Childhood Toys

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  1. Hesmond

    Hesmond Well-Known Member

    A huge remote control tank by Marx ,based on the Patton around 1/12th scale so for a 8 year old as big as a house went with those large WW2 Marx figures spent Christmas 1966 in heaven , also loved the old Britians Swoppets ,better than Timpo ?
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    My Mum made a Great Uncle Bulgaria & an Orinoco.
    I wouldn't be surprised if they were still about .
    Think I'll look next time I'm there.
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    I totally forgot I had this.
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  4. South

    South Member

    I was born in the 80s and our first computer was an Amstrad CPC464. Still have it in my Dad's loft, it still works too. Used to love playing Postman Pat and Chuckie Egg on it!

    My favourite thing was my Raleigh trike, which my 3 year old now rides around on. We went for a day out at Brooklands Museum a few weeks ago and they have one the same (but newer looking) on display. Made me feel a bit old!

    I still have loads and loads of my old toys, I'm a bit too sentimental!
  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I wonder if it was one of these?
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Super Ball

    Cost 1 shilling and sixpence in the sixties , ground breaking stuff at the time.
    It would bounce to the stars ,well ok 40 foot in the air and go random.
    Over the roof of the house and into the greenhouse.
  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Those were great but it was always only about a day or two before somebody decided to hit it with a stickball bat and shoot it into parts unknown
  8. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Apologises if it has been on here already.
    Remember the Jetex? I had a Campbell land speed record car and boat that shot down a piece of string.
    Always struck me as highly unstable and probably went a lot slower than l remember.
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  10. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    Always something like this for me and our kid...​
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice one.
    A cousin had the full works.
    Still alarming how stuff you completely forgot comes flooding back.
  12. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Our boys had something like that fort, not the railway line though.
    Their favourite "toys", in the '70s, were small suitcases containing a selection of replica handguns. Most of them were cap guns. I expect they would be banned now.
  13. John Redell

    John Redell Member

  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    My mother bought one of those forts for me at a church rummage sale. It still had all the parts and was in the original box. Great toy and such a treat because it was a complete surprise and not my birthday or Christmas. I remember getting it as if it was yesterday and not 55 years ago.

    The pieces snapped together and the corner blockhouses had clips on them to keep the sides aligned. Gates opened and closed too.
  15. toki2

    toki2 Junior Member

    One brother had a fort, another a farmyard and I had a doll's house. All totally different scale sizes, but we played happily together until the fort's cannon (adapted to fire marbles by said brother) destroyed everything. Mother came when the commotion started, slapped all of us and sent us to our rooms. Happy days!
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  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Here's my Crosman that I got around 1967.

    I found it up in mom's attic a couple of years ago. Had the seals replaced and it works perfectly again.

    .22 pellets with CO2. This one has six inch barrel and was called Crosman Target 38. My friend had one with four inch barrel that was called the Combat 38.

    Six shot single double action with adjustable sights. All of our models eventually met their destruction from them.

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  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

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  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I've still got my medieval fort/castle. I re-built it and added some extra pieces for my younger cousin back in the 1980's. I loved playing with it and many an hour with my Airfix soldiers.
  19. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

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    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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