Our favourite toys 33: Mattel electronic football game
Posted Apr 11 2010 2:29pm
I was a huge fan of the Mattel electronic football game and
spent a very long time playing with it when I was 8 years old. One day, my
sister and one of her friends took it into the bathroom because you could
"see it better"... and dropped it into the toilet.Disaster, but my parents replaced it
with a Merlin game, which was not nearly as much fun, although I wound up
playing with it a fair amount.
At any rate, 28 years later, my wife, who
remembers everything and must have heard me tell a story about it sometime, saw
that Mattel had re-released it and bought it for me as a Christmas present. This
may be the most thoughtful gift I've ever gotten and certainly one of the most
surprising, and I still play with it now and again.