Posted 5 years ago
Wanted to share this 1979 Realistic 8 Track Player w Copy function.
I remember making weekly trips to Radio Shack to check out the new electronics and this was always on my list of nice stuff. Found this today at a Yard Sale for a dollar. I have to check it out to see if it still works but it looks great. These were mostly made in Japan with metal parts, as opposed to the newer plastic parts. I remember listening to the oldies, 1960s- 197os rock and roll with these fantastic machines. This actually had the copy function so you could record your favorites.
These went for about 189.00 brand new back then in the "Rat Shack".
Sadly these only were popular for a few years because cassettes were already becoming more entertaining for most people.
Hope you enjoy.