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I Remember Electronic Toys of the 70s and 80s

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I recently got a cat. I came to work today, and there was a bag on my desk. It had a bunch of cat toys, specifically the ones my boss told me it was his cat's favorites. Excuse...
    littlequints littlequints 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I know it has only been about four months since you past away but because your not here with me it feels like years but emotionally it feels like just yesterday I was at your...
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    Are you a good boss or bad boss? (Response to EP member's ?) "If life is theatre why aren't we allowed to improvise?" A friend recently posted a reflection, shall we say, on a...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I have this friend that's a bit bossy and controlling at times. Last time I saw her was before Christmas and she was pretty bossy and impatient with me when I spend the night. I...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    yeah,other kids played with their toys but i loved to play with my hands and fingers even though i had lots of toy!
    Amirmohammad Amirmohammad 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    At the time, I worked at AON Corp. on the 97th floor of Tower 2. When Tower 1 got hit, my boss told us to get out of the building, which we did. While we were in the stairwells...
    brandonjohnson11 brandonjohnson11 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Iknow its long,sorry,but i needed s1 to listen to my feelings.I always loved to work at a bookstore,untill I finally filled an application,interviewd n got a job in a "bookcity...
    ferenii ferenii 22-25, F Mar 14

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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 3 days ago

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    What does it mean when you have a sexual dream about your boss who you do not find attractive in real life? He is very good at his job but too dominant and twice my age. I can't...
    JuniperHendrix JuniperHendrix 26-30, F Mar 9

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    I live south of Boston MA.
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Mar 10

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    Guess what .. my boss is A woman and she is +55 yrs .. OMG
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    So I set up a date two weeks in advance for an interview, my boss said 'oh, yeah that's fine'. I even came in on a day off yet we agreed I could leave between 2-4 so I drive down...
    randomlyrude randomlyrude 18-21 Mar 12

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    I am a female and my boss is a female, she's so hot. she compliments me a lot on my looks and a lot of the other lesbian girls flirt with her she just blushes and laugh. but she...
    geminiqueen94 geminiqueen94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I worked for a popular steak house resturant in the dish room; my boss was constantly overworking me by making me do extra jobs that had nothing to do with washing dishes. In one...
    AustynMonroe AustynMonroe 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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 1 day ago

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    I remember the time I came around the corner and the spaghetti flied off my plate onto the floor. It was supposed to be funny but I only remembered you stood behind me and grabbed...
    Shadowshow Shadowshow 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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 6 days ago

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    Well, I remember part of two dreams that I had last night. In one dream, I went to the doctor with my sister and some guy, and I went in this room. It was sort of like the sort of...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 2 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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Walked in to my parent's room, everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Well I was 1. Not sure if that counts as remembering. I remember a little bit. I was at home with my mom watching cartoons, think it was Teletubbies (I don't know how I watched...
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Really Funny Story I remember my first period like it happened yesterday. I was 11 and still in primary school. It was nighttime and, at first, I didn't feel anything different...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I remember this time that I was on Facebook, scrolling through my newsfeed a few months ago, and there was this video. Just like most other videos, I clicked play. This was a time...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9