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    Feb 14, 2012, 1:30 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #51

    alienscollection.com said: View Post
    Awesome, those were the best, weren't they?
    Oh yeah, my dad drove me to JC Penney so I could get them when they first came out. The Viper (And the Scout to the far left) I found at a yard sale in a 50c bin, If I were playing poker, I would have lost, because of the **** eating grin that kept popping up on my face. And these 2 have the Missiles that actually launch instead of the revamped ones after that poor kid choked to death on one.
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    Feb 14, 2012, 1:40 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #52

    Alan Castillo said: View Post
    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 ?
    The dood looks like Steve Austin. Watch out for that right hook, it's a killer!
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    Feb 14, 2012, 1:48 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #53

    Funky Jedi said: View Post
    The dood looks like Steve Austin. Watch out for that right hook, it's a killer!
    ....as were the figures

    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
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    Feb 14, 2012, 3:12 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #54

    TOMY Rascal Robots - I loved these little guys when I was 8 years old. I am currently building a replica 12" version.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 3:21 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #55

    ^ I still have both of mine! Still work.
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    Feb 14, 2012, 4:16 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #56

    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:






    Kevin
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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:09 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #57

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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:18 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #58

    Shylaah said: View Post
    .......only because my uncle use to drive us crazy singing that jingle.....
    .......must have been an Ear Worm for him and he tried his darnedest to pass it on!!!

    dun ta dun ta dun ta ta---Tiny Mighty Mo.....
    Tiny Mighty, Tiny Mighty Moes......
    over and over and over!!!!

    Ideal Tiny Mighty Mo commercial circa 1977 - YouTube

    Shylaah

    Bless you Shylaah!

    Mike
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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:27 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #59

    Colin Droidmilk said: View Post
    I'm presuming that Y-wing-like Starbird was post-SW...? Ah, I googled that it was. A wonder L didn't try to sue them for that Y head.

    My favourite toys were Action Man ('cos you could torture it and stuff), and die-cast Dinky Gerry Anderson acronym-vehicles: SPV, SHADO 2, MSV, SPC, TB2, FAB1 etc.
    Just factual, (not defensive, I swear), The starbird can convert to many vehicle configurations. Had electronic laser canon with rapid fire cannon sounds. It also had an electronic engine note which when tilted upward would increase in frequency (acceleration) and tilted downward would decrease in frequency (slow down).

    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.

    Mike
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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:31 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #60

    Cenobyte said: View Post
    Stompers?

    omg it was both mighty mo's and stompers, but stompers was the battery powered version. I've been going crazy with the wrong searches.

    Now off to eBay.

    Thanks Cenobyte!

    Mike
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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:40 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #61

    Wow the memories.

    I loved VertyBird!

    Remember this?

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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:52 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #62

    Slime was great...I liked the one with worms.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 5:55 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #63

    My friend had Shogun Warriors and I was soo jealous.

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    Feb 14, 2012, 6:36 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #64

    12Rogues said: View Post
    Wow the memories.

    I loved VertyBird!

    Remember this?


    How 'bout this one?






    Doug
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    Feb 14, 2012, 7:09 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #65

    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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    Feb 14, 2012, 11:07 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #66

    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...
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    Feb 15, 2012, 12:17 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #67

    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?
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    Feb 15, 2012, 10:28 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #68

    wannab said: View Post
    How 'bout this one?






    Doug
    If I had that or the Star Trek one I would HAVE to play with it. Heck, I'd be interested in trying to make one just to see if I could actually pick stuff up with it unlike when I was a kid.
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    Feb 15, 2012, 10:31 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #69

    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.
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    Feb 15, 2012, 10:37 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #70

    Alan Castillo said: View Post
    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 ?

    I have been searching and trying to remember what these were called since yesterday, with no luck whatsoever

    Can anyone shed some light on these ?
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    Feb 15, 2012, 11:41 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #71

    More Micronaut's goodness...

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    Feb 15, 2012, 11:43 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #72

    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.
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    Feb 15, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #73

    neosporing said: View Post
    Yikes. "Prepare your child for the sterile glass and steel environment in which he will probably spend his entire adult life! Fun for no ages!"
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    Feb 15, 2012, 2:02 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #74

    Man I used to love that girder building set. You could make all kinds of neat skyscrapers...
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    Feb 15, 2012, 10:24 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #75

    neosporing said: View Post
    best thread... i remember all of these, had most of them
    no one's mentioned...
    girders and panels play sets
    I had this back in the 60s where it had that late 50s, early 60s modern architecture, like bubble skylights. It has been out at least once since the 60s with a brick and mortar look panels. The 60s version had roads and a monorail as accessories. I believe that the 60s version was made by Kenner.

    David.

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