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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    25 Sep '15 21:21
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Lots of wooden toys, some made by my father. Corgi die-cast cars. I remember a brilliant Fisher-Price cash register -- my sister's kids actually played with it the last few times they came over to England. An Aerobie and one of those three-pronged foam boomerangs. Tennis and badminton equipment. Lots of Commodore 64 and, later, Amiga 500 games and Mac software. And many, many books.
    I thought toys arrived to England until the 90s and, before that, you
    people played with knives and empty pint glasses. What a refreshing
    discovery.
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    25 Sep '15 21:23
    Ah, books. I discovered Jules Verne about age 8 and read everything I could get by him at the library.
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    25 Sep '15 21:25
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I thought toys arrived to England until the 90s and, before that, you
    people played with knives and empty pint glasses. What a refreshing
    discovery.
    I thought you Americans ate your toys, along with everything else.
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    25 Sep '15 21:261 edit
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Ah, books. I discovered Jules Verne about age 8 and read everything I could get by him at the library.
    My favourite author was Roald Dahl. I also loved John Wyndham, especially The Chrysalids and Chocky.
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    25 Sep '15 22:08
    A GB free forum.
  6. Standard memberSeitse
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    25 Sep '15 22:22
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    I thought you Americans ate your toys, along with everything else.
    Those yanks really do that. I witnessed it!

    Luckily I am not one, boyo.
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    26 Sep '15 00:02
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Those yanks really do that. I witnessed it!

    Luckily I am not one, boyo.
    Are you a Welsh-Mexican Muslim?
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    26 Sep '15 02:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    Blue Peter annuals (often acquired a year after they were published at jumble sales) although I was a Brit kid who rather straddled the Blue Peter v Magpie rivalry.
    Me too although I think overall I preferred Blue Peter.

    I also had the Dr Who annuals up to 1976
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    26 Sep '15 02:06
    subbuteo was a football game I never got fully into but was fascinated by the different sets, league edition, championship edition, World Cup edition etc.

    http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    26 Sep '15 02:231 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Promoted by a comment elsewhere I thought this might be a nice non-controversial topic.

    What games or toys do you strongly remember at certain ages?

    Early age stuff:
    I had a massive gun called a Jonney 7 when I was about 7 and I loved some robots called Zeroids when I was about 10. I also remember a race track game called Minic (before ScaleXtric).

    Anyone remember these?
    My dear parents sacrificed to provide their four sons and one daughter gifts at Christmas and on our birthdays: Toy Soldiers; an Army Doctor Set; War II Model Planes; a Chain Driven Tricycle and story books with pictures are a few of the ones I remember from the age of three to five.

    Note: Thanks for "a nice non-controversial topic.".
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    26 Sep '15 02:251 edit
    Deep south, US, 1950's.

    Toy soldiers, toy cowboys and Indians, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, marbles, tops, yo-yo's, bb gun, and bicycles.

    I now see the common factor in all of them was <I> had to make things happen and that might be the best thing about them. 😉

    edit: Also this:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/249236886/vintage-tudor-tru-action-electric?ref=related-1

    Still remember the buzzing sound and spending 30 minutes trying to get a touchdown because the pieces never went in the direction you pointed them.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    26 Sep '15 02:28
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Deep south, US, 1950's.

    Toy soldiers, toy cowboys and Indians, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, marbles, tops, yo-yo's, bb gun, and bicycles.

    I now see the common factor in all of them was <I> had to make things happen and that might be the best thing about them. 😉
    Great memories....
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    26 Sep '15 08:11
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Great memories....
    I remember my first bicycle: a red J.C. Higgins, single speed w coaster brake, front basket, and fenders.
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    26 Sep '15 09:13
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Ah, books. I discovered Jules Verne about age 8 and read everything I could get by him at the library.
    I went through that phase too, until I discovered Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Heinlein.
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    26 Sep '15 09:24
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Are you a Welsh-Mexican Muslim?
    Just your average ranch dressing-drinking Samoan.
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