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Don't know if this is a good price but still ordered one. Due to be released on 30/06/10

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!

Easy enough for kids to learn, but so much fun, even adults won't be able to resist.
Boasting all the features of the original model, including 23 button keypad, front-mounted blue photon beam headlamp and the ability to store up to 16 preset programmes.

With a 23-button keypad on its back, you can programme the plastic tank to trundle forward, then turn, then trundle some more... You get the picture. It also had 16 presets to perform predefined sequences of movements. It is like magic.

The revived Big Trak is an authentic reproduction that will boast all the features of the original, including the ubiquitous '80s go-faster stripes and blue headlamp.

The centre wheels are driven by two motors to allow change of direction. Use the 23-button keypad to enter instructions for Big Trak.
Where do I want Big Trak to go?
In what direction?
How many units will it take to reach my goal?
When do I want Big Trak to fire?
Do I want Big Trak to return to me along a different course?

With a 16 command memory, Big Trak will execute 16 commands in one sequence, e.g. 'go forward 5 lengths', 'pause', 'turn 30 degrees right', 'fire phaser' and so on. There is a 'repeat' instruction allowing simple loops.

Keypad Commands:-
Forward/Backward, Left/Right, P - Pause, Photon Symbol - Fire, CM (Clear Memory), CE (Clear Last Step) x2 (Repeat Steps), Test, Tick (Check Last Instruction), Out, Go.

Command Samples:-
1 - Go forward 5 lengths, Pause, Turn 30 degrees right, Fire phaser, X2
2 - Turn left 90 degrees, Go backwards 3 lengths, Fire phaser, Go forward 6 lengths, Pause, Fire phaser, Turn right 180 degrees.
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#1
aaaah the memories
#2
I am sure my original one is kicking about in the loft somewhere.

I always wanted the trailer for it - but Santa never did co-operate :(
#3
OMG. I can't believe this. Mum and dad couldn't afford one of these for me when I was a kid.

I'm all grown up (nearly) with a daughter of my own, but have put this on my birthday request list.

Fantastic find. Thank you for bringing this to light OP! :)
#4
Anyone remember how much these were way back then ?????
#5
flashg
Anyone remember how much these were way back then ?????


Probably not far off this price!

Would have been nice to see a 2010 updated version, wirelessly controlled from networked PC or something like that
#6
About £100 if I remember correctly, think it was around 1977
#7
$43US when it was brought out in 1979 I read somewhere. Had one of these then too, I was lucky though, only got it because the rest of my siblings had flown the nest by then so my parents had a bit more money to spend on me :)
#8
Wow i remember the rich kids had these (And got motorbikes from Santa as well as the Mongoose off mum and dad even though they knew santa didnt e***t . ) Still hurts now !!
#9
yeah I had one of these in the late 70's. I'm sure they will be carp but thanks for the memories
#10
Trying to find out how much the original cost and came across this :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Trak
#11
I had one and the trailer as well wish I had looked after it..............


:roll::roll:
#12
I too had one as a kid, and like all childhood memories they are best left where they are, after having watched shows, cartoons and playing games i loved as a kid, experiencing them all again now has killed them all for me lol.... and has actually wrecked some of those memories

In reality this thing is very basic, and will provide all of 10 minutes of my attention these days.. telling it to go forward 5 and turn, and watch it hit a wall, and will just end up in the loft again along with all the other junk

As a kid, things always appear better than they are.
#13
And it looks like the Zeon full size reissue rather than the Dubreq half size desktop one.
Can anyone confirm this?
#14
It was 39.99 in 1979 (about 150 to 250 in todays money)
This is the replica by Zeon

August should see BigTrak Jr which is from a totally different company
http://www.bigtrakisback.com/index_2.htm
29.99 , has USB and is much smaller
#15
DemonD
I am sure my original one is kicking about in the loft somewhere.

I always wanted the trailer for it - but Santa never did co-operate :(


As is the original thread...

Big Trak is coming back !!!! Childhood Memories :) £39.99 @ FindMeAGift.Com

BFN,

fp.
#16
I can remember the advert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6V-tuOf3dE

Too expensive for my parents at the time. I always wanted to big trak my dad an apple lol
banned#17
This aint cheap!

i buy these wholesale for £24.00 each.

Its an average price for it retail.

coming upto this christmas I will be selling this for less though.... play buy it from the same place I do.
#18
dvhendo
This aint cheap!

i buy these wholesale for £24.00 each.

Its an average price for it retail.

coming upto this christmas I will be selling this for less though.... play buy it from the same place I do.


Retail and wholesale are 2 different things though.

Anyway, back in the day these were great, I never had one but a friend across the road did, he had the transporter too, luck sod.
#19
Anyone remember "Stop Boris" with the battery controlled spider that you set up on a plastic spider web mat and had to shoot him between the eyes to make him retreat?

Or "Ricochet Racers" by Palitoy?
#20
voted hot just because reminding me of my lucky childhood
banned#21
simate
Retail and wholesale are 2 different things though.

Anyway, back in the day these were great, I never had one but a friend across the road did, he had the transporter too, luck sod.


Yer I had one!

for that wholesale price I only have to buy them in MOQ of 6.
#22
the new smaller version, now has on board memory, with addons includin nerf launcher and web cam

linky.. http://www.firebox.com/product/2707/Bigtrak-Jr?via=ser
#23
Bad Actor
Anyone remember "Stop Boris" with the battery controlled spider that you set up on a plastic spider web mat and had to shoot him between the eyes to make him retreat?

Or "Ricochet Racers" by Palitoy?


Have a vague recognition of "Stop Boris". But I had Richocet Racers myself. Got rather bored with it quite quickly I think. If I can remember rightly it was like a gun that you fired cars across the floor that went up a ramp and through a plastic web(?) Something to do with Spiderman? Could look it up but haven't the time.
#24
dvhendo
Yer I had one!

for that wholesale price I only have to buy them in MOQ of 6.


Where is this wholesaler?
#25
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/66652627.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1275605335&Signature=PrMUaXFGqxi74H6%2ByEioF11quHs%3D

jr has TOYS
#26
daver77
Probably not far off this price!

Would have been nice to see a 2010 updated version, wirelessly controlled from networked PC or something like that


You're missing the point :-D, I had one of these with the trailer.... and only now do I realise what my parents did to get us stuff for christmas!! The whole point of this is spending hours and hours getting the thing to go into the kitchen, stop, pick up something you don't even want, turn and come back!?!? In reality its more like, up 10, turn 90, hit wall..... pick up and start again, up 10, turn 85, hit wall..... pick up and start again........ happy days :-D
#27
A bit after my childhood this. But I can see the attraction.
#28
Does this have the original 23 button keypad?
#29
I remember wanting one of these originally but IMO if you give this to any child already bored with one of the Wowee robots I don't think they will give it a second glance.
1 Like #30
It was crap then, still crap now.
#31
I have two originals of these, and a trailer, probably got the box for one too. Doubt they are worth anything though. I remember the little 'tune' it made when it had completed a task. De Da De Da De Da. By the looks of it, the originals aren't worth much, so they can stay in the attic :)
#32
cold... 30 year old toy ...don't buy it ... !!
#33
Nostalgia: 100%
Fun: 0%

Not a good toy, very limited play value even in the early 80s. Today's kids are used to so much more, they'll probably hate this.
#34
simate
Where is this wholesaler?


He won't say. Pointless 'look at me' posts about wholesale prices.
#35
I always wanted one of these , when I was a kid...
#36
My little brother had one of these, even then I remember it as a big let down, six wheels but two wheel drive and struggled to get across the deep pile lounge carpet! reminds me of my last retro buy- a joystick with commodore 64 games on it- best thing about it was the batteries yhat came with it :-) Straight down the charity shop.

All best left alone, don't ruin any rose tinted memories of the early 80's unless you can get hold of a mint mk1 golf gti then put my name down for one!
#37
Have to agree there Adiebear. The batteries lasted about 5minutes, and after the first run anything other than downhill on laminate floor was a struggle for this thing!! :)
#38
My mate had one of these; we could never afford it. :(

That BigTrak Jr looks better. It has a USB camera or rocket launcher option and independent front suspension. I'll get that one I think.
#39
My boy has one of these inflatable radio control trucks:

http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/main.detail.item.757496?ref=fgl

We got it from Toys R Us for a tenner (it's about £17 delivered from QVC) and, for my money, it's a far better toy than Big Trak. Like Big Trak it's big, far bigger in fact, and can carry stuff, but it is also very fast, fun to control and and the batteries last ages. You do need a bit of space for it though, pets who can sense a good time to hide are a good idea too!
#40
They need to update it so it can be controlled from your work pc and have a cam built into it to use it as a security camera.

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