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(Entertainment Weekly)   The ten hottest retro toys of 2012. Cabbage Patch Dolls are again all the rage   (ew.com) divider line 140
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2012-12-18 08:27:05 PM  
Bring back, Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan!
 
2012-12-18 08:40:01 PM  
Heh. Plastic TinkerToys. Next thing you know they'll have plastic Lincoln Logs.
 
2012-12-18 09:09:33 PM  
My mom sent my kid a Furby for Christmas. I'm pretty sure it's left over stock from 1999.
 
2012-12-18 09:14:58 PM  
Anyone care to de-slidify for those of us on our phones?I didn't see the option on the site itself.
 
2012-12-18 09:15:34 PM  
I kinda want the Ninja Turtles. They look cooler than the ones I used to have.
 
2012-12-18 09:21:22 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Heh. Plastic TinkerToys.

 
That's what I came in here to say. They look nothing like the Tinker Toys I had back in the '70s.
 
The only plastic Tinker Toys I remember were these. My cousins had a set of them. They made great weapons for smacking each other.
 
2012-12-18 09:22:23 PM  
Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!
 
2012-12-18 09:41:25 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Heh. Plastic TinkerToys. Next thing you know they'll have plastic Lincoln Logs.

 
 
LUXURY!
 
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2012-12-18 10:00:32 PM  

lethological_lassie: Anyone care to de-slidify for those of us on our phones?I didn't see the option on the site itself.

 
 
Here you go
 
2012-12-18 10:12:45 PM  
Spirograph
 
mcgarnagle.files.wordpress.com
 
Do I detect a slowing of gang activity?
 
2012-12-18 10:50:36 PM  
TMNT SHELLRAISER
Tiiiiiime to plaaaay
 
2012-12-18 11:09:37 PM  
<p>bring back classic Bristle Blocks:</p>

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<p><img alt="" src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgmhqlcwTt1qh92q1o1_400.jpg" /></p>

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<p>/not this cheap-o Clipo Blocks that they have now, those don't stick together well. </p>
 
2012-12-18 11:10:18 PM  
oh ffs:
 
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2012-12-18 11:37:15 PM  

ArkAngel: Spirograph
 

 
Do I detect a slowing of gang activity?


When Obama was in Newtown and said we have to change, bringing back Spirograph was priority number one on his list.
 
2012-12-19 12:12:41 AM  
I'd go for a Slinky or a Spirograph. Tinkertoys if they weren't plastic.

/ Old
 
2012-12-19 12:14:44 AM  
I had a big wheel back in 1982. So much farking fun.
 
2012-12-19 12:14:50 AM  
I swear every year cabbage patch kids are a "cool retro rage." If it works, good marketing, but yeesh.
 
2012-12-19 12:16:46 AM  
www.wineonthekeyboard.com

No love for this?
 
2012-12-19 12:18:13 AM  
I'm glad they finally found a way to make Furby even creepier.
 
2012-12-19 12:19:42 AM  
I think my old spirograph is still somewhere in mom's proverbial basement.

I kind of want a Furby, although the eyes on the new model remind me of:
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-19 12:21:38 AM  
I'm getting the neighbor's tyke a pintacuda
 
2012-12-19 12:21:57 AM  
Big Trak. It still kicks ass.
 
2012-12-19 12:22:17 AM  
i have a slinky on my desk. it is a cherished item--it was a prop from a play my daughter produced. I was there for strike, and she said i could have it.
 
2012-12-19 12:24:06 AM  

vudukungfu: I'm getting the neighbor's tyke a pintacuda



what a lame toy
 
2012-12-19 12:25:35 AM  

brap: Bring back, Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan!


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-19 12:26:36 AM  

Fart_Machine: [www.wineonthekeyboard.com image 475x317]

No love for this?


AHHH I REMEMBER THAT THING

So many hours wasted ....
 
2012-12-19 12:28:20 AM  

MrEricSir: I'm glad they finally found a way to make Furby even creepier.


Furbish is the screams of burning, microwaved prototypes played backwards.
 
2012-12-19 12:36:58 AM  
I hate Cabbage Patch Kids.  They got me in trouble with my mom!
 
I snuck and got a tattoo of a bouquet of pansies when I was 17.  I wanted it right below my tan line, on my rear hip/butt area...it ended up being smack in the middle of my butt cheek (yes, I am a pansy ass - thanks Sailor Moses).  My mom didn't know.  My 2 year old niece busted into the bathroom as I was about to shower and asked "Aunt Kimmy, what is that?" I told her "a birthmark" and hustled her out the door. 
 
A couple months later, her 3rd birthday party, she gets a Cabbage Patch doll.  Strips her clothes off and yells "my dolly has a tattoo just like Aunt Kimmy!" (They have a stamp on their asses).  Vinyl record screech - mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and dozens of others  do the drama hedgehog thing in my direction.  Busted. 
 
I guess there are worse ways - my mom was less pissed given my embarrassment than she'd been if she'd found out any other way.
 
2012-12-19 12:37:32 AM  
I loved My Buddy until I threw up on him and my mom threw him away : (
 
2012-12-19 12:39:34 AM  

calbert: oh ffs:
 
[25.media.tumblr.com image 397x450]


Lego for simpletons?
 
2012-12-19 12:40:56 AM  

Fart_Machine: [magneticwheelieyoyothing.jpg]

No love for this?



I remember my parents getting me one of those on a Disneyland trip when I was 5 or 6. I can't tell you how many hours I played with that thing. 
 
2012-12-19 12:43:27 AM  
Homemade Time Machine, circa 1987

Get yourself an Easy Bake Oven; the gamma radiation off the heat lamps creates an ideal superconductive state. Insert a Slinky, whose razor-sharp steel and helix shape are essential for centrifugal force. Lastly, put a Rubik's Cube under the Slinky: Their confusing nature reflects, and somehow triggers, the effects of time travel.

Voila. Your very own Flux Capacitor.

Wear Comic-Book X-Ray Specs to prevent radiation exposure; add plutonium to taste.
 
2012-12-19 12:45:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My mom sent my kid a Furby for Christmas. I'm pretty sure it's left over stock from 1999.



Saw them in WalMort last week $55. You have to have balls the size of church bells to slap a price tag like that on there. Weeks ago you'd still find a boxed original for $10-15 if you haunt eBay like a collector ghoul.
For $55 that damn thing should double as a sex doll that hums while it....eh, never mind.
 
2012-12-19 12:47:12 AM  
I wish there were big wheels for adults.
 
2012-12-19 12:48:45 AM  

Fano: calbert: oh ffs:
 
[25.media.tumblr.com image 397x450]

Lego for simpletons?


Bristle Blocks are concentrated awesome.
 
2012-12-19 12:48:55 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: I had a big wheel back in 1982. So much farking fun.


As a college freshman, it was my primary transport. Biatches love guys with reliable transportation.
 
2012-12-19 12:49:58 AM  
Much uglier than I remember.
 
2012-12-19 12:51:06 AM  
spd.fotolog.com
 
2012-12-19 12:53:38 AM  
Man, there wasn't a single thing on that list that wasn't shiat. I mean... Big Wheel? Really??

Bring back the Green Machine!

img694.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-19 12:54:14 AM  
Got my brother-in-law a Bug A Salt. It's a crowdfunded toy gun that when you pump it and pull the trigger, it shoots a blast of table salt that can kill bugs within a few feet. I fully expect to win Christmas with that one. Now I kind of wish I'd gotten another for myself.
 
2012-12-19 12:55:46 AM  

Fart_Machine: [www.wineonthekeyboard.com image 475x317]

No love for this?


definitely a trip toy....
 
2012-12-19 12:56:03 AM  

gweilo8888: Man, there wasn't a single thing on that list that wasn't shiat. I mean... Big Wheel? Really??

Bring back the Green Machine!

[img694.imageshack.us image 640x420]


I saw it the other day at Walmart. I guess it's back.
 
2012-12-19 12:59:08 AM  

JonZoidberg: I saw it the other day at Walmart. I guess it's back.


Really?

Shiat. And here's me six foot tall and change.

And almost 40.

/I'm still tempted
 
2012-12-19 01:01:12 AM  
www.xtcian.com

The herd could use a little thinning...
 
2012-12-19 01:01:42 AM  
static.zoovy.com
 
2012-12-19 01:05:36 AM  

RogermcAllen: I loved My Buddy until I threw up on him and my mom threw him away : (


Aww. That was my baby brother's favourite toy when he was 2. My Buddy, My Buddy, My Buddy and me!
 
2012-12-19 01:08:20 AM  

freetomato: I hate Cabbage Patch Kids.  They got me in trouble with my mom!
 
I snuck and got a tattoo of a bouquet of pansies when I was 17.  I wanted it right below my tan line, on my rear hip/butt area...it ended up being smack in the middle of my butt cheek (yes, I am a pansy ass - thanks Sailor Moses).  My mom didn't know.  My 2 year old niece busted into the bathroom as I was about to shower and asked "Aunt Kimmy, what is that?" I told her "a birthmark" and hustled her out the door. 
 
A couple months later, her 3rd birthday party, she gets a Cabbage Patch doll.  Strips her clothes off and yells "my dolly has a tattoo just like Aunt Kimmy!" (They have a stamp on their asses).  Vinyl record screech - mom, dad, aunts, uncles, and dozens of others  do the drama hedgehog thing in my direction.  Busted. 
 
I guess there are worse ways - my mom was less pissed given my embarrassment than she'd been if she'd found out any other way.



Pics, etc.

/oblig
 
2012-12-19 01:08:27 AM  

flamingboar: I wish there were big wheels for adults.


There are.
 
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2012-12-19 01:09:04 AM  

Ivo Shandor: I think my old spirograph is still somewhere in mom's proverbial basement.


MIne is upstairs at my parents' house and my kids play with it all the time

/as well as all my old hot wheels and straight orange track
//why don't they make it easier to buy straight orange track? That's all anyone wants to play with

///should look into tinkertoys, just for something they can build that their lego cars can knock down
 
2012-12-19 01:10:01 AM  

flamingboar: I wish there were big wheels for adults.


Merry Xmas my friend:
http://www.amazon.com/High-Roller-Adult-Wheel-Trike/dp/B00ADICLBA/ref = sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1355897311&sr=8-5&keywords=adult+big+wheel
 
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