Best toys of the 70's

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  1. Rylo

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    Something for the older guys. Just going through some old pictures; got me thinking about all the great toys from the 70's.

    I'm gonna go with the Vertibird Coast Guard ship and scream'n Demon motorcycles as two of my favorite toys from the 70's. Loved the SSP cars, too!

    The blades of the vertibird tore my nose to pieces! :lol

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  2. micdavis

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    Farah Fawcett
     
  3. Rylo

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    Crap, Mic. I just remembered our phone date! I suck again. :facepalm
    ****ing paint fumes! Been stuck in the weeds, man.

    Tuesday. Promise!

     
  4. tripoli

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    Hot Wheels Hot Birds. Just an awesome toy that fizzled fast. Loved those planes but they did not stay on the market long which is a shame as they were great!

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    Big Trak and Starbird

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  6. Rylo

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    Awesome! Funny you should mention these. I was trying to remember what they were called.

     
  7. Rylo

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    Ricochet Racers!

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  8. darth_myeek

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    I had a Starbird. Best toy ever. Then I had to buy another a few years ago.


    Micronauts.
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    Sure their joints sucked, but they are still cool.
     
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    The Ferrari of Collectible Toys. :D
     
  10. darth_myeek

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    I used to have these cars that were not RC controlled but were battery powered and would drive over almost anything, but only in forward. Their tires were notched like X-Wing heat sinks, and were just about the size of my 7 year old hand. I think they were called Mighty Mo's (jeeps and stuff) but I can't find them under that name.


    Anyone remember what those were called?
     
  11. mjhenks

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    Micronauts. There is a memory... What was the ship they had that had dart guns on each side? Seams like the front could eject as well.... I remember having that.
     
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  16. wannab

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    Highlights for me...

    Vertibird
    SSP Smash up Derby
    GI Joe
    Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
    Hot Wheels Thundershift 500
    Spin Welders sets
    Big Trak
    Erector Set
    Major Matt Mason
    Space 1999 Eagle playset (still have it)
    Schwinn Scrambler (75) first bmx
    Those lame * looking Star Trek Walkie Talkies
    Cox Cars
    Sizzler Skateboard

    I'll add more as I think of them




    Doug
     
  17. franz bolo

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    This, my Planet of the Apes Dolls and my Evel Knievel Scramble Van Set.

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  18. jedimaster

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    Best thread EVAR!!! Had most of these. My fave though was definitely the Evel stunt cycle, had the dragster with the chute too.
     
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  19. Colin Droidmilk

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    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.
     
  20. Alric

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    For me it would be the Action Man, Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle and for the younger child Weebles.
     
  21. Bootlegger137

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    Wow. The memories. Loved the Starbird. I also loved the Mattel electronic football and baseball games.

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  22. Shylaah

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    .......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
     
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  23. Monster Dave

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    FTW:

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    Wow, I missed out on those. I would've been all over 'em!

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  26. Monster Dave

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    That was cool, but this was better when it came around in the 80s:

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  27. Cenobyte

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    Stompers?

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    There are only two toys in this thread I did not have, but always wanted: The Green Machine and the Godzilla.
     
  29. dfrey79

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    That was my first thought too. They would really go over almost anything. The Mighty Mo's (which I don't even remember) don't look like they could go over much and the wheels arent notched like the Stomper 4x4's.

     
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  30. Monster Dave

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    Except that Stompers debuted in 1980.

    They were cool though!!
     
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  32. Treadwell

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    Man, I had all three of those! I even still have one of the smash-up derby ramps...it was in a box of stuff my mom made me get out of her house. :lol

    I never had a Big Wheel, but my friends did, so I had my share of ridin'. Only rode a Green Machine once and could not get the hang of it.
     
  33. Funky

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    Seriously??? No love for the Mego Superheros and Big Jim?
     
  34. NormanF

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    They never have them in stock, but Think Geek was selling new, smaller versions of this.

    There was some sort of construction toy I had that was either for older kids or I was an idiot. To attack things together you had this motorized tool that would spin a thin rod of plastic that would cause it to melt and essentially weld two pieces of plastic together.

    Edit: Found it! It's the Spinwelder from Mattel.
     
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  35. Alan Castillo

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    Yes ! :love



    And there was this game that had two action figure boxers in a ring and they had buttons you'd push to make them knock each other senseless :lol

    Hits to the head were the ones that counted, and after a certain number of hits, the figure would just "PLONK" backwards, KO'd !

    Anyone remember this ?
     
  36. Treadwell

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    Rockem-Sockem Robots.
     
  37. Alan Castillo

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    Not robots though, they were human figures, and I vividly remember they even had real nylon shorts :lol
     
  38. SSgt Burton

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    I had one of those. :cool Still have the planes somewhere I think.


    -Had the Micronauts (including that huge airtube track thingy)

    -Steve Austin, Oscar Goldman (loved the exploding briefcase), Maskatron and Bigfoot.

    -The Star Trek version of the Whirlybird (This has to be my favourite of back then).

    -And of course one the first knock off lightsabres that were made back then (which was just a chrome flashlight and white plastic tube BEST TOY EVAR! :lol)

    I still hve one of those (although it no longer works as the battery compartment corroded long ago)- the green Stomper Explorer:

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    Kevin
     
  39. hyperdyne

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    Some of my favorite's were:

    1. Star Wars battle command game (I still have mine) - Star Wars Vintage KENNER Commercial - Electronic Battle Command Game [Remastered] - YouTube
    2. Big Trak (I have an original one with the dumper)
    3. Starbird!
    4. ROM space knight (I still have mine in working order) - Toys You Had Presents ROM The Space Knight
    5. Battlestar Galactica handheld game - Mattel Battlestar Galactica
    6. R2/C3P0 talking alarm clock - Vintage Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 Alarm Clock - YouTube
    7. Dark Tower game (came out in 81 but close enough!) - Dark Tower (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    8. Stretch Armstrong - Stretch Armstrong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    SSGt burton, I loved that Star Trek whirlybird toy also!!
     
  40. Adam C.

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  41. feek61

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    I had forgotten about the Hot Birds; loved them! I would have to say the Vertibird is the one that sticks in my memory (so much so that I bought one a few years ago and yes it still is cool).
     
  42. Rylo

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    LOVED THE WEBSHOOTERS!

    Chased one down on Ebay not so long ago.

    -Rylo


     
  43. FuseNova

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    Lightsabers, blasters and thermal detonators (aka sticks and rocks)

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  44. Rylo

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    Got the Big Jim Rescue Rig for Christmas 74 (I think)
    Good stuff!

    -Rylo

     
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  46. alienscollection.com

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    Oh man, totally forgot about that one - had it, loved it. All my "sporty" friends had Mattel's Football, Baseball, and Basketball - and I had this. These kids today with their GameBoys, DS's, etc. hahaha...
     
  47. alienscollection.com

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    Awesome, those were the best, weren't they?
     
  48. Alan Castillo

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    I found a pic of the boxing action figure. The only one I could find :confused

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    This one seems to have lost his shorts though :lol

    Anyone remember what these were called ?
     
  49. Monster Dave

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    Remember these:

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  50. Monster Dave

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    And I still have this!!

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    Put it around the Christmas tree every year!
     
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