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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

5 years ago


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#2807 12 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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Aerobie's are the real deal for loooong Frisbee tossing. It takes some finesse but once you get good at its bad ass. Back in the 90's a buddy of mine and I got really good at it. We would throw these things at least 2 football fields apart. Really satisfying to see them fly basically on a laser line.

#2808 12 months ago

who had one of these (I did not)
Amazed that actually sold a toy to kids that contained radioactive material

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory

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#2809 12 months ago

Spent a lot of time with these guys
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#2810 12 months ago

That could be good for the Pinball Olympics. Hook it up the GI, pedal or play in the dark.

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#2811 12 months ago
Quoted from BagAJellyDonuts:

Was just sorting through the basement junk and I'll admit it, got into slot racing. Ran wing cars at local track. Grew up when the slot car craze hit in the 60s. These were just taken to the stupid level.
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Yeah, I don't remember them going quite this fast when we played with them in the 60s. (go past 1 minute mark to see cars going).

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#2812 12 months ago

Best drink of water ever.

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#2813 12 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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They make the best dog toys money can buy!

#2814 12 months ago

Whamo kept me busy!

And this was my gifts for my 9th Birthday and Holidays!

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#2815 12 months ago

Classic wham-Oh my bad ...wrong video

#2816 12 months ago

Classic wham-O

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#2818 12 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Best drink of water ever

Best swimming pool ever

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#2819 12 months ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

I used to love slot car racing. I just pulled these out of the attic.
There’s still a TCR track that I need to dig out.

What happened to the TYCO brand slot car tracks? Those are the ones I had as a boy.

#2820 12 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

What happened to the TYCO brand slot car tracks? Those are the ones I had as a boy.

All my friends had Tyco. I had Aurora FX sets.

#2821 12 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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Ohh man....idk HOW many parachute guys wound up hanging from the power lines outside....or how they got there; Honest

#2822 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Who the hell throws Frisbees around at night time?

Jack

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#2823 12 months ago

Wonderbread "helps build strong bodies 12 ways."
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Do you remember when Wonder Bread was giving one Wacky Package free in each one you bought?

#2824 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Who the hell throws Frisbees around at night time?

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#2825 12 months ago

Back in 2001 Burger King sold four individual Lord of the Rings glasses each with a snap-on rubber base containing a battery and two red LEDs that illuminated the glass and the liquid in it. Each glass came in a colorful box and had a character on one side and Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring on the other. I bought all four and an extra Gandalf (which I have used) and an extra Frodo. I hoped that Burger King would offer four more characters when The Two Towers was released (hoping for Legolas and Gimli) and four more for The Return of the King, but that didn't happen. I saved them in the original Burger King bags.
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#2826 12 months ago

In the late 60s, Shell gas stations had a few promotions where they gave out little coins to collect and win prizes. There were coins featuring Presidents, States and Space Missions. I thought these coins were so cool. I tried to get my Dad to get gas from Shell whenever they were giving out coins. But he only went there a few times, since the nearest Shell station was several miles from where we lived. I still have my treasured Apollo XI coin squirreled away somewhere.

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#2827 12 months ago

What was your first tape recorder? I got one for Christmas in 1969 when I was 12. This was just before everyone was using cassettes. It was a Panasonic portable reel-to-reel tape recorder that used 5-inch reels. It was my favorite thing for a while, but by early 1971 I had a cassette recorder and never bothered with tape reels again.

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#2828 12 months ago

We must be lost twins, Mooch....You keep posting all the same toys I had! That Cassette Player was
the exact one I had...68-9. I still have the audio tapes. Scooby Doo, Elvis, Dinner table conversations!!

The coins were a great give away! One would think with all the Cheap Imports, someone in the last few years would have created a free promotion to collect with prizes.

The coins kicked ass on the steak knives from shell!
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We filled our drawer when we followed all these Pedro Signs

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#2829 12 months ago

We used to make a lot of swings & ziplines from the hillside trees in our yard.
One of the favorites was an old laundry basket rigged up with wooden pulleys from grandpa.

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#2830 12 months ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Yeah, I don't remember them going quite this fast when we played with them in the 60s. (go past 1 minute mark to see cars going).

Those are what I knew as strap motor cars. What I ran went maybe 50% of what these do. It was entertaining during the 90s to race the wing cars when you had a good group of guys that didn't cheat too much. But one day went to the track and place was empty.

The other cars from the 60s, like the Cox cars and the Classics can fetch a good price these days. But with this thread being about the toys we liked, the other one I liked were the Cox planes. The smell of the fuel and the racket they made.

#2831 12 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

We must be lost twins, Mooch....You keep posting all the same toys I had! That Cassette Player was
the exact one I had...68-9. I still have the audio tapes. Scooby Doo, Elvis, Dinner table conversations!!
The coins were a great give away! One would think with all the Cheap Imports, someone in the last few years would have created a free promotion to collect with prizes.
The coins kicked ass on the steak knives from shell!
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Those were literally our steak knives for my entire childhood as far as I can remember. I see now, the price was right. We didn’t have a lot of money.

#2832 12 months ago

Bet she plays a mean game of twister : )

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#2835 12 months ago

Forgot bout these blue books. Was strangely satisfying just to place the coins in those tight circles.

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#2836 12 months ago

My Dad got this cool white glass mug free with a fill-up at a Gulf gas station around 1970. It had an image of GROG the caveman from the comic strip “B.C.” on it. I immediately confiscated it and used it as a pencil holder for decades. I thought it might be a valuable collector’s item, but I see they’re for sale all over the place for 5 or 6 bucks apiece.

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#2837 12 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Forgot bout these blue books. Was strangely satisfying just to place the coins in those tight circles.
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There are FOUR Lincoln Cent books?! I feel old... When I was a kid there were only two. I was really only able to fill up most of the second volume. Also filled up most of the Jefferson Nickel book. There are probably more volumes of nickel books now, too. The other book I had was 20th Century Type Coins. Whenever I opened that book, all my older worn beat-up silver coins would fall out of their holes.

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#2839 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Whenever I opened that book, all my older worn beat-up silver coins would fall out of their holes.

That’s surprising.... I found the coins were almost impossible to remove once they were in place.

#2840 12 months ago

Remember my grandmother giving me filled coin rolls whenever I would visit her. Couldn’t wait to get home to unwrap them.. was almost as fun as opening packs of baseball cards with the hopes of getting a Reggie Jackson, Jim Rice or Rod Carew card. Good times.

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#2841 12 months ago

But bad gum....

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#2842 12 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

That’s surprising.... I found the coins were almost impossible to remove once they were in place.

I think my no-budget filler-quality Barber Quarter was so worn down it would've fit into a nickel hole. Shiny new pennies jammed into their holes tightly.

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#2844 12 months ago

Birthday party, maybe 1972.
Still works
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#2845 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

In the late 60s, Shell gas stations had a few promotions where they gave out little coins to collect and win prizes. There were coins featuring Presidents, States and Space Missions. I thought these coins were so cool. I tried to get my Dad to get gas from Shell whenever they were giving out coins. But he only went there a few times, since the nearest Shell station was several miles from where we lived. I still have my treasured Apollo XI coin squirreled away somewhere.
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Yes, I remember the Shell coins and the steak knives.

Even better was when they were giving out Hot Wheels cars. I remember getting my mom to stop for $1 worth of gas just to get a free Hot Wheel.
Not only that, but that one car turned out to be one of the fastest cars I ever had (and I had a couple of hundred cars back then).

#2846 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

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Nice to find a coin from your birth year.

LTG : )

#2847 12 months ago
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You are reminding me of the days when I would watch Roy Rogers. His sidekick, Pat Brady was always tooling around in Nellybelle and looking for places to use his geiger counter.

This was my introduction to the world of uranium and then on to plutonium and bombs and nuclear power.

And just why was Pat and Nellybelle out looking for uranium? It was a TV shows keeping up with what was relevant at the time.

Google and Wikipedia to the rescue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_mining_in_the_United_States

I guess the question is: Did the Roy Rogers TV show give birth to these uranium toys that were being sold or did the toys come on first and the Roy Rogers show writers glom onto it?

#2848 12 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

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My dad had 3 silver dollars that were completely worn down to just silver disks. I don't know how long he has been carrying them around. He said they were for good luck.

My nephew has has possession of them for years now.

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#2850 12 months ago

I had this windup tin jukebox bank when I was a kid. It looked like fun at first. I thought it would play a tune. But when you wound it up and put a coin in the slot, it made an awful sound. Sounded like something spinning inside making a ball bearing clink against metal pieces. No incentive to ever put in another coin.

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