Dude, They Are back, The Coleco Handhelds!


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Ladies and gentlemen, the forefathers of these beautiful Coleco handheld retreads once graced the bathroom of my friend Lou and their service to me during the many hours I whiled away in that selfsame bathroom will not be forgotten. I take my hat—and pants—off to you Techno Source for bringing back such a refreshing college memory.

These images are of the two-player handhelds, which I decidedly did not play during my time on Lou’s toilet. However, there are plug-in, keychain, and single player models available.

Now I did not play these in anyone else’s bathroom, but the games are a definite flashback to Junior High School.

Posted April 27, 2005 by
Fun, General, Personal | 11 comments

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Dude, They Are back, The Coleco Handhelds!”

    1. Red on April 27th, 2005 3:39 pm

      Hey Tomahawk, think these may be before you were born.

      I still have the football & baseball original in a box in the basement. That is if Mrs Red did not throw them away. She wonders why I save everything.

    2. mrs. red on April 27th, 2005 4:16 pm

      It’s true Red keeps all kinds of junk! However, if Tom played with them in the bathroom perhaps we need to think about the things we are keeping…..

    3. Tomahawk on April 27th, 2005 6:06 pm

      Yes, I have to say, unless they were popular in the late 80′s, I doubt I have ever played them. Although, they look classic…and classic always means good!

    4. McGehee on April 27th, 2005 7:31 pm

      When I was in high school, a friend of mine had a football game that resembles the one in the picture. Ah, memories.

    5. Tom on April 27th, 2005 7:33 pm

      I did not play with Reds toys in the bathroom. I want that on the record for perpetuity!!!

    6. Tomahawk on April 27th, 2005 8:57 pm

      “I did…play with Red…in the bathroom” Consider those words etched in stone!

    7. Tom on April 28th, 2005 8:33 am

      I am going to retreat into my corner, I know I can not win this one…

    8. Mrs. Red on April 28th, 2005 12:11 pm

      Thus the reason our (Red’s and mine) children will never attend prep school in New England……..

    9. Tom on April 28th, 2005 2:41 pm

      OK Cut it out… My ears are turning red. Meanies…

    10. Tom's Brother on April 28th, 2005 3:40 pm

      Let me guess – you’re going to make me buy this, and all your Kiss albums off of you for $20 bucks, all over again?

    11. Tom on April 28th, 2005 4:14 pm

      Yeah, but if you had kept the Kiss Albums they would have appreciated very nicely.

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