Throwback Thursday: Ideal’s “Jaws” game! (1975)

This one’s taking us waaaaay back — does anyone here remember playing with this nifty “Jaws” game when they were a kid?  This was released by Ideal in 1975, the same year as the movie.

The title shark’s jaw was spring-loaded to close upward, but it was held down by plastic pieces of ocean debris.  Players would take turns removing the pieces from the mouth until it sprang upward.

I think I played the game with my older sisters in their room, maybe … two years after it was released, in 1977?  The game had probably been a Christmas present for them.  (Its plastic pieces were red, if I recall — not blue.)  I was very a small child, and I was fascinated by it.

 

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