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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

3 years ago



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#851 2 years ago

I was visiting family and showed my youngest brother this thread and he reminded me about Billy Blastoff which was a little astronaut with a battery backpack that power a couple vehicles

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#853 2 years ago

That was cool bb gun, my buddy had one but I hated trying to pull the barrel to cock the mechanism

#854 2 years ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

That was cool bb gun, my buddy had one but I hated trying to pull the barrel to cock the mechanism

I had a lever action one. Loved that thing.

#855 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

You had a stick? You were lucky. We used to DREAM of having a stick to play with.

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#856 2 years ago

My Tyco slot car tracks, I had zero gravity cliffhangers, the GI Joe set, and others. I still have tons of track and cars left.

Also was a huge Transformer and GI Joe fan, had every GI Joe figure and accessory made the first year because my grandfather hit the lottery and hooked me up. Most of the GI Joe was lost, all of the transformers were lost as well.

I also miss the Tyco RC cars, like the Turbo Hopper, Bayou Bandit, Typhoon, and the Nikko Dictator (front and rear engines) was fun and so was the Radio Shack Golden Eagle which ripped up the grass from it's super powerful motor. I don't have any of those left either, unfortunately.

I also loved my train sets, all HO, mostly Tyco, including one I still have from the year I was born.

And I spent a ton of time on many different Mongoose BMX bikes, I still have my '79 competition racing frame, my 86 Stylist and 86 Decade Pro.

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#857 2 years ago

Speaking of slot cars

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That was to go with my us trucking version . Those were really cool

And take note of the big box in the background. Death Star baby

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#858 2 years ago

Transformers for me - going through a little bit of a renaissance with them along with my son, who is heavy duty into Star Wars and Transformers (everything old is new again!) We've been checking out the Japanese TFs which are - unbelievably - superior to the US ones. Think Zizzle is to US Transformers as W/B is to Japanese TFs. Hella expensive though. Whew!

#859 2 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Speaking of slot cars

A little obsessed with GI Joe, were we?

#860 2 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Death Star baby

Woo Hoo! Christmas gold!
(I think we had the same TV.)

#861 2 years ago

Wow, loved the cardboard Death Star (trash compactor room was the best part).

#862 2 years ago

Just some odd stuff I remember from the 60's that I haven't seen posted..

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#863 2 years ago

And who could forget these things...

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#864 2 years ago

I slept with my Big Bruiser!

Went everywhere with me.

#865 2 years ago

This and an Ant!

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#866 2 years ago

I could never get enough of these, and a whole summertime of fun!

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#867 2 years ago

I forgot about the original Laser Tag... And my Hot Wheels / Matchbox cars. And Atari... We really had it good growing up. Now all the toys are junk it seems.

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#868 2 years ago

We had fun with these.

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#869 2 years ago
Quoted from SirScott:

A little obsessed with GI Joe, were we?

Jump forward to today SirScott, and flynnibus seems like a normal well-adjusted pinball enthusiast with 8 pinball machines in his current collection compared with your 3 times that amount at 24 machines. Like many of us, it seems like you are better at collecting pinball machines than selling them, at the moment.

Nice collection you've put together SirScott.

#870 2 years ago

Here is a toy I played with all the time.
A little plastic maze with a blob of mercury in it.

I'm surprised I never tried to get the mercury out.

I still have it!

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#871 2 years ago

Greatest Christmas toy ever. German made castle my mom found for me circa 1969. My dad had it all set up under the tree for me . . .Gallons of plastic blood were spilled by hundreds of gallant knights trying to take this castle, which by the way, had an actual dungeon you could boot the losers down . . . Only realized a couple of years ago that this was accidentally thrown away when we moved. My son inherited this and played with it though, so it got a lot of good use.

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#872 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

Like many of us, it seems like you are better at collecting pinball machines than selling them, at the moment.

Guilty as charged. But all of my machines are for sale.

#873 2 years ago

I was 7 when Home Alone 2 came out and everyone wanted the talkboy!

Best product placement ever?

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#874 2 years ago

Wow, what a great thread. I have forgotten about most of this. I did not see two that I now remember. Thank you all for bring back the great memories!

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#875 2 years ago

Skittle-Bowl was a favorite of mine

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#876 2 years ago

Omg that skittle bowl, I totally forgot about that. We spent endless hours playing with that thing.

#877 2 years ago

I thought this was so amazing as a Kid, and never got one, I bought it for my son when he turned 8.

vid is still cool

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#878 2 years ago

Just picked these up over the holidays. Wow! Brought back some memories...

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#881 2 years ago

I've got a bunch.

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#882 2 years ago

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#883 2 years ago

Table top hockey game. Aurora Model Motoring race cars. I still have both.

#884 2 years ago

This might be in here somewhere already I mean there are 18 pages but I remember "Battleship" the game and then the next year it came out with batteries and they would call out "YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP" man to be back there again.

#885 2 years ago

kungfucop ... love that crossbows and catapults.... have a set at home that i ocassionally play with the kids

#886 2 years ago

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#887 2 years ago

A couple more of my favs...

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#888 2 years ago

In addition to shooting things -- there were Jarts. Threw them straight up and run like heck. Surprised none of us were eliminated from the gene pool.

And -- who can ever forget Mattel's "Creepy Crawlers"?

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#889 2 years ago
Quoted from ENDOFLINE:

kungfucop ... love that crossbows and catapults.... have a set at home that i ocassionally play with the kids

Endofline...Do you double up on the rubber bands to give the shots more power? I guess I never learn and did that as a kid as well as now. Must have POWER!!! Ends up turning the plastic white at the stress points making them crack easily. I bought a NIB (still shrinkwrapped) C&C off Ebay a while back and had to open it to re-live my childhood. Paid a pretty penny and de-valued it right away. But it was worth it.

#890 2 years ago
Quoted from kungfucop:

Endofline...Do you double up on the rubber bands to give the shots more power? I guess I never learn and did that as a kid as well as now. Must have POWER!!! Ends up turning the plastic white at the stress points making them crack easily. I bought a NIB (still shrinkwrapped) C&C off Ebay a while back and had to open it to re-live my childhood. Paid a pretty penny and de-valued it right away. But it was worth it.

Do you guys have some of the other battle accessories? Like the Dragon and Battle Ram??

Yeah, I'm a fan of this game too!

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#891 2 years ago
Quoted from Schusler:

Do you guys have some of the other battle accessories? Like the Dragon and Battle Ram??
Yeah, I'm a fan of this game too!

I never had those accessories as a kid. Those were for the spoiled, rich kids

But I managed to get the dragon and the cyclops around the time I bought the C&C set off Ebay. I never had the battle ram but I vaguely remember the commercial for it.

#892 2 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

A couple more of my favs...

Oooh...I remember the coffin bank. I went thru a couple of those.

Don't ever recall seeing that guillotine tho'. Looks cool. Is it a piggy bank as well?

#893 2 years ago

I liked Legos as a little kid. When I was ten or so I LOVED Micronauts.

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#894 2 years ago

Had boards setup in Huntington Park. Played for hours. And who didn't play with matches?!?

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#895 2 years ago
Quoted from Beemus:

And who didn't play with matches?!?

Matches + plastic model tanks and planes = hours of fun. Well, minutes of fun.

#896 2 years ago

Not exactly a toy, but I recently remembered I had this Man-Thing record/comic combo...

I remember being pretty young and the dead clown majorly creeped me out.

#897 2 years ago

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#898 2 years ago
Quoted from Beemus:

Had boards setup in Huntington Park. Played for hours. And who didn't play with matches?!?

Used to buy these by the gross...!

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#899 2 years ago

I had these
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#900 2 years ago

Oh, and cox powered planes. We even had a cox flying saucer.

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