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(Some Guy)   The National Toy Hall of Fame. How many did you have?   ( divider line
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28313 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Dec 2006 at 10:04 PM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-12-06 11:47:13 PM  
careful archlich you could cause threadjack!

my fist pc wasthe old Atari 800XL - but I also learned how to program on an 8088 and an Apple II+, oh yeah and an old TRS 80 model 1 and 3

/God I felel old now
2006-12-06 11:48:16 PM  
All of them including the old cool Tonka stuff and the GI Joes I appropriated when my brother got "too old."

Where in the hell are the Hot Wheels?

Never realized we had so many toys.

I went from key skates to steel wheels to brick wheels to polyurathane precision wheels with boots and plates.

My friend had a pogo stick. That was so fun. So was:

Battletops, Perfection, Cootie, Don't spill the Beans, Clue, Statego, Battleship, Battle Sub, Don't Break the Ice, Mastermind ...
2006-12-06 11:48:32 PM  
with a side of "Alabama Man!"
2006-12-06 11:49:10 PM  
Not in the classic toy Hall of Fame, but should be in the obscure cool toy Hall of Fame:

Major Matt Mason and the Colorform aliens
The Strange Change Machine
Screech, the game that Glows in the Dark
That 5 foot tall styrofoam T-Rex skeleton.

/old school
2006-12-06 11:49:51 PM  

My dad had the TRS 80, and I had the TRS 200. I used to play Poltergeist on it. My grandfather would copy Basic code from magazines and send them to me on a cassett if they were fun to play.
2006-12-06 11:51:42 PM  
jackc126: I remember when that thing first came out that we kids pointless debates comparing Big Wheel to Green Machine acceleration rates.

Was sort of like an early Fark flame war. :)

More like the kind of arguing about who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman? Or The Death Star vs. the Enterprise.
2006-12-06 11:55:22 PM  
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My brother and I built the baddest box on the planet, the PX-2025.

It had a super-hydrated twinner bobblaster out the back that allowed us to circle around the Milky Way in under 28 seconds.

It was armed with rubberbands to fight off the evil sisters of the planet "down-the-hall".

Most of the time, my brother was pilot since he was the only one who had a license and he kept telling me that I couldn't get one until he signed off on it. So I was stuck in the back throwing fuel socks into the absterbadtser fuel sock chute. (It was a dirty job since the PX-2025 only ran on dirty socks.)

Finally I appealed to the board of flight operations at the dinner table...and the Honorable Justice Dad overturned my brother's decision and gave me full fight status.

On my maiden flight, I crashed the PX-2025. Took some wicked turn that sent my brother flying feet first out the aft starboard side.

We tried to rebuild her, but she was doomed. Dad gave her final rest in the spaceport graveyard can out on the curb.
2006-12-06 11:56:13 PM  
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/Madden 1969
2006-12-06 11:57:06 PM  
420_Yo I used to copy programs from Antic for my Atari. Hours typing only to find out I type-od... arrrrgh!

yeah, good times... good times...

/The threadjack continues...
2006-12-06 11:57:43 PM  
Dude use GIS and a host site like photobucket. Save all of us some trouble.
2006-12-06 11:59:09 PM  
yeah, that is something, isn't it. i bet everyone in here had some kind of toy gun as a kid and there isn't a single one represented in that entire list.
2006-12-06 11:59:21 PM  
BRIO's absense bothers me. I spent pretty much all my spare time building railroads, with three and four tracks going up and over each other.
Can anyone tell me what that piece with the blue plastic was? It was on hinges and sort of went up and down. To this day I can't figure it out.
2006-12-06 11:59:47 PM  
wow to the above
2006-12-07 12:00:02 AM  
bouncy_bouncer: Comic books reminded me - what aqbout sea monkeys!?!
Or x-ray specs or other novelties like joy buzzers and whoopie cushions

Coincidentally, both Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs were the brainchildren of one Harold von Braunhut (1926-2003), a marketing guy who looked astonishingly like Mike Brady:

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2006-12-07 12:00:03 AM  
And this, folks, is why Fark needs an "EDIT POST" button.
2006-12-07 12:01:03 AM  
while we are at it - don't forget Mattel's electronic football... oh yeah!

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2006-12-07 12:01:26 AM  
2006-12-07 12:05:39 AM  
I ain't even believin' they didn't include Silly Putty !
2006-12-07 12:09:00 AM  
What are thos two balls on the rope? I've played with that before, but can't remember what they're called. They were fun!

Had lawn darts too!
2006-12-07 12:09:07 AM  
DId anyone here have Marbleworks? The plastic chutes and tubes that you put a marble in at the top, and it would go through all these obstacles and a ramp? That was awesome.
2006-12-07 12:10:15 AM  
So were Jarts and Sit-in-Spin. And that rubber inflatable ball that had the handle on the top that you bounce on. Good times...
2006-12-07 12:10:24 AM  
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Wanted to post it earlier but got disgustingly disracted.
2006-12-07 12:12:50 AM  

yeah the beer is kickin' in.
2006-12-07 12:12:53 AM  
I think I had about half of those toys. They didn't include a BB gun, I still have mine. Oddly, I never had a bike growing up.
2006-12-07 12:13:05 AM  
Hoppity-Hop! Had a blue one!

The electronic football I was thinking of had miniature players that would vibrate across the "field."
2006-12-07 12:13:06 AM  
Marbleworks was awesome! i didn't have them myself, but they had them at school. In my kindergarten class they were the prized toy.
2006-12-07 12:13:42 AM  
cardboard box? WTF, who plays with a cardboard box? thats gay, i say not a toy.
2006-12-07 12:13:59 AM  
Strat-a-matic baseball and football too. Those were later years though.
2006-12-07 12:14:13 AM  
All but 3: Lionel Train, Easy Bake Oven (played with my friend's) and Lincoln Logs (played with my other friend's set)

But where's the Spirograph???
2006-12-07 12:15:18 AM  
Whew. I was afraid we were going to have another poop thread.
2006-12-07 12:15:49 AM  
The Ultimate Toy:

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2006-12-07 12:16:53 AM  
Nerf Bow And Arrow FTW

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Hit my cousin in the eye with a dart literally 10 seconds after my mom told me to be careful and not aim it at anyones face.
2006-12-07 12:16:56 AM  
Like someone said above, cardboard boxes (the very large ones) can be painted and cut and turned into clubhouses, playhouses and cars.

It takes imagination.
2006-12-07 12:18:37 AM  
cardboard box? WTF, who plays with a cardboard box? thats gay, i say not a toy

2006-12-06 11:04:27 PM mvfreeman

"Cardboard box?" WTF?

That would be back in the day when you had to have an imagination to entertain yourself.

/get your whippersnapper ass off my lawn
2006-12-07 12:20:09 AM  
Vertibird! I forgot that one too. It was my brother's and he never let me touch it. I'm a girl so they got me a stupid doll. I wanted the helecopter.
2006-12-07 12:20:30 AM  
I had all of them, twice. I win.

/Still have the Play-doh. Using it for a project that will allow me to -- dare I say it? -- rule the world!
2006-12-07 12:20:58 AM  
I had 28.


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2006-12-07 12:21:22 AM  
Pimpin' Dubya: And along with FudgeSundae, I can't believe I forgot about Playmobil! Playmobils kicked so much ass. The first one I ever bought (well my dad bought it) was the blue outback jeep one...

Glad to see another Playmobil fan! :)

Not a fan of the newer stuff though, looks a little too tacky.
2006-12-07 12:22:08 AM  
OMG GalleyWench these were the greatest. Knuckle busters, but damned if I didn't have to keep playing with them. Good Times.. Good Times..

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2006-12-07 12:23:09 AM  
Yeah that jeep was soooo sweet. I remember being so pissed when I lost one of the parts or something, haha. Came with the RIB on a trailer I think. They still make them it seems, but they changed the color scheme.

2006-12-07 12:23:27 AM  
None, but I did have a pony
2006-12-07 12:24:37 AM  
Yes, those red things! What are they called?
2006-12-07 12:26:51 AM  
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Micronauts! They were very cool.

On the other hand, so was this:

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2006-12-07 12:27:26 AM  
SCREEEECH! It's EVIL to be a consumer. EVIL!! Everyone leads a pious, zen monk like life of austerity!!

(that so? then burn your computer)
2006-12-07 12:30:59 AM  
Awesome link!

I can still remember what the cakes from my Easy Bake Oven tasted like.
2006-12-07 12:34:32 AM  
No K'nex = fail.

I used to build the most indestructible trucks out of those things. My friend and I both, actually. We'd compete to see whose truck could withstand the most impact. Mine usually won.

Ahh, the good old days. Bashing trucks made out of k'nex with hammers.

Also, I used to play a lot of scrabble. Still do.
2006-12-07 12:35:03 AM  
Hot Wheels definitely are a major omission.
2006-12-07 12:35:28 AM  
Catracks: Yes, those red things! What are they called?

I don't know, but we called them "clicker-clackers" when I was a kid. Surely that can't be the real name for them, though. I think that toy has been around since Moses was in diapers.
2006-12-07 12:35:37 AM  
Aren't those red ball things some sort of weapon used by llama herders or something in Chile?
2006-12-07 12:36:11 AM  
Pimpin' Dubya: Yeah that jeep was soooo sweet. I remember being so pissed when I lost one of the parts or something, haha. Came with the RIB on a trailer I think. They still make them it seems, but they changed the color scheme.


Heh. Do you still have it? I freaked out whenever I lost a piece, too (I had quite a few headless Lego people). Yeah, the newer models are very colorful.

I've been trying to get my hands on one of these for a while now, but the bids always get too high towards the end of the auction.
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