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Most played with game/toy as a child.

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

  1. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Tin can Alley? good call!!
  2. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

    Always wanted a Tin Can Alley, but never got one :(
  3. fatmarley

    fatmarley Registered User

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  4. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Atari 2600 by a mile. Can't believe I am the first with that one.
  5. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Yes I had that I think. And a wind up plastic helicopter which I can remember loosing pretty much everywhere. It never closed down Gatwick though...
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  6. farfromthesun

    farfromthesun pfm Member

    I still have this set.
  7. Sean K

    Sean K pfm Member

    Huge meccano set with an electric motor. Teach yourself engineering! Endless model aircraft, the airfix 1/24 scale hurricane and a matchbox 1/48 Douglass Dauntless stand out in my memory.
    Haven't looked at a model kit since I was 15 (girls, bass guitar, under age drinking....) but find myself increasingly thinking about the airfix 1/24 mosquito. If I finished it, where the hell would I put it though?
  8. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    My earliest memory is LEGO, and so is my most recent. What a fabulous, timeless toy.
  9. venton

    venton pfm Member

    BSA Bantam which farmer kindly let me ride around his 300 acre farm.
    And it makes me shudder now, but I used to love chemistry and made endless rockets, fireworks and bangers from easily bought ingredients. Very lucky to be in one bit looking back. One invention was a toy rocket boat. This was a bit of bent copper tube hammered into a plank of wood. Filled with a mixture and then lit. When burning it was placed tube down in water and it propelled itself along. Absolutely ridiculously dangerous, of course my parents had no idea.
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  10. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Meccano, chemistry set, electrical set and train set indoors, air rifle, knife and fishing rod outdoors.

    Not sure if this counts but was also a keen amateur rocket, bomb and firearm maker in my early teens.

    I think you could get away with much more dangerous stuff in those days. Would probably get you locked up now, or put on a deradicalisation programme!
  11. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Another cool one was Mattel’s Vertibird helicopter, especially the original one that wasn’t later dumbed down-or made “safer”. Had a lot of fun with that!
  12. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    I once took a radio controlled grand prix black john player racing car to school - I loved it...

    in later years I had a big trak too...

    and talking of taking toys into school - I started a craze of making elastic band balls and had one the size of a mini football, but after a mate put his through his living room window they got banned at school (tho, only a few of us had them, as my uncle was a postman who introduced me to this with his healthy collection of elastic bands), and mine of under my desk when it got confiscated :(

    another mate had that 'Blip' electronic game and I wanted to buy one with my birthday money, my uncle took me down to buy it when I saw a airfix type lifesize magnum / 45 gun...it was heavy as it had lead weights in the handle...no one seemed overly bothered when I took it into junior school...
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  13. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Now I'm jealous of that one!!
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  14. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    I've still got my stamp collection I got from my granddad when I was around 10...3-400 and some from around 1920 iirc... tho, not of them were damaged as he put little bits of sticky tape on the back on them :(
  15. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Another great game, this one was given to me by an older cousin who'd "grown out of toys".

    Escalado, it amazed me seeing those cast horses bombing up the track.

    I then adapted it, I took the fences out of it and used it to train my subbuteo players, I'd make them do 6 furlongs each the night before a match:D
  16. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    yes, I got mine around 73/74...too young to appreciate it really...
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  17. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    my dad would buy me some nice presents...this one had rubber tyres - but the control was very simple tho...only had 1 button(?) and that would make the car go either left or right..
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  18. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

  19. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    No disrespect, but I don’t think I’m as old as you!!
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  20. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    My first computer was an Atari 1040 STe and I loved it but I was still an outdoors type person.

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