Big Trak

A place to discuss anything retro that isn't games related

Moderators: NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer

User avatar
Posts: 1292
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:07 am
Location: Clankers Cavern/Near Heathrow air port

Big Trak

Post by video-gamer-girl » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:13 am

Can any on remember these as a kid, i always wanted one of these, but my dad couldn't justify in spending the money on it

Image there's a bit missing on this one and its not the Original one



User avatar
Posts: 8991
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:03 am
Location: Essex

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:35 am

my mate had one but I always thought it was a bit naff...
For retro news, full articles, retrospectives and a gallery of my work check out
Wizwords on Twitter:
and Facebook:

Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:04 pm

Post by scunny » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:44 am

my best mate had one, i used to be very jealous even if all it did was drive around very very slowly and beep.

want an apple? why go over there and get one? simply program big trak to slowly drive to the bowl, get up and walk over and put one in the trailer, then reprogram big trak, walk back, sit down and watch your apple come to you.

technology at it's finest.

User avatar
Posts: 1581
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:04 pm
Location: /dev/null

Post by neuromancer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:34 pm

I had a Big Trak as a birthday present; it's the first thing I ever programmed (after all it was a primitive computer able to take instructions).

The following Christmas I had the Big Trak trailer. For half a day. The thing was jointed to the Big Trak via a connector which I swear was a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Needless to say one slight knock broke it clean off.

The real heart-break for me was when my parent's took it back there were no more in stock, so they got me a hornby train; at this stage I wasn't interested in trains, I wanted the BTT, but I think my dad was pleased as he could get me what he thought I should have instead of what I wanted!

User avatar
Posts: 2493
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:16 pm
Location: Cobbydale

Post by Sputryk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:58 pm

I still have mine somewhere at my parents. Sadly, the box has become torn during the last few years - most annoying. Never had the trailer, though. Good fun whilst it lasted.

User avatar
Posts: 3300
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:24 pm
Location: Bonnie Scotland

Post by rocky1980 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:42 pm

Damm I always wanted one big mum said they were a waste of money :(
King of The Quids 2011 Winner :D

Image Image

User avatar
Posts: 6984
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:03 pm
Location: Sunny Eastern London suburb of Leytonstone and my own mind!

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:30 pm

My brother had one. It got it second hand from a jumble sale, so it was missing its cart thingy. Used to love programming it and playing with it.

User avatar
Posts: 5648
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:23 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Post by necronom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:52 pm

I still have mine and the trailer in the loft. It was great to program it from one room and try to get it to a particular place in the house without going the wrong way or crashing into a wall.
The Retro Gaming League _ -= My YouTube Videos =-
The eighties aren't over. I'll say when the eighties are over. The eighties are never over! You don't just turn off the eighties! - Jack Howitzer, GTA V

User avatar
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK

Post by » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:01 pm

I always wanted one, but was never allowed one (i.e. folks wouldn't get me one)

User avatar
Posts: 3041
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:05 pm

Post by bonerlaw » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:43 pm


My junior school had one of these in the "Carpeted Area". Whoever finished their work first got to go and pick a toy first......guess who always finished first, got the Big Trak, programmed it to ram all their class mates and laugh like crazy!!

Your right! My mate Dave!

User avatar
andy vaisey
Posts: 984
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:49 pm
Location: Cymru

Post by andy vaisey » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:47 pm

Wanted one, parents couldn't afford one... :(

User avatar
Posts: 9625
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:57 pm
Location: The Blackcountry

Post by nokgod » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:00 pm

Yeah..... always wanted this, i remember drooling over the adverts, but when my next door nighbour had one for Christmas, i rapidly changed my mind and had a Tonka instead.

No chance of that beauty breaking if it went down the stairs............. :P
sscott wrote:I thought Tomb Raider was the best game of last gen (and I fuck1n hate the Tomb Raider series!)

Posts: 240
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:40 am

Re: Big Trak

Post by big-byte » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:20 pm

Big Trak is being re-released and due out soon! ... chsource=0

Ive still got an original one in the garage but its in very poor conditon.

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14263
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Re: Big Trak

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:44 pm

It was no problem affording to buy Big Trak

Now batteries on the other hand are a different matter entirely. I think even the remote took about 8?

And anyone remember the trailer you could buy?

Now THAT'S where the idea for the Mole's trailer came from...
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
Posts: 2227
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:35 pm

Re: Big Trak

Post by boyo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:09 pm

I need to get one of these - never had one, don't need one....I have to have one!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest