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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

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#3551 14 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Reminded me of roller skating at a roller skating rink. Hit a wad of gum and you are going right down face first.
LTG : )

A guy was always at the door collecting gum in this ceramic roller skate at our rink back in the day. Lol

#3552 14 days ago

That story says he copied what he saw other people doing in a magazine, hardly a solid claim for inventing something. People were ripping off the axles and wheels from their sisters roller skates and nailing them to 2x4's before 1957, fairly well documented. Cool story, awesome work, don't want to take anything away from the dude but he didn't invent the skateboard.
Too bad Grosso bit the big one, he woulda given us the low down.

#3553 14 days ago

I guess the toy company giving him a fortune for it, is how he sees it.

Im not here to argue what happened 60 years ago in England, with his revenue.

Are you OK with that?

#3554 14 days ago

Two obscure things I’ve just remembered having at about 5 or 6 years old, when JFK was president. I liked gears. Big Spirograph fan.

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#3555 14 days ago

Hmm... Notice anything strangely familiar about Milton Bradley’s Haunted Treasure Hunt game?

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#3556 14 days ago

Anybody got a penny in a bottle?

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#3557 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Hmm... Notice anything strangely familiar about Milton Bradley’s Haunted Treasure Hunt game?
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Is that the Psycho house on the box lid?

#3558 14 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

Is that the Psycho house on the box lid?

Nope, the Old Sea Captain’s house is one story taller than the Psycho house. I noticed that on the box lid art the Captain is missing his right eye, but art on the game board shows his left eye missing. Spooky! But the main odd thing here is that the game is a re-theme of Milton Bradley’s Operation. Why would they do that? And where’s the Wish Bone?

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#3559 14 days ago

My parents and grandparents all kept their shoe shine stuff in a cool wooden box. It looked like something you would bring to the airport to make a few quick bucks shining shoes. I’ve still got some polish and a brush, but I just stash it in a cabinet. No cool box.

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#3560 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

My parents and grandparents all kept their shoe shine stuff in a cool wooden box. It looked like something you would bring to the airport to make a few quick bucks shining shoes. I’ve still got some polish and a brush, but I just stash it in a cabinet. No cool box.
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We had that same box! Ironically Kiwi was just down the road from me.

#3561 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

My parents and grandparents all kept their shoe shine stuff in a cool wooden box. It looked like something you would bring to the airport to make a few quick bucks shining shoes. I’ve still got some polish and a brush, but I just stash it in a cabinet. No cool box.
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To get some extra money for the roller rink I would shine my step dads shoes.

Kiwi black looks familiar.

I remember playing this there too. As well as taxi pinball, pole position and ghost and goblins.

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#3562 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Hmm... Notice anything strangely familiar about Milton Bradley’s Haunted Treasure Hunt game?
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illegal use of the scooby doo mansion on the box art?

#3563 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I noticed that on the box lid art the Captain is missing his right eye, but art on the game board shows his left eye missing.

What, you can only wink with one eye?

No eye patch...

#3564 14 days ago

Kick the can.

LTG : )

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#3565 14 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

My parents and grandparents all kept their shoe shine stuff in a cool wooden box. It looked like something you would bring to the airport to make a few quick bucks shining shoes. I’ve still got some polish and a brush, but I just stash it in a cabinet. No cool box.

I still have a box

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#3566 14 days ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

I still have a box

For some reason I hear Billy Batts saying, "Now go home and get your shine box".

LTG : )

#3567 13 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

What, you can only wink with one eye?
No eye patch...

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#3568 13 days ago
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#3569 13 days ago
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#3570 13 days ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

I still have a box
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How about a good ol’ wooden magazine rack?

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#3571 13 days ago

Many of you still have your childhood toys. Too many moves when I was a kid cleaned out my toy box.

I still have my dad's shoe shone box, though. But I'm retired, don't work in an office, and have not been to church in years. I used to wear New Balance shoes and gave to those up for Walmart cheapies. It sits here collecting dust. I should get rid of it.

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#3572 13 days ago

Not really a toy but if you were a kid who liked to play with your food it might qualify as a toy

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I was in 6th grade when a sample box of CC came in the mail in 1963. CC arrived when Elvis was still King. It must have been summer time. I recall the weather being nice. The Beatles were still a few months away.

And I recall falling in love with CC. I remember the sample size box said that Captain Crunch would be made for 1,000,000,000,000,000 and on and on for entire small page of the ad flyer that was in the box. It was a lot of zeros.

#3573 13 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

How about a good ol’ wooden magazine rack?
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No but I keep a basket next to the throne... does that count?

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#3574 13 days ago

Anybody remember these triangle shaped icees. I’m not sure if mom bought the knock off brand. But I sure did enjoy them.

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#3575 13 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I was in 6th grade when a sample box of CC came in the mail in 1963. CC arrived when Elvis was still King. It must have been summer time. I recall the weather being nice.

Whoa! I also clearly remember getting that sample box of Cap’n Crunch. One of the greatest things ever to arrive unannounced in the mailbox!

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#3576 13 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Not really a toy but if you were a kid who liked to play with your food it might qualify as a toy
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I was in 6th grade when a sample box of CC came in the mail in 1963. CC arrived when Elvis was still King. It must have been summer time. I recall the weather being nice. The Beatles were still a few months away.
And I recall falling in love with CC. I remember the sample size box said that Captain Crunch would be made for 1,000,000,000,000,000 and on and on for entire small page of the ad flyer that was in the box. It was a lot of zeros.

Capn Crunch is the GOAT!
I spent a whole year dreaming of this!!

Now I watch Oak Island!

( I actually made a time capsule with my Capn Treasure, and buried it under a tree 47 years ago....)

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#3577 13 days ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Anybody remember these triangle shaped icees. I’m not sure if mom bought the knock off brand. But I sure did enjoy them.
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Reminds me of these Vodka Martini freeze pops. These are really good!

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#3578 13 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Capn Crunch is the GOAT!
I spent a whole year dreaming of this!!
Now I watch Oak Island!
( I actually made a time capsule with my Capn Treasure, and buried it under a tree 47 years ago....)[quoted image]

That thing looks awesome! What did you put in it? Only thing buried in my backyard was a deceased hamster in a cigar box coffin.

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#3579 13 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

( I actually made a time capsule with my Capn Treasure, and buried it under a tree 47 years ago....)

When I was about 3 years old. Midwest Federal had a commercial on TV. They planted a dollar bill. And a tree grew with dollar bills for leaves.

So I planted all my change in the back yard. Unless someone went over it with a metal detector. There is a fair amount of silver coins still there.

LTG : )

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#3580 13 days ago

the original NERF ball

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#3581 13 days ago

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#3582 13 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

That thing looks awesome! What did you put in it? Only thing buried in my backyard was a deceased hamster in a cigar box coffin.
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I Threw In some Baseball cards...Shouldnt have put a Mickey Mantle in there, Some silver coins, like Lloyd,
Pictures of my family and Dog, A love letter from my Girlfriend then....Her dad was on Oak Island with Kellyco,
and I note about me.
The Hollow under a tree, was dug by a wild rabbit, that had lived and nested there.
Concrete got poured over it later...
Capn Chest went in a clear box, and that went into metal box and duct tapped to hell.

#3583 13 days ago

Super Sugar Crisp tasted awful but had the best toys. What a horrible cereal. I’m dry heaving now as I post this

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#3584 13 days ago

Got some for Xmas

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#3585 13 days ago
Quoted from pinworthy:

No but I keep a basket next to the throne... does that count?
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How many laps are there in the Toilet Bowl ? Is this the Toliet Bowl 500 or 400?

#3586 13 days ago
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#3587 13 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I Threw In some Baseball cards...Shouldnt have put a Mickey Mantle in there, Some silver coins, like Lloyd,
Pictures of my family and Dog, A love letter from my Girlfriend then....Her dad was on Oak Island with Kellyco,
and I note about me.
The Hollow under a tree, was dug by a wild rabbit, that had lived and nested there.
Concrete got poured over it later...
Capn Chest went in a clear box, and that went into metal box and duct tapped to hell.

A rabbit hole in a tree hollow? Concrete poured over the top.

That M.Mantle card might be down there just waiting for you to go dig it up. Maybe it will have a better fate than the '58 Plymouth Fury that Oklahoma placed in its time capsule.

Just think. You might could get rich

#3588 13 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That M.Mantle card might be down there just waiting for you to go dig it up. Maybe it will have a better fate than the '58 Plymouth Fury that Oklahoma placed in its time capsule.
Just think. You might could get rich

The Cap’n Crunch treasure chest might be worth more than the Mickey Mantle card.

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#3589 13 days ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Super Sugar Crisp tasted awful but had the best toys. What a horrible cereal. I’m dry heaving now as I post this
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Damn! I LOVE Sugar Crisp, but I never got any of those cool prizes.

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#3590 13 days ago

I loved the cheap baking soda fueled cereal prizes back in the 70’s.
They didn’t do much, but I was easily pleased.

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#3591 13 days ago

Sometime in the 70s, I got this ”Humburger” kazoo toy at McDonald’s. It wasn’t in a kid’s meal. Don’t remember the details of the promotion. Still have it in a junk drawer somewhere.

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#3592 13 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Anybody got a penny in a bottle?
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Mine is sitting on the shelf right next to me! I got it at Thomas Edison's home in Florida nearly 40 years ago. Penny is dated 1986. Lost the cork though. Never did figure out how that penny got in there!

#3593 13 days ago

This was my daily diet in the 70’s

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#3594 13 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:

the original NERF ball
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I "stole" a NIP original Nerf Football in an online auction lot back in September of 2019, where they had no idea what they had and didn't even list it in the lot contents! $12.

A guy on eBay wants $400 for his! He might get it, too, I remember seeing one sold for $300 not long after I scored this one.

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Almost as good as when, a year later, the same sort of thing happened at the same auctioneer, I shanghaied a kinetic art sculpture that originally retailed for like 2 grand, for ten bucks!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-are-some-stupid-things-people-spend-time-and-money-doing/page/3#post-5865730

#3595 13 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

The Cap’n Crunch treasure chest might be worth more than the Mickey Mantle card. [quoted image]

Well hell, I'm reading how OLDPINGUY wrapped everything up. That CC chest might still be in pristine condition, too.

Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Capn Chest went in a clear box, and that went into metal box and duct tapped to hell.

OLDPINGUY might make enough to make the digging worth while. It all depends on how much concrete was poured and how deep he buried the treasure. It would defiantly be a story for the grandkids.

Better yet, make them a treasure map and get out of their way

#3596 13 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:This was my daily diet in the 70’s
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Slurpee and pinball. Had a lot of fun at the 7/11 stores.

#3597 13 days ago

Ever see an electric “smoking stand?” I saw one in the living room of my uncle’s Wisconsin farmhouse in the early 1960s when I was a little kid. It looked old even then. I remember trying figure out what the heck the electric ceramic thing on the top was, but I was afraid to ask anyone about it after messing with it. I found out decades later that the top has two ashtrays, a canister for your smokes and a really cool electric lighter held in a ceramic housing. Pretty neat gizmo for the time.

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#3598 13 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

This was my daily diet in the 70’s

Here’s a perfect balanced menu for a day in the 60s.

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#3599 13 days ago

Since we're on to cereal, I have to link in this classic explanation of "Kaboom" cereal.
The saddest cereal ever made.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/343109.php

#3600 13 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Ever see an electric “smoking stand?” I saw one in the living room of my uncle’s Wisconsin farmhouse in the early 1960s when I was a little kid. It looked old even then. I remember trying figure out what the heck the electric ceramic thing on the top was, but I was afraid to ask anyone about it after messing with it. I found out decades later that the top has two ashtrays, a canister for your smokes and a really cool electric lighter held in a ceramic housing. Pretty neat gizmo for the time.
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Those are Art Deco designs from the 30s. They are beautiful.

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