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Bigtrak. Hunting The Toys Of My Youth!

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God I used to LOVE this!!!

BIG TRAK was a programmable electric vehicle created by Milton Bradley in 1979. It was a six-wheeled tank with a front-mounted blue photon beam headlamp, and a keypad on top.

Big Trak could remember up to 16 commands which it then executed in sequence (such as “go forward 5 lengths”, “pause”, “turn 30 degrees right”, “fire phaser” and so on. Cool at the time.

I was the odd one out at school because i went for Total Control Racing (TCR) not Scalextric. Rebel eh.

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A personal library like no other

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Jay Walker struggles to balance privacy with his impulse to share his finds with the outside world. Schoolchildren often visit by invitation, as do executives, politicians, and scholars.

He’s never invited any press in to see the collection—until now.

From King James to James Bond, Chaucer to Sputnik, this is a personal library like no other

Take a look at his amazing and inspiring collection:
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-10/ff_walker?currentPage=all