Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....

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by abcd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:38 am

I collected the Star Wars Tazo collection back in '95-'96 ?

I had them all but one. I finally finished the collection around 2008 when I found that missing tazo on ebay. All those wonderful memories are now consigned to one of the many storage boxes we have under the bed.

Great times.

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by Preezy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 am

Dat Mighty Max nostalgia :datass:

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by Vermilion » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:28 pm

Lime wrote:I got an old Beano album from 1977 for Christmas (re-living a Christmas gift from when I was 6!). The amount of child-beating in it was disturbing!


You should see the 1981 Beryl The Peryl annual, that usually features a beating every 2 pages. :lol:

I also remember the Dennis stories which featured his grans Demon Whacker, which was a solid elephant hide slipper that even his dad was afraid of.

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by Ironhide » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:21 pm

Anyone remember Battle Beasts? They were small plastic figures of anthropomorphic animals wielding swords, axes and other weapons, I had quite a few of them as a kid.

I'd forgotten about them until I found one the other day (it was a toad with a drill for an arm).

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by Skarjo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 pm

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Oh gooseberry fool! I had that big one too! I'd completely forgotten how awesome he was. I also had 5 of those smaller ones. And I also had a really big one that was in the shape of the main villain's skull and its eyes would light up. Oh and I had the dragon island thing.

Man, I had a lot of Mighty Max toys.


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by <]:^D » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:33 pm

i had that one too :datass:

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by Vermilion » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Just found this pic of 80's sweet packets...

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Vermilion wrote:Just found this pic of 80's sweet packets...

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I don’t remember a picnic looking just like a toffee crisp.

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by Tsunade » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:28 pm

The sonic toys in McDonald's happy meals.

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by Ad7 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Pyramint! :wub:

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by dmin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:20 am

OnlyShallow wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:Buying rolls of caps and all the ensuing gunpowder shenanigans to be had.


I used to scrape a stone or coin along the strip to create a rapid fire effect, or failing that just hit them with a hammer.

Simple times.

The coin technique was a good one.

I also used to enjoy buying a box of matches and a packet of polos, then creating match rockets. A lost art. I’ll have to teach my kids how to do it this weekend. The perfect birthday present for a ten year old!

Match rockets? How were the polo's used? Sounds possibly similar to what we used to do at Halloween; used to unravel a large safety pin to thread a roll of caps onto (folding over and puncturing through the middle). This would then be well sellotaped to the side of a flare match (could get up to 4+ strapped to a side), to create an almighty bang. Much fun! I remember one time i nearly blew my bloody finger off; the feckin sellotape got stuck after striking it. Thank feck I managed to shake it off!

Also, Creamola Foam; used to liven up my water in primary school! Plus, all those colours, e numbers and fizzing kept dentists well employed! Image

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by OnlyShallow » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:36 am

dmin wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
OnlyShallow wrote:Buying rolls of caps and all the ensuing gunpowder shenanigans to be had.


I used to scrape a stone or coin along the strip to create a rapid fire effect, or failing that just hit them with a hammer.

Simple times.

The coin technique was a good one.

I also used to enjoy buying a box of matches and a packet of polos, then creating match rockets. A lost art. I’ll have to teach my kids how to do it this weekend. The perfect birthday present for a ten year old!

Match rockets? How were the polo's used? Sounds possibly similar to what we used to do at Halloween; used to unravel a large safety pin to thread a roll of caps onto (folding over and puncturing through the middle). This would then be well sellotaped to the side of a flare match (could get up to 4+ strapped to a side), to create an almighty bang. Much fun! I remember one time i nearly blew my bloody finger off; the feckin sellotape got stuck after striking it. Thank feck I managed to shake it off!

Also, Creamola Foam; used to liven up my water in primary school! Plus, all those colours, e numbers and fizzing kept dentists well employed! Image

Ahh Cremola foam was great.

To make a rocket out of a match you tightly wrap the head of the match with silver foil, prop it up against a stone or something similar then light the match wood with another match.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by rinks » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:42 am

Ad7 wrote:Pyramint! :wub:

Urgh. Like a Creme Egg for ill people.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Moggy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:45 am

rinks wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Pyramint! :wub:

Urgh. Like a Creme Egg for ill people.


:lol:

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by Qikz » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:17 pm

15p FOR A CRUNCHIE WTF.

They cost like 80p now. That's insane!

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by Ad7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:04 pm

rinks wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Pyramint! :wub:

Urgh. Like a Creme Egg for ill people.


You shut your whore mouth

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by Ironhide » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:14 pm

Pyramints were the bees patella and you know it.

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PostRe: Stuff you had as a kid that they don't do anymore.....
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Fun James Bond films.
Give me stupid gadgets and crazy stunts, not this Daniel Craig grimdark shite.

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by Errkal » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Fun James Bond films.
Give me stupid gadgets and crazy stunts, not this Daniel Craig grimdark shite.


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by Vermilion » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:03 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Fun James Bond films.
Give me stupid gadgets and crazy stunts, not this Daniel Craig grimdark shite.


Skyfall was great though. :(


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