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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #75 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?







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



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





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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.

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #76 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.
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #77 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?

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2017, 02:18:36 PM »
Either Marx Civil War play set or Warriors of the World.

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2017, 07:33:21 PM »
Aurora AFX or Tyco?

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Ah, I was too young to know, and Iím now too old to remember. I just remember lusting over it!
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #80 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!
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #81 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!!
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #82 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.
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #83 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:



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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
Tudor Electric Football

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2017, 04:00:32 PM »
I played the Eagle Canadian Football game at a friend's in 1963(?):



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



Coleco 1972 Canadian Awards



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

Munro 1971 Vibra-Action Canadian Football



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

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #86 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:



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.

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #88 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?

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Re: What Were Your Favorite Toys??
« Reply #89 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.

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