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Transistor Radios87 of 156Some highly sought-after early Japanese transistor radios from 1958-1960. Toshiba, Sharp, Hitachi, Aurora. Beautiful styling.1972± Panasonic Model R-72 Toot-a-Loop Transistor Radio
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Posted 5 years ago


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The 1970's & 80's seemed to be sort of the hey day for whimsical radios of all descriptions. They were used for promotions, give-aways, and prizes by various vendors. Most of these were made in China or Hong Kong. Kids loved them, and today some folks like to collect them. I have only a few that I've picked up in local flea markets or garage sales just for conversation's sake, but I usually don't seek them out since they are not my main focus. Never-the-less, they've been a kick in the pants to have around. I gave a Dr. Pepper one to my brother-in-law because he drinks a LOT of it.

The little juke box radio is a SounDesign Model 3160J. It's a battery operated LED clock radio & alarm clock and you can program it to wake up to 6 different old rock & roll songs, including "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers. That cracks me up. All four of them work perfectly.


  1. BRANDY24, 5 years ago
    this I really love! great find!!!
  2. atomicscout atomicscout, 2 years ago
    I'd like to know a bit more about the Pepsi radio. The year, AM/FM? It looks really neat!
  3. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 2 years ago
    To Atomicscout - The Pepsi vending machine radio was made in China in 1998 for Pepsi. It plays AM & FM, and takes 3 AA batteries. It works! Thanks for your interest.

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