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Title: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 18, 2018, 02:06:10 AM
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a lover of old toys.  He likes to buy old (broken) toys from eBay and repair them.

Here is a video of him showing off some toys from his youth and sharing his memories of them:

https://youtu.be/dBKJIDj00Os


And here is a small clip from another video that mentions a Marx Abominable Snowman that he is fixing:

https://youtu.be/cJTD35NPf3c?t=2933


Kinda fun.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Mike Scott on July 18, 2018, 09:06:01 AM
So, did any toys actually almost kill him?
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 18, 2018, 09:10:39 AM
So, did any toys actually almost kill him?

Naw.  Just toys that would not be made today.

I had a wood burning set when I was about 8.  I made all kinds of things with it.

I wish we could see his whole toy collection.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Mike Scott on July 18, 2018, 02:59:35 PM
Naw.  Just toys that would not be made today.

Oh, those kind of toys! Like lawn darts, etc.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: ChristineBCW on July 18, 2018, 05:33:20 PM
Hubby said it was a point of pride for all the Boy Scouts in elem school to take their Boy Scout pocket knives to class. 
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Mike Scott on July 18, 2018, 05:42:19 PM
Hubby said it was a point of pride for all the Boy Scouts in elem school to take their Boy Scout pocket knives to class.

Hell, most boys carried a pocket knife to school (and everywhere else) when I was a kid. We also didn't wear helmets when we road our bikes.  This was way back, in the 20th century, of course. ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 19, 2018, 09:45:03 PM
Hell, most boys carried a pocket knife to school (and everywhere else) when I was a kid. We also didn't wear helmets when we road our bikes.  This was way back, in the 20th century, of course. ;D
I remember when kids started wearing helmets for biking. 
I still have an itty-bitty pocket knife hooked to my key-chain.  I always had a pocket knife. 
Remember when Clackers got banned? 
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Doh! on July 20, 2018, 12:55:49 AM
My parents bought us Click Clacks, jarts, and that wind-up Time Bomb...

I'm starting to think they didn't really want kids.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: skully on July 20, 2018, 01:51:16 PM
I remember when you could get a mini knife in the gumball machines!  I remember them being sold on larger vendor cards in the corner stores at the counter, in different colors, with the small chains attached to hang them. All the toy guns that REALLY looked real at the time, all the spring-loaded guns and missile firing toys from way back that really had some power to them, of course for us kids back then the stronger the spring, the more we liked it. Heck, almost every kid back then, including me, had a daisy BB gun,or something similar. We would ride our bikes through the woods with these items almost all the time.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Hepcat on August 07, 2018, 02:31:47 PM
Hell, most boys carried a pocket knife to school (and everywhere else) when I was a kid.

Did anyone else play a game called 'knife baseball" which involved flipping a jack knife?

 ???
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Hepcat on August 07, 2018, 02:34:27 PM
I remember when kids started wearing helmets for biking.

I thought that was bizarre when I first saw it. Now of course it's law. That's the way it's been for decades now; whatever's bizarre soon goes on to being widely accepted and then becomes law.

 ::)
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Rex fury on August 07, 2018, 04:02:45 PM
We used to practice throwing our pocket knives to see who get them the deepest into wood. Remembering that from the good ol days I bought my daughter a set of throwing knives two Christmases back. She loves them and is a way better shot than me! We would also ride around on our bikes with our 22 rifles and no one even blinked. Times have definitely changed....
RF
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 07, 2018, 05:21:00 PM
We used to practice throwing our pocket knives to see who get them the deepest into wood. Remembering that from the good ol days I bought my daughter a set of throwing knives two Christmases back. She loves them and is a way better shot than me! We would also ride around on our bikes with our 22 rifles and no one even blinked. Times have definitely changed....
RF

In the 1950's, kids often rode in the back of open pickup trucks, with the untethered family dog.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: KelG1 on August 08, 2018, 02:14:55 AM
I tried to get the Kenner Boba Fett figure with the shooting rocket (we knew about it because the black panel on the packaging was removable and my father was the type to inquire about banned things--so he sent a letter to Kenner in my name) and they sent me back a letter lecturing me on toy safety.

The Shogun Warriors large size figures that did fire rockets had a really really nasty Godzilla flying fist rocket. My brother had the Godzilla and would often hit me with the detachable fist rocket and it hurt like hell. I shuddered to be around that Godzilla.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Hepcat on August 08, 2018, 09:17:40 AM
In the 1950's, kids often rode in the back of open pickup trucks, with the untethered family dog.

We still did that in the early seventies as twenty year olds!

 ;D
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Remco Wolfman on August 08, 2018, 01:57:08 PM
We still did that in the early seventies as twenty year olds!

We still do that in 2018. Not on the freeway, but for anyone who hunts, has EVER been on a farm or uses a truck for anything it was actually made for this is very common.

I've been around enough to realize such a thing would be very shocking/horrifying to anyone who lives on the right or left coast or any other place where carrying a holstered handgun would be uncommon enough to get a second glance. But in a very large part of America this is all still very normal.

I'm not saying either way is right or wrong. I am saying different regions of the US are now very diverse in what is locally considered "normal".

Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 08, 2018, 02:56:11 PM
Speaking of toy safety, this thread brought back an old memory. I got a Mattel Dick Tracy Shootin' Shell Snub Nose .38 with Shoulder Holster for Christmas 1959 (or 1960) and my Dad, my brother and I would use it to play Russian Roulette. We'd put extra Greenie Stick-um Caps on the cartridge to increase the power and the bang and passed the revolver around. Talk about teaching your kids gun safety.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Doh! on August 11, 2018, 03:13:37 AM
Yep, had the metal cap pistols when I grew up. Of course, it was in the 'burbs so not much chance of them being mistaken for real guns.
Title: Re: Top 10 Toys That Almost Killed Me - JEFF DUNHAM
Post by: Hepcat on February 16, 2019, 01:30:55 PM
We used to practice throwing our pocket knives to see who get them the deepest into wood. Remembering that from the good ol days I bought my daughter a set of throwing knives two Christmases back. She loves them and is a way better shot than me!

Very cool!

 8)