Toys of the Eighties, Big Trak
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This was a six-wheel-drive toy that could be programmed on a keypad to go forward and backward, turn, pause, and fire a light bulb "laser". Sold separately was a transport trailer that hitched on the back and could be made to dump its contents on command.
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Jef - May 01, 2007 - Report this comment
This was my all time favorite toy. It was years ahead of its time. A truck, you programmed in 1981! It's still a cool toy.
Ari Rottenberg - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Completely forgot about this one. I loved my Big Trak. I remember the commercial where the BT shoots a laser at the family dog or something. I also remember ruining mine trying to take it apart. Mine was grey - this is the first time I've seen pictures of one in white.
Ken - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
They grey one was the US version, The white was the Great Briton ver. It was a awsome toy.
moot - May 11, 2007 - Report this comment
This is awesome , i was talking about big trak, big foot (the 4x4 toy) and vextrex last night....pretty cool toys
Leslie - May 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have my grey Big Trak. Unfortunately, it doesn't work anymore. Totally loved playing with it when I first got it in the early 80's. And I also remember that commercial.
chacabraka.com - May 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I just found my Big Track from 1980. My Dad was an electronics salesman in the 70's-80's..and a perk of the job was that he brought home cool electronic toys before they hit the market. Mine was stored in it's box up in the attic. Still works!! Very Cool. Original condition
david - May 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the Big Trak and still have it to this day. I still have the original box for it and the trailer. I loved firing the "photon" cannon at night. It could light up the room. Great Toy.
Darren - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
It was the one toy that i wonted when i was a kid but never got but seeing it on here bring back alot of my child hood and still wont one to this day
dale - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
this was my all time favourite toy, i forgot what it was called and has taken me ages to find it on the web.the advert i remember was a boy programming it to take an apple to his dad with the trailer.wish i still had it.
JB - August 13, 2007 - Report this comment
This was and still is to this day a brilliant toy. I still have mine in full working order from when I was around maybe 9. Love it! Its one of the few toys from childhood I will never part with.
vernon pomerinke - August 19, 2007 - Report this comment
just like ne one else "it was my favorite toy,i even had the trailer (dumper) the came w/it" Sadly enough my mother,in the summer of 8th grade 1983 decided to take a load to the dump that was one of many yet my fav.toys that went. I was crushed 4a long time
c2s - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Funny Ari that's exactly what happened to mine. They sure had ALOT of parts.
Greg - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I still mess around with mine but the trailer isnt working. The best toy still, my kids play with it just like i did.
Dennis - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
A buddy of mine worked pt at an insurance building in Delaware and one night we staged a battle. We programmed the tanks to move in and out of the elevators, spin around and wait to exit. Then it was off to search and destroy. It was a total blast... I guess my old Trak went the way of many of our favorites, Goodwill and good ridance. The best toy of the 80's
J - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
The best toy, it was my pride and joy, I had the white model being form the UK, it made plenty of dents in the walls, for the early 80's is was seriously advanced.
mark - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
had one in the early eighties and picked one up off ebay, great fun
steve - April 19, 2008 - Report this comment
i love my big trak .i need to get some parts for it . i hop i can get parts for it
gkwaddell - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't know why I just thought of big Trak but i loved mine. The light eventually burned out from overuse. I used to use it to run over the Micronauts and chase the cat. I never got the transport but I remember the commercial of how the kid used it to deliver an apple to his dad. There was an "in" button on the Big Trak and it was supposed to be for a future attachemnt according to the instruction manual. This attachment was never made / released, I am assuming it was for some type of crane, since the "out" button was for the transport to dump things.
bobbaloo - June 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Anybody know what they are worth today?
blindspot - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to get my hand on one of these today.
Morgan - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember playing with this at the beach (probably not the best thing for the electronics)but it was so cool. I would program it to go over dunes and I used the dump truck part in the back for excavating! Awesome toy!
STORM - October 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of these babys with the additional truck attatchment. They can be found on ebay still and there are videos of them on youtube which is well worth the watch. Ahh those lovely retro lazer sounds. bidding now :) along with a mojor morgan. fingers crossed !!!
Claudio - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
También me ha encantado haber tenido un Big Trak, es el juguete que más me emociona de mi niñez. Siempre pensé que era algo muy especial, pues en Chile nadie tenía un juguete así en esos años. Es lo mejor. Saludos. Adios.
T buyer - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
im looking to but a big trak where can i buy one
Philip - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I also am looking to purchase a big trak if it works and is in good shape name the price.
Tom - March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
After getting the U.S. version {grey} one from my older brother for Christmas of "80" I could not leave it alone, I am sure we spent some $ on batteries just wish I knew what ever happened to it
tony - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
you can get a big trak on ebay depending on what you are looking for they can be really good deals or very expensive.
Jack - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Have one since I was a kid, still love it lol Ther is a brand new one on ebay at the moment, I just wish I had the spare cash.
PAUL - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I remenber my big trak what fun brings back very good memories of my childhood sadly due to my parents split mine was given to charity. Iam 39 now and boy am i on a mission to find a working bigtrak for my kids to own.
gerry - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i still have big trak in white bought for my son must be 25 years ago still works now gran children play with it fantastic
chipster - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
what a toy, loved it, my bro broke it when dropped off bed and broke wheels, i was gutted, it would never repair
Corey - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a big trak the grey one and the transport. I have had this since I was a small boy about 8 or 9 I am 30 now. It has a brocken front axel and I was wondering if anyone out there has one or knows where I could get one. Please send email to rosta8600@shaw.ca. Thanks so much as I am sure that my sone would just love to play with this.
Raymie - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a Big Trak and transport i bought at a flea market paid 3 dollars for it yes 3 dollars
charles - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I found mine and the addon cart in the garbage. In boxes and working... Free is always good. ;)
Danny - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Started looking for a Bigtrak today & found out that it is being re-launched this summer as Bigtrak JR, Gonna have to get one even though it's smaller than the original.
marcus - February 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe they're re-launching it..genius! You can already pre-order it in the UK, exactly the same as original: http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/retro-toys-big-trak-80s-toys-big-track.html
Ben - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I ordered mine at www.WowGiftsOnline.co.uk it looks great, can't wait for it to arrive!
Dan - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Seen a Big Trak in the background on The Gadget Show and was trying to remember what it was called for ages! Absolutely loved mine when I was a kid. Was so cool :)
Roy - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I Remember how stoked I was to get one of these! I used it non-stop. Until my cousin broke it, that is : (
Goose - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
30 years on & mine's as beaut as the christmas day i unwrapped her!!! wow what a toy, gonna go get some batteries!!!!
mark - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Can spare/replacement electronics boards be purchased?
pam - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a broken one that can be used for parts? any takers??
ak - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
still have my big trac in the original box with the trailer. :-)
carl - November 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I have seen one of these in my local cash convertors think i will see if its still there for my grandson i used to love playing wigh the one i had just wish i'd of bought it sooner.Fingers crossed its still there.

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