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Ian

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Toys of yesteryear
« on: September 27, 2010, 02:39:19 PM »
Remember Bayko or Trix Twin? What toys from your childhood evoke particularly strong memories, even now?
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DaveR

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 03:05:22 PM »
Tonka!

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 04:25:08 PM »
Hornby Dublo, Dinky toys, Corgi Toys, Lego  and Star yaughts, When we came to Llandudno on holiday in the Sixties I would spend some of my saved up pocket money in Toytown on a model yaught and then off to the West shore boating pool to sail it <:> Having just remembered that I may look on Ebay for a Star yaught and then sail it again at the West shore (assuming there will be any water in the pool when I go there!)

Does anyone have a pic of the old Toytown shop??
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 06:50:59 PM »
well I've just bid on this and another similar boat as 'er indoors' wants one too! <:>

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 07:14:45 PM »
One of my favourites was Meccano.  I had piles of the stuff and could make almost anthing.  Kept me amused for hours.  D)

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 11:29:50 PM »
Like most, I went through phases .... toys were in and out of favour with me ..

I loved my teddies ... and then it was lego, ... and I played with that for hours.

Then it was my bike, from which I was inseperable.

But when not outside,  I invested a lot in Airfix models and soldiers ..all different types.

Then I moved onto Subbuteo,  which was a total waste of time and money.
I collected loads of teams, stadiums, accessories ....spent a fortune and never EVER played a game of it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 05:30:21 AM »
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Tonka!

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DaveR

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 08:11:30 AM »
I think I had this one:

Ian

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 08:27:33 AM »
The set box design bore little relation to the model you could make with the set..
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010, 08:31:22 AM »
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I think I had this one:


I think we ALL had that one!!!   L0L

Ian

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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 09:00:45 AM »
Magic Robot was also fascinating, and is still going.   Always amuses me how large they made the toys seem in relation to the children...

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Ian

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 09:06:18 AM »
This was bought for me to compensate for having Asian 'Flu when I was a nipper

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 09:08:07 AM »
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  I invested a lot in Airfix models and soldiers ..all different types.



I also loved Airfix kits and I still have many old Airfix catalogues (and kits!) just the other day at a boot sale I found a made up Airfix Vauxhall Viva HA for a pound D) D)
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 09:10:58 AM »
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This was bought for me to compensate for having Asian 'Flu when I was a nipper

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Supurb 8)  looks in mint condition too!  love the Bayko and Magic Robot pics too!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 09:14:25 AM »
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I think I had this one:


I think we ALL had that one!!!   L0L

I grew up before Tonka was around (I think anyway or perhaps my parents never showed me it? ;D)
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