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(Dinosaur Dracula)   What were the best toys to a child of the '80s? Those L'eggs pantyhose containers   ( dinosaurdracula.com) divider line
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2017-03-16 01:55:16 PM  
being a latchkey kid and having freedom until it was dark
 
2017-03-16 03:28:16 PM  
Lawn darts.

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2017-03-16 03:53:15 PM  
L'eggs eggs?  Yeah, those things were the bomb.

Literally even, if you emptied out all your firecrackers and filled the egg up.
 
2017-03-16 04:05:37 PM  
As a child I remember those as the Easter Egg hunt motherlode.

But enough about my religiously-fueled forays into cross-dressing.
 
2017-03-16 05:26:48 PM  
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2017-03-16 05:32:09 PM  
I preferred my Shogun Warriors.

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2017-03-16 05:33:04 PM  
Can confirm.  Kids would beg their mothers to buy those hose, so they could have the eggs.

They also let us make epic "Luke Skywalker vs Mork from Ork" space battle recreations.
 
2017-03-16 05:34:54 PM  

Craw Fu: I preferred my Shogun Warriors.

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I only had one.
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2017-03-16 05:37:51 PM  
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2017-03-16 05:39:00 PM  
My action figures in a pantyhose egg? No way man!

/my sisters hoarded them anyway.
 
2017-03-16 05:39:14 PM  
The silver-shiny ones were great. They made fantastic spaceships with the use of some model glue and some extra scale-model pieces.
 
2017-03-16 05:47:05 PM  
Dodge jarts were a fun outside game we played as kids.  We also had bows and arrows and bb rifles.  My parents were apparently fans of Darwin.
 
2017-03-16 05:51:35 PM  

feanorn: The silver-shiny ones were great. They made fantastic spaceships with the use of some model glue and some extra scale-model pieces.


I took it a bit further and tried to make a Flying Egg (ala Mork and Mindy) by cutting a hole in the bottom of the egg and gluing in a Estes "C" model rocket engine.  Added a couple of fins trimmed out of flimsy cardboard and was ready for action.

Those L'Eggs eggs might have been great toys, but they had really lousy aerodynamics.  Or maybe it was my shoddy 9 year old mechanical engineering.  I don't know exactly.  But when I hit the "Launch" button on my igniter, that L'egg left the launchpad at a 45 degree angle, shot across the horse pasture while losing altitude, made a HARD right bank, crossed the fence onto the neighbors property where it bounced off of their cow and augered straight into the kitchen window where it immediately exploded, sending glass and plastic fragments everywhere.

Mom & dad were not amused when they got home that evening...
 
2017-03-16 05:52:44 PM  
IIRC, George Lucas used those to create the nacelles for the Star Destroyers.
 
2017-03-16 06:02:30 PM  
boobs.
 
2017-03-16 06:29:16 PM  
Back in the late '70s, we took L'Eggs eggs and installed a couple of NiCad batteries, a small motor with an eccentrically mounted weight, a simple recharging circuit, some easy wiring, and a couple switches.

The egg was then wrapped in foam rubber and covered with a fake fur envelope sealed with velcro.

Presto!  a rechargable, two-speed Tribble!

I took one to one of the big Star Trek conventions in New York.  I was figuring on giving it to Nichelle Nichols, but she was mobbed nine deep in fans.  Walter Koenig was there, though, on the other side of the room, and much easier to approach.

I went over, turned it on, and handed it to him.  Guess he wasn't expecting it to 'purr' - he screamed and threw it halfway across the room.

... and THAT, my children, is how I terrorized PsiCop Bester with a Tribble.
 
2017-03-16 06:56:27 PM  
Quaker Oats drums.  Buy the large and you've got half a pair of congas.
 
2017-03-16 07:28:16 PM  

Skyd1v: feanorn: The silver-shiny ones were great. They made fantastic spaceships with the use of some model glue and some extra scale-model pieces.

I took it a bit further and tried to make a Flying Egg (ala Mork and Mindy) by cutting a hole in the bottom of the egg and gluing in a Estes "C" model rocket engine.  Added a couple of fins trimmed out of flimsy cardboard and was ready for action.

Those L'Eggs eggs might have been great toys, but they had really lousy aerodynamics.  Or maybe it was my shoddy 9 year old mechanical engineering.  I don't know exactly.  But when I hit the "Launch" button on my igniter, that L'egg left the launchpad at a 45 degree angle, shot across the horse pasture while losing altitude, made a HARD right bank, crossed the fence onto the neighbors property where it bounced off of their cow and augered straight into the kitchen window where it immediately exploded, sending glass and plastic fragments everywhere.

Mom & dad were not amused when they got home that evening...


The pointier half made an excellent nose cone for large rockets. As more than a couple mice could attest, had they survived.

/most did
//but they weren't happy
///kinda staggered around for a minute, then ran off with a story to tell
 
2017-03-16 08:23:37 PM  
My mother wouldn't spring for the L'eggs in the eggs so I had to find other things to fill with firecrackers.
 
2017-03-16 09:45:57 PM  
I used to use the Leggs as my submarines, ala james bond.  But I had the speed recer mach 5 matchbox car.  And Tampons were the sea monster.
 
2017-03-16 10:09:53 PM  
Spot the L'eggs in this famous prop's various greebles

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2017-03-16 10:11:15 PM  
I never had those as a little kid in the ''80's. For me I jut made do with only the best- LEGO, Capsela (round and clear so they kinds count, right?), G.I. Joe, Matchbox/Hotwheels, and old (my uncle's) metal Tonk trucks. All I really needed. Oh, and a jar of propellent from a partial string of .50 BMG rounds. THAT we had some good times with...
 
2017-03-17 12:30:24 AM  

idrow: Dodge jarts were a fun outside game we played as kids.  We also had bows and arrows and bb rifles.  My parents were apparently fans of Darwin.


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2017-03-17 09:57:27 AM  
The Star Trek TNG episode Arsenal of Freedom's drones were built using a pantyhose egg and other implements for the production.

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http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Arsenal_of_Freedom_(episode)
 
2017-03-17 12:31:04 PM  
From baker's twine to pizza box tents, some of the best toys were never meant to be toys.
 
2017-03-17 12:52:22 PM  

The_Sponge: IIRC, George Lucas used those to create the nacelles for the Star Destroyers.


I always heard they were on speeder bikes - at least that was part of the spiel when they used to have old movie props displayed in the upstairs area of Pizza Planet at what used to be Disney MGM Studios.
 
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