Toys of the Eighties, Little Professor Calculators
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A calculator designed to help kids learn how to use a calculator.
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Isatu - March 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to love playing witht this thing! It was made by Texas Instraments. I remember that on the small screen, when you got the answer right, a face would appear and his mustace would dance and his eyes would move back and forth.
Mish - September 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember that it was made by texas instruments as well. I think mine was an owl - it was definitely brown. I wonder if that is the reason i became a math wiz.
Christy - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I wanted one of these so badly, my cousin had one but wouldn't let me play with it much. Funny, she's about as bright at a 10 watt while I'm quite smart. Kharma!!
Perthchickie - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one of these, I luved it. Played with it all the time. Hmmm I wonder if my mum still has it in the attic???
Dave - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of these as a kid, poor thing didn't last long. Every time I got a question wrong I'd smack it in the 'face' screaming 'I am right!'.
Karen - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I got a Little Professor from Santa when I was a little girl over 30 years ago. I remember playing with it a lot, and I am very good/fast at basic math facts, was always good at math in school. The calculator was saved in my mom's attic for years. I rescued it and have kept it in my home for the past 8 years or so. I have two daughters and decided they were old enough to play with it and get just as good at math facts as their mommy just a few days ago. We put a new battery in it and it worked perfectly. My oldest daughter took it to school today and it got broke. It was an accident, but it hurts anyway. I got on line to see if I could find another one, but apparently I can't. Why could't the company put out some retro products? People obviously buy them, and I think retro toys have really become popular again, thanks to movies like The Santa Clause II, etc. Toys like that really helped kids learn. It is a good memory for me.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
omg I had one of these. Forgot all about. I dont remember using it but I know I did.
anais - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved this crazy little thing. one of my grandma's got it for me as a x-mas present. at the time, i probably wasn't too thrilled. but i did end up using it a lot, especially on car trips!
Krithika - June 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi people............I am looking for one of the above little professor calculators for my daughter..if anyone wants to sell it to me.please write to really appreciate this help a lot. Thank you.
Colleen - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello.I am on a quest to find all my toys I loved from the 80's.If anyone knows where to get one of these please let me know. Thanks!
Cionn - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
This is OLD AS HELL. My sister and I had one. It ended up getting broke. Don't know how.
Debbie - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi, I bought one of these for my son around 1980ish and don't remember what happened to it, but sure would like to have another on for my grandkids...or at least something similar. He loved it and was always quizzing himself. That must be why he so good with math today....myself too. lol
Dale - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
After a softball game we gathered at the coaches house and have a barbeque and few beers. For our entertainment, we would steal the professor from the kids and have competitions with each other. The more beer, the better the competition! :-) It was amazing that subtraction was the most difficult.
paula - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
for any one that is looking for one of these or anytoys from the 1980's look on ebay as they have quite a few of the toys on there
lv - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I just found my son's little professor. I put in a battery and it lights up. I just don't remember how to use it. How does it work? It doesn't look like a regular calculator - doesn't even have an equal sign.
Patty - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Looking for something in today market that is like the Little Professor.
momo - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of thesse for my kids and gave them a penny for each correct answer. I have three put away now, hoping for grandchilodren!
Nancy - July 11, 2011 - Report this comment
This was my favorite toy! I was so obsessed my parents had to take it from me. I am looking to buy one now
Adam - October 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have mine. I remember his mustache would twitch up and down on the LCD screen when you got a question right. Mine doesn't have the raised yellow buttons though, it was a pressure sensitive pad where you pressed the "bump" with the corresponding number on it. The only problem is over time the pads didn't work so well and you really had to press hard and sometimes it wouldn't work at all and I would just end up pressing something else out of frustration. Very fun though, I should try and put some new batteries in it :P
Stevie - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
This is my all-time favorite toy. I remember smuggling it into church (I got it on Christmas day) because I couldn't put it down.
Brenda - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
For some reason I thought mine was an owl as well. However, I can't find any information on an owl version. Does anyone have any info on it??? Email me at if you do.
Stacey - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
My friends and I here at work also remembered it as an owl but we think that might be because of the Tootsie Pop owl having similar big open eyes.
trudy - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
i have one of these from the 80's n was wondering if it was worth anything
Susan - July 01, 2012 - Report this comment
My mother just found mine!! Still works and going to introduce it to my 8-year-old.
Brooke - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the owl one, apparently called a Quiz Kid (by National Semiconductor).
Joy - June 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I had this toy- I loved it as a kid... I also had the Quiz Kid by National Semiconductor. I was lucky enough to find one (Quiz Kid) at a garage sale... it was still in the box, and was never opened... Wow! At 40-ish years old, it is fun to own this little gem of my past!
Michelle - November 29, 2013 - Report this comment
grebulon - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
There's a little professor emulator for android in: Look for Little Professor in the play store
Kim - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have mine and it works great. It was assembled in TX in 1977. I am using it to refresh my multiplication facts. I let my daughter play with it, but only when I can watch her. I can't let anything happen to my little professor.

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