I was listening to a podcast this afternoon that had a discussion about the hosts' favorite toys when they were kids (it's a geek show, so I remembered what they were talking about). It reminded me of one of my favorite toys my brother and I inherited from an uncle: 1978's 8-track playing little robot, 2XL.
And, of course, we totally thought that 2XL was somehow real. I remember my brother deciding to see what would happen if he just pushed a bunch of 2XL's buttons randomly and, to do this day, both of us will swear that the little guy started yelling at us. We both remember it, but I really doubt that it happened.
Anybody else have any favorite toys - geeky or otherwise - from when they were kids?