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  1. Sluis Van Shipyards's Avatar
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    Mar 14, 2018, 7:45 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #151

    The only thing more cruel than seeing it in the store and no being able to get it, is seeing it and only being able to win it! I was 6 in 83 when GI JOES came out, and I had already been to the USAF museum here many times, so I knew about RATO pods so my jets took off using those.
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    Mar 15, 2018, 11:02 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #152

    I feel for you folks that missed out on the 12" GI Joes. That aircraft carrier is dwarf size to the stuff big ol' Joe had.
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    Mar 15, 2018, 8:07 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #153

    You mean when you played with dolls and not action figures?
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    Mar 22, 2018, 9:31 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #154

    I still have my 12in Joe, I must have received it when I was 3 or 4 y.o. I don't have much of his gear left, and he's got a bald spot where I chewed his hair off. My parents once owned a Western Auto back then and they probably got it from there. Strange that an auto parts store carried toys, but I also seem to remember hardware stores carrying toys, so maybe not so strange.

    I remember I had a blue "submarine" thing....more like a sled or "boogie board" kind of thing, and a shark, treasure chest and there was an orange rubber dive suit he could wear. All awesome stuff, too bad most of it didn't survive.
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    Apr 7, 2018, 8:27 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #155

    Xolin said: View Post
    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.
    Yes. Yes it was!
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    Apr 7, 2018, 8:33 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #156

    Really? No one had any of these?

    Incredible Edibles:


    SSP Racers (with Zip Cord)


    ThingMaker:


    Major Matt Mason (My favourite, growing up!):


    Zeroids (Came in a container with a clear front; flip it open, push the button in the back, and they zipped out):
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    Apr 8, 2018, 2:19 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #157

    I had the SST racers - they were really cool !!
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    Apr 9, 2018, 11:38 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #158

    Ahhh, Matt Mason. THAT brings back some fond memories.
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    Apr 9, 2018, 2:18 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #159

    my favourite toys in my youth, besides Kenner Star Wars figures were the BraveStarr figures, the vintage space Lego series when there were just the red and white astronauts and loads of Hot Wheels and Army Men which were contniuesly lost in the sandbox ..... or shot with my uncles airgun
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    Apr 10, 2018, 6:52 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #160

    I had Major Matt Mason as a really little tyke. Boy, those things were fun to chew on!
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    Apr 10, 2018, 2:56 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #161

    My friends would melt lead fishing weights for the thing maker. Lol!
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 3, 2018, 10:46 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #162

    Hello. Does anyone recognize this purple ball thing stuck in the bike wheel? It is approximately 3" in diameter. It is like a Mad Ball but I can't find a match for it. It is also 1993 or older.
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 6, 2018, 8:58 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #163

    Bump for help with the above!
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 6, 2018, 9:11 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #164

    DeLano80 said: View Post
    Bump for help with the above!
    It is very hard to see what is going on in the photo let alone what ball you are even talking about. I see a ball shape but no real detail to help identify this. Maybe I am just not seeing it?
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 6, 2018, 9:33 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #165

    Moviefreak said: View Post
    Maybe I am just not seeing it?
    Yeah the picture quality sucks. This is the best I can do. There are 4 of these balls stuck in the rear spokes. If you click the pic its gets bigger, but the quality doesn't get any better.
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 6, 2018, 9:41 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #166

    DeLano80 said: View Post
    Yeah the picture quality sucks. This is the best I can do. There are 4 of these balls stuck in the rear spokes. If you click the pic its gets bigger, but the quality doesn't get any better.
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    Is it like a mummy face with two eyes under purple wrapping?
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    1 Week Ago  Jul 6, 2018, 9:56 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #167

    That is kinda what I see... Madballs made a mummy, but not quite like that.
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    6 Days Ago  Jul 10, 2018, 11:44 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #168

    JediMichael said: View Post
    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.
    I'm pretty sure your talking about these AIR RAIDERS . DOH! If I had finished the thread I would have seen that you found one.
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    6 Days Ago  Jul 10, 2018, 12:12 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #169

    I didn't see Mattel's Verti-Bird Mentioned.

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    6 Days Ago  Jul 10, 2018, 6:35 PM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #170

    Captain Doom said: View Post
    I'm pretty sure your talking about these AIR RAIDERS . DOH! If I had finished the thread I would have seen that you found one.
    Yeah, bit late there....haha
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    5 Days Ago  Jul 11, 2018, 3:07 AM - Re: Toys Of Our Youth #171

    Captain Doom said: View Post
    I didn't see Mattel's Verti-Bird Mentioned.

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    Verti Bird was the BOMB!! I flew that thing for hours and hours when I was a kid. One of my friends got the big styrofoam ship with one on it. I was so jealous cuz that boat seemed so big.

    Ironically, I found one of these in a store back in the late 90s. My buds and I would get drunk as Cooter Brown and have contests flying it and trying to pick up stuff. It was actually easier when I was a kid. Don't drink and fly, folks!

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