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Old 01-14-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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And not the nasty kinds that you buy at the stores with no windows. I mean the kind from your childhood when everything was innocent and not in a state of collapse like it seems everything is today. Seemed like a neat thread ideawith all the generations of people and all the years of companies that can be brought up.

I know it wasn't too long ago for me but I think mine was anything fett related from star wars. I remember I had a early Bobba Fett Slave I and I still have the Jango Fett Slave I from when Episode II came out.
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MY favorite toys huh...i always had 4 wheelers and 3 wheelers ohhhh 3 wheelers are so much fun...Where i lived they were great as all my frineds lived a mile or 10 down some ole dirt roads away so id always hop on one and race down some dirtoads and across a a feild or two and hang with my buds....ANd my guns i had 2 ..22'* they were my babys
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I was a bit of a sheltered kid so I didnt get around guns til 14ish. Although we do still have the four wheeler that I roamed the forests on, I remember it had 4quarts of oil in it at one point and didnt want to work, this is before I knew anything auto related.
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Lol i got my first gun when i was 8 or 9...i had one once 2 stroke i was riding along and the idle set screw came out of the carb.....I looked back and saw no smoke coming from the exhaust and said oh **** turned around to head home got about 10 feet and it died...I had just gotten it that day and was soo stoked forgot to check the oil...anyways got home it was seized upfilled it with oil pured some up top she broke free and still ran shockingly...Not very well as i did a compression test and it only had 60 where as itt had 135 before tore t apart..Chipped piston fried rings and head was riddled with pistons bits hehe..my cousin has it now he bored it and got er all runnin good still rides it
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I built a go cart. just the push kind. Really liked that. But I would say my favorite was my train set. I had the run of the basement so I had a 8'x8' layout.
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I remember having a small circle track, I liked it because it shot out steam, that seemed like a neat feature to me for the time.
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i never had toys :( lol
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He just had a realllllllllllllllllllyyyyy big sand box lol

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Hmmm, I assume you mean as a kid before the bigger toys. I had an awesome HO scale slot car set with the corkscrews, banked turns, and loop the loops.

A 2 foot tank that was run remote control, which in those days meant you chased behind it with the remote control wired to the tank.

A 1000 piece Chemistry set. In which I made solutions colored, cloudy, smokin, and then clear again and drank a gulp of it to the delight of siblings and cousins. That stunt took some research and luck. And a stern warning if I ever did it again, the set was gone.

Two items I used alot cost nothing to by. One was a 9000 volt neon light transformer I discovered alot about electrical theory with. And a neat 4 foot high Jacobs ladder made with cooper rods. The other was rubber band guns that shot half a wooden cloths pin. I forget the gentleman who showed me how, but in the end, all my freinds ended up with one and we had awesome war games. Didn't back the sting of a paint ball, but effective enough.


Time lapse of a "Jacobs Ladder". I use to put things in its path to view the bending, piercing, and burning. And found myself thrown on my azz more than once.
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Lego'*. You could build ANYTHING with those. And I had a huge set of legos.

When I was a little older, it was XBOX. The original one. I was one of the first kids on the block to mod it and run linux. Then XBMC came out and there was a good looking front end to go with the mod. And when the 360 came out, there was a new skin for XBMC that made the dashboard look just like a 360. Good times.
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