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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

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#2551 71 days ago

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

LTG : )

#2552 71 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

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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...

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#2553 70 days 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.

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#2554 70 days 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 70 days 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!)

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#2556 70 days 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.

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#2557 70 days 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.
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Thanks, first time I saw this. Just ordered this from Amazon, looking forward to reading it!

#2558 70 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

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Smoking Monkey's! I had several of those.

#2559 70 days 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 70 days 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.

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

Don C.

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#2561 70 days ago

Hell yeah!

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#2566 69 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

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

#2567 69 days ago

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

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

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#2569 69 days 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.

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#2570 69 days ago
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#2571 69 days 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 : )

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#2572 69 days 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 : )
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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.

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#2573 66 days 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.

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#2574 66 days 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

#2575 65 days ago
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#2577 65 days ago

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

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#2578 65 days ago

A few more from upcoming sale.

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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.

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#2579 65 days 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.

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#2580 65 days ago

Loved my Ateam toys!

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#2581 63 days 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.

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#2582 63 days 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.
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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.

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#2583 63 days 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.
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The tattoos were what I got pretty excited about.
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#2584 63 days 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.
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#2585 63 days 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 63 days 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.
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#2587 63 days ago

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

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#2588 63 days 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.

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#2589 63 days ago
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#2590 63 days ago

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

#2591 63 days 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 63 days 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 62 days 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 62 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.

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.

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#2595 62 days 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 60 days 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.

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#2597 60 days 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.
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That's cool. What do you do with it?

#2598 60 days ago

It’s a fire pit

#2599 60 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

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

Spin it round manauly, for handwash only

#2600 60 days 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.
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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

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