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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:03:27 PM on 21 August 2015.
Georgeandmargaret's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Hi everyone wanting to buy a white Toot a Loop Transistor radio made in the early 70's by National must be in good condition if anyone has a lime coloured one which was made for N.Z I would be interested in that also.
Thank you


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:40:26 AM on 24 August 2015.
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 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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Regularly see Toot a loops on Ebay, (Trade Me in NZ as well) other place to check is a lot
of Antique auction regularly bundle radios together so if you have one close to
you they are worth a go.
Josh


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:44:39 AM on 24 August 2015.
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 GTC
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Can't recall ever seeing one in the flesh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BLoMy0p-gg


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:26:46 PM on 24 August 2015.
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I've seen plenty on Ebay under both the National and National-Panasonic brands though never seen one on a shelf, new or used. Certainly never seen anyone jogging with one either.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:25:20 AM on 25 August 2015.
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My cousin got one for Xmas back in the day. I don't know if Panasonic did anything to customize these for specific countries, as they were portable radios that used common batteries and tuned the same allocated AM radio band.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:27:10 PM on 25 August 2015.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I have Four of them a Red one a Yellow one a Blue one and the Orange one in as New condition
I am missing a white one and a lime coloured one made for Sth Africa only I believe but some have found their way to Australia and NZ.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:13:21 AM on 27 August 2015.
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 Location: Perth, WA
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Photos of the box and instructions;

National Panasonic Tootaloop Radio
National Panasonic Tootaloop Radio
National Panasonic Tootaloop Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:53:58 PM on 29 August 2015.
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 Location: Penrith, NSW
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I too have a Toot A Loop radio.

Mine is blue, and has faded quite a bit. Once the covers are removed, the true colour can be seen.

I received it in two pieces and I have never been able to compress the spring that goes in-between the two halves, enough to reassemble it.

I did have another Toot A Loop radio which had another model number to the one shown here.
Perhaps it was for a different country or colour range.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:37:03 PM on 4 September 2015.
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Theres a white one that has just been listed on ebay, along with some coloured ones.

Ben


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:51:59 PM on 5 September 2015.
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Five of them on EBay at the moment from the same seller. Three with the National Panasonic brand and the other two with Panasonic only.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 8:03:58 PM on 12 September 2015.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I bought the white one, I now have all 5 colours released in Australia there is a Green one very rare to find released in Sth Africa but it fetched almost $250 on ebay.


 
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