When I was but a skinny little nipper, the tech to end all tech was Nintendo's Game and Watch, smallish LCD screens that played just one game — oh, and they told the time, too. (Hence the name.) Donkey Kong, Octopus, Parachute and Fire were the most popular models at my school, and at break times, all you could hear was the bleep in the playground as the cool girls fiddled away. I, needless to say, was trying to skip Double Dutch.
Anyhoo, so far, so nostalgic. Japanese toy firm Takara has now got in on the act and has reissued miniature keychain versions of three Game and Watches from the Class of 1981. Octopus, Parachute, and Chef are solar-powered, and cost just $12. The downside is, you can't play 'em, merely watch a pre-programmed little sequence on the little screen. Epic fail, Takara. You might as well just call 'em Watch and Watches.