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Old 12-19-2009, 02:20 AM
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Ok i was browsing ebay looking for vintage toys i got at Christmas and thought this would be a neat thread?

What was your favorite ?


For me, i had some memorable gifts that i really enjoyed, but when it comes right down to what i think i probably had the most fun with and i thought was the all out neatest were these

about 1989 or so , me and my brother got remote control Caterpillar equipment , i got a bull dozer and he got a Hi-Hoe. You would put houehold oil in a little resevoir and the little smoke stack would huff and puff real smoke , still to this day when i smell a trainset that uses household oil for the smoke stack it takes me back to Christmas morning that year. We would have battles with them , the hihoe had a boom that worked off the remote in all directions and my bull dowers blade really worked , plus they were on tracks with powerfull motors and would shove all kinds of things . We would get them out in the floor and try to shove the other one over. Then with our birthdays only being a week apart in febuary we both got matching caterpillar inloaders to go with the bull dozer and hihoe . Those inloaders were great , we could scoop the other guys with the buckets and flip em right over on thier tops .


Here is a picture of some of them on ebay . Wow they got expensive.

bull dozer
http://cgi.ebay.com/Caterpillar-D9L-...item27adaec5b9

Hi Hoe
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Bright-245D-...item414b248fec


loader
http://cgi.ebay.com/remote-control-c...item4a9cd3b009
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:35 AM
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Matchbox Race and Chase Speedway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEheLzTVNE8
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:39 AM
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Loved the slot car tracks . that could very easily be my number 2. Bought my son a tyco track a few years ago for christmas , The most memorable track i had was a tyco and the cars used zippo lighter flints in the wheels and each guard rail had a little piece of sandpaper on them so when you went around the corners they would spark lol. the cars were a 40 ford and a 57 chevy , can still remember taping pennys and nickles to them to weight them to the track better.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:41 AM
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my most memorable gift was the my first firearm. It was a 20 gauge single shot from New England Firearms. My father gave it to me for Christmas. I still have it today, in perfect shape. And it is sitting in the front room in a gun display cabinet. Yeah, it may look odd sitting next to other guns of higher value...but, well...you know.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:42 AM
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my most memorable gift was the my first firearm. It was a 20 gauge single shot from New England Firearms. My father gave it to me for Christmas. I still have it today, in perfect shape. And it is sitting in the front room in a gun display cabinet. Yeah, it may look odd sitting next to other guns of higher value...but, well...you know.
ok, so i guess it isn't a toy...but that was the first thing i thought!
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:43 AM
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Loved the slot car tracks . that could very easily be my number 2. Bought my son a tyco track a few years ago for christmas , The most memorable track i had was a tyco and the cars used zippo lighter flints in the wheels and each guard rail had a little piece of sandpaper on them so when you went around the corners they would spark lol. the cars were a 40 ford and a 57 chevy , can still remember taping pennys and nickles to them to weight them to the track better.

I think my No. 2 would be my Six Million Dollar Man action figure. Believe it or not, I actually had an O.J. Simpson action figure back when he was still a player (and not yet a double-murderer)
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:46 AM
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Gi Joes and transformers were my favorites as a kid.
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Anything LEGOs. Loved me some LEGOs. Now they're all just merchandising for Spiderman, Star Wars (thanks, NateR ) & Harry Potter.

Ahhh, the good old days when it was all knights, pirates & spacemen.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:22 AM
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My brother and I got these given to us for Christmas in 1980 (we were both in 2nd grade):

Death Star Playset:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2936wt_941

TIE Fighter:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Specia...#ht_1333wt_941

X-Wing Fighter:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sealed-1st-Issue...ht_1506wt_1167

Along with these figures:

Luke Skywalker:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-A-New-...#ht_500wt_1182

Princess Leia:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Star-War...#ht_696wt_1167

Darth Vader:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-SW-Darth...ht_5888wt_1167

Ben Kenobi:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Star-War...#ht_660wt_1167

R2-D2:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Vintag...ht_5888wt_1167

C-3PO:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Vintag...#ht_2920wt_991

Stormtroopers (2 of them):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Vintag...ht_5888wt_1167

Chewbacca:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-A-New-...#ht_500wt_1182

Jawa:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Star-War...#ht_714wt_1167

Sand People:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Vintag...ht_5888wt_1167

Death Squad Commander:
http://cgi.ebay.com/78-Death-Squad-C...#ht_1071wt_941

The amazing thing is that all of this actually came from a church toy drive. It was probably the beginning of my obsession with Star Wars and I have a very generous church to thank for it.

Also, all of these toys together would have retailed for about $72 in 1980.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:34 PM
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I loved my star wars toys also! Except i had a small poodle that enjoyed eating the heads off of the star wars figures. I can still to this day see princess laya's(i know spelling, prolly banned for not spelling it right) head in a pile of poodle poo.
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