At minute 40 in the movie Phantasm (1978) there is a strange game similar to a hexagon. Is probably an electronic game, anyone know which game is this?

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    It's reminiscent of the Simon which came out right around then. I wonder if it's some competitor or knockoff. Mar 15, 2023 at 21:09
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    Does someone actually play the game in the movie, or how do we know it's a game? Could it just be a model spaceship or something like that? Mar 15, 2023 at 21:10
  • Apparently there was even a hexagonal Super Simon, though it came out years later and was a lot more colorful. Mar 15, 2023 at 21:15
  • Yeah is really similar to simon, but can be also another object. The boy in the movie don't play with it.
    – elbarna
    Mar 15, 2023 at 21:46
  • I certainly didn't own something like that, and I don't remember wanting something like that. But I was a bit older than the character in 1978...
    – Jon Custer
    Mar 16, 2023 at 12:35

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It's a vintage desktop organizer like the one in this eBay listing:

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The vinyl covering the cardboard structure tended to split leading to retirement.

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    Nicely done; welcome to RC. Did you own one of those?
    – knol
    Mar 16, 2023 at 14:37
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    @knol Magic 8 Ball says: "Signs point to yes." But I outgrew being organized. In the 1970's keys were a thing. In the '60s locking the front door on the way out was still optional.
    – HABO
    Mar 16, 2023 at 15:08
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    Locking the front door on the way out is still optional, just be aware of the potential ramifications.
    – Tommy
    Mar 16, 2023 at 15:26

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