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An AM band transistor radio, roughly doughnut shaped, came in colors like yellow, red, and blue. There was a hinge in the case so you could open it up into an "s" shape to stand it on a table, or close it and wear it circled around your wrist.
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nnr19 - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a blue one! It was a prize from the YMCA and it was the coolest thing ever! I wonder what my mom did with it...
AngelStar - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother sent me a white toot-a-loop radio from California when I was around 8 yrs old. I wish I still had it. It was the coolest!!!
AngelStar - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been looking on the net to find a picture to show my kids but no luck...any ideas?
Me - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
look on ebay for a picture - they're always for sale
Monica Espinoza - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I got one for Christmas when I was about 12 years old (in 1971). It was blue, and we only had AM stations at the time. I'd listen to KOMA in Oklahoma City everynight using my ear piece. I loved it. I wish I still had it.
tuesday grady - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I was going through some of my old things and I found my blue toot-a-loop back then I would listen to a chicago station. Its so cool that I still have this and it works great. Any idea how much they are worth?
Stacy - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have my yellow toot-a-loop and it works! I carried it around with me in high school every day.
Alma - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I got a red toot-a-loop for Christmas 1972 when I was 8 years old and I remember how excited I was to get it! It was my first real radio. I didn't even care that it was only AM because I wasn't listening to FM radio yet anyway. I'm from Southern California so I listened to KHJ on it. Wish I still had it. And I wouldn't even sell it!
Alma - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
If anybody wants to see a good pic of it there is one on Wikipedia. Yep...there is actually a page for Panasonic Toot-A-Loop radio!
Cheryl - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I had two Toot-a-Loop radios ( someone stole my first one, then my parents got me my second one). Boy I loved it ( I now wished that I'd still had it ).
Ana - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the commercial " It's an S It's an O,It's a crazy radio"
Holly - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a yellow one when I was 9 or 10- long gone. I have asked a lot of people my age but never found anyone who remembered them!
michael - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I love mine so much that i still have it!!!
Leslie - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Love my yellow Toot-a-loop! I got it for my 8th birthday, along with a poncho my grandma knitted, and a smiley face alarm clock! Those were the days.
Ken - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have a red toot-a-loop that I received from my sister when I was 13 (I think). Like everyone else, it was the coolest thing at the time. Those WERE the days. !!!!!!!!!!!!
Andrea - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I received my blue Toot-a-Loop as a gift when I was 16. It sat on my desk and I still have it as My dad put it away when I no longer used it. What a surprise when he gave it back to me a few years back. So cool! The truth was that they were not comfortable on the wrist and I doubt that anyone really wore one for too long. Mine spent its time in the upright position. It was also a pain to change the battery because you had to pry it open with a coin or tool and it risked getting chipped. Glad I still have it.
Rick - June 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I was in the TV and Radio commercial. We shot in Malibu canyon in the early 70s for three days. It was an awesome experience.
sweet smiling sherri - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a yellow toot a loop that i had in the early 70's. I would mow the yard and crank my toot a loop around the lawnmower and around the handle bars of my bike... Those were the days.. That was almost like 50 some years ago... how has technology has come.. I am looking to purchase a bright yellow one somewhere on here. If you know of a place please send me a email to etsy.comsweetsmilingsherri thanks :)
Sharry - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I got a red one for my 8th birthday in 1974, and kept it until it died in 1986. Man, I took this thing w/ me everywhere! I played outside and my friends and I jumped rope in NYC to WABC. When I was a teen in So. Cal. it went to the beach and the pool, and I even took it to one of those drive-ins you have to use a radio, b/c the car stereo was broken! I also took it to school and used the earplug. Wow...and I just got another one at a toy show yesterday. It brought back all those memories!
Lindy - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Remember the Panasonic ball 'n chain radio?

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