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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Your profile pic is freaking me out.

I had a neighbor that collected those horses. I never played with them but I admired her collection.




posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 11:33 PM
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I was more of a b.b.gun, slingshot, and playing in the woods kind of kid. Didn't really have a lot of toys. I did like playing with bargain bin rubber dinosaurs.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23 My brothers and me along with the neighborhood kids and friends had a ton of fun playing with leaves and pine needles. Leaves were money for playing town and we would get fruit's from the neighborhood to eat or make lemonade. Pine needless were for giving shot's when we had to " visit a doctor ''
My oldest brother made a toy gun out of wood that shot rubber bands. He had a bb gun and slingshot too. One of his things that I liked was his magnifying glass that I would try to burn words into wood with.
My youngest brothers favorite thing to play with was bugs. He could look at a picture of a bug and find it in our backyard in like ten minutes. Old pots and pans were always in the yard too and I made a lot of mud pies and cakes decorated with flowers.
Some of the best toys are the simplest and come from nature... the outside natural world can give the best adventures and expand the mind.
Store bought toys were something we played with in the house mostly and had their value and purpose, but my fondest memories are from playing outside with nature.


edit on 27-2-2016 by peppycat because: spelling



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I still have the velociraptor, with brain box and antman!



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
I was a little different than most.

I had a whole herd of Breyer Horses, about 30 to 40 of them. I still have them moth-balled in storage. My 8th grade wood shop project was a custom set of shelving for them made out of solid hard wood.

I used to spend hours playing with them.

Other girls had dolls. I had horses.

I also had an enormous library of books.


My sister still has a TON of those yellow-boxed horse "toys" still in their boxes, as collector's items. Those things were expensive! She had one or two she played with, but most stayed in their boxes.

She was more into My Little Pony, and had probably EVERY SINGLE original one. The Sea Ponies, and the Flutterby Ponies too. Oh, and Paradise Estates too. Hey, I had to babysit her and watch all the Pony movies on VHS and somehow entertain myself with her. Needless to say, GI Joe always won against Ponies.

Those My Little Ponies had this vanilla-like plastic smell to them. To this day, if I smell anything remotely similar, I'm taken back to being 8 or 9 and sitting around with my little sis, explaining that Cobra forces were inbound, and no pony was safe from their missiles.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 01:40 AM
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I watched Go Bots every morning. They were sort of the poor kid's Transformers. I also lived the Bionic Six and their action figures.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 01:44 AM
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Anybody have any old tapes of 80's - 90's cartoons and t.v. they want to get rid of? Pm me!



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Technology had shut down our brains and intelligence... Even when I work in IT, I feel like i'm doing well in my field but suck in everything else...

No imagination, as you have said.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 05:00 AM
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Can you imagine what kids of today would try to do with a wood burning kit, or chemistry set???

I had such a mixed myriad of toys. My mother wanted me to be the proper girl, and I had Barbies and dolls and the like...but to my dad whom I spent the most time with, I had all the Tonka trucks, tractors, and matchbox cars...and a grader just like he drove. Created a unique personality for me, to be sure. Best thing I had as a child, was an electric blue Supercycle, and to be sure I was outside from dawn till dusk. Unless it was Saturday, because you know...NOBODY leaves the house on Saturday till the cartoons are over...



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 05:30 AM
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b.b guns were the best! I was hunting from a very young age and b.b guns were the only guns that were suburbia friendly. I also built a lot of model aircraft when I was a kid... BB guns and model planes, those were my favorite, also loved my legos and couldn't help undressing a barbie whenever I got my hands on one of those. Ah if only barbie had nipples, my youth would've been even more messed up. *nostalgia*



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I had a stick and a rock and some mud and once in a while a snowball.






posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 08:38 AM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
I had a stick and a rock and some mud and once in a while a snowball.


Fire was my favorite toy. I really enjoyed sharing it with my friends.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

A friend of mine burned a whole cornfield down.............you and him should meet. Exchange ideas.






posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Agree. Plus most will proberbly go back to fysical toys when playing on a pad or phone gets old. i think the same argument has been made when television and cartoon magazines started to appear.
it will find a balance.... or maybe not a wall-e scenario is possible.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

So you knew beavis and butthead?



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: Curious69
So you knew beavis and butthead?


Total amateur hour compared to me.

I really am surprised I never blew myself up with all the dumb s*** I did.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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Toys in the 70s were different than the ones in the 80s. There were some crazy ones in the 70s not to mention Star Wars and Star Trek, stretch armstrong.. If you are into toys, check out Zizzle toys, youtube vids and ebay, that's some weird stuff. You will probably not find a more iconic toy over the Rubiks cube ?



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
I had a stick and a rock and some mud and once in a while a snowball.


Fire was my favorite toy. I really enjoyed sharing it with my friends.


The first time I got my hands on a bic lighter was age 6. 20 minutes later my friend and I were running for our lives, after setting a large patch of land on fire. When the smoke cleared, over 10 acres of property was burned. It was serious enough to call out the borade bomber and a slew of firefighters, trucks and even bulldozers. Luckily, no one was harmed and no structures burned, as the fire mostly consumed empty pasture land. We got grilled by the fire investigator but admitted nothing. Got away with that one but never forgot how quick fire can get out of hand. To this day, my friend is overly scared of fire and I'm still a bit of a pyro. A childhood that doesn't include a bit of arson isn't much of a childhood at all.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I was more of a b.b.gun, slingshot, and playing in the woods kind of kid. Didn't really have a lot of toys. I did like playing with bargain bin rubber dinosaurs.


I had a huge menagerie of the little plastic dinosaurs and animals too. I played with them a lot before I got into the Breyers.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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To be honest I'm surprised these fun little things have never been banned yet



I love this review of them on Amazon



well grandson No 1 loves these, (though we were both reprimanded by his mum after he put them under car wheels in car park, while she was shopping thinking he was waiting patiently in the car...anyway Him Indoors - AKA Granddad, decided they look fun so he had some too - local pub staff promtly confiscated them after he caught them out "you can't use those here" they s'n-word'ed, taking them into custody... and then customer heard much laughing and giggling coming from the kitchens, where they threw them on floors there and startled the chefs..Fun for all ages, cheap and effective, no mess except tiny bit of papar coating, and a loud "snap" for such a little thing. Give someone a laugh today - buy these




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