There are only two toys in this thread I did not have, but always wanted: The Green Machine and the Godzilla.
Except that Stompers debuted in 1980.
They were cool though!!
I never had a Big Wheel, but my friends did, so I had my share of ridin'. Only rode a Green Machine once and could not get the hang of it.
Seriously??? No love for the Mego Superheros and Big Jim?
There was some sort of construction toy I had that was either for older kids or I was an idiot. To attack things together you had this motorized tool that would spin a thin rod of plastic that would cause it to melt and essentially weld two pieces of plastic together.
Edit: Found it! It's the Spinwelder from Mattel.
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And there was this game that had two action figure boxers in a ring and they had buttons you'd push to make them knock each other senseless
Hits to the head were the ones that counted, and after a certain number of hits, the figure would just "PLONK" backwards, KO'd !
Anyone remember this ?
I had one of those. Still have the planes somewhere I think.
-Had the Micronauts (including that huge airtube track thingy)
-Steve Austin, Oscar Goldman (loved the exploding briefcase), Maskatron and Bigfoot.
-The Star Trek version of the Whirlybird (This has to be my favourite of back then).
-And of course one the first knock off lightsabres that were made back then (which was just a chrome flashlight and white plastic tube BEST TOY EVAR! )
Some of my favorite's were:
1. Star Wars battle command game (I still have mine) - Star Wars Vintage KENNER Commercial - Electronic Battle Command Game [Remastered] - YouTube
2. Big Trak (I have an original one with the dumper)
4. ROM space knight (I still have mine in working order) - Toys You Had Presents ROM The Space Knight
5. Battlestar Galactica handheld game - Mattel Battlestar Galactica
6. R2/C3P0 talking alarm clock - Vintage Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 Alarm Clock - YouTube
7. Dark Tower game (came out in 81 but close enough!) - Dark Tower (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
8. Stretch Armstrong - Stretch Armstrong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SSGt burton, I loved that Star Trek whirlybird toy also!!
These were definitely some of my favorites. (By the way, here's a pretty cool site for 70's era toys. Yesterville Toy Room)
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I had forgotten about the Hot Birds; loved them! I would have to say the Vertibird is the one that sticks in my memory (so much so that I bought one a few years ago and yes it still is cool).
Lightsabers, blasters and thermal detonators (aka sticks and rocks)
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I found a pic of the boxing action figure. The only one I could find
This one seems to have lost his shorts though
Anyone remember what these were called ?
And I still have this!!
Put it around the Christmas tree every year!