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Posted: 2/26/2006 1:29:55 PM EDT
(when you were 15 years old or younger)

Mine would probably be the COX, Line Control airplane my brother and I got for Christmas when we were around 11 and 12. We spent countless days at the school yard for hours on end flying those around and around.

I had the P-40 Warhawk, my brother had the PT-19 Trainer.


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[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 1:45:26 PM EDT by Combatvet]
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:45:29 PM EDT
Legos!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:47:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.



Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:48:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.




Coors Light? You drink from her silver bullet right?



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Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:48:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMARINE1108:
Legos!

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.






video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1316856414208559543&q=tidy+up

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:49:45 PM EDT
GI JOE 1974
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:53:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.






video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1316856414208559543&q=tidy+up




Holy Shiite, I've never seen that, brings back memories. Thanks!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:54:13 PM EDT
Absolutely bar none. Foreshadowing anyone?

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:54:52 PM EDT
A SIG-24-7 troll doll.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:54:58 PM EDT
testors model cement glue ( & some matches )
bags of green army guys ( giant bags of 100's guys were .59 cents at the local hardware - toy store )
me and my best friend next door each armed with our BBguns and air guns ( huge dirt clod mortars )

we would spend hours having mock wars between his army and my army in the huge field behind our houses.

I miss those days. Simple fun, no bills or responsibilities and not a care in the world.

Approx age I think was 7-8 years old.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:58:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Absolutely bar none. Foreshadowing anyone?




OMFG. I had forgotten I even had one of those until now.

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:58:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rakky:
A SIG-24-7 troll doll.



Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:58:32 PM EDT
well when I was 9 I got a single shot H+R 12 guage. I was allowed to go shoot on my own, and we had bunch of old washers and dryers and such. That was the best
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:58:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rakky:
A SIG-24-7 troll doll.



I want the squatdog version.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:59:12 PM EDT
Toy Valmet M-62. With the tube stock and conical handguard.
Toy M-1 Garand from the San Diego PX.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:59:59 PM EDT
My favorite childhood memory is when I got my first UZI.

seriously, got it when I was 12 or 13. Norinco clone..() but, still..a good uzi for a kid to play with.



Many many many turtles, jackrabbits, and cacti fell victim to my uzi.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:00:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Absolutely bar none. Foreshadowing anyone?

members.cox.net/jollyrogers/helo%20mission.jpg


Yep, I loved my VertiBird. I killed so many batteries with mine
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:00:41 PM EDT
Had this aircraft carrier that was about 4 feet long. It had lightweight foam corsair and a conveyor belt to launch them. I used to shoot these things down a hallway that was about 50 feet long. Was seriously cool.

For sheer bang for the buck probably nothing beats those water pressure rockets we used to launch in the yard.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:01:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Itchy:

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Absolutely bar none. Foreshadowing anyone?

members.cox.net/jollyrogers/helo%20mission.jpg



OMFG. I had forgotten I even had one of those until now.




You can buy an updated version - 3 bladed rotor complete with safety plastic ring around the blade tips for about $35. Vintage Vertibirds in the original box go for up to $800. I really have trouble doing VERTREP with the new one I bought thought.

After the Vertibird I had a ton of very cool accessories for:


Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:04:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Had this aircraft carrier that was about 4 feet long. It had lightweight foam corsair and a conveyor belt to launch them. I used to shoot these things down a hallway that was about 50 feet long. Was seriously cool.

For sheer bang for the buck probably nothing beats those water pressure rockets we used to launch in the yard.



So...an airplane CAN take off from a conveyor belt...

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:05:31 PM EDT
"Tin can Alley". Pic of me as a youngin. THIS is foreshadowing!

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:07:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:
Absolutely bar none. Foreshadowing anyone?

members.cox.net/jollyrogers/helo%20mission.jpg



Your parents bought you a toy bus?

I had the styrofoam aircraft carrier with the catapult that launched an F-4 up a line.
Once the F-4 stalled at the end of the line, it would turn around and fly back for a landing.
The end of the string was attached to a stick that let you guide the F-4 back for a landing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:08:54 PM EDT
Back when I was 6-8 years old, my younger brother and I got a pair of M1919's that shot plastic bullets and ejected a spent plastic shell casing. You would then reassemble the rounds, put them back in the plastic belt and shoot them again. The irony of it was we were living in Kali at the time.



Vulcan94
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Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:11:41 PM EDT
Real Steel Tonka fun,Lincoln Logs and Lego's,,now I know why and Thanks
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:13:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Holy Crap I found it.

Mattel Flying Aces Aircraft Carrier 1975

i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/56/20/d6_1_b.JPG



Did that allow you to fly the Corsair back for a landing?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:14:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Real Steel Tonka fun,Lincoln Logs and Lego's,,now I know why and Thanks



I nearly lost my right let to a rusty steel Tonka toy!
That bastard.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:18:31 PM EDT
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, hours of fun...
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[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 2:22:21 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
When I was a kid, legos and playmobil ruled !!!


When I was 16 the Danish government gave me a select-fire HK G-3. All my toys up to that point immediately paled by comparison.



Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:25:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Real Steel Tonka fun,Lincoln Logs and Lego's,,now I know why and Thanks



same lincon log siege weapons
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:26:38 PM EDT
Guns, Horses, Trailbikes, Swimming pool, Cars.... whatever I wanted..... buy I liked the Horses the best...... They Attracted the,
GIRLS!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:46:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Holy Crap I found it.

Mattel Flying Aces Aircraft Carrier 1975

i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/56/20/d6_1_b.JPG



Did that allow you to fly the Corsair back for a landing?



No, you basically launched it with the force of the conveyor belt and it glided for as long as the energy lasted.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:48:53 PM EDT
I had some awesome toy guns that looks real, took 10 round magazines, and fire these yellow rubber bullets (that looked like bullets). It worked on springs and you would pull the trigger and compress the weapon to launch the bullet. They would literally fly for about 100 feet pretty fast. I used to play "guns" with my friends for years and years. Go figure huh? Now I play with "real toys" . Nothing changes -- I just get older.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:54:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I once used my aunt's silver bullet as an ICBM, until I was told what it was really for.






video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1316856414208559543&q=tidy+up




Oh. my. God.

I think I just sharted while laughing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:55:44 PM EDT
When I was living in Germany I had a Kettcar..my brother did too..I pedaled the hell out of that thing.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:01:48 PM EDT
When I was a kid we were so poor that at Christmas time my father asked me what I wanted Santa to bring. I knew my folks did not have much money so I asked for something to wear and something to play with. They got me a pair of overall's with a hole cut in the pocket.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Holy Crap I found it.

Mattel Flying Aces Aircraft Carrier 1975

i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/56/20/d6_1_b.JPG



HOLY SHIT!! I had one of those. I totally forgot about it. I had so much fun with that thing.

We used to rig up Matchbox cars and catapult those off the ship.

Fond memories indeed.

Thanks a lot for making me sad!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:05:24 PM EDT
Easy bake oven, Light Brite, Mystery Date, Holly Hobby Workshop and the Smurfette Village Ho Set.

whoa....wtf???? I was meditating and channeled TRG. Oh the humanity...the horror I tell you!!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:11:49 PM EDT
I tried to collect every Stomper and Rough Rider they made, plus the "Devil's Canyon" and some kind of mountain with logs and "wooden" bridges.

Hours of fun, thousands of AA batteries.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:18:13 PM EDT
Late 60's Mattel had a plastic version of the M-16 a1 that looked real. I had one and it was cool. when you pulled the trigger, it would sound like you were letting off a burst of automatic fire. It was the goods.

Also had a model from Germany that was a U-Boat. It was about 2 feet long and would float in our pool until the 2 foot destroyer model would motor it's way around. I weighted the U-boat just right, and it would dive at the right time to avoid the destroyer.

Full sized G.I Joe, with German WW2 uniform, MP-40 and all the gear!

..............those were the days!
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Yeah, Oh Yeah? Well.. I had a Millenium Falcon and an AT-AT!
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By V-Rod:
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, hours of fun...




damn straight!

lincoln logs and erector set were kick ass too.....wonder why I like working with my hands....
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:32:16 PM EDT
I had the Super Soaker 3000... the one with the backpack. Nevermind the fact I could barely walk with it on, and I had to set the gun on the ground to pump it, but it was undisputed... I always had to be against the team that got the garden hose.

That and a Yamaha Banshee (fastest production four wheeler at the time) I convinced my dad we should buy used, an ex-race bike. I was around 15. I was just lucky my 110lbs didn't even have enough weight to keep the tires in place... or I'd be dead today! I couldn't even ride it hard enough it was so fast I'd foul plugs because I didn't ride it hard enough. I had to downgrade after about six months.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:37:24 PM EDT
LEGOS

i was a junkie for these things
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:38:49 PM EDT
Rocks, sticks , matches and sometimes they let me run with the scissors.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:47:30 PM EDT
Mattell Thompson that fired perforated caps... I can only imagine what she would be worth today... toy guns in those days were AWESOME
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