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Alphie the Electronic Robot (Playskool, 1978)

The original Alphie was a blue plastic robot that came with two Alphie pawns, a game board, two puzzles, 8 activity cards and instructions. It also required a 9V battery. The modern Alphie is white and talks in a computer-like robot voice and his mouth lights up when he talks. He even comes in a hand-held smaller version.

Alphie (new or old) teaches children numbers, colors and shapes. Kids love him! If you’re looking for blue vintage Alphie, you can still find him on eBay, but keep in mind that he’s becoming a very rare breed.