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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

4 years ago



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#1351 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Don't know why they bothered making any other toys after this one was invented.
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In case you didnt know, O-din invented the Hula-Hoop, with beads inside.
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#1352 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

In case you didnt know, O-din invented the Hula-Hoop, with beads inside.
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He told me it was silicone but beads are ok too.

#1353 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

In case you didnt know, O-din invented the Hula-Hoop, with beads inside.
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That's him playing with it in the 2nd picture.

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#1354 2 years ago

Bridgette R., classmate who lived down the street....

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#1356 2 years ago

I only had the stick, I was stuck just playing with that while imagining what the hoop must be like.

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#1357 2 years ago

Handball and foot hockey. Bit of a tomboy. Still love them.

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#1358 2 years ago

One of my favorite toys, and one that got me in Lots of Trouble was Super Stuff!

(Note the GROOVY MUSIC!)

Finally...Reintroduced!!

Add a jar to your Holiday list...the kids will be covered with it!

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#1359 2 years ago

Never owned one
but always wanted one
I seem to remember one of the kids in the neighborhood having one.

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#1360 2 years ago

Skateboards, Transformers, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, and Ninja Turtles. And the occasional foil and cardboard to make vehicles that were too expensive.

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#1361 2 years ago

As mentioned earlier Sizzlers. 3 fat tracks and a lot of unopened cars. And Juliette has to see what's going on.

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#1362 2 years ago

Sizzler tune up tips

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#1363 2 years ago

Tracks and a few more cars.

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#1364 2 years ago

I loved sizzlers. Also the SSP smash up derby cars.
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#1365 1 year ago
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#1366 1 year ago
Quoted from VampireKangaroo:

Skateboards, Transformers, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, and Ninja Turtles. And the occasional foil and cardboard to make vehicles that were too expensive.
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killer collection of powells

#1367 1 year ago

I don't remember the name of it, but I played with a car in the 1970s that was purple and looked like a sedan and you wound it up, then hit a button and the body around the windshield lifted up, and the car stretched out from under the body until it was a hotrod with an exposed engine, then the car took off until the wheel springs unwound. No idea what happened to it or what it was called, but it was a cool toy, and no batteries required.

Edit: Found the toy line, but not the actual model (only Pinto and VW Bug are on youtube, but these ARE the toy, just different car models):

Edit 2: Found the picture of the one I had - it's the willy car in the middle:
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#1368 1 year ago

Adding a couple I haven't seen posted yet.

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#1369 1 year ago

I am soooo not responding with anny balsack comments

#1370 1 year ago

These were my favourites.
Wish I could still get a spin welder set for my son now.

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#1371 1 year ago
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#1372 1 year ago

I sometimes still play with my ding-a-ling.

#1373 1 year ago
Quoted from Jakusu:

These were my favourites.
Wish I could still get a spin welder set for my son now.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I never have heard of the spin welder. A fusion welder for kids. That's cool.

They are on Ebay. For a price that would make you want to keep it under lock and key.

#1374 1 year ago

Oh damn I had one of those. They were really fun. You could maneuver and use the hook to pick up stuff.

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#1375 1 year ago

I had one of those spin welders
Wow.... forgot all about it until you posted

For some reason the picture you posted reminded of that smell
Funny how the brain works

#1376 1 year ago
Quoted from gatordad:

I had one of those spin welders
Wow.... forgot all about it until you posted
For some reason the picture you posted reminded of that smell
Funny how the brain works

Yeah, that smell stuck with me too!

#1377 1 year ago

I am to old for this, but picked up a whole bunch of these 15 years ago for me son....It kept him busy!

Clean Sweep was a Christmas Joy, 1967....I was 7.

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#1378 1 year ago
Quoted from Travish:

Oh damn I had one of those. They were really fun. You could maneuver and use the hook to pick up stuff. [quoted image]

I had something like this but it had two airplanes. I think they had streamers attached the their tails and you were supposed to catch the other one. Can't remember what it was. It's driving me crazy.

#1379 1 year ago

Old Games only get bigger!

Here is a Giant Battleship game from IAPPA today!

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#1380 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Old Games only get bigger!
Here is a Giant Battleship game from IAPPA today![quoted image]

It would be cool if it was a giant two-sided touch screen arcade game!

#1381 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

I had something like this but it had two airplanes. I think they had streamers attached the their tails and you were supposed to catch the other one. Can't remember what it was. It's driving me crazy.

Sounds like 1985 Lakeside's Flying Devils

#1382 1 year ago

One of these

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#1383 1 year ago
Quoted from SaminVA:

Sounds like 1985 Lakeside's Flying Devils

That's it! I had that too. Couldn't remember what it was either

#1384 1 year ago
Quoted from gatordad:

I had one of those spin welders
Wow.... forgot all about it until you posted
For some reason the picture you posted reminded of that smell
Funny how the brain works

OMG!! YES! SO strange how the brain works - as soon as I saw that picture I could remember the smell. Wow - talk about a blast from the past!

#1385 1 year ago

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This "Is" my favorite, and I still have it thanks to my mom.

Oh, and probably a peddle car too..I just don't have a picture at my fingertips right now.

#1386 1 year ago

I'm betting that earth mover isn't picking up much dirt & rocks on your carpet

#1387 1 year ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

thanks to my mom.

That is saying a lot. Most moms would have tossed something like that before you left junior high school.

#1388 1 year ago

Mint in box Odin action figure

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#1389 1 year ago

Opps , posted in the wrong thread

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#1390 1 year ago

I came across this while cleaning out the attic of my childhood home. Didn't Lucile Ball do the Pivot Pool commercials?

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#1391 1 year ago

Pivot Golf, She was on the cover of the box....Still an excellent Game like your Pivot Pool!!

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#1392 1 year ago

Apparently she advertised for several Milton Bradley games. I found this on eBay. My box does not have her image, but I vaguely remembered the commercials. Now that I see the golf game, I think I may have had or played that, too.

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#1393 1 year ago

Dupe

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#1394 1 year ago

My wife bought this off Ebarf, one her her toys from long ago... Jeannie Dream Bottle

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#1395 1 year ago

Colorforms! Kept me busy for Hours! Picked up the Anniversary Set for the kids, and they had many months of creative play.

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#1396 1 year ago

I just remembered that I used to have a doctor's kit when I was 4-5 years old. Me and the little girl next door used to play doctor. I seem to remember having a good time giving shots with the fake sringe

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#1397 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I just remembered that I used to have a doctor's kit when I was 4-5 years old. Me and the little girl next door used to play doctor. I seem to remember having a good time giving shots with the fake sringe
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Wow, my sister had that kit back in the 70’s.

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#1398 1 year ago

I remember ordering this pen radio out of a comic book back when I was in about 6th grade (1977). It didn't take batteries or use AC. I think it actually worked like a early crystal 1900s radio.

Anyways... I googled it & saw Pawn Stars had a segment on it.... would be fun to still have it.


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#1399 1 year ago

Picked these up from a yard sale yesterday for $3 each. I've been hunting for a Simon for a while now but this radio shack ARCADE will hold me over and I'm a sucker for handheld arcades. The Tandy Space Explorer is a dig dug clone. Both have empty and clean battery compartments so when I get some C batteries hopefully they still work.
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#1400 1 year ago

Holy shit. I just had a memory of that radio shack arcade come back. I would have been very young (born in 78) but I now remember playing with one of them. I just did a wiki search, they were from ‘81-82. That box looks fairly decent too. Considering they’re going for $20-$40 on eBay, you did very well.

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