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magicalaurie
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Which reminded me of these:

http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/CapBombs.html

That's where I got the caps for the old cap gun, I think.

The planes:

http://www.littletoyairplanes.com/styrof......2026.jpg

cool planes

These were a lot of fun, too:

skyflyer
They could really travel. Tracey and I sent at least one to the roof of an apartment building in Calgary while we were there. I think we were able to retrieve it, too. They used to laundy on the roofs there. We lucked out. Smile
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Creepy Crawler Bug Factory. Made some decent Small Mouth lures with that.


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Stuck in the Studio 13 hours and approx 5 more to go... I'm a little buggy.
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Michael mentioned kites earlier- we did some of that in Calgary, too. That was a lot of fun. Difficult to find a place open enough anymore. Tried flying one here probably 20 years ago now- the thing took flight, yanked the string out of my hand and flew up and into a tree, where the string got caught, the kite still flying. Flew from the tree top for hours- interesting sight that was. Smile

The guns were like these:

western cap guns

Didn't have the holsters, though. Used to pull back the hammer and put those strip caps in and pull the trigger. Much fun.

And these, I haven't thought about these in years! :

http://www.lurvely.com/photo/4020800827/......y__1978/
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Monster models (many I've recollected)
Captain Action
Tumblebug game
Balsa airplanes
Horrible Hamilton
Robot Commando
Garloo
King-Zor
Johnny-7 (multi-weapon rifle)
Multi-Pistol 09
Thingmaker
cap pistols
Flippy Frogmen
Monster trading cards
Batman toys ('60s TV show era)
Ben Cooper Halloween costumes
Mouse Trap game
Tiger Island game
G.I. Joe
Major Matt Mason
Tonka trucks
Strange Change Time Machine
Matchbox cars
Army surplus gear (helmets; pistol belts; canteens, etc.)
Wood & steel toy army guns
Colorforms
Monster Bubbles
cheap kites
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As for games... my all time favorite as a kid was Thunderball. James Bond board game.
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I have a lot of fav classic toys.

Super Stretch Armstrong
Zap-it Guns
Mighty Max pocket play sets
Transformers
Those model guns that toys r us use to sell during the 80s and early 90s
POGS
The Original MEGO dolls
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Did some research just for fun:
Game Gear was released to the US in 1991. The first Game Gear had a 4 hour battery life, which was extended to 5 in later models. The successor to the Game Gear was the Sega Nomad, which had a 30 minute (!) battery life. I had never heard of the Sega Nomad until just now.
One of the biggest challenges the Game Gear faced in the marketplace was that it was almost double the price of the Gameboy. The battery life problem was another common complaint.
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On 2012-01-24 18:14, magicalaurie wrote:
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.


I had one of those. Mine was based on an old 60s TV show called "Ripcord"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055698/
"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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Tinkertoys
Gilbert Chemistry set
Remco Magic set ("Every boy wants a Remco toy . . .and so do girls.")
Lincoln Logs
Kenner Give-a-show projector
Risk, Monopoly, Clue, Careers, Life, Stratego
The wind-up Crashmobile
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On 2012-01-25 05:41, ed rhodes wrote:
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On 2012-01-24 18:14, magicalaurie wrote:
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.


I had one of those. Mine was based on an old 60s TV show called "Ripcord"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055698/


Yeah, those parachutes were cool! I was really into things that flew. I eventually started making my own parachutes from handkerchiefs or whatever else I could scrounge up. I always wanted to make a parachute big enough for me. Jumping off the garage roof with an umbrella didn't work. (stupid cartoons...)

I even tried to make a dragster-type parachute for my bike. That didn't work, either...
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On 2012-01-24 06:16, stoneunhinged wrote:
Does anyone still have any special toys...


Yes. A very few. Most of them are given away to younger generations in the family, I think. Least, that's what happened to a lot of 'em. Lost, broken, garbage, too, I suppose. Though my Mom wasn't that keen on throwing such things away, for the most part.
I had put this away, so it's still good! Will be back with a pic of it in one piece, later...

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I still have my Aurora racing cars and track and my wife has "Thimble City".

Let's not forget "Whamo", especially "Super Balls".
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Always looking buy or trade for original Houdini, Hardeen and escape artist items. I'm interested in books, pitchbooks and ephemera. Email [email]hhoudini@optonline.net[/email]
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On 2012-01-24 18:14, magicalaurie wrote:
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.


Quote:
I had one of those. Mine was based on an old 60s TV show called "Ripcord"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055698/


Quote:
Yeah, those parachutes were cool! I was really into things that flew. I eventually started making my own parachutes from handkerchiefs or whatever else I could scrounge up. I always wanted to make a parachute big enough for me. Jumping off the garage roof with an umbrella didn't work. (stupid cartoons...)

I even tried to make a dragster-type parachute for my bike. That didn't work, either...


Am I the only kid in the world who understood that I was not subject to the cartoon laws of physics?
"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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In the 1950s I received my favorite toy ever. It was a space station, with little astronauts (i guess) much like toy soldiers but grey in color rather than green. It was a Marx Co. toy. I used to love to make up stories using the "space men" as characters.

Later Marx put out a garage, like a repair shop for cars type garage with a gas station. That was fun too. Both had elevators that worked. It's possible that both toys were made using the same molds. The "people" were rubber and the "structure" was tin. And of course the garage had cars and trucks (very small) while the space station had various kinds of rocket ships.
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