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In this topic will try to inc any pictures, videos and advert from back in the day for a trip down memory lane of when we was kids.

The age of electronic toys that would cost the earth back in the day and once you got it would eat batteries like no tomorrow.

First up we have Milton and Bradley / MB Starbird later called Starbird Avenger with new lights and sounds.

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The AD

 

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Next we have possibly one of the best handheld games, which i did have with the adapter for power must of come for a jumble sale as did most of my toys.  

Grandstand Astro Wars.

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The AD is included in this video.

 

And theres also an app on google play (as only just found out)

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Ha!  I used to sell stuff like this when I worked in a Model Shop years ago.  "Bandia" stuff was mega popular with hand held Space Invaders and Galaxians games....... we sold shitloads of those. 

I used to spend a good half an hour every Saturday evening playing with all the stock lol

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awesome the tabletop games were,we were allowed to take them to school on the last day and I remember someone bringing in computer battleships. where you press the red launch button and a sound effect of a missle would sound and you'd hope for a blast of white noise for a hit,haha god those were the days lol

I bought Caveman about 15 yrs ago from a carboot for 30p and I still have it and it still works !!! anyone remember firefox ??

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hey guys just sussed if you click once on the image you can resize smaller by dragging the corner boxes before submitting post,cool

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some of the stuff in my attic...what can you spot in the pictures...

also the black rubber thing is a rubber baton round fired by the police during rioting...lol

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18 hours ago, char042102 said:

awesome the tabletop games were,we were allowed to take them to school on the last day and I remember someone bringing in computer battleships. where you press the red launch button and a sound effect of a missle would sound and you'd hope for a blast of white noise for a hit,haha god those were the days lol

I bought Caveman about 15 yrs ago from a carboot for 30p and I still have it and it still works !!! anyone remember firefox ??

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hey guys just sussed if you click once on the image you can resize smaller by dragging the corner boxes before submitting post,cool

i could finish firefox..

your score changed to HHH..  such a great game

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Wow I had a firefox, thought it was the bollocks back then. 

I remember having a small white handheld, sure it was by granstand but had a nintendo feel to it, was based on a dracula theme where you had to reach the top of various floors and staircases whilst dodging baddies, think castlevania meets donkey kong.

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today I found this really cool Caveman emulator of the tabletop

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looks like its an embedded flash and I really want to download it to play offline and keep as an offline copy. I tried the usual firefox tools, page info , media , I normally use but nothing I've tried can get it.  tried file2hd as well but no luck with that either. Iast I tried saving the complete webpage but it didn't work.

pretty please does someone more tech savvy than me know of a way to get the swf. I've tried a flash  decompiler,,disassembler , hex editor in the long distant past to try to reverse engineer online only flash games but it was too beyond my capabilities and I gave up. I found this article with a list , does anyone know which item might be able to grab the embedded swf file  ?????

(I'm assuming that's what it is)      here's the link      https://github.com/dsasmblr/game-hacking

thanks for any help anyone can give me      :322_star::322_star::322_star::322_star::322_star: and some :299_bouquet:

I really just need this caveman one to add to my handheld remakes library

carrying on with the thread, here's some more pics of some good ole 80's toys

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and finally these from v-tech

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here's a nice site for all your handheld games   http://handheldempire.com/games.jsp

 

 

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49 minutes ago, fatdad said:

some of the stuff in my attic...what can you spot in the pictures...

also the black rubber thing is a rubber baton round fired by the police during rioting...lol

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Very nice collection of retro gear there and well done for keeping on to it all this time, would love to be your neighbor as would be out staying my welcome, sorry😉

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1 minute ago, evo1 said:

Very nice collection of retro gear there and well done for keeping on to it all this time, would love to be your neighbor as would be out staying my welcome, sorry😉

yo should see the rest of it..theres layers of old gaming stuff.. il take some pics tomorrow..

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48 minutes ago, fatdad said:

some of the stuff in my attic...what can you spot in the pictures...

2  galaxy invader 1000's on the shelf in pic 5 but whats that blue & white one next to it near the notepads lol

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48 minutes ago, fatdad said:

some of the stuff in my attic...what can you spot in the pictures...

2  galaxy invader 1000's on the shelf in pic 5 but whats that blue & white one next to it near the notepads lol

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Iv included this cause it takes batteries so it makes it sort of electronic

Tomy Turnin' Turbo Dashboard (1983)?

 

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The Ad could only find the german one.

 

The Gameplay.

And for something a bit special, a converted Tomy Turbo AKA Outrun.😄

  And a link to make this conversion

https://circuitbeard.co.uk/2017/08/28/tomy-turnin-turbo-dashboard-outrun-arcade/

 

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1 hour ago, char042102 said:

2  galaxy invader 1000's on the shelf in pic 5 but whats that blue & white one next to it near the notepads lol

its another invaders clone

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1 hour ago, char042102 said:

oh sorry I thought they were notpads

it looks like them lcd games is it snoopy tennis on the top of that stack

yeah they are game and watch

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took some more pics..off course the phone didnt have enough power to use flash. (im cursed)..took pic of the blue space invaders game and the game and watch games...pulled out something for pics too..its a mess up there..theres even more behind the bookcase/shelves..amstrads with monitors, all the gaming mags i ever bought..loads of cassette games. theres a pic of a pile of controllers and power wires,Ariel wires..

zx spectrum printer..the smell of paper burning while it burnt the letters on...lol

im a huge terminator fan and never got around to finishing my terminator..theres endo skulls /arms/rifles kits in boxs too..

can you spot the differnt toys on the bench top..

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18 hours ago, evo1 said:

And for something a bit special, a converted Tomy Turbo AKA Outrun

wow evo1 , I didn't notice that outrun conversion mixed in with those pics and vids,  I want one lol.

good thread btw I can see this going far,pity I couldn't include non electronic toys as I found a pic of a (really really going back some) box of space lego which I remembered I forgot, it sure brought back some delightful memories , I can tell ya

 

2 hours ago, fatdad said:

took pic of the blue space invaders game and the game and watch games

thanks fatdad,I knew I recognized the strange shape of that one and found some info on it,(I just remember a rich kid bringing one to school on the last day and he let me playing it.he brought that puck monster,firefox f7 and scramble in as well to play on.

god you got loads a nice stuff in that attic, really great you kept hold of it all.

that blue and white game was known in Japan as Heiankyo Alien by Gakken which had CLONES: yours being Earth Invaders obviously 

- Alien Attack (Coleco)
  - Earth Invaders (CGL)
  - Alien (Lansay & Lindy)
  - Super Battles by Gakken

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this was the site, has nice info and pics of lots of tabletops    http://www.ccjvq.com/slydc/topic/vfd/vfd-database.htm

this tabletop looks nice

 

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and the last one for all you hypersports fans , I can see this one ending up on the floor a lot, lol

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14 minutes ago, char042102 said:

wow evo1 , I didn't notice that outrun conversion mixed in with those pics and vids,  I want one lol.

good thread btw I can see this going far,pity I couldn't include non electronic toys as I found a pic of a (really really going back some) box of space lego which I remembered I forgot, it sure brought back some delightful memories , I can tell ya

 

thanks fatdad,I knew I recognized the strange shape of that one and found some info on it,(I just remember a rich kid bringing one to school on the last day and he let me playing it.he brought that puck monster,firefox f7 and scramble in as well to play on.

god you got loads a nice stuff in that attic, really great you kept hold of it all.

that blue and white game was known in Japan as Heiankyo Alien by Gakken which had CLONES: yours being Earth Invaders obviously 

- Alien Attack (Coleco)
  - Earth Invaders (CGL)
  - Alien (Lansay & Lindy)
  - Super Battles by Gakken

  827244354_HeiankyoAlienGakken.jpg.d495b2cb37121f37eb1aaa5e0edff019.jpg    

this was the site, has nice info and pics of lots of tabletops    http://www.ccjvq.com/slydc/topic/vfd/vfd-database.htm

this tabletop looks nice

 

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and the last one for all you hypersports fans , I can see this one ending up on the floor a lot, lol

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Was going to start a topic on 70s and 80 toys,so feel free to start one the topic if if you like as I feel that would be a great topic to.

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Next is Milton and Bradley / MB  Big Trak 1979

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In 2010, Big Trak was relaunched in the form of a slightly modified replica (cosmetically very similar to the original U.K. Big Trak), produced under license by Zeon Ltd.

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6 hours ago, MrPillze said:

amazing @fatdad just amazing, im moving in with reg for a week or 2, please get the kettle on! :D

That makes three of us then and bags first one up the loft.🤣

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Heres another one for your memory bank. Grandstand/Epoch: Invader From Space (1980)?

Remember it well and good game to be fare, but look where the fire button is above the left and right stick not in the best of places really.

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The AD that made us all want one.

 

And some gameplay.

 

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