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ZepSinger
12-20-2008, 10:44 AM
Looking back to your childhood, was there one toy that you loved the most and still remember getting to this day?

I remember well- I got a 'robot' called Robot Commando. It threw balls out of it's arms, missiles out of it's head, it's eyes spun crazily- it was AWESOME. I think I was about 5 or 6 when I got it. If I live to be 100, I'll never forget my buddy Robot Commando:

http://chaoskids.com/ROBOTS/RC/RCbig.jpeg

You guys have a memorable toy from long ago?

Z

J Diddy
12-20-2008, 10:47 AM
I don't celebrate christmas and am offended that you are trying to push your religion on me.




:D

Baby Lee
12-20-2008, 10:48 AM
Not a toy, but my set of 'The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe' books was and is a treasured companion.
Played a lot of Husker Du, which was a memory game long before it was a punk band.

DaFace
12-20-2008, 10:49 AM
Best. Toy. Ever.

https://www28.safesecureweb.com/zwetiwear/productImages/260_1.jpg

2bikemike
12-20-2008, 10:51 AM
This was the start of it all right here. Best present ever. You should have seen the chicks I could score with that bad boy.

Baby Lee
12-20-2008, 10:52 AM
Also, I think we've discussed this before, but I got a ton of mileage out of the Tonka Bronco with replaceable tires, jack, etc.
http://i5.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/24/ef/30b8_1.JPG
Honorable mention to the Evel Kneivel revver cycle and the Green Machine.

Mr. Flopnuts
12-20-2008, 10:52 AM
This.

http://www.playfuls.com/images/upload/articles/super_nintendo_chick.jpg

Sans the chick of course.

QuikSsurfer
12-20-2008, 10:52 AM
http://powet.tv/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/genesis01.jpg

2bikemike
12-20-2008, 10:55 AM
This.

http://www.playfuls.com/images/upload/articles/super_nintendo_chick.jpg

Sans the chick of course.

What a Jip!

Mr. Flopnuts
12-20-2008, 10:55 AM
What a Jip!

Yeah, my parents weren't willing to import. I tried.

lazepoo
12-20-2008, 10:55 AM
Ninja Turtles Sewer Playset or original NES... it's a toss-up.

kc rush
12-20-2008, 10:57 AM
The three that stand out the most to me are:

http://www.geocities.com/starwarstrader_nz/images/1980_toltoys_millenium_falcon.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/14/18233785_0d0048de9a.jpg


http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20080102/Atari_2600.png

QuikSsurfer
12-20-2008, 10:58 AM
Yeah, my parents weren't willing to import. I tried.

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Bane
12-20-2008, 10:58 AM
This was my favorite toy.

2bikemike
12-20-2008, 11:00 AM
Yeah, my parents weren't willing to import. I tried.

I guess I didn't realize she wasn't an American.

Bane
12-20-2008, 11:01 AM
Also, I think we've discussed this before, but I got a ton of mileage out of the Tonka Bronco with replaceable tires, jack, etc.
http://i5.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/24/ef/30b8_1.JPG
Honorable mention to the Evel Kneivel revver cycle and the Green Machine.

WOW! I forgot about that one,I had one as well.:D

Baby Lee
12-20-2008, 11:03 AM
This was my favorite toy.

Had one of those too, as well as the caterpillar and the landmover.

My parents were impressed with the Tonka brand [MoF, they're boxed up in their attic along with the shattered hopes and dreams I gave them].

QuikSsurfer
12-20-2008, 11:10 AM
oh my...
http://usera.imagecave.com/grabello2/batman-toybiz-batmobile-06.JPG
http://batmanytb.com/actionfiguresanddolls/actionfigures/movies/toybiz/vehicles/toybizbatcave.jpg

Phobia
12-20-2008, 11:18 AM
One Christmas I got a Styrofoam boat about 4' long. At one end of the boat is a helicopter landing pad. At the other end are two controls. Up/down, faster/slower. A motor spins a small helicopter suspended by a long, stiff wire around and around. The object is to pick up parcels out of the water and return them to ship landing safely.

This is probably the most cheesy toy of the entire 70's. It took about 42 "D" cell batteries and of course, the moment they were dead buying batteries to replace them became an expensive proposition.

I googled for a picture. Can't remember anything about the actual name so I couldn't find a pic.

luv
12-20-2008, 11:20 AM
The best part was that I opened a present within a present within a present that was under the tree until I got to a small box that had a clue in it. I had to go find the next present, which opened up to another clue, so on and sor forth. The clues were sending me all over the house. Finally, I got a note saying to go look back under the tree. When we got back to the living romm, there was my 10-speed I asked for sitting next to it.

DaFace
12-20-2008, 11:24 AM
The best part was that I opened a present within a present within a present that was under the tree until I got to a small box that had a clue in it. I had to go find the next present, which opened up to another clue, so on and sor forth. The clues were sending me all over the house. Finally, I got a note saying to go look back under the tree. When we got back to the living romm, there was my 10-speed I asked for sitting next to it.

My parents used to do that with bigger presents as well. It was a lot of fun as a kid.

Extra Point
12-20-2008, 11:27 AM
Screaming Mee-Mee rifle with grenade launcher, one each for my bro and me. After a few days, we wondered why we couldn't find the plastic bullets. Duh!

Buehler445
12-20-2008, 11:31 AM
I got a pretty wicked remote control car one year.

Baby Lee
12-20-2008, 11:32 AM
One Christmas I got a Styrofoam boat about 4' long. At one end of the boat is a helicopter landing pad. At the other end are two controls. Up/down, faster/slower. A motor spins a small helicopter suspended by a long, stiff wire around and around. The object is to pick up parcels out of the water and return them to ship landing safely.

This is probably the most cheesy toy of the entire 70's. It took about 42 "D" cell batteries and of course, the moment they were dead buying batteries to replace them became an expensive proposition.

I googled for a picture. Can't remember anything about the actual name so I couldn't find a pic.

That reminds me of the funniest Christmas story, back when those RC mini copters were the rage, a buddy of mine got one for Christmas from his fiance [now wife]. He proceeded to fly it in the back yard, and within five minutes flew it out of range of the controller where it landed in a neighbor's backyard they weren't sure where. Never found the thing.

Mr. Flopnuts
12-20-2008, 11:49 AM
I guess I didn't realize she wasn't an American.

Oh, she probably was. But it wouldn't be reasonable to think my folks would buy me an American girl. That is decidedly unamerican. No, I was hoping they'd import from some country that didn't value human rights like we do. Like, maybe France.

RedNeckRaider
12-20-2008, 11:52 AM
When I was 8 my parents gave me a real leather football. I carried it with me everywhere and played with it to the point of having to tape the ends to keep the intertube inside. It far and away was the coolest gift I ever got for Christmas.

JuicesFlowing
12-20-2008, 11:54 AM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6055/transformerstoyscommk3.jpg

When I was 6 or 7, I got a ton of Transformers toys ... it was great.

Fish
12-20-2008, 12:13 PM
Castle Greyskull. My father had it all set up next to the Christmas tree with various new characters manning the castle here and there. He put in the time to position all the extra parts like the ladder and such too. It was so thoughtful and precise. It was one of this kid moments where you're so happy you can't move for a second....

http://www.timelesstrinkets.com/HeManSheRa/Images/HeManCastleGrayskull.jpg

http://www.retrotrader.com/catalog/images/new027%20106.jpg

eazyb81
12-20-2008, 12:31 PM
Another vote for Castle Greyskull. I was obsessed with He-Man. However, this was a close 2nd for me.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g161/wackywalker/TOYS025.jpg




The grand salami. The most epic Christmas present in the history of Christmas. I woke my family up at 3:30am this Christmas because I was so excited to open my very own NES. I think the controller eventually became attached to my hand.


http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/images/nes-console.jpg

Mr. Flopnuts
12-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Another vote for Castle Greyskull. I was obsessed with He-Man. However, this was a close 2nd for me.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g161/wackywalker/TOYS025.jpg




The grand salami. The most epic Christmas present in the history of Christmas. I woke my family up at 3:30am this Christmas because I was so excited to open my very own NES. I think the controller eventually became attached to my hand.


http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/images/nes-console.jpg



I know we've had our difference of opinions a time or two in the past. But these 2 gifts are the ones I remember the most as well. I'd assume you're a late 20's or early 30's guy. The nintendo was absolutely huge for me. I was 10 years old and had been pumping quarters into video games for 3 years solid. The NES was my first system and I played that bad boy for 14 hours a day over that winter break.

DeezNutz
12-20-2008, 12:46 PM
I'm right there with eazyb81 and Mr. Flopnuts. Those were very valued possessions from my childhood, too.

munkey
12-20-2008, 12:47 PM
This was the shiznit...I had the strato cycle...:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIdGDcWBsoc

Those were the days...

MIAdragon
12-20-2008, 12:47 PM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6055/transformerstoyscommk3.jpg

When I was 6 or 7, I got a ton of Transformers toys ... it was great.

This and they were scattered all over the house and back yard, but THIS one was the best!

http://www.absoluteanime.com/admin/favtoy/favtoy-transformers-jetfire.jpg

munkey
12-20-2008, 12:58 PM
This is actually my most memorable....I remember looking through is bionic eye...lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19wAo3KFSk

I had the lunch box and all...GI Joe with the "kung fu grip" was pretty cool too

Chief Henry
12-20-2008, 01:24 PM
BB Gun...no I didn't shoot my eyes out :)

My first KC Chiefs Stocking cap, I must have been about 11 years old.

TrebMaxx
12-20-2008, 01:26 PM
Christmas of 77, I remember it well.

Agent V
12-20-2008, 01:28 PM
Nintendo 64 with Mario 64, Cruisn' USA and Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey. Changed my life forever.

blueballs
12-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Christmas was about socks and underwear
hand me down Under Dog Underroos

Skip Towne
12-20-2008, 02:19 PM
I'm sure it was my first bicycle. It set me free. I got to see what the other side of town looked like.

ChiefJustice
12-20-2008, 02:29 PM
I had the dump cart too.I never could really get it programmed right.


http://www.handheldmuseum.com/MB/MB-BigTrakGrey.jpg

Iowanian
12-20-2008, 02:33 PM
One of the "lean years", as a side job, my dad taught adult "man classes"....welding, plumbing, construction, farming type stuff.

He made me a box of "lincoln logs" out of scrap wood from other projects. I really liked it at the time (5 years old) but I really, really appreciate it now. I wish I still had them. I think he made as a little picnic table that year too.

I'm fairly certain that is the same year I got my Crossman pump air rifle.

Iowanian
12-20-2008, 02:36 PM
Also, I think we've discussed this before, but I got a ton of mileage out of the Tonka Bronco with replaceable tires, jack, etc.
http://i5.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/24/ef/30b8_1.JPG
Honorable mention to the Evel Kneivel revver cycle and the Green Machine.


I had that same truck. Loved it. twist off nuts and switchable tires were the key to that being cool for me.


We spent countless hours in the sand tire with toy tractors, wagons and the handme-down tonka trucks....and killed more green army men than Normandy.

Smed1065
12-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Christmas of 77, I remember it well.

So there was more than 1 of those.............

ChiefJustice
12-20-2008, 02:39 PM
I'm sure it was my first bicycle. It set me free. I got to see what the other side of town looked like.

http://www.fashion-era.com/images/SocialHistory/davidpf.jpg



Skip was the happiest boy on Earth that Christmas morn.

Baconeater
12-20-2008, 02:58 PM
http://news.cnet.com/i/bto/20080102/Atari_2600.png
This.

Stewie
12-20-2008, 03:01 PM
A Johnny Express remote control truck. It was awesome.

http://www.homationsystems.com/deluxe/art/6130a.jpg

KcMizzou
12-20-2008, 03:30 PM
NES with Super Mario Bros / Dunk Hunt.

Taco John
12-20-2008, 03:33 PM
A block of wood with a nail in it...

http://www.nationmaster.com/wikimir/images/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Nail_in_a_block_of_wood.jpg/200px-Nail_in_a_block_of_wood.jpg

I'll never forget the countless hours of imaginative fun I had with that old thing...

dred
12-20-2008, 03:51 PM
One of my alltime fav's...

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd251/Version_3/Eveltoy.jpg

Mr. Flopnuts
12-20-2008, 03:53 PM
A block of wood with a nail in it...

http://www.nationmaster.com/wikimir/images/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/93/Nail_in_a_block_of_wood.jpg/200px-Nail_in_a_block_of_wood.jpg

I'll never forget the countless hours of imaginative fun I had with that old thing...

Growing up my pops always told me he was gonna get me a stick and a string.

Big Chief Homer
12-20-2008, 03:56 PM
these are my 2 all time favorites.

Buck
12-20-2008, 05:08 PM
I cant decide which one was better...

http://www.games4gamersonline.com/catalog/images/n64_regular.jpg
Got that when I was maybe 10

OR

http://media.teamxbox.com/faq/xbox.jpg
Got that when I was 15

Ebolapox
12-20-2008, 05:14 PM
This.

http://www.playfuls.com/images/upload/articles/super_nintendo_chick.jpg

Sans the chick of course.

just call me link, cause I'm going to TOWN on that shit!