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Man, I loved my electric football game from the 70's. Words can't give it justice. You would line your players up, you got to pick the two teams you wanted and they would come painted beautifully (after placing the sticky numbers on their front and back), then turn on the electricity and the field would vibrate, causing all the players to move on their plastic bases. I had Cowboys/Rams. When a defensive player touched your runner, play is dead. Throwing was a whole nother thing, though. You placed a foam football on the plastic arm of a much taller player, pulled the arm back, let it go and hope the ball hit your player. Next to impossible. This was basically a running back game.

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Whippersnappers. When I was a kid, I had fun with a piece of string and a stick!

My dad was always distressed because I didn't like dolls or other toys for girls. One Christmas when I was five or six, I got an orange steam shovel with genuine rubber treads. I loved that thing.

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Some of my favs.

Matchbox cars. MAN I wish I had all the mid 60's cars I had now. :eek:

Had a pedal car when I was like 5. Lived in that thing.

Had a big slot car track. I was really too young for it. Beat the hell out of it. Figure 8 track. I would go full blast down the straight to see 'em crash on the turn. If you held them still and ran full blast you could lay down rubber stripes on the track.

All kinds of board games.

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Some of my favs.

Matchbox cars. MAN I wish I had all the mid 60's cars I had now. :eek:

Had a pedal car when I was like 5. Lived in that thing.

Had a big slot car track. I was really too young for it. Beat the hell out of it. Figure 8 track. I would go full blast down the straight to see 'em crash on the turn. If you held them still and ran full blast you could lay down rubber stripes on the track.

All kinds of board games.

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Some of my favs.

Matchbox cars. MAN I wish I had all the mid 60's cars I had now. :eek:

Had a pedal car when I was like 5. Lived in that thing.

Had a big slot car track. I was really too young for it. Beat the hell out of it. Figure 8 track. I would go full blast down the straight to see 'em crash on the turn. If you held them still and ran full blast you could lay down rubber stripes on the track.

All kinds of board games.

I had the hot wheels track. Talk about a mixed blessing, fun to play with but very handy when my father was looking for something to smack me with.

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I was going to say... I'm older and crotchety-er than I thought. I couldn't think of a ton of toys. My bike. Bat and glove and ball. We were always outside, playing ball, riding our bikes, jumping ramps. Later we discovered hookas and old albums and weren't outside as much...

Even then we played board games. My friend Andy and his brothers had this WWII game, extremely complicated, like a hundred little tiles of different units and their movement and strength. Big map board with a hex grid. Can't remember the name.

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