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100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross
Channel 4 ^ | Friday 10 December 2010 | Jonathan Ross

Posted on 12/20/2010 12:15:33 PM PST by arderkrag

1 Lego
2 Monopoly
3 Dungeons and Dragons
4 Wii
5 Nintendo consoles
6 Playstation consoles
7 Scrabble
8 Scalextrix
9 Trivial pursuit
10 Gameboy and other
11 Star wars toys
12 Transformers
13 Microsoft X-Box
14 He-Man & Masters of the
15 Cluedo
16 Meccano
17 Hornby train set
18 Connect 4
19 Airfix
20 Action man
21 Matchbox cars
22 Etch a sketch
23 Teddy bear
24 Rubik cube
25 Atari consoles
26 Play-doh
27 Plasticene
28 Subbuteo
29 Spirograph
30 Risk
31 Roller skates
32 Top trumps
33 Yo-yo
34 Teenage mutant ninja
35 Chemistry Set
36 Twister
37 Pokemon
38 Battleship
39 Hot Wheels
40 Mousetrap game
41 Sylvanian families
42 Fuzzy Felt
43 Jenga
44 Frisbee
45 Pictionary
46 Chopper Bike
47 Barbie
48 Mastermind
49 Yahtzee
50 Playmobil Play people
51 Slinky
52 Operation
53 Super soaker water pistol
54 Tamagotchi
55 Game of life
56 Tonka toys
57 Space hopper
58 My little pony
59 Kerplunk
60 Care bears
61 007 Aston martin
62 Mr Potato head
63 Evel Knievel stunt set
64 Hungry hippos
65 Thunderbirds toys
66 Hula hoop
67 Sindy doll
68 Tiny tears
69 Buckaroo
70 Power Rangers
71 Buzz Lightyear Action
72 TY beanie babies
73 Six million dollar man
74 Furby
75 Escape From Colditz
76 Polly Pocket
77 Simon
78 Cabbage patch kids
79 Weebles
80 Trolls
81 Stylophone
82 Girls world
83 Crossfire
84 Tickle Me Elmo
85 Stretch Armstrong
86 Magna doodle
87 Dr Who Cyberman mask
88 Pop-O-matic Games
89 Clackers
90 Johnny 7 machine gun
91 Beyblades
92 Striker
93 Pippa Doll
94 Peter Powell kites
95 Bratz dolls
96 Major Matt Mason action
97 Ben 10 Action Figures
98 Holly hobbie
99 Teletubbies
100 Raving Bonkers


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: dandd; dd; dungeonsanddragons; napl; popculture; toys
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WOOHOO! Number 3! It's good to be a geek!
1 posted on 12/20/2010 12:15:39 PM PST by arderkrag
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To: arderkrag; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

#101 - Fuzzy Wuzzy, the soap that grows HAIR on the bar!

2 posted on 12/20/2010 12:18:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: arderkrag
Dungeons and Dragons

BB gun.

3 posted on 12/20/2010 12:18:42 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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29 Spirograph...this was a good one...where is Roc em Sock em robots at?...


4 posted on 12/20/2010 12:19:59 PM PST by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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#1 1911

End of story.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 12:20:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: arderkrag

Nothing can top a good LEGO Technic set.

Glad to see LEGO right on top of all.

I’ve noticed that Technic sets have slowly receded from the market. It’s a sad thing, what kids these days will miss.


6 posted on 12/20/2010 12:21:33 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: oust the louse

This is a UK channel, so rock-em sock-em robots may not have as wide an appeal over there.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 12:22:18 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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#89 - Stocking stuffer

You'll put yer eye out kid

8 posted on 12/20/2010 12:22:26 PM PST by evets (beer)
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9 posted on 12/20/2010 12:22:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: arderkrag

Clackers. Now that was a great toy!


10 posted on 12/20/2010 12:23:08 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: arderkrag

Johnathan Ros who got the boot from the BBC? He is a real politically correct lib. Screw him.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 12:23:48 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: arderkrag

I don’t know what at least half those things are and I’m 25.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 12:24:09 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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13 posted on 12/20/2010 12:24:17 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: James C. Bennett

Man, the Technic sets were fantastic. Oh, the hours I spent with Lego (especially the Technic sets).


14 posted on 12/20/2010 12:25:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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15 posted on 12/20/2010 12:25:26 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: wastedyears

Did you mean 52?


16 posted on 12/20/2010 12:25:46 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: JoeProBono

Meccano is the Britush equivalent.


17 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:19 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: JoeProBono

Meccano is the British equivalent.


18 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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No TinkerToys???
No LincolnLogs???

Or did I just miss them on the list?

How about a "nice football"???

19 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:35 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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20 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:43 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: arderkrag

Pretty Peggy Ear-Piercing Set
Mr. Skin-Grafter
General Tron’s Secret Police Confession Kit
Doggie Dentist
Johnny Switchblade: Adventure Punk

The “Bag O” Line of Toys
Bag O’ Glass
Bag O’ Nails
Bag O’ Bugs
Bag O’ Vipers
Bag O’ Sulfuric Acid

Teddy Chainsaw Bear


21 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:51 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: icwhatudo

22 posted on 12/20/2010 12:27:57 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: arderkrag
red ryder Pictures, Images and Photos
23 posted on 12/20/2010 12:28:32 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: arderkrag

Lucas Electric anything and a handy fire extinguisher.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 12:28:47 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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No ThingMaker? I want to find an old ThingMaker set just to smell that smell again....

The Evel Knievel toy should have been ranked way higher. If it is the one I am thinking of - where you put the cycle in a contraption, turned the crank, and let him go. That was just an awesome toy.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 12:28:53 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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The johhny seven didn't make the cut...
How sad...

26 posted on 12/20/2010 12:29:02 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: dfwgator

Ah, the Mainway Enterprises toys! :-)
Don’t forget the Human Torch playset.


27 posted on 12/20/2010 12:29:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: James C. Bennett
I’ve noticed that Technic sets have slowly receded from the market. It’s a sad thing, what kids these days will miss.

They're a bit pricey, given that they are really still just plastic bits. There are still some sets available on Lego's site.

28 posted on 12/20/2010 12:29:30 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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How in the hell does he have ‘Teletubbies’ on the list and not GI Joe?


29 posted on 12/20/2010 12:29:30 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: FlJoePa

I burned my finger more than once on the Thingmaker.


30 posted on 12/20/2010 12:30:54 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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A friend of mine had one of those. We supplemented it with a couple of bags of dime store Army men...and some firecrackers (those were for use against the invading forces).


31 posted on 12/20/2010 12:32:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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The memorable smell of the ThingMaker wouldn’t happen to be burning fingers, would it?


32 posted on 12/20/2010 12:33:04 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: arderkrag
Monopoly isn't a toy.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 12/20/2010 12:33:04 PM PST by ml/nj
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How in the hell does he have ‘Teletubbies’ on the list and not GI Joe?

The writer must be in the UK. "Action Man" is the UK version of GI Joe.

34 posted on 12/20/2010 12:33:20 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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Tiddly Winks..


35 posted on 12/20/2010 12:33:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Celtic Cross

No, 25


36 posted on 12/20/2010 12:33:45 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: arderkrag
Should be in the top 10 at least.


37 posted on 12/20/2010 12:34:16 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: arderkrag

Wahoo is not on there (later remarketed as Aggravation). Our families have spent many thousands of hours playing this game over the past 6 decades (with considerably evolved rules of play including backing up to knock off opponents). By the time I was growing up, everyone had made their own boards out of masonite and had jars of many different marbles and a lot of different dice. My brother has my grandfather’s ivory die. Recently I found that this was also a big game in West Africa and Iraq.


38 posted on 12/20/2010 12:35:19 PM PST by aruanan
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My dad got me one of those when I was six. We must have played every day for about a year. Found some of the guys a while ago buried in a box of stuff in my parent’s attic.


39 posted on 12/20/2010 12:35:47 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: FlJoePa
They still make the Creepy Crawlers http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4049948.

There's also something called the Martian Matter Alien Maker set (my son got that as a present two years ago). It's pretty cool, but his then 2-year-old sister got ahold of it. Whoops. http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Matter-Alien-Maker-Playset/dp/B000XTPNTQ

40 posted on 12/20/2010 12:36:07 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: wastedyears
Then why are you surprised that you've never heard of this stuff? Most of it is clearly from before your time, whippersnapper.

And my time too. ;)

41 posted on 12/20/2010 12:36:39 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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"I burned my finger more than once on the Thingmaker. "

See...it was educational as well. You learned (like I did) not to burn yourself.

The other that really got me was the woodburning set. It was basically a soldering iron with a cork handle about 3 inches up. If you grabbed a pencil like I did at that age, it was always right at the bottom. I don't know how many times I grabbed that damn woodburner and just scorched my thumb and fingers.

42 posted on 12/20/2010 12:36:43 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: arderkrag

Sorry...


43 posted on 12/20/2010 12:36:53 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: ml/nj

Board games aren’t toys?


44 posted on 12/20/2010 12:36:58 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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45 posted on 12/20/2010 12:37:32 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: arderkrag

Parcheesi


46 posted on 12/20/2010 12:38:47 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: arderkrag

No.


47 posted on 12/20/2010 12:38:53 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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Greatest Game Ever:


48 posted on 12/20/2010 12:39:36 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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Remco Frogman!


49 posted on 12/20/2010 12:42:09 PM PST by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 58 years)
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BB gun.

Yep. The Christmas present I remember the best and with the greatest affection.

I still have that gun and it still works.

50 posted on 12/20/2010 12:43:16 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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