Vintage Geek: 'Walky' Head Phone Stereo

Vintage Geek: 'Walky' Head Phone Stereo

These days portable music players are smaller than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. But, back in 1984, they were roughly a bagillion times larger and of course accepted those cassette tapes you've been thinking of throwing out. The Toshiba 'Walky' Head Stereo, in other words Walkman, is one of my favorite retro chic players - in part because it's pink and because it reminds me of a time when I carried 5 or 6 mix tapes in my purse.

To quote a friend: "I remember a time when the three most important things in my life were my Walkman, New Kids on the Block tape and my acid-washed vest." Yep, sounds about right. For a comparison photo of the Toshiba Head Stereo and the pink shuffle as well as some fun vintage ads, just read more