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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

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#101 5 years ago

I played with myself a lot but I wont post a picture.

#102 5 years ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

My 1968 Schwinn deluxe Stingray!
It had a Sturmey Archer three speed coaster brake and a stik shift!

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Your parents must have been well off.Schwinn bikes were expensive .

#103 5 years ago

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#104 5 years ago
Quoted from Rabbit:

Lawn darts. How did we ever survive?

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Posting a pic for those Pinsiders that never got to experience the excitement.

Amazing that toys such as this ever even got sold in stores.
Consumer safety laws probably started kicking in shortly after products such as this came out.

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#105 5 years ago

cause of my midlife crissis been buying some old childhood toys
still looking for some gi joes some the a team figures and a boglin
some mask figures micro machines ring raiders

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#106 5 years ago

My sister bought a used one at a garage sale and gave it to me. It blew my brain apart at the time.

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#107 5 years ago

Man BMX bikes where the biggest deal back then; such a status symbol. Redlines, PK Rippers, ever elusive Cooks Bros....Never forget the day my SE Quadangle was stolen; a day which will live in infamy.

EDIT: And skateboards of course....so many damn skateboards.

#108 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

so many damn skateboards.

And Frisbees

#109 5 years ago

I was easily entertained. The Green Machine was my most memorable Christmas gift ever though.

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#110 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

And Frisbees

That was high school time for me...all hacky sack & discs, and huge rolling fields, and weed.

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#111 5 years ago

True happiness when these came out back in 70's.
Many of us survived, some didn't fair so well.
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#112 5 years ago

Hockey stick, green ccm 5 speed bike that I demolished flying down a huge hill. Miss that bike

#113 5 years ago

Made my own stilts out of 2x4s. Got on them from a bucket on top of a picnic table.
Wonder why I got bad ankles and knees.

#114 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

Amazing that toys such as this ever even got sold in stores.
Consumer safety laws probably started kicking in shortly after products such as this came out.

Jarts were sold from the 1950's through the 1980's

A pretty successful run for any toy.

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#115 5 years ago

Back in the day when they said go fly a kite, we actually did. The best ones came from the Green Giant food co. They would have a new one every year and we would send in our boxtops for it.

#116 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Jarts were sold from the 1950's through the 1980's
A pretty successful run for any toy.

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David Snow took care of those, due to a tragic circumstance unfortunately.

#117 5 years ago

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#118 5 years ago

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#119 5 years ago

I don't know if I ever successfully flew a kite in my damn life. It's right up there with turning the key and hitting the button on a rocket launcher and nothing happening.

#120 5 years ago
Quoted from schwarz:

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Oh man Robotix were so cool!!

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#121 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

It's right up there with turning the key and hitting the button on a rocket launcher and nothing happening.

Perhaps you should have stuck with water rockets.

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#122 5 years ago

At the local variety shop by my school, they sold little plastic BB guns that shot hard plastic pellets. Boy did we have fun in class! My teacher must have had a hundred in her desk..

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#123 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

It's right up there with turning the key and hitting the button on a rocket launcher and nothing happening.

I'll go fly a rocket with you! I've got some sitting not 10 feet away from me. Rockets were a big part of my life as a kid.

Did a lot of fun shit because of model rockets. I even went to Poland and won a gold medal.

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#124 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Back in the day when they said go fly a kite, we actually did. The best ones came from the Green Giant food co. They would have a new one every year and we would send in our boxtops for it.

We used to fly kites all the time.Sometimes my dad would go to the store and get more and more string to see how high we could get it to go.

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#125 5 years ago

Pinside poll:

Who here busted there a$s on a pogo stick back in the day?
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#126 5 years ago

ATARI!

#127 5 years ago

I just picked up a set of Jarts from an antique shop last year. I didn't think they were legal to sell.?

#128 5 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

David Snow took care of those, due to a tragic circumstance unfortunately.

Ebay to the rescue I guess:

ebay.com link: Vintage 1960s JARTS MISSILE GAME Outdoor Lawn Game Toy New in Box

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#129 5 years ago

It was always nice to have one of these around.

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#130 5 years ago

i used to love this game as a kid..... CROSSBOWS and CATAPULTS

was so stoked when i found the exact same boxed game @ the thrift store a few years back. still got it and my kids dig it too

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#131 5 years ago

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#132 5 years ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

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Wow, I had one of these!!!!!

#133 5 years ago

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#134 5 years ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

Dug out an old comic. I ordered a bunch of this stuff. Used to run when the mailman came every day.

That reminds me of the old Johnson Smith catalogs. I would study those things for hours and then try to talk my parents into buying me crap like this ....

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#135 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Perhaps you should have stuck with water rockets.

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I did

Quoted from ENDOFLINE:

..... CROSSBOWS and CATAPULTS

Yeah I just picked 2 boxes a couple years ago.

#137 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

True happiness when these came out back in 70's.
Many of us survived, some didn't fair so well.
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My God, I had one of those that I rode for 10 years. I rode it like it was stolen for 10 years and never got hurt. Everyone else that got on it did. I wish I could find another, bigger one. It finally met its match when I was in High School when a friend of mine got it running again and got shit faced and rode it down the streets of the huge subdivision we lived in. It had its own school system to tell you how big it was even then. The Popo tried to pull us over so we zipped down the jogging trails through the woods only to be met on the other side by another Popo so we turned around and went the other way. We got back out on the road and he came up behind us and we tried to run again. We tried to go up the side of a overpass that was over a jogging trail and it turned over on us and he caught us. Believe it or not a friend of ours came by in a truck and stopped to ask what was going on and the cop told him to load the 3 wheeler in the truck, go home and stay there and that he would arrest us if he saw us out again that night. Lucky us. Today we would be in jail. Good times

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#138 5 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Plastic army men

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#139 5 years ago

Micronauts!

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#140 5 years ago

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#141 5 years ago

Yeah I remember having some of the boxed army men sets...like battle of bunker hill that had the mountain(t)s and roll up floor cover and all that jazz.

#142 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah I remember having some of the boxed army men sets.

That one above had cannons that shot plastic bullets. Great fun when you are playing with your brother.

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#143 5 years ago

Legos - I played with Legos more then every other toy. I always wanted that Black Seas Barracuda.

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Action Figures: He-Man / Thundercats - I always though the slim pit was pretty cool.

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Nintendo - I really enjoyed Tecmo Super Bowl.

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Super Soaker - Completely revolutionized squirt guns.

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Army Men - We'd set them up and then take turns shooting them down with a rubber band gun. I see someone above posted a picture of a battleground set. I must have received the bulk of that set used because I had a number of those pieces.

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#144 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Oh dude! That is the exact set (Battleground Playset) I had. It kept me entertained for hours.

#145 5 years ago

I was just editing my post because that's also the set I had. I'm sure my parents bought it used at a rummage sale or something, but I had some of those brown pieces, flags, fences, bushes, etc.

#146 5 years ago

My Grandpa made all us kids rubber band guns. Rifles, pistols. I cant find a photo of the ones he made. But he would take bicycle tubes and cut them into bands. They would leave a pretty good size welt if it hit skin.
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#147 5 years ago

I always wanted this one.

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#148 5 years ago

Real American Hero

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#149 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Back in the day when they said go fly a kite, we actually did. The best ones came from the Green Giant food co. They would have a new one every year and we would send in our boxtops for it.

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That was the best flying kite ever!!! And don't forget the lil sprout parachute that came with them that would fly for like a mile that we would have to chase down through the neighborhood.

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#150 5 years ago

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