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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

3 years ago



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#1501 3 months ago

I grow Chestnuts and would rather eat them!

#1502 3 months ago
Quoted from VolunteerPin:

3. My first computer Sinclair ZX81. Came with one KB and my dad upgraded me to 16! Did have a flight simulator that took over 5 minutes to load off of a cassette deck (no floppy drive). Learned some basic programming. Kept that bad boy until the huge upgrade to a Commodore 64 computer. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81#/media/File%3ASinclair-ZX81.png
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I had one of those.
Bought the kit over US mail to build it yourself for $99 at 16KB, probably around 1980.
Bought a TI-99/4A several months later.
Used the same cassette recorder with the both computers.
Didn't have 5-1/2 disc drives until later.

#1503 3 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Do these mean anything to anyone?

I would have guessed it was a homemade "clacker". Turns out I was close, since it's was a "conker"

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#1504 3 months ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

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Anyone remember the version they made for Little Caesars?

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#1505 3 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

I would have guessed it was a homemade "clacker". Turns out I was close, since it's was a "conker"
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Click clacks were awesome. My fondest memory of them for years as a child was the pair that was suspended on the power line above the road as you exited my neighborhood.

#1506 3 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

Anyone remember the version they made for Little Caesars?
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No, but now I want one....and I want it Hot N Ready damn it.

#1507 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Click clacks were awesome. My fondest memory of them for years as a child was the pair that was suspended on the power line above the road as you exited my neighborhood.

I had a pair of click clacks, or clackers as we called them. All was well and good until someone had a pair blow up and shatter all over the placed. The school put on an instant ban and they disappeared. I bet the inventors/sellers thought they were going to cut a fat hog but the product had a very short life cycle.

#1508 3 months ago

Anyone knew this? yes, it's my favorite in childfood.

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#1509 3 months ago
Quoted from makeusgreater:

Anyone knew this? yes, it's my favorite in childfood.[quoted image]

Oh yeah, I played marbles for hours.

#1510 3 months ago

I had a Steelie

#1511 3 months ago

Marbles are getting crazy collectible these days. Guys are paying big bucks at auctions I attend for a small bag or pail of marbles. The new ones look like the old ones so not sure what makes them valuable?

Funny story. When I was 4 or 5 I stuck 2 steelies in my nose and couldn't get them out. My mom freaked and took me to emergency. They went thru my mouth with a little tool of some kind and pushed one out of my nose from behind. Once one was out i shot the other one out

#1512 3 months ago

Big marbles championship is still held in Wildwood NJ every year. They have these courts on the beach....

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#1513 3 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Marbles are getting crazy collectible these days. Guys are paying big bucks at auctions I attend for a small bag or pail of marbles. The new ones look like the old ones so not sure what makes them valuable?
Funny story. When I was 4 or 5 I stuck 2 steelies in my nose and couldn't get them out. My mom freaked and took me to emergency. They went thru my mouth with a little tool of some kind and pushed one out of my nose from behind. Once one was out i shot the other one out

My brother stuck a bobby pin into an electrical wall socket.

#1514 3 months ago

I loved this one :

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#1515 3 months ago

And this Matchbox :

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#1516 3 months ago

I remember playing marbles..if you had a more valuable marble/steelie, the opponent had to roll/hit it more times then you had to hit theirs to collect..and flinging hockey cards..furthest flung card wins..knockdowns..cards lying on top of others. Man, those were the simple good times..

#1517 3 months ago

It is not really a toy, but how many of you remember gambling with your lunch room money by figuring no one could toss a coin as close to the wall as you.

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#1518 3 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

It is not really a toy, but how many of you remember gambling with your lunch room money by figuring no one could toss a coin as close to the wall as you.
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We still do.

#1519 3 months ago
Quoted from Travish:

We still do.

Are you using tokens?

#1520 3 months ago

Got some great $1 buys today! Anyone remember these? I'll have some fun in next couple of days trying them out

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#1521 3 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Got some great $1 buys today! Anyone remember these? I'll have some fun in next couple of days trying them out
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I just said “Oh my God! Stompers!!” out loud. I *totally* forgot about those, but loved them when I was a kid. Something I think my youngest might like... might just pick up one for me, too

#1522 3 months ago

Continuing on Darda, I had this one. Good times...
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#1523 3 months ago

This.

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#1524 3 months ago

Also picked up a Fisher Price Chime Ball? It's very hypnotic. Sounds like a wind chime. Very relaxing as my dog noses it around.

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#1525 3 months ago

Sun is out. Grass is cut. Asked my wife what she felt like doing this afternoon. She said how about beer and darts

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#1526 3 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Sun is out. Grass is cut. Asked my wife what she felt like doing this afternoon. She said how about beer and darts [quoted image]

I still have a set, Can't play when the dogs are outside.

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#1528 81 days ago

+1 on Air Trix
Totally forgot about that
I don't think I played much with the game but remember using the gun and ball a lot all by itself

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#1529 74 days ago

Found these in a box. Never seen them before. Pretty cool. Chopcycles. Made in 1971 by Mattel.

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#1530 74 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

It is not really a toy, but how many of you remember gambling with your lunch room money by figuring no one could toss a coin as close to the wall as you.
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#1531 74 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Sun is out. Grass is cut. Asked my wife what she felt like doing this afternoon. She said how about beer and darts [quoted image]

Set the Wai Back machine to @Arcade1984 :
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#1532 74 days ago
Quoted from Mr68:

This topic was covered almost a decade ago on a different pinball forum (the forum name we dare not speak)

Aware me on another pinball forum besides Pinside

#1533 74 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

Aware me on another pinball forum besides Pinside

I'm not sure what site he's referring to but up here in Canada we have pinball revolution and maaca. Plus there's always pinball owners. Haven't been to any of them in ages.

#1534 74 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

Aware me on another pinball forum besides Pinside

There are other pinball forums??

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#1535 44 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

Aware me on another pinball forum besides Pinside

Rec Games Pinball or more commonly known as, RGP.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rec.games.pinball

It's pretty much dead these days but once upon a time it was the Pinside of its day. It remains a great archive for searchable tech information especially for the older games of the 70's, 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

Ask Lloyd ltg as he was a King there along with a volunteer group of, "Cheap Ass Bastards" and many others. (Only a dwindling few on Pinside will understand that)

Kudos to Robin for building a better mousetrap.

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#1536 35 days ago

Micro Machines :

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#1537 35 days ago

I use to love this remote helicopter that went around in circles and was connected with a straight wire. It could land and take off and pick things up. It was pretty simple but loads of fun. Always wanted to get one for my kids but could never find it. If you know what I am talking about, love to know the name of it. Thanks.

#1539 35 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

I use to love this remote helicopter that went around in circles and was connected with a straight wire. It could land and take off and pick things up. It was pretty simple but loads of fun. Always wanted to get one for my kids but could never find it. If you know what I am talking about, love to know the name of it. Thanks.

I used to have that! We'd get it going full blast and smash it into the ground. Thing took a lickin' and kept on tickin'.

#1540 35 days ago
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#1541 35 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

LTG : )
ebay.com link » Vintage 1971 Mattel Vertibird Helicopter Original 1st Issue Set W Blue Box Works

That might be the one, good catch! It has the right concept but not sure if the same exact. $250, crazy!

#1542 35 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

I used to have that! We'd get it going full blast and smash it into the ground. Thing took a lickin' and kept on tickin'.

Ya, My brother had one ... The family dog chewed it up.

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#1543 25 days ago

The Animal by Galoob, broken fairly fast:
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#1544 25 days ago

I used to enjoy cap guns

#1545 25 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I used to enjoy cap guns

tell the truth. you used to love sniffing the gun powder from cap guns

#1546 25 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

tell the truth. you used to love sniffing the gun powder from cap guns

I used to smash the entire roll of caps with a hammer on the driveway. Used to make a big bang. One time I did this on a spot of oil on the driveway and it caught fire. I think this started my fascination with fire.

#1547 25 days ago
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#1548 25 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I used to smash the entire roll of caps with a hammer on the driveway. Used to make a big bang. One time I did this on a spot of oil on the driveway and it caught fire. I think this started my fascination with fire.

Dunked it gasoline first!

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#1549 16 days ago

Lego Space:
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#1550 16 days ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

Lego Space:
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I owned all of those sets. When I went to college, I came home for the first time and my mom had a garage sale while I was gone and. sold: 1) my LEGO collection, 2) my Hotwheel collection, 3) and my baseball card collection. Thousands if not tens of thousands in value today.

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