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255 Computer Command

255 Computer Command

255 Computer Command was a programmable replica 1980 Corvette and was one of the coolest toys ever made (alongside Big Trak). Under the hood was a control panel with a series of buttons that let you program the movements, sounds and lights of the car. The 255 Computer Command Corvette had an advantage over other small car models in that it had rubber tires and metal hubcaps to give it a real authentic feel. It was possible to program the car to drive advanced courses in forward or reverse, do figure of eights, turn the lights on and off, sound the horn and more. With each command you specified the amount of time to run before moving on to the next command and if you really wanted to you could program the car to drive around on its own all day (or until the 9V battery drained). There were a total of 255 different commands to program the 255 Computer Command Corvette - hence the name! Commands were basically directions for the car to move in including 'Forward', 'Reverse', 'Forward Left', 'Forward Right', 'Stop', 'Reverse Left', 'Reverse Right' and the option for the 'Horn. To set the command you need to press the direction you wanted the car to go in and then type in how long it should carry out this command. When you had finished your "commanding" you then needed to press the "Go" button to set the Corvette into action. And as a final touch the car would play the 'Charge' song whenever it was turned on! 255 Computer Command Corvette was a truly great toy and was made by LJN in 1981.


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255 Computer Command Last post by remember
21 May 2008

Do You Remember 255 Computer Command?

Do You Remember 255 Computer Command?

  • Anonymous user
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    If anyone wants to buy it? search for it on Ebay,its £69.99 or make a offer & free postage to the uk or £15 to other countries & new batteries included
  • Anonymous user
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    I Have One On Ebay Now (Corvette) Working & Instructions In Very Good Condition
  • Anonymous user
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    Just bought the 280ZX on ebay without instructions and can't find them online anywhere. If someone has a copy that can be emailed or purchased please let me know?
  • Anonymous user
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    I just got another corvette off eBay and it works great so now I have three vettes and two Datsuns
  • Anonymous user
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    I have one for sale. It is a datsun 280zx and is still working. I got it when I was 10 its now 31 years old.
  • Anonymous user
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    I have two corvettes and two Datsuns that I got off eBay they work great!
  • Anonymous user
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    just bought one for 2 dollars april 24 2010 maybe for sale jared.pinecellar@sbcglobal.net
  • Anonymous user
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    My mother bought mine in 1981 for xmas. I remember I had begged for months. I saw the 255 corvette at a dept. store called tg&y, and I just absolutely had to have it. The 255 was an expensive toy in those days, especially for a black kid living in the south in 1981, when a pair of shoes averaged around 15.00. but, mom came through. It's a toy I've always treasured untill this very day
  • Anonymous user
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    I have one of these that unfortunately does not work. Does anyone know were I can get spare parts for it. I am missing some gears and the battery cover. I would love to get it working so my sons can play with it.
  • Anonymous user
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    i just got another 280zx off ebay with instrutions so now i have two and i have one corvette and they all work cool.