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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

5 years ago


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#201 5 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

That was 2007, Lloyd.

You were only 12 years old in 2007 ? Who'd a thunk.

LTG : )

#202 5 years ago

No pics, but Silly Putty and Superball were easily my favorites.......copy a pic off of the newspaper and contort it ( came in those split egg containers), along with a ball I could bounce over the house.......good times......

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#203 5 years ago

All my Dad ever gave me was a watch. But it was a pretty nice one.
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#204 5 years ago

Hang on,...I forgot about that one year he gave me a carton of smokes.
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#205 5 years ago

The tip of the iceberg:

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#206 5 years ago

The electronic "Classic Football" and the old basketball in a box that Jint posted really brought back some great memories of Sundays at Grandmas. My big thing was GI Joes though. Loved putting that stuff together. And they were ACTION FIGURES GODDAMIT ; not dolls.

#208 5 years ago

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#209 5 years ago

LEGOs. I had two of the basic sets and the gear set from Samsonite back in the late 60s.

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#210 5 years ago

My dad was into anything with an engine, which meant his kids were too. It also meant my mother spent a good chunk of the 70's and 80's in fear for our lives.

Got one of these for my 5th birthday:
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And one of these when I turned 12, with a couple of others in between (these are the two I remember the most):
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#211 5 years ago

Atari 2600, Spider-Man pinball from JCPenny (or was it Sears?), and D&D.

Oh sh!t, almost forgot: ROBOTIX! Who puts the future in your hands?????

#212 5 years ago
Quoted from Alphajerk3000:

My sister bought a used one at a garage sale and gave it to me. It blew my brain apart at the time.

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I still have a Sears Pong-Sport Telegames IV (made by Atari) with the box. I even have the optional A/C adapter.

#213 5 years ago

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#214 5 years ago

Was I the only boy who loved messing around with the EZ Bake Oven? My parents wouldn't let me touch the stove or the microwave until I was like, 20.

#215 5 years ago

1981 Yamaha MX 80.
It never ceases to amaze me now as a parent how my parents would just send a 9 year old kid out into the woods on a motorcycle for hours on end but they did and I made it .
1987 CW BMX

1987 Alva Fred Smith

30 years later I am still playing with the same toys really but no where near as aggressively.

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#216 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It never ceases to amaze me now as a parent how my parents would just send a 9 year old kid out into the woods on a motorcycle for hours on end but they did and I made it .

It may have been a subliminal message. When I was 12 my mother was still trying to get an abortion.

#217 5 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

It may have been a subliminal message. When I was 12 my mother was still trying to get an abortion.

Yeah the thought that they were trying to get rid of me for a few hours did cross my mind but I think it might have been for other reasons.

#218 5 years ago

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#219 5 years ago

I still have a couple things on display.

Shogun Warriors (Godzilla fires his fist, the other Eye-seeking missles)
Paxman game and the clear box is all original Transformers

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#220 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

1981 Yamaha MX 80.
It never ceases to amaze me now as a parent how my parents would just send a 9 year old kid out into the woods on a motorcycle for hours on end but they did and I made it .
1987 CW BMX
1987 Alva Fred Smith
30 years later I am still playing with the same toys really but no where near as aggressively.
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Always wanted a CW Shaker or Hutch Trick Star.

#221 5 years ago

Damn some of you guys are OLD......toys I never heard of on here!

I know big wheels were mentioned....my cousin had the KIT big wheel which was cool because it had a hand brake.....I had a SMURFS one and loved it. Also enjoyed GOBOTS more than transformers.....I mean they had one named scooter who transformed into a....well.....scooter! How cool is that? The NES with GYRO THE ROBOT......yeah baby....played that for hours. And I know it's not a toy but GARBAGE PAIL KIDS were popular in school when I was growing up. I remember trading with other kids in school and they ended getting banned at my school bc of there derogatory nature. But I loved them

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#222 5 years ago

221 posts and nobody had a Magic 8 Ball?

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#223 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It never ceases to amaze me now as a parent how my parents would just send a 9 year old kid out into the woods on a motorcycle for hours on end but they did and I made it .

Did you notice any large life insurance policies laying around the house, with your name on it ?

LTG : )

#224 5 years ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Always wanted a CW Shaker or Hutch Trick Star.

It is never too late they are still out there.

#225 5 years ago

Nobody played with M-80's and wrist rockets ?

LTG : )

#226 5 years ago

Yamaha bicycle.
I was on cloud nine when I got this for Christmas back in the day.

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#227 5 years ago

LEGO was my favorite by a long shot. Nintendo (NES) did have a big impact, but LEGO, even to this day remains my favorite thing to play with. I love that my son is into building LEGO now.

Marc

#228 5 years ago

I remember these toys the most.
-original Star Wars figures and ships
-Green Machine
-TRON Tommytronics hand held game
-Atari 2600 then NES
-Dungeons & Dragons

#229 5 years ago

GI Joe was the bomb growing up, by far my favorite. Original Nintedo when it first came out for Christmas, I was about 8, was also sweet as hell.

#230 5 years ago

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#231 5 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Nobody played with M-80's and wrist rockets ?

M-80s are why I don't have any of my childhood toys anymore. And some of us still play with wrist rockets.

Quoted from Pinballerchef:

Damn some of you guys are OLD......toys I never heard of on here!

But we've heard of yours. And ours were better!

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#232 5 years ago

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#233 5 years ago

Is that a cap dart? Classic!

#234 5 years ago

I nearly crapped my pants when I first saw this.

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#235 5 years ago

Cap BOMB. Paper caps. Not the plastic kind.

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#236 5 years ago
Quoted from MES:

Cap BOMB. Paper caps. Not the plastic kind.

I had one just like it, but it's been so long ago.

In the 60s we didn't need cell phones and computers to keep us busy. I'm the runt in the front.

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#237 5 years ago

Forgot this bad boy.

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#238 5 years ago
Quoted from MES:

Cap BOMB. Paper caps. Not the plastic kind.

I would play with those right now!

#239 5 years ago

Nevermind, I had one too.
Just remember my folks and a bunch of neighbors not being happy about it.

#240 5 years ago
Quoted from schwarz:

Don't want to turn this into something political but did all you American dudes have toy guns or what?

Of course.
How else would we play Cowboys and Indians in the 70's.

#241 5 years ago

Hey its cool. No worries.

Tell us some of the toys popular in Canada. I was hoping some of our friends in Europe or down under would contribute to this thread.

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#242 5 years ago

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#243 5 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Hey its cool. No worries.
Tell us some of the toys popular in Canada. I was hoping some of our friends in Europe or down under would contribute to this thread.

Lego was tops of course, probably still is.
I remember really digging Masters of the Universe, GI Joes, remote control cars, Hot wheels.
Not much different than you guys.

#244 5 years ago

Whoa........flashback material for days. I remember alot of this stuff. Still have some too. Always hard to throw old toys out. Some got destroyed as well............

#245 5 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

Of course.
How else would we play Cowboys and Indians in the 70's.

Well, in the 60s, yes. Every kid had them, and we spent hours upon hours playing with them, shooting at each other. Seems somehow inappropriate nowadays. We had cap guns, we had toy guns, we had rubber band shooting guns, and of course we had BB guns. Can anyone remember that toy machine gun where you would pull back on a lever and then you could shoot off a load at full auto (sound only)?

And yes those cap bombs too, those things were cool. I'm gonna guess that the paper caps you buy today are crap compared to what we had in the day.

#246 5 years ago

Great thread... a fellow pinsider and I had a discussion about this very thing just a little while ago...
Here are a few that I spent alot of my time on...

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#247 5 years ago

These three kept us entertained for years.
As well as tons of others shown in this great thread.

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#248 5 years ago

Verti-Bird.
Loved it.
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#249 5 years ago
Quoted from Arcade:

These three kept us entertained for years.

Holy Sh#! Arcade I haven't seen that shooting arcade since I was a kid. Thanks for the memories! I have loved the examples that everyone has thrown out there. I can only give a few of examples from pure happiness that haven't been covered...
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#250 5 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

221 posts and nobody had a Magic 8 Ball?
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"Concentrate and ask again"

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