The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pitts642, Dec 24, 2009.
What toys do you guys remember....
anyone remember the cars you crashed together and parts fell off,
Yep, I remember those cars that blew apart when you wound them up and ran them into something. Jeez, that memory had been buried a LONG time.
I still have one of those cars...
yeah,i've been searching,not the crashmobile,i was a 70's child,one was red,white and blue . like cut said think they had a rip cord to go.
My earliest and fave was my Evel Knievil wind-up Stunt Cycle. Wish I knew what happened to it...
I wish I could afford one of these...this one is going for over 800$ on ebay...
smash up derby
I was three and receive a wooden car and truck that my grandfather made in his harness shop. Wish I had them now. That was 1946.
E.K. stunt cycle was the coolest
sorry pitt but you asked,lol
we had an old furnace with a big grate and the first time i lost a door down there,granpa got it for me a little melted but i still played with that thing forever,maybe why i got into 50's cars,that or his 56,or they're just cool.
My brother and I had hour's of fun with one of those sets when I was a kid, but mine was not the stars and stripes model . That really brings me back to my childhood.
One of the few toys I remember having as a kid was the Rockem Sockem Robots. The first "splurge" I spent on myself when I got out of residency was for a vintage set of those. I still have them.
I still have all of my old toys....
Wife says I'm a pack rat....gonna have to haul the stuff outta the boxes and see whats there....the attic is full, I been hauling the stuff around for years....
hey crazy,this them?
Yep that's them. WOW.
never seen a playmobile before,pretty dang neat.
This is more along the lines of what I remember. Mid-60s.
yeah,pitts i don't even know how much stuff i put into that furnace grate,especially when i got into model cars and star wars,cool thread pitts, think you have all remembering the good old days,
I remember the crash and smash cars. I also had a Cox gas powered funny car.
You put a string stretch between two nails and let it rip.
Thats the ones i had. And i also had the formentioned evil knevil stunt cycle and stunt car but my brother and i blew them up with cherry bombs years ago.
I've still got a cox vega funny car,pinto funny car and front engine digger as well as a near mint in box testors vega funny car!
Wow, I had completely forgotten about that Smash Up Derby set, I had one of those in the mid '70's.
Two toys I wanted as a kid were "Jimmy Jet" and "Mighty Moe". Got a Mighty Moe. It was a plastic spring-loaded cannon that shot plastic balls. Jimmy Jet was a jet cockpit with sound. Remember "Tip It"? It was a game with a plastic guy balancing on his nose. He had two metal rods, one on each side. You'd spin a wheel, and have to load as many plastic "washers" onto your side as the spinner said. Whoever was the first to tip him over lost. Used to play that for hours. How about "Spirograph"?...plastic gears with multiple small holes. Put your pen in a hole, and run that gear around another and make designs. Slinkys were always fun. Got a boomerang made by Whamo. Had some fun with that, but lookout! One of my favorites was an erection set......ugh......make that an erector set! But now that I think about it, that other one was hours of fun too. Still have mine. Lost the original box it came in though, and it doesn't work as good as it used to.
Totally had these and the Evel Knievel stuff.....and got this too...
cant imagine why I went on to build racecars and fabricate signs...
I bought an AFX track and alot of cars this year for my twin girls .They love em .I rebought all the same cars I had when I was a kid ,And also I bought the batmobile the one with the flip front blade ,Which im currently restoring...
Well in 47 I got a steam engine and still got it and it still runs. Very cool toy and a couple of years later a huge erector set that kept me busy for many years to come.
I had the smash up derby cars too, and the Evel Knievel stunt cycle.
The best toys I had though were from my Uncle Chano, he was a merchant marine, and he would bring me old Japanese and Korean toys. I had a couple tin VW bugs, one was a bump and go, the other had the corded remote, it went forward and backward (so cool when I was six!). I had a walking puppy that would bark, he had the corded remote too so you could take him for walks.
The one I remember best though was the semi truck and trailer that took two D cells in the trailer. The cab lit up and it would pour smoke from its stacks if you put sewing machine oil in it! I'd love to have any of those toys back, we moved so much all that stuff is gone in the wind, along with my Dad's trainsets from when he was a kid...BUT my kids just opened their presents, and Dad had just as much fun as his boy playing with the "Mater the Greater" stunt set
Merry Christmas everybody!
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