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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

4 years ago



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#2351 3 months ago

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#2352 3 months ago
Quoted from VanishingVision:

There was a larger set called Big Big Loader as well, and I believe you could connect the two of them.

Or you could just buy Big Big Big Loader!

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No luck Googling for a Big Big Big Big Loader, though.

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#2354 3 months ago

Stretch Armstrong.

#2355 3 months ago

Hot wheels and I still have some....only now they are Treasure hunts

#2356 3 months ago

Was I the only one playing with Snailiens?

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#2365 3 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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Thanks for posting these pictures. Now I know what that action figure is called...
Capt. Lazer: Me and my cousin got one of these figures for Xmas at my grand parents house.
The only thing was is that they came with no box/packaging. I think they got them as
loose packaging thrift store specials. Xmas was in early 1970's, so if the item was made in
late 1960's then I guess it was left over stuff that needed to get dumped.

#2366 3 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Thanks for posting these pictures. Now I know what that action figure is called...

I had tons of unidentified toys handed down to me from my 3 older brothers. Years have passed with vague memories of this toy and that toy... but thanks to this awesome thread I’m able to slowly identifying most of those 2nd hand toys.

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#2368 3 months ago

7¢ I cried when the price bumped to 8¢ and I had to pay tax.

#2369 3 months ago

Oh man... Super Elastic Bubble Plastic. I played with a tube of that stuff in my Grandpa’s front yard and created a colorful indelible mess all over his cement front steps. Was he pissed!

#2370 3 months ago

How about Silly String? All fun and games at the party until some girl gets it stuck in her hair or it ruins her favorite sweater.

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#2371 3 months ago

Here’s an early 70s black light bulb. A must for your fuzzy black light posters. Man, did that bulb get hot!

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#2372 3 months ago

Hmm... Sorry, maybe a Stoned Agin poster is a bit off topic. Back to the toys!

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#2373 3 months ago

A couple of racing games from Soma. Looking at them now, they're kind of like EM arcade driving games. Particularly the "screen" one, it projects a looping racetrack that slides left and right when you turn the wheel, and you try to keep the car sticker on the road.

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#2374 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

How about Silly String? All fun and games at the party until some girl gets it stuck in her hair or it ruins her favorite sweater.
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Or lights up a cigarette. I have come across many older gals that have
face scares from the flammable stuff.

#2375 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Here’s an early 70s black light bulb. A must for your fuzzy black light posters. Man, did that bulb get hot!
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Ah! Sprouse Reitz novelty store

#2376 3 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I have come across many older gals that have
face scares from the flammable stuff.

LTG : )

#2377 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Hmm... Sorry, maybe a Stoned Agin poster is a bit off topic.

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#2378 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

How about Silly String? All fun and games at the party until some girl gets it stuck in her hair or it ruins her favorite sweater.
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The bad thing about this was if you got it near the birthday cake it would catch on fire. But otherwise a great one to remember.

Sorry I see some already posted about it. Just working my way down the list of posts.

#2379 3 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Or lights up a cigarette. I have come across many older gals that have
face scares from the flammable stuff.

Not toy related: It has been a few years ago that the local paper printed about the woman who was smoking a cigarette while applying her hair spray and caught her hair on fire. She did not live to tell the story.

Back on the toy topic: It is amazing, in hind site, about how dangerous many of the toys were. That Silly String video was an eye opener. Well, that and also those Uranium/chemical kits.

#2380 3 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Ah! Sprouse Reitz novelty store

AKA "The Dime Store" by my grandmother. Now that's an obscure blast from the past that I'd forgotten about. based in the Northwest

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#2381 3 months ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

AKA "The Dime Store" by my grandmother. Now that's an obscure blast from the past that I'd forgotten about.

The Ben Franklin 5 and dime. Where we got our matchbox cars and other toys. Old thin plank wood floors in a downtown building. Like the picture below...

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#2382 3 months ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

AKA "The Dime Store" by my grandmother. Now that's an obscure blast from the past that I'd forgotten about. based in the Northwest

We never had a "Dime Store" but ours was 'The Stationary Store" where you'd buy your cards for all occasions, but there was a small toy section that I bought everything from Wacky Packages to Matchbox cars to The Super Elastic Bubble Plastic mentioned above.
What was funny is right around 1968-70 they turned a section of the store into a "Head Shop"...no drug paraphernalia was sold, obviously, but they went heavy on the Love Beads, Black Light Posters, Glo Paint, Incense and other cool things. It was Spencer's Gifts before there ever was one. Believe it or not, it was kind of innocent stuff, no where near the stigma of stores that sell it today....

#2383 3 months ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

AKA "The Dime Store" by my grandmother.

I remember when many of the hardware stores were Lionel dealers.

LTG : )

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#2384 3 months ago

My dad used to refer to them as the five and dime, too. While I was growing up that meant the local Woolworth, complete with lunch counter.

#2385 3 months ago

We had an SS Kresge's in our Fox Point Shopping Center (a strip mall before they were called strip malls), with a lunch counter, parakeets for sale, and a pinball machine right by the front door that I still get to reminisce about when I visit the thrift store that now occupies the space.

#2386 3 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Not toy related: It has been a few years ago that the local paper printed about the woman who was smoking a cigarette while applying her hair spray and caught her hair on fire. She did not live to tell the story.
Back on the toy topic: It is amazing, in hind site, about how dangerous many of the toys were. That Silly String video was an eye opener. Well, that and also those Uranium/chemical kits.

I remember playing with liquid mercury in my bare hands. yikes

And on another topic, we had a kid in our neighborhood that would swallow anything on a dare. Small toys, coins, bugs, anything small enough for his mouth.

#2387 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

And on another topic, we had a kid in our neighborhood that would swallow anything on a dare. Small toys, coins, bugs, anything small enough for his mouth.

That wasn't Rick Swanson, was it ?

LTG : )

#2388 3 months ago

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#2389 3 months ago

Another pop up toy was the little rubber poppers.

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#2390 3 months ago

Little TOMY wind-up toys

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#2391 3 months ago

This is an amazing bunch, so now I have to ask about an old toy I can't hardly remember.

It was:

A magic box toy made of printed paper in the 1970s.

I have searched high and low can't find a picture of it. It was more than magic as I recall. Kind of treasure like contents. So lost.

Tia.

#2392 3 months ago

Was it one of these magic box banks with the slanted mirror inside that makes it look like there's a floating ball in it?

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#2393 3 months ago

That reminded me of this:
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I remember this coffin toy bank being glow-in-the-dark.

#2394 3 months ago

Maybe a folding cube that reveals different images as you manipulate it?

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#2395 3 months ago

I had this one..

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#2396 3 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Little TOMY wind-up toys
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Nice! My little buddy sits arms length from me here.
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#2397 3 months ago

I had a relatively boring "coin sorting" bank.

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#2398 3 months ago

Almost thirty years ago, I got to fix one of these:
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I was quit surprised at all the movements this toy bank did.
The last part of having the tongue pop out and lick the outer rim
was the piece de resistance.

#2399 3 months ago
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#2400 3 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I remember this coffin toy bank being glow-in-the-dark.

I remember this one. Kind of like Thing from the Addams Family.

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