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PHOTON - alot of fun

SIMON - do they still have this?

i encourage you all to post with some of your favorites

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I never heard of those two sorry but maybe in Australia we only get the reject stuff.


Scalectrix - racing cars. I had a ridiculous amount of this stuff as a kid.

Rubik's Cube - I still have a brand new one in the display box, never opened.

Jet Hopper - I had one of these until some other kid put a steel bull bar on his suped up remote control car and T-boned mine.

Smurf figurines - I only got 3 left but my mate has hundreds.

Totem tennis - long gone, who knows what happened to that.

Trivial pursuit '86 edition genus - questions are impossible.

Tiddlywinks

I had shotgun cap guns. They were awesome.

My mate still has a rubber band gun that he bought in the 80's and still uses it regularly to shoot flies in the lounge room. He's a crack shot. This is the same guy who has the smurfs.

Marbles - still have a small collection, of a once great society.

All I can think of for now, but will add more as discussion opens up a bit.

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Lawn Darts with the metal tips

i dont know when they stopped making them that way, but man did i stayed amused many a afternoon in the backyard

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I used to have hours of fun playing with these things..Sure, Legos were still better..but these things were a hoot too. [Cool]

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Recently got a Merlin at a yard sale for $1...came with the box, which was a bit beat up, but also had the instructions. I didn't have one as a kid, but remember some friends having one. Put the batteries in and it works like a charm. I like having little pieces of 80's history...brings back good memories....
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pyro, i completly forgot about those until you posted this, you ever have a lot of long forgotten memories shoot back into your head all at once.

how could i forget about these

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I remember being in kindergarten and wanting the "Mickey Mouse Talking Telephone". I was thoroughly convinced that the Disney characters were really there and ready for a conversation !!! Ah to be young again...
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Trouble in addition to Double Trouble.

I would play the former when I was at primary school.

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I used to have hours of fun playing with these things..Sure, Legos were still better..but these things were a hoot too. [Cool]

what the hell is this Pyro???
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just another marketing ploy to mold 80's kids into future engineers Willy..lol.

Here's the old commercial, should give you a better idea of how easily amused us kids were in the 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Aw46UoMlK8

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Computer Battleship to say nothing of It's A Knockout.

I can recollect the commercials for the former.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
SIMON - do they still have this?

It would appear that they are still available.
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how about doorways to adventure, the vcr board game, how many people have played it and enjoyed it?
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Great find Kevdog especially with the box and Instructions, I would love to own a Merlin.

How about the Mattel sports games. I still own my Mattel Footbal II from the late 70's.
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A happy owner of an original Simon in the box and a handheld. I saw a SuperSimon the other day, I do not remember them, it was the 1st I ever saw.
A similar game was what I had as a kid called EINSTEIN.

Rubiks Cube Snake
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Anyone remember the handheld Redline drag race game by kenner?

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