Mysterious and Unauthorized!!

In their book “The Unforgettable Buzz” the authors describe this game with the following caption: “In the early 1990’s when Superior Toy was in bankruptcy and not making electric football, this mysterious and unauthorized Monday Night Football game appeared on the shelves of discount retailers in the U.S. ABC was not amused and the game was quickly removed from the market. “

A little over two weeks ago I purchased this game from ebay. I knew of its existence having purchased a large lot of figures several years ago and then earlier this year receiving a game board,scoreboard and some game parts as part of a donation to the Museum.  

The game I received today is in near complete and excellent condition. Looks to have all the parts, teams and instructions.  

There are several things significant to the history of electric football about this game. 

  • It is the only game of electric football known to have been produced during the period between when Tudor was sold to Superior Toys in 1989 and Miggle Toys begin producing the game in 1993.
  • It is the only game that contains the elusive “brown” bases. 
  • The figures pictured on the box are Tudor “Fab 5” figures. 
  • The Instruction booklet appears to be merely a copy of Tudors rule book
  • All parts appear to be  just copies of Tudors game parts. 
  • It is the first battery operated electric football game board produced.  

Annotation 2020-09-03 202942Instructions Booklet

Author: nefgm6

Founder and Curator - The National ELECTRIC FOOTBALL Game Museum

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