Toys of the Eighties, sliding-piece puzzles
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I don't know what the "offical" name for this toy was, but they were pretty big in the 80s. HAnd-held toy consisted of a plastic board with attached individual sliding plastic tiles. You could move the tiles all around until they lined up to make a picture. Yet another simple but cool toy you don't see anymore in this age of Wii and soccer practice. :(
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Lisa - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I had two of these, knight rider and the U.S. map
jadedoz - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one of these, it was a picture of an underwater scene. I might still have it in the shed
AIS - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister had a Bugs Bunny one and I had a Sylvester and Teetie one;though I found the puzzles difficult when I was a kid, I'd sure like to find one now!!
Jadedoz - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these that had an underwater picture on it, I got it when I was about 3 years old, but was never able to do it.
Jennifer - November 23, 2015 - Report this comment
the title is close. there sliding tile puzzles.
Isac - May 25, 2016 - Report this comment
The 3x3 ones are relatively easy to solve, but the 4x4 ones are frustratingly.
Rob Lambert - May 11, 2017 - Report this comment
Here's some help with this. The Roalex (NOT the high-end watch maker) company, Forest Hills, New York, began marketing slide-square puzzles in 1956. The company bought licensing rights to use different TV characters in these puzzles. They were glued to cardboard backing for stores, and sold for around 50 cents. The first one was Davy Crockett (Disney). Among them was Mighty Mouse (1957), Alvin (1962),Beverly Hillbillies (1963), Flintstones (1961) and about the last one was the Impossibles (superheroes, 1966). Roalex fell to bankruptcy in 1967. Each slide puzzle had several "possible" solutions, and at least one "impossible."
Rob Lambert - May 12, 2017 - Report this comment
Found two more TV-based slide puzzles by Roalex: Magilla Gorilla (1964) and Secret Squirrel (1965). Also found a generic one, with blue and red squares that had numbers on them.

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