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    Default Vintage computer toys?

    My 16 month old has become fascinated with the 3.5" disk slot on the Roland SB-55 that's sitting on my desk.

    I did a quick amazon and ebay search, but did not come up with anything resembling toy floppy disks or drives. I figure there must have been some back in the day. Anyone remember toys like this?

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    Be careful that he or she doesn't put anything in that slot. I had a VCR destroyed once because a toddler decided it was a great place to store a sandwich.
    PCjr, DTK PC-XT Turbo, 386DX 33, 486 laptop, Pentium 120, Pentium III 500, various old laptops, Commodore Colt, all working. I also have a 286 that I need to see if I can repair.

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    Im not sure I have ever seen a toy floppy disk, but I want one of these: https://img1.etsystatic.com/001/0/51...68417_2cl3.jpg

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    You can grab a few pieces of wood and make a nice toy drive and floppy.

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    Amish made all hardwood mockup computers. I would buy that in a heartbeat. I want a compaq portable made of zebrawood with some kind of fatal error etched into the wood screen......

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    I went looking for one of those stress relievers in the shape of a floppy disk, that they used to give out at expos.

    I didn't find one, but I did find a pillow: https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/floppy-disk-pillow/

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    Yeah, posted that pillow on one of my last replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERAULT View Post
    Yeah, posted that pillow on one of my last replies
    So you did! If you'd used image tags, I might even have seen it...

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    "...and we all learned an important lesson that day."

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