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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

3 years ago



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#1651 10 days ago

“ started buying some action figures” lol

I think you bought them all.

#1652 9 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Boglins! Forgot all about them. Did anyone else have madballs?[quoted image]

Anyone ever win a Madball out or one of there games?
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#1653 9 days ago

I tried to get Wham-o to make Pinball rubbers out of Super Ball Material several times, and as early as 1975.
We cored some post rubbers from Golf Super Balls, and I loved them!

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#1654 9 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I also had this one.[quoted image]

I remember playing hoops on this one.

#1655 9 days ago

Back in the day , this was Hi-tech .. I still have them both

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#1657 9 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Anyone ever win a Madball out or one of there games?
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I've definitely never seen that before. Any redemption style game where you got to manually work something I've always been attracted to. I still drop a loonie or two into crane games when I walk by them and see something I want. I also like watching coins go around in circles on those donation wishing well things at the mall.

#1658 6 days ago

Nothing better than a vintage toys and vídeo consoles .

Gustavo

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#1659 6 days ago

Every years most popular toy explained from 1969 on

#1660 6 days ago
Quoted from Haggy38:

Nothing better than a vintage toys and vídeo consoles .
Gustavo[quoted image][quoted image]

Love the Atari Lynx! Still play mine as well!!! This is how I got to play Elvira and the Party Monsters and Police Force back in the day-

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#1661 5 days ago

I was cursed when it came to the Lynx. I got one for my b-day as a kid and played it all the time. It would always outright die on me and I'd take it to Toys R Us and they would swap it out for a new one, no questions asked. I swapped it at least 4 times, and then they didn't sell the Lynx anymore...

It was like it would always overheat and kill it while I was playing.

#1662 5 days ago

I got my lynx new from an outlet store.
What I didn't realize was that Toys R Us was already pulling games for it off shelves.

Had to call 1 800 GO ATARI and order a few directly.

Wish 800 number would still do the trick these days

#1663 4 days ago
Quoted from iamdrunker:

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

You are correct, I believe. Dark color on the left; Light color on the right. This board needs rotated 90 degrees. The light color queen will be to the king's left. The the dark color queen to the king's right.

Interesting that happened on this nice chess set. I'm guessing the play field/board was bonded on after the framing was made an someone installed it incorrectly and inspection did not catch it.

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Quoted from jamesmc:

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.

It is a beautiful chess set with a minor issue. You need to rotate your King and Queen on the Union side. And just play with the colors as they are or rotate the table 90 degrees for play action.

Here is a pic of one like yours but the board is oriented correctly.

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If it is Franklin Mint, I'd send them a picture and rub their noses in it. Maybe they will send you a replacement just to keep you quiet

Maybe yours in one-of-a-kind and will be worth a fortune like a U.S. stamp that had a mistake made and only 4 or 5 were produced.

Here is the email address.

https://www.franklinmint.com/help/?faqView=ask

#1664 4 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

You are correct, I believe. Dark color on the left; Light color on the right. This board needs rotated 90 degrees. The light color queen will be to the king's left. The the dark color queen to the king's right.
Interesting that happened on this nice chess set. I'm guessing the play field/board was bonded on after the framing was made an someone installed it incorrectly and inspection did not catch it.
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It is a beautiful chess set with a minor issue. You need to rotate your King and Queen on the Union side. And just play with the colors as they are or rotate the table 90 degrees for play action.
Here is a pic of one like yours but the board is oriented correctly.
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If it is Franklin Mint, I'd send them a picture and rub their noses in it. Maybe they will send you a replacement just to keep you quiet
Maybe yours in one-of-a-kind and will be worth a fortune like a U.S. stamp that had a mistake made and only 4 or 5 were produced.
Here is the email address.
https://www.franklinmint.com/help/?faqView=ask

Thank you for showing me. Operator error. So my son in law said we should play a game. I starting thinking this kid came to my mortgage school 13 years ago and took an entrance exam after I grilled him and explained in detail our curriculum. Poor kid failed the test after I intimidated the hell out of him. I tend to test higher than my bachelor's degree, and tied my wife on the many different tests our school would use as we would compete when we first received the tests. I now think the kid might beat me as I can't even put the board on correctly. I'm sure I could handle anything he would say, but I'm afraid of the once a month jab my wife would throw at me because of losing to him. She doesn't play fair.

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#1665 4 days ago
Quoted from Haggy38:

Nothing better than a vintage toys and vídeo consoles .
Gustavo[quoted image][quoted image]

I've thought a few times about getting into collecting Lynx. It's the one vintage handheld console that I've never owned, not sure why. Right now I am in the Game Gear collecting phase so I restore and repair them. Starting to get worn out on them though so that may be the open door to get into Lynx.

#1666 4 days ago

I used a phantom tank type bike to deliver some newspapers as a kid. It wasn't anywhere near as nice as this one though.

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#1667 4 days ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

Thank you for showing me. Operator error. So my son in law said we should play a game. I starting thinking this kid came to my mortgage school 13 years ago and took an entrance exam after I grilled him and explained in detail our curriculum. Poor kid failed the test after I intimidated the hell out of him. I tend to test higher than my bachelor's degree, and tied my wife on the many different tests our school would use as we would compete when we first received the tests. I now think the kid might beat me as I can't even put the board on correctly. I'm sure I could handle anything he would say, but I'm afraid of the once a month jab my wife would throw at me because of losing to him. She doesn't play fair.[quoted image][quoted image]

So the board is not fixed. Interesting.

#1668 4 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

So the board is not fixed. Interesting.

Used for storing the pieces. But I enjoy looking at the pieces on the board and learning about these people so I keep them on the board. The civil war artist who designed this set did a great job.

#1669 4 days ago
Quoted from jamesmc:

But I enjoy looking at the pieces on the board and learning about these people so I keep them on the board.

I don't blame you. It is a beautiful chess set worthy of display.

#1670 4 days ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Starting to get worn out on them though so that may be the open door to get into Lynx.

My question after my experience with all the failures I experienced as a kid: how do you keep one running?

#1671 4 days ago

I liked the Lynx because of the size. Used to take it with me while on vacation or I would sit outside and play. My favorite game is probably Checkered Flag although I also played a lot of Joust and Xybots.

Just sold it recently on eBay as I now play the games on my Pi. I still have my Lynx multicart to sell.

#1672 4 days ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I liked the Lynx because of the size. Used to take it with me while on vacation or I would sit outside and play. My favorite game is probably Checkered Flag although I also played a lot of Joust and Xybots.
Just sold it recently on eBay as I now play the games on my Pi. I still have my Lynx multicart to sell.

I hadn't ever seen multicart for lynx. That sounds pretty cool.
Mind if I ask what those cost about?

#1673 4 days ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

I hadn't ever seen multicart for lynx. That sounds pretty cool.
Mind if I ask what those cost about?

Here's the thread.
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/250637-lynx-multi-card-preorders

Edited because search on AtariAge sucks

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#1676 1 day ago

Old family photos have been rolling in for scanning projects. Here are some real-deal toys from the early 60s, not sure what some of them even are. I remember the sled that's for sure, spent half a lifetime on that thing. Not much resolution in these tiny old pics of course so you can't zoom in much to see what's what.

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#1677 1 day ago

Dont see Tinsel anymore!

#1678 1 day ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Dont see Tinsel anymore!

Because it was made of Lead.

#1679 1 day ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Old family photos have been rolling in for scanning projects. Here are some real-deal toys from the early 60s, not sure what some of them even are. I remember the sled that's for sure, spent half a lifetime on that thing. Not much resolution in these tiny old pics of course so you can't zoom in much to see what's what.
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This I love.
Please post whatever else you may have.

#1680 1 day ago

"We couldn't afford tinsel so we'd wait till grandpa sneezed"

Rodney Dangerfield

#1681 1 day ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Because it was made of Lead.

Dang, you're right. I learned something new today. No wonder my brain is so messed up!

#1682 23 hours ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Because it was made of Lead.

And it got everywhere!

#1683 6 hours ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Dang, you're right. I learned something new today. No wonder my brain is so messed up!

You weren't supposed to eat the shit It was to hang ON the tree.

#1684 4 hours ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

You weren't supposed to eat the shit It was to hang ON the tree.

Oh. Dammit now you tell me. Well, at least breaking open glass thermometers and playing around with the mercury was OK to do

#1685 4 hours ago

NASA Legos rocked my world!

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#1686 4 hours ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

This I love.
Please post whatever else you may have.

There's probably a lot more, but I have a stack to get to for the scanning project and its taking some time.

Here's another one, its me with this one, but I can't remember this toy at all. Pretty darn cool-looking though. This should be 1964 or 1965,

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#1687 3 hours ago
Quoted from 2pupPinz:

NASA Legos rocked my world![quoted image][quoted image]

Ahhh, the rare 1593. That's the only space set from Insectoids back that I don't have original instructions for. So yeah, space legos were my thing too. Used to have a 6X8 double decker layout at my parents house. It was pretty cool, there was a road and a monorail connecting the two levels. Been looking for a pic, but no luck yet. Thinking of selling the whole lot since I don't have a good place for them.

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