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  1. PStryder June 26th, 2009 11:08 am

    I had a friend who had one of these and I was SO jealous!

    Now I’m sad.

  2. therandomizer June 26th, 2009 11:08 am

    I have a police car version. It effing rocked!

  3. John Davis June 26th, 2009 11:14 am

    Wow, those were the days dude!

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  4. JHawk June 26th, 2009 11:18 am

    I had one of these. I used to sit in my closet and play it!

  5. Ahsta June 26th, 2009 11:22 am

    Yes!! My cousin had one, this was in the early 90′s too

  6. Mike Blazer June 26th, 2009 11:31 am

    Ahh! Feels so good to know that we had great non-melding toys when we were younger.

  7. Mike Blazer June 26th, 2009 11:32 am

    Ahh! Feels so good to know that we had great non-mind melding toys when we were younger.

  8. Dan Legal June 26th, 2009 11:32 am

    Definitely spent a few hours of my childhood playing on one of these. Just looking at the picture brings back a lot of memories.

  9. getoffmylawn June 26th, 2009 11:35 am

    I was already over 40 years old when these came out. This is just making me feel OLD!

  10. Jeff June 26th, 2009 11:38 am

    Wow. I’m speechless. I’ve never flashed back like that from seeing something online. Dorky. Simple needs indeed.

  11. _skitzo_ June 26th, 2009 11:42 am

    OMG I loved this thing. I remember when I first got it.
    Wow thanks for the blast from the past!

  12. oshout June 26th, 2009 11:49 am

    I had one of these! It would make this grinding noise, as the transparent tape that made up the videogame spun around.

    Crazy, I forgot about this toy.

  13. Greg June 26th, 2009 11:51 am

    Amazing! Thanks!

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  15. DJ Six June 26th, 2009 11:54 am

    I just thought I’d share the exchange this picture set off:

    (15:44:08) me: omg ma
    (15:44:19) me: do you remember this: http://www.sevennationarmy.net/blog/?p=674
    (15:44:49) mom: no I don’t did you have this?
    (15:45:07) me: yes, and in fact, seein that picture made me remember yet another one of my earliest memories. check it
    (15:45:15) me: i think it was u me and helga, and we were at some like flea market type of thing, but i think it was an event, not a regular thing
    (15:44:34) me: it was near where the library was
    (15:45:45) me: i remember the big room with all the piles of stuff, and yes i saw that and u let me get it. it was used and kinda beat up but still worked. i think it had little headlights that popped up in the front – i wish these pix had the other angle
    (15:46:06) me: and i remember sittin in the front yard, under that big tree playin with it
    (15:46:52) mom: wow what a memory

    If I had to guess, I was like 5 yrs old, maybe younger. Just awesome – thank you.

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  17. BeyondRandom June 26th, 2009 12:03 pm

    I use to have one similar to this….oh dear god, here come the flash backs!!

  18. pardom June 26th, 2009 12:08 pm

    I had one of these too! I can’t believe I forgot about it!

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  20. jova June 26th, 2009 12:13 pm

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

    thanx

  21. Andrew June 26th, 2009 12:18 pm

    Had one in the late 80s. Played with it so much that it broke. So much fun.

  22. Cool Pictures June 26th, 2009 12:20 pm

    I had one…ah fond memories. Thanks for sharing

  23. sutton June 26th, 2009 12:27 pm

    i had one, and loved it. I wish i knew where it was now… would love to play with it again. Amazing how things have changed. Was a great toy.

  24. t June 26th, 2009 12:30 pm

    Its been a long time thanks.

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  26. BIll Hartzer June 26th, 2009 12:42 pm

    OMG I think I still have one of those in the back of my closet!

  27. maiku jagne June 26th, 2009 12:49 pm

    This is what made me become an automotive engineer.

  28. Neroso June 26th, 2009 12:50 pm

    Hell ya I remember. That shit was addicting.

  29. Nikola Ovcharski June 26th, 2009 12:53 pm

    wow

  30. Toy725 June 26th, 2009 12:55 pm

    I remember owning one during early 80′s. So simple, but yet, so much fun pretending i’m driving like my dad.

  31. jonno June 26th, 2009 1:11 pm

    I loved this when I was a kid, the tactile response from all the ‘real’ controls is what made it fun. I can still remember turning out all the lights in my room, so I could ‘night drive’ … miss that thing.

  32. jonno June 26th, 2009 1:14 pm

    also : this toy is probably responsible for all my speeding tickets :(

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  34. brake June 26th, 2009 1:32 pm

    yesssssssssssssssss. awesome

  35. Pile June 26th, 2009 1:51 pm

    I was and it sucked. There was no resistance to the controls. Didnt feel real at all. Broke after an hour of use, was really only fun for about 5 minutes or till your mom start bitching about the noises it made, because she was secretly pissed you liked the toy you father picked out over the box-labeled “educational toy that kids cant get enough of”. The funny thing was that thing was considered the very high tech at the time and the only thing higher tech then that (for the masses) was an Atari. I suggest you people youtube up videos of what passed for home gaming in 1980; most people would just go to an arcade.

  36. stunksys June 26th, 2009 2:13 pm

    wooow, those photos make me nostalgic!

  37. Legal Aged June 26th, 2009 2:16 pm

    I had one of these also. Brings back a lot of fond memories. Thanks for resurrecting this.

  38. Patrick June 26th, 2009 2:24 pm

    I had one of these! Actually (kinda spoiled) I had two: one was a car and the other a motorcyle–and I wasn’t even born till the mide 80′s!

  39. Josh June 26th, 2009 2:40 pm

    haha yeah that really brings back the memories. Times were simpler back then — just a light bulb and a steering wheel ;)

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  40. Jamal Ahmad June 26th, 2009 2:53 pm

    Back in the day, my friend had one, remember playing on it thinking i was Nigel Mansell

  41. kush June 26th, 2009 2:56 pm

    WOW, i remember this wow great memories!

  42. nobody June 26th, 2009 2:59 pm

    i was born in 91 and i too remember these fuckers
    man they were the shit back in the day (well..back in “my” day)

  43. nowhere man June 26th, 2009 6:42 pm

    omfg! hell yeah that was the shit!

  44. Corey June 26th, 2009 6:56 pm

    Hell yeah, I was born in ’88 and remember having one of these. Why were 80′s and 90′s toys so much cooler than now..?

  45. harvey June 26th, 2009 8:26 pm

    totally had one of these…it was sweet..
    i am now obsessed with vehicles…anythin with wheels/engine

  46. Mike June 27th, 2009 12:07 am

    I totally had one of these. idk why but I did. it was fun to play with once and awhile.

  47. pmassive June 27th, 2009 1:20 am

    I used to spend hours after elementary playing this. Till I went out on my bike tryna pretend i was a racer. LOL talking way back…Ahhh good times

  48. pmassive June 27th, 2009 1:21 am

    oh and upvote!!!!!

  49. Matt June 27th, 2009 3:51 am

    I didn’t realize what it was from the thumbnail on reddit, but seeing this larger picture I realized I had one of those when I was a kid! Sweet. I’m old enough!

  50. Marko June 27th, 2009 7:16 am

    Awesome. Me and my brother had this and some airplane. The airplane toy is dead, but this one still works like a hammer.

  51. Pete June 27th, 2009 7:37 am

    i definitely had that thing. for the life of my i couldn’t get it to work though. maybe i was too young to understand the concept of batteries.

  52. Doug McCaughan June 27th, 2009 7:57 am

    Wow! Thanks for the memories. Years of therapy had helped me repress that into believing such devices were fantasy. Oh yes, I remember playing that! In case it is not clear to those having never played it, if I recall correctly, the “screen” was a rotating translucent sheet of plastic.

  53. Ervis June 27th, 2009 9:32 am

    lol, i still got a working one somewhere in the basement

  54. Tyrone June 27th, 2009 11:08 am

    Having never encountered these devices before, they actually seem somewhat innovative.

  55. Ken June 27th, 2009 11:59 am

    Damn! I haven’t seen one of those in years. I used to have one. Pretty damn cool at the time.

  56. Joy June 27th, 2009 12:20 pm

    I had this exact thing. Loved it. Used to pretend it was nightrider.

  57. jason June 27th, 2009 3:09 pm

    i had one of those!

  58. Cunt Destroyer June 27th, 2009 6:06 pm

    All of you fags can suck 10 dicks, i had the car and the motorbike.

  59. AhmadAboBakr June 28th, 2009 1:18 pm

    I enjoyed this thing a lot(Back then)
    I think I might consider searching for it in my old stuff

  60. Chris June 28th, 2009 1:41 pm

    OMFG! I had this back when I was little, that’s so awesome! :D

  61. Brian June 28th, 2009 3:36 pm

    My cousin had one that looked like this, and we used it to pretend we were Michael Knight driving K.I.T.T. because the dash kinda looked like K.I.T.T. with the Turbo, and the digital speedo being the same.

  62. Malchia June 29th, 2009 7:35 pm

    wow i didn’t even remember those till now but i too had one

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