Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All I Want for Retro-Christmas Countdown (3 Days Left...): Merlin!


  1. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Hah! Had one of those :D

  2. Character actor Parley Baer plays the grandpa in this commercial.

    Considering the one scene where the girl sets down Merlin to answer the phone, I wonder how many people mistook Merlin for a phone!

    At the time (around my area), more kids had the Mattel hand-held electronic football game and Simon!

  3. Friggin' loved my Merlin. Taught me how to play blackjack...LOL

    I still remember the jingle from the other TV spot: "Where's Merlin, where did it go? / Janie's got it, playing tic-tac-toe..." Weird what you store away in the ol' memory banks...

  4. Oh man, I wanted one of those soooo bad. Mostly because it looked like something right out of "Buck Rogers".