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Playskool - [Max] Maximus - 1982

Clean URL for publication: http://www.playskoolmaximus.co.uk

This may seem to some like a complete waste of time, but to others it will probably mean a lot. If you ever owned one of these toys during the 80s then this page will make you smile. Upon realising one day just how elusive any information regarding Maximus was, a friend and I (who both vaguley remembered owning one) set about trying to track one down.

At the time there was absolutely no reference on Google nor eBay. We went to great lengths scouring the reaches of the Internet trying to find just one morstle of a reference. We even approached PlaySkool who wrote back claiming to not know about the product. Eventually we thought that we might have been getting confused until a chance search on eBay ended up in a successful auction and the acquisition of said toy.

Four years on and Googling 'PlaySkool Maximus' does actually return some results however I do not believe there is any website that details the Maximus product to the depth we have done so below.

Better late than never, we present you with 'Maximus: The Holy Grail'.

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All sounds were recorded through a pair of headphones (as a mic), through a mixer, into a soundblaster Live and into .wav format using Absolute MP3 recorder. The files were then edited using Soundforge and saved at 44,100hz, 16bit Stereo.

All images were scanned using an Epson Perfection 640U at 9600dpi. All images are unedited.

All sounds and images were taked from the item featured in the eBay auction.

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This CD marks the end of an era. Looking for this bloody toy has taken up a lot of our time and energy. Our job now is to document every aspect of it so that anyone else who is looking for info on it can get it without going to all the trouble we did.

Steph, it has been fun. I don't know whether to laugh or cry now that I have one...

BTW, Thanks... it was a wicked 21'st birthday present :)

I hereby declare Maximus the most elusive, rare and hard to find thing I have ever had to track down as of today (31.07.02)

well done for finding him :)

...now we've just got to do that damn website!

Images

Maxmius manual page1
Maxmius manual page1
Maxmius manual page2
Maxmius manual page2
Maxmius manual page3
Maxmius manual page3
Maxmius manual page4
Maxmius manual page4
Maxmius manual page5
Maxmius manual page5
Maxmius unit back cardholder
Maxmius unit back cardholder
Maxmius unit back cardholder withcards
Maxmius unit back cardholder withcards
Maxmius unit back nobatcover
Maxmius unit back nobatcover
Maxmius unit back noholder
Maxmius unit back noholder
Maxmius unit footprint
Maxmius unit footprint
Maxmius unit front complete
Maxmius unit front complete
Maxmius unit front empty
Maxmius unit front empty
Maxmius unit inside backhalf (leds bent)
Maxmius unit inside backhalf (leds bent)
Maxmius unit inside pcb componentside
Maxmius unit inside pcb componentside
Maxmius box bottom
Maxmius box bottom
Maxmius box bottom insert
Maxmius box bottom insert
Maxmius box lid back
Maxmius box lid back
Maxmius box lid front
Maxmius box lid front
Maxmius box lid left
Maxmius box lid left
Maxmius box lid right
Maxmius box lid right
Maxmius box lid top
Maxmius box lid top
Maxmius cards 1
Maxmius cards 1
Maxmius cards 1 back
Maxmius cards 1 back
Maxmius cards 2
Maxmius cards 2
Maxmius cards 2 back
Maxmius cards 2 back
Maxmius manual frontback
Maxmius manual frontback
Maxmius unit keys unfolded
Maxmius unit keys unfolded

Sounds

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press
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happybirthday short
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note 1
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select
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jinglebells short
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incorrect
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note 4
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happybirthday long
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jinglebells long
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frerejacques long
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oldmacdonald long
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note 5
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note 9
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oldmacdonald short
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frerejacques short
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note 10
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startup
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correct

Updated July 09 2006 23:13:29.

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