Forgotten toys

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I still have this childhood toy (the submarine):

Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows, Friday, 18 May 2007 21:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

at what age did your pyromaniac tendencies take over and you destroyed those forgotten toys w/ fireworks or BB gun

Funny I was just mentioning this yesterday

Michael White, Friday, 18 May 2007 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

there's also a picture of 2-year-old latebloomer with birthday cake all over his face and carrying his brand new little people toy helicopter

latebloomer, Friday, 18 May 2007 21:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyone remember Sweet Secrets?

Yes! My sister and the neighbor girl were into these, sort of a charm bracelet version of Transformers. Neighbor had the house which was pretty cool. No one else remembers them though. It's funny how you kind of assume the toys you played with must have been the really popular ones of the era, even though it just ends up being what caught your dad's eye at Service Merchandise or whatever. But for a simple twist of fate you would reminisce about entirely different toys that occupied endless weeks of childhood.

For me, it was as much yard-sale Playmobil as could possibly be attained, populating a world of wooden blocks and miscellaneous plastic monsters et cetera. I was talking the other day with some people about this and discovered that to many, this kind of toy integration was considered some sort of sacrilege - to me it was just so natural!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 18 May 2007 23:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

I had a matchbox car version of that parking ramp thing, folded up into a little suitcase.

dan selzer, Friday, 18 May 2007 23:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

do kids still play with toy cars ? i assume they do, so have the toy cars come along in any advanced way like do they have any steering mechanism yet? i always hoped for some kind of pressure sensitive side doors that would control the front wheels.

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am too old for the toys in this thread, but the most badass toy I ever owned was probably Horrible Hamilton:

Aimless, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 17:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

one of these has passed through like 30 years worth of children in my family.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...


Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Still available actually.

everything, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:02 (five years ago) Permalink

It's called the "Daddle" now.

everything, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I began to say that I rode my Dad bareback and thought better of it. :/

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink


dream words & nightmare paragraphs from a red factory in a dead town (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Dyin' over here...

Ham House showdown (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink

VG irl lol

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

So the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread was Creepy Crawlers (and the Creeple People, Fun Flowers etc. variants.) Evidently there's a version of these plastic-molding things still being made.

Ham House showdown (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

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