Toys of the Eighties, Hands Down
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A game with cards and a middle section with 4 plastic hands with matching hand-shaped levers that you could press. Not sure of the rules, but it had to do with matching your cards and when something happened, you all had to hit your hand lever and whom ever the plastic hand on the bottom of the hand pile belonged to got something towards winning. You got penalties for making your hand go down when you weren't supposed to. (You could "fake" your opponents out.
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Stacey - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
We use to have this game. I so wish I could remeber how it was played, but I definatley remember hitting the hands down.
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Hands Down and it was a really fun game. Who knows, I would probably find it corny know. It's still being sold at the stores now.
Samantha - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this game!! i still remember the commercial..."Hands Down! Be fast or your last, HANDS DOWN!" haha oh the 80's
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
the game consisted of hitting each other.
Merry - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
we still have ours!!! :]
Alice - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember this game!
Rob Lambert - July 03, 2017 - Report this comment
Hands Down, featuring the Slam-O-Matic, was introduced by Ideal Toys in 1964. After an initial five-year run, the game disappeared, but returned as demand grew, into the 1980s. From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, early TV commercial filmed in black & white. This aired on the "Alvin" cartoon show over CBS (10/3/64). Episode ends with a 20-second Smokey Bear PSA with David Seville and Chipmunks (a funny one about Smokey's A,B,C's). An early color Hands Down ad aired on "Magilla Gorilla" over ABC (2/26/66).

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