I remember playing this as a kid. Also played the fishing game and the one with the screen filled with water and rings. Good times.
which fishing game? can u find a picture of it? the only fishing game i remember is the one where u have to catch them with your small rod that had a magnet at the end.
oh or was it one of those games where its filled with water and u press a button on the bottom and it pushes out air which moves rings around?
found it :)
I’m getting emotional. We’ve come a long way since those days huh? As impressive as Skyrim is there’s something special about the video games of antiquity.
Another classic: that one game that came with a light gun that you hooked up to your big belly spherical TV. You shoot at flashing particles that were supposed to represent spacecraft. Then you put the gun down and realize it didn’t do jack squat as they blow up at random instances for no reason.
life was more fun in the 80s.
Can’t agree more !
hahaha… man.. stop it u’re digging too deep in our ancient memories.
Gawd! I remember I had exactly the same one :)))))))))))))))))))
Yes that’s the game! I feel old :)
There was another one which rotated and fish popped from bottom and would open their mouths. You had a small fishing rod with a ball at the end. When the fish would open their mouth you had the put the ball in it’s mouth and lift it up as they would shut their jaws quick.
this was the best gift i ever had, we were so simple not like the young complicated generations :)
THIS IS AMAZING!!! I MISS THIS
I used to play on that for hours when I was a kid! Think it’s still lying in the attic somewhere back home. :)
I really miss this one… u brought tears to my eyes.
I remember playing with this , It called
Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard
Well there is no GAME OVER with this
I think its more of knowing the driving basics
than a game !!!
Really it’s nice to see something from the past
Check out this list :
SNAFU Screwball Scramble
UNO commercial 
Kroko Doc Werbung
Cadbury’s Chocolate Machine Money Box:
vintage electronic speak & spell:
I have the speak & spell
My brother and I had one of these! I loved those popup headlights :D
Now that I think about it I recall that ours wasn’t a Tomy. It was called ‘Learn to drive’
Looked like this
nice post Mark. brings back memories.
I still have mine and it still kinda works. (the blub is so dim u can barely see anything lol)
WoW that’s amazing… I used to have one, I probably learned how to drive from one of these… Miss the old toys, there’s an excellent show called James May’s toy stories, he features all the amazing classic toys that kids these days don’t appreciate
..then comes the ATARI :-)
The designers at Honda who were in charge of the CRV’s interior must have loved this game.
I was discussing it with my friends last week!
:”( i had almost forgotten this game ! i remember i got this as a give when i was 6… ahh when i think about old times automatically the Godfather theme songs starts playing in my mind and i just feel like crying when i think about old glorious times when my parents where younger and we had a happier time :””=((
WOW… i had one… i totally forgot about this toy. haha…
That game used to keep me entertained for hours! Seriously loved it!
Can’t believe that they still have it in the market aaah the old days : ” )
80’s toys were awesome; I still have my He-Man collection.
Damnnn, that brought me back right there! Right after seeing that I thought about my “Speak and Spell” which then I remember when I was rocking the He-Man and I had obtained the only female toy that is acceptable for a male to ever own, She-Ra. I was in desperate need of She-Ra’s horse and due to high demand around christmas my parents couldn’t find it…so what do I find under the tree….a “My Little Pony”. I know, I know, heresy, but what’s a kid to do, so here is how a conversation would go with the fellow kids from the block while playing some He-Man,
Kid: “Is that a my little pony?”
Me: “No, it’s She-Ra’s horse”
Kid: “No it’s not that’s not what Swift Wind looks like”
Me: (Holding up my little pony) “What is this?”
Dad: “She-Ra’s horse”
Me: Silence is golden
* wipes tears* man thats like taking a walk down memory lane… thanks for the post!!! i bet we all had one who were in kuwait in the 80’s…
Check it out..http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-80s-Tomy-Turbo-Porsche-Car-Dashboard-Steering-Wheel-Race-Console-Vintage-/220947585399?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item3371809977
No, but they’re still making the Penguin Slide.
Welcome back to the 80s!
(sorry only Indonesian language)
I still remember the smell of it :)). reminds me of ages ago.
I think the most amazing thing about all this is that no matter where in the world you are from, or grew up we all happened to grow up playing with the same toys. I think thats amazing…and yes this was in the 80’s early 90’s before the internet boom drove globalization.
P.S. Yes these toys were the best!
I spent the 80’s in Kuwait and I can remember all those games, brought back such emottion and just reminded me I haven’t been back in q8 since the first invation :( love the blog by the way and love most of all the old pics of Kuwait you have up I’m sure we have millions dad was an avid photographer.
We are in Ireland at the moment and I’m sure I hid the water game in my back pack when we were bused out of Kuwait.
Keep up the good work.
OMG I so want this for my son…plz tell me where can I get one…he will LOVEEE it!!!!
Mark I actually have one of these up in my chalet in Faqra :)
Any one remember the game you clipped onto your tv and it had a car on it and you chased a bandit around somewhere like California or you were the bandit . Was so long ago
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