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Posted: 6/14/2009 7:20:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 10:44:26 PM EST by FrankSymptoms]
THIS THREAD got me thinking of this subject matter.

What kind of toy do you remember best, that you played with most, as a child? Poll following.

ETA WTF happened to my poll?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:38:50 AM EST
Tonka trucks (old school ones with sharp metal corners etc [rock]). Just about any toy gun I could get my hands on.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:40:05 AM EST
G.I. Joes (the big ones, not those smaller 80's versions). Tons of toy guns, little green army men, model planes. All the usual stuff.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:01:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:08:38 AM EST
Lincoln Logs
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:09:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 4:15:28 AM EST by crowdlg]
No Transformers or thundercats

I made made own guns out of wood also. Mom didn't like guns and hated when dad would buy them.

made me go get one and take a pic of it. must be about 15-18 yrs old now.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:10:29 AM EST
Toy guns, cap guns and BB guns––usually all of the cowboy action variety.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:18:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:05:14 AM EST
Johnny Seven One Man Army

Anyone else have one of these?

It would send one of those little plastic bullets across the room and they'd hit the wall with a craack.

Ahhhh, good times......good times.

Little Suzy Soccermom would have a friggin' coniption if she saw one of these things today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPlMCaMGTnM

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:11:58 AM EST
You need an option for real guns my dad started me at 4~5 been hooked ever since.
No other toys ever really interested me.

Women i don't classify as toys they would have to go in the destructive devices category
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:14:27 AM EST
Mattel Fanner Fifties (2ea) w/caps & matching holsters. My Mom made me a Cav flag like the one in the John Wayne Civil War movie we saw at the drivein, name escapes me. (the horse soldiers?)
Later I was in the 1/4 cav, 1st ID. was amazed they had my flag.javascript:insertText('');
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:15:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By acman145acp:
You need an option for real guns my dad started me at 4~5 been hooked ever since.
No other toys ever really interested me.

Women i don't classify as toys they would have to go in the destructive devices category


Haha
+1 brother
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:42:13 AM EST
Did I miss something?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:47:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:49:55 AM EST by str8tshooter]
Take your Barbie and stick it.
GI Joe FTW!
eta- Transformers, Thundercats, little green army guys, other assorted action figures, no toy guns, Lego's, builda blocks, etc. etc. etc.
How could that not factor into a love for firearms and shooting?

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:55:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:57:33 AM EST by CJan_NH]
Legos, Lincoln Logs, Erector sets, Capsela, Tinker Toys...stuff like that.

Got in big trouble one summer for building a shoulder fired rocket launcher out of steel pipe, some scrap wood, a 6v battery, and Estes model rockets. Instead of a parachute in the nose cone I had black powder in mine

Also learned what happens when you mix powdered pool chlorine with DOT3 brake fluid.

Good times-except for the brush fire and the burned out dog house.

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Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:55:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:57:09 AM EST by Drsalee]
Erector set
Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots
LiteBright
Clankers....those glass ball clicker things that they outlawed
Honda CT70
Banana Seat bikes
Crossman pump BB rifle
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:09:01 AM EST
I think you missed one of the largest ones, at least in my generation. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:16:09 AM EST
A bow. Birthday present when I was 8 or 9. Draw was 15# or so. I shot just about everything with it.
Green plastic army men. I had hundreds, would dig them in and use a slingshot as F/A.
Ertl die cast tractors.

Correlation to AR addiction? No idea.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:17:40 AM EST
Definitely Lego's. I think my mom kept me from getting toy guns and G.I Joes on purpose

All my Lego guns ended up looking like Thompsons or MACs.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:20:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Lincoln Logs


+1
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 6:40:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 6:43:25 AM EST by Gone_Shootin]
I had Leggos, Gi Joes, little green toy soldiers, toy guns, airplanes, military aircraft models (my first was a Corsair), R/C tanks when I was a kid & a R/C airplane when I was a teenager.

I loved playing with them all.

But wether they influenced my tastes for guns I can't say. I've always liked military oriented stuff & I was born with a fetish for guns, but what really got me to liking EBRs were shows like The A-Team & Tour of Duty. And of course the movie Red Dawn (yeah I know AKs, but still.....).
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:17:45 AM EST
I had micro machines.
And I used to saw/whittle rifles out of 2x4's and mount scopes on them with hose clamps.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:22:58 AM EST
Red Ryder BB gun. I was lucky we lived in a small town I carried that thing everywhere.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:24:20 AM EST
Legos. My mom never let me have toy guns, but my grandpa always tells stories about me tearing limbs of of a tree to use as a rifle.

BANS NEVER WORK!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:25:45 AM EST
The little G.I. Joes
Legos
StarCom figures (the guys with magnets in the boots)
Exosquad stuff.
All of my dads old Marine Utilities
SuperSoakers, and misc toy guns, the coolest of which were some toy M9s that the slide could be pulled back and it would make a "chuck-chuck" noise

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:26:17 AM EST
I had the SST Smash-Up Derby Set.

Smash-UP Derby Set
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:32:03 AM EST
From 9-14 years old i had,

a .177 breakbarrel daisy pellet rifle
a single shot savage .410
12 gauge winchester model 1200 pump
a beat up go kart
a cinder block


I grew up kinda poor.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:33:13 AM EST
God, there's so many. Legos were probably my favorite, and used the longest, but I also liked my Ninja Turtles (the ENTIRE set), my Voltron sword...man that thing was frickin SWEET, uh...my six shooters when I was a little guy. I think there's more, but I'm drawing a blank right now.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:34:18 AM EST
LEGO's were my favorite before I discovered video games.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:35:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
I grew up kinda poor.

Yeah, we were poor as fuck when I was growing up. My grandmother would buy our gifts at christmas, because the rents couldn't afford anything. I wore Salvation Army clothes (until my grandmother found out), we were on welfare, I was so skinny you could count my ribs, etc. Things got a LOT better when my dad divorced and remarried when I was 10-ish.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:35:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:37:10 AM EST by Lympago]


I had a bunch of StarWars toys from guns to lightsabers and Millenium Falcon that I was very fond of, but I still think I loved my Lego's more than anything.

Once I hit middle school though toys like that were history and I appreciated my captured Hustler's and cigarette's like nothing else.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:35:47 AM EST
In need of a little cleaning up, but here it is:


Many good times were had with this thing in the front left breast pocket of my jean jacket.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:35:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By SV650Squid:
LEGO's were my favorite before I discovered video games.

same. NES for my 5th b-day. Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt FTW!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:37:00 AM EST
Jack and Shit, and Jack left town.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:42:44 AM EST
My fav toy guns were a plastic green FAL that had a removable stock and was of the ratchet BURRRRR noise making variety.The other was an M2 that used a battery and had a shell on a flipper that slapped back and forth to mimic loading and make a TOKKATOKKA noise.I've never seen another of either but it did lead to a lifetime of loving the FAL.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:43:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:46:30 AM EST by Tim_the_enchanter]
Guns Of Navarone Play set. Tyco HO Trains. Daisy BB gun, Big Wheel, Bonanza Action Figures, Ben, Hoss, Little Joe and Black Bart. Bart was supposed to be Adam, but he quit the show before they hit the market so they painted a mustache on him and made him the bad guy. I scrapped the mustache off and made him Adam.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:44:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Erector set


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:01:51 AM EST
Bags and bags of the 1\50 scale Army men and vehicles. I would spend hours building the base camp and then back up about 50 yds and pound it with a dirt-clod\rock artillery barrage! Good times!!!!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:02:23 AM EST
Small child - cap pistol, GI Joe
Older child - GI Joe, Matchbox cars and Hotwheels
Adolescent - Model cars / planes
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:04:21 AM EST
I mostly played with and in dirt.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:05:44 AM EST
Legos, I'd build crap for hours with them. Not surprisingly, I'm an engineer now.
And they're still at my parents' house in two 20gal containers for when I have a kid.

Kharn
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:06:17 AM EST
Legos, and my BB gun.

-Ben
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:09:55 AM EST
As a young kid I played with Mego superhero toys. As I got older I had the requisite pile of Star Wars stuff as every kid of the late '70s had. I had a pile of legos in the early '80s but by that time I was getting too old for toys. I had a pile of BB guns in the mid '80s, the really cool ones that looked like real guns like a CO2 powered UZI and a pump action AR15.

My BRD started around 1986 or so and only got worse.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:11:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
THIS THREAD got me thinking of this subject matter.

What kind of toy do you remember best, that you played with most, as a child? Poll following.

A wooden k98 that my dad made for me out of pine....he bubbad it up and added a scope though . I still have it and plan to give it to my son someday soon.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:15:59 PM EST
My favorite TOY as a kid was my Mattel Fanner Fifty. Wore out two of 'em. The I got the Shootin' Fanner Fifty. This was a double gun set that was side loading just like a Colt SAA. The took plastic cartridges with a green stick on cap on the rear and an expendable bullet. The first day I got them, I shot my grandma in the butt. I was about 7. Many years later (was about 38) My grandpa comes up from the basement, while I was there visiting and hands me a bag. It was the whole set that was taken from me all those years ago. You can look up the going price on this set..........box, holsters, caps, cartridges bullets and all.....like new. I could damn near buy an AR with it.............I wouldn't trade them for 2 ar-15s.

Damn, there's lots of dust in the air, here. I've got something in my eye.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:17:19 PM EST
Tinker Toys and Legos
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:19:22 PM EST
Leggos and my Erector set
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:23:05 PM EST
Star Wars toys took all of the early years from my life; GIJOE's took the rest. On the side, I had enough Legos for any 10 other kids; the GOOD ones that go together anywhere, not this bullshit they've got today that only goes together as models or wtfever. Castle Legos FTW.


Oh, you ole timers (pre-1970) , at my grandma's my GIJOE's always got to play with a HUGE set of plastic, well, basically, plastic girders that fit side-panelings to make it look like an actual skyscraper. I swear I made 20 story buildings (for 3" GIJOE's).... any idea of wtf that set was?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:23:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eric802:
G.I. Joes (the big ones, not those smaller 80's versions). Tons of toy guns, little green army men, model planes. All the usual stuff.


This would be my exact answer. I loved messing with electric train also.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:36:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:41:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By sequel:
Mattel Fanner Fifties (2ea) w/caps & matching holsters. My Mom made me a Cav flag like the one in the John Wayne Civil War movie we saw at the drivein, name escapes me. (the horse soldiers?)
Later I was in the 1/4 cav, 1st ID. was amazed they had my flag.javascript:insertText('');



With the Shootin' Shells!!!
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