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What were your favorite childhood toys?


By Mr68

3 years ago



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#415 3 years ago

Finally the intelli & cellecovisions show up.

I knew the rich kids would taint this thread

#416 3 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Finally the intelli & cellecovisions show up.
I knew the rich kids would taint this thread

I was trying to come up with a comeback, but i just cant! So im going to go eat caviar with my silver spoon now! (Chef boyardee with a plastic spork)

#417 3 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

I was trying to come up with a comeback, but i just cant! So im going to go eat caviar with my silver spoon now! (Chef boyardee with a plastic spork)

Trust me, I had fat stacks of paper growing up (the term 'phat' hasn't been invented yet), and I couldn't afford those things!

#418 3 years ago

What was the price point on colleco, intellivision, and the 2600? I always thought atari was the best, but i think thats because they had the most games.

#419 3 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

What was the price point on colleco, intellivision, and the 2600? I always thought atari was the best, but i think thats because they had the most games.

Funny that's exactly what I was wondering myself.

I thought the 2600 was $100...but that's just what I remember as a poor child growing up in the ghetto with one.

#420 3 years ago

I always figured colecovision was the cheapo one since my parents who didnt have money got us one for christmas one year (used one and i think a controller was broken, but still a colecovision). I was always envious of the 2600 owners. Guess i was on the inside looking out and didnt even know it!

#421 3 years ago

Colecovision 1982 price-175
Intellivision price-299 dropped to 249 within a couple months
2600 original price-200

I guess intellivision was the cadillac of gaming systems

#422 3 years ago

Anyone remember the Wammo Air Blaster. My dad actually played with that .

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#424 3 years ago

Where do you get these pictures?

#425 3 years ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Where do you get these pictures?

Google. Except for the old pics I had.

#426 3 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Colecovision 1982 price-175
Intellivision price-299 dropped to 249 within a couple months
2600 original price-200
I guess intellivision was the cadillac of gaming systems

I was one of the last of my friends to get a video game system. Thankfully my father was biased because of investments and chose to get me an Intellivision for Christmas. All my friends already had Atari 2600 so it was great to have something different which made it a novelty. I also feel the Intellivision games were slightly better overall than Atari but Atari had way more selection so it was probably a wash.
I never knew anybody that had Colecovision.

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I am The Lone Ranger.

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#429 3 years ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Where do you get these pictures?

First picture is a normal Google search. If you look across the top you will see categories: All - Shopping - Images - Videos - News - and More with a drop down menu. "All" in this case is highlighted.

Second image is what your search will look like after clicking on the "Image" category. I use Chrome and this is what my screen looks like. Yours may differ slightly.

Edit: Wow, some serious glitches going with this posting pictures.

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I'm giving up on posting the second screenshot. Not sure whats going on but I hope that helps.

#432 3 years ago

intellivision was technically superior than atari.. but atari was the chevy of the market and was everywhere.
colecovision had the most true to the arcade games.. but didn't have the huge library.

Having people in the electronics industry in my family.. we had every atari game via copied proms We also had coleco, but eventually got the Adam (computer version) where... we had every coleco game copied on floppy disks

I had cases and cases of little 16 pin prom chips and a cartridge card with a ziff socket to load the chip to to play the atari games.

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#434 3 years ago

This was one of my Favorites! A Space Fidgit!

I found a storage cache of these a few years back.
Had been selling them for years on Ebay and Amazon.

Still have a few left available.....Mesmerizing!

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#435 3 years ago

Pro Series 85 and Staab mad scientist!

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#436 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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That is too awesome. What's the name?

#437 3 years ago

My great uncle collected O-gauge train stuff the way we collect pins now. When he died, he left us his whole layout, with about 200 cars, 6 locomotives, and a bunch of buildings. My dad built a 2-level layout in our basement out of plywood. Sadly we had to sell it in the late 70s, because times were tough and $700 was a lot of money back then. I wish I'd just kept 1 or 2 of the cooler cars.

I came really close to getting back into model railroading in 1998, instead of pinball. If I'd had a basement at the time, I probably would have. This was my favorite car as a kid:

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#439 3 years ago
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To microdium! The cause of, and solution to, all life's problems.

#440 3 years ago

Oh man, I am laughing my ass off at this one. Fun reminder from childhood I was a natural born skeptic.

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#441 3 years ago

As a child of the 80's, I had GI Joes, He-Man, Legos, etc... But, my favorite was always Transformers. They were expensive though and I built the bulk of my collection through flea markets in the early 90's when they were worth practically nothing.

Though, I sold off my huge collection years ago. I kept a few including my first Transformer my Dad bought for me, Huffer, a mini that sold on a card for a couple bucks or so. He's a really early U.S. Version without the rub off sticker that came soon after their launch in the states.

Though he's nothing special in terms of value, he'll always be my favorite.

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#442 3 years ago

I used to love Gobots...still have them in boxes somewhere

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#443 3 years ago

Also played the crap out of laser tag

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#444 3 years ago
Quoted from Erik:

That is too awesome. What's the name?

I don't remember what it was called but it was a wind up working roller coaster. I think we might have got it by trading in some green stamps. Not sure though. I forgot all about it until I saw a pic online today. It did fall apart after a while.

Edit- found a vid.

#445 3 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

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I have a magic window right in front of me now!

I have lots of old toys everywhere!

#446 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

This was one of my Favorites! A Space Fidgit!
I found a storage cache of these a few years back.
Had been selling them for years on Ebay and Amazon.
Still have a few left available.....Mesmerizing!

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What does it do? does it light up or something?

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#447 3 years ago

This is such a great thread, definitely a trip down memory lane. I used to be so excited to get the new Sears Wish Book and go through and scrutinize all the new toys.

One of the best Christmases I remember as a kid was when my Dad spent hours locked away in our family room on Christmas eve and wouldn't let us in to see what was up. Finally the next day revealed a great train set all setup on about an 8' x 8' raised platform. And even better since my brother and I are identical twins he built two identical layouts so we each had our own set to play with.

Our parents always made sure we got to have our own things, even though usually they were the same toys, and didn't have to always share just because we were twins. My mom would even make two identical cakes for each birthday.

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#448 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

What does it do? does it light up or something?

Lots of cool stuff that lights up here, Paul!

Sorry, the fidgit is an assortment of bad chemicals and oils that move around with finger pressure...but no lights...
remind me to add one to your next package.

I think youd like this one Im working on.....

I am trying a Slimer Bank, controlled lighting inside, in front of a large plasma disk,
with EL wire wrapping around Slimers arms, and lower controlled foot lighting for a topper on GB!

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