Saturday, July 30, 2016

Electric Football: The Unforgettable Buzz

LOOKING BACK
By John Turney

One of the better sites about football memorabilia is The Unforgettable Buzz which covers electric football in a way that makes one wish he were still eleven and painting the figures and playing the game.

They have even published books on the subject.
Credit: The Unforgettable Buzz
What I didn't know is that this hobby is still going strong and that Tudor still sells the game, players, and materials to customize your teams.

Here is a link to look at all the teams. They look like they sell for about $12 to 15 for 11 players:


That includes modern facemasks and eyeshields.



Tough not nearly as comprehensive or well-illustrated this blog, The Vibrating Football Project is worth a look as well. He has some shots of various teams and games such as:





As a kid, I spent a lot of time painting the figures with Testors paint, and applying the numbers, in fact much more that than playing the game. If you were a kid in the 1960s and 1970s The Unforgettable Buzz will bring back lots of memories.

4 comments:

  1. I received a beautiful Coleco CFL endorsed game for Christmas in 1970. It came with generic blue on gold and white on red teams but to me they were Winnipeg and Calgary.

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    1. I should have also mentioned that I read The Unforgettable Buzz. It's a tremendously detailed history of the game with tons of photos.

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    2. THe CFL one---12 players? 3 downs?

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