Saturday, July 30, 2016

Electric Football: The Unforgettable Buzz

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.


  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.

    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.

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

  2. Very late to seeing this, but thank you SO much for the shout out and kind words. Always gratifying to have your work appreciated! Thanks!!!