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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

5 years ago


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#4151 9 months ago

I remember Speidel ID bracelets being a popular thing for guys at my high school for a short time in the early 70s. Custom “Gold Tone” bling to impress the ladies!

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#4152 9 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

I remember Speidel ID bracelets being a popular thing for guys at my high school for a short time in the early 70s. Custom “Gold Tone” bling to impress the ladies!
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TOTALLY forgot about this. They didn't hit my corner of the world until the late 80's. I had one. Turned my wrist green! (then I bought a better one)

#4153 9 months ago
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#4154 9 months ago

I had a few of these.

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#4155 9 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Bell bottoms and.....jugs.
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EDIT: And Farah Fawcett hair.

The gallon jugs or the pint sized?

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#4156 9 months ago

Damn you Mooch!
I was saving a credit card slider picture for a later post ....and earlier this week I noticed you beat me to it : )
Then today you beat me again with your Dry Look post!!!

Best I can do is a old Right Guard can : (

Anybody else “reserving” old photos to post later here or am I the only nut that may be enjoying this thread a little bit too much?

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#4157 9 months ago

Getting rid of some of my reserves

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#4158 9 months ago

Been holding these for 2 weeks: )

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#4159 9 months ago

My ace in the hole reserve!

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#4160 9 months ago

A few memories of wrestling when I was younger, many more before them and many more after them.

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#4161 9 months ago

Fond memories of watching wrestling with my dad way back in the 70s, before it got so goofy and over the top and they still at least pretended it was real. Nevertheless, I could always be sure of him uttering, sometime during the show, "What a crock of shit!"

#4162 9 months ago

I was a big Rowdy Roddy Piper fan. Man that guy could make me laugh. Funniest bad guy ever.

#4163 9 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

and they still at least pretended it was real.

What

#4164 9 months ago

LTG : )

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#4165 9 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Fond memories of watching wrestling with my dad way back in the 70s, before it got so goofy and over the top and they still at least pretended it was real. Nevertheless, I could always be sure of him uttering, sometime during the show, "What a crock of shit!"

Way back: Texas Bob Geigel

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#4166 9 months ago
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#4167 9 months ago

Verne Gagne was my mothers second cousin. I never met the guy.

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#4168 9 months ago
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#4169 9 months ago
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#4170 9 months ago

Playing hockey on a pond with my cousins

#4171 9 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Playing hockey on a pond with my cousins

Me too growing up in Minnesota.
And what would happen when a muskrat tried to sneak across the ice and a bunch of kids with hockey sticks spotted him.

#4172 9 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I was a big Rowdy Roddy Piper fan. Man that guy could make me laugh. Funniest bad guy ever.

He was the best. Macho Man was pretty good too.

Time to do a rewatch of They Live.
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#4173 9 months ago

I had to buy it..funny stuff.

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#4174 9 months ago
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#4177 9 months ago
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#4179 9 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

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I never knew these had name

Speaking of the Space Dust sizzling candy, That looks like Pop Rocks with a different name.

#4180 9 months ago

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#4181 9 months ago

Nothing like being cool with a tin in your back pocket. Especially because the real stuff made me throw up.

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#4182 9 months ago
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#4183 9 months ago

Does anyone remember the tiny loaves of bread they used to sell at 6 Flags parks or did they only sell them at Astroworld. We would buy those and stuff them with ham and cheese and warm them to melt the cheese. My God I loved Astroworld. I had such good times there, I actually met my wife there. I am still butthurt that they tore it down because they thought they could sell the land for a billion dollars. Its still a parking lot

#4184 9 months ago

Any suggestions on how to handle this frozen air pocket?

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#4185 9 months ago

Whenever I got constipated as a kid and needed a laxative, my Mom gave me some Fletcher’s Castoria. I loved the taste of that stuff. It had a deep herbal flavor, much like a shot of Jagermeister. But it was a different story if I had the “runs.” She would bring out the bottle of Kaopectate. Remember the original formula of Kaopectate? One of the worst tasting medicines I’ve ever had to take. It was an evil grayish suspension made with Kaolin, a type of clay. So it was basically a watery slurry of mud, and that’s what it tasted like. I would shudder in disgust after swallowing each force-fed spoonful of that nasty stuff.

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#4186 9 months ago
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#4187 9 months ago

I was a sucker for carnival game prizes. I would waste 20 bucks trying to win a cheap 5 dollar mirror. Stupid as that was, I wish I still had them.

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#4188 9 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

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#4189 9 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Any suggestions on how to handle this frozen air pocket?

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#4190 9 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

I was a sucker for carnival game prizes. I would waste 20 bucks trying to win a cheap 5 dollar mirror. Stupid as that was, I wish I still had them.
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I got this wooden Frank Zappa sign at some fair back in the 70s. Didn’t win it though- I remember it was $15. Bigger than it looks here. About 13x16.

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#4191 9 months ago

Did you have a big wooden toy box as a kid? I had one much like these, but mine had little tigers painted on it. I kept it for many years to store stuff, but I eventually painted it blue so it didn’t look so “kiddie.”

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#4192 9 months ago

Bubble gum in a toothpaste tube? Why not?

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#4193 9 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Did you have a big wooden toy box as a kid? I had one much like these, but mine had little tigers painted on it. I kept it for many years to store stuff, but I eventually painted it blue so it didn’t look so “kiddie.”
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Mine was the football one. But looks like it was in the Sears catalog on 1979

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#4194 9 months ago

Back in the 70s, businesses everywhere were handing out free car litter bags. I don’t see them around anymore.

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#4195 9 months ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

Bubble gum in a toothpaste tube? Why not?
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Reminds me of this stuff from way back when.

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#4196 9 months ago

Ads for Saturday morning cartoons- ABC 1967, CBS 1969, CBS 1976, NBC 1980.

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#4197 9 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Did you have a big wooden toy box as a kid?

Mine was my dad's WWII Navy sea chest. The hardware looked a lot like this, but the box was blue. Sure wish I still had it, but it got put out in the shed and eventually rotted.

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#4198 9 months ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Mine was the football one. But looks like it was in the Sears catalog on 1979[quoted image]

My late younger brother had that same one!

#4199 9 months ago

I was inspired to create many of homebrew foods after seeing Reese’s you got peanut butter in my chocolate ads.
This cookies and cream mod was one of my favorites.
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Least favorite? My Doritos and mayonnaise mix followed closely by my Tang/Milk combo.

Still enjoy mixing my Gatorades!

#4200 9 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Ads for Saturday morning cartoons- ABC 1967, CBS 1969, CBS 1976, NBC 1980.

8 years old - Middle of the week in school daydreaming bout sitting in front of my tv for those Saturday morning cartoons.
54 years old - Middle of the week at work daydreaming bout sitting at the bar for a few Saturday night drinks.

Kinda depressing : |

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