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October 16, 2008

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Ed

Very cool. It has a definite "G.I. Joe" look about it.

jeffrey McMahon

In fact, GI Joe had a "field radio" toy perhaps modeled after the RF-877.

Ed

That's it! I thought there was a toy field radio that looks like this. I guess I'm still looking for one that looks like an IDEAL Electronic Fighter Jet... the best toy ever.

Ed

http://boomervilleusa.blogspot.com/2008/07/ideal-electronic-fighter-jet.html

Carrie

That blog reminds me of a childhood show, Fireball X15, a British puppet show or I should say marionettes. A lot of Fireball X15 is available on You Tube.

Jeff on my wife's computer.

Brian (Scooby214)

I found an RF-888 today at a garage sale, for $3.00! You better believe I snapped it up. The thing is grimy, but everything works. I'll have to purchase a new can of DeoxIt for the controls and switches, but even the timer works.

The only thing missing from the radio is the shoulder strap. For $3.00, I don't mind. It has the power cord and earphone. The battery compartment is clean, though the foam on the inside of the battery cover has deteriorated.

You weren't kidding about the great reception and awesome AM sound of the 888.

It was quite clear that the owner didn't realize what he had, as he had a broken table lamp marked for more than the 888.

jeffrey McMahon

Brian, you hit gold. I'm happy for you. Three dollars is insane.

Ed

Holy cow! That's awesome.

Brian (Scooby214)

I think my next radio purchase may be an RF-877. I will probably pay a bit for it, as I want to get one in good condition. That radio has the greatest look, especially with the gyro AM antenna. I like its look better than the coveted RF-2200.

jeffrey McMahon

One is selling now on eBay. Current bid for the 877 in mint condition is $120 with about a day to go.

Brian (Scooby214)

I'm watching the 877 now. With nine bids on it now, I expect it to go much higher than the current $120.

jeffrey McMahon

Probably go for $160-200? Sheesh. I'm wondering if I should put a new FM antenna on mine. It might be worth $20.

Nigel

I got one today for Xmas. The wife paid $150 and it is mint condition. Helped by the fact it came with its original cover. Even has the original headphone in the battery compartment and everything works. Great sound, finially radio while working outside..yes

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