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I Remember Electronic Toys of the 70s and 80s

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 31-35, M 1 Response 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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    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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    ishita004 ishita004 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love to use toys either by myself or with my husband.
    notyourgirl notyourgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Sometimes, I get to remember , out of the blue, different moments i've lived throughout my life.... sometimes i think like wow, times has went so fast. My life always been nice...
    typewritter03 typewritter03 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I don't really have memories or the sure knowledge that I have had a past life but I get feelings. I remember the feeling of dying. I was old and it seemed like I was dying of a...
    Shade3711 Shade3711 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Basically every so often I meet her after school and go back to hers if we don't go to mine and today she forgot her keys but we was laying on the wall at front of her house in the...
    Joe2146 Joe2146 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I very seldom remember my dreams. As a child I remembered all my dreams and was very excited when I woke up to learn the meanings of them. Then something traumatic happened to me...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F a week ago

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    MICHAEL JACKSON DIED 6 YEARS FROM THIS DAY RIP, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED <3 <3 <3
    EllaBella9999 EllaBella9999 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    ****! Some damn VP at my new job has taken it upon herself to destroy my career. Some old lady I've interacted with only twice, & for a period of less than 7 minutes total on the...
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jun 24

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    I've lived in Boston for the last 22 years. I like it here. It might be a little bit on the cold side during the whole year, but we enjoy several weeks of nice hot weather...
    masseurboston masseurboston 41-45, M Jun 24

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    One for the lady's if you have Christmas yet brad decorations put them inside of you cut off the extra but remember to leave a little tail to get them out and then leave them in...
    JJBH JJBH 16-17, F Jun 23

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    I should probably start with - I have three bosses: the CTO, CFO/CSO and the Director of Technical Services. The first is ok. The other two not so much. It's like they're bejng...
    cupidsbride cupidsbride 26-30, F Jun 23

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    In that moment All of my senses were heightened I See you close your eyes, lips slightly parted in anticipation I Hear the music, the crowd, the carnival barkers below I Smell the...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 22

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    The Divine Right Of Kings The only king by right divine Is Ellen King, and were she mine I'd strive for liberty no more, But hug the glorious chains I wore. Her bosom is an...
    shemalequeendirt shemalequeendirt 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Yep I remember from 2013 like I meant 3,000 friends on another game and only like 10 I talked to a lot more o. Here doe
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    I still remember a situation happened when I had just started working, I was still at college, so I had no experience at all and basically knew nothing. My boss took me to a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Jun 21

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    This piccie is my latest from the early morning of June 20th, 2015.PERIOD!! My earliest memories involve me wanting/NEEDING to be a girl so very badly that it HURT! I do not ever...
    SissyRebeccaCD SissyRebeccaCD 41-45, T 9 Responses Jun 21

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    I can still remember that party; we'd been with our own circle of friends but you and I had started talking. The bonfire had been built and I was playing guitar. That's when I...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F Jun 19

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    I still remember a dream I had of when I was little. It was a dream the me and my family were at the mall and it started to flood and I couldn't do anything to save my family.
    jesusjuice2497 jesusjuice2497 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I have a two year old daughter, as I have mentioned in a few other posts, and I want to establish the absolute best relationship I possibly can with her. Right now I make sure to...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F Jun 19

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    Like a boss? No, I am one. A good one. Even though I have twenty female subordinate with a "come **** me look," I still refrain from crossing that line. There's this one Latina in...
    DomCA DomCA 31-35, M Jun 19

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    I love listening to all types of electronic music and even making my own. I love how it catches people in its synthetic beats and edited tones. I love how I actually feel something...
    That1KidNo1Notices That1KidNo1Notices 13-15, F Jun 18

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    I had a very bad recurring nightmare that occurred regularly until I was around 14 yrs old. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized the dream was actually a memory of...
    thebluesgrinder thebluesgrinder 46-50, M Jun 18

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    And more and more it seems like I was just another generic acquaintance you conned into believing it was friendship. But that doesn't change the fact I still care as much as I hate...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Friendship Books Before the internet, we corresponded by hand, right around the world. The postal system was fairly reliable; the way I remember it, it was faster and more...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Love my toys. I'm straight, but at times it is hard to beat having something in you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    I remember life before the Internet, and life before color TV. In fact I go all the way back to radio; the kind that used to glow in the dark. In fact I remember telegraph, and can...
    Radrat Radrat 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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