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Brewdude
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PostSubject: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyWed May 22, 2019 7:45 pm

So what was your favorite toy as a kid? There's a wide range of ages here on BoB so this will clearly reflect the era you grew up in. I'll go first-

While I don't necessarily have a favorite, some of the toys I enjoyed were these-

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Favorite toy as a kid? Z

I also grew up with Hula Hoops, Slinky, Etch-A-Sketch, etc. But these were probably my favorites. What are some of yours?


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RR

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Favorite toy as a kid? Purple11x 3Favorite toy as a kid? Bombx10Favorite toy as a kid? Bombx10  Favorite toy as a kid? D6bddf10 Favorite toy as a kid? 44902965465_19121c84ed_s_d Favorite toy as a kid? Cowboy13Favorite toy as a kid? 4G80VIc

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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyWed May 22, 2019 8:40 pm

For me, it was the Green Machine!



And this damn board game..

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Zanaspus

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyWed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm

Mattel's Thingmaker! A lawsuit in a box in today's world. Very Happy
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Valdus

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PostSubject: Toys   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyWed May 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Etcha sketch, light brite, simon, dark tower, barrel full of monkeys...

The Dungeons & Dragons ate it all up
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peanubutter

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 8:49 am

Oh, yes the mattel thing maker and hot wheels. I still have the hot wheels actually and still pickup some occasionally.
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 11:49 am

Matchbox & Hotwheels down the basement stairs on that orange track.

Green plastic army men. WWII series I believe, because I also had some German soldiers.

Greenmachine around and around in an unfinished basement.

Homemade wooden rubberband guns I could shoot at the army men and stuff set up across the room on bookshelves.

Britains Swoppets War of the Roses collection

24" Shogun Warrior Mazinga

Marx 12" dolls (I had a few of them. Vikings, Native American, western, calvary)

Micronauts series 1. Baron Karza and Andromeda.

I liked things that could shoot things, so toy figures that shot stuff or had exchangeable weaponry were attractive to me. Have them shooting rockets at the green plastic army men, etc. I should also add this is why I still have a fascination with knights, Native Americans, India, desert empires, and peoples and cultures outside the West. They were all fantasy worlds that grabbed my attention and DID NOT create a lick of xenophobia. Quite the opposite.



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GeoffC



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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 3:07 pm

Hands down favorite was lego's
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 4:24 pm

Lawn Darts. bounce
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Zanaspus

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 5:05 pm

Hermit wrote:
Lawn Darts.   bounce

Another modern day lawsuit in a box! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 6:19 pm

Toys I lusted after but my family couldn't afford: Big Trak, Evel Knievel Stunt Bike, Raleigh Chopper bike.

Toys we could afford: Bikes rescued from the tip and reconditioned, home made go-carts, home made fishing rods, Airfix models, Rubik's Cube.
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BriarBeagle

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 6:35 pm

Favorite toy as a kid? Mongoo10

Live Free, Ride Hard.  Spent a goodly amount of my youth attached to my Mongoose with the Chromoly rims.  The thing was heavier than a ships anchor, but twice as indestructable.

Favorite toy as a kid? Star_w10

Had a full set (I think) of original Star Wars figures.  Sold them all to a neighbor for $1 each way back when...One of life's many regrets

Favorite toy as a kid? Playbo10

Received a stack of these from my middle brother when he was leaving the nest for college.  This is likely the best gift I ever received (at ~11 years old)
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 6:39 pm

Bikes. Bikes. Bikes. BMX bikes just came into being. The ones with all the mags, pads, and crap. I wanted a PK Ripper. Or more realistically, anything with one of those reinforcement plates welded to the head tube, top tube, and down tube. By the time I had enough money saved for such a thing, I'd moved onto touring bicycles and riding country roads. The bike I had as a kid had the most screwy head set and handlebars. Noname branded bike, and I've literally never seen any other bike configured like it. Truly ugly design in every way.
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Corncobcon

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 7:00 pm

Favorite toys were Lionel train set, Mattel's Fanner 50 and Shootin' Shell Fanner 50 toy guns, a Schwinn Traveler bicycle, Roy Rogers Chuck wagon and Stage Coach sets, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and a lot of marbles to name a few.
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 7:20 pm

I forgot to include the classic Daisy pump BB gun, but is that a toy? I probably wouldn't say so at this point in my life.
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BriarBeagle

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 7:28 pm

Oh yeah...almost forgot...a few more...

Favorite toy as a kid? Footba10

The distant relative of todays modern handheld gaming systems

Favorite toy as a kid? Tyco_s10

Who didn't want a slot car set for Xmas?
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Zanaspus

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyThu May 23, 2019 11:31 pm

BriarBeagle wrote:
Oh yeah...almost forgot...a few more...

Favorite toy as a kid? Footba10

The distant relative of todays modern handheld gaming systems

Favorite toy as a kid? Tyco_s10

Who didn't want a slot car set for Xmas?

OMG! I completely forgot about that Mattel football game. I wasted a lot of time in my youth on that one. Good call!!
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hobie1dog

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyFri May 24, 2019 2:49 pm

HO slot car track, bicycles, model rockets.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptyFri May 24, 2019 4:55 pm

I forgot about my slot cars also. I still have several of the Aurora Model Motoring cars, 2 Mustangs, Maserati, AMX, and Ford GT40!
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySat May 25, 2019 7:34 pm

I generally regard my "kid" years as those up to the end of the 6th grade. Once I started Jr. High (as it was called then) in the 7th grade I was a pre-teen and mostly moved on from toys to other pursuits such as model rocketry-

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Prior to that while still in grade school, monster models became an obsession -

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySat May 25, 2019 8:22 pm

^Brewdude, I had the monster models as well and a subscription to Famous Monster of Filmland magazine.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySat May 25, 2019 11:42 pm

I have something like a thousand Hot Wheels no exaggeration I counted them Originals Some as far back is the first additions in a box they're all still in their packages yet to figure out what to do with them all
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySun May 26, 2019 3:07 pm

Legos, until my dad stepped on them. And Super Nintendo. At least for indoor toys. Outside, it was whatever bikes we could find and BB guns. I loved my 760 pumpmaster.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySun May 26, 2019 7:36 pm

peanubutter wrote:
^Brewdude, I had the monster models as well and a subscription to Famous Monster of Filmland magazine.

I subscribed as well right from the first issue. In fact I originally had a double subscription with the idea that I could sell one set for a profit down the road. That road never came!



Cheers,

RR

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Favorite toy as a kid? Purple11x 3Favorite toy as a kid? Bombx10Favorite toy as a kid? Bombx10  Favorite toy as a kid? D6bddf10 Favorite toy as a kid? 44902965465_19121c84ed_s_d Favorite toy as a kid? Cowboy13Favorite toy as a kid? 4G80VIc

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySun May 26, 2019 7:56 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
Legos, until my dad stepped on them. And Super Nintendo. At least for indoor toys. Outside, it was whatever bikes we could find and BB guns. I loved my 760 pumpmaster.
the original Legos that were like really tiny and even sometimes you left them out and stepped on them middle of the night I know I did don't quite know what happened to Legos they turned into Mega Bloks because the children of this new generation were too sensitive
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite toy as a kid?   Favorite toy as a kid? EmptySun May 26, 2019 7:57 pm

And I just remembered one does anybody remember the Ranger Rick magazine I was totally and utterly enthralled with Ranger Rick
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