[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Radio Shack Slot Machine

September 13th, 2010 by Benj Edwards

Radio Shack LCD Mini Slot Machine Electronic Game Box (60-2464A) - 1994“Play slots anywhere you go without the expense!”

I believe I bought this Radio Shack LCD Mini Slot Machine unit at a hamfest back in the 1990s. The game broke not too long afterward, but I apparently kept the box and the manual.

Fast forward 15 years later. I recently discovered the box in a pile of my old stuff at my parents’ house. After flattening the box, I scanned the whole thing so you can create your own tiny three dimensional reproductions of it at home (if you’re into that Radio Shack diehard papercraft thing). Heck, fill a whole room with them and dive in!

[ Radio Shack LCD Mini Slot Machine box, 1994 ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Did you (or do you) ever own any Radio Shack electronic games? Which ones?

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Radio Shack Slot Machine”

  1. JackSoar Says:

    My father gave me this little LCD poker game for my 12th birthday, I remember. What I can’t remember is whether it was a RadioShack game or not. Either way, I had a surprising amount of fun with it. I always eyed the little tabletop games they had when I was a kid, but never had the cash to buy them.

  2. TheSaintOfPain Says:

    I had this particular game, as well as electronic solitaire and poker from Radio Shack. They actually lasted for quite a while, with the last one – the solitaire – surviving until about two years ago, and we bought them somewhere around 1994 or so, when I was 12. They’d get a lot of play for about two weeks, then they’d get put away and sit for a few months, until someone would dig it out and play it again for another two weeks. They weren’t really anything spectacular, but they’d pass some time away while you were waiting for your friends to come over, or if you were waiting for a certain television show to come on, and you probably wouldn’t complain.

  3. Matt Says:

    I used to love Radio Shack, even in their ultra-cheese phase. They had lots of neat games like this, I had some kind of a car-racing one. It helped launch my ridiculous LCD game collecting habit 🙂

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