Electric Football As A Christmas Catalog “Featured Toy”

There are so many points in Electric Football history where a change occurred and the path of the game was forever altered. One of the truly momentous changes happened when Electric Football began appearing the in the Christmas catalogs of … Continue reading

NFL Electric Football Player Painting in the 1960’s

The “toy men” of Electric Football — Norman Sas, Lee Payne, Eddie Gluck, Joe Modica, Brian Clarke, and Don Munro —all have Hall of Fame credentials. But there’s another person who belongs on that list. He had a major impact … Continue reading

Living Electric Football History — the Gotham Factory Sites

Electric Football history can still be found in the “here and now,” being scattered across a few anonymous sites in the U.S. and Canada. The skeletons of the game, or at least where the games were conceived and produced, are … 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

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

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 9

The Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown moves forward with No. 9 — the 1969 Gotham Joe Namath G-812 Electric Football Game. In 1969 the New York Jets shocked the football world by defeating the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in … 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 Top 20 Countdown – No. 13 Gotham NFL Big Bowl

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown continues…at No. 13 it’s the Sears-exclusive Gotham NFL Big Bowl 1503-S. The Gotham NFL Big Bowl could make our Top 20 Countdown on just a single reason — it was the game that … Continue reading

60th Anniversary of Gotham’s Entry Into Electric Football

We’ve already talked about Tudor Electric Football turning 65 this year. But that’s not the only Electric Football anniversary that falls in 2014. This fall is also the 60th anniversary of Gotham Pressed Steel’s entry into Electric Football. It was … Continue reading

The Unforgettable Buzz on Television!!

Electric Football got a great reception from John Voperian of “Beyond The Game” the other night at White Plains Community Media. I had a great time talking with John – he’s a gracious host who asked great questions. He made … Continue reading

Electric Football Book Excerpt On Sports Collectors Daily

Electric Football history gets a big push from Sports Collectors Daily, who recently ran a series of excerpts from our book The Unforgettable Buzz. The first excerpt is from the very beginning, starting at Chapter 1. Editor Rich Mueller has … Continue reading

Electric Football Landmarks – The 1954 Toy Fair

With Toy Fair 2014 already in the rear view mirror, we found ourselves thumbing through The Unforgettable Buzz taking a look at Toy Fair’s past. One that happened 60 years ago caught our eye, because it featured the first Electric … Continue reading

TudorCON 14 Part II – A Few Moments With Tudor’s Vice President James Baum

A red Honda pulls up in front of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport hotel mid-afternoon on Friday, January 24…the whirlwind begins. Okay, we need a cart to get our stuff in, oh hey, there’s Jim Davis, and that’s Adrian Baxter, … Continue reading

Happy Holidays From The Unforgettable Buzz

It is with tremendous thanks that we send out this Holiday greeting. We have been truly humbled by the response to The Unforgettable Buzz this past year. In almost every way our expectations have been surpassed – we’ve had many … Continue reading

Electric Football Christmas Catalog Countdown – Sears 1956

Electric Football in the 1956 Sears Christmas Catalog. The game is at the top of the page. It’s the Sears exclusive Gotham G-940 Electro-Magnetic Football Game

Electric Football As A Christmas Catalog “Featured Toy”

There are so many points in Electric Football history where a change occurred and the path of the game was forever altered. One of the truly momentous changes happened when Electric Football began appearing the in the Christmas catalogs of … Continue reading

Strange But True Electric Football Stories – Joe Namath Update

Note: We first published this blog post in August of 2012. We had no idea at the time that it would become part of one of the coolest looking pages in The Unforgettable Buzz (it’s at the bottom of this … Continue reading

Electric Football’s Architecture Legacy

Electric football and stadium architecture are very much intertwined. So that makes it especially hard to hear about the dilapidated state of the Houston Astrodome. How does a stadium go from being the “Eighth Wonder” to a step away from … Continue reading

The First Official NFL Electric Football Game – Gotham’s G-1500

  Electric football and the NFL first came together on the Gotham G-1500 model in 1961. It was a groundbreaking game on many levels. It really was, in modern terminology, a game-changer, and set the stage for all that came … Continue reading

Electric Football 1962 — Gotham Pressed Steel Rule Book

Electric football history is usually pretty colorful. Let’s time travel back 50 years and take a peak inside a 1962 Gotham Rule Book…..