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Posted: 4/30/2002 4:46:25 PM EDT
I just turned 40, and I'm reliving my childhood by trying to locate and buy some old toys and was wondering what you all had as your favorite childhood toys? I had GI JOE, Major Matt Mason, Vertibird, and Matchboxes. Plus, does anyone remember Sea-Devils, or Billy Blastoff?
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GI Joes plastic Army men walkie talkies
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Ruger 10/22 Colt Woodsman WW2 Colt 1911A1 Colt SP1 Other corporate icon toys: G.I. Joe (the little plastic ones) Radio Control anything (I had a couple cars I built by the time as I was 8, as well as an airplane, boat, and helicopter later in life) Red Rider BB gun Big Wheel (had 3 because I kept wearing the wheels out)
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Anybody remember " Stompers" they were little battery powered cars and trucks. They were cool as hell. I haven't seen a single one in the past 10 years. I have alot more expensive toys now.[:)] CAPITALIST
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Black Powder and Matches Sgtar15
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GI Joe (tons of stuff) Major Matt Mason Johnny Seven One Man Army Rifle Hot Wheels Tonka trucks Daisy BB gun Whizzers About a jillion plastic models of cars, planes, tanks, and famous movie monsters. Chemistry set Board games esp. Monopoly and Risk Pool table Cox gas powered planes bicycle (with ape-hangers, banana seat, and sissy bar) I could go on. I love to cruise ebay and see what this stuff sells for now.
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My mom used to keep a children's kind of diary for herself and she gave it to me recently and I always asked for a rifle for Christmas or my birthday from age 5 on up. I guess some things will never change although I certainly don't consider a rife a toy now.
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I've got a big box of stuff in the attic at my dad's house. I haven't seen any of that stuff in 25 years. I know there are Matchbox, Hotwheels, A/FX cars and track, HO and American Flyer trains, and who knows what else. Now you have me thinking about getting all that crap and bringing it home. The coolest thing I had, but it's long gone now, was my Schwinn Orange Crate bike. It sucked for long distances, but it was COOL around the neighborhood. It had a small fron wheel and a drum brake, stick shift, rear slick.... Damn those were the days.
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Adventure People by Fisher Price
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A talking Bugs Bunny doll. Pull the string and it'd ask "What's up, Doc?" Also, a very ornate toy camel. Sigh.
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I used to have one of those cap muskets that fired the cork ball.
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Crosman M-1 Carbine,still have it and the magazine.
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At a pistol match a few months back, myself and one of my fellow shooters were "reliving our childhood", and talking about the things we had as kids that we wished we still owned. The two things I missed most were a wallet that my dad had made for me, and a Daisy Spittin Image (copy of Winchester 94 carbine) BB gun. The shooter, a proficient "ebayer", said that I could probably find one of the BB guns online. I hated to break it to those poor guys bidding against me, but I would have paid more than the cost of the real gun. It sits in the back of my gun safe in the original box, and I can visit my childhood whenever I want.
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Originally Posted By CAPITALIST: Anybody remember " Stompers" they were little battery powered cars and trucks. They were cool as hell. I haven't seen a single one in the past 10 years. I have alot more expensive toys now.[:)] CAPITALIST
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I bet mine is in my garage-- when I move, I will unpack everything and hopefullyfind it, along with several of my other cool toys!
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Mattel "Fanner Fifty" cap pistol Plastic Thompson 45 Subgun Cap grenades (my best friend had a fifty cal ..battery powdered) Rubber bowie knife Shrunken Heads Steel Pot Web Gear
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Originally Posted By 12bee: Crosman M-1 Carbine,still have it and the magazine.
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Now THAT, I'd like to see! I recall the Erector Set (all metal, thankyou!) Legos (back when there was more imagination involved) [:D] and (ahemmm) the neighbor girl [:D]
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Daisy model 25. The one that looks like a slide action shotgun.. Meplat-
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I had a Remington New Model Army breaktop cap gun that I wouldn't go anywhere without. BTW, do you know that when you soak a roll of caps in gasoline and hit them with a hammer they kind of explode into a ball of fire? [:D] Evel Knievel motorcycles (also had the van you could set them up to jump over) Model fighter planes.
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More GI Joes and their related equipment than I can remember (and wish I still had-that stuff is worth a FORTUNE now!) I had the Mercury capsule, undersea sled and about 50 uniforms for thopse suckers. My favorite was the camoflage. No small wonder-my girlfriend calls woodlands camo my favorite color. I also had a shitload of western sixshooters, some capguns and others not. I had the "apple crate" bike. Was way cool-until you parked your testicles on that 5 speed shifter when you hit the front drum brake too hard. Didn't get my first BB gun until I was 12-and it was a Daisy model 25 also. I lived in St. Louis as a kid when they were tearing down a bunch of apartments to put in Hwy 44, and let me tell you, the war games were superb.
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LEGOs Fireworks Models The greatest fun was combining the fireworks and my old broken models for the finsl send off.
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gi joes legos transformers my playing army gear model airplanes that don't actually fly remote control car ho scale trains
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fire
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Airguns & Firecrackers
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Zeroids 6 Million Dollar Man doll Sea Monkeys (well, they're sorta' toys) Magnifying glass + ants Stretch Armstrong Water rockets
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GI joes Toy guns fireworks
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I had the "apple crate" bike. Was way cool-until you parked your testicles on that 5 speed shifter when you hit the front drum brake too hard.
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Damn...now thats a blast from the past! Weren't the siblings of the "Apple Crate", the "Lemon Peeler" and the "Pea Picker"? I was SO jealous of the kids that had any one of those. I guess I'm as warped as I am because of the trauma caused by me begging my parents to buy me a pair of Jack Purcell tennis shoes (the rage in 1972) and them telling me to get bent and wear the pieces of crap they would buy for me on sale at Woolworths. They would usually last about two weeks if I was lucky.
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Originally Posted By Blaze-Of-Glory: fire
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You can't bring fire on the plane!!!
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Originally Posted By Blaze-Of-Glory: fire
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You can't bring fire on the plane!!!
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I had this cool General Custer plastic doll (at least I think it was Custer). It came with the horse and a cool sword (don't let little kids jump off of chairs with the sword in their hands or an ear drum may end up punctured - don't ask ;) ). Naturally I had the green army men who hung out in cool Lincoln Log forts and such also. I really miss Custer though :( No collection could be complete without a red wagon to tow behind your big wheel (flatbed wrecker sorta setup). LoL. Ahh, the good ole days...
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army men small 80's era gi joes and my bb gun
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Masters of the Universe 80s GIJoes Transformers(gotta love Megatron) crates of plastic toy preban guns right before the postban REDMUZZLE and funky colored ones came out.But I had black paint for that...........
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Daisy BB guns Sheridan pump pellet guns Crossman C02 semi-auto BB guns Homemade blackpowder (when you could still buy all the ingredients at the local pharmacy) M80's Fireworks Anything that went bang or exploded And to think I still have all my fingers. Although, I still have a piece of shrapnel in my gut from the time I made a homemade muzzleloader using an old BB gun, blackpowder, and shotgun primers.
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What a fond memory you cued: I had a "Monkey Division" bazooka. The wiffle-ball shells wouldn't go very far until I figured out how to soup up the spring, and then I spent hours poking Play-do into the shells to give them some weight. We were playing after school one day when an older kid we were all afraid of (Raymo, if you're reading this, I apologize again ...) charged our position. My comrades-in-arms broke and ran. I would have succumbed to the panic of the route, too, but I was the smallest of the bunch and encumbered by my heavy weaponry. Raymo made eye contact with me; I knew I'd been singled out and decided to sell myself dear. I was laying in a trench. Raymo was charging me as fast as he could run. The pound of hardened Play-do hit him square between the eyes at a range of about two meters. I thought I'd killed him. I hope modern cosmetic surgery was eventually able to do something about the scar.
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Six Million Dollar man with Bionic Eye... Battlestar Galactica Spaceship and action figures.. Star Wars action figures.. Fisher Price action figures.. Matchbox and hotwheels cars.. Tonka trucks..
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- NASA space helmet -Lincoln Logs -Legos -plastic army men....Fort Apache play set -toy guns...burp gun, M16, M1 Garand -Hot Wheels and Sizzlers -rotten apples and a stick to fling them with -mud -fireworks Anyone remember what the plastic cars that you powered by pulling a nylon strip with teeth on it were called (circa 1972)? Or the tops that you would rub against the floor to get the inside spinning (1969)?
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Yes. I had a Johnny Eagle set. It was a lever action rifle and a SAA that used spring-loaded cartridges to shoot plastic bullets. Anybody else have a Thing-Maker? I had the creepycrawlies set and an accessory set of molds to make shrunken heads, skeletons, and such. Did anybody else have the Star Trek gun that shot the little plastic disks? I always wanted the Gold Knight and the Silver Knight. They looked really cool and the kid down the block had them, as well as most of the Johnny West family of action figures. To this very day I would [b]kill[/b] for an Electroshot Shooting Gallery (by Marx).
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 5:33:59 AM EDT
Being from the early boomer period, my favorites were tinker toys and Lincoln logs, closely followed by the girl next door.[:D]
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 6:05:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rodent: What a fond memory you cued: I had a "Monkey Division" bazooka. The wiffle-ball shells wouldn't go very far until I figured out how to soup up the spring, and then I spent hours poking Play-do into the shells to give them some weight. We were playing after school one day when an older kid we were all afraid of (Raymo, if you're reading this, I apologize again ...) charged our position. My comrades-in-arms broke and ran. I would have succumbed to the panic of the route, too, but I was the smallest of the bunch and encumbered by my heavy weaponry. Raymo made eye contact with me; I knew I'd been singled out and decided to sell myself dear. I was laying in a trench. Raymo was charging me as fast as he could run. The pound of hardened Play-do hit him square between the eyes at a range of about two meters. I thought I'd killed him. I hope modern cosmetic surgery was eventually able to do something about the scar.
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Dude...nice shot! Those SST's where cool. I had three of those Hot Wheels storage crates full of mint HotWheels and Matchbox cars I had gotten between 74 and 82. I was very anal about taking care of them. I traded them when I got to be a teen. I remember playing in the alleys of Milwaukee on the south side with Mattel toy M-16's and cap guns. We were all the good guys though LOL! Had a big screen TV box half full of legos..all the cool ones. I built a Shithook out of them once. Had the full set of Hardy Boys books. My Crosman 766 American Classic was awesome....not a day went by that my best friend and I didn't argue over who's was better, mine, or his Daisy 880. They both shot county highway signs and blackbirds the same though. My first bb gun was a Daisy 840 I think it was...single pump repeater. Got it for my 12th birthday. I wore that sucker out in less than a year hiking all over the countryside, and got the Crosman next. We were pretty poor in a single parent household, so all my cool stuff got sold or traded so that I could buy that Crosman and move into cooler bicycles, and then dirtbikes and music equipment and such. I was always horsetrading with friends. One of the cool bikes I had was a used but mint Schwinn, Apple Crate I think? It was metallic green, ape hangers, banana seat, and a three speed with shifter. Ahh, youth. I still think they should shut the country down during June, July and August, and give EVERYBODY off LOL.
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 6:43:53 AM EDT
I had a ton of the small GI Joes Some Star Wars action figures that usually battled the 'Joes Lots of the good old school Legos, I still break out the Tecnick sets with the gears and pnuematics (I was an engineer from day one) A few assorted Hotwheels and Matchbox cars Civil War style toy rifles and pistols A beautiful (fake) Gold Plated Winchester Lever gun that shot the strip caps that i got from my uncle. (it still has a place in the gun cabinate) I had an Uzi, Tec-9 and MAC squirt gun (they all broke except the UZI, hmmmm) And the piece de resistance...a Matel M-16 that was my uncle's. It made a really cool machine gun sound and was close to the real size. I used to do raids with my friends in his barns. Unfortuantly my grandparents took the M-16 from me because they thought it was worth a ton of money and wouldn't let me play with it anymore. I would blame this on Antiques Roadshow but it wasn't around then. I wonder what ever happened to that... ...Maybe repressed childhood memories made my buy the AR???
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 6:51:59 AM EDT
Tonka trucks!! Also had a nice collection of Star Wars action figures but I put 'em in the cabs of my tonkas and shot them with my pellet guns. What a tool.
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