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#4650117 - 01/29/18 12:27 PM If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's..
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
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Anyone ever recall playing with "electric football" games??My brother and I had one and were so happy painting the players and putting on the helmet decals and jersey numbers and lining up the players.Probably about 1972 or 73 when we got one. Then when the game is turned on the field vibrates and players go everywhere and fall over and get hungup on the sidelines and the quarterback was usually bigger and the football was a big magnet. It was total chaos basically. You could line the offense and defense up in whatever formation, but once turned but all they did was vibrate all over the place going backwards half the time. Tried it out maybe 2-3 times at the most. Our Mom probably sold it at a garage sale a year or 2 later. IMO one of the worst games ever.
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#4650122 - 01/29/18 12:30 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 08/13/11
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Yep, I had one. What a POS it was. I was very disappointed as a kid.
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#4650128 - 01/29/18 12:34 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Had one as a kid it was great fun. A lot more fun than this years Pooperbowl is going to be!
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#4650134 - 01/29/18 12:38 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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I remember those.
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#4650138 - 01/29/18 12:41 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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I had a friend who had one. If I remember correctly,didn't the whole top just kind've vibrate when you'd turn it on and the players just went in all random directions?
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#4650140 - 01/29/18 12:41 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 12/30/05
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Loc: The Canyons
I still have mine. But I haven't had it out of the box since the 70's.

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#4650145 - 01/29/18 12:44 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I had a friend who had one. If I remember correctly,didn't the whole top just kind've vibrate when you'd turn it on and the players just went in all random directions?


Yep.

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#4650150 - 01/29/18 12:47 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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A friend of mine had one and we would just turn the vibration on and watch the players scramble around. Didn't the QBs have a spring loaded arm so you could "pass" the ball? Never got how that was supposed to really work...
What was really fun was the electronic football that came out in the '70s that had maybe 18 red LEDs that were supposed to be players, we could play that for hours and would fight bitterly over it (my friend's again, my parents couldn't afford that at the time).
I did get a pretty fun rod hockey tabletop game when I was younger, that was great until another friend of mine poured two glasses of chocolate milk into it during a visit...he acted like the first was an accident, but I figured out after the second that he was jealous of it and was trying to ruin it. He got his wish and also got sent home with a long term ban from our house...and I stopped getting nice toys not long after that when my family fell into a financial crisis.


Edited by Virtus_Probi (01/29/18 12:47 PM)
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#4650152 - 01/29/18 12:50 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Sure did!
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#4650163 - 01/29/18 12:58 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 02/01/09
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Loc: Texas
A cousin had one, and we played it every Thanksgiving, Christmas, July 4, Easter, etc. family get-together. For hours.

The players' bases had little "fingers" that would aim the player basically forward whenever you turned the vibrating board on, and we got pretty good at adjusting those fingers to make a player go left, right, or straight. Barbaric by modern toy standards, but HUGE fun.
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#4650176 - 01/29/18 01:05 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1291
Loc: Alberta
Yep, had one. I even ordered a replacement quarterback just in case the others broke.

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#4650177 - 01/29/18 01:05 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1291
Loc: Alberta
I wonder how many kids had a little brother who ate the magnetic football.


Edited by Snagglefoot (01/29/18 01:07 PM)

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#4650182 - 01/29/18 01:09 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 299
Loc: East Tennessee
Oh yes. I had one.
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#4650187 - 01/29/18 01:11 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Wasnít there sort of a spring loaded qb arm, so u could pass too? I see that was asked. We didnít pass much
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Edited by salesrep (01/29/18 01:13 PM)
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#4650221 - 01/29/18 01:38 PM Re: If you were a kid growing up in 60's or 70's.. [Re: BJD78]
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Wanted one desperately as a kid. Many yeats later after I found out they were terrible, I didn't feel so bad about not getting one.
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