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1978 Merlin Electronic Game Works with box and instructions Parker Brothers

Merlin (sometimes known as Merlin, the Electronic Wizard) was a handheld electronic game first made by Parker Brothers in 1978. Merlin is notable as one of the earliest and most popular handheld games, selling over 5 million units during its initial run, as well as one of the most long-lived, remaining popular throughout the 1980s. Merlin's simple array of buttons and lights supported play of six different games, some of which could be played against the computer or against another person…


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This picture pretty much sums up my childhood. I was obsessed with Star Wars (as I still am today) and probably had every toy in this pic. Too bad I can't find them all now - only bits and pieces.


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