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#1 Posted on 10.4.02 0631.43
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Click Here to learn about one of my favourite toys growing up - DATAMAN

(I wonder where Mom has that bad boy stashed, anyway)
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#2 Posted on 10.4.02 0645.41
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Hmm your just a little older then me. The earliest technical toy I ever had was the etch-and-sketch animator. Where it took me 4 hours to make a 15 second cartoon. I wonder how much these old gems would catch on Ebay.
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#3 Posted on 10.4.02 0843.55
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OMFGJCF!!!!

I REMEMBER that thing! I completely forget what you could do on it, but I DID play with one! God damn. Do you HAVE one of those or just the pic?

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#4 Posted on 10.4.02 0903.43
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What's next? Gizmo? Simon? 2-XL?

I'd say electronic football, but those actually are back now. And you can get them at Toys R us for like 15 bucks.

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#5 Posted on 10.4.02 0911.09
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    I'd say electronic football, but those actually are back now. And you can get them at Toys R us for like 15 bucks.




Yep, got me one of those for $12.99 (plus tax) at the local Target. It's fairly ridiculous that it's a better handheld football game than anything I've found for the GBA, although I'll admit to not having put much effort in looking for the best GBA football game.

I really wish they'd bring back the Electronic Football II which had passing. That kicked ass.
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#6 Posted on 10.4.02 0945.19
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DUDE NO WAY I totally had one of those too. It made the COOLEST noises. I remember there being some awesome ticking going on up in thar. I think I also employed it as a robot servant for my Darci supermodel doll.

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#7 Posted on 10.4.02 1132.24
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I think it's in the desk in my old room
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#8 Posted on 10.4.02 1219.19
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Seeing DATAMAN *totally* reminded me of my Big Trac (sp?) Youmust remeber that programmable grey tank that you could use to terrorize your dog or cat, right?
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#9 Posted on 10.4.02 1251.22
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    What's next? Gizmo? Simon? 2-XL?

Actually, the Simon is probably still within reach at my parents' house as well. That thing was great because it was FREAKIN' HUGE

    I'd say electronic football, but those actually are back now. And you can get them at Toys R us for like 15 bucks.
And it's a cheap knockoff, too! The differences are just subtle enough to totally nag at me - fortunately I bought a 1979 Football on Ebay a few years back - I got it AND a Mattel Electronic Baseball for $25! Can you believe it? I sure couldn't!

I also bought a Merlin off Ebay 'cause I always wanted one when I was a kid but never got one (my parents gave me a Speak & Spell that year - WHICH I STILL HAVE, THANK YOU)
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#10 Posted on 10.4.02 1409.27
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I still have all my Mattel electronic games at home. As of Christmas they still worked.

You should throw up a picture of an obscure Mattel game next.

Edit:
Mattel Handheld Games!


(edited by evilwaldo on 10.4.02 1518)

(edited by evilwaldo on 10.4.02 1518)
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#11 Posted on 10.4.02 1410.55
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Forget 2-XL. ALPHIE was the way to go. I wish I still had that little piece of my nostalgia. However, I still have my Speak n Spell too.

A REAL test of 80s toy fever was if you could get your parents to shell out the cash for the Captain Power tapes.
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#12 Posted on 10.4.02 1440.22
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ALPHIE!!!!!!! Dude, Alphie Rocked. Boy do I miss him.

*sniff* Ah well, I guess in reality I still have half a million legos left from my childhood days so that's not so bad.


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#13 Posted on 10.4.02 1457.19
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Dammit, how can one talk of old-school educational toys and not mention Mr. F'n Professor?! That toy made me into a boy genius, and if they had one for adults we'd all become Steven Hawking minus the drool pan.
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#14 Posted on 10.4.02 1841.21
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Ah the memories of Dataman. There were several of those in my Grade 3 classroom, and whenever recess was rained out, there would be near-brawls and sprints over who got to play with the Datamen.

Kids these days, what with their time machines, and their waffle irons will never know the joy of fighting your classmates for an educational toy.

I did have a Mr. Professor of my own as well.
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#15 Posted on 10.4.02 1945.41
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    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    Forget 2-XL. ALPHIE was the way to go. I wish I still had that little piece of my nostalgia. However, I still have my Speak n Spell too.

    A REAL test of 80s toy fever was if you could get your parents to shell out the cash for the Captain Power tapes.



No way, dude. 2-XL was the by-god POO. I'm talking about the boxy brown original here, the one that would play 8-tracks. That bad boy taught me about astronomy and introduced me to the Beatles, all the while looking like a mini-fridge. Plus, he had a Boston accent!

Now sure, ALPHIE could play those newfangled "cassette tapes" and sort of had arms you could recognize, not to mention a discernable face...but where was the LOVE? Where was the ACCENT?

Ahhh...memories.
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#16 Posted on 10.4.02 1946.57
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props for Football II - my first handheld - thanks to Santa hit those keys as fast as you can before the "-" catches you.

Head-To-Head baseball/football games had promise too. Are those coming back?

The weirdest games were on Merlin...something that looked like a red phone.
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#17 Posted on 10.4.02 2204.50
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    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear

    A REAL test of 80s toy fever was if you could get your parents to shell out the cash for the Captain Power tapes.



I had them all until my house got robbed when I was a kid. And I had almost all the toys and two of the ships. I still have most of the toys, but the videos were gone (I convinced my parents to buy 1+3 after that, but we never found 2 again).

Of course most of the Captain Power toys ended up filling out the roster for my sadly small Star Wars set.

Oh, and my older sister had a Merlyn, but I stole it occasionally, but my favorite gadget was my 'Tiger Talking Baseball'. "It's a great day for baseball for the--Titans--and the--Jammers--the--Jammers team--leads off."

Sigh...The good old days.
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#18 Posted on 11.4.02 0735.25
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Man, this thread brings back the memories. I had so many cool toys back in the day, but my mom was pretty yard sale crazy. Not much left now, but a couple trucks and some construx.

Some of the Transformers I had back then would be worth quite a bit on E-bay these days. Too bad nobody saw that coming.

I've started picking up some stuff recently to start a 'collection'. Its better than nothing.

MM
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#19 Posted on 11.4.02 1935.26
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Construx was the ISH~! I even had the "Space Station" edition where all the pieces were white.

Anybody remember "Robotics" or that (pretty damn useless) robot that came with the NES (I think his name was Rob)?
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#20 Posted on 12.4.02 0214.54
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    Originally posted by zoggy1
    The weirdest games were on Merlin...something that looked like a red phone.



I was waiting for someone to bring up Merlin in this thread...that thing ruled! Ate batteries like a mother, though...
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