Another board game we had:
THE HAWAIIAN PUNCH GAME (1978)
Based on the commercial for Hawaiian Punch with the guy who literally punches people into orbit (lovely gimmick). Uses a Play-doh "pineapple maker" to make the players' markers. At certain moments an opponent can SQUISH your marker and you have to start over or at an earlier space on the board; I can't remember for certain. But it was a scream!
This game terrified the absolute bejeezus out of me:
We got it way later than the original date (I wasn't born then). Something about that angry dude and the loud buzzing sound and his freakish glowing nose.. just put me in an incurable state of panic! And this 70s commercial was on ALL the time to reinforce my terror..
DIGITAL DERBY (1978)
Little handheld game in which you steer a car at the bottom out of the way of oncoming traffic. Lap counter and timer included. A buzz and a red flash is shown during a collision.
I think I got this for my 10th birthday.. what a cool LCD game/calculator/stopwatch/more handheld! I recently bought it at a gaming expo!
EPOCH MAN (1981)
Not a toy per se but I may have gotten this the following year for Christmas.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 99 (1981)
Mine was white, had no floppy drive and ran on a black & white tv.
And my grandparents (rip) got me this handheld version of a game I was nuts about back in the day:
CRAZY CLIMBER (1981), by Bandai