Electronic Snoopy Playmate from Hasbro (1980)

Released in 1980 from Hasbro, the Electronic Snoopy Playmate was an electronic activity center for children ages 3 and up.

Powered by one 9-volt battery and two D-batteries, the toy featured the iconic beagle from the Peanuts comic strip and his best friend and sidekick, Woodstock. Once powered on, the Playmate offered a variety of music-related activities.

The Songs option played one of seven pre-programmed tunes when a child pressed on various parts of the plastic case, such as Snoopy’s nose or hands.

Switching to the Organ setting turned the Playmate into an electronic keyboard capable of recording up to 48 notes in two octaves and playing them back at the touch of a button. A Songbook was included to assist in the music making.

A third option turned the Playbook into an electronic game of “Snoopy Says.” In that mode, Snoopy generated lights and sounds, which children attempted to repeat in order. Doing it correctly resulted in a special victory song.