Coleco Handheld Electronics Sports Games

I can still remember the first time I saw someone playing a handheld electronic game. They were sitting on a bench in front of my school all alone and the most magical sounds were emanating from the magic box they were holding. They were playing Electronic Quarterback from Coleco and I was riveted. Soon a crowd gathered and we all watched in wide-eyed wonder at this new electronic wonder. I bet almost every kid who passed that bench gave their parents an earful that night about this new type of game.

I ran home and started digging through catalogs, making sure I had the name right so that I could properly put it on my upcoming birthday list. I wound up with a Mattel electronic game instead, which was fine. From looking through the catalogs, I knew the Coleco version was much more expensive and I was just happy to get anything.



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5 thoughts on “Coleco Handheld Electronics Sports Games

  1. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    I had the basketball one. I’ve been looking for it at my parents’ house and haven’t been able to find it.

  2. Paradroyd says:

    I still have my original Coleco Electronic Quarterback. It’s still in great condition and still works perfectly. Somehow, I’ve managed to avoid letting batteries corrode in it as happened with several of my other older battery powered devices.

  3. Brian says:

    I received a Conic handheld eletronic football game for Xmas. Sure, it wasn’t name-brand like Coleco or Mattel but it was still fun to play!

  4. Parker MacArthur says:

    Coleco Head to Head Baseball was my favorite handeld for a long time. I kept box scores of all my games, using real Dodgers players agianst other National League teams.

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