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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 remember when we (African Americans) were so intimidated by the word "black" it was an insult for someone to refer to you that way! I remember when I was in Junior High I was...
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    secretanji secretanji 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So i was in PRESCHOOL when i had my first crush. His name was danny and i remember his dad was some sort of football couch and Danny was sooo adorable anyway, i remember me and my...
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    When I was 16 my neighbor boy who was 18 and I were listening to records in his bedroom. We had been neighbors for 4 years and we frequently listened to music together and walked...
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    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember HIM.. I remember every second I spent with him.. I kinda miss talking to him now.. I had a big time crush on my best friend long ago.. but I never opened up my feelings...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I can't wait to wear my Yankee jersey the next time I go to Boston :)
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    My boss at work is abnormal man, he is the manager of sales/marketing department , he is always coming to check us in offices every 20 minutes, even if there were no tasks to give...
    YoungerBoy YoungerBoy 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I remember my first day at school quite well. I walked into the classroom feeling scared. I waited in line by our teacher's desk so she could put a name tag on us and then she...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    back when I was 9 or 10 years old I had a friend that lived next door to me, he was younger by 3 years but I remember he knocked on my door one day and asked if I could come play...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I remember very well and I am still with her. First time I saw her was last year round the end of January. We met at a small birthday party of a mutual close friend (friend not...
    Padresfan Padresfan 16-17, M Aug 16

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    This is my story. Let's take a trip back to the year 2004. I was just starting high school and I had just turned 15. I had 8 classes. One of the classes I took was called music...
    johnnyr860 johnnyr860 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    During a recent trip to Little Rock, Arkansas I was doing some shopping & looking around, and I went in the Toys R US... I was walking by an area that was being taken down & moved...
    thatguyjrod thatguyjrod 31-35, M Aug 16

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    i love to play with toys ( cheeky wink ) i developed quiet a collection over the last two years
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 15 Responses Aug 15

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    I remember the first time I heard a computer dial-up and connect to the internet. Remember that series of dial tones that meant you were just seconds away from a whole new world...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    I have been extremely lucky in the company I work for - I have had a series of really awesome bosses. They have encouraged me, helped me, mentored me, and supported me. My current...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F Aug 12

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    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I've lived in Boston for 2 years now and still no friends... hmu
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    It's abundantly clear my boss wants me sexually. The feeling is mutual and just three months ago he was in my hotel room lying next to me on the bed. It was all I could stand...
    turtlegemini2005 turtlegemini2005 26-30, F Aug 10

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    I remember when you wanted to know something you looked it up in the World Book encyclopedia not Google. I remember beginning with one topic and ending up engrossed in something...
    southerncaviar southerncaviar 51-55, F 14 Responses Aug 8

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    My first kiss was really late in my life, mostly cause I am really damn ugly hahaha. It was with my current girlfriend, but she refuses to acknowledge it due to both of us being...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I don't remember every detail, but I can remember seeing the lights, and a bunch of figures looming over me. then I remember a little while later, they gave me a teddy bear. I...
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I remember my first crush his name was Zack and he was blonde an I remember a specific day that he asked me to meet him at the baseball field at recess and kiss him but then he...
    alihausmann alihausmann 16-17, F Aug 6

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    Aside from working in the university, I also work part time for online teaching for foreign students. I also have boss online. I really get frustrated with him. He is a part time...
    jalybry423 jalybry423 22-25, F Aug 6

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