The nostalgic toys thread

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Captain Kinopio » Sun May 03, 2015 12:12 pm

4 pages without Action Man?!

I loved Mighty Max as well and had this...
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Dread to think how much it cost :dread:

I remember Char-Gs being completely gooseberry fool and never working properly

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by SandyCoin » Sun May 03, 2015 1:41 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:4 pages without Action Man?!

I loved Mighty Max as well and had this...
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Dread to think how much it cost :dread:

I remember Char-Gs being completely gooseberry fool and never working properly


Spectacular playset. I remember bringing that in to "show and tell" when I was about 6 or something. Loved Mighty Max.

Had this one too

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Micromachines bring back memories. I had loooads. That air craft carrier earlier looks amazing. The military themed stuff was fantastic. I had that amazing base shown too, with the collapsing bridges and walls. The tanks etc looked fantastic. Some of the detail was very impressive. Had Star Wars Micro machines too including...

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Action Man was another childhood favourite. No idea how my parents put up with the size of some of them.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Dangerblade » Sun May 03, 2015 1:58 pm

Anybody remember Combat Cards? They were basically Warhammer-esque Top Trumps.

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Used to love these, still have a load somewhere. :wub:

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Yulehide » Sun May 03, 2015 3:23 pm

I had those four decks.

Was never into Warhammer but loved Combat Cards.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Preezy » Sun May 03, 2015 3:57 pm

I had that Action Man jeep and chopper. Loved me some Action Man, had loads of them :wub:

Me and my friend used to pose them in action scenes and take photos of them....for some reason :lol:

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Squinty » Sun May 03, 2015 4:05 pm

Boglins, Transformers and Legos made up my childhood.

I used to collect random figurines and make them play football matches with balls of screwed up tinfoil. The power of imagination, people.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Dowbocop » Sun May 03, 2015 11:03 pm

SquintyMcSquint wrote:I used to collect random figurines and make them play football matches with balls of screwed up tinfoil. The power of imagination, people.

A red Ikea storage crate + WWF figures = CAAAAAAGGGGEEEEE MAAAAAATTCCHHHH!

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Advent7 » Mon May 04, 2015 9:35 am

Oh my god this thread :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

I've got (or had) a lot of what's been shown in the last 5 pages. Screwball scramble, manta force, starcom, boglins, micro machines :wub:

I know I still have all of these in Dad's loft so I'll get them back one day...VISIONARIES!

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I had nearly a complete set of those as there was a shop in Scotland called 'what everyone wants' which had them all in the loft of the toy section, but for some reason they were always on sale, so when we went there mum would usually buy me one of the big sets.

Also had this:
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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon May 04, 2015 11:15 am

Was just about to post about visionaries then saw the above. They were great toys. I remember taking some of mine into lower school and losing the stickers off some of them :(

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon May 04, 2015 11:17 am

Dangerblade wrote:Anybody remember Combat Cards? They were basically Warhammer-esque Top Trumps.

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Used to love these, still have a load somewhere. :wub:


Yes combat cards. I still have them, used to take them on holiday and play them with my wife until a few years ago :lol: now my son is growing up it will be time to extend their life even further.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Yulehide » Mon May 04, 2015 2:54 pm

Can anyone remember the name of this toy, it was a battery powered monster truck which had rectractable 'claws' inside the wheels that helped it climb over stuff.

Mine ended up sitting on my windowsill as the batteries only lasted for about an hour, they were those huge D type ones which were both expensive and hard to find.

Nevermind, found it.


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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:50 am

I just stumbled across this thread whilst searching google for something. Lovely stuff.

Probably worth a bump in the build-up to Christmas - what are your greatest Christmas toy memories?

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:55 am

Poser wrote:what are your greatest Christmas toy memories?


Probably the year when i received an insane amount of lego including these sets...

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 am

I remember getting this set one year, and believing it to be absolutely huge.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:05 am

All I ever wanted was a 80's Soundwave. Never got it. :lol: Years later I did get a Soundwave tile puzzle though :lol: I still have it :wub:

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What a boxy pos :wub:

A modern, pricey as strawberry float take on it...

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:38 am

I always wanted Soundwave too. I found the idea of the transforming cassettes absolutely amazing.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Zartan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am

I believe I still have my Soundwave, that was a Christmas present, I got Soundwave and my Brother got Megatron, full on Decepticon house

Obviously I had tons of Action Force, these were huge (I think they are still at my folks house)
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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Seven Posers Posing » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:50 am

I can still hear the voice from the Action Force adverts in my head.

For a few years of my life, I almost lived for toy adverts.

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Vermi-Claus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:26 pm

Poser wrote:For a few years of my life, I almost lived for toy adverts.


They certainly had a way of attracting our attention.

"There's a magical place, we're on our way there..."

Bloody Toys R Us, got me excited about the brand only for my very young self to find there were no stores within a wide radius and so i didn't get to go. :cry:

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PostRe: The nostalgic toys thread
by Advent7 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Ad7 wrote:I know I still have all of these in Dad's loft so I'll get them back one day...VISIONARIES!


Well gooseberry fool.

When we cleared dad's house my visionaries were all there, but they were strawberry floating trashed and not worth keeping. Was painful throwing them all out.

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