Living Electric Football History Part II — the Coleco and Munro Sites

Electric Football history in the “here and now” was our blog topic last week, and we continue today with the Electric Football makers that were headquartered outside of New York City. And what’s unique about toy makers Coleco and Munro … Continue reading

1970 — Coleco Becomes Electric Football Maker No. 3

It was 45 years ago this spring that Electric Football’s third manufacturer stepped onto the vibrating gridiron. That company was Coleco Industries of Hartford, Connecticut. Coleco’s path to Electric Football began in late 1968, when they purchased Canadian toy maker … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Recap – Games No. 16 thru No. 20

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown concluded last week with the 1967 Tudor NFL “Grass Field” No. 620 taking the top spot. Since it’s been 5 months since we started this thing, we’re going to recap all that has … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 4

The Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown continues with one of the “grandest” games ever commercially produced at No. 4 — the 1972 Munro Day/Nite Electric Football game. The Day/Nite game story really begins in the 1960’s, when Tudor and … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 16

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown continues with the 1971 Coleco Command Control Electric Action Football 5795 at No. 16. Coleco had a strong Electric Football debut in 1970, despite having boxes with thinly disguised Tudor Electric Football players on … Continue reading

Preview – The Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown

A lot of great Electric Football games have been made through the years, and we’re going to honor them this fall with The Unforgettable Buzz “Top 20 Countdown.” Beginning next Friday we’re going to feature one of Electric Football’s most … Continue reading

Electric Football’s Paper Trail

Electric Football has many nooks and crannies for aficionados to dive into. One of our favorite sections, and one that is a bit under appreciated, is Electric Football’s long and intriguing paper trail. This fascination with paper probably owes a … Continue reading

The TudorCON Buzz Electric Football Display Continued

Electric Football TudorCON 14 Buzz display continued….Next up we chose to display a 1970 CFL Coleco Grey Cup game. We like this game because Coleco first entered Electric Football in 1970, and the extra twist of dual 50-yard lines, CFL … Continue reading

LIFE Honors Norman Sas in “Farewell 2012”

Electric football inventor Norman Sas was honored by LIFE in their end-of-the-year publication Farewell Remembering The Friends We Lost in 2012. There, among notable individuals like Neil Armstrong, Andy Griffith, Dick Clark, Mike Wallace, Etta James, Alex Karras, and Ernest … Continue reading

Coleco’s 1973 CFL Canadian Awards Electric Football Game – In honor of the 100th Grey Cup

Electric football once had a relationship with a professional football league that was not the NFL. That league still exists, and in fact, played its championship game this past Sunday night. Not only was this game the pinnacle of the … Continue reading

Coleco’s Electric Football Debut – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

When Coleco jumped into electric football in 1970, it produced some very striking games. The company had done its homework well. Coleco’s games were solidly built and featured inviting graphics, on the field and off. The large 3-D grandstands were … Continue reading

Electric Football in Canada Part II – Eagle Toys 1962-63

When Canadian toy maker Munro Games stepped off the electric football field in 1961, it was Montreal-based Eagle Toys who laced up its cleats to fill the void. Munro and Eagle were fierce rivals, essentially being the Canadian version of … Continue reading