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Davyboy 07-18-2010 04:57 PM

Your favourite childhood toys
Here,s the deal so many of my favourite childhood toys are now banned under ludicrous big brother laws. I thought in might be a good idea for us oldies to remember our main favourites. Heres mine. And no posting your current toys or favourite guns lol.

Lone Ranger cap gun, removeable shells that came apart just like real ammo. There was a Wichchester that ejected rounds when you worked the lever and of course the good old Airfix FN SLR and Thompson alike firing little grey bullets from a detachable mag, it even had a wee plastic bayonet. Loadsa fun and no one got maimed or killed........or called an armed response unit and chopper.

canebrake 07-18-2010 05:50 PM


Franciscomv 07-18-2010 06:37 PM

I'm only 28, but most of the toys I grew up with seem to be extint. Toy stores are just sad nowadays.

Meccano was one of my all time favourites, I spent hours building things with my dad and grandad. I think they enjoyed it a lot more than I did! My grandfather would always be on the lookout for extra sets or plans to build different things.

Luckily, though Meccano Ltd. closed it's doors in the late '70s (before I was born), an Argentine company (Exacto) kept producing sets and actually bought the trademark.

Bigcountry02 07-18-2010 07:05 PM

I had as a kid from 1978 and still have a few remaining, each wrapped in white cotton towels was Battlestar Galactica, they shot red little plastic bullets, about 10 to 15 feet. Big Brother stepped in and said the red plastic bullets were a choking hazard and force the manufacture to fix the toys to not shoot.

My other favorite and admit it all - is old school Hot Wheels from the early days to the late 70's.

Davyboy 07-18-2010 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 316850)

Thanks Cane i had totaly forgotten about good old hopalong. He brought back some long forgotten memories.

doctherock 07-18-2010 08:32 PM

I had metal cap guns, six shooters that weighed a good amount, not the plastic crap of today. Also had the pop gun shotguns and even a cork gun a time or two. Dont know if the piss pipe counts as a toy so maybe I should leve mine out. LOL

Benning Boy 07-18-2010 09:38 PM

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spittinfire 07-18-2010 09:39 PM

Have you found any yet?

Benning Boy 07-18-2010 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 316942)
Have you found any yet?

At $100 apiece. I'm going with the Roman replicas.:mad::mad:

M14sRock 07-18-2010 10:47 PM

I had a Thompson SMG that took a whole roll of paper caps. Wind it up and let rip.

It was my dad's when he was a kid. No idea where it ended up in one of our many moves.

I saw one in an antique store last year and they were asking $2,000 for it. Doh.

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