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Since: 29.1.02
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So, what was it?

Mine was a set of doll houses made by Takara from the late 70s/early 80s. They were for a doll named Lisa that I don't even remember having, but the doll houses were awesome. Each room had a plastic floor/walls that folded up so you could carry them around or store them easily. There were little appliances that "worked" -- I don't remember how, but I drove my parents crazy with the doorbell and washing machine. There was a kitchen, living room, bedroom, laundry room, and some kind of little makeup room. Barbie was slightly too tall for all of it, but I'd spend hours playing, just to use those doll houses.
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My favorite childhood toy memories center on two car related toys (I couldn't pick one).

Sizzlers - basically matchbox cars that you charged up with a giant "gas pump" filled with D-Cell batteries. Best birthday present I ever got.

U-Drive It - This one was basically a magnet underneath a map that pulled the car along. Turning the steering wheel moved the car closer or farther from the center. Such a simple concept but I remember playing with it for hours on end. Santa really came through on this one.
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Masters of the Universe. And then the big rubber LJN wrestlers. And then the NES.

I also had this baseball pinball game that I didn't really understand as a little kid but I'd love to have one now.



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As a little kid I had this stuffed monkey named Jocko. Mom had to fix him I am sure a million times. He went everywhere with me.

Older? I guess my baseball mitt. Tim Lobdell (who lived next door) and I played baseball about 97% of daylight hours even in winter if the snow wasn't too bad. I had a GI Joe at one point and recall blowing him up with an M-80. A mailbox too. I didn't really have many inside activities other than reading and watching the Cubs and Bozo growing up. Oh, and Garfield goose too, and maybe Family Classics in the winter on Sunday afternoon. Video games were after my time.

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    Originally posted by KJames199


    I also had this baseball pinball game that I didn't really understand as a little kid but I'd love to have one now.


didn't have that one, but I had this - but I believe I was a young adult at the time. Like 20s.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-1977-mattel-handheld-electronic-football-game-works-good-/401320883908?hash=item5d7096b6c4:g:YfQAAOSwCQZZC5JT




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I had this for baseball:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/​wiki/​File:​Pulsonic_​Baseball_​II_​by_​Mego_​Corp.,_​Copyright_​1979_​(LED_​Handheld_​Electronic_​Game).jpg


And this for football:

https://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Electronic_​Quarterback

After having them laying in my old bedroom closet at my parents house for many many years, I ended up selling both of them on Ebay about 5 years ago for a nice profit.



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And I also had hot wheels - the old orange track - jumping cars into each other and so on. I ended up blowing a couple of them up with an M80 too.

My Dad was desperate for me to love model trains but I just found them frustrating. They kept jumping the tracks.



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I had the Mattel Classic Football 2. My friend dropped it down his stairs, which killed the sound. At first I was pissed, until I realized I didn't have to worry about whether I turned the sound off while I was playing when/where I wasn't supposed to.

Like Kevintripod, I had a baseball game as well, Entex Electronics Electronic Baseball. Really liked that one because you could play with two players.

We also had an Atari. And of course, the LJN WWF action figures, including the wrestling ring. However, most of the time, my friends and I were outside from sun up until sun down playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis. I was a free range child. Until the street lights came on. If you weren't home by then, good luck.
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Mr. Quarterback.

When I was around 10, my parents got me this for my birthday. Being a December baby, it was right smack in football season. I played with that thing every day. By myself or with friends. It was the best.

Stretch Armstrong was also a favorite until my brother and I ripped him apart and his "insides" got all over the living room area rug. We were subsequently grounded for a week and Stretch found a new home in the garbage.



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Since: 25.6.03
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I like the handheld football games - those were a major staple of my school years. But...

Transformers. No doubt. My friends and I would create entire storylines and spend all day running around with those. We religiously studied each robot's stats on the box with that little red filter-thingy and had arguments about who deserved what stats.

I believe my mom also said that she would never buy another Transformer for me after that initial X-mas when they were popular because she almost got run over by toy-crazed moms in a mall looking for them.

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Since: 16.10.02
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    Originally posted by Wpob

    Stretch Armstrong was also a favorite until my brother and I ripped him apart and his "insides" got all over the living room area rug. We were subsequently grounded for a week and Stretch found a new home in the garbage.


I had his enemy Stretch Monster. Green stretchy guy.

I think every kid must have gotten curious and tried to see what the "insides" were.
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Star Wars Kenner line. I still collect those things. I would say GI Joe, Masters of the Universe and Transformers would follow that. When the NES came around, the toys were put away due to the ridiculous amount of money games cost. I still love those lines. I had the LJN figures, but I only had a few.



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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    We religiously studied each robot's stats on the box with that little red filter-thingy
Whoa. Had entirely forgotten about that and just got major flashbacks.



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Since: 21.11.02
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    Originally posted by dwaters
      Originally posted by Wpob

      Stretch Armstrong was also a favorite until my brother and I ripped him apart and his "insides" got all over the living room area rug. We were subsequently grounded for a week and Stretch found a new home in the garbage.


    I had his enemy Stretch Monster. Green stretchy guy.

    I think every kid must have gotten curious and tried to see what the "insides" were.


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