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Posted: 10/23/2010 3:06:53 PM EDT
Lawn Darts



What ones do you remember?
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:10:26 PM EDT
I had a Battlestar Galatica Viper and Cylon fighter that were recalled because kids were choking on the missiles that were spring-loaded and fired like 20 feet.  My parents just told me not to put them in my mouth.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:10:26 PM EDT
Quality chemistry sets
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:11:42 PM EDT
Cap guns. Not the shitty plastic ones they sell at gas stations today, but actual solid-metal ones that really felt like a real gun. Wish they still sold them these days, but eBay doesn't even allow them.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:12:15 PM EDT
Helmets we don't need those to ride a bike!
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:13:16 PM EDT
Honda Three wheelers
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:14:20 PM EDT
Click-clacks.
Superballs
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:18:03 PM EDT
The original mail order Bobba Fett figure had a missile that launched from the back...that got recalled.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:20:55 PM EDT


The Wham O Air Blaster.

Shot rocks, marbles, acorns, dirt, toy soldiers, etc.

It was the blunderbuss of kids toys.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:21:51 PM EDT
I had a gun when I was a kid
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:22:39 PM EDT
Well, for my 8 birthday, I got a pellet rifle.  For my 12th, my own .22 and 20g. shotgun (huntin' age in SD).  Access to a Ruger .357 Blackhawk that I could shoot as long as I ponied up money for ammo.   Picked a lot of rocks and walked a lot of soybean fields...........
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:25:11 PM EDT
I had an "almost full size" machine gun on a tripod that fired red plastic bullets about 30-40 feet.


Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:25:22 PM EDT
The Green Machine was the shit. It put Big Wheel to shame with it's ebrakes that would put you in a power slide, spinning around like a madman. I don't think they make the because of all the bleeding cuts, scrapes and bruises they would give the real daredevil kids. http://www.tomheroes.com/images/greenmachine.jpg
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:26:03 PM EDT
IIRC, Hasbro made some excellent replicas of various firearms that shot spring-propelled bullets from cartridges you actually put in the gun. We're talking around 1966 or so. My rich-kid neighbors had every one of them; there were Old West and military variants.

But we were poor kids at my house. I had to make do with the bolt-action, single-shot Sears .22 I got when I turned ten. The rich-kids' parents wouldn't let them go shooting real guns, even with adults around.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:26:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2010 3:27:20 PM EDT by brucers99]
I had one of these Crossman pellet guns...and my parents now wonder why I love the platform so much.







 
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:27:15 PM EDT
I got a 22lr rifle when I was 14yo. Kept it in my room.

Got a Red Ryder sometime, I'm guessing 9 or 10.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:28:13 PM EDT



Originally Posted By brucers99:


I had one of these...and my parents now wonder why I love the platform so much.



http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/9919214713/7863493/14532a6863292299413d5fcdfa218ed8.jpg


My dad got me and my brother a matching set of those one Christmas.



And soon regretted it lol.



 
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:35:51 PM EDT
Things we played with. M-80 or silver salute, cherry bombs. Jarts with metal tips cap bombs, water pressure rockets, dart guns that you could pull the tip off of and sharpen to a point. Clacker balls that could smash every thing they hit. toy bows that you could sharpen the tip of after removing the suction cup.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:36:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brucers99:
I had one of these Crossman pellet guns...and my parents now wonder why I love the platform so much.

http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/9919214713/7863493/14532a6863292299413d5fcdfa218ed8.jpg  


mine is still in my dad's garage.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:36:18 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:


Lawn Darts
What ones do you remember?


http://www.lawndartparts.com/



 
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:38:51 PM EDT
Johnny Eagle rifle.  Mine was like the one pictured in the middle.  They fired a spring loaded bullet.



Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:39:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2010 3:40:19 PM EDT by pale_pony]
Johnny Eagle toy guns that shot plastic bullets from spring-loaded cartridges.

"You'll put yer eye out, kid..."

Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:44:22 PM EDT
My two older brothers and I had this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-iop5R1HmQ
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:45:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stegadeth:
I had a Battlestar Galatica Viper and Cylon fighter that were recalled because kids were choking on the missiles that were spring-loaded and fired like 20 feet.  My parents just told me not to put them in my mouth.


How far is "like 20 feet"?
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:46:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Procyon:
Originally Posted By Stegadeth:
I had a Battlestar Galatica Viper and Cylon fighter that were recalled because kids were choking on the missiles that were spring-loaded and fired like 20 feet.  My parents just told me not to put them in my mouth.


How far is "like 20 feet"?


Like 7 yards.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 3:49:01 PM EDT
What do you mean had?

I still have my set of lawn darts.  Although I am missing one of the yellow darts.



Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:00:18 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Parana1:


What do you mean had?



I still have my set of lawn darts.  Although I am missing one of the yellow darts.



See my post above.



 
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:05:22 PM EDT
My Tonka trucks were metal.  If you fell on it it was going to leave a mark.  And you could use it to beat the shit out of little Billy that lived down the street if he pissed you off.....
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:08:56 PM EDT





Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:12:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:13:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By G19M6A3:


The Green Machine was the shit. It put Big Wheel to shame with it's ebrakes that would put you in a power slide, spinning around like a madman. I don't think they make the because of all the bleeding cuts, scrapes and bruises they would give the real daredevil kids. http://www.tomheroes.com/images/greenmachine.jpg


The Green Machine was the Ferrari of kids 3-wheeled toys.  Good memories.

 
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:14:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By orion251:
My Tonka trucks were metal.  If you fell on it it was going to leave a mark.  And you could use it to beat the shit out of little Billy that lived down the street if he pissed you off.....


I had every single one of those at one point, and yes they sure as fuck did hurt.

As a matter of fact my teddy ruxpin lost his eye because I threw him at one of them.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:20:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:20:23 PM EDT
I remember one my youngest brother had vividly because he shot me and gave me a black eye.

It was called Mighty Mo and it was a howitzer that shot hard plastic balls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svet_A0I65w
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:34:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Honda Three wheelers


He speaks the truth!
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:40:01 PM EDT


I had one of these.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:44:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Honda Three wheelers


Here is me and my 2 year old riding his 1985 ATC 70 in the backyard this past winter. He is a little too young to run it by himself, but he does do the throttle and I steer and do the brakes. I figure he will be able to control it  by himself when he gets about 5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZPfHsoJSsg
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:55:05 PM EDT
An 18 inch long piece of 1/2" pipe with a cap screwed on one end, a 3/32" diameter hole in the cap, a bag of marbles, some 1-1/2" firecrackers and a lighter.  You figure the rest out.  
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 4:57:33 PM EDT
Lawn darts were pretty fuckin' stupid.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:04:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
How about the LARC M19A Freon powered full auto BB Gun? It held about 3K BBs and had and awesome ROF. Besides destroying the Ozone layer you put the freon can under the dryer vent on the side of your house for about 30 min to really build the pressure up and then go destroy your little brother and your cat.


We held the freon can in front of a gas fired bullet heater.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:13:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SouthHoof:
Johnny Eagle rifle.  Mine was like the one pictured in the middle.  They fired a spring loaded bullet.

http://www.jessedesignart.com/resources/JohnnyEagleLine72.jpg


I had the one on the bottom "Magumba".

Danny
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:14:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:18:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
How about the LARC M19A Freon powered full auto BB Gun? It held about 3K BBs and had and awesome ROF. Besides destroying the Ozone layer you put the freon can under the dryer vent on the side of your house for about 30 min to really build the pressure up and then go destroy your little brother and your cat.


Mmm hmm, and an enterprising person can braze the cut-off top of an empty R12 can onto an oxygen fitting....and power the LARC from a welding truck. Crank up the regulator, and shazam - drive-by varmint massacres. Ox wouldn't freeze the action up like R12 did, either. Those 5000 round milk cartons full of BBs would last only about thirty miles.

Not that any number of ground squirrels and crows got pasted in the CA Central Valley that way in the 80's, mind you. But Highway 58 through Buttonwillow looked like a nerve gas attack.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:18:27 PM EDT


I loved that thing.  I was I Walgreens a few years ago with my wife and they had a mini version of these.  I flipped out.  Wife got me it for chrstmas.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:26:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2010 5:35:33 PM EDT by drfcolt]
Originally Posted By fefu23:
Quality chemistry sets


Yep!!!!!

Also, carbide cannons ...............

Or just carbide in a tooth-paste like tube (you could by it anywhere during the 4th or loose carbide in hard-ware stores - old time hardware stores - not Lowes or Home Depot):
- obtain a paint can and put nail hole in lid
- put some carbide in the can
- spit on carbide
- put lid on can
- lay can on side and hold with foot
- light "barn burner" match and place in front of hole in can
- "BOOM" (better get hand out of the way quick because that lit went a flying)

Tryed it a couple of times with quart/glass soda bottles with varying degrees of success ..............

Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:28:48 PM EDT
Tonka Trucks made of steel I don't know how many times I cut myself on them.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:31:39 PM EDT
I remember having all types of toys that shot things, BB guns and cap guns that really looked real...no one ever got shot by police for running around the neighborhood with them.  We rode our bikes with no helmets...from dusk til dawn.  Rode around in the back of the family truckster in the "rumble seat" with the back window down and all the exhaust fumes coming back in the car...back before cars had any catalytic converters for smog controls.



We had go-carts and dirt bikes...took pocket knives to school



the current wussification of our children sickitates me
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:34:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2010 5:36:05 PM EDT by Palm]
Flexy Flyer - low to the ground, goes fast down hills on paved roads, almost impossible to stop going fast, rolls over like a Ford Bronco in a turn, and very, very hard for drivers in cars and trucks to see you.  It is a wonder we survived our childhood.

If I was any good with inserting photographs, you would not have to use this LINK
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:38:20 PM EDT
wood burning kit, had a hot iron you used to char the outline of wood decorations.

lead melting kit, melted lead and poured into molds of toy soliders which you then could paint, had a ball with this, that little melting pot was like 600 degees.

firecrackers and cherry bombs, me and a friend rode our bike 5 miles out of town and bought $5.00 in fireworks which was a pillow case full of firecrackers back then....also asked the sales guy for some matches and he gave us some,  we were 12 years old.

also had a fuel propelled rockect and a water propelled rocket, you filled it with water and it fit on a pump which you pumped up like a basketball and then you could launch it into the air, or at your neighbors house.

Bow and arrow.  we would shoot it straight up in the air and watch it come back down, whoever ran first was the loser.
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:38:28 PM EDT
Vertibird ftmfw!!
Link Posted: 10/23/2010 5:39:12 PM EDT

PVC pipe and bottle rockets.
 


We made our own extremely accurate guns for bottle rocket wars.






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