I remember we used to give them the roughest treatment you can imagine ! Not because we didn't care about them, but because that's how the game was.
I stand corrected though - there wasn't a boxing ring, you just grabbed the figure from the 2 handles you see, practically rammed it into the other one, and pushed those buttons like a mouse when planting in farmville
And they NEVER broke. Ah, they sure don't make 'em like they used to.
Wish I remember who made them or what they were called though
TOMY Rascal Robots - I loved these little guys when I was 8 years old. I am currently building a replica 12" version.
^ I still have both of mine! Still work.
I still have my original BSG Viper too! (However the stickers have long since dried up and fell off, and it is the "non-firing" version).
Oh and here's a rare one I've managed to hang onto:
In no way did it remind me of the y-wing but I can see your point about the cockpit/fuselage. It reminded me of a snake head.
Wow the memories.
I loved VertyBird!
My friend had Shogun Warriors and I was soo jealous.
Man, I love this thread! Seeing that can of slime reminded me of those home-made Star Wars playsets that were shown in Woman's Day magazine back when The Empire Strikes Back came out. I remember at the time when my Mom first showed me the article how much I liked the idea of using the slime for a Dagobah ''swamp''. (It was hard enough cleaning up my Luke Skywalker action-figure after playing with him in that stuff, but sadly, my R2-D2's body-sticker never fully recovered. ) Good times... The Woman's Day Empire Strikes Back Playsets
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best thread... i remember all of these, had most of them
no one's mentioned...
girders and panels play sets
Revell or Testors also had a monthly model club where they would send you a model every month... I remember rejoicing when the box would come...
Starbird! best xmas gift ever... i flew that thing around the house forever.. in all of it's configurations... I remember how the y-wing head had a inner part (battle bridge?) that you could remove.. the tidirium shuttle like removable winlets...
Stretch Monster Death
I loved my stretch monster, and remember the day he died. I thought he was indestructable, and was my favorite pal. My brother and i were tossing him back and forth .. and he landed on his head *crack* went his neck joint and pink low viscosity syrup started to ooze... I was devistated. We taped him up in hopes the wound would coagulate, but he just bled out over the period of a few days... o the horror...
I can't believe I had so many of those toys. I only wish I still had them. But if I did I wouldn't have had much of a childhood. And I still have a lot of them, including Girder and panel sets.
Anybody remember Ramagons?
I've been trying to identify a toy(I've posted this before), I can't say if it was the late 70's or very early eighties.
It was a space themed shooting game, you had to shoot a moving spaceship projected on the wall. When the ship was hit it would turn red and crash. It had a sci-fi styled gun on top of a black and white box(projector).
Anybody remember this toy? Or know who I could ask that might?
Do vintage videogame machines count? I have a Magnavox Odyssy 2, atari 2600, and a pong machine lol. I got a lot of hand me down 70s toys in the early 80s as neighbors and a family friend would give them to me as my friend was a year older than me.
More Micronaut's goodness...
Now that is an impressive playset. The 80s kinda sucked for toys aside from the big lines and some that sadly got no love at all other than at discount stores.
Man I used to love that girder building set. You could make all kinds of neat skyscrapers...