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Old 12-06-12, 06:17 PM
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Name cool toys from ya child hood?

I think my gen had some of the bets toys like erecter sets ...incoln logs .... the green machine..... light brite....chemistry sets...the atari ..Now name ya favs
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Old 12-06-12, 06:27 PM
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I had a cheap microscope. I remember it came in a wooden case. It also came with a bunch of prepared slides and the needed stuff to make your own slides. I spent countless hours examining every bug to be found under then lens of that thing

Makes me think I'd like to get one again.
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Old 12-06-12, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
I had a cheap microscope. I remember it came in a wooden case. It also came with a bunch of prepared slides and the needed stuff to make your own slides. I spent countless hours examining every bug to be found under then lens of that thing

Makes me think I'd like to get one again.
o i had one to was as cheap as u can get with the mrror for light .first time i saw water from the canal near my home i was amazed .kinda like a whole world in a drop of water so many liveing things was in that drop of water
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Major Matt Mason with a jet pack.

Most favorite was a scale model Texaco station my dad handmade.
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all the ones you named, windchaser, including tinker toys and pots and pans from gran's kitchen drawer.

my favorite action figures were tall, the size of the early gi joe. they included starsky and hutch, the six million dollar man, and, of course, evel knevel (with funny car).

evel was a big influence on me as a six year old. i would dress up like him (tuffskins jacket and jeans), hop on my banana seat free spirit and ride like hell.

also ... minnesota vikings helmet and jersey ... and my junior golf set (arnold palmer from sears) got me started early. that was the best xmas gift ever.


evel, my gf bought me several years ago, preparing the still life photo.


steve austin, the six million dollar man. he has a giant bionic eye. i remember wanting to change my name to 'steve.'


hutch (david soul) in his swim trunks (perfect for the tub). he also used to lay on top of my ambulance van's nurse and roll around and do something i didn't quite understand.

david soul had a huge hit back then.


starsky. there was a car too, but i didn't have it. i did have a '76 red and white cutlass much later in life though. it was probably a little longer than their gran torino.

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Tinker Toys. I know, Legos get all the attention now, but Tinker toys were awesome. You can still find the real, wooden sets, but you have to shop a little.
Major Matt Mason! A sure fire big seller to young males, growing up in the 60s, and wanting to be astronauts.

Mattel Switch-N-Go. These model cars, powered by a single C cell, would move about on a track that consisted of nothing more than a plastic tube.

Observe. This was the packaging.

Mattel Thingmaker. Man, this would never be allowed on the market today.
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Legos, Matchboxes, Hot Wheels, & Tonkas. Just typing that list brings it all back. I still pick up every Lego I see.

HO scale model trains. I really got into railroads. Then I read up on the history. Then the history of the era of expansion. Those AHM cheap trains started a fascination with history that I still have.

My Dad hauled home a big wooden shipping crate made out of 2 x 4s and 1 x 10s. That kept us kids occupied for hours. Shipping pallets. Somehow we had about 10-12 of them. I built forts out of them.

Play is life.
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Tinker toys how could i forget them.odd l i know how they taste
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..........Mattel Thingmaker. Man, this would never be allowed on the market today.
My sister got one for Christmas. She loved it. The plastic got as hot as napalm. My buddy got 2nd degree burns when he knocked it over.
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I loved erector set. Man I used spend hours just building things. Maybe I should have been an engineer.
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I loved erector set. Man I used spend hours just building things. Maybe I should have been an engineer.
me to man them was the days
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Old 12-06-12, 07:27 PM
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Tonka trucks, bulldozers and a loader. it's a wonder i didn't end up being a heavy equipment operator.
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Old 12-06-12, 07:34 PM
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Gross of M-80's,water/air pump pressurized plastic rocket,lawn darts,gas powered model plane controlled by string lines to a handle.
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O them water rockets was fun as hect the news ones dont seems to be as good
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Best tonka trucks had the removable tires. man we sued to tie em to are bikes and give em hect.
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O them water rockets was fun as hect the news ones dont seems to be as good
On Memphis ave. they fill them with gasoline and light them up.
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I also used to spend a lot of time putting together toy model planes and cars. I remember when it became difficult to purchase the glue as some kids took to inhaling it for a high.
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My brother inlaw was one of the kids that got impaled.
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My brother inlaw was one of the kids that got impaled.
I see you didn't get to use the word 'late'.

Condolences, I guess.
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On Memphis ave. they fill them with gasoline and light them up.
was in south fla as a kid
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Lawn Darts
well those were fun.
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