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Barney’s is selling the old school Mattel

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 19, 2003

Barney’s is selling the old school Mattel football and baseball handhelds.

Reader comments

Jeffrey J. HooverNov 19, 2003 at 6:51PM

Yep. The whole lot is at Target too.

BruceNov 19, 2003 at 9:21PM

Radio Shack as well.

Matt HaugheyNov 19, 2003 at 11:53PM

Saw them at Radio Shack the other night too. Kicked myself for not thinking of it, I bet buying distribution rights to make that game again was really cheap.

omitNov 20, 2003 at 12:43AM

They’ve been on sale for a while. Since last year, at least.

ralphNov 20, 2003 at 1:41AM

Jeez, I still have my original Mattel football game. Still works, too. Cool to see these classics come back.

KJCNov 20, 2003 at 8:36AM

Still, $35 seems a little steep to make red dots move around a small screen. I’m guessing they’re really $10 + $25 kitsch/retro fee…

patrickNov 20, 2003 at 9:03AM

They’re $8 or so at Target.

mike mNov 20, 2003 at 10:28AM

Yup $8 at Target. I got Football last Christmas as a stocking stuffer.

KJCNov 21, 2003 at 10:15AM

OK, so I was wrong … it’s a $27 kitsch/retro fee.

ChrisNov 21, 2003 at 3:39PM

I read an article last year about the football game. When some marketing guy at Mattel had the brainstorm to bring the game back, he had to buy one Ebay as the company didn’t have a working model anywhere. My kid has the baseball and football, $10 or so at Toys R Us.

MikeNov 21, 2003 at 11:54PM

I own the new version of the Mattel football game and it is close but not exactly like the original. The sound effects are off.

Birnbaum Daniel Jan 26, 2004 at 1:50AM

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