Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Holiday Giveaway: "It's a Wonderful Life" special edition train set

Lands End train set

[Update: The contest is closed. We'll draw the winner on Christmas eve. Good luck to everyone who entered!]

The folks at Lands' End have generously provided our final giveaway of the season, a special edition Lionel train set featuring scenes from the award winning film It's a Wonderful Life. This beautiful $299 O-Gauge set hearkens back to the days before video games and computers, when kids dreamed of a train set under the tree. This set doesn't disappoint with a genuine die-cast metal locomotive, two cars with opening doors and a classic red caboose.

Bohus couldn't resist taking a look inside the box and gleefully reports that the engine features a real air whistle, puffing smoke and an illuminated headlamp. The set runs on AC power and features remote-controlled forward, neutral and reverse. It also includes magnetic couplers, along with metal wheels and axles to ensure miles of trouble free service. The track features a textured roadbed to help keep everything in place. It's recommended for ages 8 and up, and I suspect grown-ups will have as much fun as kids!

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post letting us know how long you've been a Retro Thing reader, and tell us how you found our site (it's OK if you're new here, too). Only one entry per household. The contest closes at midnight Eastern on Sunday, December 23. We'll draw a winner at random on Christmas Eve and notify them by email. Because of the size of this item, the contest is open only to residents of the United States and Canada.

We'd like to offer our sincere thanks to Lands' End, and I notice that you still have a couple of days left to shop their online catalog and qualify for standard shipping before Christmas.

More about the "It's a Wonderful Life" Train at Land's End


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