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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's comforting to know that I am not the only one with such dilemma. I am married for last 15 years and have a teenage daughter. Husband n myself r going through rough patch and...
    jdcoke1979 jdcoke1979 36-40, F Feb 2

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    Here we have a man, so engrossed in whatever he’s doing on his mobile device, that he appears to be completely oblivious to the humpback whale that surfaced next to his boat...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 8 Responses Feb 6

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    Okay, here's a weird picture. In fact, it probably tells nothing to absolutely nobody. But if anyone happens to be Googling for how to take apart a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Don't judge because you don't know me in real life. I play with toys my whole life my girlfriend even know I play with stuffed animals blocks toy trains/trucks/cars Legos etc I...
    whitietighties whitietighties 22-25, M Feb 4

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    Yup Im doing this, Im moving to boston. Its been a hell of a journey to escape this place, but its happening. Im starting over. In this bone chilling, constant snow marathon, I...
    Daring2care4u Daring2care4u 26-30 Feb 6

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    I have a decent collection of plush toys, but my favourites are my giant octopus and Minecraft spider
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F Feb 17

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    My boss came to pay me a quick visit at the clinic,. Which was cool and confusing at the same time!! The fact he showed up was really cool..: The way he showed up and the...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    By here I mean sexual toys. I have one that's huge and I love the way it stretches me out. I love the way it fills me up
    MarcelineTheQueen92 MarcelineTheQueen92 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Anyone want to trade pics of toys?
    Goggles5150 Goggles5150 18-21, M 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Oh yeah baby our teams stick together, we are tight knit and all the haters wish they could be us!!!.......BOSTON the best SPORTS TOWN in the NATION!!!!..... PATRIOTS are the SUPER...
    JennyTom JennyTom 36-40, F Feb 2

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    Headlines in the BOSTON GLOBE today!!...... PATRIOTS are the SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom 36-40, F Feb 2

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    We are getting PSYCHED for this weekends games in BOSTON!!!  GO BRUINS!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    How can I find if my boss likes me too? Last Friday we kissed passionately after work drinks. And when I met him on Monday, he was trying to keep himself away from me. He was...
    jdcoke1979 jdcoke1979 36-40, F Feb 6

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    Am I really the only one to have EVER provoked "bosses"? Ever... Once?
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I know I can't date him because his my boss. I'm not trying to date him; I just want to be close to him. But oh the agonyyyyy
    littlequints littlequints 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Get over here, big boy. And show me who’s the boss...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I absolutely hate controlling men and people. Men who try to control their women and every move they make. Its sad and I wish I could do something about it. It sucks to see women...
    batmanfan4ever16 batmanfan4ever16 22-25, M Feb 22

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    After weeks of my boss taking the p*ss out of me non stop, not letting me do any of the good jobs that come in (im a mechanic) and him making me look stupid in front of my...
    redvision95 redvision95 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'll be frank. I. Can't. Remember. My. Childhood. At. All. Sure there are bits and pieces of memories (such as losing my best friend and stealing) that's still somewhat fresh in...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Feb 14

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    As far I can remember was that I was in a field, and all around me was pure and seemed alive. First I remembered the water, like a river near me, as clear as crystal. I saw life in...
    raphaellive raphaellive 46-50, M Feb 15

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    It sounds weird. I've remembered this my whole life. Some details have faded and I don't remember everything, but it's still there. I was a seven - eight year old girl. I...
    Nomnomk Nomnomk 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I will always remember his smile that could cause pain on my cheeks for whenever he does it, it makes me smile too and I like it. I will always remember his eyes that I couldn...
    LAithought LAithought 22-25, F Feb 21

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    I don't remember when I was young. I just can't seem to recall. I remember some things, but most things are just a blur. God gave humans this amazing ability to block things out...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I have this thing.. I can remember faces. I know, lots of people say they can. But I dont ever forget a face. I have run into people I went to grammar school with, 25 years ago...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Something my sister said triggered it. Suddenly I was a little girl again and I was in church. "If people would like to pay their final respects, you can come up to see the body...
    CrimsonRein CrimsonRein 16-17, F Feb 18

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    I recently posted about my experience with divorce and how since leaving this man I am much happier. I do find myself when I am in a quiet place alone all the horrible things he...
    amylove90 amylove90 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I was in Kindergarten, a girl named Emerald. She was my first kiss and my first valentine. We kissed underneath the monkey bars, that's where all the kids were doing it it. Lol...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    The thrill of that first love….that first step. Some things I don’t remember at all, like for how long I had a crush on her until that day. I know that we weren’t really...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Sometimes, it seems like the stars align and everything works out perfect. It's important to remember this on days when the sh*t hits the fan. To remember that, yes, days like...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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