Football Handeld Proto & Sims 3 Toaster

Pre-1977 Mattel Electronics Football Game prototype handheld

According to the seller, there are several differences between this unit and the production one:

· The temporary stickers came off many years ago
· The sync marks in the ABS are consistent with new tooling
· Inside electronic inspection shows some hand soldering.
· Tell tale stamp, (not tampo) on the inside of battery holder
· Bad tool cutoff on left front, plastic curl.
· No Tampo on the pro1-OFF-Pro2 selection switch
· Tamper screws have been used
· Insert molding on left and right front are too shallow

SIMS 3 TOASTER promo item

Not cheap! But one of the funniest promo items I have ever seen.

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Also, while it’s not related to video games, I find this very funny. I wonder why it ended up in the trash?

Written by Nicola

Nicola, the Italian search engine over eBay...collects videogames from 1992.


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  1. One thing my Genesis can always count on is the fact that my eSniper Rifle is always in peak condition 😀

  2. I don’t see anything about the Mattel Football that indicates it’s a prototype. I have regular store-bought copies with the dimples from the injection molding, that’s common. The stickers come off, the white paint around the power switch comes off, some components hand-soldered, the numbers stamped in the battery compartment… All are found on store-bought models. The only real prototypes/samples I have seen have ‘SAMPLE’ or some similar text molded into the plastic on the back… If the ‘temporary stickers’ were present (and different from production), that would be something. It could be a ‘yanked off the production line’ sample, but there’s no way to know for sure, and it would be the same as all the others…

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