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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories


By Mr68

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#4901 7 days ago

Also this.

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#4902 6 days ago

Good old Quick Draw McGraw.

Reminds me of these 2.

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#4903 6 days ago

I have the old lunch box. Has them all together.

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#4904 6 days ago

anybody have one of these as a kid in the 70's?

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#4905 6 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

anybody have one of these as a kid in the 70's?

Yes! Totally forgot about that! We use to look for the blimp during football games on TV. This thread is great for bringing back memories!

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#4906 6 days ago

Kerplunk was a fav game of my youth

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#4907 6 days ago

Used to play this when we needed a break from real D&D I guess?
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#4908 6 days ago

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#4909 6 days ago

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#4910 6 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

anybody have one of these as a kid in the 70's?
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My brother had one of those! We grew up in Houston where the Goodyear blimp was based. It made a sound that was very unique. As soon as we heard that sound we dropped whatever we were doing and came bolting out of the house to see it. If I remember right, my dad had a chance to get tickets for us to ride on it but somehow that deal fell through. Too bad.

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#4911 6 days ago

Many a night we played here in the early 80s.

We called it the looney bins, it was an abandoned mental institution.

What a toy to play with.

This video is a fine example of the place.

Cool story;

I was reaching out to old friends for stories about our time there I have forgotten. He said, I wonder what was in those vials in the dental office?

I made a quick phone call to another friend.

What was in those vials? Nova Caine. I found out from another person. (Who actually took them back then. I think.)

I called him back and answered his decades old question.

We had a lot of fun there.

Give me nova Caine!

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#4913 6 days ago

Along a similar vein, I remember this one as well.

#4914 6 days ago

Don Adams! Just Great!

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#4916 6 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

anybody have one of these as a kid in the 70's?
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Quoted from jawjaw:

My brother had one of those! We grew up in Houston where the Goodyear blimp was based. It made a sound that was very unique. As soon as we heard that sound we dropped whatever we were doing and came bolting out of the house to see it. If I remember right, my dad had a chance to get tickets for us to ride on it but somehow that deal fell through. Too bad.
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Also had one as a kid. We had a Goodyear blimp stationed nearby in Carson California so we got to see them often. Now they're gone and have been replaced by Zepplin built airships (not a blimp, but a dirigible). pasted_image (resized).png
Sadly, we don't see this too often, but it's quite impressive. It's longer than a 747 and has a very different sound.

It's kind of ironic because back in the early 1930's Goodyear built a duplicate of one of Zeppelins airships for the navy. Now Goodyear no longer builds blimps and they're using Zeppelin Airships.

#4917 6 days ago

I had that Goodyear blimp model, too. I hadn't thought about it in years. Thanks for the reminder! I have a client who has a son that works for that California airship company.

I had a Hindenburg model back then, too. I remember my dad taking me to see that movie with George C. Scott. Something about that disaster always captured my imagination. It was the same way with the Titanic. I know I read and re-read A Night to Remember.

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#4918 6 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I had that Goodyear blimp model, too. I hadn't thought about it in years. Thanks for the reminder! I have a client who has a son that works for that California airship company.
I had a Hindenburg model back then, too. I remember my dad taking me to see that movie with George C. Scott. Something about that disaster always captured my imagination. It was the same way with the Titanic. I know I read and re-read A Night to Remember.
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A book, any book, for 40 cents is worth a few memories. I stop by the magazine rack in the grocery store and blanch at magazines priced at $12.95.

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#4919 6 days ago

That's my actual copy. I took that photo earlier today. 11th printing, 1963. It has my older sister's name written inside the front cover. I guess she left it behind when she moved out.

#4920 6 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I know I read and re-read A Night to Remember.

I remember that book - and that somehow reminded me of a book my brother had, Hiroshima. I remember the pictures of the damage and it talking about skin falling off. Didn't realize it was originally published in 1946 - he had it in the late 60s/early 70s.

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#4921 6 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

I remember that book - and that somehow reminded me of a book my brother had, Hiroshima. I remember the pictures of the damage and it talking about skin falling off. Didn't realize it was originally published in 1946 - he had it in the late 60s/early 70s.
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Hersey’s Hiroshima is a sobering book to be sure. In 1985 he released a second edition in which he went back and followed up with survivors he had interviewed for the 1946 original.

#4922 5 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

anybody have one of these as a kid in the 70's?
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I had one

#4923 5 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Hersey’s Hiroshima is a sobering book to be sure. In 1985 he released a second edition in which he went back and followed up with survivors he had interviewed for the 1946 original.

Are you aware that the U.S. put out flyers in Japanese warning the people of Japan that they were going to bomb major cities if their gov didnt stop the war? Then they did it again before the next bomb.

#4924 5 days ago

Yes, I am aware of both the generalized "LeMay" leaflets that warned cities of impending bombings without direct mention of the atomic bomb, as well as the "Hiroshima" leaflets that were scattered after the first atomic bombing, but before Nagasaki.

#4925 5 days ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Are you aware that the U.S. put out flyers in Japanese warning the people of Japan that they were going to bomb major cities if their gov didnt stop the war?

Yes, partially true, we did put out warnings for various cities, though Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not on the LeMay leaflets, as they were more about the firebombing that was going on in other major Japanese cities (including Tokyo) which were nearly as deadly. Nagasaki was leafleted after the bomb (ill-timed scheduling as Nagasaki was not the intended target, it was the secondary that became primary after Kakuri was ruled out due to weather conditions). Regardless, here is part of the message included in that release:

"A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2000 of our giant B-29s could have carried on a single mission. Radio Tokyo has told you that with the first use of this weapon of total destruction, Hiroshima was virtually destroyed. Before we use this bomb again and again to destroy every resource of the military by which they are prolonging this useless war, petition the emperor now to end the war."

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#4926 5 days ago

Coloring books.

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#4927 5 days ago

Other horror...

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#4928 5 days ago

Pretty sure i never had a Hugo, but I had a stretch Armstrong.

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#4929 5 days ago

I barely recognized him.

#4930 5 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I had that Goodyear blimp model, too. I hadn't thought about it in years. Thanks for the reminder! I have a client who has a son that works for that California airship company.
I had a Hindenburg model back then, too. I remember my dad taking me to see that movie with George C. Scott. Something about that disaster always captured my imagination. It was the same way with the Titanic. I know I read and re-read A Night to Remember.
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All thanks to Indiana Jones

#4931 5 days ago

Not for me. I was into that stuff years before the Indiana Jones movies. That George C. Scott Hindenburg movie was 1975. Around the same time I was also reading this:

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I even had the board game.

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And let's not forget this classic:

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#4932 5 days ago

Favorite TV show of the period?

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#4933 5 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Around the same time I was also reading this:

The Bermuda Triangle reminded me of this TV Series from 1977 - The Fantastic Journey. It only lasted a single season. They were trapped in the Bermuda Triangle with people from other times/dimensions/planets etc. The kid is Ike Eisenmann who was also in Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) which was a must see Disney film as a kid.

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#4934 5 days ago

When I was a kid I had the most fun with one of these. There wasn't anything that I couldn't fix or destroy.

LTG : )

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#4935 5 days ago

I thought the Bermuda Triangle was a bikini wax style.

#4936 5 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I even had the board game.
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Oh wow! Totally forgot about that game, with the magnet picking up the little ships. Thanks!

#4937 5 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Not for me. I was into that stuff years before the Indiana Jones movies. That George C. Scott Hindenburg movie was 1975. Around the same time I was also reading this:
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I even had the board game.
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And let's not forget this classic:
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I remember Chariots of the Gods. Best seller list and all of that. I can't remember if I read it. We used to sit around and toke up and talk all of the trash about Bermuda Triangle.

I can't find the book I am looking for but I was fascinated with mysteries of the Giants of Easter Island.

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Now, the mysteries have been replaced by lots of tourists on Easter Island.

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#4938 5 days ago

This might make your day....

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#4939 4 days ago

That Bermuda Triangle game made me think about Survive. You start with a bunch of men worth various points on the island. Every turn a piece gets removed. You have to use the boats to get to freedom before the island explodes.
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This other game called globetrotters is cool too you travel around the world to collect keys then try to return home before others take your keys. It’s really dated and has countries that don’t exist anymore like Burma.
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#4940 4 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I remember Chariots of the Gods. Best seller list and all of that. I can't remember if I read it. We used to sit around and toke up and talk all of the trash about Bermuda Triangle.
I can't find the book I am looking for but I was fascinated with mysteries of the Giants of Easter Island.
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Now, the mysteries have been replaced by lots of tourists on Easter Island.
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There is always Easter island on my camera roll.

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#4941 4 days ago
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#4942 4 days ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

It has countries that don’t exist anymore, like Burma.

Burma... I always wanted to go there and stop at a barber shop for a shave.

#4943 4 days ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

Burma... I always wanted to go there and stop at a barber shop for a shave.

I love it. I hope you don't mind my posting follow up pictures.

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#4944 4 days ago

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Love the smoking jacket

#4945 4 days ago
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Love the smoking jacket

The guy looks just like Kevin Nealon

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#4946 4 days ago
Quoted from JayDee:

The guy looks just like Kevin Nealon
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It's Don Adams.

#4947 4 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

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I loved this show. I liked Spocs narrations

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#4948 3 days ago

I had this round Panasonic radio when I was in high school in the early 70s. I had a white one. It looked cool, but I hardly ever used it.

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#4949 3 days ago

Both of my grandmas had wool zigzag Afghans draped over the backs of their couches. I was not a fan of these. When I had to stay overnight, I’d sometimes end up on one of those couches with that scratchy uncomfortable throw rug to use as a blanket.

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#4950 3 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I had this round Panasonic radio when I was in high school in the early 70s. I had a white one. It looked cool, but I hardly ever used it.
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I also had the white one.

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