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  • Michelle Perez

    More 80s nostalgia: Electronic Games « Val City Gal : Merlin

  • John Jankow

    Merlin is the smart phone of the 70s.

  • Tonya Richardson-Greenlee

    merlin childhood memories!

  • Mary Beth Westward

    Merlin, an electronic handheld game launched in 1978. I HAD one of these. Just a lot of flashing light patterns and memory games.

  • Desiree

    I wish I had this to show my kids my childhood version of Gameboy. Merlin by Parker Brothers. Circa 1980. I remember this!!

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