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(Marketwatch)   Eight favorite '60s era toys you can still buy, just in case you were longing for the taste of an Easy-Bake cake eaten by the glow of your Lite Brite   (marketwatch.com) divider line 33
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1906 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 May 2014 at 4:08 PM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-13 01:50:39 PM  
Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

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2014-05-13 03:29:28 PM  
Mystery Date


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-13 05:02:08 PM  
But ya can't get my

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It's mine!  You can't have it!

I had been traumatized since I was 6 when I took it apart and Mom threw it out.

//Got some now.
 
2014-05-13 05:16:08 PM  
Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

www.figurerealm.com
 
2014-05-13 05:47:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-13 05:59:39 PM  
Perhaps you can still buy a toy by the same 'name' but some of these have changed over the years...
I got me some creepy crawlers for Christmas the first year they came out. Back then there was none of this light-bulb shiat, it consisted of steel molds over a hot iron. And you'd sit there breathing the fumes (is it done yet?) until you passed out.
 
2014-05-13 06:07:08 PM  
Dad was a Mattel consultant in the 60's so I got a number of things pre-release to see how my friends liked them. My favorites from that era pre-safety were Lego (I still have all of my origional Lego), a vacuform with the plane mold, a creepy Crawley maker with the army men sets, and the above construction set but I knew them as Kenner Panel and Girder. As well as Major Matt Mason. And Estes rockets.
 
2014-05-13 06:08:33 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

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Funny... I see this...

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2014-05-13 06:21:54 PM  

bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]


Somehow, I ended up with just the wheelie ramp for that thing. I never knew what it was for until a few years later when visiting a friend who had the complete setup, including the vinyl/cardboard motorhome.
 
2014-05-13 06:22:59 PM  

albert71292: InterruptingQuirk: Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

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Funny... I see this...

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I guess we have different ideas on what to allow our browsers to wallow through.
 
2014-05-13 07:19:48 PM  
OH, is this where we get to talk about being scarred by childhood toys?

I had all those toys and still have a scar from the creepy crawly machine which was hot as f*ck and that plastic could peel your skin off. Also, none of us realized what was happening at that time but we all got a dizzy feeling when breathing in that hot plastic.

Played Mystery Date at slumber parties and listened to Bobby Sherman and the Monkees.


/jarts!
 
2014-05-13 07:28:58 PM  
Mattel Fanner 50. My parents never got me one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8qXLxHi9_8
 
2014-05-13 07:47:19 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: albert71292: InterruptingQuirk: Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

[img.fark.net image 695x729]

Funny... I see this...

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I guess we have different ideas on what to allow our browsers to wallow through.


I have javascript disabled (noscript) and the page rendered fine for me as well.

// but why the hellis this on Marketwatch?
 
2014-05-13 08:06:23 PM  

lordargent: InterruptingQuirk: albert71292: InterruptingQuirk: Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

[img.fark.net image 695x729]

Funny... I see this...

[img.fark.net image 600x448

I guess we have different ideas on what to allow our browsers to wallow through.

I have javascript disabled (noscript) and the page rendered fine for me as well.

// but why the hellis this on Marketwatch?


This should be on the Main page perhaps.
 
2014-05-13 08:26:40 PM  

lordargent: InterruptingQuirk: albert71292: InterruptingQuirk: Wow, that is a shiatty link.

This is what I see

[img.fark.net image 695x729]

Funny... I see this...

[img.fark.net image 600x448

I guess we have different ideas on what to allow our browsers to wallow through.

I have javascript disabled (noscript) and the page rendered fine for me as well.

// but why the hellis this on Marketwatch?


I guess I can probably point the finger at AdBlockPlus, Ghostery or HTTPS Everywhere. I don't lose sleep over Buzzfeed type shiat like this, but it is annoying when websites want to bog their site down with so much ancillary crap that it can't load under my setup.
 
2014-05-13 09:27:56 PM  
We had a merry-go-round thing in our backyard when I was a kid in the 60s.  Picture 2 steel arms arranged like a +.  At the end of each arm is a seat facing the center.  In front of each seat is a rectangular doodad.  You'd grab the top of the doodad with your hands, put your feet on the bottom of the doodad, and by pumping the + and it's passengers would spin.  The faster you pump the faster you spun.

Can't imagine finding one of those anywhere nowdays.

/ Major Matt Mason rocked
// As did Hot Wheels
 
2014-05-13 09:52:34 PM  
Gratified to see Creepy Crawlers there, but where's Mousetrap?
 Link
 
2014-05-13 10:32:04 PM  

bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]


It was also useful for "accidentally" getting tangled in annoying kid sisters' hair.  Bonus because the only way to remove it was with scissors.

Online lite-brites are everywhere.  Why mess with gazillions of pegs when you can click your way to retro pictures?

Oh, and list fails without mention of the Little People, esp. the castle with hidden trap door and secret dungeon, and of course the garage with working elevator.  A couple of pot brownies, some Fiddle-Faddle, a Grateful Dead album, and a bunch of peg-butt Little People- it was everything you needed for an awesome evening.  You can still buy Little People, but they messed around with 'em.  They're not the same.
 
2014-05-13 10:33:08 PM  

bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]


I had three of those as well as the Evel Knievel Canyon rocket thingy.

I suspect it was a very easy time for my parents when it came to choosing Xmas and birthday presents for me.  I had 3 because they kept breaking.

For some reason Evel would pick up a lot of speed, zoom across the floor and smash into walls. I sort of wish I still had one.

Also, the list completely fails for lack of these:

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Hot Wheels

Big Wheel

Wizzers - what?  You can't get Wizzers anymore?  Something needs to be done about this.
 
2014-05-13 10:40:50 PM  
You don't see a whole lot of Spyrograph any more.
 
2014-05-13 10:52:35 PM  

bagumpity: bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]

It was also useful for "accidentally" getting tangled in annoying kid sisters' hair.  Bonus because the only way to remove it was with scissors.

Online lite-brites are everywhere.  Why mess with gazillions of pegs when you can click your way to retro pictures?

Oh, and list fails without mention of the Little People, esp. the castle with hidden trap door and secret dungeon, and of course the garage with working elevator.  A couple of pot brownies, some Fiddle-Faddle, a Grateful Dead album, and a bunch of peg-butt Little People- it was everything you needed for an awesome evening.  You can still buy Little People, but they messed around with 'em.  They're not the same.


Also the School House, Barn, Airport... Those things were awesome when I was a pup.
 
2014-05-13 11:31:32 PM  
No Erector Set?  Wtf?
 
2014-05-13 11:47:53 PM  

bagumpity: bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]

It was also useful for "accidentally" getting tangled in annoying kid sisters' hair.  Bonus because the only way to remove it was with scissors.

Online lite-brites are everywhere.  Why mess with gazillions of pegs when you can click your way to retro pictures?

Oh, and list fails without mention of the Little People, esp. the castle with hidden trap door and secret dungeon, and of course the garage with working elevator.  A couple of pot brownies, some Fiddle-Faddle, a Grateful Dead album, and a bunch of peg-butt Little People- it was everything you needed for an awesome evening.  You can still buy Little People, but they messed around with 'em.  They're not the same.


My joes stormed that castle many times, and my pet hamster was king of it.
 
2014-05-14 12:32:24 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: No Erector Set?  Wtf?


That too
 
2014-05-14 12:45:40 AM  
i just an ass ton of lego
 
2014-05-14 03:34:32 AM  
Wonder if any knock-offs of the infamous  Kusan K-Gun Ping Pong Ball Rubber Gun  are being made?  Steampunkers/Hipsters could hurt themselves in style, with this simple, early `60's, toy.

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It just so happened that `Superballs' had flooded the market about the time the ping-pong ball dump had been emptied out.  Any 7 year old could sit down, jam the appropriate diameter Superball into the barrel, place the pistol between the knees aim and squeeze hard and fast - guaranteed to leave a bruise on the target.  It was best to avoid older `pirates' with enough upper body/hand strength to use the 2-handed `vise' discharge.  Goes without saying, these were confiscated before windows/TV screen took a stray shot.
 
2014-05-14 08:01:17 AM  

bgilmore5: Not exactly from the 60s, but this was the best toy ever. That motorcycle could take a beating.

[www.figurerealm.com image 578x612]


Ha! I had one of those.
 
2014-05-14 09:02:36 AM  
One fun thing about visiting my grandparents in the 90s was they had most of my moms old toys from the 60s. Granted, they were usually dolls but it was still super cool to see them and how different and more high quality they were than todays garbage. She had a Brunette Bubble cut barbie doll with mostly hand made clothing my grandma made, a Jane West doll with every single accessory (my favorite was the stupid rubber comb so you could "brush" her plastic hair), a little dollhouse with two mice in it, and lots of weird board games. One had  a pendulum and claimed you could be a psychic.

That mr machine above looks pretty cool. I wouldnt mind having one of those on display on a bookshelf.
 
2014-05-14 09:37:04 AM  
Shadow, I had that same toy and it rocked! I also got an extremely cool Planet of the Apes cardboard playset and a space 1999 ship that was awesome!
 
2014-05-14 11:05:50 AM  

MBrady: no lawn darts?

I is dissapoint


Lawn Darts and Click Clacks.

/Everybody gets a maiming!
 
2014-05-14 12:15:04 PM  

MBrady: no lawn darts?

I is dissapoint


Lawn darts have been off the market (AFAIK, anyway) for a couple decades now...
 
2014-05-14 01:01:58 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: MBrady: no lawn darts?

I is dissapoint

Lawn darts have been off the market (AFAIK, anyway) for a couple decades now...


That is a Kickstarter I would get behind.
 
2014-05-14 10:42:03 PM  
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