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With a steering wheel slightly larger than that of a Lotus Seven, and a build quality rivaling the dashboards of most GM products of the ’80s, the Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard taught thousands of tweens just how much fun blinking idiot lights could be. Never, in the history of toys, had 4 D-cells been put to a more hoon-worthy use.
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  1. omg_grip Avatar

    I had one of those! Thanks for the memories Hooniverse. The nose of that one looks like a porsche, I could have sworn mine was a vette with popup headlights. I think.

  2. skitter Avatar

    …the most exciting drive you will ever take!
    Digital inputs and feedback?
    Filtered responses?
    Red paintjob?
    Nail. Hammer. Head.

  3. Impalamino Avatar

    I feel dirty after doing that. Please don't ban me.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

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  4. Maymar Avatar

    I had one – shaped like a Corvette, even had popup headlights. Loved it.

  5. Black Steelies Avatar

    WOW! i remember those things, awesome!!
    my cousin had one and after my grandma died ~'92 my fam would travel up to mom's old house and meet up with her sister's fam while we cleaned the place out. I would sit in the dark parlor on rainy days driving this thing in the middle of the floor. coolest. toy. ever.

  6. salguod Avatar

    I had something similar, but mine was a cop dash complete with wind up siren. It was on my lap everywhere we went so I could 'driver' too. Dad made me take the siren off though, he kept thinking he needed to pull over.
    Before that I was 'driving' with a Tupperware lid.

  7. damnelantra[!] Avatar

    i only wish that dashboards still looked that awesome.

  8. bzr Avatar

    Chalk me up to one of those nostalgic kids with one of those. I can't imagine a 5-year old being this enthralled with Forza 3 years from now. Usually it's the simple things that work the best.

  9. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    I had an '85 Subaru with that same exact instrument panel!
    Seriously though, I never had one of those. I was more of the Black Cat + Hot Wheels car + "Oh no, he's flying off the cliff (stairs)!" *POP!* kind of kid. My favorite "car crash" involved a large, black, plastic '85-ish Firebird, some Lady Fingers, and a smoke bomb. Unfortunately the Firebird didn't make it, but the crash was spectacular!

  10. K5ING Avatar

    I used to have an early 60's version of this. I don't remember what it was called, but it had working turn signals, lights, even a windshield and working windshield wipers! I think I learned how to drive on that thing. I'll try to embed a photo.
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  11. muthalovin Avatar

    I had one of these as a child. I think. It could be that my parents left me in the toy isle at K-mart for long enough that I remember it as having one. Good times!

  12. Christie Munaz Avatar

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  13. Martin Carsen Avatar

    It does seem that everybody is into this stuff in recent times. Don’t in fact fully grasp it nevertheless, nevertheless thank you trying to make clear it.

  14. Walton Quitedo Avatar

    My personal favorite is certainly Justin Bieber, he is so pretty!

  15. […] Much retro ink has been spilled on the Turbo Dashboard, and it’s reasonable to assume that for most of us, these dashboard toys did more to  set us upon this path of irrational, oft-boneheaded, never-dull automotive enthusiasm than anything short of the Oldsmobile ads in your father’s vintage Playboy collection. But to be honest, I never had a Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard. Only the cool kids had one, and even they got bored with it around the time they could actually reach the arcade controls at Vinny’s Arcade-O-Rama and the words “Atari Jaguar” entered their collective vocabularies right around the holidays. Tomy wasn’t the only company making novelty plastic dashboards, after all; a company called Playmate also made one, and as far as motoring experiences go it blows the Turbo Dashboard off its virtual road. Ages 3 AND UP! Hooray, I'm within age range! […]

  16. jwil2252 Avatar

    Does anybody know where I can buy one?

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