Toys of the Seventies, Blip

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A small, hand-held, electronic tennis game powered by 1 9volt battery. Made a very annoying buzz sound when played. A red light "bounced" from each side of the game, providing that you pushed the correct button that it landed on. 1 or 2 players could play.
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Tammy - August 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I actually had one of these Blip games! As soon as I saw the picture come up I remembered it, I don't think I played with it very long though...boring!
Carolyn - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I have to agree with Tammy. As soon as I saw this I instantly remembered having one but I could not recall what the game did.:-( Oh well!
Dave - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one of these and it was pretty crap. You thought you were buying an LED based toy but actually it was just a red light on a rotating mechanical gizmo under a plastic screen. IIRC you had to wind it up to make it work. One of the great 'kid cons' of the 70s
Keith - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I think the one I had was a motorcycle rider and you had to jump over objects that were on a scrolling screen. Pretty low-tech.
Nerinda - November 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Ha ha ha! This toy cracks me up! I asked for one of these one year from Santa(and actually got it). That's the year I found out there was no Santa. I kept hearing this beeping sound, so my sister and I got up, and snuck in to the living room and found my Dad putting christmas presents under the tree and my Mom was sitting in the chair eating the cookies we made for Santa and playing my Blip game! It makes me laugh though. I tell that story to my kids all the time and they always say "what's Blip?"
Eldon - December 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember this game! Low-tech wind-up power source. 1 or 2 player. 3 buttons on each side; you had to anticipate (and press) which of the 3 buttons the red "blip" would land on to hit the ball back. After a while, you would quickly figure out that the blip would more often than not NOT land on the corresponding button (if it left opposing button area A, the blip would likely land on button area B or C). Figuring that out took the fun out of it. :-)
Freddie68 - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one, when I was the picture it can back to me. Can't remembered how it worked.
Jackie Acshion - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one! Loved the wind up timer/ power thing. I used to play "army men" with my mates with it...I was the demolitions expert and I used it as my "time bomb" LOL
Rob Lambert - October 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Found a TV commercial for Blip, made by Tomy, from the Saturday cartoon show, "Scooby's All Star Laff A Lympics" from October, 1977. Still a few years before Colecovision and Intellivision. The ad did make it seem exciting at the time, despite the $40 price tag.
Jeff - July 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I still have mine that I got when I was a kid, original box and all. I should get it out and see if it still works.

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