Finally! I’ve Always Wanted One of These.
This is an item I have wanted, but have never had, since it’s introduction. I cannot really explain why I wanted this though. You’ll see what I mean.
A Couch Potato! These were released by Coleco back in 1987. I think the presentation is great! Making it’s package look like your everyday chair was a great touch. The guy who I bought this off of had a $20 price tag on this guy. Now, I have always wanted one of these, and I likely wouldn’t run into one of these again. I just checked, and these guys in their box run in the $50 range. So I guess $20 dollars was a deal. But anyway, I asked him what was the best he could do. He said he would take “ten bucks for it”. You can’t argue with half price(plus that’s the number I had in my head).
They made these for everyone. I’ve been everyone of those potatoes. I don’t know what I could have possibly been thinking I would do if I got one of these back then. I don’t think the potato’s burlap sack would have been very comfortable to cuddle with. I want to think it was made more as a gag gift. But this was the same company that had the ALF and Sectaurs licenses. But I’m happy I now own one.
There is actually an old Coleco factory about 30 minutes from where I live. I wonder if anything was left behind there? Anyone else remember these?