Thread: Unit from 80's/VCR interaction

    • 10 years 7 months ago
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    When I was born (in 1984), my neighbors down the street had 3 teenage girls who became my family and babysat me on occasion. I was always given hand-me-downs by them, whether they were clothes, trendy things like snap bracelets or boardgames.. other crazy shit. Well, I may have asked this once before, but I can't remember at the moment if anyone responded.

    I am about 98% positive this object was a hand-me-down, but I have my doubts. I was given this unit as a child that you plugged into the VCR (or TV, I really don't remember..) and you put this video into the player and you could play Hi Ho Cherry-o through the television. I'm know Hi Ho Cherry-O has been around longer than this unit haS been because I know it's a childs bored game, but I don't know if this unit was specifically for Hi Ho Cherry-O only, maybe you could play other games through it? I don't remember and it's driving me insane! The unit may have worked by touching certain squares on it? In fact actually, I'm positive it did. And because of this, I think you were able to play other games (on different VHX tapes) with this unit.

    I guess certain toys from my youth really just left a huge impact on me and for a while I was really into this thing, did any of you have this thing? I've looked it up numerous times with no results. I mean, My She-Ra Crystal Falls playset (which when I was like 7, I insisted was a Sara Pool, lmao), Barbie Ice cream maker and this unit stick out the most.. Does anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? I know I'm not losing my mind, I just can't for the life of me remember what it was.. I even spoke to my mom about it and she remembers it, not much about it though. ANY help is appreciated!! Thanks a bunch Happy Reminiscing.
      • 10 years 7 months ago
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      I remember the Barbie Ice Cream maker. I watched the commercial and drooled over it alll the time, but I never got it. But I did have the really big light-up Barbie Tropical pool and the Fold-n-Fun house.
        • 10 years 7 months ago
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        i remember the SNOOPY snow cone maker...i thought i was the coolest having one of those.. haha that thing rocked i always wanted one of those candy making oven sets that make gummy treats shaped like bugs too
          • 10 years 7 months ago
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          I think we still have our Kool-Aid sno-cone maker.
            • 10 years 7 months ago
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            I have a Snoopy Sno-Cone maker! It's not an original it's the remake. I HAD an original one, but my mom got rid of it.

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              • 10 years 7 months ago
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              that is awesome wow that brings me back a bit, i actually bought mine from the "D.I." back in the day i was kind of a poor kidm, my parents didnt have money to buy stuff like that for me but i setup a lemonade stand and earned the money to buy it and it was awesome
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