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Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:58 am

Till I was about 7 or so I would have to say it was a toss up between my Big Wheel or my Whirly Bird toy Helicopter. I guess if it was good wheather the Big Weel, other wise the Helicopter.....After that my BMX Bike I guess...
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:05 am



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Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:06 am

My Metal BA 737-200 aircraft in landor livery with retractable gear that i still have now across the room ...scary
 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:26 am

I loved Legos and Barbies. Also loved my Big Loader Construction Set.

Something I always wanted but never got when I was small was Brio trains. Now, I have a great collection of them and enjoy getting them out from time to time. They are the first thing my little nephew asks for whenever he comes over.  Smile
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:29 am

Lego, Hot Wheels, Lego, Matchbox and Lego! My dad spoiled me with Matchbox cars when I was a kid, he'd bring a new one home for me everyday from work. I used to have drawers full of them, too bad I don't have them anymore.
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:32 am

No question, my big Tonka trucks..played in the dirt outside for hours..oh yeah that was way before video games, more than three channels on the television etc.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:34 am

Mine would have to be my model train set and also Flight Sim. Think I started with version 4.0 back in 1990 or so.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:44 am

I played with REAL toys. No plastic shit in my Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks, or Erector set!



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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:46 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
No question, my big Tonka trucks

 checkmark  same here. Then, later on, Transformers (robots in disguise !!) Oh, and Micro Machines.... the shame  Wink

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:56 am

I guess I used to love making Airfix kits bought from woolworths - had to save u p for weeks to buy a B17 cost about 15 shillings if i remember - 75p now !

The box art work was so exciting - I was there in the battle - now they are so bland - I know war aint good but they were/are war planes
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:56 am

Model airplanes, of course.  Smile
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
Erector set!

I couldn't help smile at that one, the grin on the face of the kid in the yellow in the pic!  Big grin

I think my Lego set may well have been my best toy when I was younger.
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:10 am



Besides bikes and Matchbox cars, it was the "Armatron":





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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
Tonka trucks

Yeah, those were great. It is just me, or have they really gone downhill. Mine were all metal except for the wheels and pipes. And dog-gone-it if I wasn't always losing their "smokestacks."

Mine was probably a General Custer figurine and the original Aurora Godzilla model(s), particularly the one with the glow in the dark features (ironically, there's one on e-bay right now). I was big into trucks, soldiers, and monsters. Of course, back then it was "bulldozers" and "army men."

Me and a friend of mine had to semi trucks we'd carry carnival rides around in. We unload the trucks, set up the rides (which were a combination of Lego's and Lincoln logs), play awhile, load up again, and then off to the next small town.

Anyway, just reminiscing.
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:24 am

Matchbox car and Majorets were my favourite toys I had hunderds of them and still have them in the garage in some boxes, I would spend hours playing with those toy cars making cities and just rolling them around my fake traffic jams and accidents. After that I like my N64 alot especially the games Pilot Wings and Ken Griffery Junior slugfest.
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:30 am

Play-Doh was one of my favorite toys
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:54 pm

This was mine:



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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
my big Tonka trucks..played in the dirt outside for hours



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 14):
Matchbox car and Majorets

My absolute best memories are playing with these toys. Back then, the hardest decision was which one to play with first!
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:51 pm

Def has to be LEGO
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:57 pm

My Kikaida action figure. Kikaida kicked ass!!!! That and Ultra Man.

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:26 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):

Oh man, Erector set! I used to build skyscrapers with that, it was soooo cool. I also loved Tonka trucks and Matchbox cars, my Lionel train set, and those electric race cars on a track, whatever you call em. Who'da thought I'd end up a poofta?  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:33 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
Who'da thought I'd end up a poofta?

I played with that too, does that mean THAT made me gay?  Confused  Wink
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:38 pm

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 21):
I played with that too, does that mean THAT made me gay?

No dear, this is what made you gay:




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Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:47 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:54 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:19 pm

one word: LEGO!

After my many thousands of legos, it was my matchbox cars (my mom made me a city on some heavy duty fabric, I still have it), and then my Tonka trucks as well as most of the custom made metal toy trucks that my grandparents had made for my dad's 8th birthday.. I still have most of my Tonkas, matchboxs, and all of my dad's old toy trucks

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:20 pm

LEGO's up the wazoo! Not the mention the countless Matchbox and Hot Wheels, as well as a bunch of planes Wink
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:32 pm

* Lego here too
* Transformers
* Matchbox cars
 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:12 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
I played with REAL toys. No plastic shit in my Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks, or Erector set

I definitely agree with that! Somewhere (in attic?) I hope I still have my L-Logs!
I also had T-Toys, blocks (but mine were plain and made by my Dad), and Erector set (bought used as money was tight)...back then, the Erector sets had hundreds of tiny nuts/bolts and a wrench to assemble pieces...no snap together stuff! I guess nowadays those parts would be hazardous to kids.

I also recall Hot Wheels cars and track, Radio Shack experimentors set, Spirograph, and various board games.
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:27 pm

Nothing compares with the stuff that I have now.

More Legos than before, and these ones I plan to keep for a long time.

Plenty of computer games.

Marklin model trains.

We already determined that our next house will need a game room to keep all the toys.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:51 pm

My favorite toy was not really a toy but I did get it from Toys R US, My first Baseball Mitt in 1979.

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:02 pm

My all-time favourite as a kid was LEGO and its generic cousins.

LEGO had several generic cousins, I remember, back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ever heard of Playskool's "Brix Blox"? They came in a box or canister of 1000 or so pieces--bricks, wheels/gears, people, windows, and more bricks and large flat pieces as bases. These were the same size as the "real" LEGOs. That was our LEGO. Of course, we also had some "real" LEGOs mixed in, as well as some slightly larger LEGO-like bricks that had no name (these I got from my reading-readiness teacher back in 1982). Our large family (of 9 back then) got this big box of Playskool "Brix Blox" for Christmas back in 1980 or 1981. I was 5 or 6 back then! I still have them today!! As a kid, I always built tall buildings, and even one time, a "space camper" (an RV-like vehicle crossed with a satellite for space camping, complete with solar-panel "wings")!

For my baby shower when I was adopted at 2, one of my gifts was a set of LEGO DUPLO bricks (including some wheeled platforms and people); DUPLO are the oversized LEGOs for smaller kids. I used to build Saturn V/Apollo moon rockets with these! Those are still around, along with my LEGOs/Brix Blox, at home in Fort Wayne, IN.

Besides LEGO, I also played with the following:
*My piano! That's how I started on a life-long musical career! Big grin
*Several guitars around my house (they were my siblings' but I also strummed around on them, trying to figure them out)! (Now, I have a guitar of my own  Wink )
*MATCHBOX cars in a compartmented carrying case
*LITE-BRITE
*Fisher-Price Little People (and their airplane, parking garage set, house, camper, cars, village set, etc)
*Of course, toy airplanes! From McDonald's Happy Meals in the 1980s, to my Cessna 206 floatplane I got at camp in 1984. That Cessna, my first toy airplane (and a very accurate one at that), is STILL with me today! Others include a TONKA airplane, two LEGO airplanes I built myself, etc.
*Model airplanes: In 1985, Dad and I built my first model--a Monogram Eastern L-1011. I still have it! More recently, I have built & custom-painted my own SMITH AIRWAYS 747.
*TONKA trucks--my first was a cherry-picker-style fire engine; also a black monster pickup truck with a jack to change the wheels, and others.
*Curious George and Snoopy, my two stuffed pals, were my idols back then. (I still have my dog-eared book, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, given to me by a close friend back in 1982 during one of my first of many hospitalisations).
*My tricycles (both the vintage metal white-and-red style and a Big Wheel)
*My first bicycle--a black 1970s Schwinn Tornado with yellow fenders
*A Hoppity Hop (or Space Hopper); mine was a big, blue rubber ball with a ring at the top to hold onto as I hopped around my back drive on it
*My only video games (ever) were a Magnavox Odyssey 2, and later, an Atari 2600.
*At Christmas, I enjoyed our old large-scale Lionel and American Flyer train sets (from the 1950s, I think) which were set up around the base of the tree.
*Play-Plax--a bunch of translucent-coloured plastic notched squares that could be put together to make imaginative, colourful abstract sculptures
*Last, but not least--simple pencil and paper! I became an artist at a very young age, drawing everything from (accurate) Boeing 747s to bizarre aliens to even my (familiar) operating rooms!

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:40 pm

FYI, they still sell erector sets.

From about age 4 on my favorite toy was my Matchbox/hot wheel cars. No matter the occasion I would always ask for them. And they were cheap, usually not much more than a dollar, so I could often convince mom or dad to let me pick one out. By the time I was forced to part with them I must of had 50 or 60 of them. Plus I had the Matchbox garage and Matchbox dealership.

Second after the matchbox cars would be the legos. I had the big bucket of Tyco brand blocks.... not the real kind. IIRC my mom made me give them up to a younger boy in the neighborhood when I was 12 or so. It kind of sucked, but the kid seemed very happy to get them, and I guess i was more than glad to show him everything that I had.

Third would be my RC car (had two actually, one broke). It was one of those toys I wanted for a very long time and didn't get till I was 11 or 12. But by then I quickly outgrew it.
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:49 am




Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 25):
my matchbox cars (my mom made me a city on some heavy duty fabric

I used to create vast networks of Matchbox roads in our backyard by ripping away lines of grass and smoothing the dirt out. Walking through the "cities", the view was similar to that seen through an airplane window.

Tragedy would occasionally strike, though, when the garden-hose-fed rivers would overflow and a tidal wave would inundate the city....  mischievous 


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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:05 am

My recorder that I played in music class in grade school. I still buy teddy bears. I still remember memories of playing with matchbox cars.

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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:13 am

Makaha skateboard
Fisher Price big ambulance
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The Six Million Dollar Man dolls or figures
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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:30 am

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 16):
I was a geek.

Or a Harlot  duck 

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
Oh man, Erector set!

This explains EVERYTHING.



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RE: Your Favorite Toy As A Child.....

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:30 am

All kinds of model and toy cars and, of course, my N-sized model train (trains)
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