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Old 12-06-12, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
was in south fla as a kid
....also in south fla.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by spry View Post
....also in south fla.
lol
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Old 12-06-12, 08:15 PM
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I had to share with my brother.
so mostly hotwheels and ninja turtles. I didn't get a barbie although I do remember having a doll you could feed and it would poop and pee!!! amazing!
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I see you didn't get to use the word 'late'.

Condolences, I guess.
Nope he had a couple of stitches but only has a small scar today.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
My brother inlaw was one of the kids that got impaled.
Bet he learned to play lawn darts correctly

Most toys years ago required a degree of common sense to enjoy and 99% of the kids survived.That 1%....well....this is why they have emergency rooms usually with the same repeat customers.
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Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
I had to share with my brother.
so mostly hotwheels and ninja turtles. I didn't get a barbie although I do remember having a doll you could feed and it would poop and pee!!! amazing!
Miss,I think that might have been a real kid.
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how about the little thing made out of steel that you put caps in it and threw it in the air?
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Old 12-06-12, 08:20 PM
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Ps i cant blive no one says cox airplanes them things was awesume even though i cut my finger on mine while trying to adjust it
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Old 12-06-12, 08:21 PM
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I had the Big Trac vehicle with the optional dump truck trailer, also had almost all the orig G.I. Joes playsets, a complete Star Trek bridge set with all the main characters, used it till it fell apart! I had a McDonalds character set I played with every day for like a year! I know it sounds weird but I loved the McDonalds set more than any other toys I had! (and I had a bunch!) They were great!
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Old 12-06-12, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by spry View Post
Miss,I think that might have been a real kid.
probably was. we even bought a stroller for it and it cried when you squeezed it's forearm. never closed it eyes though
oh ya! it could even cry tears.

now that i think about it, that thing was pretty scary.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:41 PM
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First things I thought of were what you said windy, erector set, lincoln logs, and tinker toys. All of those I inherited from my dad. I can't really think of any that I liked more, besides model cars maybe..or those planes that have an engine but you hold them by a string. My cousins had a rad 10hp go kart that was awesome in the winter.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
probably was. we even bought a stroller for it and it cried when you squeezed it's forearm. never closed it eyes though
oh ya! it could even cry tears.

now that i think about it, that thing was pretty scary.
That might be the kid now working the french fries at Jack in the Box.
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Old 12-06-12, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
First things I thought of were what you said windy, erector set, lincoln logs, and tinker toys. All of those I inherited from my dad. I can't really think of any that I liked more, besides model cars maybe..or those planes that have an engine but you hold them by a string. My cousins had a rad 10hp go kart that was awesome in the winter.
Yep they was made buy cox if i recall.they was cool as hect guess there little disliel engines
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Old 12-06-12, 09:32 PM
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American Bricks, like legos but more specifically architechtural.

Wooden blocks, I spent hours making tall, elaborate marble mazes with them.

BB guns and sling shots.

Kites.

Chemistry sets.

Small electric motors and batteries.

My mom also gave me a drafting board, T square, triangles, pencils, erasers and a shield and a spline curve. I loved that.

Slot cars, especially 1/24th scale. There was a track in Pinellas Park that I haven't seen the equal of. I had a Cox Chapparal and controller. At age 10, I spent all my allowance at the local track.

Model cars. I loved to build them. There was such a large variety of high quality technically advanced models back then and people like Augie Hiscano and Bob Paeth building such fine models for inspiration.

Skateboards, My first one was made from a roller skate with steel wheels. Being in Florida, hills were hard to come by. All the boys went down the same sidewalk in the same park. We did something I've never seen elsewhere called trains. One kid would get on his bike, all the others would stand on their boards and create a daisy chain holding hands. Then the bicyclist would start off riding down the hill as fast as he could. If somebody wobbled or hit a crack, sending himself and everyone behind him down, he was promptly beaten up. Later I saved up for one with clay wheels.

Bicycles, ever heard of them? They were fun.
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The toys I remember were a carpentry set and a Craftsman toolbox I got when I was 10 that I still have. I made a lot of my own toys like skateboards, model rockets, kites, etc.
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My brother inlaw was one of the kids that got impaled.
does this have a genetic explanation?
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here's some names I liked:

- louisville slugger
- schwinn stingray
- hot wheels / super rally race case
- nerf
- silly putty
- stratego
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Old 12-07-12, 09:17 AM
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The toys I remember were a carpentry set and a Craftsman toolbox I got when I was 10 that I still have. I made a lot of my own toys like skateboards, model rockets, kites, etc.
Tools were great. Nothing like building your own tree house or fortress or go cart.
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Mattel Thingmaker. Man, this would never be allowed on the market today.
I had a Vacuform... and it also made Creepy Crawlers and tiny GI Joes... I think the other stuff was some sort of add on kit. I remember later on that some candy Creepy Crawlers could be made.



But the best toy for me was the Erector Set. I was ready to build a robot, and between the Erector Set and a Radio Shack 101 Electronics kit, I was ready to rule the world.

Later in life I discovered the Erector Set little metal pieces could be used to make brackets for a combination 8-track/CB radio set up in my first car, an old 62 Buick. All the electronics lined right up under the dash mounted radio.

Back in the day we also had the original Slip and Slide and this other thing called a Water Wiggle (I think). The Water Wiggle was this thing that was supposed to jet up and fly around aimlessly on a stream of water... it never worked like the ads showed it... it would just do a quick up and then dive right back into the ground an just sit there and spray like a stuck sprinkler.
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Old chemistry sets were fun....the ones before they took away the good stuff.
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I played a lot with wooden blocks and green army men. Made my own little urban battlefield for them to fight it out.
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I had a toy called a Spin Welder. It was a little pistol grip with a small dc motor in it. The shaft of the motor stuck out like the barrell of a pistol. The kit came with little plastic "welding rods" that fit on the shaft. When you spun the welding rods and placed them against something else, preferrably plastic, they would melt and fuse things together. The kit came with a bunch of plastic structural shapes and flat panels. There were directions to build different things like a race car, dragster, etc.

It was really cool. I remember in 2nd or 3rd grade I used it to fix a classmate's ink pen that had broken. I thought I had really done something.

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............Back in the day we also had the original Slip and Slide and this other thing called a Water Wiggle (I think). The Water Wiggle was this thing that was supposed to jet up and fly around aimlessly on a stream of water... it never worked like the ads showed it... it would just do a quick up and then dive right back into the ground an just sit there and spray like a stuck sprinkler.
One of the kids had a Water Wiggle. Once in a great while it performed as advertised. We had the inspiration to wrap it around his little brother. He got beat silly while we collapsed laughing. Kids are awful.
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Slip n' slides were great...till you went off the end of it....grass and mud at 20mph wasn't all that fun.
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I had a lot of the toys already mentioned, plus a gun that shot ping pong balls like a bazooka. I got that one year, and then had to give it up when it got recalled as being too dangerous. What a way to make me sad.
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