Need help identifying synthesizer toy from the 80s

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Need help identifying synthesizer toy from the 80s

Post by philgreen » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:12 am

When I was a kid in rural California in the early 1980s I went to a day care facility where they had various toys. One time there was a toy that was in reality a kind of loop synth kind of similar to a 303. It was essentially a ray gun toy but there were various knobs for attack, decay like a real synthesizer would have. When you held the "trigger" down, your loop would play and you could adjust the knobs while you had it held down. I only got to play with it for a few minutes because there were a lot of kids to share with.

I'm asking here instead of at a vintage toy forum because of the nature of the toy, in my memory it was more like a beginner synthesizer than like a crappy toy raygun. Do any of you remember anything like this? I'd like to buy one as a gift for my nephews.

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Re: Need help identifying synthesizer toy from the 80s

Post by Alex E » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:21 am

No idea... sounds awesome though... Now I wanna know too.
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Re: Need help identifying synthesizer toy from the 80s

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:00 pm

I found this but it's probably not what you wanted:



but still interesting.
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Sound Gizmo??

Post by Synthetech » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:13 pm

My bet is you want this guy here...


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And check this link for a childhood tape using the soundFX on it..

http://neatocoolville.blogspot.com/2012 ... chive.html

And here's a vid




I knew exactly what you were talking about.. I wanted one of those pretty bad when I saw it come out.. ebay kicks one up every now and then, I bet.


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