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Greatest toys/games you ever bought!

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
UPDATED: Thursday, February 26, 2009 06:52
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:37 PM

CHRISISALL


My son got this:
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Light-Saber-Battle/dp/B00061I4CE/ref=s
r_1_52?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1235003424&sr=1-52

It's the most amazing game, 2 years & he still uses it most every day!!!

This is the one I cherish (Thanks to she who is my Wife):
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Lost-Space-Chrome-Electronic/dp/B000LM7V
XQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1235003584&sr=1-2


As you can see, these items were better purchased closer to their incept dates for a decent price tag, heh heh.

What toys y'all got?

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:40 PM

RALLEM


I had a lost in space robot as a kid and several of the original gi joes with a space pod and a fort and other cool stuff.



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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:46 PM

CHRISISALL


I had GI Joe with the kung-fu grip.
& Major Matt Mason.
& every Planet of the Apes toy ever made.

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:49 PM

CHRISISALL

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:56 PM

THEGHOSTOFCHRISISALL


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:05 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Guess I'm not much about the toys.
For games, Boggle and Terrace. Also 221 Baker St continues to be fun when the friends are over. Used to have a Games Night for a group of us.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 7:24 AM

CHRISISALL


Check this out:
http://www.hotflashgames.com/darktower.htm
It's an online recreation of my favourite electronic board game from the eighties. It's painstaking in its detail! And it's still fun to play.

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Friday, February 20, 2009 7:39 AM

CYBERSNARK


Not so much for board games (they meant time with family I'd rather have avoided), but anything that transforms into a robot gets at least two looks.

And yes, I still have a whole "fan-universe" ( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Personal_canon) in my head (26 years of individualized backstory and counting). The "real" Transformers continuity ( http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Continuity) is too much of a mess to be bothered with.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 7:44 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Continuity


Put it in a blender is right.

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Friday, February 20, 2009 8:24 AM

RIPWASH


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Check this out:
http://www.hotflashgames.com/darktower.htm
It's an online recreation of my favourite electronic board game from the eighties. It's painstaking in its detail! And it's still fun to play.

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall



I'm almost literally jumping out of my chair and screaming "YES!!!!" I was just about to mention this game and lament how I let it fall into disrepair and then lose it for good. Finding it for a decent price on e-bay is a bear, I tell ya. But THIS! O my goodness! It certainly makes my day extra SHINEY!

As for other toys . . . I thought the toys based on M.A.S.K. were great. Granted I was in high school when I was buying those suckers.

Zoe: "Get it running again."
Mal: "Yeah"
Zoe: "So not running now"
Mal: "Not so much"
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Friday, February 20, 2009 8:31 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Ah, games from my yoot :

Chutes & Ladders
Candyland
Sorry
Tip It
Hands Down
Mystery Date
Mouse Trap
Knock Hockey
Skittle
Stratematic Baseball
Electronic Football
Slinky
Silly Putty
Estes Rockets
Bottle Rockets








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Friday, February 20, 2009 9:02 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by RIPWash:

But THIS! O my goodness! It certainly makes my day extra SHINEY!


Glad to help!
I see you loved it as much as I did. A group of us bought it & played it, then stupidly let one of the group take across state lines to a friends house, where he lost it!!! We were VERY displeased, but by then the game was no longer available!!!!

When I accidentally found this a few months ago I was like "NO WAY!!!!"

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Friday, February 20, 2009 9:12 AM

SINGATE


Ah Darktower, I remember it fondly...except for those damn brigands, and the thief, and the plague.

A couple other favorites for me were Stratego and Mastermind.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 11:52 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Like JewelStaiteFan, I was never into toys. Best Games I Bought (in chronological order):

Clue
Set (card, later computerized)
Railroad Tycoon (sims: orig, v2, II Platinum ed'n & v3)
Corporate Shuffle (card: Dilbert mod of the Great Dalmuti)
RoboRally (board: + three expansion packs)
Fluxx (card: orig, v2, v3, v3.1, v4)

Best Games I Never Had to Buy:
Reversi
Free Cell

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . .

Oooops, forgot Pente (after Clue, before RRT)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:13 AM

CHRISISALL


This is what I want, sadly, it's out of my financial reach just now


"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:35 AM

JOSSISAGOD


I didn't technically buy these so much as recieved them for Christmas, but, I have all six of the original Power Rangers flip-heads.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:18 PM

BORIS


In the Seventies we had a "smash up Derby". It came with cars that had pieces on them that would fall off when they smashed into each other. we had the version that came with a ramp and a loop....hours of fun I managed to find a set in an op shop for the afterschool care I ran 5 years ago...the kids loved it, but it got trashed fast due to how many of them played with it. I wish toy manufacturers would make versions of toys designed to be played with by big groups of kids.I also still have love and use my Knit Magic. I used to have some Star Wars action figures and a c3po mask I loved but they mysteriously disappeared when we moved house...my mum later admitted she threw them away as she wanted me to be more like other girls...ironic considering she bought me my first Ghost Rider Comic.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:25 PM

BORIS


I also Love Zoobs. It's a construction/creation toy with a variety of snap together parts kids can create amazing things with. I give zoob sets to all of my friends kids: it helps to mainatin my favourite Aunty status

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:23 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by YT:
Like JewelStaiteFan, I was never into toys. Best Games I Bought (in chronological order):

Clue


Keep the Shiny Side Up . . .


Because you mention Clue, I wonder if you have tried 221 Baker St yet? It is the advanced version of Clue. Most Clue fans love it.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:57 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:
Because you mention Clue, I wonder if you have tried 221 Baker St yet? It is the advanced version of Clue. Most Clue fans love it.


I've played 221 Baker Street (isn't there a "B" in there somewhere?), without realizing it was considered an advanced version of Clue. I prefer the original; it's still one of my favourite game-night games.

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . .

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:51 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


A long time ago, my two brothers and I played marathon games of Risk or Monopoly every night for months.

And an even longer time ago, my favorite toy was Mr. Machine-- this wind up mechanical man you could take apart and put back together. Bunches of internal gears and linkages that had to go together exactly right or he wouldn't work. By some chance of luck we got 3 of 'em at once, all mixed together in a big box with no instructions. 'Bout a week of trial and error, but boy was it fun.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:19 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:


And an even longer time ago, my favorite toy was Mr. Machine--

OMG! I had that too!!! I played with it during Batman!!
Look:



I totally forgot about that one!

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:00 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:


And an even longer time ago, my favorite toy was Mr. Machine--

OMG! I had that too!!! I played with it during Batman!!
Look:



I totally forgot about that one!

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall



I've often wondered why you and I seem to be almost always in agreement in the threads we reply to. Maybe we've found the causative link- the early childhood influence of Mr Machine. Now we gotta ask some of the folks who usually agree with us, ( Signy and Rue come to mind . ) and folks who usually disagree ( Rap and Kwicko, off the top of my head) if they had MM.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:11 AM

CHRISISALL


This was my other robot from the same era:


Igot this one in the 90's:


And this one more recently from my Wife:


"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:13 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:
Now we gotta ask some of the folks who usually agree with us, ( Signy and Rue come to mind . ) and folks who usually disagree ( Rap and Kwicko, off the top of my head) if they had MM.

Not sure any of them are old enough, heh heh.
I think we mostly got a boatload of children.

"Thanks." -Hero, 2009

The laughing Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:52 AM

RALLEM


I never actually owned it but I used to enjoy going to a friend's house and play a game of Titan.



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