Games I wanted when I was a kid: The Tomy Racing Turbo

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This thing took four D batteries; does anything even take D batteries anymore? ~J.A. Laraque

The Tomy Racing Turbo

If you read this blog often and you should, you heard me talk about my friend, Jimmy that is/was rich. He had all the toys and was really cool about it in that he was a good friend and would allow me to play with all of them and never was a jerk about it.

There were a ton of toys he had that I never did so I will tell you about the video game related ones in a series of posts starting with the Tomy Racing Turbo. Now in the days of Hi-Def video game racers a gamer like this may seem crappy, but back in the 80’s this was the shit.

The Tomy Racing Turbo

Not only did it have the look at feel of a cool sports car, but the sounds and cool lights to boot and to us kids at the time, it felt like a true driving sim. This thing took four D batteries; does anything even take D batteries anymore?

The video above features a great review of the Tomy Racing Turbo by YouTube member Ashens.

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J.A. Laraque

J.A. Laraque is a freelance writer and novelist. His passion for writing mixed with a comedic style and intelligent commentary has brought him success in his various endeavors. Whatever the subject, J.A. has an opinion on it and will present it in writing with an insight and flair that is both refreshing and informative.