The Halloween Connection – the NFL, Electric Football, and Monday Night Football

On Halloween night in 1966 the Cardinals hosted the Bears in the newly opened Busch Stadium. The game was nationally televised, and the Cardinals prevailed over the Bears 24 -17. The significance of this game was that it happened on … Continue reading

Full Color Electric Football™ Is Published!

We are pleased and proud to announce the official publication of our new book Full Color Electric Football™. It’s been quite the “drive” to get this thing into the end zone, including a few tricky “third-and-long” conversions. Our hopes were … Continue reading

Hong Kong Electric Football Painters “Greatest Hits”

In last week’s post we talked about Tudor’s Electric Football painters in Hong Kong. The job they did getting all those tiny NFL teams painted and ready for Tudor was amazing. It was hard work, but they were rewarded well … 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

The Unforgettable Buzz Goes To College!

Electric Football’s history is currently being told in a new and unexpected venue — the college classroom! That’s right, The Unforgettable Buzz has gone academic. For the spring semester of 2015 The Unforgettable Buzz is being used as a textbook … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown — No. 1

Our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown concludes with Game No. 1 — the 1967 Tudor NFL No. 620 with the Browns and Giants. There are more colorful Electric Football games, there are more elaborate Electric Football games, and as we’ve seen … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown — No. 2

Coming in at No. 2 on our Electric Football Top 20 Countdown, it’s the 1969 Tudor No. 633 Jets-Colts Super Bowl. As the first Sears-exclusive Super Bowl model, this game was the unquestioned pinnacle of Electric Football in 1969. Nothing … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown — No. 3

The Electric Football Game Countdown moves down to game No. 3 – the 1970 Tudor No. 633 Super Bowl. This game is a landmark in both toy and Electric Football history. In terms of visibility and economics, it may have … Continue reading

Tudor’s “Lost” NFL Ice Bowl Electric Football Game

Electric Football’s greatness lies in its ability to create reality in miniature. Tudor was the unquestioned champion of this concept, as we have seen over and over in our Top 20 Countdown. And the best of Tudor’s work always links … 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. 6

Our Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown hits No 6 this week…the 1967 Sears’ exclusive Tudor NFL No. 613 There are so many iconic pieces to this game, it’s hard to know where to start. The easiest place is the … 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

Our Early Electric Football Articles — Part II

Electric Football Articles Part II: this a continuation of post we started last week. We expanded our Electric Football research in the late 1990’s, talking to key players like Norman Sas, Lee Payne, Don Munro Jr., as well as the … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 11

The ranking of this game at No. 11 caused some controversy the first time around. We agree, that this is one of coolest and best looking games that Tudor ever made. It’s at the top of any Electric Football “Must-Have” … 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

50 Years And Counting For Electric Football’s “Fab Five”

Electric Football history was changed 50 years this fall when Tudor unveiled their redesigned 3-D players in 1964. Tudor Director of Product Development Lee Payne created a new set players to replace Tudor’s two-year-old “Gorilla” 3-D players. The Gorilla players, … Continue reading

Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown – No. 15

At No. 15 on the Electric Football Game Top 20 Countdown is the 1970 Montgomery Ward No. 627 model.  After watching with envy as the the 1969 Sears Super Bowl game became one of the most popular items in Electric … Continue reading

Football Realism In Early Tudor Electric Football Boxes

Electric Football is 65 year old in 2014, a landmark we’ve been highlighting this fall. The game has come such a long way in that time, with so many changes along the way to make just “a toy” be as … Continue reading