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I Remember Electronic Toys of the 70s and 80s

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Pong

    I remember when I got pong - what an exciting game - the first video game.  It's so laughable now.
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Recently, with the rise of the direction of the high-power of electronic cigarette and low resistance in the market, some are with the resistance of 0.1 ohms with 50w, 100w, even 2...
    Jessicatiffany Jessicatiffany 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Found this whilst fondling a friend's profile... People need to remember how it all started when our current president goes on stage,and I do mean stage for I believe all of these...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I still think about her- I was in elementary school. I went to an after school program at a local after school program. My second year there, a new girl came to the program. She...
    marchdan marchdan 13-15, M Jul 1

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    I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP, I'M A TOYS R US KID, THERE'S LOTS OF TOYS AT TOYS R US THAT I CAN PLAY WITH, FROM BOOKS TO TOYS TO VIDEO GAMES, IT'S THE BIGGEST TOY STORE THERE IS, GEE...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Oh my ,these were the days of our lives ahaha get it?no? Only 90s kids will lol anyway man I reminisce on them good days when Nintendo was the ish and we were happy just to play...
    MisNikki MisNikki 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It was not my first relationship, but he is always known as my first love. We met while we were working together in high school. He took my friend to the prom, but from there, we...
    mysterywoman69 mysterywoman69 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    We were at a club, dancing, and I was wearing a red tube top and black pants. He said he needed to talk to me outside, so I walked out with him. He said, "I love you." I said,"you...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I remember waiting by the mailbox for the postman when I was a kid. I belonged to the weekly reader book club. Every week during the summer I would get a book in the mail. Green...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I remember being able to finish my homework without Google or Wikipedia. Kids now a days are spoiled with search engines...
    RiceBunny55 RiceBunny55 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I still do play with toys, I love buying Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy cars and Nerf guns and action figures! And I love the Star Wars series toys!!!! I'm still a kid at heart!!!
    MilitaryHistoryNerd94 MilitaryHistoryNerd94 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Those were the days. I remember I was able to learn so much from people. I joined the site in 2010 when I was 15. It seemed like a hidden gem. You knew all these people were...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    We went to see the opera Tosca ONB. The soprano was corpulent. Finally Tosca throw from height. He made that gesture. Men who had failed to catch. Soprano fell and screamed...
    ionel ionel 66-70, M Jul 16

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    I've been working at my job for a little over a year and about three months ago I realized I'm extremely attracted to my older married female boss. I told a couple of my coworkers...
    ryinkelsin ryinkelsin 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boss hates me... Is is making my life very difficult! I hate her too. She farts in front of me! She sucks! She is disorganised she is making my life hell!!
    bumblebeck bumblebeck 26-30, F Jul 7

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    This old leo can be bossy but all with good intention never hurtful or demanding
    summerspirit summerspirit 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've worked in the private and public sectors. My last job in public sector destroyed my will to be an employee ever again. I can't find a boss with integrity so I'll be my own.
    sophiewrites sophiewrites 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Its been a while I spoke about you, but I don't know why there is not a single day goes by that you don't pass by my thoughts.In that blurry picture of past I see the crazy stupid...
    lalakhan90 lalakhan90 22-25, M Jul 20

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    This is a memory of an operation I had in childhood. I was about 12 when I was told I would have to have my sinuses washed out. I'd been bothered by sinusitis, but was very...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Jul 9

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    I am in awe of the "politician" types who can walk into a room full of strangers, shake their hands, introduce each other and an hour later remember each and every person they just...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Jul 19

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    I want to be remember as the girl Who was always smiling and laughing The one that never appeared sad The one that helped people through their pain even if they couldn't help...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I posted something similar to this before and deleted it for no apparent reason. I killed a woman in my last life. I'm sure of it because I vividly remember assaulting her and...
    dazedreamer dazedreamer 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah I remember mine. It was me and this fictional character and we were on the moon and.... Oh wait that was a dream. Hang on I remember something.... I've never had a first...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    To my EP friend One day .. we met you were a cool breeze that calmed my heart… It was so easy for me to talk to you, even though we have only known each other for a short time...
    Allurance Allurance 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Gee, it's been 8-9 years now? I remember a friend I had back in elementary school, who I would talk to a lot. She loved wrestling, and we would talk WWE all day during school! She...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 3

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    FOURTH OF JULY SPANKING (many years ago)On a visit to my uncle’s farm, we had sparklers and naturally were forbidden to go into the barn with them, as they could easily cause...
    tripdelta3 tripdelta3 56-60, M 6 Responses Jul 4

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    I remember a death. It was night, dark clouds had been threatening for a while and it had begun to rain softly. I know I was someplace high up, possibly on an overhang or cliff...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 6

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    Yes I will always remember you, whatever your name is again, it escapes me; but ever since we first met, was it on here or at that bar, or was it in that museum or possibly McD's...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I remember him. I was in sixth grade. I was stupid. Too naïve. He moved away in seventh grade. But I remember him. I always will. "My first love broke my heart for the first time...
    PartyingWithEllie PartyingWithEllie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I remember him also very well. There is a really few of so tallented singers of the world. I think we must be conscious about his like about very big star. I think his life is also...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I can remember way back to my elementry school days. I remember the classmates I had and every little incident that took place then. I never forget a face once I see one.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    i was only 4 but i still remember it, my mom and brother were watching cartoons, and when we stopped watching cartoons we had to turn the tv of on our local news channel, and I...
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Dear Professor, I'm posting this letter here, because I know I'll never have the courage to send it to you directly. I doubt you'll ever read it on here, but at least, I'll feel...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I either do not have then or I just do not remember them at all when I wake up..The last dream I had was of a goat giving birth... The was the first dream I remembered in a few...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F a week ago

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    I don't know if he was necessarily my first crush, but he's the first one that I can remember. Kind of hard to forget, as I was pretty obsessed over him. He was one of my...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    In music class in grade 4 the music teach told us about the "Every good boy deserves fudge" to remember the lines to play recorder. The funny part was when people were suggesting...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 4 days ago

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