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(Entertainment Weekly)   The ten hottest retro toys of 2012. Cabbage Patch Dolls are again all the rage   ( ) divider line
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2012-12-19 12:53:38 AM  
3 votes:
Man, there wasn't a single thing on that list that wasn't shiat. I mean... Big Wheel? Really??

Bring back the Green Machine!
2012-12-19 03:26:32 AM  
2 votes:

gweilo8888: Shadow Blasko: It was the best Christmas ever...

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Jomi? What the fark is a Jomi?

Is that a knockoff of Tomy Zoids, or a licensed clone? Because it's clearly a Zoid.

/my brother had a Zoidzilla, aka Gojulas. I wasn't jealous at all.
//oh hell yes I was.

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That, my friend, is a Robotix 2000 kit.

From 1985
2012-12-19 03:09:16 AM  
2 votes:
It was the best Christmas ever...

I was the happiest geeky kid in the world that Christmas... 

//GirderPanel cards made the best sound in my spokes ever.
2012-12-19 02:51:52 AM  
2 votes:

/pinched fingers and tetanus shots ftw
2012-12-19 02:35:09 AM  
2 votes:

Best toy I ever had, but lost most all pieces within a month..Thats what i get for playing outside like most kids 30 years ago
2012-12-19 12:47:12 AM  
2 votes:
I wish there were big wheels for adults.
2012-12-19 12:05:20 PM  
1 vote:
Here are a few for the old timers here:
2012-12-19 11:41:06 AM  
1 vote:
Had one of these in 1963. Used it to strafe the Kennedy motorcade.
2012-12-19 03:06:33 AM  
1 vote:

calbert: [ image 850x637]

/pinched fingers and tetanus shots ftw

That's like a rocket ship compared to my old Tonka Snorkel:

Forget tetanus shots, the Snorkel was designed to sever fingers. Stick a digit into the hinge of the ladder arm, then sit down on top. Bye bye, Pinky, hello hospital!
2012-12-19 03:02:47 AM  
1 vote:

JRoo: [ image 306x320]

Hah -- I have one of those sitting in the store room. Can't remember if it's silver or gold, but I know it's Tomy. Collected a bunch of Tomy bots a decade or two back, when Ebay was the best thing since sliced bread. (Omnibot 2000, Hearoid, Omnibot, Omnibot Jr., you name it and I almost certainly have it. Even the Radio Shack rebadges, and a couple of the obscure Japan-only ones.)

/stick that in your Furby and smoke it
2012-12-19 01:46:48 AM  
1 vote:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: They need to stop making toys that talk, play music, ask questions, or otherwise emit sonic waves of any sort, even if dropped from a balcony onto the concrete floors below. Or they need to package those toys with heavy adult sedatives.

Hrm. My wife has lots of friends with kids. Although I've never much cared for buying presents for other peoples children, my wife insists it's social protocol. Even with friends she doesn't especially like. Anyhow, we have more money by far than any of them. It's been expressed more than once that since we have said money, and no children, that the presents we buy their kids should be of the pricey variety. My response was fark off, while my wife's was even better. Now we always buy the loudest, most obnoxious things we can find. Extra points for things that need future purchases/upgrades. We bought one couple a terrier puppy for their brat. Good times.
2012-12-19 01:24:44 AM  
1 vote:
They need to stop making toys that talk, play music, ask questions, or otherwise emit sonic waves of any sort, even if dropped from a balcony onto the concrete floors below. Or they need to package those toys with heavy adult sedatives.
2012-12-19 01:11:22 AM  
1 vote:
Also needs to come back:

/the most maddeningly awful sound ever, for everybody except the person playing it
2012-12-19 01:10:01 AM  
1 vote:

flamingboar: I wish there were big wheels for adults.

Merry Xmas my friend: = sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1355897311&sr=8-5&keywords=adult+big+wheel
2012-12-19 01:01:12 AM  
1 vote:

The herd could use a little thinning...
2012-12-19 12:43:27 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:24:06 AM  
1 vote:

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

what a lame toy
2012-12-19 12:21:57 AM  
1 vote:
Big Trak. It still kicks ass.
2012-12-19 12:16:46 AM  
1 vote:

No love for this?
2012-12-19 12:14:44 AM  
1 vote:
I had a big wheel back in 1982. So much farking fun.
2012-12-18 11:10:18 PM  
1 vote:
oh ffs:
2012-12-18 09:41:25 PM  
1 vote:

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

2012-12-18 08:27:05 PM  
1 vote:
Bring back, Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan!
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