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What were your favorite childhood toys?


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#2501 86 days ago

Was a favorite for kids to see the world before TV was popular.

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#2502 86 days ago
Quoted from plgg3:

Was a favorite for kids to see the world before TV was popular.
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For just a second, I thought that first pic said colonscope!

#2503 86 days ago

American Flyer HO Scale steam engine.

LTG : )

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#2504 85 days ago
Quoted from plgg3:

Was a favorite for kids to see the world before TV was popular.
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I havent seen that before! Nice!
I grew up with this one.....

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#2505 85 days ago

very hi tech
>100 yrs ago

Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I grew up with this one.....

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#2506 85 days ago

Still have both of these, with all pieces. Thanks Mom!
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#2507 85 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

very hi tech
>100 yrs ago

I still have one!

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#2509 84 days ago

Tickle Bee brings back memories from when i was five yrs old

#2510 84 days ago

Not sure if this has been posted before
but Rack-o was a favorite in our family
Rules not too complicated and games did not take forever.

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#2511 84 days ago

Had several of these - Matchbox Skybusters, Zee Toys Dyna-Flights, diecast airplanes. I think I still have some, somewhere ...

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#2512 84 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Actually, a Wikipedia page shows that these were dangerous items.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_darts
"On December 18, 1970, a federal judge failed to uphold the proposed ban.[5][2]
" In April 1987, seven-year-old Michelle Snow was killed by a lawn dart thrown by one of her brothers' playmates in the backyard of their home...
"... on December 19, 1988 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission introduced an outright ban on lawn darts in the U.S.[8] In the previous eight years, 6,100 Americans had visited hospital emergency rooms as the result of lawn-dart accidents. Of that total, 81% were 15 or younger, and half were 10 or younger. During the week when the commission voted to ban the product, an 11-year-old girl in Tennessee was hit by a lawn dart and fell into a coma.[6]
" In Canada, lawn darts caused at least 55 serious injuries.[9] They were banned for sale in the country from July 1989.[10][11] The sale of second-hand lawn darts is also illegal under the Hazardous Products Act."

My relatives always played with them as they should have been played. We never threw them at each other and makes me wonder if any adults were around when these accidents happened? I guess someone always has to spoil it for the others. Just my .02.

Played Rack-O a lot. Also I really miss guns cap, play machine guns etc. People were not as crazy back then and knew we were kids and they weren't real.

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#2513 84 days ago

Loved this one!!
https://flashbak.com/no-batteries-required-remembering-fisher-price-movie-viewer-1973-49908/

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#2514 84 days ago

Not sure how common these were— but as a kid in the 60s, whenever I went to the dentist they gave me a free toothbrush in a container shaped like a wiener dog. The ends fit together to make a little toy dog.

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#2515 84 days ago

Cops, robbers, cowboys, indians, army had a lot of this sets yesteryears.

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#2516 84 days ago

I got one of these for Christmas when I was about 3. Though I don't recall the yellow plastic, I remember mine as being all grey.

LTG : )

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#2517 84 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

I got one of these for Christmas when I was about 3. Though I don't recall the yellow plastic, I remember mine as being all grey.
LTG : )
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Ooooh, it was “electronic“. Looks to me like it was plastic

#2518 84 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

I got one of these for Christmas when I was about 3. Though I don't recall the yellow plastic, I remember mine as being all grey.

LTG : )

I had the fighter jet, but have no idea whatever happened to it. The Steve Canyon helmet lasted a little longer. I like how the jet fighter projects targets onto the wall and you shoot them with darts. Here's a commercial:

#2519 84 days ago

I always had to share with my older brother. We shared a room, clothes, toys, pretty much everything, but this toy was the most annoying to share. We only had one pair so each of us got one glove. Both of us being right handed and him being older meant I always got the left glove. If you pressed your thumb against your hand it would make karate chop sounds like on the show. Touching the wrists together made the theme song play

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#2520 83 days ago

Hey, it occurs to me that the thread title implies my childhood is over. "Were"?

I have way more toys now as a relatively successful old child than I did as an economically disadvantaged young child.

I even just picked up, at an auction, the same model stereo I had in my bedroom as a teenager! After unseizing the turntable (a victim of the same grease they used on EM steppers, apparently) it's like I'm back in my parents' house! I keep expecting to be told, "TURN IT DOWN!"

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#2521 83 days ago

Broke this out for a pic today, I have owned it since it released back in 1983 and used to use it to fight bad guys along side the A-Team and BA's van. Kitt still talks too.

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#2522 83 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Hey, it occurs to me that the thread title implies my childhood is over. "Were"?
I have way more toys now as a relatively successful old child than I did as an economically disadvantaged young child.
I even just picked up, at an auction, the same model stereo I had in my bedroom as a teenager! After unseizing the turntable (a victim of the same grease they used on EM steppers, apparently) it's like I'm back in my parents' house! I keep expecting to be told, "TURN IT DOWN!"
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Damn. I remember the early 70s when nice stereo setups were the thing. Everybody I/you went to visit had a nice stereo.

Everybody was talking all this technical BS that their stereo had.

That one brings back memories

#2523 83 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

I even just picked up, at an auction, the same model stereo I had in my bedroom as a teenager!

Man, that Panasonic stereo looks REALLY familiar. I think I might’ve had that same one.

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#2524 83 days ago
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#2525 83 days ago

Some of the Motu, GB, and batman 66 stuff I have. I also started 3d printing and painting add ons and extra characters for Heroquest.
I'm excited to get my hands on the new version.

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#2526 83 days ago

My first RC car. You could shift the forward/reverse lever into the little "turbo" notch for a speed boost, and the car could play electronic revving sounds, even screeching tires when you steered.

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#2527 83 days ago

Not quite toys per say but I had the A Team plastic one. They're up for sale at auction in a couple weeks and hopefully I can put one back on my shelf

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#2528 83 days ago

This was before my time but looks like fun. Great color too

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#2529 82 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

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Take the Time Bomb out of the box and wonder around the airport with it if you really want to have fun.

#2530 82 days ago
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#2531 82 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

I even just picked up, at an auction, the same model stereo I had in my bedroom as a teenager! After unseizing the turntable (a victim of the same grease they used on EM steppers, apparently) it's like I'm back in my parents' house! I keep expecting to be told, "TURN IT DOWN!"

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This is not actually of pic of mine as my stereo is in storage, but is exact same model. Back when hifi looked cool and not made of plastic. Concept was a brand made by CBS electronics and sold thru Pacific Stereo in SoCal.

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#2532 82 days ago

Water Wiggle! So bummed when they were recalled: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1978/recall-of-wham-o-water-wiggle-toy
Sad stories, I'd always thought it was from the danger of hitting someone.
Best summer water toy ever!

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#2533 82 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Not quite toys per say but I had the A Team plastic one. They're up for sale at auction in a couple weeks and hopefully I can put one back on my shelf
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I had this Peanuts lunch box that I brought to school for a few years. I was pretty adept at dropping it and breaking the silvery glass part inside the Thermos. Bonus points if it was full of milk at the time. I would come home from school with the Thermos container filled with broken glass shards, pissing off my Dad who would have to drive to the store for a replacement.

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#2534 82 days ago

Well My Uncles and older Cousins use to show me this as a kid.
They came it different sizes, and were made in the 40s, to the early 60s.

My brother and I wood pick our numbers, along with the fashionable cigarette smokers, who would light the race.
A Toy I looked forward too, when we visited relatives.

Of course it was a Scripto Vu Lighter!

I have a bunch floating somewhere.....I wanted to reproduce in color with more timely graphics.....

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#2535 82 days ago

My Aunt had these peanuts dolls on her back bed frame.
The bed frame was made like a bookshelf.
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#2536 82 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Well My Uncles and older Cousins use to show me this as a kid.
They came it different sizes, and were made in the 40s, to the early 60s.
My brother and I wood pick our numbers, along with the fashionable cigarette smokers, who would light the race.
A Toy I looked forward too, when we visited relatives.
Of course it was a Scripto Vu Lighter!
I have a bunch floating somewhere.....I wanted to reproduce in color with more timely graphics.....[quoted image][quoted image]

Never knew existed. Thanks for posting.

#2537 82 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Well My Uncles and older Cousins use to show me this as a kid.
They came it different sizes, and were made in the 40s, to the early 60s.
My brother and I wood pick our numbers, along with the fashionable cigarette smokers, who would light the race.
A Toy I looked forward too, when we visited relatives.
Of course it was a Scripto Vu Lighter!
I have a bunch floating somewhere.....I wanted to reproduce in color with more timely graphics.....[quoted image][quoted image]

I had a cigarette lighter like that.

#2539 82 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Hey, it occurs to me that the thread title implies my childhood is over. "Were"?
I have way more toys now as a relatively successful old child than I did as an economically disadvantaged young child.
I even just picked up, at an auction, the same model stereo I had in my bedroom as a teenager! After unseizing the turntable (a victim of the same grease they used on EM steppers, apparently) it's like I'm back in my parents' house! I keep expecting to be told, "TURN IT DOWN!"
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I could never convince my parents to let me have an all in one stereo in my room, so at 16 I used my very first paycheck to buy one of these (not mine just pic I found) you got me thinking of grabbing one on eBay for fun

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#2540 82 days ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

I could never convince my parents to let me have an all in one stereo in my room, so at 16 I used my very first paycheck to buy one of these (not mine just pic I found) you got me thinking of grabbing one on eBay for fun[quoted image]

Well at least with that you never had your parents yell up for you to “turn it down!” did you? Right Mike?

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#2541 82 days ago
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#2544 82 days ago

This..

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#2545 82 days ago

I get a kick out of the nurse at the end of this commercial tending to the soldier’s head wound.

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#2546 82 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Not sure how common these were— but as a kid in the 60s, whenever I went to the dentist they gave me a free toothbrush in a container shaped like a wiener dog. The ends fit together to make a little toy dog.
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OMG, i remember those! There are so many lost memories that get dredged up from this thread! it's great.

#2547 82 days ago

OK, hands up, who else spend HOURS cutting open these things to extract all the gun powder and make bigger explosions?

Miraculously I still have all my digits!

#2548 82 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

American Flyer HO Scale steam engine.
LTG : )
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I have a nice collection of American Flyer. One boxed set. Post pics later.

#2549 82 days ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

I could never convince my parents to let me have an all in one stereo in my room, so at 16 I used my very first paycheck to buy one of these (not mine just pic I found) you got me thinking of grabbing one on eBay for fun[quoted image]

What a difference 40 years makes.

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#2550 81 days ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Well at least with that you never had your parents yell up for you to “turn it down!” did you? Right Mike?

Well Greg, the whole story is that at about 14 I found an old set of stereo speakers in the basement (my dad liked to build Heathkit electronics) and I took them up and wired them to my am/fm clock radio, not much fidelity but plenty of noise ... that MIGHT have contributed to my parents decision

Quoted from cottonm4:

What a difference 40 years makes.

No kidding

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