Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I spotted this in the window of Model Zone in Brighton this morning.
This is BigTrak.
If you don't immediately recognise this toy then I'm afraid you really missed out as a child! This was "THE" must have gift at Christmas every boy of a certain age wanted.
The basis is simple - there's a keypad on top of the Trak into which you program unstructions (turn right, turn left, forwards etc etc). It became a bit of a cult item. Not least of all because of the terrible TV adverts that accompanied its promotion.
At £39.99 in 1980 this was a big ticket item that any recipient of this as a gift would've been eternally grateful!
Sadly I never got one :(
"Well done BigTrak!"
From the Wiki...
Zeon Ltd are planning a 2010 release of a full size replica of the original toy along with a re-release of the trailer accessory. ,  The colour and graphic scheme is re-created from the U.K version and all stickers have been redrawn as a direct copy of the original artwork.