Big Trak was the toy to have in the 80's. A robotic tank that you programmed using the pad on the tanks back. It would move, turn and also fire from the bulb at the front.
I Always remember wanting a Big Trak and thought to myself that I would never get one as they were expensive. I think it was 1983 or 1984 when I had the best christmas ever for presents. I had a new spectrum 48k from my Mum and Dad. I thought that was amazing. All I wanted to do was play my computer all day but we had to go to my Brothers for dinner. When I arrived there in the middle of my Brother's living room were all the presents and one stood out. A big box and it had my name on it! Imagine my surprise when I unwrapped the christmas wrapping paper off the box I discovered that there in front of me was my very own Big Trak!
That was a fantastic christmas and I will never forget it. Needless to say that I didnt want to go back to school that year.
Playing with Big Trak I used to pretend it was some super weapon from the Empire sent to destroy the Rebellion. My Star Wars figures took a battering that holiday.
I recently discovered that the US version of Big Trak looked slightly different to the UK version with a greyer colour and a different keypad.
A) US BIG TRAK PAD B)UK BIG TRAK PAD
The UK Big Trak was White while the US Version was Grey
Click the ad below to see a TV advert for Big Trak.
BIG TRAK TV ADVERT
Click here for Wikipedia's entry for Big Trak
Just checked thebigtrak.com and came across this great picture. I did not know that Big Trak was in ET. Check it out by clicking on the link above
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