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I got some old Tomytronic handheld/tabletop games still from back when I was young. I believe they are from 1981-1982. Just wondering if anyone thinks they are worth anything to anyone here. Maybe someone who collects? Just wondering if I should waste my time posting them here or somewhere else. Not sure how many collectors of these things lurk the forums here.

I have Tron and Scramble. I have them stored away now and will need to double check that they work (I think they should). Here are some pics.
Edited by jbobb - 4/29/11 at 11:50am
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No idea on the value, but I am sure someone will want it so please make sure to sell it. wink.gif
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Updated with pics of my actual games. Tested both and they work. One of the metal battery teminals in the Tron game is a little loose, but it still works. They can also use a AC adapter instead of batteries.

Anyone else have any thoughts on value? I did see a couple of the Tron games sell on Ebay for ~$40 in completed listings. Current auctions are at "Buy Now" for ~$80. I also saw one site selling Scramble for $100, but that with the box and everything. I know I could sell them on Ebay, but don't want to go through the hassle. Would rather sell here if there would be any collectors interested.
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You should try to find some forums that have people that collect these things. You can get their expert advice.
    
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I got some old Tomytronic handheld/tabletop games still from back when I was young. I believe they are from 1981-1982. Just wondering if anyone thinks they are worth anything to anyone here. Maybe someone who collects? Just wondering if I should waste my time posting them here or somewhere else. Not sure how many collectors of these things lurk the forums here.

I have Tron and Scramble. I have them stored away now and will need to double check that they work (I think they should). Here are some pics.


take them to antique road show or pro appraisal service,

i do believe these old stuffs worth some value.
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I got some old Tomytronic handheld/tabletop games still from back when I was young. I believe they are from 1981-1982. Just wondering if anyone thinks they are worth anything to anyone here. Maybe someone who collects? Just wondering if I should waste my time posting them here or somewhere else. Not sure how many collectors of these things lurk the forums here.

I have Tron and Scramble. I have them stored away now and will need to double check that they work (I think they should). Here are some pics.

hey my name is troy im from adelaide australia and im very interested in buying the tron one off you would you sell it to me and send it to australia. my email adress is djtka@hotmail.com thanx
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If you do go see somebody first about these then never take their price. They'd only give you a 1/2 or less of what they could get for it.
     
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If someone signed up here from Australia half-begging to buy it, you know it's worth something. Get advise from forum boards specializing in this area, like how you're coming to a tech forum for appraisals, except you're in the wrong forum.
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