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    What were your favorite toys?

    Seeing how it's almost Christmas...

    What were your favorite toys when you were a kid?

    Mine were:

    Kenner's Home Workshop - Worked with styrofoam or balsa wood, it had a jig saw, table saw, a drill, and a lathe.

    Mattel Vac-U-Form - Got hot enough to nearly melt small sheets of plastic, then would mold the plastic over a form.

    Crusader 101 - A nearly 3 foot long remote control ( wired, of course) model of a red convertible. This was my favorite!

    This was all during the '60s.

    I managed to find all of these on the Web, some for sale.

    What memories!
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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    LEGO and also REVELL kits. Playing with electrics too, little motors, lamps, solenoids.

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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    Big track for me, I'm sure I could think of more but that one jumps out some great memory's of it.
    i could include any old computer from zx80 and home build ones as well.
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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    My mom has a pic of my best Christmas ever. I was 5 and dad was in Viet-Nam. It shows me sitting in one of those giant 60's chairs that look like a giant ball cut in half. I am wearing my new cowboy outfit and holding a giant candy cane. On the floor is a Major Matt Mason space ship, space crawler, space sled, a couple of those Japanese robots that moved and shot guns, and a Captain Action doll. That last item sells for over $900 in the box today.
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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    Though we dreamed of having all the gagets on the store fronts, our parents did not want us to have too much of those as i too darn expensive and had to conserve money for rearing a family of 9.

    My favorite toy was a pelet gun, if this is considered a toy. It shot live rounds and we would place a target, usually a bottle on a wall or a distance and bet on who would hit it. I was never allowed to own one as it was considered too dangerous and cause injuries.

    Next up on a younger level was a tommy gun that lit up when you pressed the trigger and made nosies. when we kids played police and thives, the guys with the police car and the tommy gun would get the top positions.

    double Six shooter with gun and sack and cowboy hat and with caps. loved the smell of the caps when burned. those guns were made of a kind of soft metal. the gun has a opening you would pull open and put your roll of caps in there and fire.

    A double barrel cork gun. loved that to. police cars with sirens and firetrucks were top favorites with everyone when at 5 or so. boats also was on the list.

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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    I think I got the most enjoyment from the Matchbox Cars, and the orange vinyl track that you could race the cars on. Before that ... Lincoln Logs, Legos (when there were only 4 or 5 shapes), and wooden blocks (made in dad's workshop).

    I also had a truck made in dad's machine shop. It's still on the shelf at mom's house. It weighs nearly 2# and is made of 1/8" cold rolled steel. I couldn't have damaged it with a sledgehammer, but broke several other things with the truck. It looks just as good as the day it came home to me.

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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    A miniature steam engine.
    Whatever

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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    ... My first push bike, I believe I was around 4 years old.

    Throw in a model helicopter in later years. I gave it away to the little boy next door to add to his room size model railway layout his father constructed over the years.
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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    Lego and then Matchbox model tank kits which always came with a plastic base to display the model on. I think I must have bought all of them.
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    Re: What were your favorite toys?

    six shooter cap guns
    erector set
    and building model cars so I could attach Estes rocket motors to them.........................

    and my first motorcycle when I was 10.......
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