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On 2012-01-23 16:35, seadog93 wrote:
I remember a friend of mine had a huge (it seemed huge anyways, probably would look small now) Voltron robot. I always thought that it always disassembled into the different tigers, but thinking back on it it probably didn't.


It did. And it was awesome.
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On 2012-01-23 16:39, PaulPacific wrote:
My favourite toys were all The Masters Of The Universe toys with Castle Greyskull as the showpiece for it all!

I wish I still had them all today!


I read once that the He-Man figures were originally designed as action figures for the Conan the Barbarian movie. But Conan turned out to be more adult-oriented than they planned so they re-made them into He-Man.
The creator of He-Man denies this.
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Growing up playing hockey these table top games were a big thing in my neighborhood.
Myself and my buddies all had one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dspGDtlmuw4

Another favorite toy was my Aurora HO Slot cars. Had a great layout, with banked turns, set up on an old ping pong table.
Loved tinkering with the cars to make them go faster. A couple of my friends also had layouts, so it got pretty
competitive. Boy do I miss that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_N8qTPmxw&feature=related
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My other favorite childhood toys were my Daisy air rifle and my Mattel "Fanner 50" revolver, complete with leather holster and thigh ties.
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Bob, now your talking my language. The original Daisy Company was close to where I grew up.

http://daisy.com/history.html
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One of my other favorite toys was a home-made bow with home-made arrows.
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Another favorite toy was my Aurora HO Slot cars. Had a great layout, with banked turns, set up on an old ping pong table.
Loved tinkering with the cars to make them go faster. A couple of my friends also had layouts, so it got pretty
competitive. Boy do I miss that.




There was a toy/hobby store in my town when I was a kid, and they had a huge slot car track in the back room. One day, I was walking past the store and a car came flying out the door, went across in front of me, and crashed in the street. Pretty funny thing to see!
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On 2012-01-23 18:50, critter wrote:
One of my other favorite toys was a home-made bow with home-made arrows.


YES! INDEED!
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On 2012-01-23 17:31, motown wrote:


Another favorite toy was my Aurora HO Slot cars. Had a great layout, with banked turns, set up on an old ping pong table.
Loved tinkering with the cars to make them go faster. A couple of my friends also had layouts, so it got pretty
competitive. Boy do I miss that.




There was a toy/hobby store in my town when I was a kid, and they had a huge slot car track in the back room. One day, I was walking past the store and a car came flying out the door, went across in front of me, and crashed in the street. Pretty funny thing to see!
There were a few of those slot car places around when I was growing up, but they were the larger scale cars. I think 1/32.
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In the mid 60's, my brother and I loved to put together these really detailed models of army tanks and things like that. I can't remember the brand, but you can't get detailing like that anymore. Lots of little parts and pieces that moved, doors opened, turrents moved, etc. Of course, after we put them together, we'd take them outside and have wars where we'd end up setting them on fire and seeing all the army guys melt. I loved putting those models together and looking at the catologs dreaming of new models to buy.
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Revell maybe? That was one of the bIg brands I remember.

http://www.revell.com/model-kits/index.html
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On 2012-01-23 14:21, critter wrote:
I also miss the Sega Game Gear. It was light years ahead of the Game Boy of the time, and yet never got as popular. I have no idea why.


My daughter had one. A fresh charge of batteries lasted about 20 minutes!

I had the Aurora monster models (not toys per se, but I liked them).
I also had a 60s version of an Erector Set. It was made with plastic girders and panels so you could build buildings and towers.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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I still have a Sega Game Gear. I used it with an adapter, so the battery problem wasn't a problem. It's a great machine. I think that the reason it wasn't too popular was the size.

Does anyone still have any special toys from their childhood? What happens to them, anyway? Do our moms or dads throw them away?
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The land of misfit toys??
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My dad-who turns 70 this year-still has his Meccano set (similar to Erector). That was actually my favorite toy as a kid (dad proudly passed it on). That and a HUGE pile of wooden blocks and Legos.
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Agree with Stone on the adapter. I just kept my adapter in my backpack and played the games on my lunch break at school. The battery lasted the bus ride home.
Had mine for a few years but unfortunately it was on the floor next to my bed during my apartment fire and was destroyed by the fire hose almost water fluid stuff.
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Sega Game Gear isn't old enough to be considered a classic toy unless you're still a kid! Smile
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027 trains, Green plastic Army men, Lincoln Logs, Erector Set, Purple Schwinn Stingray.

Most of my time was spent out running the riverbanks after Smallies and Trout in the summer and chasing bird dogs after Quail and Roughies during hunting season.

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How about those plastic paratroopers? Fold his plastic parachute up on his back, throw him as high up in the air as you can and watch him drift back down. Also, cap guns! And those styrofoam airplanes- came in packages with directions for assembly. Some of those were very cool and flew great!

Hey- skipping rocks!!!
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You just reminded me.....

Estees Rockets..... Now those were fun.
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