OK, Im new here, and going to put up my 1st post which REALLY shows my age...
Waaaay back when... after I got my paper route (in 4th grade), it only took about four months before I could start affording toys that
I really wanted, and that I could PAY FOR MYSELF.
That November, I remember when I bought my first VERTI-BIRD helicopter toy set. It was the shape of a big boat, and it had divers, and subs, and things
for the rescue helicopter to pick up and ferry back to the ship. It was AWESOME, and I ALWAYS remember to put it away when I was done playing with
it. Mostly because I didnt want the dog to find it and chew up the copter. But also cuz I wanted to lord it over my brothers.
Anyway, I remember hearing my mom tell my dad (when she thought I wasnt in earshot) that she had to RETURN the one I had been begging for for Christmas.
And she was mad that I was spending my own money on my own toys. (blackmail is addictive for a parent, I guess).
(GAWD, when I look on eBay for one, I found one, and see it came out in 1972)
Anyway, it was bitchin'. And it was the earlier 'dangerous' version of that toy. After kids started putting their heads down to floor level, they changed the design to first put a ring around the propellers, and then finally, the HUB actually lifted the toy itself instead of the propellers. (NO FUN AT ALL)
But man ! Those propellers were fast.
-Clone 'One-Eye' Wolf
Anyone remember this game? When I was young and saw the commercial, I just HAD to have the game. So my parents got it for me, and it ended up being the stupidest game. A little motor vibrated the bed making the plastic bugs move around while you tried to grab them with tongs. I ended up taking it apart and kept the motor.
After that, anything that looked like it might be a good toy, my Mom would be like, this isn't going to be another bed bugs is it...
OMG those damned electric football games! I've never been a football fan, but my older brother lives, eats and breathes all things football. He must've owned at least ten different versions of those electric football games when we were kids. He made me play those dumb things endlessly. What a STUPID game!! Set the little players up, throw the switch and just watch as these guys vibrate around with absolutely no rhyme or reason to their movements.
He would get a new one every Christmas and if I didn't play with him he would just beat the crap out of me.
Ah, didn't know what the football thing was. Not really a sports fan at all. But yeah, just vibrating and hoping to randomly win....not to fun sounding.
What I always wanted but never saw anyone have was the electronic Maxx Steele from the Roboforce toyline. That line didn't last long actually, i got one toy from it as a mail away.
Last edited by Wes R; 1 Day Ago at 7:19 PM.
I've been on quest to re-buy some of the favorite toys of my youth.
I recently saw penny racers that were from the original 1980s molds, they were those motorized cars that you put a penny in the back and it acted as a contact point for the electronics, Takara later also used the same car molds as the basis for Bumblebee and the other G1 mini cars.
I had those, or at least something like it, didn't know it was called penny racers.
Anyone have the 90s Super Soakers?
My brother at first had the SS 50.
Then my Dad had to go on a business trip in 91 or 92 that last a month. When he came home, he had 2 SS100s.
I knew someone that had the SS 200, was pretty cool.
But what I really wanted was the 300, but never ended up getting it.
Fun times to be a kid.
Never had a Super Soaker, but reading this topic has made me want to check out what I still have around. I'm pretty sure I have a Penny Racer or two as well. I remember playing with one as a kid. I can't remember the car, but I do remember the penny holder was grey.
Trying to find toys I had now. This is fun.
Talkboy from Home Along 2. I loved this thing. Until a friend of mind wanted to hear what it sounded like underwater and put the mic in our pool, which ruined the thing.
Used to have the snoopy snow cone machine. I thought it was all red, but I guess not.
Nickelodeon Gak. Stuff was great. Loved making farting sounds with it.
Magic mitt. Still have one today, haven't played it in years.
I had some pogs and slap bracelets, but it wasn't something I was really big on.
Yoyo ball. Cheating.
Gotta look for more......