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National Toy Hall of Fame (w/ pictures) What were your favorite toys as a kid?
National Toy Hall of Fame ^ | 12/24/06 | National Toy Hall of Fame

Posted on 12/24/2006 5:39:42 PM PST by MotleyGirl70

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I think we all still have a little kid in us, so for those memories of Christmas I thought it would be fun to post what your favorite toy was as a kid.

I used to play Pong all the time with my older brother. Winters in Wisconsin are long and cold so we played alot of Pong, Simon and other board games.


1 posted on 12/24/2006 5:39:44 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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Verti-bird!


2 posted on 12/24/2006 5:40:19 PM PST by cardinal4
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Slinky, crayons and coloring books, books, bike, roller skates, records and record player, dolls.


3 posted on 12/24/2006 5:41:22 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

BB gun and the rockets you would fill with water, then hand pump pressurize with air, then launch.


4 posted on 12/24/2006 5:44:36 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: MotleyGirl70

any large appliance box


5 posted on 12/24/2006 5:45:29 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: MotleyGirl70

As I was a kid before the electronic age, my favorite toys were tinker toys, Lincoln logs, little army men and toy rifles and pistols.

Back when boys were allowed to be boys.


6 posted on 12/24/2006 5:45:37 PM PST by socal_parrot (Having the time of my life.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

All my parents ever got me were clothespins.

Made a nifty rubber band gun out of them, though.


7 posted on 12/24/2006 5:45:56 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: MotleyGirl70
Got an toy Elephant gun one year,it was cool,fired little red bullets.

Probably goes for $100.00 in an antique store now.

Guess I'm lucky I didn't shoot my eye out;)

8 posted on 12/24/2006 5:46:35 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: Cagey; Larry Lucido; Mr. Brightside; lesser_satan; Rb ver. 2.0; Dmitry Vukicevich; DollyCali; ...
Ping and

From ~MG70~

9 posted on 12/24/2006 5:52:10 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Actually, my brother got this, but we both got a lot of miles out of it...

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10 posted on 12/24/2006 5:52:59 PM PST by digger48
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11 posted on 12/24/2006 5:54:49 PM PST by xp38
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Had to be the Evil Knievel Cycle, can't tell you how many times I scraped my knuckles on the pavement with that toy.


12 posted on 12/24/2006 5:55:40 PM PST by Dmitry Vukicevich (My posts are more FRIVOLOUS than YOUR posts.)
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To: MotleyGirl70
What an absolutely NEAT thread. Thank you for the ping.

Well, she says, scratching her head. I DO NOT REMEMBER fav toys.. I am now & always have been an "outdoorsy person".. never really into dolls..

guess if I would have to list anything it would be "cards" as in card games. I was taught early & attribute my strong math skills to my dad's teaching me card games..(pinochle, canasta, poker).. later as I was an adult I played bridge.

As a child to a lesser degree board games(this is the pre electronic era donchaknow).. monopoly, chess, checkers, clue etc.
13 posted on 12/24/2006 5:57:36 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: MotleyGirl70

A very young kitten, eyes not yet opened. Techically, he was a pet, and not a toy, but if one was to define a toy as "something one plays with" then he'd qualify.


14 posted on 12/24/2006 6:02:33 PM PST by GSlob
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To: socal_parrot
My older brother had a Stretch Armstrong. I always wondered was the goo was inside him to make him stretch.


15 posted on 12/24/2006 6:02:46 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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I bet you had a Big Wheel. I had this pink and white bike and I would ride it all day long. It was probably my all-time favorite toy as a kid.


16 posted on 12/24/2006 6:08:38 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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Unnngh!

17 posted on 12/24/2006 6:11:59 PM PST by jdm
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To: MotleyGirl70

A few favorites -- the game Mousetrap, Mr. Machine, Flintstones town of Bedrock playset (one is for sale on ebay for $200 starting bid - sigh. I have one piece left, a gas station sign).


18 posted on 12/24/2006 6:24:11 PM PST by Moonmad27
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To: MotleyGirl70

The one on the far right. :-)

Later...

...which smelled good.


and DIRT to play in.

19 posted on 12/24/2006 6:25:58 PM PST by bannie
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To: MotleyGirl70

Lincoln Logs

Erector Set

Chemistry Set

(Now, that one was a blast, literally! We could make explosives, and there is still, 50 years later, a stain (showing through the paint) on my mother's kitchen ceiling my youngest brother put there early one morning!)


20 posted on 12/24/2006 6:30:24 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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Crazy Clock.

Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land, Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, Life, Monopoly come to mind. There were more.

(Later, Trivial Pursuit and Othello).

When I was in high school all the kids on my street got together on Friday evenings and played cards, but I can't remember the name of the game now. Will have to ask my siblings if any of them remember. It was a fun game; our moms took turns hosting and made snacks for everybody. We went to that store at the mall that sold black lights and bought a deck of marked cards and then tried to cheat at it- ha! Oh, yes, Spencer Gifts, that's where we got the marked cards.


21 posted on 12/24/2006 6:31:30 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.wordoftruthradio.com)
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22 posted on 12/24/2006 6:34:36 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Go Bucks!!!!)
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23 posted on 12/24/2006 6:38:57 PM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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To: digger48

I remember those! My brother had one.


24 posted on 12/24/2006 6:40:59 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Roccus

Oh that is just sick. I just spewed iced tea on my puter screen.

heehee


25 posted on 12/24/2006 6:41:30 PM PST by republicangel
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To: Moonmad27

"Mousetrap" would have to be amongst the top 10....absolutely!


26 posted on 12/24/2006 6:44:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: MotleyGirl70
The Incredible Crash Dummies:

The REAL Ghostbusters (no imitations):

Tornado Rex: Most fun game ever.


27 posted on 12/24/2006 6:45:57 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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The new version of Clue Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
28 posted on 12/24/2006 6:46:28 PM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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That's good!


A much needed laugh!


thanks


29 posted on 12/24/2006 6:46:33 PM PST by digger48
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To: Roccus

wowsie.. that would have been an "eduacation" way back then for niave me!


30 posted on 12/24/2006 6:48:03 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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31 posted on 12/24/2006 6:48:11 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MikefromOhio

great post.. might even be up for post of year

(?)


32 posted on 12/24/2006 6:49:07 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: MotleyGirl70

http://www.timewarptoys.com/bsecret.jpg

Does it mean that I'm old if I google antique dolls baby secret and my favorite doll of all time pops up?

I'm officially old.


33 posted on 12/24/2006 6:49:17 PM PST by republicangel
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To: jdm

Pitfall! One of my favorites!


34 posted on 12/24/2006 6:50:34 PM PST by cardinal4
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35 posted on 12/24/2006 6:50:40 PM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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Hi sweetie! How are things in Canada? I watched the last 3 Star wars a few nights ago.

Merry Christmas!


36 posted on 12/24/2006 6:51:02 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Roccus

That's funny. I showed it to my 8 year old daughter who loves horses. She's got her own collection of My Little Ponies and started naming the ponies in the picture. Not sure whether to laugh or be worried about that.


37 posted on 12/24/2006 6:51:03 PM PST by Rokke
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To: MotleyGirl70

I remember playing with Silly Putty. You could press it against the Sunday funnies, peel it off, and the image of the comic strip would be transferred to the Silly Putty. Then you could stretch it all out of shape.


38 posted on 12/24/2006 6:55:42 PM PST by Nea Wood (Is cheap, illegal labor worth one life?)
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To: DollyCali

The Original Nintendo sold in the US :)


39 posted on 12/24/2006 6:55:58 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Go Bucks!!!!)
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Beretta, Whacko, The Juice and Paris Hilton pings.....


40 posted on 12/24/2006 6:56:58 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Go Bucks!!!!)
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Also the game, Trouble


41 posted on 12/24/2006 6:57:08 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.wordoftruthradio.com)
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To: Roccus

I LOVED Clue!


42 posted on 12/24/2006 6:58:02 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.wordoftruthradio.com)
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To: Roccus

Laugh out loud. Hmmmmmm ... I'm not sure, but I don't think that's exactly the same as the one we had back then.


43 posted on 12/24/2006 6:59:49 PM PST by JockoManning (http://www.wordoftruthradio.com)
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To: republicangel

Hey, I remember when Barbie was new! Parents freaked out about her.


44 posted on 12/24/2006 7:01:42 PM PST by bannie
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To: MotleyGirl70
Hot Wheels for me. I had quite a collection, and set up that orange track all over the house.

Then I got into slot cars.

45 posted on 12/24/2006 7:02:37 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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46 posted on 12/24/2006 7:04:10 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President**)
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To: socal_parrot

You mean stuff like this? I got a M3 cap shooter one Christmas. It would shoot up a whole roll of caps in one steady pull, so you know where all my allowance money went.
It sure beat a lot of the crap they got today.
47 posted on 12/24/2006 7:05:19 PM PST by oyez (Why is it that egalitarians act like royalty?)
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To: socal_parrot

Firecrackers. Anybody could get a mound of dirt to set up an army man battle, but it was useless without firecrackers.


48 posted on 12/24/2006 7:17:06 PM PST by sig226 (See my profile for the democrat culture of corruption list.)
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To: bannie
Real-life looking dolls freaked me out as a child; they still do :)

I did have a Dressy Bessy.


49 posted on 12/24/2006 7:25:02 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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50 posted on 12/24/2006 7:29:17 PM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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