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Re: Toys of yesteryear
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010, 07:32:24 PM »
I had a Teddy dressed as a sailor and I've still got him but he's lost his cap!

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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 11:59:08 PM »
Bayko?    Not sure ... was that the little bricks you had to cement together?


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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2010, 08:24:25 AM »
Bayko was a rod and brick system, which used green, perforated bases ,into which you inserted small metal rods, then slid the relevant bricks down the rods to make entire buildings. Sadly, these days, it probably wouldn't be allowed for reasons of H & S.
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2010, 09:07:11 AM »
For a detailed account and lots of pics about Bayko, this site is worth a visit:

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They ended production in 1964.
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Trojan

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« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2010, 09:14:53 AM »
I see Bayko was produced in Liverpool - just like Meccano & Dinkey Toys.  *&(

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2010, 09:17:03 AM »
Liverpool was something of a hub for the major toy manufacturers in the 30s  - 60s. Probably because of the proximity of the docks. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2010, 09:22:47 AM »
My son had a Tonka truck like that in the early 80's. I recently found it in my loft and gave it to my grandson aged 3. I also  found some Weebles for my younger grandchildren who love playing with them, so have been buying more  of them on ebay!



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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2010, 10:12:34 AM »
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My son had a Tonka truck like that in the early 80's. I recently found it in my loft and gave it to my grandson aged 3. I also  found some Weebles for my younger grandchildren who love playing with them, so have been buying more  of them on ebay!

"Weebles wobble but they don't fall down"  :)

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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2010, 10:49:30 AM »
I played for hours with Bayko and had many a hole in my hand from the metal rods, I also had a Magic Robot and  Fuzzy Felt.
Thinking back I also had a row of crows on a wire with a cork gun to shoot them  and a thing called Tap Tap which was a cork board with a hammer and real nails which you hammered in to make patterns !  Can you imagine H&S with that little lot? They'd have a field day.
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2010, 05:17:53 PM »
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I see Bayko was produced in Liverpool - just like Meccano & Dinkey Toys.  *&(

I used to have an uncle who worked in the Dinky / Meccano factory and I used to get the odd free Dinky car 8)  Ironically I always prefered Corgi Toys ^*^0
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2010, 06:22:20 PM »
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I see Bayko was produced in Liverpool - just like Meccano & Dinkey Toys.  *&(

When I was a kid all my toys were "Made In Hong Kong"!

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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2010, 07:03:12 PM »
One particular Xmas I got an excellent shooting game called 'Targetland'
It was Nemesis' post that reminded me of this ....
It had a rifle that fired rubber suction bullets at various targets, clay pigeons, ducks on stings etc...but I didn't think it was very powerful.

Therefore I decided that it was perfectly reasonable to fire these bullets at my pet budgie as it flitted around the room ... this went on for a couple of years and I never managed to hit it, in any case it wasn't powerful enough to trouble the bird.

Or so I thought ...until the day I DID hit it.
Poor Joey fell to the carpet and never moved again.
Embarrassed and scared of parental repercussions, I popped the stiff Joey back into its cage, closed the door, and walked away with an innocent whistle.

Some hours later my Mum and Dad discovered the deceased budgie, and agonised over how to break the news to me.
My acting as I feigned shock and upset should have won me an Ocar
I have never told them to this day what actually happened ...
I do hope they are not members of this Form ... but who knows?   aaa.gif aaa.gif
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2010, 07:55:16 PM »
Is that what I saw hovering over the pier?
Joey's ghost?
Poor thing. :'(
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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2010, 12:19:07 AM »
My brother is 2 years older than me & one christmas we got bikes, I can't have been that old because mine was only a 24 inch wheel but it was a brand new one...his 26 inch boys bike was second hand....ha!!
then a couple of years later he got his own back & got a drop handlebar bike with dinamo lights (the ones that went out when you stopped pedalling) I was jealous for years & knicked off with it whenever I could much to his annoyance.

Now as an avid mountain biker riding all over the country off road I wouldn't touch a drop handlebar (road bike) with skinny tyres at all.

Oh & he has just turned 50 years old and doesn't know I've STILL got his favourite teddy (that he got for his 4th birthday when he had his tonsils out ) in my cupboard upstairs....................

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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2010, 01:24:34 AM »
Who would want a brother like you? :twoface: :twoface: