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Author Topic: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?  (Read 5534 times)

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Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« on: October 21, 2005, 06:12:04 AM »
This has been around for a while i think, but linked to from boingboing today:

http://tv.cream.org/extras/toys/

great list with pictures, of toys from the 70s and 80s...
what were your favorites?

My Favorites:

I loved the XX in one electronics kits (#91)
our mother bought us merlin (#81) - a very very cool thing.
stay alive and connect 4 rocked (#74 , #71)
perfection! (#68)
simon (#41)
magic rocks (#28)

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Re: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 09:27:37 AM »
#31 was pretty cool game - played often.
#28
#7 - had this too

Brings back alot of memories...

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Re: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 09:45:13 AM »
Realy nice collection. Have now time to browse, but will come back  ;D Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 03:04:34 PM »
First, nice link.  But what the heck, no Slinky, LiteBrite, Transformers, GI Joe, Go-Bots, He-Man, Candyland, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! WTF. Shall I go on!!
« Last Edit: October 21, 2005, 03:09:42 PM by vegas »

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Re: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 05:59:29 PM »
Hmmm... and still available in a slightly different form...

Those funky handheld LED Sport games
http://www.peterhirschberg.com/handheld/ledhead/
Hugo - Man of a Thousand Faces (I remember the hair on the back of my neck standing up when I saw this in the Sears christmas catalog in '77 or so...)
http://www.secretfunspot.com/virtual.htm
VertiBird! (
http://www.peterhirschberg.com/vertisim/
Video Games!!
http://www.mameworld.net/
and speaking of video games, I should mention the world's smallest Pac-Man game! (goto guimp.com for the whole banana; pong, pinball, tictactoe, piano, drums, breakout & more at 12x12 pixels!!)
http://www.guimp.com/pacman



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Re: Top 100 toys of the 70s and 80s - what were your favorites?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 06:03:13 PM »
sears catalog!!!!! my sister and i used to spend DAYS marking up the pages with what we wanted for chrismas!

that football led game was amazing...
and that's an amazing site you found that will emulate it and others! nice find  :Thmbsup: