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Members' first geeky gifts: TI-1200, NES, Merlin, and more

Donovan Colbert, HAL 9000, and Beth3West are just three of the readers who shared their memories of their first geeky gifts. Check out the gallery to see which items are featured.

Thank you to all of the TechRepublic members who replied to our request to tell us your first geeky gift. It was fun to read the comments in the Geekend discussion and on TechRepublic's Facebook page.

We compiled some of the responses in the gallery, TechRepublic members' first geeky gifts. You can see the list of items that are featured in the gallery below. If you haven't already, we'd love to hear about your first gift that looking back showed your true colors as a geek at heart.

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  1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail script
  2. TI-1200
  3. Nintendo Entertainment System
  4. Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  5. Erector Set
  6. Cobra 29 CB Radio
  7. Fidelity Chess Computer
  8. TI Little Professor
  9. Propelling (Mechanical) Pencil
  10. Merlin
  11. Sony Walkman Cassette Player
  12. Radio Shack 150 in one Electronic Project kit
  13. TI-59 with PC-100 printer

1 comments
Ray Baker
Ray Baker

I had a TI-59, the one with a card reader. Later upgraded to an HP-41C with extra memory pack, Mathematics, engineering, physics, and electromagnetic field theory packs. My UMass professor's final exam came from the EM pack, took me 10 minutes to complete the exam. Also had a barcode reader and Printer! Before that I had a Magic Brain! No batteries. And upgraded to a slide rule with,,,,,, a belt carrying case! I wish I had my Erector set, current value over $3K.

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