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    Favourite toy

    Back in my day my favourites were Action man and Subbuteo (both of which as collectables are worth a few quid) can remember Colditz, Buckeroo, Rebound, raving bonkers, timpo figures.
    What are you memories and favourites?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancs Harp View Post
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    Back in my day my favourites were Action man and Subbuteo (both of which as collectables are worth a few quid) can remember Colditz, Buckeroo, Rebound, raving bonkers, timpo figures.
    What are you memories and favourites?
    Loved my dads old subbuteo, he got me the reissue champions league version maybe 2006-ish and it was *****! Hasbro have absolutely ruined a classic with basic errors like not having the bases completely flat. I still play to this day at a subbuteo club near where I live, now use Zeugo players. I loved robosapien, scalextric, and those replica lightsabers that made the noise when you skelped your pal across the skull with them


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    I loved my board games. Monopoly, Cluedo, Risk and other strategy games. Nowadays I love card games, in particular the German bridge variant Skat.

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    Loved subbuteo, had the Jules Rimet World Cup edition with floodlights. Also liked,Rebound, Frustration, Ker Plunk and Mastermind. A particular favourite though was Evel Knievel, had the bike and the rocket shaped car, you wound the handle until they released and shot off up ramps I had made. I also was very rarely without my cowboy guns and holsters and my Winchester rifle. I was quick on the draw or so I thought. 😀

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    Memories are weird..

    With that in mind, if you'd asked a 10 year old me this question you might've heard a different answer.

    But looking back now I'd have to say it was my Evel Kneivel stunt cycle toy.
    That badass could jump over anything - and just like the real thing, no matter how much you smashed it, it came back for more!


    *A few years later, when the BMX craze took off, guess who inspired me.... Still got the scars.
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    A couple of things, my Aunty gave us an old Atari console, the one with the two paddles (white lines) that you moved up and down to hit a wee white dot to score against your opponent, it was brilliant and we spent many hours in front of our old black and white tv playing it

    A Scalectrix set we got from our Uncle one Christmas, just a very basic one with two cars and two controls, the controls were very fiddly and there was no way of actually controlling the speed of the cars. Main problem was that it needed about four big chunky batteries that were not supplied and we couldnt afford to buy. I think we eventually unboxed it the following Christmas 🤣

    My other favourite was a very simple yellow metal crane, nothing fancy, four wheels, a jib with a hook but hours of endless fun just turning the wee handle and lifting things up and down

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    Had a Subbuteo pitch stuck to a big plywood board. I was probably at the tail end of Subbuteos run as it was around the time the FIFA games started appearing on the Mega Drive and the like. What a game though, wish I had held on to some it it.

    Always been a big fan of games that everyone can play together at Christmas or other gatherings. Jenga, Uno etc. I got my daughter Hungry Hippos for Christmas last year and forgot how much fun that is.

    I was also in early primary school at the time to both the Thunderbirds craze resurgence and Power Rangers so had a Tracey Island and all the different Power Rangers dolls (green was my favourite obviously).

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    I was always into construction toys Lego and Meccano and Airfix models, had loads of planes dangling on strings from the ceiling in my bedroom. Did get into Subbuteo for a while with my mates had a mini league going (still got mine from 50 years ago now in the attic) was also keen on Action Man and Tommy Gun, the cheap alternative, I got for Christmas one year.

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    Forgot about my spud gun 🤣

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    Some great items already mentioned ..Iíll add Crossfire..liked a game of that

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    Thunderbirds was my favourite back in the 60s, I even had a John Tracey T5 space station!

    Some great board games as well, Wembley, Soccerama, Par Golf, Totopoly.

    Escalado was brilliant, a horse racing game with metal horses and a track that you bolted to the kitchen table 😂

    Then on to Table Soccer and eventually Subbuteo 😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Loved subbuteo, had the Jules Rimet World Cup edition with floodlights.
    Still got mine.
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    Anybody have that golf game where the player was on like a long pole, well golf club and you pulled like a trigger. Had a very foamy uneven green. Probably a pretty crap description that 🤪. Some great memories on here and an interesting comparison between generations.

    Casdon soccer or striker anyone?

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    My dad had a mate who imported stuff from Hong Kong so I had a skittle alley powered by elasstic band which was areal winner. There was also a footlall game played with a ball bearing and triggers 1-11 each side in a classic 2 3 5 formation.The longest survivor was the table football You know 4 handles each side eventually passed on to nephews.when I was about 20.
    Any board game, Monopoly, Cluedo, Careers, Risk, Go, Totopoly, Spy Ring.
    I do remember the golf game with the golfer on a pole.The Ideal "Curling" Game as well. Name escapes me.

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    My Matchbox London tram, which I still have now. My dad was an ECT/LRT driver, so it's painted with the madder paint he got me.

    It's now the oldest member of my 200+ bus collection.

    I also loved Airfix models and had them hanging from my ceiling. I still build them to this day. In fact, I bought a Boeing Deamliner for my birthday today.

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    Got a empty action man box for Christmas my dad said he was a deserter

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoreTheGreen View Post
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    Got a empty action man box for Christmas my dad said he was a deserter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancs Harp View Post
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    Anybody have that golf game where the player was on like a long pole, well golf club and you pulled like a trigger. Had a very foamy uneven green. Probably a pretty crap description that 🤪. Some great memories on here and an interesting comparison between generations.

    Casdon soccer or striker anyone?
    I had this too. Think it was called an Arnold Palmer Pro shot golf

    I loved my scalextric, but it was always breaking down. I used to make matchbox planes up, great fun

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    Scaletrix and subeuteo were big in my house as well my dad would skelp me at that almost daily before the amstrad and NES took over. I was quite into action figures, he-man, thundercats, turtles, wwf but I remember having this driving game that sat on your lap with a steering wheel gear stick and a screen that was just lights behind a moving track youíd move the car out the way of objects, some amount of time spent on that

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    Big bit of chipboard which was stored against the wall behind my mum and dad's wardrobe. Subbuteo pitch glued to one side. Hornby train track nailed to the other. Still got the original train set. Not so much the subbuteo gear.

    Battle Tops was a favourite. Also liked a game of Mastermind. Top Trumps another.

    Outdoors in the summer empty fairy liquid bottles filled with water amused us for hours. As did catching bees in washed jam jars from the neighbors flowering hedge.

    Darker evenings were occupied with hide and seek, chicken runs through the street back gardens and rose bud runs along the front.

    Who needed toys? 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibby Bairn View Post
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    Big bit of chipboard which was stored against the wall behind my mum and dad's wardrobe. Subbuteo pitch glued to one side. Hornby train track nailed to the other. Still got the original train set. Not so much the subbuteo gear.

    Battle Tops was a favourite. Also liked a game of Mastermind. Top Trumps another.

    Outdoors in the summer empty fairy liquid bottles filled with water amused us for hours. As did catching bees in washed jam jars from the neighbors flowering hedge.

    Darker evenings were occupied with hide and seek, chicken runs through the street back gardens and rose bud runs along the front.

    Who needed toys? 🙂
    And in the winter time getting bottles of water to pour on the pavement to make slides, or down the beach at the woods swinging from trees on ropes.

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    And in the winter time getting bottles of water to pour on the pavement to make slides, or down the beach at the woods swinging from trees on ropes.
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    I was also in early primary school at the time to both the Thunderbirds craze resurgence and Power Rangers so had a Tracey Island and all the different Power Rangers dolls (green was my favourite obviously).
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    Chad Valley Soccer Stadium. My right back scored every time the ball went to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Had a Subbuteo pitch stuck to a big plywood board. I was probably at the tail end of Subbuteos run as it was around the time the FIFA games started appearing on the Mega Drive and the like. What a game though, wish I had held on to some it it.

    I thought the same until a couple of years ago my old dear handed me a bag of Subbuteo odds and ends she'd found in the loft. No goals, a lot of missing players and several of those who remained had suffered career-ending injuries over the years but enough survivors for a USSR v Bradford City 11-a-side game. Pitch is still through there though, it's the Astroturf in a giant tube so we've not managed on the train home with it yet. Don't know if the cats would allow me a game without getting involved, mind.
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    Action Force. Looking back my folks must have spent a fortune every Xmas on 'vehicles' and men.

    He-man figures too. Fond memories

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