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Most played with game/toy as a child.

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

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Cool! I’d be curious to see where I’d have ended up had I got into computers at that early age. I saw my first, a BBC B, at a friend’s house at age 19 or 20, and it wasn’t until almost a decade later that I really dived in fully and got something approaching a career out of it.
     
  2. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Oh I’ve always been a pyromaniac, I used to make my own dangerous creations, bury them over the sand hills and then set them off... never got boring. Filling balloons from my mate’s dad’s oxyacetylene torch was endless (and really sketchy) fun. Cheap toy cars, petrol and some matches made for some spectacular toy car crashes. I won’t go into further detail in case I get myself in trouble.:D
     
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  3. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    postscripts:

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    (still a big fan of Lego at 47)
     
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  4. Derek Wright

    Derek Wright pfm Member

    just remembered the noble art of collecting and flicking Cigarette Cards, flicking was a gambling game with the object of winning your mates cigarettes card during break at school.

    Collecting postage stamps, sticking them in albums, swapping them and buying mail order from stamp clubs. You would receive an album of stamps and send back the album with the stamps you didn't want plus postal order for the amount you owed.
     
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  5. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Lego for me.
     
  6. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Gat air pistol. With darts.
     
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  7. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    I recognise that Lego kit from my childhood... what is it??
     
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  8. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Hard shout that, I lean towards Kyosho and then back to Tamiya. Both great firms for Lotus models. However Tamiya sponsored the F1 cars so I'll plump for them......however the Kyosho Nostalgia series was awesome.
     
  9. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    By ‘eck, we were poor. Airfix racetrack instead of Scalextric, Betta Builder instead of Lego... Mind you, I loved my Meccano, Airfix kits and Jetex powered Keil Kraft planes!

    Mick
     
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  10. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Matchbox Motorway here, so we could turn our matchbox cars into track racers
     
  11. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Meccano is ace, I’d enjoy building stuff with Meccano now.
     
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  12. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

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  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    car mat was excellent - I am sure it taught me the basics of driving, that led to me be the supremely expert driver I am today.

    The home autopsy kit, was the pinnacle of xmas presents I recieved as a teenager
     
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  14. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Was that called "operation"? Two Aunties turned up on Christmas day once both offering this to ME as a gift.

    They were both told in no uncertain terms to get their acts together or not bother coming to see me on Christmas day ever again with offerings like that. One shite present I can understand, two on the same day scarred me for life.
     
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  15. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Lego set 8860
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  16. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Jesus, you were picky mate. I loved Operation. It was a top present when I was 10.

    I, before music took over my life, mostly asked for Scalextric cars, I was careful to specify which ones I actually wanted, but somehow always ended up with TR7s or Minis, alternately sloooooow or top heavy/crash happy. Although, one glorious Christmas my gran got me an Escort Mexico and a March 6 wheeler.

    The March was a bit heavy and slow, but never, ever fell off the track, so was a bit of smart choice.
     
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  17. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

    Did anyone here have a wind up Evil Knievel bike? I used to fire mine down the stairs.
     
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  18. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Yep had that, we had a long drive so made big ramps for it. Also had a 6 Million Dollar Man, which seemed cool at the time, but in retrospect was actually a bit shit.

    Before I was allowed actual projectile weapons, I had a Tin Can Alley, which I learned how to cheat with, there was a little switch under the fore end of the rifle stock that turned on the light/torch that activated the target...
     
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  19. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Never did get this to go with my Minic car and Hornby? train sets...

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  20. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Ker plunk, Mouse trap and cack like that were also other thoughtless presents unliked Aunties would buy for me at Christmas, why they just never put cash in an envelope and posted it to me beats me.
    Not picky Rob but these Aunties should compare notes on what they're buying for a special nephew instead of rocking up with duplicate presents. Operation was for girls anyway:D

    I love your gran though.....a Mexico is bought with love and much thought, a top lady.
     
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