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It's back : BIGTRAK!
« on: October 21, 2011, 12:19:14 PM »


Big Trak is back, enabling parents of today to buy one of the most memorable toys from their past and bring it back to life for their own children to enjoy - and of course for those who simply wish to have the toy they were never lucky enough to own as a child.
It was the subject of a massive craze in the 1980s and the toy you simply had to have! A simply brand new retro experience! 


Wow, you can order the US or the European model... brand new!  :-*  There is also a new model available : BigTrak Jr  8)

I still have the one I got from Christmas 198x, on a shelf in the game room :



I'm not sure if it still work. As far as I remember, I would say yes... but it has not been powered up since more than two decades ::)

OK, here's the link : http://www.bigtrakisback.com  :)


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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 01:07:09 PM »
hasn't this been back for a long time? i've been checking ebay regularly for the old model (box included), but most of the time only the new one is for sale!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 06:33:41 PM »
Yeps, apparently since 2010. That awesome to re-release it, similar than the original one! I would kill for a brand new Colecovision, not a X in 1 joystick model, but the original model :P

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 07:04:41 PM »
I have never know this, it looks cool !

What it does remember me is "Darda"

Dont know if you guy's know that ?

http://www.darda-winkel.nl/

[dont want to steal your topic bruno  :oops:]

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 09:06:31 PM »
I have never know this, it looks cool !

What it does remember me is "Darda"

Dont know if you guy's know that ?

http://www.darda-winkel.nl/

[dont want to steal your topic bruno  :oops:]
Following offtopic:
OMG Darda was my favourite toy, you had to pull back those cars to make them run on insane tracks. ;D
I think I still have a set from these.

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 11:36:34 PM »
I am waiting your next youtube vid  ;) ;D

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 01:11:31 AM »
I still have my original Bigtrak too!
Just lost the trailer (you know the one that can carry and deliver an apple).
I loved it as a kid for its design but also for the "music" when you pressed the enter button to launch your program and the sound effect for the laser was awesome too.
Check this nice russian version:


...and thank you for reminding me of DARDA! I hadn't heard that name in 30 years!
« Last Edit: August 18, 2014, 12:20:08 AM by chrischris »

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2011, 05:10:49 AM »
I Had one too!   I can't find it....  I believe that when we were moving to the new house,  one (or more) boxes fell off the trailer.   Some of my handhelds are missing too.    ???

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 07:51:37 AM »
Don't remember that one at all. Any other Dutchies ever seen it ? Probably not a big hit here ?

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2011, 08:43:56 AM »
Don't remember that one at all. Any other Dutchies ever seen it ? Probably not a big hit here ?

I have never know this, it looks cool !

What it does remember me is "Darda"

Dont know if you guy's know that ?

http://www.darda-winkel.nl/

[dont want to steal your topic bruno  :oops:]

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2011, 02:01:35 PM »
I just had to dig up mine after reading this topic  ;)
I also had the trailer but "somebody" threw it away  :-\
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 07:00:31 PM by chrischris »

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Re: It's back : BIGTRAK!
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 08:32:23 PM »
I just had to dig up mine after reading this topic  ;)
I also had the trailer but "somebody" threw it away  :-\

Great, it's really magical to own THE ONE you played in the 80's. Lucky man... I didn't have the trailer!

OK, got a package today  ::)  :arrow:



I cannot resist to buy a *brand new* toy, coming right away from the 80s  :-*



I won't open it now. It'll be a gift for my daughter  :) I'm too curious to see how she'll react  8)



... but not sure if I'll wait she has 8 years old before playing it with her  ::)

In addition to be very fun, it's also a very instructive toy... programming the tank is basically the same commands than programing in the 'LOGO' language.

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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 10:13:02 PM »
Nice one, can't wait for the video when Sun playing with it. :D
I hope we won't have to wait until 2018. ;D

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 11:55:21 AM »
Nice but come on: open it!
Toys are meant to be played while we're still young  ;D
(just buy another one for Sun)

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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011, 12:56:33 PM »
yeh, open it!!! :twisted:

is this an upgraded model or exactly the same as the original?
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!