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Toys you had as a kid. 09:41 - Oct 10 with 13965 viewsMick_S

This was possibly my favourite as you could use any of your Matchbox cars by sticking an adapter to the underside.



Apparently this was Peter Kay's best ever Christmas present.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 15:55 - Oct 10 with 1770 viewsMick_S

Toys you had as a kid. on 15:28 - Oct 10 by BrianMcCarthy

Loved it.

And the old reliables of Lego, Subbuteo and Matchbox cars.

I think I would have loved Scalextric too if I wasn't so unbelievably sh1te at it. I could not slow down - crash, fumble, start again, full throttle, crash, fumble, start again....ah fugg it, where's me lego?


Brian, one of your mates was putting Fairy Liquid on your speed chicane. Dirty trick that.


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Toys you had as a kid. on 15:56 - Oct 10 with 1767 viewssmegma

Toys you had as a kid. on 10:45 - Oct 10 by Pikey

Subbeteo was top toy. Many and hour arguing with the boys I still go to football with. We had leagues and cups with 2 teams each so 16 in all. Down in mums kitchen in Goodwin road on a Sunday night when dad was down the Kent house club. Happy days


Me and a classmate set up a subbuteo League at grammar school in about 1976. A lot of our posh class mates had never even heard of it but one by one they joined in.Then we discovered drugs.
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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:05 - Oct 10 with 1754 viewshopphoops

Tonka - best trucks ever!


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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:14 - Oct 10 with 1743 viewsCroydonCaptJack

Sekedin pellet guns. Who remembers those?
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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:17 - Oct 10 with 1737 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Toys you had as a kid. on 16:14 - Oct 10 by CroydonCaptJack

Sekedin pellet guns. Who remembers those?


No, sorry. But I've just remembered these.


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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:22 - Oct 10 with 1724 viewshopphoops

Toys you had as a kid. on 16:17 - Oct 10 by BrianMcCarthy

No, sorry. But I've just remembered these.



They were brilliant.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:25 - Oct 10 with 1722 viewsEastR

I had the torch out of this for years after

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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:29 - Oct 10 with 1718 viewsLblock

Loved this


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Toys you had as a kid. on 16:34 - Oct 10 with 1705 viewsLblock

Suspense, Kerplunk and Buckaroo were all also favourites but basically the same

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Toys you had as a kid. on 17:21 - Oct 10 with 1642 viewsqprxtc

Evel Kenevil was my favourite. Also loved Super Striker

This was good fun too. Chutes Away:

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Toys you had as a kid. on 17:48 - Oct 10 with 1615 viewshubble

Was so excited when I'd saved up enough to buy this...

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Toys you had as a kid. on 17:54 - Oct 10 with 1602 viewsQPR_John

Toys you had as a kid. on 15:54 - Oct 10 by PinnerPaul

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=TOj8h%2bI0&id=7BF5F3D3E35C

Anyone remember this or what it was called? Used to play with my Grandad for hours!


Now that was a blast from the past. Had it myself but for the life of me cannot remember what it was called.
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Toys you had as a kid. on 18:06 - Oct 10 with 1592 viewsPunteR

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Toys you had as a kid. on 18:14 - Oct 10 with 1580 viewsPinnerPaul

Toys you had as a kid. on 17:54 - Oct 10 by QPR_John

Now that was a blast from the past. Had it myself but for the life of me cannot remember what it was called.


Me neither!

Searched ' magnetic football' and found the image but not much else!
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Toys you had as a kid. on 18:22 - Oct 10 with 1576 viewsFredManRave

I know it's been posted before but it's particularly relevant to this thread with some other 70's and 80's memorabilia thrown in for good measure;


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Toys you had as a kid. on 20:30 - Oct 10 with 1488 viewsQPR_John

Toys you had as a kid. on 18:14 - Oct 10 by PinnerPaul

Me neither!

Searched ' magnetic football' and found the image but not much else!


Is it possible that is simply what it was called
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Toys you had as a kid. on 20:52 - Oct 10 with 1459 viewscolinallcars



I had one of these....great fun.
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Toys you had as a kid. on 20:54 - Oct 10 with 1452 viewsloftboy

Toys you had as a kid. on 20:52 - Oct 10 by colinallcars



I had one of these....great fun.


I used to put my matchbox cars on the track and race those, we had one with a wooden handle, purchased for my brother in the 60’s and that was definitely blister central.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 22:09 - Oct 10 with 1391 viewsPunteR


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Toys you had as a kid. on 22:17 - Oct 10 with 1378 viewsitsbiga

Toys you had as a kid. on 12:53 - Oct 10 by Mick_S



My bro and I had the QPR home and away teams. Trevor Francis lost one of his arms on the home team at some stage so we broke his arm off on the away too lol.
When ever i see a busted player i always think of Trev.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 22:18 - Oct 10 with 1378 viewsitsbiga

Toys you had as a kid. on 15:16 - Oct 10 by queensparker

Was so excited to get this for Xmas in 1980. Alas, like so many toys you saw on the telly, it was cr-p



We had that one. Was so easy that we time trialled it. Cant remember the record tho.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 22:23 - Oct 10 with 1374 viewsitsbiga

We used to play this for hours.
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Toys you had as a kid. on 23:47 - Oct 10 with 1335 viewsDannyPaddox

Subbuteo is without doubt worthy of its own thread.

My many Subbuteo memories include my mate making a discovery that there would sometimes be one player in a team that, if you held it by the body and shook it, the base would make a rattling sound, this player would always be played up front and given the nickname The Rattler and whenever the rattler scored you would shout out ”Rattler!” or ”Rattler strikes again!” It was tacitly implied that this player was either European or South American. The first thing on buying a new team was always to shake each player to see if your box contained one of these exotic rattling rarities.

Also having shït-loads of Lego I would build my own stadiums around the pitch. These stadiums (stadia?) were works of art even if I do say so myself - way ahead of their time. The terraces and exits looked so cool as if designed by 20th Century Dutch Abstract Artist Piet Mondrian and I even had the team names patterned on the outside walls of the stands - often QPR but sometimes the Sunday morning team my Uncle played for.

One Saturday night after a hard evening’s construction and subbuteo-ing I left my proud work in the middle of the front room then turned the lights off to get the full impact of whatever Hammer Horror film was on. Dad comes in from the pub and accidentally stomps all over the bespoke Lego terracing cussing to high heaven and almost falling head-first into the television. For me this will always be known as the great mid-70s Subbuteo Stadium disaster. The subsequent enquiry, the What the fcuk is that shit doing in the middle of the floor!? Report led to a complete ban of all Subbuteo from the living room.
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Toys you had as a kid. on 00:17 - Oct 11 with 1309 viewsPommyhoop

Toys you had as a kid. on 16:25 - Oct 10 by EastR

I had the torch out of this for years after



I had that set. . For some reason, I had the water bottle for ages.

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Toys you had as a kid. on 06:04 - Oct 11 with 1245 viewsHayesender

This thread is absolutely brilliant. Brought back some great memories.

Remember going to Ravenscourt Park years ago for Noel Edmunds swap shop and coming home slightly underwhelmed with some Dad's army board game

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