF have loads of toys :-)
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I hate it when a boss is so obsessed with productivity and labor cost that we are always shorthanded and customers always have to wait a ridiculously long time just because our...
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    ladylover1980 ladylover1980 31-35, M Dec 8

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    I have lived south of Boston my whole life. If your in the area come say hello!!!
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    how do I get to know that my boss likes me or he is just being nice?
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    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    futureCRNA futureCRNA 18-21, F Dec 14

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    I would love to **** my boss. I wish I knew of a way to show her inconspicuously just in case she's not into it
    mel0903 mel0903 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    So I Have been flirting with my older, married boss for a few months. He seemed interested. We exchanged long eye glances, he compliments my work, flirted, joked around, always...
    bmmartinez1 bmmartinez1 26-30, F Dec 18

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    If I didn't work with kids who this would affect. I would quit my job today. But instead I'm in a continuous argument with my boss! Ahhhhhhh
    Snco Snco 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I messed up the other day at work. Pretty bad. My boss was upset but told me, he knew I didn't do it intentionally. Just figure out how it happened and don't do it again.
    MikeMachinist MikeMachinist 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    I am a servant of strict bossy
    ashsim ashsim 41-45 4 days ago

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    Well this story ; I sometimes happen to think whether it's a bad or good quality for me that i remember people, who are even a bit close to me. As of know i am fine and glad that...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M Nov 30

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    I can't remember much of what went on between us, though lately flash backs have been happening slowly. Like I just remembered today, I was terrified to join the Valentines Court...
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    I don't want to remember Bill. I don't want to remember my dad calling me a skit. I don't want to remember my husband had an affair. I don't want to remember I did the same thing...
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    It's been a few months now since the last time I heard from you, but I still think of you often. I hate that it was so easy for you to walk away from me, from us and the...
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    Hey Mark, I remember meeting you on here all those years ago. You struck me as a genuine gentleman who didn't want to hurt anyone, only make friends and find some light relief...
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    When you look over your shoulder Baby you can choose To remember me however you want to That's how I'll remember you
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M Dec 14

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    i remember using computers with green screens and those huge floppy disks. i remember when if you wanted to talk to someone you actually had to call them and if you wanted to write...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F 6 days ago

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