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    I'm actually quite surprised that there is so much left of that truck.

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Probably be a lot more if I hadn't used the wrong paint. Made the body brittle. Only damage on the chassis was the hub carrier.
    The other bodies have taken quite the beating too but they held up. Just scuff marks.
    The roll over with the raptor body was one of those that seemed to go on forever. Just kept flipping, and every landing was a hard one.

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    We had so many toys when I was young that I don't know which would be my favorite.
    First one that comes to mind would be an old "Picker Stick".
    Since I grew up on a mill village we would sometimes get one of these.
    They made great rifels so we could play war, or cowboys. They made great bats for hitting gravel from the railroad tracks.Golf clubs as if I knew what golf was back then and a good weapon if someone bigger tried to mess with us. The bigger boys didn't like us younger boys hanging around them.
    I still got a couple that were shortened and made into hammer handles.
    Old Bicycle tires that we would throw out and make them spin back to us.
    Yoyo's. I didn'r relize we had so many toys now that I think about it.

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    From elementary school thru college it was 1/25 scale models. By the time I had saved some money and obtained a drivers license I moved onto real honest drivable cars.
    Still collecting and building them, only bigger.

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    This . . . .

    It was loud, brutal, but oh so much fun with the top down on a hot summer night.


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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    LEGO!!!!

    Especially technical lego

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    I'm surprized there aren't more slot car fans here. My favorite toy was a Strombecker 1/32 scale slot car set I got for X-mas '66. Added some extra tracks later on to make larger layouts, eventually found a box full of tracks, cars and accessories my neighbor threw out in the trash that enabled me to make huge layouts that would cover the entire floor of a large living room. So large that I had to build a custom power pack that provided seperate power supplies for each side and dual "power tracks" that I'd place at opposite ends to alleviate weak and dead spots. Added extensions to the controller cords so my friends and I could freely move around the large setup to recover crashes. Even after I reached beer drinking age, it provided many hours of unadulterated fun.

    A couple of times I'd combine a layout w/ my older brother's American Flyer train layout and have fun w/ bridges and such. Throw in an Erector Set ferris wheel or merry-go-round (complete w/ galloping horses) to the layout and it was certain to drive mom crazy. Of course, Hot Wheels also factored into the plan too. Had a dual drag starter with banked curves and a drop-flag finish line. Mom would get pissed when I spent a dollar buying cars, so I didn't have too many as a kid, but as an adult I've expanded my 1/43 scale collection of die cast to include many Johnny Lightnings, including all of the Hurst cars. Eventually added some 1/12 scale die cast cars, but don't have alot of space to display those.
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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBzSRX View Post
    I'm surprized there aren't more slot car fans here.
    I had 1/63 scale tracks when I was a kid. Between me and some of my friends we had miles of track and several different cars.
    One friend had a giant oval track in his basement and another had a road coarse.
    I had all the straight tracks and we would set up a drag strip out the garage into the driveway.

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    You don't hear much about slot cars anymore. Back in the mid 1960's they were really popular. I remember when I worked at my uncle's toy and hobby shop chain in Illinois, I was always shipping out supplies for slot cars. His stores had slot car tracks and he also had free standing slot car stores.

    The military bases also had slot car tracks set up in the hobby work shop buildings.

    Guess slot cars just couldn't compete with computer games, too bad you had to learn a lot to be competitive in slot car racing!

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    This . . . .

    It was loud, brutal, but oh so much fun with the top down on a hot summer night.


    Well if you want to talk big boy toys then this was the one I had the most fun playing with
    406 ci 4 speed Muncie M21

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Favorite toys ?
    Anything that fired a projectile .

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBzSRX View Post
    I'm surprized there aren't more slot car fans here.
    I am getting my b.f. this for Christmas along with a few chevys


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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Cool. Be better if you can get more straight track for it.

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    Re: Toys: What were your favorites?

    Quote Originally Posted by R/T kota View Post
    Cool. Be better if you can get more straight track for it.
    I haven't fully worked out the details but that track is 13ft from the tree to the end marker and I think I read it needs to be 17ft to be true to scale for a 1/4 mile drag strip.
    So I have already been thinking about it but I am not sure what I will do yet because I don't know if I can add to it to make it longer or not and if it will work with the track.

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