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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2011, 10:28:32 AM »
While it doesn't compare to a really good homemade batch, Stagg Chili is one of the very best canned varieties generally available.



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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2011, 07:53:46 PM »
Hep! I'm with ya! Went to Sam's Club awhile back and had to buy Stagg Chili in bulk (that's how it's sold at Sam's). Thought it might be too many cans if I didn't like it........no problem........great stuff!   Buddy

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2011, 05:49:50 PM »
OOOOOoooo..............gotta pick up some of that chili.
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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2011, 09:09:56 PM »
A little love for Hamilton

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2011, 09:48:05 PM »
Good stuff! May Hamilton's Invaders long be revered.

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2011, 02:24:12 PM »
I had the Three Keys to Treasure game, too.  I can't remember how long it survived. And considering how cool I thought my Remco MOVIELAND was I am surprised I can't remember what fate it met either.  I ended up getting one from eBay a few years ago.  I worked at a drive-in theater for years.  The filmstrips were lamer than I remembered. I did recall being disappointed somewhat about them originally.

I remember getting to go into the neighbor's house across the street ONCE (their daughter was younger than the rest of us) and she had a HAUL in their front room. One of those car (or space?...can't remember for sure) dashboard toys and other goodies my parents thought were too pricey.

And the neighbors on one side of us (they had big dogs and again kids littler than myself and my buddies) had one of those swing set roller coasters. Didn't go very far, but I was sure envious.

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2011, 07:31:39 PM »
I had the Three Keys to Treasure game, too.  I can't remember how long it survived. And considering how cool I thought my Remco MOVIELAND was I am surprised I can't remember what fate it met either.

The fate of the "Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory" I had as a kid remains a mystery to this very day but I suspect my father gave it away to the snot-nosed kid down the street when I was packed off to boarding school in grade nine.

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With respect to the Three Keys to Treasure Bagatelle, I never had one as a kid - but I have two beautiful ones now complete with boxes!

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2011, 08:05:31 PM »
Hep, Got me one of those Bagatelle thingies too. It's really large.........Buddy


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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2011, 07:31:13 PM »
Hamilton thread is shinking down the list of subjects! Gotta fix that! Here's a Hamilton closeup!  Buddy


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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2011, 07:48:32 PM »
Why is the plastic in the 60s and 70s so much cooler than the plastic before or after?
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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2011, 08:13:23 PM »
My own thoughts are that it was cool, cheap, and the items were larger than could financially be manufactured later. Plastic was the thing in the 60's so alot of plastic bead colors could be experimented with. I think that often when a 60's toy is found in an unusual (for that toy) color it could have been that those were the color beads available to mold the toy so that's what was used.    Buddy

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2011, 08:58:24 PM »
Hep - What the heck is the attraction to the "Three Keys To Treasure" bagatelle? I liked it so much I bought one at auction, kept it a few years then sold it at a toy show. I immediately regretted it, and bought another one outright at another toy show! Both were/are boxed in good condition, burt neither had all of the "prizes". Interesting, colors were different on them.
Oh, and yep, I had a nastly l'il Hamilton Invader as well - the six-legged beetle. It was one of the toys I kept until I lost it in a flood in '72 - I probably would still have it around if not for that, such a cool looking toy.

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2011, 09:25:40 PM »
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Hep - What the heck is the attraction to the "Three Keys To Treasure" bagatelle?

To me the very concept is ingenious. Just like in a real electronic pinball game, by completing a certain series of actions/targets you win a prize. And the mechanics of the operating system are most admirable.

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....but neither had all of the "prizes".

No problem there for me. I've kept all the different prizes from three games so I have quite the surplus!

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I need a whiter, newer looking box though.

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Oh, and yep, I had a nastly l'il Hamilton Invader as well - the six-legged beetle. It was one of the toys I kept until I lost it in a flood in '72

Very sad. I hope the poor fellow knew how to swim.

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2011, 12:45:01 PM »


one of the best plastic toys ever made regardless of the decade.

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Re: Hamilton's Invaders appreciation thread!
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2011, 12:52:04 PM »


not really a toy, but maybe the grooviest plastic "thing" that i have from the 60s.