What were your favorite childhood toys?

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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

This topic was covered almost a decade ago on a different pinball forum (the forum name we dare not speak). It was a fun topic and when I searched Pinside I didn't find anything. Add to that the sizable newbie generations that have joined us here, I'd be interested in a refresh.

Here's some of mine: Stingray bike, SixFinger, BB Rifle, Secret Agent gun and badge.

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#2 2 years ago

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#3 2 years ago

Lego (I had 3 colors of bricks and no "kits")
AFX slot cars, got this exact set one xmas
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Toy guns were big, I had this
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but coveted this one my buddy had
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#4 2 years ago

I think my Bike too, was probably the most important part of my childhood giving us the freedom to explore.

A simple hammer and some of these were fun too:

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Of course, I still have my Sizzlers and Fat Trac:

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#5 2 years ago

I havvvve the powwwwweeer!!!!

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#6 2 years ago

I forgot all about sizzlers! I love those as a kid.

I loved the mattel vertibird rescue ship.

Also had fun with the SSP evel K.

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#7 2 years ago

My favorite game by far was Dark Tower .....

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#8 2 years ago

I started my nerdyness early....

And +1 to Dark Tower

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#9 2 years ago

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#10 2 years ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

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Not as a child, but as an adult? Six 100 game seasons in a league of 12 from 1985-1990...

#11 2 years ago

LEGO, LEGO, and more LEGO. Still collect to this day.

Yeah, there were some Star Wars figures and Transformers in there...

Later,
EV

P.S. Another +1 for Dark Tower. I still have mine in nice condition too!

#12 2 years ago

Every non-Redline Mainline Hot Wheels car aside from two (1968-2012).
Five million baseball cards (conservative estimate...it was turned in to a business) (1970-1994).
And, yeah, I got a Bally On-Beam for my fifteenth birthday. That might have left a mark, too...

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#13 2 years ago

I have toys I never opened from 1964.i collect all kinds of weird toys my entire life..i played with them..then my sons..now my grandkids..i never had any real money and collected over 40 years..from the rare banned Zulu gun I used in catholic school for protection to many battery opp space toys....sorry for so many photos ..this is small fraction of my collection

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#14 2 years ago

My brother had that James Bond car. It was badass

#15 2 years ago

it has 7 actions by battery...then you press small button on door and passenger flies out!..that tree you see was only made for 2 months..when you turn it on the thing goes across the floor with a high pitch scream moving its arms wildly..scared many kids so they pulled it..thanks glad you like..

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#16 2 years ago

I built a lot of plastic models when I was a kid. Most of them I blew up with m-80s.

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#17 2 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

Of course, I still have my Sizzlers and Fat Trac:

Hey that video was cool. Really took me back.

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Most of them I blew up with m-80s.

Thumbs up on the M-80's. What didn't we blow up?

#20 2 years ago

Smith-Miller toy trucks

#21 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Thumbs up on the M-80's. What didn't we blow up?

The neighbors cat.

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#22 2 years ago

Kenner Girder and Panel set, then Lionel trains, and Time Bomb.

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#23 2 years ago

ah....the old model blow up...great memories of working for hours only to hope upon hope it would catch fire after blow up! never happen so we just lit ourselves...thanks for the reminder and I may have to teach the grandkids about this lost sport...waiting now for small engraved award plate I had made for my 5 year old grand daughters first vandalism of writing on the wall in our arcade..we will leave it and I had this made to screw into wall with arrow to keep this cherished memory..i will post phot in july after arcade redone

#24 2 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

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Also had fun with the SSP evel K.

Totally forgot about SSP's, they were awesome.

Quoted from o-din:

I built a lot of plastic models when I was a kid. Most of them I blew up with m-80s.

I'm sure I built that same 1/2 track .. wasn't it something about Rommel?

#25 2 years ago
Quoted from belairjoe:

ah....the old model blow up...great memories of working for hours only to hope upon hope it would catch fire after blow up! never happen so we just lit ourselves...

Squeeze out some model cement on it before you light the firecracker

#26 2 years ago

Transformers,gi joe,mask,and many capguns,gotcha guns,squirt guns,and let's not forget typhoon hovercraft,gameboy 1 Atari 2600,Nintendo the list goes on but these are my top 10. may have been spoiled a little

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#27 2 years ago

When I was in third grade two kids brought these to school one day. The next day almost everone had them. The day after that they were banned.

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#28 2 years ago

Yeah, with the Kung Fu grip! - Why does Joe looks so guilty?

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#29 2 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

My favorite game by far was Dark Tower .....

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Droid Tower anyone? Play with the original game or use as a standalone.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mow.droidtower

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

I'm sure I built that same 1/2 track .. wasn't it something about Rommel?

Yep.

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#31 2 years ago

Stretch Armstrong.

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#32 2 years ago

I remember these and then my little sisters friend used my cars as hot wheels in the dirt.. I could have strangled him..

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#33 2 years ago

What ever happened to Tyco? That stuff was cool!

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#34 2 years ago

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#35 2 years ago

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#36 2 years ago

Anything Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels race track wise other than the ass whooping parents would instill with them.

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from Wolfanoz:

Anything Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels race track wise other than the ass whooping parents would instill with them.

Stung didn't it?

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#38 2 years ago

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#39 2 years ago

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#40 2 years ago

That Star Wars stuff was just a cheap copy.

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#41 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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My brother got a Cox Stuka for his birthday in the sixties.My dad tried to fly it for him but it didn't even go around once before he smashed it into the pavement.

#42 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

When I was in third grade two kids brought these to school one day. The next day almost everone had them. The day after that they were banned.

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The same thing happened at our school with yo yo's then the Clackers.I had bruises all over my arms from those things.Odin must be about the same age as me.

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from jhanley:

My brother got a Cox Stuka for his birthday in the sixties.My dad tried to fly it for him but it didn't even go around once before he smashed it into the pavement.

Standard procedure. How many sets of wings did he go thru?

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#44 2 years ago

Forgot about this, as a younger kid, this was probably #1

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#45 2 years ago

Then,and now,my .027 gauge Lionel Trains! Then,models and pinball!!

#46 2 years ago

a set of Lincoln logs are being played with right now by the grandkids..never goes out of style..

#47 2 years ago

Lego electric train sets

Strombecker slot cars, with the Monza banked curves and cross-overs...

Verti-bird helicopter

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#48 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Standard procedure. How many sets of wings did he go thru?

There was nothing left but the engine.

#49 2 years ago

clackers!!! when these came out they had to start a second line at the school nursing station! the first was for that instant balloon stuff you would put on a straw and make your own toxic highly flammable fun

#50 2 years ago
Quoted from jhanley:

There was nothing left but the engine.

Too bad. Once my brother took over it finally flew. And the bomb dropped.

This one definitely had wing issues.

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