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Old 09-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #76
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...and then there was always someone you didn't have which, of course, you had to get.
oh man the gi joe's with the rubber band holding the halves together, broke a few of them by twisting it 1 too many times lol
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:18 PM   #77
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LOL. Yes, these things are freakin awesome. In fact, I still have mine, and this past summer, my friends and I would get drunk and fire water balloons off my balcony in downtown Hoboken. It was completely immature but hilarious.

Here's one that didn't live up to the hype:



I mean, it was a pretty boring board game with 10 seconds of excitement at the end. Furthermore, one part never worked correctly and it completely botched the finish.

Edit: Oh, someone already beat me to it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:35 PM   #78
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speaking of lame board games

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:36 PM   #79
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If you ever played with an old 60's version of mousetrap it worked much better. The cheapo 80s plastic just wasn't manufactured well enough.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #80
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speaking of lame board games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VBbFR7gwpU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d42yA...eature=related

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:56 PM   #81
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Transformers action figures were totally awesome.

Also I can't stop laughing at that pic of the inflatable pool
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:18 PM   #82
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seriously man, so awesome

also, water balloons were probably the most sought after, coveted, and valued thing ever in my neighborhood. I don't know wtf are parents were thinking, cuz when I got a job years later I saw that these things were INCREDIBLY CHEAP. like 100 for $2.

WTF mom, you can't buy me some ****ing water balloons? Now I'm in therapy, thanks.

But yeah, water balloons and squirt guns and man we had some seriously kick ass summers.

The 50 was the classic standard issue assault rifle, and we had those little cheapo pistols/boot guns.

Then I remember my grandma got me this really badass one and it wasn't too heavy. Twin streams, big tank, TONS of pressure and each nozzle was 4 way adjustable, man that thing was cool.

Damn, I've been considering getting in to paintball since I love CS:S so much, thinking about all this makes me want to even more. Anyone in the Fremont area wants to get some paintball action going on this spring let me know.
Completely agree about water balloons. THey were like little-kid currency. Even more sought-after was a kid who had a proper faucet to fill them up with.

Around the time of the SS100 & 200 I got my hands on an off-brand backpack water gun. It was basically like the bucket-fill single-barrel ones, but it carried over a gallon of water. The backpack was heavy and uncomfortable as hell, so i put it in an old jansport and murdered every kid on the block. It wasn't even fair.

They'd be going at me with their 50 & 100 and I'd fire a blast as big as their whole tank in one shot... It was incredible...
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:53 PM   #83
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Thank you, I've been trying to remember the name of this one for a long time. I loved that game.
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I was just talking about this game the other day. I couldn't remember what it was called. I described it as, "you're a hiker going up a mountain and there is a Taz loooking type guy at the top, he spins and if he knocks you off you start over."

They had no clue what I was talking about. hahah
i cant find the commercial anywhere but here is a video of the game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceu7NnOOI_k
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:59 PM   #84
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how about knex?

You want me to build a rollercoaster? **** you, how about i build a gun and use it to shoot my sister's barbies around
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:04 PM   #85
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how about knex?

You want me to build a rollercoaster? **** you, how about i build a gun and use it to shoot my sister's barbies around
I was an erector-set kid, personally. I liked stuff that stayed together until you told it not to. knex-based weapons had a higher chance of falling apart when you least expected it. I also had a LOT of fun with Construx, which were less common than either knex or erector.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:48 PM   #86
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yeah i think i had the construx, they came in a cardboard tube right? I never had the erector set but I think my cousin did.

Matchbox car ramps are/were still amazing too. My grandparents still have all the old toys my dad and all his brothers/sisters had as a kid, and I mean all of them. To this day when I go visit I get all my cousins together and we try to make the cars do a loop without falling/crashing. We've got it pretty dialed now.

**** etch a sketch but does anyone remember that little face with the magnetic filings and the magnet pen? That thing was cool as hell

also, lincoln logs. Jesus we had them for play time in the 2nd grade and my god it was glorious. Never enough time, never enough logs.

Also, **** spiralgraph so hard, there was nothing more frusturating than that thing.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:01 PM   #87
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i would always see the knex rollercoaster set up in kb toys....when my parents finally got it for me i spent about 20 minutes trying to build it and said f-this...def one of the bigger disappointments
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:18 PM   #88
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Shogun Warriors, these guys rock, 2 feet tall and they shot ****!!!

This was mine, he threw throwing stars and little hatchets, and did something else I don't remember.



This is similar to my brother's, his shot his fist and rockets from his chest.



This was also the coolest thing ever!



For the youngsters, that's the Evel Knevel stunt set.

Holy crap!! Are you me!!!??!?!

My brother and I had the exact two Shogun warriors and I had the Evel Knevel stunt set too!! (there were 3 or 4 different Shoguns in the original set)

Weird.

My brother and I would set up a bunch of green army men in an old playskool town set and proceed to attack the town with the awesome projectiles from the Shogun.

I remember the second generation Shoguns didn't have the projectiles since the could easily take out an eye or choke someone to death. Pussies.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #89
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mouse trap sucks balls too imo
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:25 PM   #90
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yeah i think i had the construx, they came in a cardboard tube right? I never had the erector set but I think my cousin did.
I don't remember what htey came in. It was gray plastic pieces with blue connectors. They were the nuts.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #91
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TOMY is the king of crappy toy makers.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:12 PM   #92
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Holy crap!! Are you me!!!??!?!

My brother and I had the exact two Shogun warriors and I had the Evel Knevel stunt set too!! (there were 3 or 4 different Shoguns in the original set)

Weird.

My brother and I would set up a bunch of green army men in an old playskool town set and proceed to attack the town with the awesome projectiles from the Shogun.

I remember the second generation Shoguns didn't have the projectiles since the could easily take out an eye or choke someone to death. Pussies.

Freaky, we used to do the same thing with the army men, well, we've got great taste!
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:13 PM   #93
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omg thanks for mentioning constux. i loved them but hadn't thought about them in forever. i had this set and others. one of them came in a plastic tool box type thing.

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Old 09-24-2008, 12:19 AM   #94
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I don't remember if their ad campaign was great or not but I freakin loved these things and still have a ton of them packed away somewhere


found a commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuBut...eature=related
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:05 AM   #95
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I don't remember if their ad campaign was great or not but I freakin loved these things and still have a ton of them packed away somewhere


found a commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuBut...eature=related
Did these things come in cereal boxes occasionally? I seem to remember mine smelling like marshmallows or something. I could be way off though.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:02 AM   #96
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This literally changed my life. I don't know if there were Mindstorms commercials, but I guess there must have been. Anyway, Lego in general and Mindstorms in particular were the greatest toys ever. About a year ago, my mom moved to a smaller house and had a yard sale. I found out she sold my huge crate full of Legos for something like $30. I was more sad about that than I was when my grandmother died.

+1 on Super Soakers. The right tech at the right time imo.

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Old 09-24-2008, 02:14 AM   #97
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YngIuQoBRIs

I remember getting this thing for christmas when I was 7 and being so jacked up about it. The thing went so fast it was really hard to keep it on the track. I remember my clumsy friend came over and of course tripped and fell right on the big loop part and basically destroyed it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #98
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHpycDDElQY

I also remember getting this marble roller coaster thing that seemed really awesome but I spent FOREVER setting it up without ever getting it to work right. Stupid piece of ****. Cool concept though.
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I don't remember if their ad campaign was great or not but I freakin loved these things and still have a ton of them packed away somewhere


found a commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuBut...eature=related
Holy ****!! Muscle guys! I had boatloads of those! I even had the god-awful NES game "Muscle Tag Team Wrestling". That takes me back.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:26 AM   #100
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I think Legos are hands-down my favorite toys ever. Seriously, I could play with these things for hours and hours. The Pirate collection was the best of them all, imo:



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