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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 12:02 PM

last night while we were laying in bed the subject of my cousin being on the box of a toy back in the 70s came up. So I grabbed the laptop and tried to find it.

Finally came across it
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But never did find a clear picture of Lee.

But all that searching led to to a sight that tied me up for a couple of hours on a trip down memory lane.

http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/

I was up till almost 2am looking at the different toys I either had or put on a wishlist when I was a kid.

OH man. What a ride.
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 02:06 PM

These are the three that I remember most vividly!

Evel Kenevel.jpg Stretch Armstrong.jpg $6,000,000 man.jpg

...No relatives on the boxes though.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for that interesting site. I spent about 20 minutes. I set a timer so I would not get sucked in for hours like you did. lol

I found some great memories on there. I'm gonna look for a couple of toy sets at my parents later.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for that interesting site. I spent about 20 minutes. I set a timer so I would not get sucked in for hours like you did. lol

I found some great memories on there. I'm gonna look for a couple of toy sets at my parents later.


I was some suprised a few years back. My ole man calls me and says do you want your toys from your youth or should i toss em. Seems they had 1 55 gallon garbage can full of tonka trucks and others from when i was young.. Now my son will get to enjoy these same toys..

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 03:21 PM

I remember Lego most of all. Spent many hours building all kinds of stuff with it for many years. Also had a pretty large Meccano set with an electric motor. Hours and hours of fun. Air rifle and pistols - I used to shoot targets in the basement as well as outside. When I was older I got into go carts and dirt bikes.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 03:40 PM

These are the three that I remember most vividly!

Evel Kenevel.jpg Stretch Armstrong.jpg $6,000,000 man.jpg

...No relatives on the boxes though.



ck this out.

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557


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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:33 PM

These were 2 of my favorites. Tinkertoys from my very early years, then the erector set when I was around 7 or 8yrs old. Loved em!

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:42 PM

These bring back memories



Its a shame Most kids are not exposed to the stuff or interested in these things nowadays.
Now most of their Hobbies and toys look like this :(


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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:46 PM

Tinkertoys were great. My grandmother had them and we make all kinds of stuff when we went to her house.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:51 PM

When I got older, AFX race tracks/cars were my thing. None of these pics are my own, just some from the internet. Sure wish I had all my old toys....sadly, most all are gone.

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I also had a 1/32 scale slot car set. Loved building my own cars with these larger sets.

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I also had some Cox airplane stuff...simple fly by wire with .049, then a dune buggy with .049.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 05:53 PM

Your post got me thinking of some of my old toys. Here are a couple I really liked:

G.I. Joe Mobile Support Vehicle, and Matchbox Super Kings Cement Mixer:

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 06:33 PM

My ole man calls me and says do you want your toys from your youth or should i toss em.


Do yah notice how, when they throw you out, they want to throw out your stuff, too? I think one time when I went out and they moved behind my back, they sold my stuff in an auction. Even my model train!!!

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 06:40 PM

I just got home from my parents. Here are shots of some of my childhood. At least the spider's were having fun playing with it in the basement.


Matchbox Sea Fury vynal play set.

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Fort Apache ( I have the rest )

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A GI Joe knock off set

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And the pirates and GI Joe are Action Figures, not dolls.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 07:47 PM

And the pirates and GI Joe are Action Figures, not dolls.


If that makes you feel better, then ok........ :rolling:
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Posted December 10, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Do yah notice how, when they throw you out, they want to throw out your stuff, too? I think one time when I went out and they moved behind my back, they sold my stuff in an auction. Even my model train!!!

OH NO!! NOT THE TRAIN :boo_hoo:




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