: Favorite Kids Toys



NolaBoy
07-28-06, 02:06 PM
What toys were your favorite/you collected when you were little?

Mine was:
1. Hot Wheels Cars ....I had so many of these. I wish i would have kept them all

2. He Man Action Figures...Oh yeah I had damn near all the characters, Castle Greyskull, etc...

3. Garbage Pail Kids Cards. These things were the crazyiest most obsurd sh!t back in the day. I still have these in the attic.

EcSTSatic
07-28-06, 02:16 PM
Corgi cars - before Hot Wheels
GI Joe - the original series
Wham-o Pluto Platter - the predecessor to the frisbee

Rey Rey 650
07-28-06, 02:30 PM
What toys were your favorite/you collected when you were little?


3. Garbage Pail Kids Cards. These things were the crazyiest most obsurd sh!t back in the day. I still have these in the attic.

These cards are worth some money man... Especially if you have the first series... Remember the movie? Hmmm Wonder if i can still get a hold of the movie?

Elvis
07-28-06, 02:36 PM
I had a bucket full of matchbox cars. I think I had maybe a dozen hot wheels and four "Sizzlers" with the "fat track."

Sizzlers were battery operated cars that had a magneto motor. You re-charged the battery and they ran full speed for about four minutes. I turned them loose on a tennis court one day and a kid would have to run to keep up with them, they were pretty fast.

A few years ago I was able to reconstruct my matchbox collection thanks to eBay. I think there are about 35 I wanted and bought. They're in a shoe box in the attic right now. Probably a waste of money.

NolaBoy
07-28-06, 02:42 PM
These cards are worth some money man... Especially if you have the first series... Remember the movie? Hmmm Wonder if i can still get a hold of the movie?

yeah i have the first series. Come to think of it i believe i have like the first 6 series. They arent in good shape though. i was around 5 when they came out in 1985 so i really wasnt too concerned with taking care of anything. I remember that movie. It was pretty crazy too.

Rey Rey 650
07-28-06, 02:55 PM
yeah i have the first series. Come to think of it i believe i have like the first 6 series. They arent in good shape though. i was around 5 when they came out in 1985 so i really wasnt too concerned with taking care of anything. I remember that movie. It was pretty crazy too.

Yup, I was 5 too... I had my cards in a pillow case.... Remember laser tag? With the black guns? Off the hook

gary88
07-28-06, 04:25 PM
I was a Lego kid. I still have my huge 10 gallon bucket filled with Legos in my basement. Those would keep me occupied for hours upon hours on end. The only bad part was picking them all up, but later on I developed a system to put them all back at once using a blanket :bouncy:

Rey Rey 650
07-28-06, 04:49 PM
I might have to get this....
http://cgi.ebay.com/THE-GARBAGE-PAIL-KIDS-MOVIE-DVD-NEW_W0QQitemZ260013815588QQihZ016QQcategoryZ617QQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Caddy Man
07-28-06, 05:21 PM
I was a Lego kid. I still have my huge 10 gallon bucket filled with Legos in my basement. Those would keep me occupied for hours upon hours on end. The only bad part was picking them all up, but later on I developed a system to put them all back at once using a blanket :bouncy:
legos SUCK now. I rember when I was like 7-8 I would build entire lego cities by purchasing the sets and combining them all together with roads. I had the airport, hostpital, police station, space shuttle, train...have you looked at legos lately? They did away with all taht stuff now its like spongbob playsets.

gary88
07-28-06, 05:34 PM
legos SUCK now. I rember when I was like 7-8 I would build entire lego cities by purchasing the sets and combining them all together with roads. I had the airport, hostpital, police station, space shuttle, train...have you looked at legos lately? They did away with all taht stuff now its like spongbob playsets.

Agreed, they sets are crap now. I had the launch pad with the space shuttle, the F1 car, a bunch of houses and stuff like that, and the technics set that came in a suitcase where you could make things like helicopters and trucks. I remember I made my own dragster, and even made an engine for it. I had these little pieces that looked somewhat like valve covers, it was badass.

Elvis
07-28-06, 05:46 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has stepped on a lego in his bare feet at 2 in the morning.

I'm sure the pain gets worse as you get older.

Adam
07-28-06, 05:50 PM
haha i had huge bins full of legos! that and Jurassic Park toys... but mostly i skateboarded and played hockey, football, and basketball. mostly skateboarding though...

Rey Rey 650
07-28-06, 06:39 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has stepped on a lego in his bare feet at 2 in the morning.

I'm sure the pain gets worse as you get older.

Especially when you have the rectangular piece standing up!

Blackout
07-28-06, 06:54 PM
Let see....for me it would have to be

1. NERF toys
2. Lego's
3. Transformers
4. Sega Genesis
5. Pog's:thumbsup:

Stoneage_Caddy
07-28-06, 07:37 PM
I was rather fond of a shortlived product my dad got me ......Playschool's "bag o Broken glass"...it was great ....excpet for all the cuts ....there really should have been a warning on those .....

Outside that it was matchbox cars and hotwheels , i like matchbox beatter becuase they had "suspension"....oh and i was and still am fancitcal about legos .....(im still cruiseing e bay looking for older technic sets for parts i need for a small side project ive been doing for a year)

NolaBoy
07-28-06, 07:39 PM
Oh Damn how could i forget about
1. Voltron (Before Transformers and Power Rangers)
http://www.inthe80s.com/toys/images/voltron.jpg
2. Thundercats

NolaBoy
07-28-06, 08:19 PM
Yup, I was 5 too... I had my cards in a pillow case.... Remember laser tag? With the black guns? Off the hook

U mean these
http://www.inthe80s.com/toys/images/lasertag.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-28-06, 09:15 PM
I collected Matchbox and Hotwheels. I preferred matchbox because they didn't have the flamboyant styles that the hotwheels did, plus as Stoney said, they had a suspension.

I also collected car brochures I picked up at auto shows and stuff. Started that hobby at about age 5, and I still do it! That's gonna last me until the day I die!

As a child, I had some wierd interests. For example, I was obsessed with ceiling fans from about age 3 to age 11 or so. I had an interest in furnaces too, mostly after seeing that one scene in the basement in the movie Home Alone 1, where the old furnace opens up and scares Kevin, the main charachter. Also, I was deathly scared of civil defence sirens and tornadoes. I'm not sure how that started, but yeah...

Caddy Man
07-29-06, 02:29 AM
[QUOTE=I~LUV~Caddys8792]I collected Matchbox and Hotwheels. I preferred matchbox because they didn't have the flamboyant styles that the hotwheels did,[QUOTE]
haha thats EXACTLY why I liked matchbox better too. I like realisitic looking cars and of actual models. Not that wierd stuff.

DBA-One
07-29-06, 03:08 PM
I still collect Matchbox and Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning as well. However, back in the day, early to mid 80's the Tomica Pocket Cars were the bomb. They all either had opening doors or at least some for of realism like that. Many interesting cars they made. They fetch good money on EBay now. Around 2000-2001 I bought a bunch I had as a kid. I paid out the ass for them just like I have for some of the HW, MB cars I've got. I've since sold most of my Tomica cars off but kept my favs like the BMW 320 and Renault Alpine

Florian
07-29-06, 04:39 PM
Corgi cars - before Hot Wheels


I was all about the Corgis too, loved em...but sooo expensive (compared to hotwheels). Also there was this stupid helicopter attached to a styrofoam "ship" about 3 ft long and you had 2 controls to fly the chopper and land it on the deck of this ship...it was way cool...Id play that for hours.


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AlBundy
07-29-06, 08:28 PM
Rock-em Sock-em Robots. Now that's a toy.

MJDART
07-29-06, 10:38 PM
1. Lionel Trains
2. Building blocks/Lincoln Logs
3. Scale toy cars and trucks

Elvis
07-30-06, 10:51 PM
Back to Matchbox cars:

From 1968-1970, every Saturday morning my father would take me to the drug store with him. There was a fountain in the back where you could get ice cream sundaes, and they always had a fresh pot of coffee brewing.

A lot of the town business leaders would meet there (they still do) every morning, but Saturday was the only morning my father could make it back then. Now he goes EVERY MORNING!

Back then, he'd buy me one of those 6 oz. Cokes in a bottle--the kind that would spew up your nose if you drank it too fast. I'd get my sugar/caffeine buzz, and after about 20 minutes he'd tell me to go pick out a car.

There was a matchbox display in a rotisserie on the top shelf of an aisle. I wasn't tall enough to turn it, so I would have to look at both sides of the rotisserie by walking around from one aisle to the other, back & forth until I saw what I wanted.

But that didn't matter. My father would come in and look at the display, turn the rotisserie until he found the car HE WANTED.

Then he'd talk me into it like the best used car salesman you ever saw. :histeric:

I finally bought the damn 1966 Plymouth Fury fire chief's car I wanted in July of 2000.

DBA-One
07-31-06, 11:54 AM
Back to Matchbox cars:

I finally bought the damn 1966 Plymouth Fury fire chief's car I wanted in July of 2000.

I have one of these too

gdwriter
07-31-06, 01:45 PM
Also there was this stupid helicopter attached to a styrofoam "ship" about 3 ft long and you had 2 controls to fly the chopper and land it on the deck of this ship...it was way cool...Id play that for hours.
That sounds like the Vertibird. On the version I had, there was a hook on the helicopter, and the trick was to try to pick up small, very light objects. I remember you could vary the speed, attitude and altitude of the chopper quite a bit with those two controls.

I still have a bunch of my old Hot Wheels cars, some going back to the late Sixties/early Seventies. Most of them are a bit beat up from lots of use, but some of them are in pretty decent shape. They're still in the collector's race case I got for Christmas in 1971.

Later on, I had a Hot Wheels Thundershift 500 track where you had to pull a lever to send the car around a loop track. It was set up with two lanes, and I'd race against my Dad or my sister (she had a Hot Wheels collection, too). My cat would watch the cars shoot around the track and occasionally pounce on them. Found a picture of one on eBay:

http://www.gdwriter.com/images/hwshift.jpg

Mine looked exactly the same. I think I still have the Monte Carlo and Torino NASCAR Hot Wheels that came with it.

I also had Matchbox cars and an early Seventies road race set with a coil running through two lanes. There were two motors that pushed the coils around the track; you had to put a couple of prongs on the bottom plate of the Matchbox car; those prongs went into the coil, so as the coil moved through the track, it would propel the car along the track. You had to put two prongs on the car; if you only put in one, the car would spin out on the corners.

Now, I want to go on eBay to look for some of these old toys.
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Elvis
07-31-06, 01:54 PM
http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/VertibirdShip.jpg

One of my favorites as well!

Elvis
07-31-06, 01:58 PM
I have one of these too

Sorry, my memory failed me. It wasn't a Fury, it was a Galaxie.

http://i13.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/d2/59/a4_1.JPG

The police car was too!

http://i6.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/db/d4/96_1.JPG

brougham
07-31-06, 02:08 PM
I love hotwheels cars!! Almost all of mine are ones that look like real cars. Then they started making the ones that look really strange and they also started making them with really cheap wheels that would bend easy and then it wasn't as fun to play with them anymore and I think that's when we stopped getting them. I still have all of them and I have a big box of the orange race tracks for them with the things that make the cars move. I still have all my lego too and a big lego suitcase to keep it all in. I have a case somewhere too with ghostbusters in it and the batman and spider man and wonder woman toys that I think came from gas stations. Nope I don't get rid of things too easily:eek:

gdwriter
07-31-06, 02:23 PM
I finally bought the damn 1966 Plymouth Fury fire chief's car I wanted in July of 2000.
I remember a 1966 Ford Galaxie Matchbox fire chief's car that I had with that road race set. I also had a '64 Impala four-door hardtop taxi like this:

http://www.gdwriter.com/images/original_matchbox.jpg

I bought a couple of them on eBay a couple of years ago, and with the help of some friends, transformed it into a miniature version of my Impala. Since my Impala's name is Betty, the miniature version is called Itty Bitty Betty:

http://www.gdwriter.com/images/itty_bitty_betty.jpg

I display both versions at car shows:

http://www.gdwriter.com/images/matchbox_display.jpg

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Florian
07-31-06, 02:43 PM
http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/VertibirdShip.jpg

One of my favorites as well!

THATS IT!!!!!! My god.....childhood is alive again!!!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Elvis
07-31-06, 02:55 PM
My dog ate my vertibird. I'm glad she didn't choke and die on the styrofoam. It was in little bitty pieces all over the house.

DBA-One
07-31-06, 03:49 PM
Sorry, my memory failed me. It wasn't a Fury, it was a Galaxie.

http://i13.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/d2/59/a4_1.JPG

The police car was too!

http://i6.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/db/d4/96_1.JPG

Mine as well because I made the exact mistake. I have the red one. It's got a few chips on it. I got that with a double decker London bus as a package on Ebay years ago.

gdwriter
07-31-06, 04:05 PM
Sorry, my memory failed me. It wasn't a Fury, it was a Galaxie.

http://i13.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/d2/59/a4_1.JPGYep, that's the one I had.
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DBA-One
07-31-06, 04:46 PM
My favorite MB casting is the 911 Turbo from the late 70's. I have one in green and silver ans several other variation cars. I like the 944 and 928 as well.