Toys Of Our Youth

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  1. KrangPrime

    KrangPrime Master Member

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    Some things i wonder if they still make that we no longer have....

    -a Box with cutouts of shapes all over it. the top was tanish, the sides where greenish, and i think the pieces where blue or red. all 6 sides of the box had cut outs of shapes, and you had to put the correct shape in the correct hole. and the top lid came off to empty it.

    - A Frog that opened it's mouth when you squeezed the plunger.

    One of my favorite cups that had classic cartoons on it. I specifically remember mighty mouse and heckle and jeckle. it was white/tanish in color.

    would love to see some pictures at least cause i can't find any. these toys would be late 70s, or early 80s.
     
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  3. KrangPrime

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    That frog looks about right :).

    for the shape box, the second one looks more right. but the four sides where a darker green and the top was whiteish.

    the kind of things that where kept forever in grandma's house thatyou thought would always be there but one day just vanished..
     
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  5. JediMichael

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    I've actually been trying to find this toy I had in either the late 80s or early 90s. I don't know waht it was from and can only remember the basics of it. It being a vehicle with these orangeish red guys. Maybe I can try and draw it best I can from memory and see if anyone knows what in the world the toy was.
     
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  6. JediMichael

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    Well....this is kinda the toy....but I think if I really saw a pic, I'd find I'm so wrong in parts. But it was something like this I remember. I hate this.

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    Remember a green slime toy? Then I think they came out with a purple version? I think it had fake worms in it. It came in a little plastic can with resealable lid
     
  8. Laspector

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    HA!! That's exactly what I thought when I saw it! Cheap * doctor's or dentist office toys!

    Like that thing with the wire tubing where you would slide the beads and balls all around it. Usually covered in kid snot! :lol
     
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    Sounds like Kerplunk :)
     
  11. matty matt

    matty matt Sr Member

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    Lol. They have one of those at the place we get our kid's haircuts. My son loves it. Even with tablets and all the other fancy stuff they have some things are always fun.
     
  12. dropshipbob

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    Still are today. My kids doctor has that same thing in her waiting room.
     
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  13. Laspector

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    No, it wasn't Kerplunk. Kerplunk was an actual game. This doohickey seemed to really have no purpose other than just to slide those beads and crap around. I'm guessing it was supposed to be some kind of hand/eye coordination thing for young children.

    Usually some version of this kind of thing. This looks like a newer version of it. The ones we had in the 70s seemed much more dangerous.
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  14. CT1138

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    Some of my favorites were the good old Kenner Jurassic Park and The Lost World toys. Good times, good times. I still keep a handful of my collection in my closet out of sentimentality.
     
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  16. Laspector

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    OMG Tupperware toys!!! My Mom sold that crap in the 70s also. I had all kinds of Tupperware toys!! Had totally forgotten about those!!
     
  17. jarroth

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    made alot of toys myself, funnything is start making them again with my son and still have a blast with them.

    one of these:

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    alot of these:

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    and lots of rubber bands :D
     
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  19. matty matt

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    Does anyone remember Constructs from the 80's. They were like a cross between Lego and Erector sets. I was digging through my old stuff at my parent's yesterday and came across my old sets. Some of them were still assembled. This was my attempt to build the drop ship from Aliens! Lol.

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