(Topic ID: 157159)

Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

5 years ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 6,754 posts
  • 473 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 hour ago by cottonm4
  • Topic is favorited by 122 Pinsiders

You

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

w7sR2fGJlj0tjJQFND8i (resized).png
images (resized).jpeg
8213678478242fefafd9c64272bc028f--roger-mcguinn-clarence-white (resized).jpg
images-1 (resized).jpeg
CB735232-DFEB-4FF4-B4EC-BCC8D3C396A6 (resized).jpeg
479F2FA2-053E-4642-B284-05955DAE5B25 (resized).jpeg
20211130_100241.jpg
4D7712A1-9171-4668-BBAC-84052FE1D972 (resized).jpeg
Connie Smith (resized).jpeg
ColoradoGazetteer (resized).png
75322622_10158234314535476_4082125596031713280_n (resized).jpg
Stuckeys Candies (resized).jpeg
Motorheads-1200x676 (resized).jpg
motorheads-springfield-il-800x601 (resized).jpg
stuckey's (resized).jpg
7CE99E36-7292-4F1D-90B1-BC3276AE6C5C (resized).jpeg

There are 6,754 posts in this topic. You are on page 52 of 136.
#2551 1 year ago

Tools. Take stuff apart. Break stuff. The bigger the hammer the better.

LTG : )

#2552 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

4623A773-DBDB-43AE-82D5-7228A8B23E2B (resized).jpeg

I bought a Toshiba "walkman" after I completed basic training in 1983. I think it was a pretty big expense at the time, about $100 I think. The radio tuner was shaped as a cassette, you took that out to play cassettes.

Found a pic of one on ebay - $125. About 30 people watching...

s-l400 (resized).jpg
#2553 1 year ago

Remember the "Mechanical Servants" vending machines? I occasionally saw one in the rest room of a bar or restaurant back in the 60s. The machines usually sold items like aspirin, combs, nail clippers, etc. But sometimes there were a couple of little toy items in there. I remember persuading my Dad to buy me a much-needed pair of magnetic Scottie dogs.

s-l300 (resized).jpgvintage-mechanical-servants-magnets-black-and-white-dogs (resized).jpg
#2554 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

vending machines? I occasionally saw one in the rest room of a bar

I saw a vending machine in a bar once, and it had some toiletries...
But mostly stalked with condoms. The place looked like it was once a dinner house
that fell into hard times. The place had dark imitation wood trim with red wall paper
walls throughout the place. The popcorn ceiling was painted chocolate/black with
pieces of reflective glitter.

#2555 1 year ago

For many years, My Father Drove from Texas to Indiana, and NC to Florida, All over the South East.
When I traveled with him, Many of the Stops had Mechanical Servant Vending.

Perhaps, this is why I started collecting Puzzles! (That and the little animals that smoked little cigarettes....Loved those!)

pasted_image (resized).pngpasted_image (resized).png
#2556 1 year ago

When I was about 8 years old a neighbor who was now about 16 gave me a brown paper bag full of these models. He was too old now.

Years later I discovered this book. My point. I like books.

And also I can easily put the book on my shelf. I get great joy just looking through this book and this post.

07620341-227C-4209-9A86-18004923B3DE (resized).jpeg
#2557 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

When I was about 8 years old a neighbor who was now about 16 gave me a brown paper bag full of these models. He was too old now.
Years later I discovered this book. My point. I like books.
And also I can easily put the book on my shelf. I get great joy just looking through this book and this post.
[quoted image]

Thanks, first time I saw this. Just ordered this from Amazon, looking forward to reading it!

#2558 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

(That and the little animals that smoked little cigarettes....Loved those!)[quoted image][quoted image]

Smoking Monkey's! I had several of those.

#2559 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

Remember the "Mechanical Servants" vending machines?

When I was young we would often drive up to Richmond to visit relatives. There was a Stukey’s along the way that we would stop at. They had the Mechanical Servants machine in the men’s room. Out in the store proper, they had a rack that had stuff like smoke bombs, sparklers, ‘snakes’, and other assorted items to separate a boy from his money. I remember buying some Mexican Jumping Beans on one trip.

#2560 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

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

[quoted image]

Christmas morning my Johnny Reb cannon took out the kitchen window.

Don C.

15
#2561 1 year ago

Hell yeah!

pasted_image (resized).png
#2562 1 year ago
CF99209B-DBE6-4735-9759-8C1CB0A2BCE0 (resized).jpeg
10
#2563 1 year ago
E687B5BD-0DA0-4797-A53E-F149DECAB1F9 (resized).jpeg
11
#2564 1 year ago
55EDFA98-F2DA-441E-8AB4-A3FF82A29146 (resized).jpeg
#2565 1 year ago
3693 (resized).jpg71uZj9tl1fL._AC_SL1500_ (resized).jpgs-l640 (resized).jpg
#2566 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

You sure spent a lot of time looking at the ads in the back of the comic books, etc. :-

#2567 1 year ago

My dad drilled a hole in the middle of the concrete driveway for one of these.
Tetherball.
pasted_image (resized).png
I think my family played with it over the summer months.
Eventually, the rains came and filled in the hole in the driveway with muck...
Never set it up again... never knew what happened to it.

#2568 1 year ago

Here's my favorite prank of all-- The trick ketchup squeeze bottle with the red string in it.

s-l640 (resized).jpg
#2569 1 year ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

My dad drilled a hole in the middle of the concrete driveway for one of these.
Tetherball.

We had one too. You could play it hard to win or just bat it back and forth while chatting. I think my dad put it in because frankly it was cheaper than the basketball hoop and court he put in when we were older. We thought we hit the big time when that went in - we had something like below with a red white and blue net, mounted on a pole and a 1/4 court concrete slab poured in the back yard.

hoop (resized).jpg
#2570 1 year ago
9k=.jpg
#2571 1 year ago

Hey Dirk I might be out of line here but you may want to add this to your toy chest. I find it’s always a good idea to have a roll or two handy just in case...well you know, so you don’t have to shit in your hand : )

0454DE75-2C29-41BE-86B0-DFEA111F6C46 (resized).jpeg
#2572 1 year ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Hey Dirk I might be out of line here but you may want to add this to your toy chest. I find it’s always a good idea to have a roll or two handy just in case...well you know, so you don’t have to shit in your hand : )
[quoted image]

Lol. Fake poop trick only works once or twice but always good for a giggle.

Same with fake lotto tickets. We've gotten a few friends and family over the years with them.

9k=(1).jpg
#2573 1 year ago

Hope this isn’t too political... But I had a big “Snoopy For President” flicker button which I wore pinned to my shirt for the 1968 election.

0E503CE9-32CE-42A9-8C1A-72D44419E87D (resized).jpeg4AB7D750-97A5-44DA-A2E7-1C6B53CEA2BF (resized).jpeg
#2574 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

but always good for a giggle.
Same with fake lotto tickets. We've gotten a few friends and family over the years with them

Hey ! I won !! I won !!

Huh ?

You bastard

10
#2575 1 year ago
image (resized).jpeg
#2576 1 year ago
image (resized).jpegimage (resized).jpeg
#2577 1 year ago

Here's some up for auction this weekend. Hope to add a few to the collection.

38801320_1.jpg38801342_1.jpg38801433_1.jpg

This was one of my favorites 38801372_1.jpg

They made Madballs into movies?38801299_1.jpg

#2578 1 year ago

A few more from upcoming sale.

Didn't realize Heavy Metal made it into the 2000s39044661_1.jpg38801850_1.jpg38801849_1.jpg

Two millennium Falcons and no bids yet? Hopefully it stays that way38801724_1.jpg

One of the NHLs toughest, if not toughest SOBs, Dave Semenko card. He became a realtor after his career ended and sold our house in 1989.

38801176_1.jpg
#2579 1 year ago

Stuff from the other auction Saturday. I'm going to be busy.

The A-Team van. When I was a kid living in Winnipeg we drove down to North Dakota for a weekend in a blizzard. I remember getting that van and also the A-Team helicopter.

How did they mess up the art so bad on the Dukes board game? Look at Daisy. Ughh.39030014_1.jpg

39030093_1.jpg39030105_1.jpg39030107_1.jpg
#2580 1 year ago

Loved my Ateam toys!

20200715_182543 (resized).jpg20200715_182751 (resized).jpg
12
#2581 1 year ago

My younger self always enjoyed a box of Cracker Jack with a prize inside. Although most of the prizes were crappy, I got a few good ones. I liked it when I got a whistle. My favorite of all was the disc that would spin when you blew on it. I could get that thing to spin really fast.

27231181-E550-4C7B-BC07-3B52EC9D53AD (resized).png172DE13C-50CA-4C2C-AF47-D53E91E2845F (resized).jpeg
#2582 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

My favorite of all was the disc that would spin when you blew on it. I could get that thing to spin really fast.
[quoted image][quoted image]

LOL, the spinning disk and the little books were the only prizes I ever seemed to get. I used to get a box whenever we went to the movie theater when I was young, I haven’t seen them selling it there for a long time now, too noisy I guess.

12
#2583 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

My younger self always enjoyed a box of Cracker Jack with a prize inside. Although most of the prizes were crappy, I got a few good ones. I liked it when I got a whistle. My favorite of all was the disc that would spin when you blew on it. I could get that thing to spin really fast.
[quoted image][quoted image]

The tattoos were what I got pretty excited about.
pasted_image (resized).png

#2584 1 year ago

Of course this was the preferred way to find tattoos, but they seemed to be rare. I remember it was a big deal when I found some of the nicer slide-off style ones.
pasted_image (resized).pngpasted_image (resized).pngpasted_image (resized).png

#2585 1 year ago

Also Topps monster stickers/cards were awesome! I specifically remember "Emma" was stuck on my closet door for years.pasted_image (resized).png

#2586 1 year ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

Of course this was the preferred way to find tattoos, but they seemed to be rare. I remember it was a big deal when I found some of the nicer slide-off style ones.
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

#2587 1 year ago

This kept me busy for a while....Still have it, and it works!

pasted_image (resized).png
#2588 1 year ago

Who remembers all of those model cars with the oversized super chargers from around 15-20 years ago? If I had been kid when these things hit the market I would have a wall of them in my house. But they were after my time. Ridiculousy cool.

Screen Shot 2020-11-13 at 11.10.31 AM (resized).png

11
#2589 1 year ago
02B65CAD-E9A3-4277-9EDA-43FD5B8AA641 (resized).jpeg
#2590 1 year ago

As a kid my dad had a set of these cardboard punch out cars.
pasted_image (resized).png
I remember they had Cracker jacks in them.

#2591 1 year ago

When I was about five my aunt bought me a full box of mighty Mavericks stickers. I remember it was five dollars. I Covered the inside of my closet door with the stickers.

I met a guy who still had his door. Literally. He had took off the door a kept it for decades.

I never forgot my love of opening packs and such. It must have started right there.

#2592 1 year ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I Covered the inside of my closet door with the stickers.
I met a guy who still had his door. Literally. He had took off the door a kept it for decades.

Awesome!

#2593 1 year ago

while looking for something else, came across this . . . you would feel them nibble and then you would have to hook up with a quick flip, and then reel them in and no lose it IMG_5182 (resized).JPG

#2594 1 year 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.

I was intrigued by Art’s post (#2534) of the old burning horse race papers, so I bought some to try out. Not sure if the 70 year old paper burned as originally intended. But it sort of looks like the first horse won, ridden by Lorne Greene.

60FFA205-F7FF-4976-A228-A5A816A8EA5C (resized).jpegAE46D9A8-63A7-44D9-905A-0E8C13A75230 (resized).jpeg02A638CE-924E-4829-A2D0-82D71AAECCD6 (resized).jpegAEA5236E-19E1-46FB-9C35-C67A044403AF.gif
#2595 1 year ago

Glad you tried!
When you light the star or start, there is a squiggly trail of light burning powder, between two sheets glued.
All cross the finish line, but one gets there first.
In other versions, only one burned past the finish line.

I tried to get them reproduced overseas, but I couldnt reach anyone to understand, or accomplish.
All my "70 year old" onesburn like yours, and not correctly.
I dont know what the powder was.....

Ill try to find mine for some pics....

#2596 1 year ago

Not a toy, but I’ve always enjoyed some s’mores around a fire.
I found this stainless washing machine barrel and chair in a clean up pile on the side of the road.
I made it shine with some mothers polish.

01E6A5DA-F94E-4EDB-9DE9-32B16805C418.jpeg4F9FF0AF-0833-4EB6-9661-35BE6566959C.jpeg

#2597 1 year ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

Not a toy, but I’ve always enjoyed some s’mores around a fire.
I found this stainless washing machine barrel and chair, in a clean up pile on the side of the road.
I made it shine with some mothers polish.
[quoted image][quoted image]

That's cool. What do you do with it?

#2598 1 year ago

It’s a fire pit

#2599 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That's cool. What do you do with it?

Spin it round manauly, for handwash only

#2600 1 year ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

Not a toy, but I’ve always enjoyed some s’mores around a fire.
I found this stainless washing machine barrel and chair in a clean up pile on the side of the road.
I made it shine with some mothers polish.
[quoted image][quoted image]

Cool, love the fire pit idea.

The view from the yard with the palm trees looks exactly the same as any generic yard down here in SoCal. Maybe we aren’t so different after all

There are 6,754 posts in this topic. You are on page 52 of 136.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside