This is the best table hockey
game ever made. It was manufactured around 1990
and sold in the US and Canada
The toy was originally called "Wayne Gretzky Overtime Hockey" when it was manufactured by Kevin Sports Toys (1990-91). It was later retitled "Wayne Gretzky NHL All-Star Hockey" when toy company Buddy L manufactured it (1992-95). After that, a Canadian company called Playtoy Industries made it (1996-98).
There were two different versions, a table-top version which wasn't as cool, and the Deluxe Edition.
The Deluxe Edition featured a large playing surface (40" long by 19.5" wide by 6" high, although you could purchase plexiglass
to make the boards higher.
Here's what made the game cool
: it was made very well and doesn't break
very easily; you can buy any teams you want; and you can add plexiglass boards and benches for a more realistic look.
There was an accessories pack that you could buy
that came with: a time clock, scoreboards, plexiglass, player
benches, and a referee
. The clock
counted down five minutes, with two minute intermissions. The scoreboard was pretty lame--it's just two pieces of plastic with the numbers 0 thru 9 printed on it with a red box that slides over the number to keep track of your score
teams were made up until 1994, the Ducks
and the Panters
being the last official
NHL teams. Also, when a team changed it's uniform
, they made new figurines to reflect the change (i.e. Pittsburgh Penguins
in '92, Minnesota North Stars
to Dallas Stars
in '93). Both home
and road NHL All-Star
teams were made, in addition to generic Red
teams around '96.
If you love table hokcey, this is the best
one to own.