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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

6 years ago


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#1851 1 year ago

Both those gear games look cool! I can SO see more creative thought process type learning out of something like that than so many things today...but maybe thats just wishful thinking because it's neat?

#1852 1 year ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Both those gear games look cool! I can SO see more creative thought process type learning out of something like that than so many things today...but maybe thats just wishful thinking because it's neat?

I think it depends on the children today. My youngest is 24, and wasnt plugged in then.
But whether we played it as a game to win, by raising your flag, or simply the cause and effect, in a puzzle way,
We all found joy.
But hell yeah, it looks cool!
Fortunately thet are under $20 on Ebay.

#1853 1 year ago

When I was very young there was a thing I think was called lincoln logs. All made of wood, and painted. You built log cabins and stuff like that, and seems like the pieces that were flat and went on the roof were painted green.

Then there was this all plastic set, no clue what it was called, but it had a base, i beams and other beams you placed first, then you had the flat pieces that snapped on that was the windows/outside look. (was not a Lego set). You made skyscrapers with this.

(I was just reading the Lego topic, and remembered this).

#1854 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

Then there was this all plastic set, no clue what it was called, but it had a base, i beams and other beams you placed first, then you had the flat pieces that snapped on that was the windows/outside look. (was not a Lego set). You made skyscrapers with this.

This was the set I had as a boy.

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#1855 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

When I was very young there was a thing I think was called lincoln logs. All made of wood, and painted. You built log cabins and stuff like that, and seems like the pieces that were flat and went on the roof were painted green.

One of my fondest memories of my grandparents was playing with these when I was young at their place. I just looked they still make ‘em after 100 years
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#1856 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

When I was very young there was a thing I think was called lincoln logs. All made of wood, and painted. You built log cabins and stuff like that, and seems like the pieces that were flat and went on the roof were painted green.
Then there was this all plastic set, no clue what it was called, but it had a base, i beams and other beams you placed first, then you had the flat pieces that snapped on that was the windows/outside look. (was not a Lego set). You made skyscrapers with this.
(I was just reading the Lego topic, and remembered this).

This? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-were-your-favorite-childhood-toys/page/32#post-5289320

#1857 1 year ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

This was the set I had as a boy.
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I had something similar, but I think the beams were all blue. Can't really recall many other details.

#1858 1 year ago

We had a lot of fun with these.

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#1859 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Nimblepin says he was there the day the Superball factory blew up in Fullerton. What a glorious day that must have been.
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http://www.octhen.com/2006/07/wham-o-superball-disaster.htm
"i met this kid with a huge box of superballs."
That would be Nimblepin...

I picked up a milk crate full of them on the railroad tracks, they were all over by the loading dock back in like 65.
Also got my first speeding ticket at Lemon Park, 13 in a 5.
I was 13 on a Big Wheel.
Remember the Big T?

#1860 1 year ago

I asked for and got this game for Christmas in 1962. And I don't think I ever managed to play a game with it. Judging from Ebay prices, it is not on many people's wish list.

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#1861 1 year ago

NO board game just cards, you become a Used Car Dealer

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#1862 1 year ago

King oil was a great game

#1863 1 year ago
Quoted from bob_e:

NO board game just cards, you become a Used Car Dealer
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Holy shit. That just brought back some memories. My parents must have had that game, because it looks really familiar.

#1864 1 year ago

Some friends of mine had a game called "Beat Detroit". I hated that game. Every move you made was loser: You landed on Harry's Hilltop Service and got cleaned out. Or you landed on the square that said you needs brakes or mufflers. Or tires. Or an oil change or shocks. Anything to get on your pocket. Basically, the people who got around the play field with the most money left were the winners.

And then I took a good hard look at that game and figured out why it was so shitty: There was not real competition between players. You could play the game by yourself and have the same action and results just as if you played with 4,5, or 6 people.

There was no strategy. Just roll the dice, land on your square and shell out what you were told.

A real piece of crap.
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#1866 1 year ago

The Game of Life and Monopoly were two of our favorites growing up.

I didn't realize it, but Milton Bradley (the Milton Bradley) invented the Game of Life in 1860 as the Checkered Game of Life. The modern version of the 1960s commercial OLDPINGUY published has been updated many times (for instance more $$ values in the 70's version I played, up to adding pets in the 2017 version).

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#1867 1 year ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

The Game of Life and Monopoly were two of our favorites growing up.
I didn't realize it, but Milton Bradley (the Milton Bradley) invented the Game of Life in 1860 as the Checkered Game of Life. The modern version of the 1960s commercial oldpinguy published has been updated many times (for instance more $$ values in the 70's version I played, up to adding pets in the 2017 version).

Besides pinball and video games, I play a lot of many different board games. I own Life and The Checkered Game Of Life. Those two games could not be more different. Checkered is an absolutely horribly bad game. Though I do like the square where you can commit suicide and be out of the game. Only thing better would be to not start the game at all.

#1868 1 year ago

Played this and the football version for weeks at a time.

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#1869 1 year ago
Quoted from joemagiera:

I own Life and The Checkered Game Of Life. Those two games could not be more different. Checkered is an absolutely horribly bad game.

I agree - amazing how different "Life" was in 1860 - and Happy Old Age on the board was 50!

#1870 1 year ago

" ... Hah-vahd ..."

#1871 1 year ago

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#1872 1 year ago

NOT mine but worth some money today.
I had HO scale slot cars. Aurora and Tyco

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#1874 1 year ago

We had Hobby City so we bought slot cars and ran them on their tracks.
I used to get smaller gauge copper wire and would rewind the armatures on Mura motors.
You had to run heat sinks on the controllers to keep them from going up in smoke.
I had a few cars, Little Red Wagon, Hemi Under Glass, Invader Corvette and a few others.
We used to buy the parts and build our own cars.
Some of the old crew bought the tracks when Hobby City went under.

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#1875 1 year ago
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#1876 1 year ago
Quoted from bob_e:

NOT mine but worth some money today.
I had HO scale slot cars. Aurora and Tyco
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Those bond slot cars are awesome, my uncle actually has two complete sets and recently set one up. I got to play around with it and was super fun. Crazy how cool toys were back then

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#1877 1 year ago

The only toy I have left from the 60’s. Christmas toy from my grandmother. Found it in mom’s attic about 10 years ago.

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#1878 1 year ago

Nintendo

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#1879 1 year ago

I just remembered how much I liked playing badminton when I was like 6 years old.

By the time I was a teen I was fed up with the birdie always getting stuck in the racket so I used a tennis racket to smack the hell out of it and not get stuck.

Anyone that has ever played badminton has to have memories of the birdie stuck in your racket, dig it out, then straighten out the strings or whatever that was, so you could continue on.

I actually have a brand new set still in the box that I purchased maybe 20 years ago and never got around to taking out in the yard and setting up.

#1880 1 year ago

Only toy I have left from my childhood...K.I.T.T
I also had a bravestar fort playset that I always played with.

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#1881 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I just remembered how much I liked playing badminton when I was like 6 years old.
By the time I was a teen I was fed up with the birdie always getting stuck in the racket so I used a tennis racket to smack the hell out of it and not get stuck.
Anyone that has ever played badminton has to have memories of the birdie stuck in your racket, dig it out, then straighten out the strings or whatever that was, so you could continue on.
I actually have a brand new set still in the box that I purchased maybe 20 years ago and never got around to taking out in the yard and setting up.

These Guys?

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#1882 1 year ago

Remember this one?

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#1883 1 year ago
Quoted from PappaDubz:

Only toy I have left from my childhood...K.I.T.T
I also had a bravestar fort playset that I always played with.
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That one did not live on the shelf. It looks like you got your money's worth.

#1884 1 year ago

I can't remember if Mouse Trap has been brought up yet. Sorry if this is a dupe.

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#1885 1 year ago

Are there any broomstick cowboys in the house?

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#1886 1 year ago

+plus 1

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#1887 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

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Wow.
We had a set of those! Tog'l Blocks.

#1888 1 year ago

Was kinda advanced for a early video game during the pong era. This thing blew my friends pong clones out of the water : )

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#1889 1 year ago

This was like magic at the time. Those cans didn’t stand a chance against my light beam. This would never be sold today

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#1890 1 year ago

Often think of this toy when I’m in my wood shop. Had vague memories of where my love of sawdust began. Today thanks to this thread and google I learn it was called The Power Shop
The “power” being your arm cause it was basically a hand pumped mini table saw for balsa wood.

Not sure if it came with a first aid kit : )

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#1891 1 year ago
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#1892 1 year ago

I’m somewhat disappointed that the daily constant headaches over the past 30 years have yet to fully go away, but you gotta admit Mercury sure was fun

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#1893 1 year ago

I always wanted one of these strange change machines. But they were gone before I was 5. I think.

#1894 1 year ago

That Power Shop looks awesome! I never saw one of those. What era, 60s?

#1895 1 year ago

Johnny Lightning with its incredible uphill launcher

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#1896 1 year ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

That Power Shop looks awesome! I never saw one of those. What era, 60s?

Think it was late 70s. I remember my brother getting it for me as a Christmas present. My dad was not too pleased.
Was looking at the photo and had to laugh when I noticed on the side of the box that it claims to be almost foolproof.

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#1897 1 year ago

Does anybody remember the Skilcraft line? I had both of these. Bunsen burner, test tubes, chemical reagents, what could possibly go wrong?!? It's a wonder I didn't grow up to be another Walter White.

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#1898 1 year ago

My bro had that and I was told to never touch it. I quickly told him to never put his hands on my Power Shop

#1899 1 year ago

Best Christmas present ever. If my parents only knew back then what they started!

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#1900 1 year ago

The start of it all for me...

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