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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

4 years ago



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#2151 27 days ago

Anyone here ever have model trains? I have one friend who is still into trains big time. I had one small HO scale train set when I was a kid. It was fun, but I never bought any more train stuff.

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#2152 27 days ago
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#2153 26 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Anyone here ever have model trains?

I always wanted one, well, two, really, in order to crash them and blow them up like Gomez did! But we were far too poor to be buying multiple trains just to destroy them.

#2155 26 days ago

Im sure Im not the first to say this but the Evel Knievel stuff in the 70s.

Whoever invented that should get an award....

Got endless amounts of shit from my mom for bashing it into things all over the house which made it even more fun.

Went as far as loading one up with M80s and jumping it while blowing it up... good times.

#2156 26 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

I always wanted one, well, two, really, in order to crash them and blow them up like Gomez did! But we were far too poor to be buying multiple trains just to destroy them.

This is the train set for you!
One of Elvishasleft 's M80s would spice up the action with this set.

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#2157 25 days ago

Just introduced to my Granddaughter! What fun! Originally out in 1965, amd now brought back!

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#2158 25 days ago

I loved Fizzies when I was a kid. They’ve been sporadically available over the years. I last found them for sale around the year 2000, and bought a bunch to share with all the kids at a big family party. Man, did they love them Fizzies!

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#2159 24 days ago

I use to pop those Fizzies directly into my mouth. Loved em.

#2160 24 days ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I use to pop those Fizzies directly into my mouth. Loved em.

I forgot all about these. When I was a kid they were great.

#2161 24 days ago

My Joy has been revived, as I have been cleaning out closets and Bins, that stored my kids childhood toys, as well as my own from the 60s!

ill post a pic when done, but Ive managed to reduce 15 bins, to one closet!

The Best part is not only the flood of memories to see them again, but I now take them and share with my Granddaughter!

So, I must play Facebook, and share my Pinball Loving, 1-1/2 year old Granddaughter, Discovering what a Pumpkin is.
She hauled this around Target for 1/2 an hour, proud of its size, and her strength!

She is only walking 2 weeks now, but beamed a grin, as everyone stopped to watch her balance her walk and her prize.

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#2162 24 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I loved Fizzies when I was a kid. They’ve been sporadically available over the years. I last found them for sale around the year 2000, and bought a bunch to share with all the kids at a big family party. Man, did they love them Fizzies!

I have very vivid memories of several summers in Aberdeen S.D. back in late 50's and early 60s where dad splurged to buy some Fizzies, instead of Kool-Aid or soda pop. I think grape and root beer were my favorite flavors. Also remember the tumblers we used to drink from, and if i remember correct also from crazy straws.
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#2163 24 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Also remember the tumblers we used to drink from,[quoted image]

My Grandma had those same tumblers!

#2164 24 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I have very vivid memories of several summers in Aberdeen S.D. back in late 50's and early 60s where dad splurged to by some fizzies, instead of Kool-Aid or soda pop. I think grape and root beer were my favorite flavors. Also remember the tumblers we used to drink from, and if i remember correct also from crazy straws.
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I've still got a couple tucked away somewhere that were my dads. Loved those! The colors were so cool that they had to be an unsafe coating

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#2165 24 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Anyone here ever have model trains?

A few years ago we were doing some renovation work, I sent my wife and daughter to go visit her family, and I was basically living in out basement. So, I decided to take the trains from my childhood that had been sitting for 40 years, and built a suspended track that runs around the game room . . . .

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#2166 23 days ago
Quoted from rosh:

So, I decided to take the trains from my childhood that had been sitting for 40 years, and built a suspended track that runs around the game room

I have dreamed of doing that very same thing. Glad to know I'm not the only one who is crazy!
As a kid there was a restaurant we would sometimes visit that had something similar, it would make its way through the entire place with tunnels between various rooms etc.
Ever since I told my self someday I would do the same in my house.

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#2167 23 days ago
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#2168 23 days ago

that's one surly looking bartender

#2169 23 days ago

Man, it's gotten so that I know what Snopes is gonna say before I even look.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fisher-price-happy-hour-playset/

#2170 23 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Man, it's gotten so that I know what Snopes is gonna say before I even look.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fisher-price-happy-hour-playset/

LOL thank goodness HAHA

#2171 23 days ago

Actually, it looks more Little Tikes than Playskool.

#2172 23 days ago

Reminded me about candy cigarettes' and bubble gum chew.

#2173 23 days ago

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#2174 23 days ago
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#2175 22 days ago

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Pick up line extraordinaire: Wanna play some Cootie?

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#2176 22 days ago

As a kid I think we had almost every game out there. Hands Down was one of my favorites along with Don't Break the Ice and Don't Spill the Beans as a young kid. One that I wish we had and never got was Tip It.

#2177 22 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Ever since I told my self someday I would do the same in my house.

No time like the present, especially with also spending most of our time at home. The way I did it, is just suspended from the drop ceiling rails, with brackets. I just bent with a jig made from on block of wood and a couple of nails. The just slid them into rail and the wood strips with the tracks nailed into it, just sits on top of it. Worked better than I expected. The wood support for the curves were cut from plywood. I used some metal channel material, cut to small pieces to get each wood strip level to its neighbor, those use screws to hold each piece of wood to the top of the channel so they line up (first tried just a metal brace strip across the adjoining pieces but that did not really insure they stayed lined up).

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#2178 22 days ago

Not a toy but I do remember these.

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#2179 22 days ago

My Tonka truck with hydraulic dump bed, I wish I still had it!

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#2180 22 days ago
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#2181 22 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

My Tonka truck with hydraulic dump bed, I wish I still had it!

While I never had the dumper, I had these. HOW could I have these but no truck! Sure was hard moving around all the back yard dirt without the truck.

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#2182 22 days ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

One that I wish we had and never got was Tip It.

I was fascinated by the little balancing Tip-It guy, and kept him out of the game’s box to play with. He was often found balancing on an end of the family TV antenna.

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#2183 21 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

While I never had the dumper, I had these. HOW could I have these but no truck! Sure was hard moving around all the back yard dirt without the truck.
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I agree with you and if you watch the show Gold Rush you know that the people driving these make more money.

#2184 21 days ago

My cousins had this game, Crossfire.
We got blisters from pulling the trigger

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#2185 21 days ago

Crossfire was the Best! We had weekend tournaments when we were snowed in!

Blisters and Band-Aids!

My children loved it too! Definitely a game for today as well!

Rotoball was our #2, and I am restoring my old one now, for my granddaughter.

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#2186 21 days ago

I had a Maytag model 92 that I played with when I was a kid.
I still have it.

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#2187 21 days ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

I agree with you and if you watch the show Gold Rush you know that the people driving these make more money.

I love watching Gold Rush

#2188 21 days ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

I had a Maytag model 92 that I played with when I was a kid.
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I enjoyed getting to tinker with small engines when I was young.

That one is certainly a bit older, but cool.

Still running a rototiller that had a siezed up engine like 25-30 years ago so dad let me play with it. I knew nothing about it....and that's how you learn (well, pre internet and sitting on couch watching people on youtube do it). Tore it apart, lots of determination to free piston, cleaned it all up, made up some makeshift gasket material etc....still running strong, just burns some oil from the damaged/worn cylinder.

Also loved playing with old mowers you would pick up at sales/auctions for free or a couple bucks.

#2189 21 days ago

One of my best friends down the block from me,
took the Briggs&Stratton motor off his dad's lawn mower
and attached it via belt and pulley to the rear wheel
of his Radio Flyer wagon and turn it into a poor steering
"go-cart"
Boy was his dad mad when he saw the result.

#2190 21 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

took the Briggs&Stratton motor off his dad's lawn mower
and attached it via belt and pulley to the rear wheel
of his Radio Flyer wagon and turn it into a poor steering
"go-cart"

Would that boy later be called Evil Knievel ?

#2191 19 days ago
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#2192 19 days ago

When I was about 12, I had this thing called a Spin-A-Reeno. It was a plastic Frisbee-like disc and a long wooden stick. You hang the disc on the top of the stick, then twirl the stick in a circle to start the disc spinning, then make the disc spin faster and faster. One of my favorite toys. Reminds me of the plate spinning guys who would perform on the Ed Sullivan show.

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#2193 16 days ago

When I was born, my Mom’s co-worker gave her a gift for the new baby. It was a small plush white dog with a tag that said his name was Morgan. I slept every night holding Morgan next to me. I brought him along in my little suitcase on all vacations and sleepovers. Then, one day around age 9, I decided I was now too old to sleep with a stuffed animal. I marched out to a big dumpster in the alley behind my house and tossed in Morgan. That night, I couldn’t sleep— regretting that I had thrown Morgan out. At daybreak, I ran outside to retrieve my lifelong friend from the dumpster. To my horror, the dumpster was now completely empty...

Forty years later, I was able to find some of these plush Morgan dogs on eBay. I discovered that they came in several sizes and colors. It took me a while to find a small white one, but Morgan is now back home! (Umm, but I don’t sleep with him anymore.)

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#2194 16 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I slept every night holding Morgan next to me.

Great story, I am glad you found one like you had as a child. I had a blue blanket I slept with Satin edging that I would run through my fingers. The end of the satin edging was frayed open and I could put my fingers inside. Once my Grandma though she would "repair" the blanket by sewing up the edge. I cried and cried until she ripped it back open. I think I stopped sleeping with it on when I had my first sleep over, didn't want my friend to know I had a blankie I guess. Still have it in storage somewhere ...

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#2195 16 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Great story, I am glad you found one like you had as a child. I had a blue blanket I slept with Satin edging that I would run through my fingers. The end of the satin edging was frayed open and I could put my fingers inside. Once my Grandma though she would "repair" the blanket by sewing up the edge. I cried and cried until she ripped it back open. I think I stopped sleeping with it on when I had my first sleep over, didn't want my friend to know I had a blankie I guess. Still have it in storage somewhere ...
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Linus? That you?

#2196 16 days ago

i used to sleep with some kind of squeaky rubber animal thing.
Few days ago i saw my neighbours dog with his toy and then it struck......wait a minute.... mom ,dad were we poor?

#2197 16 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

Linus? That you?

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#2198 16 days ago

For some reason the talk about blankets reminded me about plastic covered couches.

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#2199 16 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

When I was born, my Mom’s co-worker gave her a gift for the new baby. It was a small plush white dog with a tag that said his name was Morgan. [quoted image]

I still have my Morgan - Mom made new eyes and a mouth after the old ones wore off. Overall, he's in pretty good shape for 63 years old...wish I could say the same about myself .

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#2200 16 days ago

These are almost as old as Morgan, made by Mom when I was a couple of years old...never felt like getting rid of them...

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