Childhood Memories: The Toys of the Silver and Bronze Age
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1 minute ago, Skeptic_Kepp said:

Are they really that big, or photoshop making it seem that way?

The ones in the early 70's were huge and heavy.  That's to ensure the point stays ahead when throwing, and down when falling towards the ground.  It also allows then to be thrown long distances.  Solid metal and pointed.  That pic could be a real life scenario with those darts.  

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5 hours ago, tv horror said:

I always wanted one of these Gre-gory the bat toys, yes I was a gruesome child I wanted to see that blood flow.:bigsmile:

 

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Here's one along those lines that I remember wanting as a kid. The heart pumped blood that you could see through the torso

And then there was Mike Powers: the Atomic Man from GI Joe; my favorite of all the toys I had at the time

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40 minutes ago, B2D327 said:

Here's one along those lines that I remember wanting as a kid. The heart pumped blood that you could see through the torso

And then there was Mike Powers: the Atomic Man from GI Joe; my favorite of all the toys I had at the timeimageproxy.php?img=&key=31b352271b3a5a4b

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Oh, I remember those :applause:

I believe my cousin had the Mike Powers action figure

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I had two heavy robots.  I would say mid seventies.  They could move, and fight each other.  Their hands both rotated 360 degrees forward so, if they fell down, they could stand their selves back up.  I think they also had flashing lights. I don't remember what they were called.  Maybe someone could post a pic?  I think one was green and the other red?

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What amazes me is I still have a lot of these toys under the stairs and in the attic, I'm just to sore all over now to hunt them out, old age is a b***h.:preach:

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On 8/14/2018 at 5:30 PM, Artboy99 said:

I was really into Micronauts when they came out. I loved their interchangeable nature. My favorite was Karza he just looked so nasty/ cool.

I was 10/11 years old when they came out.

 

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Karza had that horse attachment that was awesome

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I used to play this game to death as a child of the sixties. One day I'll find me one.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 11:42 AM, Pontoon said:

Just one more, then I'll stop. Always had a good time with my Baby Bat kite.

 

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15 hours ago, N e r V said:

 

 I want an original one now (thanks guys) so I did a little research to see how to identify them and found this blog piece with some history.

 

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The guy in that blog is crazy!

"From what I recall, these were the kites I purchased most often in my early days of kite flying. I can remember using a purple one to empty a spool of 12lb 900 yd mono-filament. I remember my dad telling me that I had let it out over a half a mile! It took me 8 hours of reeling to get it back down! I recall that those kites would go out of sight when they were somewhere between 1400' and 1500'."

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7 hours ago, oakman29 said:

I used to play this game to death as a child of the sixties. One day I'll find me one.

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Glow in the dark game too !!  

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17 hours ago, BriD. said:

Yeah, kids definitely shouldn't have been playing with these. When I was around 6 or 7 i got one Jart from a rummage sale. Me and a friend just went out to the school playground and started throwing it straight up as high as we could. Luckily we didn't get hurt but I can imagine this type of behavior went on a lot with these. And with much worse results.

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At least he got the point.

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On 8/21/2018 at 3:32 AM, RockMyAmadeus said:

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This was what I did all day, every day, when I was 5...until my dad backed over it with his truck :(

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I remember getting these when they first came out and my Buck Rogers and Tiger Man breaking really quick. When we went back to replace them the next week, all they had left were rows and rows of Killer Kane and a few of the female figures. I was devastated. On the bright side, I played with that spaceship so much. It's still my favorite starfighter of all time. Love that design.

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17 hours ago, BriD. said:

Yeah, kids definitely shouldn't have been playing with these. When I was around 6 or 7 i got one Jart from a rummage sale. Me and a friend just went out to the school playground and started throwing it straight up as high as we could. Luckily we didn't get hurt but I can imagine this type of behavior went on a lot with these. And with much worse results.

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This pic made me laugh.  We use to throw the darts up in the air and the goal was to play chicken with it and dodge out of the way at the last second.  It definetely bred some quick kids since none of us got hit.

We also use to fire roman candles at each other while riding around on bikes.  Crazy olden days!

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32 minutes ago, 1Cool said:

This pic made me laugh.  We use to throw the darts up in the air and the goal was to play chicken with it and dodge out of the way at the last second.  It definetely bred some quick kids since none of us got hit.

We also use to fire roman candles at each other while riding around on bikes.  Crazy olden days!

How about this? Sometimes the best toys were home made. We didn't call these tennis ball cannons though. The ones I remember were made with the old tin beer cans. The one in the pic is Pringles cans but it's the only decent pic I could find.

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