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    1 Week Ago  Mar 10, 2017, 8:04 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #51

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    1 Week Ago  Mar 11, 2017, 4:37 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #52

    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
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 11, 2017, 7:03 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #53

    CLoneWolf said: View Post
    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
    Welcome! It's funny how well we remember these things, isn't it?
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 12, 2017, 9:53 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #54

    I've still got a set of these out in the garage.
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 15, 2017, 2:47 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #55

    I've still got a set of these stuck on the top of the garage. :P

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    I've still got a set of these out in the garage.
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 16, 2017, 9:41 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #56

    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...

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    1 Week Ago  Mar 17, 2017, 1:42 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #57

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    4 Days Ago  Mar 20, 2017, 7:36 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #58

    JediMichael said: View Post
    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...

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    Like the football games?
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    2 Days Ago  Mar 22, 2017, 9:41 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #59

    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.
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    1 Day Ago  Mar 22, 2017, 6:49 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #60

    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.
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    1 Day Ago  Mar 22, 2017, 7:08 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #61

    Laspector said: View Post
    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.
    Those handheld electronic sports games are actually being made again using the same tech and plastic colors so they look like they did all those years ago. Anyone else remember a toy line that had a 1911a pistol that opened up into a tiny playset with figures? There was a grenade one too I think, of course parent groups didn't like this at all. I wish still had my vintage laser tag guns, we ended up with one that was missing the cover for the battery compartment so we had to fix it with electrical tape.

    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.
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    1 Day Ago  Mar 22, 2017, 7:10 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #62

    Laspector said: View Post
    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.
    I'm glad I had a little sister! That's how I felt with any battery operated vehicle like those Stompers trucks that came out when I was little. I was just like "They just go, you can't do anything with it!" I had zero interest in something that just drove away.
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    1 Day Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 4:35 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #63

    Wes R said: View Post
    Those handheld electronic sports games are actually being made again using the same tech and plastic colors so they look like they did all those years ago.
    Oh, I had no problem with the little handheld electronic football game. I owned a couple of those myself. I was referring to that stupid vibrating one.
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    1 Day Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 1:19 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #64

    I've been on quest to re-buy some of the favorite toys of my youth.

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    1 Day Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 2:28 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #65

    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.
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    23 Hours Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 5:50 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #66

    I recently found this toy while cleaning out my mom's attic. One of my favorite toys when I was a kid, and I'm happy to have it back. If you know what it is, yes, I am old.
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    22 Hours Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 6:05 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #67

    Wes R said: View Post
    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.
    Penny Racers were cars that you pulled back to wind the motor and let go. The penny only threw off the balance and made it do stuff like wheelies or spins.

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    20 Hours Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 8:05 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #68

    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.
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    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.

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    I knew someone that had the SS 200, was pretty cool.

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    But what I really wanted was the 300, but never ended up getting it.

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    Fun times to be a kid.
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    20 Hours Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 8:11 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #69

    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.
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    20 Hours Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #70

    Just remembered about the pogo ball I got for my......I think 7th birthday. Stupidest toy.

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    14 Hours Ago  Mar 24, 2017, 2:35 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #71

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    Just remembered about the pogo ball I got for my......I think 7th birthday. Stupidest toy.

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    I actually really liked the pogo ball when I was a kid.

    Not my pic, but this is the color I had.

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    5 Hours Ago  Mar 24, 2017, 11:44 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #72

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    I actually really liked the pogo ball when I was a kid.

    Not my pic, but this is the color I had.

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    Actually, thats the one had as well.
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    56 Minutes Ago  Mar 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #73

    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.
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    Used to have the snoopy snow cone machine. I thought it was all red, but I guess not.

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    koosh balls.

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    Nickelodeon Gak. Stuff was great. Loved making farting sounds with it.

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    Magic mitt. Still have one today, haven't played it in years.

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    I had some pogs and slap bracelets, but it wasn't something I was really big on.

    Yoyo ball. Cheating.

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    Gotta look for more......
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    35 Minutes Ago  Mar 24, 2017, 4:21 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #74

    Caps and cap guns.

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    Had one of these colorful slinkys, as well as the metal ones. Always got tangled up.

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    Etch A Sketch and lightbrite.

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    Spirograph.
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