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    Posted 9 months ago

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    Picked up this Mattel Sonar Sub Hunt Game # 451 made in 1961. This adds to my collection of toys I had in my youth. I got mine around '62-'63 I think. Each player has 8 subs and 4 mines. The players place a recon sub in the opponents territory and then place 7 subs and 4 mines in their territory. You move the dials in the middle to move to position the cross hairs on a potential sub target, but remember where you placed your recon sub and watch out for the mines! If you are positioned over a sub and press your fire buttons for depth charges, the cross hair will illuminate and if you hit a mine the buzzer goes off. Your opponent observes through his periscope to varify if you hit one of his subs or foolishly sunk your recon sub. You mark potential targets, hits and mines with crayons on the grid. You get points for hits and finite amount of depth charges.
    It's missing one green sub, but has an extra silver sub. It even has two original crayons out of total of six in three colors. The light hit indicator works but the mine detector buzzer doesn't. These usually don't work at all electrically anyway. I might try to get the buzzer working later, everything is sealed and it's hard to get to things to troubleshoot unfortunately.


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    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 9 months ago
      Here's a commercial link;
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 9 months ago
      Verrrrrry; KooLiEO mR. Toy
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 9 months ago
      What fun for young boys.
      Amazing condition for nearly 60 years old!
    4. purvis purvis, 9 months ago
      Never seen that game before . Like it , let’s play
    5. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 9 months ago
      Thank you Vinyl, I thought it was cool in '62 and it is still cool now.

      Thank you so much Ms.Crystal, it is also in pretty good working condition for these games.

      That sounds great Purvis, I think you would enjoy playing it. Me and my friends loved it, it was more fun than board games.
    6. elanski elanski, 9 months ago
      Very cool. Never seen that before. Seems like a fancy version of battleships.
    7. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 9 months ago
      Thanks elanski, there's definitely some similarities to Battleship.
    8. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 5 months ago
      Still kool

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