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Jul 19, 2005, 11:39 AM
 
Wow, I miss this old toy that I just remembered I had this favorite toy of mine when I was a little boy. I am still searching this toy online so I can buy it again.

Here's a picture:


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Jul 19, 2005, 11:45 AM
 
wow, I just found tons of them on eBay!

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Jul 19, 2005, 12:01 PM
 
My favorite from preschool. Working car and people elevators, speedy little ramp. Gas pump. Swinging stop gate. What's not to love?



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Jul 19, 2005, 12:05 PM
 
I read the thread title, and this is what sprung to mind:

     
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Jul 19, 2005, 12:27 PM
 
Anyone remember the Fisher-Price Alpha Probe Space Shuttle? I wish I still had it so I could sample the sounds it made.

     
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Jul 19, 2005, 12:28 PM
 
Oh man, do I ever remember that garage! That was the coolest toy to have...

Originally Posted by saddino
My favorite from preschool. Working car and people elevators, speedy little ramp. Gas pump. Swinging stop gate. What's not to love?

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Jul 19, 2005, 12:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by DarwinX
I read the thread title, and this is what sprung to mind:

That thing was awesome!
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 12:41 PM
 
What were those tiny red cars with the yellow tops on them that almost everyone had? Very tall, but only sat one person.
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 12:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by DarwinX
I read the thread title, and this is what sprung to mind:


didn't the barn doors MOO when you opened them?
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 12:53 PM
 
I have a 1965 Tonka Volkswagen Beetle.
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n
didn't the barn doors MOO when you opened them?
Yes they did.
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 01:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by waxcrash
Anyone remember the Fisher-Price Alpha Probe Space Shuttle? I wish I still had it so I could sample the sounds it made.


Awesome I still have that thing here packed somewhere
Played with it for ages.
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Jul 19, 2005, 01:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n
didn't the barn doors MOO when you opened them?

YEAH! that was awesome!

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Jul 19, 2005, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz
YEAH! that was awesome!

Zach
My best friend's little cousin had one of the originals just the other day...it still mooed!
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 01:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by CreepingDeth
What were those tiny red cars with the yellow tops on them that almost everyone had? Very tall, but only sat one person.
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Jul 19, 2005, 01:59 PM
 


Bwahahahahahahahaha! I loves that thing! Almost everyone had those back in the day.
I was still a Lego man, myself. I always threw away the instructions after I built it and made crazy ****.

Originally Posted by CreepingDeth
Without a doubt, it was Legos for me. I must have had at least 5,000 of those little things when I was a kid. I made all sorts of crazy crap. I think I had a 2 foot long ship and a 5 foot castle. I am not kidding. This thing was about 2 1/2 feet high and 2 feet deep. It was awesome. It took me like a year and a half to finish the whole thing. And my the end I even had alot of mechanical things (motors, etc.) running stuff. Ex: I had a train car that was about a foot off the floor that was powered by a motor moving a couple of legos gears on these long pieces with teeth in them. I even had a bloody elevator with an elaborate pulley system.
I loved those things. I spent hours messing around with them. But when we had to move because we lost our house, we had to sell them. I never got a picture.
Posted that like 8 months ago.
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 02:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh
DUDE, NIIIIIIIIIIIICE! Those were the coolest!
     
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Damn, I played the hell out of that when I was a kid.

In fact, a couple years ago I tracked one down, in mint condition. I had to set it up in my den. Still play it every once in a while.
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Jul 19, 2005, 03:09 PM
 


Remember these?
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 03:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh


Remember these?
Best toy for making your kid a geek. Worked for me

What were they called??? Begins with a C I think.

Anyways, they were the SH!T™
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Jul 19, 2005, 03:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh


Remember these?
I had crap loads of capsella.... Every christmas, and brithday I would get more....

Also do you guys remember Erector Sets?

     
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Jul 19, 2005, 04:11 PM
 
How about Takara's Microman series?

The site above is Takara's current site for the Microman, but remember these from way back in the 80s? I used to have plain ol plastic ones, the die-cast bodies with ball-bearing joints, and, of course, a whole series of Acroyears to go along as the bad guys.

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Jul 19, 2005, 04:17 PM
 
Last but not least, the incredible die-cast robot toys from Japan. There have been a recent series of re-issues of the real things in new colors which puts all plastic toys to shame.

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Jul 19, 2005, 04:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by jcadam
Best toy for making your kid a geek. Worked for me

What were they called??? Begins with a C I think.

Anyways, they were the SH!T™
Haha, no kidding! Capsellas were the bomb diggity as well!
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 11:52 PM
 
When I was about 10, I had this awesome Star Trek Voyager ship toy:



That thing was my most fun toy ever. The nacelles went up and down when you pressed the buttons, and it made noises. It was just so awesome. But then we stripped the screw that held on the battery case, and the underside was really scratched up (the scratches were from me throwing it, making it "fly"). I guess we threw it away, although I don't remember that. I wish I had kept it in the original box, it's worth about $300 now, according to an eBay Store (and they say they sell it at $350 on their site!). But really, those were good times.
     
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Jul 19, 2005, 11:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by waxcrash
Nice! I remember having about fifty of those guys. The one childhood toy I never got (he died before I could ever get him...(

     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:02 AM
 
I loved the super hero figures as a kid. This was porbably my fav. The ring was magnitized opposite of the magnet in superman, so it pushed him away like true kryptonite would.

     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:28 AM
 
Bah...



Yous guys are too old



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Jul 20, 2005, 12:35 AM
 
Man! I just found all my old GoBots! And Transformers! Major retro time.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 12:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by saddino
My favorite from preschool. Working car and people elevators, speedy little ramp. Gas pump. Swinging stop gate. What's not to love?



And the best driver:
Same here man!

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Jul 20, 2005, 01:06 AM
 
Ditto on that rockin' garage saddino. Also LEGO®. Have you checked the prices for Lego lately? I thought I'd sh*t my pants when I saw the price for a single square grey "ground"-plate! I'm dreading having kids now.

Oh, and for all your nostalgic toy needs there's X-entertainment

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Jul 20, 2005, 01:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Zimphire
That was a great one! Got it for my fifth birthday and made a whole load of jumps and ramps out of books.
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 01:21 AM
 
In the UK Gi Joe was initially known as action man. He had bristles instead of paint on hair.

http://www.virtualgaz.co.uk/updateoc...%20bearded.JPG

When GI Joe introduced the swivel arm in 1982 that switched me from Star Wars to them.

http://micronauteskinder.free.fr/jouets/gi-joe.jpg

Big Jim was like Ken but an action hero. His biceps would flex when you bent his arm.

http://micronauteskinder.free.fr/jouets/big-jim.jpg

But my favorites were Japanese robots like Mazinga and Daitan 3.

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Jul 20, 2005, 01:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by CreepingDeth
What were those tiny red cars with the yellow tops on them that almost everyone had? Very tall, but only sat one person.
They still have them now
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:43 AM
 
Did anybody else have Big Loader?



Oh, I had the movie viewer and the action garage too!!
     
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Jul 20, 2005, 02:48 AM
 
Oh, and the Weebles Haunted House!

     
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Originally Posted by Cubeoid
Bah...

I remember that giant vagina.

Originally Posted by RonnieoftheRose
That was a great one! Got it for my fifth birthday and made a whole load of jumps and ramps out of books.
Yes, my fav toy in my pre-school years.
He was the bomb!

I had his dragster and camper too!
     
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Originally Posted by awaspaas
Oh, and the Weebles Haunted House!
I never had that, but the gal next door to me did!

Also the Batman Exploding Bridge! Big hit in the 70s





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Jul 20, 2005, 11:22 AM
 
Most of that was after my childhood. I do remember Lincoln logs and Erector set. Though probably my favorite was my American Flyer train setup that my Dad built.

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Originally Posted by waxcrash
Anyone remember the Fisher-Price Alpha Probe Space Shuttle? I wish I still had it so I could sample the sounds it made.

OMG! I think i still have mine in a box downstairs! AHahHAahah I haven't seen that in forever!
     
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I think most kids our age or in the same range had that toy.
     
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How about this thing? I loved it:

     
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That was after my time.
     
 
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