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Old 11-20-2006, 10:00 AM   #21
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what about erector sets, those were so fun
bought one for my nephew last year. toys r us was clearancing them out.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:05 AM   #22
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what about erector sets, those were so fun
My brother and I shared one of those when we were little. It came in a real metal toolbox, had nice, sharp metal pieces, and real metal tools. We even had the electric motor with the gears and chain.

Of course, that was back in the day when kids were prepared for real life, not the version of life the Tree-Hugging-Helmet-Wearing-Peace-Freaks want you to believe is out there. If you cut yourself on a metal part, your Dad made sure you didn't need stitches and said "Welcome to real life"...
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:16 AM   #23
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wow there are some GREAT memmories in this thread... i wanna be a kid again!
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Here'* more...Tinker Toys. For something that was made entirely of wood, those things rocked. Then they went plastic...then died.

Spirograph - When was the last time you saw a set at your local Wally World or Toys R Us? Nowadays, you see "Doodle Doug" which does the exact same thing...on it'* own. Where is the fun in that?

Snoopy Snow Cone Maker....now THAT was something I always wanted as a kid but never got

Capsella - Remember those? Clear bubble things with gears, transfer cases, and shafts inside. You can join them together to make...damn near anything you wanted, even boats and submarines if memory serves.

Lisa Frank stickers and felt posters...not for me, but my sister always had to have them.

GI Joe Apache Helicopter - took my dad 3 hours to put that thing together one Christmas day, and it was BAD A$$.

Radio Shack 200+ experiment kit - that kept me busy for a while. Actually made the crystal radio and was shocked when I could actually hear stuff come from it, though it sounded remarkably close to a poltergeist

Viewmaster Projector - just load up your standard Viewmaster disks and have a little movie in your bedroom.

Nerf Boomerangs....the 3-bladed foam terror that would NEVER come back to you, but was fun throwing it around the palyground at school.

Pogo Balls....though they are trying to make a comeback now.

The "Animal" - remember those big battery powered cars that if they got stuck for some reason, the tires would split open to reveal claws? Those things NEVER worked right.

Sit-n-Spin'* - Kinda reminded me of huge "Sorry" game pieces.
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I miss the TV shows:

Alf
Growing Pains
Saved By The Bell
Murder She Wrote

to name a few
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Radio Shack 200+ experiment kit - that kept me busy for a while. Actually made the crystal radio and was shocked when I could actually hear stuff come from it, though it sounded remarkably close to a poltergeist
I had one of those!! That was probably the most awesome present my folks ever gave me!!
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I miss the TV shows:

Alf
Growing Pains
Saved By The Bell
Murder She Wrote

to name a few
You left out McGuyver and the A-Team....two shows that taught you how to think on your feet
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