Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Earthquake Tower : The Record

I've blogged about Earthquake Tower before, the crazy likely Irwin Allen inspired playset where you basically get to simulate a major earthquake. Thanks to my buddy Doug, who hooked me up with another killer playset last year, we now have an audio file of the actual record that came with the set, to help you simulate the disaster. It's really strange but I'm glad I got to hear it.







If the embed code is showing up on your browser, here is a link to it on Youtube.

16 comments:

C. Elam said...

"Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents...THAT'S ARMAGEDDON!"

I must say, that music is something else. I'm sure I will be hearing it in my dreams later.

Wings said...

This reminded me of a toy set I had as a kid. Does anyone remember an erector-type set of things where you could build buildings and such, sort of like advanced Legos, but with more detail to actual building. Damn, I have no idea of what it was called.

Wings said...

This Earthquake tower, btw, would have gotten SO much use between my brother and I. So cool.

Dancin' Homer said...

sounds like the earthquake is happening during a parade

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine the reactions that toy would ignite if it were released in this era of hypocritical PC-ness. Even cooler than the toy itself!!!

Paul said...

@Wings - - that toy was called Girders and Panels, if we are htinking of the same toy.

Quilty said...

I used to have this as a kid. I literally have been trying to find an audio file of the record for almost 35 years, so thank you!

Wings said...

@Paul - WOW. It is either the Girders & Panels, or the KenStruct, which I also found upon searching when you posted. Thank you! A long-time memory gap slowly filled in. How cool.

Plaidstallions said...

@Quilty, you can download it for yourself here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IYX4RSBF

rob! said...

Man, Power Records missed the chance at a major tie-in with this one...

Alphacentaurian said...

They must've let the audio dept at Hanna-Barbera edit this... sounds like Augie Dogie or Wally Gator's about to show up.

Or the Super Friends...

John Scott Tynes said...

My parents got this for me one Christmas. I didn't even ask for it -- they just saw it in the store and thought, "Hell yeah!"

The best part is actually the figures. They're army men-sized little dudes and some are just normal police and firefighters. But there were also one or two types that were basically screaming people. I remember some guy with his mouth wide open and his arms flailing in the air, and you just knew he was running from certain death. I'd love to see those figures again.

Umbratikus said...

As cool as this toy is, it would never make it in a post 9/11 world.

Oddly enough, I don't remember this toy. I would have loved this.

Anonymous said...

I just thought about this after watching the towering inferno...

Gary Magenheimer said...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

I had this toy when I was like 6 or so... I remember the very first thing that happened when the top tower fell off... the plastic antenna broke on impact :)

I can not believe you actually have the audio from the floppy, little 45.

Thanks for making my day!

mk202 said...

HAGHA the 'soundtrack' of it all...Thanks for the new ringtone!!

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