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Chitter Chatter => General Discussion => Topic started by: Scatter on January 23, 2009, 11:05:33 PM

Title: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 23, 2009, 11:05:33 PM
As an addendum to the thread about the hazardous toys, what were simply some of your favorite toys growing up??

Here was one of mine.

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Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: ChattyLMS on January 23, 2009, 11:40:53 PM
AWW Scatter, the YouTube isn't showing up.  What is it?
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wich2 on January 23, 2009, 11:53:29 PM
Original GI Joe (especially Deep Sea Diver & Mercury Capsule.)

Captain Action.

Thingmaker.

Viewmaster Projector.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Street Worm on January 23, 2009, 11:57:26 PM
Some of my favorites-

Monsters:
-Aurora Monster Models
-Pop-Top Horrors
-Marx Universal Monsters
-Palmer Monsters
-Remco Addams Family & Munsters Dashboard Dolls

RCs:
-Robot Commando
-Great Garloo

Action Figures:
-Captain Action (& Dr. Evil)
-Best Of the West

Spy & War Toys:
-Agent Zero M
-Secret Sam
-Topper's One Man Army
-Remco's Monkey Division

& Rat Fink  :P
makes up the short list~  ;)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2009, 10:30:28 AM
YouTube isn't showing up.  What is it?


The embed is diabled. Click this link:
http://tinyurl.com/beubnv (http://tinyurl.com/beubnv)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2009, 11:09:23 AM
Original GI Joe (especially Deep Sea Diver & Mercury Capsule.)

Captain Action.

Thingmaker.

Viewmaster Projector.

Wow, Craig and I had similar childhoods!!  :D

His list and mine are very similar. I would just add drawing pads, coloring books, comic books, model kits, and any Banana Splits items!

Mike
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: CreepysFan on January 24, 2009, 12:13:21 PM
My favorite toys growing-up (In no certain order) were:
           
My Marx dinosaurs
     
Planet of the Apes action figures
       
Tormenting my younger brother
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on January 24, 2009, 12:18:13 PM
My favorite toys were the Marx playsets like the Civil War,Cape Canaverial,Fort Apache,etc.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wich2 on January 24, 2009, 12:32:20 PM
Mike-

"add drawing pads,"

check...

"coloring books,"

check...

"comic books,"

check...

"model kits,'

check...

"and any Banana Splits items!"

yick!

-Craig
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2009, 12:47:56 PM
Mike-
"and any Banana Splits items!"

yick!

-Craig


And what, pray tell Mr. Wichman is wrong with the Splits??? ;D

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/BananaSplits.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Gasport on January 24, 2009, 12:53:08 PM
I hear the Banana Splits didn't play their own instruments.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: tat2ist on January 24, 2009, 12:57:39 PM
Evel Kneivel for sure!!, and I really lilked this set of Shaker Maker, Hairy Bunch!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5sgYJBz2fY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5sgYJBz2fY)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: spidertick on January 24, 2009, 02:21:32 PM
Ahh.. childhood toys. Thatís why I collect toys to this day.

Adventure Team GI Joe
Big Jim
Micronauts
Shogun Warriors
Mego superheros
SSP cars
TTP-like SSP, but they used air to power the vehicles

Here's a pic with some of my Jim's and TTP vehicles in the middle left corner (bionic woman and man)


(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/TheTick06/PDR_0114.jpg)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: packy120353 on January 24, 2009, 02:43:29 PM
First memory of toys I liked is a rubber jointed alligator and a space ship bank - probably 56-57. Then a cowboy gun Fanner 50, Fighting Lady Battleship, armymen, jungle animals, especially liked rubber knives/bayonets, anything to "play army" outside. Dad provided us with tons of leftover Korean War real stuff - helmet, canteen, ammo box etc. - even a gas mask! Eventual and still champion favorite is MARX Prehistoric Playset.  Models - fighter planes, tanks and Monsters, rubber spiders, comics and so on. Around 1967 I discovered guitar then drifted away from toys, rats ! Missed alot of good stuff!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: avenger on January 24, 2009, 05:27:51 PM
Some great toys in your collection,Spidertick ! Packy,your list brought back some great memories to me !!!!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2009, 05:36:20 PM
I hear the Banana Splits didn't play their own instruments.

No, that was the Monkees.  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 25, 2009, 12:22:15 AM
Creepy Crawlers & Fright Factory (Thingmaker set).
MPC & Palmer Monsters (which I wish I still had).
60's G.I. Joes & the Johnny West bunch (yes, I transformed some of them into monsters).
Mighty Kong (lost many, many years ago).
Son of Garloo.
All Dinosaur figures.
Drawing stuff.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: tat2ist on January 25, 2009, 11:45:36 AM
oh yes... the Marx Prehistoric Playset... that was one of my favorites too.

Dave V
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Jim Bertges on January 25, 2009, 02:29:45 PM
I was very much into building sets, Lincoln Logs, American Bricks and especially the Kenner Girder and Panel sets. Then there were the plastic Army men and model kits and once I got my hands on an Aurora Frankenstein I was completely hooked on monsters.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: BaronLatos35 on January 25, 2009, 07:38:50 PM
Off the top of my head:

Soldiers
Mighty Men and Monster Maker
Remco Monsters
Shogun Warriors
Star Wars/G.I. Joe
Anything else monster related
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: tat2ist on January 26, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
ah yes... Mighty men and monster maker!!! My best friend had the same birthday as I did, (even the same year), and he had a daytime party, and got the mm&mm, I was so jealous, it was all I :"really" wanted!. We played with it for an hour or so, then that night, at my party, I opened mine!!!!! Never forget it.!!!

Dave V
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Roback on January 26, 2009, 10:07:54 AM
Nice collection you've got there Spidertick. It's always fun looking through set ups like that looking for stuff you played with as a kid. These two below are amongst my very favorites.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/vertibirdrescueshipandbox.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/GIJoejeepbox.jpg)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: mike c on January 26, 2009, 10:18:44 AM
Oh man, Vertibird! Had a few variations on that theme growing up.
Also, the Colorforms Aliens occupied a lot of my early childhood adventures.
But the Mego Mad Monsters, an Aurora Pterodactyl (the head spun around!) and GI Joe tended to be the main characters in my playtime.
I also played with the earlier glow Aurora monsters as if they were action figures. I used to bring the Wolf Man or Mummy glow kit (minus the bases, of course) to bed, and lay there just staring at the hands and faces up close, dim green in the dark. (Yes, I fell asleep staring at glowing monsters; slept like a baby!).

Mike C.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 26, 2009, 01:12:33 PM
My favorite toys growing-up (In no certain order) were:
           
My Marx dinosaurs
     
Planet of the Apes action figures
       
Tormenting my younger brother

As the youngest of 3 boys.........I resent the last "toy" on your list  ;D
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: mike c on January 26, 2009, 04:52:39 PM
As the youngest of 3 boys.........I resent the last "toy" on your list  ;D

Exactly! I'm the youngest of 5 boys, so I resent it too, haha!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: tat2ist on January 26, 2009, 05:03:25 PM
MAN!!!! Vertibird!!!! definitely up there on my list. See I can't make a list without the help of you guys.

dave V
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: raycastile on January 26, 2009, 08:32:23 PM
AHIs, AHIs, AHIs!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Roback on January 26, 2009, 08:45:24 PM
Look familiar? I still have these from my childhood.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/handhelds.jpg)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Illoman on January 26, 2009, 08:59:17 PM
Robert, I still have that Battlestar Galactica game, and it still works!!! One nine volt battery is all it needs.

Very cool to see it here!

Mike
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: michblk on January 26, 2009, 10:06:11 PM
Robert, I had the football and basketball game.  Seems so stone age compared to what the kids have today... lol

BK
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: BaronLatos35 on January 26, 2009, 10:12:18 PM
The Coleco and Mattel Football games rarely left my hands back then! Great pics...
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Street Worm on January 27, 2009, 07:51:55 AM
Any one else have this Remco Frogman (http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?AuctionItemID=45965)?

Pretty cool toy-
Predated GI Joe by a few & really worked in the water!
(Pretty big, too)

Mine got away from me in Sheep Pond  (Cape Cod)
probably still there on the bottom some where........  :(
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: ChrisW on January 27, 2009, 08:32:53 PM
King Zor
Match Box/Hot Wheels
Marx army men, and the larger scale Marx figures, any type - army, cave men, weird-oh, monster...
Board games, especially the MB American Heritage battle games like Dogfight, Broadside, etc.
Snorkels, flippers and masks
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: packy120353 on January 27, 2009, 08:43:32 PM
Aww Dogfight with those little plastic Spads and Fokkers! Coolest game ever except Bean Bag Buccaneers!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 27, 2009, 10:41:10 PM
Look familiar? I still have these from my childhood.


([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/handhelds.jpg[/url])


I think I had ALL of these !! Sadly, a rather unsettled childhood prevented me from keeping all these cool things.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scary Terry on January 27, 2009, 11:27:07 PM
Aww Dogfight with those little plastic Spads and Fokkers! Coolest game ever except Bean Bag Buccaneers!

BEAN BAG BUCCANEERS!  Yeah!  You just triggered a memory of a VERY cool toy.  My aunt owned a gift shop and had one of these on sale there forever.  I desperately wanted it, but as I recall it was a bit pricey.  But I'd moon over it every time we'd go there.  Eventually it ended up as a gift (birthday? Christmas? I can't recall) from my folks.  Hope my aunt gave 'em a discount.....

Ooh -- just looked this up -- retailed for $16.00 new in '62.  Ouch!  That would have bought a lot of model kits or comic books back then.  Makes me appreciate my folks even more.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: CreepysFan on January 28, 2009, 01:23:22 AM
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
             
Lincoln Logs
               
Blow mold dinosaurs
         
Dr.Zaius Bank (used as a Lawgiver statue for Planet of the Apes figures)
           
Captain Kirk figure
               
Model kits
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: MDG on January 28, 2009, 08:25:49 AM
Hot Wheels

Plastic dinosaurs

Spy toys: The James Bond and Man from UNCLE briefcases, Agent Zero M

Captain Action
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Jscareshock on January 28, 2009, 09:26:46 AM
The Palmer and MPC monster figures.  They worked so well fighting the army men from my Marx playsets.  And that It figure made for many wonderful adventures with my spacemen.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Roback on January 28, 2009, 07:36:34 PM
More of mine. I couldn't resist. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/Whizzertop.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/wizzzerMatteljpgjpg.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/IdealBattlingTops.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/RemcoMummyboxjpg.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/SizzlerChopcycles.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/Ghost-Gun.jpg)

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scary Terry on January 28, 2009, 09:54:57 PM
I still have my original Battling Tops game (no box, though).  I have many fond memories of playing that with my dad and brothers.  Great to see that pic of the box.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 28, 2009, 09:56:32 PM
Man, I LOVED Whizzer and Battling Tops!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: raycastile on January 29, 2009, 12:19:02 AM
I haven't thought of Wizzer in ages.  And I love that Ghost Gun.  Is that really yours?  I had hours of fun playing in a dark closet with my Ghost Gun.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Roback on January 29, 2009, 09:44:36 AM
Everything that I post is mine minus the actual box for the ghost gun. I've been looking for a box for one of these badboys for years.



( my childhood Wacky Packages )
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/wackycardstacks.jpg)


( I can remember playing with this Lost In Space Robot for hours. Naturally only one is mine, loose at that.)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/LostinSpaceRobotvariations.jpg)

( Found this badboy down my parents basement )
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/BasementfindEagle.jpg)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Jscareshock on January 29, 2009, 10:38:06 AM
I've taken a wizzer more than once.  Seriously, battling tops rocked!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: monsterphile on January 29, 2009, 12:09:19 PM
( Found this badboy down my parents basement )





([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/BasementfindEagle.jpg[/url])


Oh, so that's where I left it.    I'll pick it up next week Robert.  Ok, so it's NOT mine, but if it were, I'd be sure to hold it rightside-up.  lol

The only Eagle that I had was one of those little ones by (Dinky?).  Like most of my old toys, long gone.  :-(

Rob
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: monsterphile on January 29, 2009, 12:17:09 PM
This thread has been been pure torture for me as most of my toys my parents sold at yard sales years ago.  I had Ricochet Racers, a Ghost Gun, Hugo-Man of 100 Faces, Megos (Planet of the Apes, Wolf Man, and superheroes including a Bat Man with removable cowl).  I miss my Six Million Dollar Man and my GI Joes.  The only stuff that I have left off the top of head are some Auroras monsters and dinosaurs in need of repair and repainting (someday) and an old Fisher-Price schoolbus that was mine from when I was very young.  Thanks mom, that's what you saved from the yard sale?  Oh, my brother and I each had a Colorforms alien Colossus Rex that we used to take to the pool.  Gone, gone, gone....sniff...

Rob
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: CreepysFan on January 29, 2009, 03:46:23 PM
 monsterphile my heart fully and truly goes out to you, for the same thing happened with me.  Just when you think you can trust your parents, in plunges the knife.  To quote the Bundy family "THANKS MOM".  My empty wallet would also like to give a big thanks to parenthood.  Childhood: Priceless.  Recapturing childhood: $$$$$$$$$.   :'(
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 29, 2009, 04:19:52 PM
I've taken a wizzer more than once.  Seriously, battling tops rocked!

I always wondered why they called it TAKING a whiz when you're really not taking anything. You're actually leaving something behind.

In the interests of accuracy, I propose that we begin the arduous process of changing the vernacular to "I've gotta LEAVE a whiz".
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: BaronLatos35 on January 29, 2009, 09:21:17 PM
Ghost Gun!  I remember hours playing with it in the dark...
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: tat2ist on January 30, 2009, 12:09:47 PM
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_2kjisMm3M9Y/R1JQNyEF-dI/AAAAAAAACF0/iZGOLgiR_HM/s400/smashup76.jpg)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2009, 07:26:46 PM
([url]http://bp0.blogger.com/_2kjisMm3M9Y/R1JQNyEF-dI/AAAAAAAACF0/iZGOLgiR_HM/s400/smashup76.jpg[/url])


I had this one too.........great stuff!!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on December 30, 2013, 11:26:05 PM
I limited my selections to only those toys I either had or really coveted but never managed to obtain as a kid. Accordingly I had to reject a lot of very cool toys from that era simply because I just don't remember even being aware of them at the time, e.g. Ideal King Zor, Kenner Give-A-Show Projector, MPC Pop-Tops, Ideal Godzilla Board Game, Hamilton's Invaders, MPC Horror House Target Set, Ideal Haunted House, Marx Prehistoric Times Playset....

Here then in rough order is my final list:

MY FIFTEEN FAVOURITE TOYS FROM MY CHILDHOOD YEARS

1. Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/4562075255_671eaa206b_b.jpg)

2. Monogram 330P/LM Ferrari 1/32 Scale Slot Car Kit

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AFerrari.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AFerrariinterior.jpg)

3. Aurora Bride of Frankenstein Model Kit

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/JCbridefranknstnMIBA_lg.jpg)

4. Lionel HO Electric Train Set with Launching Helicopter and Bobbing Head Giraffe Cars

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/lionelho0319-Y1A_zpsc71bb0a4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/17-09-2013101924PM_zps3e2349dd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/17-09-2013101930PM_zps3b9dfd47.jpg)

5. Revell Rat Fink Model Kit

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/RevellratFink_zps656ab25d.jpg)

6. Duncan Imperial Spin Top

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ADuncan1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/DuncanCounter_zps5975a079.jpg)

7. Marx Three Keys to Treasure Bagatelle

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/ThreeKeys_zps3128a502.jpg)

8. Hasbro Marble Maze

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 2/MarbleMaze.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 2/MarbleMazeGame2.jpg)

9. Kenner Rocky & Bullwinkle Presto Sparkle Paint Set

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/RockyBullwinklePresto2.jpg)

10. Parker Bros. Monopoly Game

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/Monopoly_zpsb0f90b76.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/Monopolyd_zps9198ca42.jpg)

11. Cox Spitfire

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/CoxSpitfire_zpsb219cdd5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 2/Plane.jpg)

12. Topper Johnny Seven O.M.A.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7a/6d/af/7a6daf1eabacb61074cd3bbffff1aec6--fps-mmo-s-toys.jpg)

13. Mattel Creepy Crawlers Thingmaker

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/CreepyCrawlers.jpg)

14. Milton Bradley The Deputy Game

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/TheDeputyGame3_zpsa95eb045.jpg)

15. Coleco Power Play Hockey Game

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/ColecoGame_zpsb4a6bf94.jpg)

Honourable mention goes to two items that didn't make my list because I wasn't sure they could be properly classified as toys:

Standard Plastics Creature-Wolfman Monster Wallet

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/walletdz9.jpg)

Peacock Crayons

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Peacock_40.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General Album 3/PeacockCrayons_zps61e7823e.jpg)

Peacock Crayons were produced by the Canada Crayon Company and were the dominant brand of crayons in my neck of the woods. The window cutout was eliminated from Peacock Crayon boxes circa 1961. These crayons of course needed the accompaniment of colouring books. I remember admiring Shari Lewis and Deputy Dawg colouring books at the News Depot in downtown London but I can't say for sure whether these were colouring books I actually had.

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: jimm on December 31, 2013, 12:27:42 AM
SSPs, both demo derby and not were heavily enjoyed in our crew, might have 1 or 2 floating about the garage still! I enjoyed the micronaut line also...
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: horrorhunter on December 31, 2013, 04:31:22 PM
Haunted Hulk
Creepy Crawlers
Fright Factory
Hamilton's Invaders Playset from Sears
Marx Prehistoric Times Playset #3394 w/ the four mountain/terrain pieces
MPC Dinosaurs, Unbreakable Weird Monsters, & Pop-Top Horrors
Marx Universal Monsters & Nutty Madds
Palmer Monsters
MPC King Kong Playset
Strange Change Machine The Lost World
Captain Action & G. I. Joe
Hot Wheels

When I started collecting a few years ago I decided to focus on monster/dinosaur related items. I would rather have a good monster collection than several mediocre collections of different types. If I were wealthy I'd have houses full of everything, but I'm not. So, it's monsters only for me.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: jimm on December 31, 2013, 08:22:22 PM
You had all those growing up? Coolio...
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2013, 08:41:08 PM
You had all those growing up? Coolio....

I agree. His list is awesome!

 :)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: The Batman on December 31, 2013, 09:06:50 PM
Frankenstein model kit - since my parents noticed I watch horror and sci fi movies and ignored
sports on TV. (Why WATCH someone play a sport when YOU can GET OUT there and play one????)
Major Matt Mason, space station, space crawler, Calypso and accessories
Lincoln Logs
Fort Apache with figures, horses, cannons, etc.
Erector sets that kept growing
My Dad's HO scale set up in our NY basement with smoke, lights, tunnels, etc.
Full size pool table and ping pong table in our NY basement.
Lego and more and more Lego and Lego, with extra Lego added
Creeple People (like Creepy Crawlers)
The Strange Change machine
Lost in Space stuff
piles of comic books which I would trade with other kids year round
Kooky Spooky Tree (NOW THAT's a GREAT TRIVIA QUESION!!!)
I will think of many more once I post this...
Thanks for sparking these memories back into my helmet tonight.


Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: horrorhunter on January 01, 2014, 05:15:58 PM
You had all those growing up? Coolio...
Thanks jimm and Hepcat. My parents were very good to me. I've managed to replace everything except for the MPC King Kong Playset (and except for the Captain Action, G.I.Joe, & Hot Wheel stuff which aren't monster related). I've also managed to go way beyond what I had as a kid. For example, I had one Marx Prehistoric Times playset as a kid, now I have over two dozen dinosaur playsets. I had a few Famous Monsters as a kid, now I have the whole run as well as 3,000 monster mags. By narrowing my collection criteria to monster/dino related, I've been able to focus on my favorite things and not spend money on things I don't care as much about. I'm not being critical of anyone wanting to collect a broad range of things. For me I just prefer to specialize. To each his/her own.  :)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2017, 01:44:17 PM
Just when you think you can trust your parents, in plunges the knife.  To quote the Bundy family "THANKS MOM".  My empty wallet would also like to give a big thanks to parenthood.  Childhood: Priceless.  Recapturing childhood: $$$$$$$$$.   :'(

Very sadly too true.

 :(
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2017, 01:46:33 PM
The only stuff that I have left off the top of head are some Auroras monsters and dinosaurs in need of repair and repainting (someday) and an old Fisher-Price schoolbus that was mine from when I was very young.  Thanks mom, that's what you saved from the yard sale?

 :o

Mothers are strange....

 :-\

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 14, 2017, 01:06:22 PM
I don't recall adding to this thread. So.....here is my list of favorite toys. Past and present.

Number one- MEGO KISS dolls, released in 1978/1979
2. Mattel's The Bionic Man
3. A.H.I.-Frankenstein's Monster and Dracula
4. G.I. Joe with Kung Fu grip
5. Toy Biz Batman, Joker, Batcave and vehicles
6. Medicon-Phantom of the Paradise
7. Movie Maniacs series.

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: long live kong on October 14, 2017, 01:17:19 PM
My favourite childhood toys, with a distinctive 80s vibe!....

Star Wars
Ghostbusters
Supernaturals
Thundercats
Visionaries
Battlebeasts
He-man
M.U.S.C.L.E men
Bravestar
Dino-riders
Dungeons and dragons
Sectaurs
Mad-balls
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on October 14, 2017, 05:53:35 PM
Any one else have this Remco Frogman ([url]http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?AuctionItemID=45965[/url])?

Pretty cool toy-
Predated GI Joe by a few & really worked in the water!
(Pretty big, too)

Mine got away from me in Sheep Pond  (Cape Cod)
probably still there on the bottom some where........  :(


Pretty cool story now, but it must have been a bit heart wrenching then.

 :o
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Lazarus on October 14, 2017, 06:47:55 PM
As far as monsters are concerned, I got a TON of mileage out of the Burger King Universal Monsters toys.  My major toy years were the 90's so I had all kinds of fun stuff like Street Sharks, Primal Rage (Which was a AWESOME Dinosaur fighting game I wish they would make a new installment of), Mighty Max (often featuring monsters) and other fun stuff.  Good times, and fun toys.  I REALLY wanted to collect the Skeleton Warriors toy line, but my mom thought they were a little too intense at the time.  I did get some of the Mummies Alive toys (Which was essentially Thundercats but with human mummies) and things like Gargoyles.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 15, 2017, 03:14:37 AM
As far as monsters are concerned, I got a TON of mileage out of the Burger King Universal Monsters toys.  My major toy years were the 90's so I had all kinds of fun stuff like Street Sharks, Primal Rage (Which was a AWESOME Dinosaur fighting game I wish they would make a new installment of), Mighty Max (often featuring monsters) and other fun stuff.  Good times, and fun toys.  I REALLY wanted to collect the Skeleton Warriors toy line, but my mom thought they were a little too intense at the time.  I did get some of the Mummies Alive toys (Which was essentially Thundercats but with human mummies) and things like Gargoyles.

 :D
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: charp13 on October 23, 2017, 09:42:05 PM
Ooooh, sweet lordy- I played with my Munsters paper dolls for hours on end!  I never ever got tired of changing their outfits, and parading them back and forth. The flimsy tabs broke off, but I held their clothes on with all my might.  I loved those things so much! 
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on October 25, 2017, 09:49:53 PM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/83166000/jpg/_83166072_windupad_cut.jpg)

Still.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on October 25, 2017, 09:53:50 PM
(https://hobbydb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/processed_uploads/catalog_item_photo/catalog_item_photo/image/283300/Stunt_Action_Set_Model_Vehicle_Sets_8a826c50-c048-4e2a-b66d-53ec0798201b_medium.jpg)

Ah... vintage Hot Wheels track.  With the clamp for the table.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on November 05, 2017, 04:43:49 PM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/83166000/jpg/_83166072_windupad_cut.jpg)

Still.

Me too! Got the Evel, still hunting for the bike and launcher in good shape but affordable. Also, Ricochet Racer and all the old GITD Auroras.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on November 05, 2017, 07:57:44 PM
My buddy Jimmy had the Bicentennial Ricochet Racers.  We played for hours in his basement where his dad had remodeled as an old Wild West saloon.  I felt like we were on the set of Gunsmoke. 

I loved the Aurora models.  The horror figures and the snap together prehistoric models.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on November 05, 2017, 10:50:19 PM
I had the Bicentennial edition too. Had a ball with that thing.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on November 05, 2017, 11:55:08 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_qblfvh1XSakj-EHso9FUS9xSsDySXb3vVcfYgywrf0PdwfB1)

2 loves:  Speed Racer and slot car racing.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Doh! on November 06, 2017, 02:03:24 AM
I also had that Evel Knievel motorcycle!

My main collection was the Marx Johnny West line: I had Johnny, Sam Cobra, Geronimo, and Jay West. Also collected some Megos, mainly DC heroes: Batman & Robin, Superman, Aquaman. I think I had a Joker, too. Probably tossed them all after the rubber bands broke on the inside of the figures.

Had my share of Hot Wheels and Corgis, too: Batmobile, James Bond's Aston Martin, Monkeemobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Good times!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on November 06, 2017, 09:30:05 AM
2 loves:  Speed Racer and slot car racing.


When it comes to the slot cars, are you referring to just HO scale or did you have the bigger 1/32 or 1/24 scale cars?

(http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_07_2009/post-700-1247258435.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AAMT1.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AAMT2.jpg)

If the latter, did you just run them on a home track?

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/Yossarian7/11/GreenLantern042-10_zpsxj5u8jvv.jpg)

Or did you also run your cars on a really large track at a commercial slot car raceway?

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/dgersh/Print/JeunesetContestationpiste.jpg)

(http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_11_2011/post-4-0-62488400-1321658687.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on November 07, 2017, 11:32:35 AM
When it comes to the slot cars, are you referring to just HO scale or did you have the bigger 1/32 or 1/24 scale cars?

([url]http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_07_2009/post-700-1247258435.jpg[/url])

([url]https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AAMT1.jpg[/url])

([url]https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AAMT2.jpg[/url])

If the latter, did you just run them on a home track?

([url]https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u565/Yossarian7/11/GreenLantern042-10_zpsxj5u8jvv.jpg[/url])

Or did you also run your cars on a really large track at a commercial slot car raceway?

([url]https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/dgersh/Print/JeunesetContestationpiste.jpg[/url])

([url]http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_11_2011/post-4-0-62488400-1321658687.jpg[/url])

 ???


Hep, I just owned the HO scale as a kid.  Thatís the extent of it.  Iíve raced the bigger cars at commercial tracks.  There was one on the boardwalk I played as a kid.  Never had the space for a big track.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on November 07, 2017, 08:31:06 PM
When I was around 4 or 5 years old we lived next door to a kid with a killer HO scale track in his basement. Loved the track. Couldnít stand the kid. I made nice just to keep access to that gorgeous  setup. Im a race whore.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on November 08, 2017, 12:08:07 PM
When I was around 4 or 5 years old we lived next door to a kid with a killer HO scale track in his basement. Loved the track.

Aurora AFX or Tyco?

 ???
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wolfman on November 08, 2017, 02:18:36 PM
Either Marx Civil War play set or Warriors of the World.

JP
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on November 08, 2017, 07:33:21 PM
Aurora AFX or Tyco?

 ???
Ah, I was too young to know, and Iím now too old to remember. I just remember lusting over it!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: long live kong on November 09, 2017, 06:16:27 AM
When I was around 4 or 5 years old we lived next door to a kid with a killer HO scale track in his basement. Loved the track. Couldnít stand the kid. I made nice just to keep access to that gorgeous  setup. Im a race whore.

I had a hateful spoilt neighbour too. Whenever a latest toy fad came out he'd already had it, broken it and tossed it away!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Scatter on November 09, 2017, 05:46:36 PM
I had a hateful spoilt neighbour too. Whenever a latest toy fad came out he'd already had it, broken it and tossed it away!

Yeah, I remember this kid the same way. Show-offy. But I lacked the moral fiber to reject him when his basement was so filled with wonders!!
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wolfman66 on November 25, 2017, 11:23:24 PM
I had bunch of Fav toys growing up in the 70's and just to name a few Kenner Stretch Armstrong and Marx Dinosaur Playset.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2017, 10:12:47 AM
I limited my selections to only those toys I either had or really coveted but never managed to obtain as a kid. Accordingly I had to reject a lot of very cool toys from that era simply because I just don't remember even being aware of them at the time, e.g. Ideal King Zor, Kenner Give-A-Show Projector, MPC Pop-Tops, Ideal Godzilla Board Game, Hamilton's Invaders, MPC Horror House Target Set, Ideal Haunted House, Marx Prehistoric Times Playset....

Here then in rough order is my final list:

MY FIFTEEN FAVOURITE TOYS FROM MY CHILDHOOD YEARS


Agggghhhh! I can't believe I forgot to put the classic wooden with metal wheels Nash skateboard I had as a kid on my list! It was very much like this one:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ANash.jpg)

 :o

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Sean on December 03, 2017, 05:29:55 PM
Tudor Electric Football
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on December 29, 2017, 04:00:32 PM
I played the Eagle Canadian Football game at a friend's in 1963(?):

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Eagle-EF-1963-iW_zpspczxqos7.jpg)

I quickly learned that the back fielders were stronger players and could be used to turn aside the weaker linemen and thus cut a path down the field for the ball carrier. When I encountered the game again at another buddy's place in 1968(?) I absolutely destroyed him as a result!

Eagle was acquired by Coleco in 1968 and was soon producing a couple of Canadian electric football games that were far more sophisticated in appearance:

Coleco 1970 Grey Cup

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/c2adb2b5-ad5b-44f5-9fe7-d28b4862eca3_zps0u7d0ejx.jpg)

Coleco 1972 Canadian Awards

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Coleco%20Canadian_zpsvevt9ykr.jpg)

By this time Munro had also gotten into the action with this game based on Canadian rules:

Munro 1971 Vibra-Action Canadian Football

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Munro_zpsxveypxfg.jpg)

I'd love to add a nice specimen of any of these sets to my game collection.

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Doh! on December 30, 2017, 03:21:45 AM
My brother and I had the hockey version with the metal players. It might have been this one:

(http://hockeygods.com/system/gallery_images/9914/normal.png?1357601667)

Funny story: when we were kids, we had bunk beds and even though I'm younger, my brother wanted the top bunk. Right before going to bed one night, we played the hockey game -- and left it out. In the middle of the night, I heard a CRASH! My brother had somehow fallen out of the top bunk (didn't use the railing) and landed right on top of the hockey game! He bent the players, and snapped the masonite playing surface in half.

Idiot.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Lunkenstein on December 30, 2017, 09:16:52 AM
Wow, Doh. I had a friend who had that hockey game. We used to play it around '72 / '73. It was a blast and we really got into it. I remember working so hard flipping those players. Hadn't thought about that in a long time. Too bad your brother fell on yours, lol.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wolfman on December 30, 2017, 10:31:41 AM
Had that game too. Hours and hours of fun playing it. Was the company that made it called Calico?

JP
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on December 30, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
My brother and I had the hockey version with the metal players.

While the Canadian Football game that Eagle produced in 1962-63 looks like it may well have been stamped from the same mold as Eagle's Hockey games, the operating technology was completely different. The Football game was electrically operated. The board vibrated in response to the electric current which induced the plastic players to move forward. Little plastic prongs poked downward and out from the players' bases and prevented the players from moving in any direction but forward in response to the vibrations of the board. But there was no way to control the players' movements once they were set up and the electrical switch was turned to "on".

Too bad your brother fell on yours, lol.

No problem. These games were so popular in Canada that they're widely collected these days. In fact there are dealers specializing in nothing but the Eagle/Coleco and Munro tabletop hockey games. Therefore replacing the model one had as a kid with a near identical one isn't all that difficult. Maybe expensive, but not difficult.

 ;)

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Doh! on December 31, 2017, 03:51:56 AM
Hmm... it might be fun to track down one of those old hockey games! I'm pretty sure the photo I posted is the exact brand of the one we had: of all things, the background crowd gave me deja vu. And I remember as a kid being disappointed that they repeated the same painting on both sides of the game rather than creating a full, 360 image.

Neighbors had one of the vibrating football ones. Loud as hell as I recall.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2017, 09:38:27 AM
The game from which your picture was taken was definitely made by Eagle/Coleco since NHL uniforms are reproduced:

Quote from: Oldtime Games
Eagle's games had the official endorsement of the NHL and could replicate exactly the uniforms of its teams.


Since it has metal players it had to be from no later than 1971:

Quote from: Oldtime Games
In 1971, safety concerns forced a switch to plastic men with self-adhesive team labels that customers applied themselves.


But "safety concerns"? What/how? More likely it was just a case of Coleco and Munro cheapening out and attempting to save a few pennies in manufacturing costs.

The plastic sticks though indicate to me that your game was probably produced later rather than earlier in the sixties.

Did your game feature the Montreal Canadiens in their red jerseys and the Toronto Maple Leafs in their blue jerseys? If so, in what city did you buy it?

Check out this link for a comprehensive writeup on the history of these games:

Oldtime Games - Tabletop Hockey Games (http://www.peterreynolds.ca/games/history.htm)

If you contact the author, he may from the picture be able to quickly identify the exact model you and your brother had.

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: GeekDragon on February 14, 2018, 03:49:09 PM
For me:

Vintage GIJoe
Vintage Star Wars
Adventure People
Remco figures
Dinosaurs and Cavemen:  A prehistoric playset
Wiffle Ball
Sonic Phaser
My teddy bear
Shogun warrior Godzillla
Various Hot wheels/matchbox/generic cars
Atari 2600
Nintendo Entertainment System


Yes I still have all this stuff.

Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2019, 06:52:45 PM
The Give-A-Show Projectors that Kenner put out in the 1960's were also very cool. Here are pictures of one from my collection:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=19971)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=19972)

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2019, 10:00:28 PM
Are those pictures printed on film, or a clear celluloid?
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 31, 2019, 09:49:18 AM
Favorite toys.
Anything 1970s G.I. Joe
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on January 31, 2019, 09:52:07 AM
Are those pictures printed on film, or a clear celluloid?

I believe the latter but I will check tonight.

 :)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 31, 2019, 10:47:34 AM
I believe the latter but I will check tonight.

They must be, if you're able to shine a light through them.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 31, 2019, 04:18:37 PM
I LOVED my G.I Joe Adventure Team figures, AKA FuzzHeads. Hrs and Hrs of fun.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2019, 02:41:57 PM
Are those pictures printed on film, or a clear celluloid?

They're some type of coloured transparent celluloid.

 :)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on February 06, 2019, 04:37:24 PM
As a young tyke I had an Ohio Art Ring Toss game with seriously wild cool graphics on the hallway wall. Here's the one from my present day collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ohio%20Art%20Ring%20Toss_zpsnbbrgz4z.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Ohio%20Art%20Ring%20Toss%201_zpsdictzdap.png)

Not quite among my top fifteen toys but still worth mentioning!

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on February 09, 2019, 01:56:41 PM
I don't believe that I was ever aware of the Marx playsets in their full glory when I was a kid. Sure I accumulated a bunch of toy soldiers and animal figures over the years out of rack packs sold at corner variety stores and elsewhere, but I don't remember ever seeing a full Marx playset of any sort. None of my friends had one. I don't remember seeing any in the downtown Kresge, Woolworth, Metropolitan or Zellers five-and-dime stores that my mother haunted. Nor did the corner hardware stores where I bought many of my model kits stock the Marx playsets. I guess these sets were sold in the toy departments of the full-fledged department stores such as Eaton's and Simpson's but my mother steered me well clear of those. Nor did Marx advertise these playsets on TV.

But I've now had the good fortune to make the acquaintance of several very keen Marx playset and/or dinosaur figure enthusiasts/collectors including Horrorhunter and Bigbud on this board. They've infected me with their enthusiasm and as a result I've now developed quite the appreciation for the playsets myself. At some point I'd liked to acquire several of the Marx playsets with the following being particularly high on my list of priorities:

Prehistoric Times

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3099)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3100)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4071&t=1)

Dinosaurs! Wow!

Ben Hur

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3102&t=1)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3101)

I've been a big fan of the Romans since I was a kid.

Western sets featuring Cowboys and Indians.

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3097)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3098)

Me I've always cheered for the Indians!

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/marx20Fort20Mohawk202_zpsgfyt5tuy.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/marx20Fort20Mohawk202_zpsgfyt5tuy.jpg)

Wow, Mohawks! Talk about cool!

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on July 01, 2020, 02:02:34 PM
As a kid I loved plastic bagatelles because they were as close to a pinball machine as a kid could get for home use. Here are a couple of photos of my Marx Nutty Mads Bagatelle Game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ActionBagatelleGame.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/NuttyMadsGame.jpg)

And here are a couple pictures I lifted off the net of the wild cool Fireball Bagatelle that Marx issued in the late fifties(?):

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%204_zpsztjmbmsm.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%207_zpsbbzh30al.png)

 8)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: John Pertwee on July 03, 2020, 09:33:15 PM
That Give a Show Projector is just like my Doctor Who one. It is my oldest Doctor Who item, and I took it to an Antiques Roadshow appraisal and was told it was worth about $800.

(https://i.postimg.cc/G3Qq7tkr/20190428-182140.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/pymfy2G1)

(https://i.postimg.cc/nchT6xkm/20190428-182102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HjFQyfFW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/157MSdCj/20190428-182032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BXD2cmGT)

Love this thread. I will add my list.
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: Hepcat on July 03, 2020, 09:57:28 PM
Please do so! We'd love to see it.

 :)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: John Pertwee on July 03, 2020, 10:14:21 PM
I will start with this. When I broke my leg I got some goodies. The Coffin shaped puzzle was The Creature

(https://i.postimg.cc/90Nm20dV/bodycast-monster-stuff-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

The Ideal Monster game was my favorite game. All I have left is the box, but this is what it looks like.
(https://i.postimg.cc/YSwpMJW4/T2e-C16-F-UE9s3w-Bms-PBR2j-QB87-Rg-60-57.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZWVkLsjZ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QtmN60VF/KGr-Hq-J-i-QFDnl-S61-CLBR-Bvm-Nw4-Q-60-3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

I also had the Evel Stunt bike, and most of the Six Million Dollar Man toys. I still have the Evel Figure and all the Six Million Dollar Man toys in much loved condition.

I also had the Hall of Justice, the Batmobile and a ton of Mego figures that were beat to death by me and my nieces and nephews. I still Have Spiderman in perfect shape, but mostly because he came a few years later and I took care of him.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5NT4kH9S/hall-of-justice-big.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
Post by: John Pertwee on July 03, 2020, 10:22:55 PM
After beating my Evel Stunt bike to death with all the jumps, my Mom and Dad got me the real thing. The lower left pic is of me on my Evel Bike, and it is hanging on the wall at the Evel Knieval Museum in Topeka Kansas.

(https://i.postimg.cc/RV69fM16/37914005-2035953499769974-7919487061768273920-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/KzpSkVRD/67332-158478717517471-554444-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)