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#1 StormSurge

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

I recently found a picture from my Thanksgiving, 1987.

 

That Thanksgiving is memorable as I spent it at my cousin's in New Jersey. They had a sweet finished basement where we spent many hours playing the NES (mainly Pro Wrestling).

 

However, according to this image, that wasn't the only game being played.

 

I don't recall ever seeing this or playing it but I'm curious as to what it is. I'm not sure if anyone can tell based on this crappy image, but if anyone can, it will be someone here.  :)

 

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#2 nosweargamer

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

Wow. It's really hard to tell from that angle. Looks to be long, slender and red.

Is there any more to the image or any memories you have that might help identify it?


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:24 AM

That thing on the bottom right that looks kinda like a rolled up poster is a hand held?


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#4 Atari Creep

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:52 AM

That thing on the bottom right that looks kinda like a rolled up poster is a hand held?

Ya, I'm not seeing it bud!!!!


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#5 StormSurge

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:13 AM

That doesn't look like a flat screen with a red edge on it??

 

I'm losing it apparently.  :rofl:


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#6 StormSurge

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:14 AM

Wow. It's really hard to tell from that angle. Looks to be long, slender and red.

Is there any more to the image or any memories you have that might help identify it?

 

Nope, this is it.  :o

I know there were other handhelds we played, but I remember those. (Coleco Baseball, Space Invaders, Merlin, etc.)


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

Oh man, optical illusion had me completely fooled too!  It absolutely looks like a poster (or something) rolled up and laying on the table, but... it's something red and fairly flat being held, turned toward the person to the right of the photographer.

 

Edit: OR it's a rolled up poster laying on the table.  :D

 

Edit #2: Okay, I'm going with rolled up poster.  Look at its faint shadow/reflection on the table, especially as it cuts the film box's white reflection.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

This is like that blue/gold dress fiasco!!

It looks like it could be either. The little silver spot that looks like a power connector makes it look like a handheld, but it is most likely a rolled up poster IMO.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

AND is the lady wearing a grape dress, or are they in the bowl? Fruit of the Loom may be involved.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

Enhanced version.  :P

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:47 PM

This is ringing some faint bells for me, believe it or not. Despite my better judgment, I included the words "red tube" in a search, but only came up with the Pente game, which is decidedly not electronic. There were some other results that I won't go into here. :)


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#13 StormSurge

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hahaha! That's awesome Ferg!

Heck, it could be a mirror for all I know. It just looks like a screen & I figured if it was, someone would be able to ID it. Oh well!


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

Enhanced version.  :P

All jokes aside it looks like a flashlight you would have in an emergency breakdown kit. The ones that had multiple light settings.... solid light, slow strobe, fast strobe etc.....


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#15 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:31 PM

Ask Rik at http://handheldmuseum.com/ If anybody would recognize it, it would be him.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:43 PM

It also looks like a curling iron like my Mom use to have.




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