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Nostalgia Thread
« on: March 04, 2010, 11:36:45 PM »
Ok... I have to give credit to the folks down on FlyerPhans.com....But this could be fun to do here as well.  It will certainly show the spread in ages if anything else....or...just show the junk us older folks had to play with compared to today`s techo kids.

Clackers --- Ok, how many of us had broken wrists from using these things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLHftISLNHE

Or how about a Big Wheel  :mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjTAA_da97w
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 07:20:59 AM »
I never had a big wheel, but I did have clackers when I was a kid.

My favourite toy was some rip off version of "Operation" that I got as a kid. I was in the hospital for a kidney infection and my parents gave me a choice of any toy I wanted.  Being in the hospital I asked for operation, they could not find it and i swear they got this one from the black market or something, or maybe some guy's basement.  But seriously, you held the tweezers the wrong way and you hit the edge, you got more than just a buz and a red light, YOU got zapped!

Also a few months ago, talking to my wife about putting my tongue on a 9volt battery as a kid.  She said she had never heard of it and never tried it.  I grabbed one for her and she gave it a go... what a good sport!

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 08:35:55 AM »
I had the clackers as a kid as well.  My favourite game as a kid was Battling Tops.   My brothers and I spent many hours battling it out.  The game was recently re-released and I bouth one for my kids and they also had a blast with it.  Of course when my brother s came for a visit we quickly took over the game.  Battling tops and beers..   What a night.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 08:43:50 AM »
Battling tops was one of my favourites as a kid.  Spent most of our time playing road hockey though.   :laugh2:

Remember this BD??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uw5crBtIqs
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 08:50:22 AM »
"It's in the wrist action"...  :A_laughing_matter:

I had Rebound as a kid.  Had a blast with that one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQe6UbotWhc&feature=related

There was another game I had, the "game board" was a hard plastic mold shaped like a mountain and there was a path with short cuts, you could almost say it was snakes and ladders like in that you could take a shortcut but you could also always fall back down the mountain as well.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 08:53:45 AM »
Man, I remember all of those things.  But I'm not sure the date on mine but the Clackers I had were coated in powder that would basically explode.  Smelled awful.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 08:55:15 AM »
Man, I remember all of those things.  But I'm not sure the date on mine but the Clackers I had were coated in powder that would basically explode.  Smelled awful.

The clackers I played with were probably the 80's rip offs made with hard plastic.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 08:56:30 AM »
Hmmm - childhood?  That far back eh....  I think we played with sticks and stones ;)

But I remember clackers, not from my first childhood, but from my second, when my kids were little.  Bruised wrists?  You bet I did :)

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 08:57:17 AM »
This is obviously an updated version but do you remember having one of these as a kid?

http://www.amazon.com/NSI-07733-Wood-Burning/dp/B00000JB9N

I had mine at 11. :)

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 09:02:46 AM »
I even had clackers but then they were outlawed here. 

Let's see what did I do before TV's were invented.........    ;)

Paper Dolls were a big deal for me.  I liked them even more then Barbie Dolls (or generic Barbie as my parents couldn't afford the real Barbie).  MYSTERY DATE was my absolute favorite game to play.  I always ended up with the Poindexter though.   8).  Easy Bake Ovens and lots of jump rope.  Man I am such a GIRL.  I have a brother one year older then me so we played Battleship, kick ball, Monopoly and Risk a lot too.  He would get too intense though and I would go back to my Mystery Date.   :nod:  He would cheat and sit (literally) on a bunch of money while playing Monopoly.  He use to call it his "ARREARS" bank account.  True story.   :A_laughing_matter:   He always was a dumb ass.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 09:03:15 AM »
This is obviously an updated version but do you remember having one of these as a kid?

http://www.amazon.com/NSI-07733-Wood-Burning/dp/B00000JB9N

I had mine at 11. :)

Nope, never had that.  One Christmas though my parents got my brothers and I our own kit that allowed you to make a wide range of projects, from a balsa wood plane, to a "hot air" balloon but with helium instead.  We never really made much of anything from the kit, but we did suck up the helium from the can because it gave us funny voices for an afternoon.

Anybody ever get one of these from the dollar store or local convenience store?



Whenever we'd go visit friends of our parents my brothers and I would walk to the corner store and pick up a few of these planes as these visits were often boring for us and gave us something to do.  Last summer while in PEI we were out and about and I came across a store selling the same plans, I bought 3 of them, knowing they wouldn't last long.  My wife was just rolling her eyes as I spent a good couple of hours on the beach just tossing these planes around, making adjustments to them to control the flights.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 09:06:56 AM »
My friend had a little airplane like that Bones and he let me try it and when it crashed and we were picking up the pieces he got run over by a garbage truck. 

True story.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 09:09:08 AM »
You mean the balsa wood?  Because these foam WWII "replica" planes were not something that smashed to pieces as they were only 5 pieces total.  You had the body, the wings, and the tail wing, and then a plastic nose to give it weight where the propeller also stuck on.  Here's a picture of the packaging.

I'm only questioning the accuracy of the planes in your story, not your friend getting run over by a garbage truck.


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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 09:10:26 AM »

Anybody ever get one of these from the dollar store or local convenience store?




I used to buy tonnes of those when I was younger. 

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 09:14:50 AM »
I didn't say it smashed into a hundred pieces or anything.  We were just picking up whatever pieces there were and he got run over.  There was an ambulance and everything.  It was about grade 2.  He busted up a leg real bad. 

I hadn't even thought about that story in about 25 years. 
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010, 12:09:30 PM »
Holy Crap (See FV I learn)  :mrgreen:

I had Battling Tops, Rebound and that exact same Wood Burning Kit.  I speant hours trying to burn out the orange patterns...
My Sister and I played Rebound for hours....as did we with Battling Tops.

Cool...I forgot about all three of those.  :thumbsup:

Does anyone remember the game that was essentially a Tube, you put sticks through it and then filled the tube with marbles? The idea was to pull out as many of the sticks you could before the marbles dropped.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010, 12:15:58 PM »
Kerplunk!   :laugh2:
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2010, 12:23:34 PM »
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2010, 12:26:28 PM »
Mouse Trap...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzbRkWGLv0

Evel 4 ever...

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And hell why not a little 6 mil man action.... with bionic grip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRPdWzWltPI&feature=related
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