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(Washington Post)   In these uncertain times, more and more kids are putting down the tablets and picking up their parents' classic toys: Play-Doh, Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, Barbie dolls. Subby has some old lawn darts downstairs that could spread their own brand of joy   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 8:56:16 AM  
Not a classic here, but broke these out and taught the kids in the backyard.

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2020-10-29 9:16:59 AM  
Bring on the good stuff!

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2020-10-29 9:21:23 AM  
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2020-10-29 9:25:28 AM  
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2020-10-29 9:40:39 AM  

johnny_vegas: Not a classic here, but broke these out and taught the kids in the backyard.

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2020-10-29 9:41:37 AM  

Hubris Boy: [Roll Caps and Candy Ciggs]


I can both smell and taste that picture.
 
2020-10-29 9:42:26 AM  

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Mommy Mommy - I want my garlic!
 
2020-10-29 9:42:53 AM  
Let's get this out of the way now.
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2020-10-29 9:43:22 AM  
Gimme some Lincoln Logs and ill be good for hours.
 
2020-10-29 9:44:58 AM  
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic - the gateway toy to airplane glue.  It gave off acetone fumes as you blew it up.

How about Clackers!  It's a toy! It's a bola! It can shatter in your face!
 
2020-10-29 9:45:31 AM  
Parents toys, hey?

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2020-10-29 9:49:00 AM  
The other day I jerked off using only the power of imagination.

When you unlock the minds hidden potential amazing things can happen.
 
2020-10-29 9:50:54 AM  

DOCTORD000M: Let's get this out of the way now.
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And Happy Fun Ball.
 
2020-10-29 9:51:26 AM  

Spartapuss: johnny_vegas: Not a classic here, but broke these out and taught the kids in the backyard.

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I want that cool makeshift shotgun that Reg made.

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2020-10-29 9:55:27 AM  

Salmon: Parents toys, hey?

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That's immediately where my mind went. Not that it had far to go, but I was waiting for an "x, y, vibrator, z; wait, back up a second there" headline.
 
2020-10-29 10:03:00 AM  
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2020-10-29 10:05:31 AM  
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2020-10-29 10:07:22 AM  

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Vampire slaying kit?
 
2020-10-29 10:09:31 AM  
I love all these articles that insinuate parents these days only put their kids in front of screens.

Every parent I know have been allowing their kids to play with these types of toys for a long time.  shiat, my daughter is almost 3 and we've had to buy new batches of play doh a couple times at this point.

Quit with the bullshiat "kids these days" artocles.
 
2020-10-29 10:13:22 AM  
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2020-10-29 10:13:31 AM  
We've got corn hole, badminton, volleyball, croquet, bocci, horse shoes, and frisbee.

I'm all about the classics, so if subby seriously has those jarts, I'm interested.
 
2020-10-29 10:20:37 AM  
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Good news, kid gets great TV reception.  Bad news, it's Fox News.
 
2020-10-29 10:22:46 AM  

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2020-10-29 10:26:10 AM  
Related story from the Uk, company that owns Hornby model trains, Scaletrix slot cars and air fix model kits was on the verge of bankruptcy at the start of the year, now having one of its strongest years ever.

People are buying stuff to do at home, it's not a surprise. (I work in videogames and we're doing *just fine* out of this mess so far too)
 
2020-10-29 10:29:16 AM  

DOCTORD000M: Let's get this out of the way now.
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Leaving satisfied.
 
2020-10-29 10:40:38 AM  

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Sure they look innocent and all but everyone knows it leads to drainer cleaner in drinks
 
2020-10-29 10:44:35 AM  
It's all fun and games until your mom beats you with a Hot Wheels track.
 
2020-10-29 10:46:21 AM  
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2020-10-29 10:48:14 AM  
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2020-10-29 10:49:03 AM  

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I was going to buy my nephew some of those when on a family vacation, just to be a richardhead.  Couldn't find them, buy when I got there, someone else in my family had already bought him some.
 
2020-10-29 10:52:36 AM  
My kids like playing with my guns!
 
2020-10-29 10:55:51 AM  

Halfabee64: Super Elastic Bubble Plastic - the gateway toy to airplane glue.  It gave off acetone fumes as you blew it up.

How about Clackers!  It's a toy! It's a bola! It can shatter in your face!



You're dang right!

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2020-10-29 11:06:27 AM  

johnny_vegas: Not a classic here, but broke these out and taught the kids in the backyard.

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Is that a petanque set? I watched a tournament at Amelia Island a couple years ago.
 
2020-10-29 11:14:47 AM  

RatBomb: Halfabee64: Super Elastic Bubble Plastic - the gateway toy to airplane glue.  It gave off acetone fumes as you blew it up.

How about Clackers!  It's a toy! It's a bola! It can shatter in your face!


You're dang right!

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I had S.E.B.P., clackers AND lawn darts - all at the same time!

FYI - you can find off-brand S.E.B.P. in single colors at the dollar stores some times. What I wouldn't give to still have my lawn darts - I never got hurt by them, but then I usually played with them alone.
 
2020-10-29 11:15:11 AM  

RatBomb: Halfabee64: Super Elastic Bubble Plastic - the gateway toy to airplane glue.  It gave off acetone fumes as you blew it up.

How about Clackers!  It's a toy! It's a bola! It can shatter in your face!


You're dang right!

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One good huff on the straw and WHAMO!
 
2020-10-29 11:20:44 AM  
Did any of this stuff (besides the lawn darts) ever actually go away? I was a child of the 80s and 90s (I'm 37), so smartphones weren't really a thing, but video games were still huge, the internet was widely available by my mid teens, and lots of time was spent on both... but we still rode bikes, played with legos, and did, well... pretty much everything you'd expect kids to do.

If anything, it's probably easier for kids to get together and do things now*, given they have text messaging and Discord instead of calling the house, hoping someone picks up, and hoping the message actually reaches them.

* - By "now", I mean when this pandemic is finally over.
 
2020-10-29 11:26:17 AM  

dkulprit: I love all these articles that insinuate parents these days only put their kids in front of screens.

Every parent I know have been allowing their kids to play with these types of toys for a long time.  shiat, my daughter is almost 3 and we've had to buy new batches of play doh a couple times at this point.

Quit with the bullshiat "kids these days" artocles.


Kids these days can't spell
 
2020-10-29 11:27:48 AM  

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Good news, kid gets great TV reception.  Bad news, it's Fox News.


Lawn darts goalie was always a dangerous position.
 
2020-10-29 11:30:44 AM  

FloriduhGuy: My kids like playing with my guns!


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2020-10-29 11:42:35 AM  
This one is fun when you throw it on the ground as hard as you can and it comes up and hits you in the chin.
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2020-10-29 11:43:46 AM  
Fun, but not sure why?  It did keep up busy though.
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2020-10-29 11:46:46 AM  

johnny_vegas: Not a classic here, but broke these out and taught the kids in the backyard.

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Funny coincidence - that's exactly what my Uncle Moe used to say...

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2020-10-29 11:47:52 AM  
My brother had one of these.  What a stupid gift to give a kid who hates his sisters.  He would use it to shoot stuff at us all the time.  Old insulation in the face, etc.

One day my brothers friend put a stick in it and tried to shoot by brother under my Dad's 68 Malibu.  Actually put a hole in the muffler!  That was it, confiscated and thrown away.

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2020-10-29 11:48:12 AM  

crzybtch: This one is fun when you throw it on the ground as hard as you can and it comes up and hits you in the chin.
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"Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball."
 
2020-10-29 11:49:40 AM  
This was fun in the summer
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2020-10-29 11:51:57 AM  
My personal fav
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2020-10-29 11:52:41 AM  
I need one of these now, going to put a MAGA hat on it.

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2020-10-29 11:53:25 AM  
If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.
 
2020-10-29 11:53:59 AM  
Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.
 
2020-10-29 11:54:24 AM  
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Ball.
 
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