Electric Football 20 Year Landmark — 1996 Miggle Convention

It was 20 years ago today that the first national Electric Football convention took place in Chicago. The event was hosted by Miggle Toys, who had bought the Tudor Games Electric Football line in a bankruptcy sale in late 1991. … Continue reading

Toy Rarity — Gotham Shipping Box

Electric Football ephemera is something we have a special passion for. We love finding old shipping boxes, or dated invoice forms with Electric Football items checked and tallied. A special thrill came this year at Toy Fair when Tudor President … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Recap – Games No. 15 thru No. 11

Our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown recap continues with Games No. 11 thru No. 15. There are some REALLY nice games populating this part of the Countdown. Our previous post left off at Game No. 16 — 1971 Coleco Command … 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. 5

The Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown moves into the Top 5 today with a very special game — the 1961 Gotham Pressed Steel NFL G-1500 model. This groundbreaking game has long been one of the most under appreciated games … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown — No. 7

Our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown moves on to game No. 7… the 1962 Tudor Sports Classic No. 600. Despite not having any NFL licensing, the No. 600 is one of the most important games in all of Electric Football. … Continue reading

Electric Football’s Loneliest Player – The Big Bengal

Electric Football still has a lot of mysteries. One of them is eternal/infernal question…did Tudor ever make any Large/Big Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1960’s? The Bengals came into existence for the 1968 AFL season, and Tudor painted it’s large … Continue reading

Electric Football Top 20 Countdown — No. 8

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown moves further into the single digits with No. 8 — the 1968 Tudor AFL No. 520. The No. 520 holds the distinction of being the ONLY official AFL Electric Football game ever made. … Continue reading

45th Anniversary For The Gotham Super Dome Game

An Electric Football game that didn’t make our Top 20 is celebrating its 45th birthday this year— that would be Gotham’s ambitious Super Dome. The Super Dome debuted in 1969, a time when Gotham was choking on the dust of … Continue reading

Our Early Electric Football Articles – Part I

Our first Electric Football article was published in Collecting Toys magazine 20 years ago this fall. It was a pretty rudimentary piece — a book about Electric Football was yet to be part of the game plan. But it wasn’t … Continue reading

Electric Football Mystery — Who Are These Guys?

Electric Football is always full of surprises. That’s part of the beauty of the hobby. We recently came across some early Electric Football players that we’d never seen before. They look very much like early Tudor Tru-Action players, and even … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 14

At No. 14 on our Electric Football Top Countdown is the 1967-69 Tudor NFL No. 510 model with the Colts and Packers. How significant was the NFL No. 510 in Electric Football history? Tudor put the game on the cover … Continue reading

When The Unforgettable Buzz Was “Born” – October 1994

Electric Football has come a long way in the 20 years since Roddy and I first discussed the idea that became The Unforgettable Buzz. You see, it was in October 1994 that a magazine called Collecting Toys published my article “First … Continue reading

Excerpt No. 3 of The Unforgettable Buzz on Sports Collectors Daily

  Electric Football had one of its most exciting years in 1969. After the Jets defeated the Colts in Super Bowl III in early January, Electric Football makers Tudor and Gotham both ended up creating, arguably, the most memorable games … 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

Looking Back At Electric Football Realism – The Long View

Electric Football has many threads holding it together. The main threads are “sports” and “toys,” which tie directly into “play” and “competition.” But as we’ve started to put together our new book, Full Color Electric Football™, the most obvious thread … Continue reading

Electric Football Collecting Overview — Part II

We finished our last collecting post talking about the Tudor NFL 620 model… Tudor used the 36” x 21” 620 template from 1967-1977, including on many NFL models that were numbered something other than “620.” Not all of these large … Continue reading

Electric Football Collecting Overview – Part I

(This is part of post we wrote for the Sports Collector’s Daily web site.) Older is not automatically better in Electric Football collecting. The first Electric Football games were made by Tudor in 1949, and although yes, the early Tru-Action … Continue reading