Barney’s is selling the old school Mattel football and baseball handhelds.
Yep. The whole lot is at Target too.
Radio Shack as well.
Saw them at Radio Shack the other night too. Kicked myself for not thinking of it, I bet buying distribution rights to make that game again was really cheap.
They’ve been on sale for a while. Since last year, at least.
Urban Outfitters has them on sale too.
Jeez, I still have my original Mattel football game. Still works, too. Cool to see these classics come back.
Still, $35 seems a little steep to make red dots move around a small screen. I’m guessing they’re really $10 + $25 kitsch/retro fee…
They’re $8 or so at Target.
Yup $8 at Target. I got Football last Christmas as a stocking stuffer.
OK, so I was wrong … it’s a $27 kitsch/retro fee.
I read an article last year about the football game. When some marketing guy at Mattel had the brainstorm to bring the game back, he had to buy one Ebay as the company didn’t have a working model anywhere. My kid has the baseball and football, $10 or so at Toys R Us.
I own the new version of the Mattel football game and it is close but not exactly like the original. The sound effects are off.
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