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Originally posted by Mark Zeger:

Neil:

 

I was a big Aurora/AFX fan! Probably had 30-40 cars and enough track to make a layout that covered half a basement. I remember having a book that showed track layouts based on famous road race courses (LeMans, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, etc.).

 

The most unique slot cars I had were AFX snowmobiles with riders. The set came with white tracks, with "esses" that were a frosted blue plastic to look like ice...

:thu:

 

In addition to the HO scale electric cars, we also had a small track of the larger slot cars. I remember, instead of solid copper brushes for electrical connection to the track, the older, large slot cars had what amounted to "copper-wool" attached to the shoes. :D My brother bought a GP body styled large slot car and we used to drive to Evanston, a half hour's drive, to race it on a huge track at a game room. :thu:

 

In addition to the full size GI Joe, I had J.J. Arms. You could substitute a fake arm for a variety of weapons and tools. :D

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You know, the last few years I've been recollecting toys that I had when I was a kid, or wanted before and never had. There's a small amount of satisfaction it it, but a small amount of room left for it. ;) Maybe I'll post up some pics of my collection.
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Sorry I can't post pics. Don't have 'em to begin with...

 

Two of my favorite "childhood" toys(and yes, this WILL date me!)were; 1. A replica "jerry Mahoney" puppet with a working mouth and ventriloquism instruction booklet. Never got anywhere with the ventriloquism. 2. My Western Flier electric trains.

 

One toy I REALLY lusted after was a holster and cap gun set that was a replica of the ones used by Palladin from the "Have Gun, Will Travel" TV show that was popular at the time. I was about seven or eight years old at the time. Saw it in some catalog, and drooled over it forEVER! It even had the hidden pocket for the little Derringer, just like on TV! :love::love:

 

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I used to love this show :) . I had this same model back in 1965:

 

http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/IMG/fireball-playset-1.jpg

http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/IMG/fireball-playset-2.jpg

http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/IMG/fireball-playset-3.jpg

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Here's a couple of classics from my youth...

http://www.cold-sweat.net/gumby.jpg

 

http://www.toyadz.com/toyadz/hotwheels/supercharger912a.jpg

 

http://www.channelcraft.com/yoyo.gif

 

http://members.aol.com/fredmoney/drugs/medium_spliff.jpg

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Jeeb's favorite toys, not necessarily in chronological order.

 

http://www.toydreams.co.uk/images/motu/loose/heman.jpg

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/C64combo.jpg

http://www-db.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum/pictures/display/4-2-PET.jpg

http://www.pianohouseburlington.com/upright/images/Kawai-TP125.jpg

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(Laughs) Gonad the Destroyer...(HAHAHA)...

 

Remember "Greenie Stick-em caps"? I had a Mattel "rifle" that shot plastic "bullets" that you'd put Greenie Stick-em caps on the back of.

 

Other than that:

 

http://www.athearn.com/Locomotives/locomotives/pic/PA1.gif

 

http://www.revell-monogram.com/store/img/prods/m/340m.jpg

 

http://www.revell-monogram.com/store/img/prods/m/193m.jpg

 

http://www.revell-monogram.com/store/img/prods/m/61m.jpg

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http://www.ragbone.net/shop/corgi/007director/cc04512_lotus550_346.gif

 

http://members.aol.com/rdbtrek2/megophasers.jpg

 

...And long before that,

http://buy.overstock.com/images/products/P17961.jpg

I actually left it out one night, neglecting to put it away, and the Garbage truck backed over it. I still miss my fire truck to this day. :cry:

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Originally posted by Tedster:

Remember "Greenie Stick-em caps"? I had a Mattel "rifle" that shot plastic "bullets" that you'd put Greenie Stick-em caps on the back of.

 

Oh man...forgot all about Greenie Stickem Caps...I'd spend the whole allowance on those things down at the 5 and dime :D
Lynn G
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Some of my early toys. Remember, I was a child of the 50's, before electricity was invented! :D

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Damn, Fendercaster! I had all those! Erector set (sounds like it had something to do with Viagra)...Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, all of it! I remember when Legos first came out.

 

Here's a question for y'all...what board games did you have?

 

I think the first game I played as a small kid was Candy Land...and Chutes and Ladders. I did like a bunch of games back then...

"Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine"
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Also I had one of these growing up, which I inherited when I moved out on my own.... but lost to a whole house file after divorce while storing it at a friends home because I didn't have room in my apartment. Mine actually had carved wood appliques and was solid cherry wood.

 

Somewhat between these two images....

 

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:1ooyhvWyQ0gJ:www.masterpiece.cc/crafts/pianos/walnut2.jpghttp://www.piano-uk.com/siteimages/antique/piano3.jpg

 

:cry::cry::cry: I truly wish I had that piano back again, it had a beautiful tone.

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http://www.buyoldtoys.com/forsale/slots/images/P7060059_JPG.jpg

 

Plus I had about 600 Marvel comics from 1960 to about 1969. My mom kept pressuring me to grow up and get rid of the comics. Eventually I threw all away except for the oldest. Some day I'll get them appraised.

 

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Originally posted by Tedster:

Damn, Fendercaster! I had all those! Erector set (sounds like it had something to do with Viagra)...Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, all of it! I remember when Legos first came out.

 

Here's a question for y'all...what board games did you have?

 

I think the first game I played as a small kid was Candy Land...and Chutes and Ladders. I did like a bunch of games back then...

Hey, I remember the Erector set, and I'm only 28. I remember Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs too.

 

Mom also had a player piano at the house when I was little (maybe 3 years old?). That was the coolest piano I've ever seen! It had a big brass drum in it that rotated, kinda like a big music box. :)

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I had the "Cassette" drive. Anyone remember those?

 

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Originally posted by fantasticsound:

Then came... (horn fanfare:) 5 1/2" floppy disk drives! (The crowd "ooh's" and "aaahhs"! :freak: We thought that was amazing. :freak:

Compared to cassettes???? Non-linear storage??? Much faster. Yup! Pretty damn amazing!

I never had drives for my TRaSh-80, though. Those suckers were damn expensive!

 

The cassette worked just fine for storing all of my programs....and of course Mom's recipes... ;)

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