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    Jul 18, 2017, 8:40 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #126

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    I had this when I was a young lad, it looked like a radio, but when you clicked a button the barrel popped out, the buttstock swung 'round, and it turned into a cap rifle:

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    Best. Toy. Ever.
    I would have loved that when I was little. I had all kinds of toy guns. Apparently that makes you a bad parent now...
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    Jul 18, 2017, 8:53 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #127

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    I would have loved that when I was little. I had all kinds of toy guns. Apparently that makes you a bad parent now...
    All my friends had toy guns of one sort or another growing up, and we all had various and sundry .22 rifles and pellet guns. None of us grew up to be criminals, none of us have even ever fired a shot in anger.
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    Jul 19, 2017, 3:00 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #128

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    Jul 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #129

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    I had him around as a hand me down. Still quite a handsome fellow isn't he?
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    Jul 19, 2017, 9:04 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #130

    Anybody remember The Strange Change Machine, sometimes called the Time Machine? My oldest brother got one as a gift in the late 60's and then I inherited it in the late 70's. I still think it's one of the coolest toys ever made. Great box art, too. And it was built mostly out of metal so to a kid it felt like a serious machine:

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    Jul 20, 2017, 1:27 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #131

    Dem Bones said: View Post
    Anybody remember The Strange Change Machine, sometimes called the Time Machine? My oldest brother got one as a gift in the late 60's and then I inherited it in the late 70's. I still think it's one of the coolest toys ever made. Great box art, too. And it was built mostly out of metal so to a kid it felt like a serious machine:

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    Yep that was another hand me down for me. Nothing like giving a young kid an AC powered hot plate as a toy!
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    Jul 20, 2017, 5:04 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #132

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    my first step into the world of sci-fi
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    Jul 20, 2017, 6:19 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #133

    Remember this crap ? Destroyer of shag carpets everywhere. . .

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    Jul 20, 2017, 9:10 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #134

    I had the He Man Slime Pit that came with that!


    I remember throwing some up and it stuck to the ceiling and my uncle had to use a blow dryer to get it to fall off. I never got it in the carpet though.

    My 10 yo. niece has been making all kinds of slime like a machine. She uses recipes off of Youtube. I wish I had that because once the slime for the pit was gone I don't remember ever getting more!
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    Jul 20, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #135

    32 years later and now my son gets to enjoy it, it's like watching myself circa 1985............

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    Jul 21, 2017, 9:04 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #136

    I can't believe how massive that aircraft carrier is!
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    Jul 21, 2017, 7:15 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #137

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    32 years later and now my son gets to enjoy it, it's like watching myself circa 1985............

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    that was like the holy grail!

    Tons of kids in my hood... almost every vehicle among us... but no one with the carrier or space shuttle.

    I had the chance to buy the carrier a few years back, and almost did... But where do you put something that big?!
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    Jul 21, 2017, 7:43 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #138

    Yeah, you were the hero of the neighborhood if you had that. I think the biggest GI Joe toy I had was the Tomahawk helicopter.
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    Jul 21, 2017, 9:06 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #139

    NeoRutty said: View Post
    that was like the holy grail!

    Tons of kids in my hood... almost every vehicle among us... but no one with the carrier or space shuttle.

    I had the chance to buy the carrier a few years back, and almost did... But where do you put something that big?!
    Same here. I had a lot of vehicles, but neither of those. It was too expensive so I couldn't get it. A neighbor kid, who was that kid who got all the cool expensive toys, had one. He sold it at a garage sale and my friend got it for next to nothing. We spent an afternoon trying to figure out how to put it together. It was pretty cool though. We ran into a problem because I cut the wheels off my GI JOE F-14 (Striker? What was it called?) because I wanted the wings to move like a real F-14 and not just swing open when the gear was down.

    The biggest vehicle I had was the Rolling Thunder. It caused arguments because I said the missiles were nukes and my friend always lost the battle.
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    Jul 21, 2017, 9:31 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #140

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    We ran into a problem because I cut the wheels off my GI JOE F-14 (Striker? What was it called?) because I wanted the wings to move like a real F-14 and not just swing open when the gear was down.

    The biggest vehicle I had was the Rolling Thunder. It caused arguments because I said the missiles were nukes and my friend always lost the battle.

    I should post pics of what I did to my mogwai... I gave it a haircut cuz the movie version didn't look like it has long hair.


    As far as friends losing their battles... I had Storm Shadow, and he was a super ninja that could beat any vehicle with precision slicing.

    They couldn't even argue cuz we ALL worshipped Storm Shadow.
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    Jul 22, 2017, 7:43 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #141

    Both of my close friends and me took Tae Kwon Do since we were little so we always had arguments about Storm Shadow and Snakeyes. It usually resulted in "There's no way you'd get back up after getting hit with a side kick!" "Nuh uh he ducked it!"
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    Jul 24, 2017, 6:55 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #142

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    Same here. I had a lot of vehicles, but neither of those. It was too expensive so I couldn't get it. A neighbor kid, who was that kid who got all the cool expensive toys, had one. He sold it at a garage sale and my friend got it for next to nothing. We spent an afternoon trying to figure out how to put it together. It was pretty cool though. We ran into a problem because I cut the wheels off my GI JOE F-14 (Striker? What was it called?) because I wanted the wings to move like a real F-14 and not just swing open when the gear was down.

    The biggest vehicle I had was the Rolling Thunder. It caused arguments because I said the missiles were nukes and my friend always lost the battle.
    The Sky Striker. That always bugged me too about it, but the ejection seat with parachute was what sold me on it lol.

    I always had the smallest Joe force among my friends, certainly more figures than vehicles. My buddy who had the most was more than willing to share though. I think the Tomahawk was my favorite vehicle that I never owned and always chose his when we played if I got first pick.
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    Jul 24, 2017, 8:32 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #143

    I think I lost or destroyed the parachute(s?) for it fairly quickly. I did have the Tomahawk and I seem to remember asking for it because it had the rope on the underside.
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    Jul 25, 2017, 7:48 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #144

    Yea. Once again, it was something my friend had and I didn't. I remember the first time playing with the parachutes and thinking they should float to the ground slower lol.
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    Aug 2, 2017, 9:11 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #145

    What about the large Marx BullDozer? Used 8 "D" batteries.

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