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    Jul 27, 2012, 11:07 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #101

    Oh man, so many memories of this stuff. I can remember a few of the things I had:

    Mattel Space 1999 Eagle playset

    Flying Aces planes (didn't have the carrier though, remember the BSG version with Vipers?)

    Hot Cycle (the cooler version of the Big Wheel, which added a drag brake a few years later probably to compete with the Green Machine, safer to drive too)

    And of course I had the Star Wars toys when they came out. While most of my vintage SW stuff is long gone, I did keep a Takara wind up R2-D2 which I got, thanks to my family being stationed in Okinawa in 1978-79 (the one toy Lucasfilm wanted imported that Kenner never did import to the states, but it could be found in Canada).

    I never had a Starbird as a kid, but I did purchase one a couple years ago (I may refurbish it with a new paintjob).

    As for other cool things, anyone else remember "Chutes Away" (I believe I had the Night Rescue version)?
    Chutes Away

    The Southbend Electronics TMP Enterprise and Phaser game were a couple cool toys that squeeked into the end of 1979 (I still have the Phasers, which predated Laser Tag by about 5 years, you shot the guns instead of other targets).

    Tomy Pocket Cars were somewhat popular in the 1970s (they never caught on like Matchbox or Hot Wheels, but you had some cool cars in the line, such as F1 cars with tobacco sponsorships).

    I still have Girder and Panel stuff stored away. I had the Airport set. Anyone remember Matchbox Build-a-road? Buildaroad I think first came out in the 1960s, but sets were still being made in the 1970s. Combined with Matchbox cars and Girder and Panel, you could do some cool things.

    And then we had Fisher Price who came out with the "Adventure People" action figures about three years before Kenner did their first 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures. They had some cool sets available as I recall (before they got goofy with space themed ones to try and compete with Star Wars).

    And no mention of 1970s toys would be complete without the Dinky Toys of that era, such as the UFO Interceptor, the Eagles (freighter and transporter), Thunderbird 2 (blue in color in the 1970s) and some of the more common types they made back then.
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    Jul 27, 2012, 11:53 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #102

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    You've got a 1979 B.O.B.? I never saw one in the States, only VINCENT!
    Yeah they were only available in Canada and Europe I believe.

    I'd love to get a VINCENT to go with him though.


    Man I had a lot of the Fisher Price Adventure People JMChadlek mentioned. They all had smiles on their faces... and just about all the ones I had, had goggles and racing helmets.



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    Jul 27, 2012, 11:57 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #103



    Pet Rock was the BEST!......Oh, wait a minute...actually, Pet Rock kind of sucked in the 70's.
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    Jul 28, 2012, 11:40 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #104

    Slung the cars around the track for hours:


    Creepy as fk toy:


    Apes toys:


    Marx Geronimo:


    With horse:


    Video game so ancient, the ball was an LED on an arm that swung back and forth:


    Cool game:
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    Jul 28, 2012, 12:26 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #105

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    Marx Geronimo:

    Marx Toys were the bomb. Johnny West, Stoney Smith, the Vikings.
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    Jul 28, 2012, 1:24 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #106

    My brother had a toy car in the early 70's that I inherited when he got bored of it that you could "program" by inserting a card into the front of it.
    it was called Amaze A Matic in the States but Computacar in the UK



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJjqT...e_gdata_player
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    Jul 28, 2012, 10:29 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #107



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    Jul 28, 2012, 10:33 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #108

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    Jul 28, 2012, 10:46 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #109

    Do you know who invented Lincoln logs? No Googling!


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    Jul 29, 2012, 12:19 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #110

    Yeah, hadda google it...

    Not sursprised, given the family history.
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    Jul 30, 2012, 9:50 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #111

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    Slung the cars around the track for hours:
    Video game so ancient, the ball was an LED on an arm that swung back and forth:


    Cool game:
    That video game seems familiar. I forgot all about that Jaws game. That brings back some memories. Wow.
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    Jul 31, 2012, 12:19 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #112

    Wow, I figured this many pages in and we'd see it. Presenting one of My favorites when I was little. Rock Em sock em robots.


    Had ALOT of the stuff posted here or have played with most of them. 1977 came and I was so stoked about the Star Wars figures. My cousin had the toy landspeeder. Spent one Summer and he gave it to me. I told him and his Brother I couldn't keep it and I promised to give it to him. 20 years later he was killed. After the funeral we went to my Aunt's house. His younger Brother and I talked about old times and when we were little. I asked if he remembered my promise when we were little and he did. Couldn't believe I still had it. We're in our 40's now and he STILL has it. Reason for my story? Toys are so much more valuable to me that are played with then the ones in the boxes. SO many memories shared with my kids and now my nephews.


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    Jul 31, 2012, 5:03 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #113

    Clutch said: View Post
    Slung the cars around the track for hours:


    Creepy as fk toy:


    Apes toys:


    Marx Geronimo:


    With horse:


    Video game so ancient, the ball was an LED on an arm that swung back and forth:


    Cool game:
    So YOU are the one who stole all my Christmas stuff!!! I swear, I had every one of these!! That racetrack was the BOMB!! I had 100s of Hotwheels and there was this one white Mustange that would beat any other car everytime, so matter if it was on the inner or outer track!

    Johnny West stuff was so freaking cool!! Big toys and highly detailed stuff!! I remember the year I got that Geronimo. Of course everything came from the Sears catalog back then. AND to go see Santa you went to the Sears store and stood in line with EVERY kid in town for hours to see him. I finally got to tell him my list and I forgot to tell him about the Geronimo!! I cried and cried but Mom and Dad would not let me go back to see Santa again. I knew I was screwed!! Lo and behold, on Christmas morning--there was Geronimo!!! I realized then and there that Santa was better than Jesus!! Santa's powers were real!!
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    Jul 31, 2012, 6:45 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #115

    Who had these?

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    Jul 31, 2012, 7:12 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #116

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    These were all awesome.

    I had all three.

    Forgot about the Starbird. Why was that one so killer...but it was.
    I still have my starbird and it still works
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    Jul 31, 2012, 7:16 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #117

    I cannot believe no one mentioned this playset, I still have this one as well.
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    Jul 31, 2012, 7:38 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #118

    Hey Guys lets not forget my favorite--MAJOR MATT MASON!!
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    Jul 31, 2012, 8:53 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #119

    starfighter66 said: View Post
    I cannot believe no one mentioned this playset, I still have this one as well.
    At the very top of this page, first toy mentioned.

    I had one, my brother had one and we played with them constantly. I wish I hadn't given mine away to a younger child when I outgrew it. It was in perfect shape.
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    Jul 31, 2012, 10:02 PM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #120

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    OMG YEAH!!!
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    Aug 1, 2012, 1:02 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #121

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    Who had these?
    I still have both of them and their respective boxes ta' boot! Although I had to snag the Life Systems Center off of ebay to complete the collection.

    And another oddity I still have is this:

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    Aug 1, 2012, 1:11 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #122

    These old things?


    granted the AT-ST is technically 80's

    These are not my original toys that i had, but they are originals.
    Mine perished with my childhood, so I purchased these replacements for my second childhood.
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    Aug 1, 2012, 2:09 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #123

    I mentioned the Eagle set as well. A lot of us had it.

    I was racking my brain to remember what the Pulsar figure I had was called. I had both Pulsar and Hypnos. It was a case of Mattel trying to capitalize on bionic fever of a sort even though the figure had no apparent cybernetic implants (just a clear chest cavity where you could see his lungs and heart move and circulate "blood"). Even GI Joe had a bionic figure called "Mike Power, Atomic Man" (I understand they failed in an attempt to bid on the Six Million Dollar Man License).

    Another figure line I remember... the Super Joes. This was Hasbro's attempt to take GI Joe to the stars in the 1970s with 8" figures that were about the same size as the Mego ones (they ended the 12" figure line the previous year, probably due to the cost of production). I had three figures from the line during that time period.

    And speaking of 6MDM, I know a lot of us had the figures. But did anyone else besides me have the Venus Space Probe? THAT was a cool toy!
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    Aug 1, 2012, 9:58 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #124

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    And another oddity I still have is this:

    And the figure was based on a real person.

    Jay J. Armes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Aug 1, 2012, 10:54 AM - Re: Best toys of the 70's #125

    The Action Man Scorpion tank

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