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#21 vaportrailer

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 04:48 AM

Micronauts
Stretch Armstrong
Hugo, Man of a Thousand Faces
Big Jim Rescue Rig
Lego
Crappy little record-player that came with fifty 45s, which I played the shit out of and would love to find again.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

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Slime has recently made a big comeback with the trend of making your own. :dweez:

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:30 AM

I brought my treasured SST to school in grade 2 and the nun took it and kept it.  Mine made sparks, if I recall correctly.



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:40 AM

These guys were the bomb.  Real hair, dog tags, authentic snap-closure uniforms with grade-A plastic military boots.  

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My buddy's older brother had a big collection that we used to play with, but, being poor, I never got my own GI Joe. Later when Mattel's Fighting Furies came out, I got the Whip as a gift from the lady across the street.  I was stoked!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

Worst toy: one of those electronic football games where the guys would just vibrate like they were having seizures. Whoever thought that could pass for a football game should be shot.

Best toy: I had a hot wheels plastic car body molding machine where you stick the plastic in the mold, melt it and out comes a car body. Noxious fumes and heat...yeah sure let the kid play with that.
That and the slot car race tracks. If it had cars, that was my jam.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:14 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 February 2018 - 07:40 AM, said:

These guys were the bomb.  Real hair, dog tags, authentic snap-closure uniforms with grade-A plastic military boots.  

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My buddy's older brother had a big collection that we used to play with, but, being poor, I never got my own GI Joe. Later when Mattel's Fighting Furies came out, I got the Whip as a gift from the lady across the street.  I was stoked!

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The Whip looked like Burt Reynolds!


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:15 AM

While we're onto toys...what about bikes. I had a drag bike like this, only it was all green sparkle. Badazz.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:18 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 27 February 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

Worst toy: one of those electronic football games where the guys would just vibrate like they were having seizures. Whoever thought that could pass for a football game should be shot.

Best toy: I had a hot wheels plastic car body molding machine where you stick the plastic in the mold, melt it and out comes a car body. Noxious fumes and heat...yeah sure let the kid play with that.
That and the slot car race tracks. If it had cars, that was my jam.

Slot car race tracks were always cool. We had various versions over the years.

Hot Wheels Sizzlers tracks were cool too. There was a little battery charger that looked like a gas pump. It actually was juicing up your car so that it’d be ready to go.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

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View Postgoose, on 27 February 2018 - 07:40 AM, said:

These guys were the bomb.  Real hair, dog tags, authentic snap-closure uniforms with grade-A plastic military boots.  

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My buddy's older brother had a big collection that we used to play with, but, being poor, I never got my own GI Joe. Later when Mattel's Fighting Furies came out, I got the Whip as a gift from the lady across the street.  I was stoked!

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The Whip looked like Burt Reynolds!
Press the button in back and his femur pops out!  :dweez:

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:28 AM

https://www.metv.com...0s-year-by-year

The 13 most desired toys of the 1970s, year by year

A cool list.  1971: I had forgotten about Weebles (They wobble but they won't fall down).  Only a few years later, a genius takes the next logical step...

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The Pet Rock.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:30 AM

A hundred bucks was a lot of money back in the 70s.  Needless to say, I never had first-generation video games...

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:53 AM

View PostLucas, on 26 February 2018 - 09:56 PM, said:

Over the weekend I uncovered a bunch of old photo albums which brought back a flood of memories .. When I was a kid, I always seemed to have some toy, bicycle or contraption in pics ..

Anyone remember the Colorforms Aliens ??  .. Seems I even took Xodiac outside in the snow

ORFie, JB ???  

What else do you remember ??


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Wow I had Xodiac!  I remember it well but had no idea where it came from.  Also had that 3 level service station.  And a great GI Joe collection.  And hot wheels!  Great memories.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:38 AM

HotWheels, of course, came out in 1968, and this was my first. Posted ImageA Blue 'Silhouette' show car. Posted ImageThe Batmobile from the 'Batman Vs. Superman' movie, so I still collect certain HotWheels.
Posted ImageJust got this from my first niece for X-mas!
Posted ImageMe and my first 'plushie' this is my Panda, which I still have.  alittle worse for wear, but still with it's little blanket.
Posted ImageMonster Bubble bath 'SOAKY'. I also had the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' soap that 'grew hair' and had a toy in it when you used the soap up.
Posted ImageOne of my first models I built myself from the box. amd after we'd moved from Ypsi to Saline.  my first model was by a company in New Jersey called PYRO Posted ImageThese models came with substitute Chromed parts, I.e. bumpers etc. Dad bought me a few of these because they were inexpensive at the time, mid '60s.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

ORF, I’m partial to the werewolf bubble bath figure :yes:

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

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View PostPermanent-Rush, on 27 February 2018 - 12:02 AM, said:

Toys back then look waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more different then they do now!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, they were better!

In the 90s there were retro toys/figures made as homages to the 60s & 70s versions.

But in 2018 I don’t think I’ve seen any toys/figures made as homages to those made in the 90s.

There's been a few things, but they're mostly lame like Tomagotchis and the demon hellspawn known as Furby. I do like the 90s Marvel throwbacks that came out last year though:

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That's how Wolverine looked to an eight year old little Stormtron and that's how he should still look, damnit.

80s toys are where it's at for me though. I was a 3.75 G.I. Joe maniac. They had so many vehicles and shit! I used to make stop motion movie masterpieces with them and make my Grandparents watch them. Bless them!

I appreciate a lot of the 70s stuff too. There's so many great monster toys from that era. My favorite now are the Mego style retro figures that NECA started putting out a few years ago. I've got a bunch of these in my room of junk (the packaging is great!):

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:05 PM

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 27 February 2018 - 10:38 AM, said:

HotWheels, of course, came out in 1968, and this was my first. Posted ImageA Blue 'Silhouette' show car. Posted ImageThe Batmobile from the 'Batman Vs. Superman' movie, so I still collect certain HotWheels.
Posted ImageJust got this from my first niece for X-mas!
Posted ImageMe and my first 'plushie' this is my Panda, which I still have.  alittle worse for wear, but still with it's little blanket.
Posted ImageMonster Bubble bath 'SOAKY'. I also had the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' soap that 'grew hair' and had a toy in it when you used the soap up.
Posted ImageOne of my first models I built myself from the box. amd after we'd moved from Ypsi to Saline.  my first model was by a company in Michigan called PYRO Posted ImageThese models came with substitute Chromed parts, I.e. bumpers etc. Dad bought me a few of these because they were inexpensive at the time, mid '60s.
I always preferred the models made of metal instead of plastic. Just felt more substantial like you were making a real car.

Then I enjoyed crashing them together to see which would hold up. Apparently I had a little destructive streak

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

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whoa.. I've gotta get those first two figures - Mrs Vorhees and Jason from Pt II

I had no idea these even existed !!!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 27 February 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

Worst toy: one of those electronic football games where the guys would just vibrate like they were having seizures. Whoever thought that could pass for a football game should be shot.

Best toy: I had a hot wheels plastic car body molding machine where you stick the plastic in the mold, melt it and out comes a car body. Noxious fumes and heat...yeah sure let the kid play with that.
That and the slot car race tracks. If it had cars, that was my jam.
OMG, slot cars, and some of the sick things we did with them.  Amongst others, the original Classic brand version of Dean Jeffries'  Manta Ray, which would wheelstand down the straightaway.




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