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What Were Your Favorite Toys To Play With When You Were a Kid?

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by parasiticviruseater
lego, transformers, micro machines, astroboy toys, fraggle rock dolls.
Although my favourite playtime was always having a bath and blowing Bubbles, 30 years on i've heard he's out of jail, back in town and looking for me


ROFL.....pure gold!

I'm still lookin for ya boy, wink.




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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bow and arrow with a dart end. also throwing arrow with string lauch.

not much changed in such a long time. eh



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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LEGO gimme my best memories.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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I like your post a lot!

It reminded of something I have been searching for as far as collectibles so I started my own thread on it in inspiration of yours, hope you dont mind!!


Cheers



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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who could forget..." floam" > secure.cyberbrands.com... and "gak" > childrenofthenineties.blogspot.com... those "mysterious scientific compounds" !! (*_*) !!
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Barbie dolls with no clothes interested me for some reason. Ken could get lost as far as I was concerned.

Also......Six Million Dollar man thing with the see through eye thing, Matchbox cars, remote control anything, the basketball in the water thing, squirt guns (OH NOZ.......GUNS!!!), that Magic Sand stuff, Star Wars everything, Super Balls, Intellivision, Atari, firecrackers, wind-up Evel Knievel.........

...........AND BASEBALL, FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL CARDS, THE BEST EVAH!!!! And you old-timers who put Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Teddy Ballgame (etc..) cards on your bike wheel spokes because they made a super cool noise, way to go. Yeah, they were gonna be worth some nice bank one day, but it was so awesome hearing your tire spokes tear them all to hell.



Just to mention a few.

Peace
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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I had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in London. Every year at Xmas time I would behave like all the other hypnotized children in the U.S. and clamor for the toys we had seen advertised on T.V. My Aunt would send stuff we had never heard of. A few weeks after Xmas, when my American toys were almost all broken, I would finally get around to the U.K. toys. Imagine my surprise when I found that they were actually better than the American crap I had longed for. Unfortunately, it has been a looooong time since childhood so I can't remember any of their names, but this Aunt became my favorite Aunt.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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G.I. Joes (the 4 1/2 inch ones), Legos, and Castle Grayskull (HeMan). I used to use Castle Grayskull as a Cobra base. I'd even buy the generic G.I. Joe like soldiers to use as troops (since they were cheaper, they could be blown up by firecrackers, burned, etc...never to the "named" characters though).

I only had a few of the vehicles, but I really treasured them.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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My barbies and the fake foods for that tiny pretend kitchen I had.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 10:39 AM
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I had every TMNT and Ghostbuster action figure known to exist between the ages of 5-10 along with a NES, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, N64, etc...

I used to walk around the neighborhood with my proton pack, pke meter, and trap catching grasshoppers and scaring the girls at the playground. I miss being a kid

I also had over 500 matchbox cars that were eventually handed down to my nephews.

I think I had the most fun with my diecast models of all the fighter jets from different countries. For some reason they discontinued making them when I was about 8 and I was heartbroken. These things weren't made of cheap plastic either. My favorite was the F-14 because of the swept wing design and bad ass sharks mouth at the front. I so wanted to be Pete Mitchell (Maverick) when I grew up.

I also rode dirty on my big wheels. I went through 3 of them in two years cruising up and down the mean streets of Middletown, NY. Then we moved to the sticks and I went through wiffle balls, bats, and duct tape like they were water.


Did I mention I miss being a kid??



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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I remember enjoying Monopoly, as well as a goofy game called ..Hands Down.

Of course there were barbies, and that was always fun..but I loved when my brothers would let Barbie join in the cowboy camp they created with their Johnny West and Chief Cherokee dolls.

We also had a volleyball that would give us endless hours of fun..since we had no net..we would play over the fence.. or make up games as to who could volley and bump it the longest against the big school wall across from our home.

My 24 pack of pencil crayons was used a lot around home as well..I loved to draw,and would create my own cut out dolls, and happily design and cut out clothes for them, for hours. (that was back in the 60's when all the mod,fun flashy clothes were popular..so it was a real outlet for creativity)

Also the hockey games with the men on sticks, that you could rotate was very popular around our house..

I also remember hours spent playing jacks..tiddlywinks, pick up sticks..and a game called croquinol.(not sure if I spelled that last one correctly)



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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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No mention of HOT WHEELS and the yellow track?!?!

www.gearbits.com...
images.wikia.com...
www.southtexasdiecast.com...

Or the GREEN MACHINE?
www.adderworld.com...

Also enjoyed ERECTOR SETS 4.bp.blogspot.com...

ROCK EM SOCK EM ROBOTS
a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com...

SLINKY
www.coolest-toys.com...

Peace,
spec
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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I remember my Mego action figures,and the Star Wars one as well, I even owned a Tie Fighter once, those were toys compared to now



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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When I was real little, the original Weeble Wobbles, not the lame ones they have out now, were my favorite.
I did have barbies too, but we spent more time making furniture and set up the house than actually playing with the dolls.
I was a tomboy that lived in the country, so yep, bb gun wars, hot wheels and building forts.
Oh, does anyone remember that board game, Payday? I loved that game.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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I did have barbies too, but we spent more time making furniture and set up the house than actually playing with the dolls.



I can so relate to that.. by the time I had spent a few hours ..making their little home under the coffee table..or wherever..I had lost interest in playing....then I had to clean it all up and put it away.
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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I loved to play with dolls,board games,puzzles and
coloring books.I use to have a Chatty Baby and of
course Barbie.

Here is what my favorite doll looked like...
www.toysofanothertime.com...
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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I was never the typical Dolls & Crap girl. In fact i hated it. It was just so boring and don't get me started on My little Pony...my god the other girls would drool over it and comb them for hours. I always thought "why, it's stupid" but then again most girls were indeed stupid and boring


I loved Lego it was so creative, you could build anything. Though i really hate that me and my brother never were able to build a complete transformable Ramrod from Saber Rider and made a Dungeons & Dragons like RPG Game of our own. I think next to Video Games Lego is the second greatest thing ever invented.

I also always like the WWF Wrestlers from Hasbro, we even had the ring and me and my brother built a complete arena with Lego, including breakable tables.
Other action figures where fun to, like Masters of the Universe and Ghostbusters. Except those stupid New Adventures of He-Man Figures, in the middle of our big "He-Man & Hulk Hogan versus Skeletor & The Undertaker" feud, Taker ripped He-Mans leg off


Another favourite game was Pro Action Football, there were paintable team kits to buy, stands and a Scoreboard with sound effects. It was a fun football (soccer for you yankees) game.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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I was never the typical Dolls & Crap girl. In fact i hated it. It was just so boring and don't get me started on My little Pony...my god the other girls would drool over it and comb them for hours. I always thought "why, it's stupid" but then again most girls were indeed stupid and boring


I guess you have a right to your perspective..

I guess playing with wrestling dolls, and smashing things up is so much more intelligent.

Sorry..just had to stick up for us boring and stupid girls who played with dolls.
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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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At least it's more fun to create arenas and stuff with lego to play with the wrestling figures, creating own storylines and tournaments with friends . It's way better than shove some stupid ponies around or think Barbie is your role model and you just wanna be like that which propably is the reason there are so many stupid blond bimbos out there in this world because so many girls get forced or want to be living cliches (Just like in that Simpsons episode where Lisa goes on a war against Malibu Stacy
)

I just never understood the whole 'girl thing' the whole "boys are ugly and ewww", the whole "barbie is so cool", the whole "we watch crappy soaps and teen comedies relating to the bimbos and cry over every drama" and what else is typical 'girl-like'. It's no wonder Women were never taken serious in this world when at least 80% of them behave like dolls like stupid idiots and want to belong to the kitchen or in the porn business.

And Lego is a thousand times better. It's not fun to play with pre-amde stuff. A Barbie house is the same stupid thing as Playmobil. It's boring, you can't decide to build what you want because all the parts are already made. There's a reason Ralph Wiggum failed in turning the Malibu Stacy Dreamhouse into a nuclear power plant, if he'd taken Lego he would have won






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