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Old 11-27-2016, 04:47 PM
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pretty cool list starting in the 1920's was going to do the 50 list but it didn't go back far enough for this crowd
take a stroll back in time

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Nice list. How'd the author miss Lincoln Logs and Erector set?
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I got these for Christmas when I was 4. The cannon broke many lamps and was surprisingly powerful. It was not long before it was banished to the basement or outside.

Garloo was the other.


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I can't support this list if this is not on it.
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title said greatest but author stated he chose the most influential toys of their time

Found one of my old ones
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I can't support this list if this is not on it.
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The Whamo (same people that made the slingshots and frizbees) Air Blaster. It shot a "slug of air" about 30 ft. It would blow out a match or ruffle someones hair at that distance. It was fun when no one knew you had it. You could shoot it at someone and it would give them the willies when a gust of wind went by them in a room. They took it off the market, kids were shooting them too close and doing ear drum damage

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jarts anyone!
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I got these for Christmas when I was 4. The cannon broke many lamps and was surprisingly powerful. It was not long before it was banished to the basement or outside.

Garloo was the other.


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That's good. I got the Mighty Mo and my brother got the Rebel Cannon the same Christmas. It was a good day.
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My best Christmas presents were: a BB gun, a bicycle, a Mossberg 12 gauge pump at 17 years old, and the very best if a few days late my youngest son, now 23.
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I'm not clicking through 10,000 toys......but if it doesn't have this, it's an inaccurate list


Jimmy Jet, the greatest toy ever....
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What!! No lawn darts, Sit-N-Spin, Green Machine, Simon, or Smash up Derby?
That list is junk.
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Don't forget those Klackers.... 2 balls on a rope that would put a dent in your skull.
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my best presents as a kid
Daisy BB gun, ( I really feel bad now about the innocent birds I did in )

Cox racer string cars. (Used to love sitting in the end of my driveway with my best friend neighbor kid, we ran a long string and would release the car with perfect timing to just miss the on oncoming car, oppps that lasted about a week and it got creamed. )

Mattel Creepy Crawlers ( my sisters still give me a hard time about this)

An electrical spot welder that I saw in a magazine. I begged my folks for one, and damn they got it for me. I welded everything in our house including the water pipes, I welded every coat hanger to them and it was not pretty.
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Don't forget those Klackers.... 2 balls on a rope that would put a dent in your skull.
Surprised we all survived some of these I had the klackers back in the day
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I remember every toy shown above. You have to admit the clackers and lawn jarts were pretty damn stupid products.
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What!! No lawn darts, Sit-N-Spin, Green Machine, Simon, or Smash up Derby?
That list is junk.
Simon was on the list. I don't know if its considered a toy, but Pong and the Atari 2600 were awesome in their time.
A few guys mentioned BB guns, the Crossman 760 with the real wood stock was an great little gun for a 10 year old. By 12 I had 2 .410's and a bolt action .22. I would have never given my son a real gun at that age but somehow we all survived.
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Other missing notables ... toy trains, big wheels, and slot cars. I loved building plastic model cars and planes, and what kid from the 50s and 60s did not play with baseball cards. Game toys, such as Mousetrap, kept me busy too. Everyone had jacks and marbles. Can't forget gyroscopes and Spyrographs. Maybe not a Florida thing, but us northerners had new saucer sleds for outdoor fun in the snow. There were several guns on the list, but cap guns were missing. The paddles with rubber balls connected with rubber bands were fun till the band broke. When our balsa planes with the metal clip on the front broke, we had to settle for homemade paper airplanes.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
I got these for Christmas when I was 4. The cannon broke many lamps and was surprisingly powerful. It was not long before it was banished to the basement or outside.

Garloo was the other.


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Damn!!! I had the Garloo myself!!


Had the Air Cannon,Mine looked like a Bazooka though.


STILL have my Crossman 760,about 48 yrs. later! Still works fine!!
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They would give kids firecrackers and cherry bombs when I was younger. Actually, I probably snuck around and got them. Would line up plastic cowboys and Indians and barrage them with firecrackers.
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