http://gamingtrend.com
October 21, 2014, 12:16:06 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: That One Toy  (Read 5272 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
USMC Kato
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2795


I have a bad feeling about this....


View Profile
« Reply #80 on: August 13, 2007, 03:58:13 AM »

 My brothers and I always wanted laser tag or photon (almost the same thing) back in the late 80's.



Logged

Semper Fidelis

Gamertag: USMC Kato
PSN ID: USMC_Kato
Gamecenter ID: USMC Kato
Wii U Nintendo ID: USMC_Kato
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 15517


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #81 on: August 13, 2007, 11:32:12 AM »

I had two sets of laser tag gear...but it never got as much use around the neighborhood as I had hoped it would.

Several of us also had gotcha guns (marketed by Jim McMahon!) and again, they never got that much use.
Logged
Ralph-Wiggum
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2623


View Profile
« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2007, 12:55:45 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 11, 2007, 07:39:13 AM


Wow - that's almost like an SNL commercial, especially the first one. I see now why later all toy guns had to have a coloring that distinguished them from real guns.

As for Laser Tag, I think it was the most fun toy I had. We had one set of guns and markers while another neighbor had a second set. It was great running around at night in teams when sometimes all you could see of the enemy was that little red dot on the base. Fun stuff.  nod
Logged
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 15517


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2007, 01:10:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 11, 2007, 07:39:13 AM


I think I was in 6th grade when those came out.  They were HEY OOGELY popular.
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21075



View Profile WWW
« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM »

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
wonderpug
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11462


hmm...


View Profile
« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2007, 01:24:57 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

Yea, it was lame awesome, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Forum must've messed up your post, very strange.  It was a TV show that could make your Captain Power action figure eject out of his ship!  How can you beat that?  You can't!  It's unbeatable!
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21075



View Profile WWW
« Reply #86 on: August 13, 2007, 01:42:35 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 01:24:57 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

Yea, it was lame awesome, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Forum must've messed up your post, very strange.  It was a TV show that could make your Captain Power action figure eject out of his ship!  How can you beat that?  You can't!  It's unbeatable!

I'll see if I can patch the forum.  I completely forgot about the dude popping out of the ship.  My mistake - we'll raise the awesomeness. biggrin
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 15517


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #87 on: August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 
Logged
wonderpug
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11462


hmm...


View Profile
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2007, 03:13:05 PM »

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 

The ship was essentially a light gun.  The rear of the bad guy ships on the TV show would flash a bright red--if you shot at that color you'd get a point, and I think you needed 20 points to "win" the show.  When the bad guy ships would shoot it would flash like a bright yellow or something; you had to "dodge" your ship away from those lights or the light sensor would register a damage hit, and you'd lose a life.  I think you could get hit 5 times before you lost the game, and your guy would be ejected out of the cockpit.
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #89 on: August 13, 2007, 03:15:46 PM »

I remember reading about the Photon arenas they had set up and really wanting to go but the closest one was out of state.  After I moved to Columbus in the mid 90's I got a chance to play a knock off version of it.  It was pretty unimpressive though.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 15517


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #90 on: August 13, 2007, 03:18:42 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:13:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 

The ship was essentially a light gun.  The rear of the bad guy ships on the TV show would flash a bright red--if you shot at that color you'd get a point, and I think you needed 20 points to "win" the show.  When the bad guy ships would shoot it would flash like a bright yellow or something; you had to "dodge" your ship away from those lights or the light sensor would register a damage hit, and you'd lose a life.  I think you could get hit 5 times before you lost the game, and your guy would be ejected out of the cockpit.

I think that's entirely wrong.  The correct answer is: Black Magicks.
Logged
wonderpug
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 11462


hmm...


View Profile
« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2007, 03:22:36 PM »

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:18:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:13:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 

The ship was essentially a light gun.  The rear of the bad guy ships on the TV show would flash a bright red--if you shot at that color you'd get a point, and I think you needed 20 points to "win" the show.  When the bad guy ships would shoot it would flash like a bright yellow or something; you had to "dodge" your ship away from those lights or the light sensor would register a damage hit, and you'd lose a life.  I think you could get hit 5 times before you lost the game, and your guy would be ejected out of the cockpit.

I think that's entirely wrong.  The correct answer is: Black Magicks.

Well, if you go off of the old commercials you can find on youtube, the VHS tape would make bad special effectz lazerz slowly emerge from of your TV screen, which you had to block with your horrible 80s style mullet.
Logged
CeeKay
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 71766


La-bibbida-bibba-dum! La-bibbida-bibba-do!


View Profile
« Reply #92 on: August 13, 2007, 03:30:07 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:22:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:18:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:13:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 

The ship was essentially a light gun.  The rear of the bad guy ships on the TV show would flash a bright red--if you shot at that color you'd get a point, and I think you needed 20 points to "win" the show.  When the bad guy ships would shoot it would flash like a bright yellow or something; you had to "dodge" your ship away from those lights or the light sensor would register a damage hit, and you'd lose a life.  I think you could get hit 5 times before you lost the game, and your guy would be ejected out of the cockpit.

I think that's entirely wrong.  The correct answer is: Black Magicks.

Well, if you go off of the old commercials you can find on youtube, the VHS tape would make bad special effectz lazerz slowly emerge from of your TV screen, which you had to block with your horrible 80s style mullet.

it probably gave everyone that played it brain cancer.
Logged

Because I can,
also because I don't care what you want.
XBL: OriginalCeeKay
Wii U: CeeKay
Purge
Gaming Trend Staff
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 18577



View Profile WWW
« Reply #93 on: August 13, 2007, 03:35:36 PM »

the show itself made people dumber, I don't see how it COULDN'T be carcinogenic.
Logged

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson
ATB
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Online Online

Posts: 15517


Thanks for everything, Ryan. 1979-2013


View Profile
« Reply #94 on: August 13, 2007, 03:38:27 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:22:36 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:18:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 13, 2007, 03:13:05 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2007, 01:10:22 PM

I'm reminded of "Captain Power".  You remember that show?  You'd watch the show but you could shoot the guys in their bright reflective vests.  Yea, it was lame, but it was the first attempt at 'interactive' TV.

Now that you mention it I do remember it vaguely....wouldn't have had you not brought it up.  Never got into it.

How did they do that thing with the ejecting the guy? Was it special radio waves? 

The ship was essentially a light gun.  The rear of the bad guy ships on the TV show would flash a bright red--if you shot at that color you'd get a point, and I think you needed 20 points to "win" the show.  When the bad guy ships would shoot it would flash like a bright yellow or something; you had to "dodge" your ship away from those lights or the light sensor would register a damage hit, and you'd lose a life.  I think you could get hit 5 times before you lost the game, and your guy would be ejected out of the cockpit.

I think that's entirely wrong.  The correct answer is: Black Magicks.

Well, if you go off of the old commercials you can find on youtube, the VHS tape would make bad special effectz lazerz slowly emerge from of your TV screen, which you had to block with your horrible 80s style mullet.

I actually remember this commercial.  Wow.

I can see how it would be pretty effective at getting kids excited about the premise- however, I don't remember Captain Power being much of a hit...
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.219 seconds with 53 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.061s, 2q)