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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Picked up another blast from the past. It's a Hasbro Think-A-Tron made in the '60s. I recieved one of these for Christmas in '61. It wasn't a requested toy, but I've posted before my mother would often throw in an educational toy with the Christmas booty. It turned out that I really liked it. It had 150 miniature punch cards with questions on each side, a multiple choice and a true-false. You inserted the card into the holder and pushed it in. It was designed so that the front panel "lights" flickered before indicating the answer as "A", "B", "C", "T" or "F". It was designed to play as a game with score counters on both ends.
    Whenever Christmas rolls around I often think of the wonderful thoughtful gifts my mother gave me and their influence on my life. I eventually worked in the electronics/ computer field, I guess this was my first computer.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      Very kooL
    2. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      Love the name of it!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Great beginners computer toy from a wise mom :)
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      I would have enjoyed one of those as a kid, too! :-) :-) :-) Cool post, and a fun story behind it!! <applause>
    5. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Thanks Vinyl, it was kool and different from the other toys around then.
      Thank you Iggy, even as a kid the name amused me.

      Tnanks so much Newfld, my mother's wisdom still amazes me, I wish I could have appreciated it more when I was young.
      Thank you so much Anythingobscure, I'm certain you would have enjoyed. The items shared are great, but often I find the background stories and information just as fascinating. It's not just the collectables that makes this a great site, it's the nice knowledgeable fellow collectors that makes CW special to me.
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago

      Not sure about my scheduling during the next, so just in case;

      MERRRY CHRISTMAS to my CW friends!
      Be safe and I hope Santa brings all of you a toy from your childhood.

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