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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

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#294 5 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!

#434 5 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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#445 5 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!

#448 5 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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#519 5 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

They have a newer version of this type of toy, the line is called Perplexus. I have the "Epic" on my desk at work and people love to mess with it.
» YouTube video

Love these John! Oh youll have to see my collection when you come down!

Heres a Brand New Toy, for my Birthday that came in the mail.
I have waited 2-1/2 years, like some pins for it!
It relates to my childhood collection of wooden mazes, and the early Japanese Puzzle Boxes.
(Sorry its off topic by age, but I am loving playing with it, and had no where else to share)

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#522 5 years ago

OK...but theres too many!

Heres a New favorite, and I am clueless! This falls under the category of puzzle locks.

Heres a link: http://www.popplock.com/

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#525 5 years ago

You Can try and get on his list.
They usually sell out in a few hours, and not only weigh a ton, and are fun, but hold value or appreciate.

Heres a better site:

http://www.cubicdissection.com/html/purchase/discont/discontindex.html

Some pieces are made unlimited, some only 20-30 for the Globe.
There are auctions, forums, and shows. Prices can go from dollars, to around $100K

http://puzzles.baxterweb.com/archiveSummary.asp

Heres my good friend Roberts work:

http://www.stickmanpuzzlebox.com/stickman-puzzle-gallery.html

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#612 5 years ago

Ten thumbs up for that exact Super Ball memory, TED...

I used to take Super Balls, and a Core Drill/drill press, and in the 70's make rubber pinball posts out of Super Ball material!
Awesome Bounce!

I spent years as a kid writing to Whamo and all the pin companies to implement....what else is a 9 year old going to do at school except draw pintables and mail them to Chicago?

David Gottlieb, was the only one who ever answered...I think it was the Senior.

Fast forward, I made silicone rubbers that all failed...Thanks, Matt!
and went back to Whamo in person 5 years ago and met to try to make sling rubbers, etc out of Super Ball material.
They werent interested, but one "chemist" at the table actually made a couple and sent to me.
Worked amazing.....Lasted 10 games...oh well.
Good dream to have.

#631 5 years ago

I am still playing this!!! These days its with my son,
but when I was younger my wife and I loved to play this!!!
(PUN FULLY INTENDED! )

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#653 5 years ago

A couple of my favorites!

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#656 5 years ago

Indeed! I shot them at my brother all the time!

On this toy...they Hurt!!!

A couple more...the sad part is I have bins of my old games still.....

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#684 5 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

That reminds me. My favorite game was playing Doctor.

I learned everything I needed to know
About women from this......no wonder I'm a failure!

The monster magnet, I have mine from when I was 8. I lost it for 10 years, at a relatives, and found again when I was 18.
I keep it stuck to a pin leg today, and use it to pick up dropped screws in the cabinet! My family thinks I am crazy!

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#704 5 years ago

When I was around 7, I lived in a dead end, where all the kids my age were girls.
I spent more time then I care to remember playing this:

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But my revenge Came soon, as for the Holidays, I got this:

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Well, my older brother had to get one too....had to fight "fair" with me,
so I beat him back for my Birthday, by getting this and throwing my bat-a-rang at him.

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ahhhh, sibling rivalry.......

We celebrate 56 and 58 this weekend with a Sunday Family dinner, I usually bring him an old toy just
to keep him quiet.

#719 5 years ago

Loved My Radio Shack Lab Kit.....but didnt retain anything!

The Tool kit was a big hit when I turned 6.
I needed wood, and had the set taken away from me, when the wood I got came from cutting the legs off
the New Couch!

Im still hurting 50 years later from that Spanking!

#724 5 years ago

Oh, I did more....I got a toy cannon with a spring loaded shooter. Maybe 8 or 9, and I lost all the brown, plastic
cannon balls.
I happened to discover a cotton cylinder in the bathroom with a string at the end that fit so nicely and shot far
from the cannon, and the box seemed to have an endless wrapped supply.
I made it worse by learning I could set the end on fire and launch from the sink at my soldiers in the Bathtub,
with flaming Tampon Bombs!

Oh, that one hurt too.....

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#742 5 years ago

Many Rainy days of Fun!

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#751 5 years ago

Absolutely, Ted, but I used this on the, eehhmmm, "patients"

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#766 5 years ago

Bumper Cars and Steam Engines!.....Doesnt get any better then that!

My brother and I took out our sibling rivalry on Bumper Cars on Rockaway Beach.
I can smell the salt, hear the transistor radios playing Yankee games, and the added small of
Cotton Candy, Coppertone, and grilled Dogs.
Somewhere we went had unlimited Bumper Cars...I think we almost killed each other doing it all day!

Steam engines! Sadly, I didnt get my first one until I was 40.
My father was afraid they would explode, after one did injuring a kid.
Boy, are these fun, and I watched my son grow up with them around.

Of course, Skee Ball, Pinball, and the Amusements on the Boardwalk were great summers as a kid.

Anyone have one of these?

Another favorite brother "battle" toy.

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#791 5 years ago

oh, man...I want a shirt like that!

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#802 5 years ago

ohhhh the memories, and a TRS-80, and an Osbourne.....
When these came out I was on these babies:

Takes me back to building 8088's and Beta Testing Windows for Bill.
A small Bragging point, I sold the methodology to add images to a PC in a payroll code in PC Cobol,
to IBM and Wang.........long time ago...1979? 80?

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#807 5 years ago

Nah, they paid 5K each for the "knowledge"....

My income has come from Real Estate....

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#829 5 years ago

Just picked these 4 up, NIB. I had one as a kid, but never got to build it.
A Rube Goldberg Fan, I hope to do one at a time on a Rainy Day!

With a Hurricane possibly coming, it may be the end of this week!

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#841 5 years ago
Quoted from jb3d:

Viewmaster was expensive and uncommon in England when I was a child. A Canadian aunt sent me a viewer and a pile of reels when I was about 7, in 1958. I now own every model of viewer, several thousand reels and can make my own reels with my Viewmaster camera.

When we had these in the 60's and discovered girls, my brother and I always wondered why there were never any viewmaster wheels from Playboy!

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#864 5 years ago

I slept with my Big Bruiser!

Went everywhere with me.

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#866 5 years ago

I could never get enough of these, and a whole summertime of fun!

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#877 5 years ago

I thought this was so amazing as a Kid, and never got one, I bought it for my son when he turned 8.

vid is still cool

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#904 5 years ago

Heck yes!

My brother and I, arpund 1965, inherited boxes of Army men, tanks, buildings, etc.
The relatives crom the kids then older, gave us more than we could ever use!
We took over the finished attic, sometimes up to 4 of us, and with Lincoln logs, city blocks, and anything else set up armies.
Lincoln log catapults were our weapons.
Wed play all weekemd taking "shots" at each other until someone one.
It lost its fun after a few years, to be replaced with aurora race tracks, estes rockets, and baseball.
So what to do with old army men?

Burn them, blow them up, launch them in a rocket, run them over!

The m80 brought it all back.

Green army men abuse!!!!

#936 5 years ago

Love my childhood toys!

Some, I re-purchased 15 years ago to share with my kids

And my Favorite and still play with, Astrolite!

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#987 4 years ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I tried searching online and I found a lot of pictures of things I wanted to show you all that I no longer have. I can't get the dang pics right, so here is what I Remember most:
For a short time 7 eleven made bad ass monster cups. Very cool art. I had about ten long gone.
I had an amazing electronic pinball game that was actually fun.
I loved rubber monsters, really loved them. And mad maverick stickers. And micronauts baron karza and acroyear?
My house burned down when I was 16 and I lost everything including vintage hot wheels which I still love.
Then I had a stroke and 3 brain surgeries. Now I'm still discovering what is left after these disasters. Someday I'm still going to get a strange change machine.

Love my Strange Change Machine, and take it out when younger family comes by....Sometimes the action of squaring and melting a monster, reminds me of pinside!

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#1015 4 years ago

Dont know what was in this, but in the 60s, We got it all over our clothes, face, carpet, walls, sink, toilet....got in big ass trouble, and 15 years later, the toilet bowl was still glowing green, as were lights switches, and other areas, even after cleaning!

Loved the stuff!

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#1094 4 years ago

I think a modern derivation, remade, of this would sell.

Theme it Star Wars....if needed, cut a strip of Newspaper, roll it up, and get 100 "shots" or "bangs"
out of it, like a cap gun, but regular newspaper!

My son enjoyed this as did the neighborhood kids....its got legs!

(Other than PC, that its a gun....so it need to be a "Space Blaster" to pass PC)

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#1097 4 years ago

We dipped our rolls in gasoline, and then smacked with a hammer!

I cant believe I survived all the stuff we burned and blew up!

#1111 4 years ago
Quoted from nicknack66:

Electronic Quarterback! Hours of fun moving those LEDs around!

I used LEDs from a TI calculator, and Coleco games in Williams Jackpot Pinball in the 70's.....who would have known?

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#1132 4 years ago

I have a Golf Game collection that includes those.

Gotta sell them coming soon, just in case someone collects golf......

Heres one that came out after me, but I bought a Ton for my son growing up.

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#1159 4 years ago
Quoted from TimBoch:

Legos. Made a lego pinball machine to try and get my partents to buy me a pinball machine when I was about 13. It worked and I still have it. Still like legos too

Thats just Beautiful!

I played that game for 9 months in my Senior Year of High School.
We had a Party Good Store across the street from a Convenience store, and just couldnt get enough!

Glad you have it, and still Enjoy!

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#1184 4 years ago

Yah!!...That and Nok Hockey!

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#1188 4 years ago

Cleaning up the house, and closets, as my daughter moved today, I dug up this old favorite and played a few games with my son......fast game!

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#1196 4 years ago

Played 2 day Battling Top Marathons with the friends in the neighborhood during the winters!

It was easier than arguing over the rules in Risk!

Somehow my brother always had a "rule" that led him to World Domination in Risk, so we kicked his ass in battling tops!

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#1205 4 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Went to a estate sale this weekend and found these oldies but goldies.
Hey kids, here's a tube of sticks. Enjoy!

Only 1 thing worse than a tube of sticks......

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#1211 4 years ago

I lived with the Girder and Panel set, but never saw the Water Hydraulic one.....

We would build cities, my brother and I, during the Winters in NY.

White city Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Girder and Panels....

In the true nature of opposites, Id build all day, and my brother would bring in his
Army men and Tanks, and destroy my city, and we would get into a fight requiring mediation
and punishment from Mom!

I advanced on to Thimble City......Who wouldnt want this toy after seeing this commercial by Remco!

( I have been cleaning up around home and have a couple hundred old toys....Old golf, board games, etc,
if anyone is interested in purchasing, please reach out.....the would be priced more than fairly)

#1214 4 years ago

Without searching, can anyone name this toy from memory?

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#1245 4 years ago

I heard Lloyd used to be a Child model for toys.

Isnt this you?

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#1260 4 years ago

Anyone collect old toys? I have 2 closests worth to reduce......

#1263 4 years ago

As we are clearing things out for a new roof, Ill grab them and post pictures....Mostly Toys and Games in really good condition from the 60s....

Should be a couple weeks.....

#1267 4 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I collect Monster stuff; aurora kits, figures, games, etc, If you have any stuff like that!

Sorry, thats my older brothers closet!

Theres a full collection of Golf Toys...from the automaton table top, to arnold palmer.
a couple hundred puzzles, if I dont end up putting these in a museum.
Board games, construction stuff, strange change, tric trac, ...its a mix, and 90% is in good shape and likely $20 ish or less.
buts heres a quick pic of the first closet. Gotta run for the day, now.

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#1271 4 years ago

Theres even a Homestead Mushroom Growing Kit from the 70s!

#1273 4 years ago

Cow tipping!! for Shrooms!

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#1299 3 years ago

kinda like when I was a kid and we played "chicken" with Lawn Darts!

Yikes! Were we stupid!

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#1340 3 years ago
Quoted from joemagiera:

Best board game ever!

How is it played? Never saw it....

#1342 3 years ago

Thanks! Sounds like a game I would have played!

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#1351 3 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Don't know why they bothered making any other toys after this one was invented.
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In case you didnt know, O-din invented the Hula-Hoop, with beads inside.
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#1358 3 years ago

One of my favorite toys, and one that got me in Lots of Trouble was Super Stuff!

(Note the GROOVY MUSIC!)

Finally...Reintroduced!!

Add a jar to your Holiday list...the kids will be covered with it!

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#1377 3 years ago

I am to old for this, but picked up a whole bunch of these 15 years ago for me son....It kept him busy!

Clean Sweep was a Christmas Joy, 1967....I was 7.

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#1379 3 years ago

Old Games only get bigger!

Here is a Giant Battleship game from IAPPA today!

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#1391 2 years ago

Pivot Golf, She was on the cover of the box....Still an excellent Game like your Pivot Pool!!

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#1395 2 years ago

Colorforms! Kept me busy for Hours! Picked up the Anniversary Set for the kids, and they had many months of creative play.

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#1403 2 years ago

Cap Guns! Remember how much fun they were?
Well, when you ran out of caps, it was awful!!!

This was my favorite! Rolled up strips of Paper, newspaper.....endless Fire Power!

Id love to reintroduce this type of product. They also came in the form of Bang Sticks!
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#1418 2 years ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Fun to hit with hammer... like a giant roll of caps all at once
Kids, don't try this at home.
SERIOUSLY, if you did, wear gloves,safety glasses, and HEARING protection!

Quoted from vec-tor:

My brother would take our dads matches and use some lighter fluid and burn his and mine
plastic car models. I had an Aurora "Witch" model and of course he had to "burn the witch".

Well we put lighter fluid on Caps, AND THEN hit them with a Hammer!

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#1420 2 years ago

Yes, I was a childhood Pyro! I set a few things on fire like my desk, and the bathroom sink.
But Caps, and Fireworks! They were king! Blowing up Models, Oranges, Toys!......

I was selling Fireworks from 16-21. Lots of Trouble!

Happy 4th of July!
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#1431 2 years ago

OK, So who had bottle Rocket Fights as a Kid around the 4th of July?

#1440 2 years ago

I still have a Strolling Bowling....it was a favorite of my father.
Look forward to sharing Bins of old Toys with my Granddaughter.

#1443 2 years ago

This one, Paul? Good choice!

We went from Bottle Rockets, to Roman candles, to Flashing Thunder, until we caught a Car on Fire!
Brooklyn was a War Zone!

Here is another favorite of mine! Time Bomb!
I remember bringing it on our first Plane trip, and playing with it on the Plane.

Think that would work today?

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#1465 2 years ago

I had bought a Gas Dale Earnhardt Go Kart for my son when he was young.
He had experience with Go Karts.
Fired it up and he went around the neighborhood, only to crash!
He never rode again.
Forgot to check if the brakes were working! They werent...stupid me.

#1466 2 years ago

How many of you guys played this?

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#1501 2 years ago

I grow Chestnuts and would rather eat them!

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#1540 2 years ago
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#1548 2 years ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

I used to smash the entire roll of caps with a hammer on the driveway. Used to make a big bang. One time I did this on a spot of oil on the driveway and it caught fire. I think this started my fascination with fire.

Dunked it gasoline first!

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#1553 2 years ago

What we had before Lego was invented...

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#1559 2 years ago

I think of what i could have done with the 2 shoe boxes if Mickey Mantle cards my mom tossed!

#1575 2 years ago

This was a blast! Jungle Hunt!

and played both for days on end!

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#1588 2 years ago

How many of you had a Vroom On your bike?

#1600 2 years ago

I bought all I could find of these for my son....Several years of robot building!

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#1614 2 years ago

This kept me busy.....anyone else?

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#1619 2 years ago

Got Me! That one I havent seen!!!

#1621 2 years ago

You have a late 70s, early 80s Automatic, the upper end of Pachinkos, as the middle tray allows the balls to recycle. The more common ones, the balls, drop into over flow cup at bottom.

Everything appears to be there. First maintenance is cleaning, open the glass, then a push down plunger to open metal ball rack, that swings out.

The shooter path is white, in a clear housing that opens by pinching two tabs, clean all that up well, and make sure the gravity feed white piece moves freely.

in the back open up brown tray cover dead center and work to clean all ball feeds to payout window.
This ensures all balls travel cleanly through all paths.

You dont want to put new balls in a dirty game.

When tuned, its really fast! You may want to replace the rubber bounce back. I sometimes made mine out of superball rubber for a crazier bounce....kinda different.

You can wire up the lights with LEDs, and make the game quite cool looking too.

Be careful cleaning the playfield not to soak with spray cleaner. It gets behind the playfield through the brass nails, and can discolor or create rings.

I use to work for Pachinko House out of Georgia, in 1975 doing tech on these, and restoration.

#1630 2 years ago

Wheres Kirks left hand?

#1653 2 years ago

I tried to get Wham-o to make Pinball rubbers out of Super Ball Material several times, and as early as 1975.
We cored some post rubbers from Golf Super Balls, and I loved them!

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#1677 2 years ago

Dont see Tinsel anymore!

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#1711 2 years ago

I loved my Stingray Bike in the 60s!

However, Ill show my age. I started young on a childs bike like this....It was my uncles, second or third
hand that I found in their basement.

Could you imagine these today on the streets again!?!

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#1712 2 years ago

Found a closer pic....

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#1718 2 years ago

Dont know if I posted this, but no idea what was in this!!
We did however pour a bit down a toilet, and the bowl glowed in the dark for
like the next 7 years!!!

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#1727 2 years ago
Quoted from Agent57:

I'd bet I'm not the only person in here who was obsessed with these things while growing up in the 70's:[quoted image]

Whizzers Meant the World to me!
All the cub scouts in our pack, would battle, trade, collect them!

#1732 2 years ago

This has come back....

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#1747 2 years ago

Quick old man story about toys.....I love them!

As a child in the 60s, I felt everything revolved around my toys!
I would get hand me downs from older relatives, Id garage sale with my Mother, and Id swap, and sell/buy with friends.
I kept whatever I could that my Mom wouldnt toss.

Fast Forward to my kids being young, and Ebay being only 3 pages long. I worked early on with Pierre and Margaret real early and Ebay was the place to restock my childhood toys and ones I dint get for my children. Early on, everything was only a couple dollars.

The Kids are grown and I have bins of these games, and last year I was getting ready to unload them all.
Then this year, I had my first Grandchild, so they are all staying to share with her!

My Holiday gifts to family, and friends, all adults has always been to share a toy as a gift.
In fact, I ramble on that this Holiday the ONLY presents should be toys to all Adults, and we all take a week off to play with them!!!

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#1836 1 year ago

Loved building with this.

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#1841 1 year ago

I saved coins I found on the floor in 1965, when I was only 5, to buy this Jett Putt Golf!
Small styrofoam balls, and a puff of Air.
35 Years later, it became my Sons Favorite Toy.
My grandaughter will see it soon.

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#1850 1 year ago

Dug this out of the closet! A Favorite of my now grown kids.
Cleaned it up, for when the grand daughter is ready.
They really loved it, and it helped teach forward thought processing, and fun!

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#1852 1 year ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Both those gear games look cool! I can SO see more creative thought process type learning out of something like that than so many things today...but maybe thats just wishful thinking because it's neat?

I think it depends on the children today. My youngest is 24, and wasnt plugged in then.
But whether we played it as a game to win, by raising your flag, or simply the cause and effect, in a puzzle way,
We all found joy.
But hell yeah, it looks cool!
Fortunately thet are under $20 on Ebay.

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#1881 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I just remembered how much I liked playing badminton when I was like 6 years old.
By the time I was a teen I was fed up with the birdie always getting stuck in the racket so I used a tennis racket to smack the hell out of it and not get stuck.
Anyone that has ever played badminton has to have memories of the birdie stuck in your racket, dig it out, then straighten out the strings or whatever that was, so you could continue on.
I actually have a brand new set still in the box that I purchased maybe 20 years ago and never got around to taking out in the yard and setting up.

These Guys?

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#1882 1 year ago

Remember this one?

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#1976 1 year ago

Started with these I think in 1966, when I was 6. They were one of my favorite toys!
My brother was 2 years older, and many fights occurred over playing with it,
until my parents split all the pieces, and we had 2 magnetic pads.

It took many years, for this to turn into the magnetic neodymium toys of the last 2 decades.

Anyone else have these?
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#1991 1 year ago

More toys from my past....I guess I really was spoiled!
I had a rich Uncle from Venezuela, that would visit twice a year.
He didnt speak English, but was kind, and loving, as well as generous.
He would hand my brother and I a Hundred dollar bill in the 60s, to Toy shop!
TSS (Times Square Stores) was loaded with everything, and most Toys were $2-$5.
I remember the days well, running up and down the aisles, and grabbing toys, and throwing them in the shopping cart.
If we spent more, it was OK.
But whether it was 007 Spy case, or the biggest Aurora race set, it came home.

I was just as bad with my kids, adding many of my toys to theirs, and now with around 20 bins of games and toys,
my granddaughter is in trouble! First, is Pinball, of course.

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#1997 1 year ago

Just played Dont break the Ice with my Granddaughter last week!

Heres another favorite, sitting in a storage bin:

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#2003 1 year ago

Kinda Fun.....

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#2021 1 year ago

Bozo didnt make it in my house. After a few days of boxing, he succumbed to backyard lawn dart practice.

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#2052 1 year ago

Swing Wing 1965. Today, we medicate these kids.

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#2062 1 year ago

Always fun to blow things up as a kid!

We would take old models, tons of firecrackers and fuse line, and stage miniature scenes of explosions!

Of course, seeing this in the corner store helped inspire many......

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#2074 1 year ago

I have a quick story on the flying disc....We were vacationing at a small hotel on Casey Key at the North end.
It is the only Hotel among exclusive homes, Stephen King, owning the largest estate at the end.
I had brought the ring to play with my 5 year old daughter, and lost it in the ocean.
Some 7 years later, we found it in the surf, covered with barnacles and growth....I thought that was pretty cool.

#2077 1 year ago

Actually he is pretty cool. He likes pinball and is friendly to small chat at the Supermarket. Look at some pics of Casey Key....you might want to visit!

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#2125 1 year ago

Just dug this out, to play with the granddaughter. At 1-1/2 years old, she was thrilled with the concept of
moving the levers, and watching the balls drop.....next up Avalanche! Love seeing her eyes up, and laugh!

#2157 1 year ago

Just introduced to my Granddaughter! What fun! Originally out in 1965, amd now brought back!

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#2161 1 year ago

My Joy has been revived, as I have been cleaning out closets and Bins, that stored my kids childhood toys, as well as my own from the 60s!

ill post a pic when done, but Ive managed to reduce 15 bins, to one closet!

The Best part is not only the flood of memories to see them again, but I now take them and share with my Granddaughter!

So, I must play Facebook, and share my Pinball Loving, 1-1/2 year old Granddaughter, Discovering what a Pumpkin is.
She hauled this around Target for 1/2 an hour, proud of its size, and her strength!

She is only walking 2 weeks now, but beamed a grin, as everyone stopped to watch her balance her walk and her prize.

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#2185 1 year ago

Crossfire was the Best! We had weekend tournaments when we were snowed in!

Blisters and Band-Aids!

My children loved it too! Definitely a game for today as well!

Rotoball was our #2, and I am restoring my old one now, for my granddaughter.

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#2213 1 year ago

What we ate in the 60s.....during art class......

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#2224 1 year ago

3 weeks, 5 minutes at a time, they all are getting cleaned, checked, and stored.
This is like 8 family members toys going back to the 50s.

There is around 10 bins more than showing.....I guess we truly were all spoiled.

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#2226 1 year ago

Oh yes, and a crazy clock too.
Big Rube Goldberg fan.

#2232 1 year ago

One more in the genre.....

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#2236 1 year ago

Call Him, Arnie on a Stick! (or club)!

There is a trigger on the club that makes little Arnie swing away!

I have maybe 10 golf games, as I was helping a store that was interested in decorating/selling
near the Winter Park Golf course and Rollins College.

Golferino is another.....Too big for the shelf.

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#2242 1 year ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Thank you. For 40 years I wondered if this was a thing. I just remember seeing parts of this toy way back under the dark stairway graveyard. One of my brothers must have owned this. Never played it but now I know it existed and has a name : )

You made my day!

Here is another.....I dont own one...

Jungle Hunt, by Hubley

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#2269 1 year ago

Good Eye! Ill grab some other pics. I should have taken more.

Today we pulled out a bin with Etch a sketch, Hulk hands, a Lock Box, 2 Slinkys, some Transformers, Dragon Ball Z Pinball,
Ghettopoly, Bang Box, Hoberman Sphere, and Quick Silver.

But you are right, that is BoltenStein!

The game plays great, and a lot of fun!

This is also on the shelf on the right. Trik Trak! Check out this toy!

While still my childhood at 60, This Rheoscopic Spinning display came in from England after 4 months.
Pretty Cool, Lava Lamp like, not as cool as a sisyphus table though.

#2302 1 year ago

These werent my Childhood memories, but I picked them up for my son. Snap Circuit, which is still available today, and
a great teaching toy, and Robotix.

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#2305 1 year ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

I think I saw those snap circuit things a couple years ago and wondered about them (I think it was at one of those places called RadioShack).
Are they kind of cool?
As a kid, I personally REALLY liked the feeling like I was wiring up my own electronics when I used all the little jumper wires (even though I had no concept of cable managment till later on and it was always a rat's nest); I could see snap together components being a lot more simple for parents and kids, though.

I'd say they are a great way to introduce electronics to kids. Large colored pics, snap pins, to connect, and fun projects.
I'd say boys and girls 8 and up, less technical and intimidating
Small kits to test a child too.

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#2319 1 year ago

Between the Ages of 2 and 3, I played with this, and was pushed around by my Aunt and Cousins.
This was my Aunts old Stroller....I believe from the late 1920s-30s, By Taylor Tot.
Up and down the Driveway, in Far Rockaway, in an Old Victorian Home, that was holding in the 60s, 3 families.

The Houses were all residences, of Politicians, and Prominent New Yorkers, who moved a bit further out from Coney Island,
for the Then Remote Rockaway Beaches. It went to the Boardwalk with me as well.

Fast Forward, 1981, and I am with my wife, we are 21, and Antique Hunting in Reading, PA.
We come across a rusty one, and look at each other, and say this would be good for our Baby, sometime in the future.

By the Time our first child came, I was moving cross country, and never had the chance to restore, as my daughter grew too big.
It hung from the Garage ceiling for 30 years, and with my Granddaughter here, I felt I should restore.

A project that would take a week, with a sandblaster and a bench, took 3 months, doing on top of garbage cans, poor health, and all hand tools. Extra Holes, Wrong Bolts, Rust everywhere, and Roach cases. What a PITA!!!

But, for little Alex, it was worth it, and Ill post a Pic later, here is a Childhood toy, Restored after about 100 years, for the next generation!

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