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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

3 years ago



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#251 3 years ago

Those Gayla kites were the bomb! I used to fly them so high you could barely see them. It would suck when it would suddenly take a nosedive and you would have to walk a mile to find where it landed.

#252 3 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

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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Thanks to you as well.
Had both Stay Alive and Rebound.
Oh, and the little magic shot as well. Almost did not see the small photo.

#253 3 years ago

GI Joe, transformers, gobots, Matchbox cars, Tempest, Stratego, battleship, and a few others that have been mentioned. Table top hockey, yes remember the big wheels and Frogger race car, Ominbot which stop working just like the Frogger race car both of which I still have in storage. Flying styrofoam plane gliders, NERF footballs or DJ Nerf basketball hoop. Tennis ball for butts up on anyone's garage doors, handball, and more to come when I think of them.

#254 3 years ago

Screech lit up and played in the dark with spooky characters.
Anyone remember "The Liquidator"? Wish I still had mine.

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#255 3 years ago

I remember those click clacks ......... the bruises on my wrist ...........

Quoted from o-din:When I was in third grade two kids brought these to school one day. The next day almost everone had them. The day after that they were banned.

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#256 3 years ago

I grew up with 4 brothers so could have my choice of bikes and sling shots and go carts ........ But deep down all I wanted was............Barbie image_(resized).jpg.

#257 3 years ago

I had about five sets all in a big box.
This was my all time favorite!
It's still around somewhere at my parent's house.

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#258 3 years ago

And this one my parents would never buy for me.
I wanted it so bad, I still get excited when I see the cars at flea markets.

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#259 3 years ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

And this one my parents would never buy for me.
I wanted it so bad, I still get excited when I see the cars at flea markets.

I love the art on that box with the Snake and Mongoose funny cars. Just awesome!

#260 3 years ago

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#261 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The best handheld electronic pinball of 1982
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Must be the "Pro" model. No upper playfield.

#262 3 years ago
Quoted from 10pingrn:

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

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I have the same bike hanging in my garage. It rides like a Cadillac. Do you still have yours?

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#263 3 years ago

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#264 3 years ago

I loved this more than toy lamp or lightning kittens.

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#265 3 years ago
Quoted from Fairground:

all I wanted was............Barbie

I had the "Divorce Barbie". - It came with all of Ken's stuff.

#266 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Perhaps you should have stuck with water rockets.

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I recently bought these kinds of rockets for my kids so they could experience that blast

I also bought them one of those rubber band powered flapping birds.

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#267 3 years ago

Great thread idea this one, some of my childhood memories of the 80's

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#268 3 years ago
Quoted from ChoppaCade:

Great thread idea this one, some of my childhood memories of the 80's

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Those TFs in the photos are the modern masterpiece ones tho They are sucking up my money over the last view years.

I too had all those same things you listed.. but those technic sets

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#269 3 years ago

Does anyone remember these little Wee Gee squirt guns? They didn't hold a lot of water, but they shot very far and accurate little blasts ...

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#270 3 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Does anyone remember these little Wee Gee squirt guns? They didn't hold a lot of water, but they shot very far and accurate little blasts ...

Small enough to carry around school and not get busted

#271 3 years ago

We had white trash barbie.

The Camaro never worked right.

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#272 3 years ago

I remember my parents playing Twister one night and thinking how stupid they were. Now I am my parents.

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#273 3 years ago

+1 for the X-15

#274 3 years ago

Remco bazooka and battery operated 50 cal. machine gun. Hundreds of little plastic soldiers, tanks, trucks, jeeps that me and a buddy would set up, as a convoy and an ambush. HO scale slot cars with huge layouts, so big that each of the 2 lanes had it's own transformer.

#275 3 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Does anyone remember these little Wee Gee squirt guns? They didn't hold a lot of water, but they shot very far and accurate little blasts ...

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and how about the water rockets, especially the 2 stage ones.

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#276 3 years ago

Ewwwwwwww

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#277 3 years ago

No, I gave it to a neighbor kid when I started driving. It made me sick when I watched him get off of it and let it fall in the yard every time he rode it. He wouldn't use the kickstand.
That's really cool that you still have yours.
Great memories!

Quoted from embryonjohn:I have the same bike hanging in my garage. It rides like a Cadillac. Do you still have yours?

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#278 3 years ago

Haha. Was that really a toy ? The Burt Ward model seems more appropriate.

#279 3 years ago
Quoted from zr11990:

I played with myself a lot but I wont post a picture.

Didn't you get the lecture? "That is not a toy!"

#280 3 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Does anyone remember these little Wee Gee squirt guns? They didn't hold a lot of water, but they shot very far and accurate little blasts ...

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The problem with those was refilling under combat. You'd be stuck at the sink, water on full blast filling it mostly with air, while your opponent would empty his gun into your ear.

#281 3 years ago

Anybody remember the Spin Welder? "Works with harmless friction heat!"

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#282 3 years ago

A few more I haven't seen yet. Although, I hated Perfection. I never seemed to be fast enough.

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#283 3 years ago

I still have my Domino Rally sets from the 80's, and my kids will break them out every once in a while ...

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#284 3 years ago

I had one of these when I was a kid. Around the same time my dad was building the second story on the house, so I had an endless supply of wood to build jumps all over the place. It met an untimely end when I jumped the car from the second story construction into our neighbor's yard, where their dog took offense to the intrusion

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#285 3 years ago

"Let's mix up some stuff and see if it burns!"

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#286 3 years ago

How many people here had the ultimate kid toy for testing your parent's health insurance??

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#287 3 years ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

How many people here had the ultimate kid toy for testing your parent's health insurance??

I cannot remember how many injuries myself and my siblings got from this thing. Of course a lot of it had to do with us being completely and totally unsafe while using it...

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#288 3 years ago

Always my favorite coed activity, but the grass burns could be painful.

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#289 3 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Always my favorite coed activity, but the grass burns could be painful.

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As would the hidden rocks or sprinkler heads!

#290 3 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Always my favorite coed activity, but the grass burns could be painful.

I bought a Slip 'n Slide for my kids a few years ago. It was only setup in our backyard for a few hours, and it completely killed all the grass beneath it. It took months before that patch of grass started looking somewhat green again.

#291 3 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

"Let's mix up some stuff and see if it burns!"

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Had that exact set.
Amazing what they gave us kids in the 70's

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#292 3 years ago

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#293 3 years ago

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#294 3 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

"Let's mix up some stuff and see if it burns!"

Set my desk on Fire at the age of 11 with this!

#295 3 years ago

I'm surprised no one mentioned these yet. Looking back at it now, I think my parents bought me every Adventure People toy set every made.

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Oh, and these are more recent. 90's maybe? But I was into M.A.S.K pretty heavy, Air Raiders, and Inhumanoids

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#296 3 years ago

No ones favorite toy was a pinball machine. Sad!

Hey pinbe I was too slow. That may be the first 'real' pin listed here.

#297 3 years ago

I had a few different gun games. Some already mentioned. This one was a classic

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#298 3 years ago

These things were friggin awesome!

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#299 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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I had that exact set! I think I still have some shoved in a store room somewhere.

#300 3 years ago

One of my other favorite gun games from the 70s

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