My first gadget when growing up was a Gameboy. And not the Color, or Advanced, or SP or DS, but the classic Gameboy. These Gameboys hit the shelves in the middle of '89. I, personally, got one for my birthday when I was in the second grade. That's about 1996, give or take a year. I had the black version. Everyone remembers the classic gray shell, but mid-way through their life cycle, they started making different colors. I remember a friend of mine had a yellow one, someone else had green. For a young boy, the best gift that could have been given was a Gameboy. Currently, my gameboy is locked away in some forgotten corner of the house. Last time I had it on was when I was still in high school. If I were a betting man (which I am), I would say it still runs just fine. When the Gameboy Colors came out, I got one of those, and then eventually replaced it with my Gameboy Advanced. But the original hardware still ran fine.