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    Conversation at work today got me reminiscing about a car transporter I had as a kid; bloody amazing it was. Dunno why but I still think car transporters are pretty cool.

    Then at age of 13 I got my paper round and would walk every Saturday past HA Fox in Torquay, stopping to stare at the Bentleys, RRs and Ferraris, and the model F40 in the window. It was £1.80 per gazillion free papers delivered, and the first thing I saved up and bought was that model..

    Bit battered now 😳

    This

    Vertibird

    Hours of fun, probably a bit boring these days as it only went around in circles

    Edit:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSQQo5S5yd0[/video]

    Johnny Seven – One Man Army

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    Castle Grayskull or Optimus Prime, both were epic.

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    fatalbert
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    Spent many happy a hour with a box of these

    Lego. The only toy you really must have!

    Action Man was pretty cool, I also had some space ship/SciFi toys but I’ve no idea what they were, and not sure what to Google to find out.

    Hmmm, off to hunt down the answer.

    hamishthecat
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    Lego for me. Although Battling Tops was good for occasional use.

    Oh yeah – and the Lego was in the days when you bought a small cardboard packet of bricks – none of your pre-designed kits that will only build one thing 🙂

    Ambrose
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    Lego. And it still remains brilliant. Almost as much fun as messing about on the bike.

    fourbanger
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    Without a shadow of a doubt, Lego it all it’s formats, probably Technic had the edge.

    allthegear
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    Technic Lego, by a country mile!!

    The one toy I wanted but could never have, though, was a Big Track.

    Rachel

    lemonysam
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    Specifically

    Still jealous of the kid in the next village who basically had:

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    Another for Lego Technic!

    @Kojaklollipop – awesome! I remember seeing one in the mid/late 70’s and wanted one.

    Had Action Man and a few accessories but was somewhat limited by the fact that my parents were pacifists..

    olddog
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    Guns, especially those really loud revovler cap guns, and toy soldiers.

    tomkerton
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    Star Wars figures and ships.

    The biz.

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    Tying two things in together I built a Rhino, Thunderhawk and Boulder Hill out of Lego for my kid brother.

    chewkw
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    None of the Western world toys.

    I think mine was just a simple hardwood stick (cut from tree) without the bark (I stripped it off) that I carried around with me all the time. Used it for everything from hitting giant lizard, dogs, fishing rod and arm extension. The stick is still in my parents’ house.

    rob2
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    z force (action force) that brings back memories.

    I used to have the sas one.

    5thElefant
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    Same as fatalbert. My mate’s dad was a wella rep so we had an unlimited supply of napalm hairspray. Happy days…

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    Much as I wrack my brains I can’t remember much of my toys except for the ubiquitous Lego (which I did love, and I still do now, playing it with my boys).

    Most of my memories are around playing outside or building stuff, but then I lived on a farm of sorts and with that kind of playground, you’d be nuts not to make the most of it.

    campkoala
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    My bike

    Still is

    ittaika
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    lego and action man

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    Lego technic with my remote controlled car a close second.

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    Lego was obviously a huge part of life; pneumatic stuff that lifted things pointlessly – I had a thing for building random 3 wheeled vehicles. Guess I just took lego for granted; doesn’t remind me of the excitement of that car transporter, or the F40.

    (although getting a gameboy as above, was a pretty big deal!)

    twoniner
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    The other was a big Action Man helicopter, cant fid a pic though.

    A bike, any Corgi or Dinky toy & my Hornby Dublo train set (still got 2 loco’s & some rolling stock from the early 60’s in mint condition)

    Bolt action mauser rifle replica found on the tip or action man scorpion tank or x-wing or slave 1 or evel kenievel stunt bike or lego or raleigh stryker or 1:72 toy soldiers or some combination of the above

    oliverd1981
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    I need to dig out my Dad’s camcorder tapes – I’m sure thaeres footage of me building the Lego Pneumatic JCB while my brother plays supermrioland on my Gameboy (you can tell by the soundtrack) That was a most awesome Christmas.

    cheekyboy
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    I had an axe, kept it hid behind the garage.

    jag61
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    Lego,airfix, bikes action man those little plastic soldiers some about 5cm others about 2cm and as above matches,aerosol,parafin always trying to blow things up musta been a proper chav years well decades before it became fashionable

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    My action man truck was the fastest toy any kid round my way could ride down the hill, i had a 100% record on that. Tonka truck was shit slow though.

    Action force brings back some good memories and lego goes without saying really, great stuff.

    Oh, and hedge porn….

    noteeth
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    Are fossils “toys”? 😉

    Aside from running around in the woods, it would be the holy trinity of Lego, Star Wars & Airfix.

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