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Most played with game/toy as a child.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kennyh, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Another mental thing we used to do was make/throw French Arrows(frenchies) from one end of the street to the other-mates would dodge them at the receiving end-how no one was killed I'll never know ;-)
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  2. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Haha I thought you meant the 2d acrylic cut out players.....Who remembers Striker? proper crap mechanised footie game....
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  3. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Was that the one with wedges on the players? Total shite that.

    I always used Everton in our league, and then switched to Brazil. It was wrong though as they supplied 11 black players when 4 were white at the time. I tried to paint four of the faces with pink paint and made a right balls of it so painted them brown again:D
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  4. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    A Hornby-Dublo train set; the old-fashioned type with three rails. I got it for Christmas when I was ten or so. Me and my brother spent a fortune (well, a few quid) buying new engines, rolling stock, station gubbins. It now resides in my brother's loft, where it will probably stay.

    Annoyingly, we have no sons, so no chance of re-living those glory days. My daughters were only interested in My Little Pony and suchlike when they were nippers.
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  5. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    Game Boy and Mega Drive for me. Man I killed those consoles day in day out for years and aside for an occasional blow on the cartridge or ports were faultless.
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  6. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

    Webley Vulcan .177 air rifle - Got it took off me not long after getting it for my 9th birthday.
    Kawasaki KX125 - Was so excited getting that for my 14th birthday.
    Sinclair 48k ZX Spectrum - Probably used that more than anything else - Well that or my mums Kays catalogue.
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  7. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

  8. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Indoors-Lego, the old skool stuff, Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars and track-anyone else have their hide blistered by that nasty orange track? Mighty Mike, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs and various other build-it sets, GI Joe, Major Matt Mason, Billy Blastoff.

    Outdoors-My bicycles that went all over hells creation, Daisy Carbine BB gun, tent that I camped outside in the entire summer off from school, basketball/football/baseball gear, fishing rod and tackle. A summer then seemed to last a long time...until the last week before school started!
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  9. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Didn't it just. And my birthday was always a week after we broke up so double result!!
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  10. tuga

    tuga European

  11. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    We used to be able to take our favourite toy in too on the last day of school before the holiday.
    I remember a bloke in our class and it's Gods honest truth was sent to the headmaster for making his Action man mount some poor girls Cindy doll :D
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  12. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    I got a TRS-80 Model 1 as an 11 year old and i'm still playing with it.

    A close second would be my Realistic 75 in 1 Electronics Project Kit.
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  13. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    I'll bet they weren't cheap at the time.
  14. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    That was the rascals in lower sixth for you.
  15. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    My best toy was a Trick Track Road Rally, a kind of less sophisticated Scalextric. The cars only went in a straight line, and changed direction by running up against the walled bends of track. Still got it in the loft with the price sticker on - 59/11.
    Also had Meccano later, and a second hand Action Man with a foot missing. Told my mates it got blown off by a mine!
  16. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Got to be Lego; and the Mamod TE-1a I bought (with some help...) when I was seven yrs old.

    I still have both; and the Mamod still gets the occasional run!

    Not bad at 40yrs old this year :eek:
  17. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

  18. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I was given a chemistry set

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  19. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member


    Lego, meccano and toy soldiers (the miniature variety) and I would set them up as opposing sides and use marbles to knock them down. Some great battles were had!


    If I wasn’t riding a bicycle or kicking a ball about I would often be in the garden helping (or was it hindering?) my dad clearing leaves, digging and generally getting in the way, building my tree house, and, yes, the bonfires!
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  20. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Then when I was 14 or so, Tamiya went head to head with Kyosho.

    Christ they were fabulous days.
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