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Postby Rainswept on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:01 pm

A friend's Facebook page made me nostalgic, and 15 minutes on Google later I found one of my absolute favorite toys I had as a kid. Let's see some of the rest of yours!

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http://www.toysperiod.com/lego-6391-car ... -p-35.html
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Re: Toys!

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:50 pm

When I was a kid, Lego consisted only of blocks.

My favourite toy was a collection of farm and zoo animals from Britains, together with a farmyard made from hardboard and plywood, and a zoo, made of the same materials plus metal fencing.
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Re: Toys!

Postby black bart on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:29 am

I have still got my original Tommy Gun:

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He was a British version of Action Man and he has a Grenadier Guard Uniform complete with Bearskin hat.

All his arms and legs have fallen off but he only needs some new elastic.
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Re: Toys!

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:32 am

black bart wrote:I have still got my original Tommy Gun:

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Isn't he forgetting the Sergeant-Major's old army maxim?

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Re: Toys!

Postby black bart on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:34 am

I've also got an original 'Dalek' badge from 1965!
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Postby Rainswept on Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:05 pm

Here's another Ioved...

Image (and yes I had the Talon Fighter)
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Re: Toys!

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:58 am

Image :love:
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Re: Toys!

Postby Roland Deschain on Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:28 pm

These were my favourite toys when I was younger:-

The ORIGINAL Kenner Star Wars figures - These are not the ones from the bodybuilding phase or the newer ones
The ORIGINAL Transformers figures
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Re: Toys!

Postby Rainswept on Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:25 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:These were my favourite toys when I was younger:-

The ORIGINAL Kenner Star Wars figures - These are not the ones from the bodybuilding phase or the newer ones
The ORIGINAL Transformers figures



Your links are backwards, but you reminded me of another of my all time favorite toys.

http://www.toybin.org/search.php?q=1986+Autobot+Metroplex

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Re: Toys!

Postby black bart on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:31 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Image :love:


I remember that one. Painting by numbers was fun as well but taught me nothing as an artist.
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Postby Rainswept on Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:39 pm

Didn't have that one. Did have:

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Re: Toys!

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:44 am

My sister had a lite brite.
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Re: Toys!

Postby black bart on Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:05 am

I still have this one but it's extremely battered:

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Re: Toys!

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:45 am

Rainswept wrote:Didn't have that one. Did have:

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I love the warning on the box "CAUTION: ELECTRIC TOY". These days it would say "CAUTION: NOT ELECTRIC, REQUIRES NO BATTERY, DO NOT PHONE HELPLINE ASKING WHERE ON/OFF SWITCH IS".
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Re: Toys!

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:31 pm

So I finally got fed up with the pc taking forEVer to start up, open the web, and shut down again. Once it got going on any task it performed pretty well, but switching tasks or starting new ones had become almost painful. Not quite bad enough to drive into town and run errands while saving a file, but getting close! (I am certain this has *nothing* to do with it limping along on a decreasingly supported XP platform in order to keep the high end graphics programs I'm not prepared to upgrade at the mo.)

At any rate, I dodged the entire Vista bullet, so I can't complain. The old XP tower setup will be pared down for drafting and such for my own projects, and the spanking new laptop with "jyint" screen will be for internetting and moovees and all of that. I need to get a mouse as the trackpad setup annoys me, and I seem to be striking random keys on either side of the letters I am trying to type... I expect it to last just as long as its predecessors, so will have many years to get used to this one

note: I enlarged the page view in Firefox and the reply window is randomly ENLARGING and tiny-ing --- and moving the curse-or(!) to other places in the text block -- at its own whims as I am (apparently) striking some sekrit key combination that does not include CTRL+. :haha:
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