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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

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#1601 2 years ago

Me & my PK Ripper, circa 1981

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#1602 2 years ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Me & my PK Ripper, circa 1981[quoted image]

Dude, we have (ehm, had) the same hair - color & style! Not sure how old you were in that pic, but I would have turned 14 in late 1981.

#1603 2 years ago

Tube socks really need to make a comeback !!!

#1604 2 years ago
Quoted from gatordad:

Tube socks really need to make a comeback !!!

amazon.com link »

#1605 2 years ago
Quoted from gatordad:

Tube socks really need to make a comeback !!!

Skatersocks.com

#1606 2 years ago

Has anyone checked out The Toys That Made Us on Netflix? Pretty interesting look into the making of toys for historic franchises. Star Trek pinball anyone?

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#1607 2 years ago

HIPPITYHOP

#1608 2 years ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Me & my PK Ripper, circa 1981[quoted image]

Phew, those were legendary. Even among us who had Redlines and Torkers, not shabby bikes by any means, when the kid who had a PK Ripper would come around, it was like someone just rolled up in a Ferrari.

#1609 2 years ago

Loved Voltron back in the 80’s. Still got some.

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#1610 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Dude, we have (ehm, had) the same hair - color & style! Not sure how old you were in that pic, but I would have turned 14 in late 1981.

Hehe ... yeah, I think I was about 12 there. It was the look back then.

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#1611 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Has anyone checked out The Toys That Made Us on Netflix? Pretty interesting look into the making of toys for historic franchises. Star Trek pinball anyone?[quoted image]

It does look interesting. Here's a preview. https://www.netflix.com/title/80161497

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#1612 2 years ago

Good times again:

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#1613 2 years ago

I've found the other that I also had:
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#1614 2 years ago

This kept me busy.....anyone else?

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#1615 2 years ago

I also had this one.

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#1616 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

This kept me busy.....anyone else?[quoted image]

Didn't know this but seems pretty cool!

#1617 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I also had this one.[quoted image]

Waouh! A versus Waterful, didn't know this either.

#1618 2 years ago

I had this:

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#1619 2 years ago

Got Me! That one I havent seen!!!

#1620 2 years ago

I picked up this Nishijin pachinko for free today.
I'll see if I can get it working and put it in the game room.
Anyone have info on this model?

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#1621 2 years ago

You have a late 70s, early 80s Automatic, the upper end of Pachinkos, as the middle tray allows the balls to recycle. The more common ones, the balls, drop into over flow cup at bottom.

Everything appears to be there. First maintenance is cleaning, open the glass, then a push down plunger to open metal ball rack, that swings out.

The shooter path is white, in a clear housing that opens by pinching two tabs, clean all that up well, and make sure the gravity feed white piece moves freely.

in the back open up brown tray cover dead center and work to clean all ball feeds to payout window.
This ensures all balls travel cleanly through all paths.

You dont want to put new balls in a dirty game.

When tuned, its really fast! You may want to replace the rubber bounce back. I sometimes made mine out of superball rubber for a crazier bounce....kinda different.

You can wire up the lights with LEDs, and make the game quite cool looking too.

Be careful cleaning the playfield not to soak with spray cleaner. It gets behind the playfield through the brass nails, and can discolor or create rings.

I use to work for Pachinko House out of Georgia, in 1975 doing tech on these, and restoration.

#1622 2 years ago

Minibrix from England. It might have been more a Canadian thing rather than an American thing. You could build these great miniature houses (Tudor or Modern) with rubber bricks. I remember the white lintels, plastic windows and roofs.

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#1623 2 years ago

For any mechanically minded person I think Tomy was the ultimate toy company. Their stuff was as much fun to take apart as it was to play with. Here's my Tomy collection...

http://www.jeff-z.com/pinball/toys/toys.html

I also recall having a Tomy Digital Derby. I found this "guts" video...

That's just brilliant. This all represents why I'm interested in pinball. It's the physical, mechanical interaction. So much of our modern world is just software which is boring to me.

#1624 2 years ago

Used to love the slot car tracks. I probably had about 3 sets and would combine them to make a big track up the wall a jump criss cross track it was a lot of fun. Sometime tape would be put on back wheels and the rear pin removed to watch the slot cars drift and knock cars off around corners. Didn’t even know I was a head of the times. Lol.

Legos where great too. We would put the little block with the hole for the tire axle on top of a small space ship and run some fishing line through it connect it to our controller we built. We would set them on top of a ledge and watch them fly down the line. We had some good imaginations back then.
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#1625 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

It does look interesting. Here's a preview. https://www.netflix.com/title/80161497

I watched the GI Joe episode last night. Absolutely fantastic and I learned allot about the line that I didn't know about, even though I have collected them since 1985. Will be binge watching the entire series this weekend for sure.

#1626 2 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I watched the GI Joe episode last night. Absolutely fantastic and I learned allot about the line that I didn't know about, even though I have collected them since 1985. Will be binge watching the entire series this weekend for sure.

I was not allowed to have "dolls" as a child, so GI Joe was out of the picture (not to mention Star Wars action figures, Stretch Armstrong, etc.) Army men were okay, however, as I guess they tended to reinforce masculinity.

#1627 2 years ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Use to love the slot car tracks.

I used to cannibalize older cars and make dragsters out of them. I had 4 wheel drive units that smoked my buddy. Totally forgot that until today.

#1628 2 years ago

I stumbled on this and took the picture in a thrift store over the weekend. I had no idea...

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#1629 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I stumbled on this and took the picture in a thrift store over the weekend. I had no idea...[quoted image]

Captain Kirk looks oddly pleased to have recruited Ken.

#1630 2 years ago

Wheres Kirks left hand?

#1631 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Wheres Kirks left hand?

Idk, but Spock if definitely trying to figure out a logical answer; as he stares him down...

#1632 2 years ago

That ditz Barbie won't stop staring at the camera....ruining the entire take!

#1633 2 years ago

1969 Apple Krate that was restored 20 plus years ago. These were fun to ride as a kid. Fun to ride today at Newport and Carlsbad beach bike trails as long as it's a few mile ride. I'm 6'2" but still have fun with it.

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#1634 2 years ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

1969 Apple Krate that was restored 20 plus years ago. These were fun to ride as a kid. Fun to ride today at Newport and Carlsbad beach bike trails as long as it's a few mile ride. I'm 6'2" but still have fun with it.[quoted image]

That is a nice looking chess set in the background. Can you post some closer shots of it, please?

#1635 2 years ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

1969 Apple Krate that was restored 20 plus years ago. These were fun to ride as a kid. Fun to ride today at Newport and Carlsbad beach bike trails as long as it's a few mile ride. I'm 6'2" but still have fun with it.[quoted image]

Thanks for sharing. Motivates me. I have a similar model and after I finish house renos this winter I'm totally going to start that project. Screw the shuffleboard next in the queue for restoration. Haha

#1636 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That is a nice looking chess set in the background. Can you post some closer shots of it, please?

Looks like a franklin mint civil war set

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#1637 2 years ago
Quoted from JeffZee:

For any mechanically minded person I think Tomy was the ultimate toy company. Their stuff was as much fun to take apart as it was to play with. Here's my Tomy collection...
http://www.jeff-z.com/pinball/toys/toys.html
I also recall having a Tomy Digital Derby. I found this "guts" video...

That's just brilliant. This all represents why I'm interested in pinball. It's the physical, mechanical interaction. So much of our modern world is just software which is boring to me.

Jeff, your website has been very helpful and inspirational for hunting down more handheld pinball games!

A couple years ago, I found an Atomic Arcade Pinball, found your website, and then hunted down an 'Astro Shooter Pinball', 'Sonic the Hedgehog Pinball', and finally an 'American Pinball'. Very helpful reference website.

Yeah, Digital Derby is easily my favorite Tomy electro-mechanical game. They're nifty. Currently, I also have 'Blip', 'Digital Diamond', 'Hit and Missile', and last week I found a 'Compu-Bowl'! Just need a 'Digital Daredevil'!

Almost hate to admit it, but I make them battery-free with custom AC adapters.

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#1638 2 years ago

My 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour hanging up on wall in garage- need to get chain fixed- My parents did not want to get me a hot pink bike because they thought I might get made fun of and never ride it. They were very wrong, I rocked it!

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#1639 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That is a nice looking chess set in the background. Can you post some closer shots of it, please?Yes, this is a Franklin mint Heroes of the North and South. Funny to me that one of the greatest heroes might be the queen of the North, Clara Barton, who was a nurse who founded the Red Cross. I had never heard of her before I bought the chess set.

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#1640 2 years ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

That ditz Barbie won't stop staring at the camera....ruining the entire take!

it's now obvious that barbie was breaking the 4th wall almost 2 decades before matthew broderick did it in ferris bueller

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#1641 2 years ago

A few games that I remember having a blast playing back in the day..

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#1642 2 years ago

My Ma would buy these for me. I always broke the filling insert off the pump.

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#1643 2 years ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

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Not setup correctly. White on right, Queen on her own color. The board seems to be made incorrectly.

#1644 2 years ago
Quoted from iamdrunker:

Not setup correctly. White on right, Queen on her own color. The board seems to be made incorrectly.

I know little about chess and the civil war. My granddaughter and I thought it looked cool and might help her learn a little history and a little chess. And I can have cool little statues of people who had a part in our history.

#1645 2 years ago

Always loved the Tomy water games.

Admittedly, this 1978 one isn't as fun as others, but I was surprised when I found it at a thrift store a few years ago.

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#1646 2 years ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

My 1987 GT Pro Freestyle Tour hanging up on wall in garage- need to get chain fixed- My parents did not want to get me a hot pink bike because they thought I might get made fun of and never ride it. They were very wrong, I rocked it![quoted image]

Loved the GT's and the Mongoose's (?) I got neither. lol.

#1647 2 years ago

As a 80's/90's kid this thread sparked some great nostalgia feelings, 3 years ago started thrifting and searching the interwebs.
Started buying some action figures and by now my wife thinks i'm crazy

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#1648 2 years ago
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#1649 2 years ago
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#1650 2 years ago

Boglins! Forgot all about them. Did anyone else have madballs?

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