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How did you play? [Nostalgia Thread]

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  • MnemophageMnemophage Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Myself and my younger brother had a wide panoply of different toys, nothing near a complete set. I couldn't play Star Wars because all I had was Boba Fett, Darth Vader and Slave Leia, nor could I play Power Rangers because I only had the pink and green rangers and their respective zords. So, we improvised.

    The game was called Guys. We would dump all our respective toys into a big pile and take turns picking the ones we wanted, building vast armies of myriad figures and assigning them new names and identities. Sometimes, we'd break out the plasticine and modify our guys, giving, say, the otherwise useless Leia pterodactyl wings and a scorpion tail. We would build fortresses out of Legos and Jenga blocks.

    And then such war.

    Strict rules must be in place, always in flux as we found new and exciting ways to cheat. We each got to take three actions before it was the other's turn, otherwise I'd rush my younger and slower-thinking sibling and confound him with big sister tactics. Despite having giant, city-destroying monsters like Godzilla and Dragonzord on our sides, no one Guy could take out a base in one hit. Lack of batteries did not defuse atomic breath nor chest missiles, and Eric Draven was perfectly capable of dying despite what the movie said. If the dog chewed off someone's limb, their player got first crack at the plasticine to formulate an appropriate replacement. Diplomacy was possible, just unlikely in the case of zombear. Really, we were a die's roll away from preteen, cartoon-based D&D.

    A good two thirds of the time, though, it would inevitably devolve into screaming, name-calling and fisticuffs. Ah, youth.

  • NewtronNewtron Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My action figure years died off around 5 or 6 years of age.

    Even then I never had transformers or G.I. Joe (my brother was the big G.I. Joe collector).

    Instead I maxed out on all the sweet ghostbusters toys and a couple of the beetlejuice figures with the spinny heads. The Ghost House was probably the coolest figure toy I ever had.

    At around 6 or 7 I ended up getting into legos huge time. I remember my brother buying and putting together the old lego town police station and I was pretty much fucking sold.

    I started out with Fantasy (majisto's magical workshop, the dragon wagon) and worked my way into the space stuff.

    The one Christmas toy I remember always wanting and asking for was this:
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    Screw the castles and the huge town buildings, I wanted a goddamn space monorail.

    Never got it though. Shit was like $130 if I remember right. Best my dad could afford (bless him) was the Ice Station Odyssey some years later when I became obsessed with Ice Planet.

  • FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My toy collection consisted of action figures and legos, and there would usually be wars between the two factions with the action figures normally being the evil aggressors (large, indestructible, with crazy weapons and moves) and the legos being the scrappy heroes that manage to pull out a win despite the crushing destruction of their cities and machines.

    So for the most part my childhood was spent creating these ornate worlds and elaborating their downfall.

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  • The Last GentThe Last Gent Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    uean wrote: »
    I had a lot of M.A.S.K. stuff:

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    So awesome. I would get up at 4am to watch that show every saturday. I cried when it was cancelled

    But how awesome are these toys? Each toy comes with the car, which changes into something else, plus an action figure, and the action figure gets a gun and a removable helmet! AWEESOMMME

    My apologies if you already know, but I felt I had to make sure. You know they made a new M.A.S.K. figure, right? Just one, and it was a part of the G.I. Joe line, of all things. The perfect single piece for a bit of nostalgia:

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was either playing outside, playing video games, or later in life playing POGs or Magic. I also fucking loved building tracks to run marbles and hot wheels down.

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had a whole bunch of MMPower Rangers stuff. All of the flip-head figures, a bunch of the shiney movie versions, a handful of the villains (what I hated with later waves was they never made any monsters besides the grunts) and sooooo many megazords. Basically every week was a new made-up PR episode, usually involving whatever I could find that looked menacing (ie, one of my little brother's die-cast construction vehicles that I stood on end). I got into Star Wars figures at an early age and I still buy and have fun with them to this day.

    Building toys had me at Legos, K'Nex, and Construx. We never made anything out of Construx besides weapons. I'd make swords or claws (that could actually wrap around my arm) and my older brother once made a construx replica of the Caster from Outlaw Star (with a working compartment for energy shells) and it was awesome.

    Basically all the Legos I had were either from under-sea sets or outer space sets. Later branched out and got some fantasy types, and then Bionicle. Once in a while I'll buy a set, such as the Atlantis theme.

    And man, I thought having ten bucks a week to spend on toys was bad, I wonder if I knew I'd grow up to be spending upwards of $50 for a single figure.

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  • RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Just won an ebay auction for some loose Star Trek/Star Wars micro machines. Had the 12 year old me known that the set I was wanting is going for over $100, I would've picked it up back then.

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Oh man, Muscle Men were so cool! I had one that looked just like the Thing from Fantastic Four, man I cried like a bitch when I lost him.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-1980s-salmon-orange-41-M-U-S-C-L-E-MAN-MEN-/280518441113?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415033b899

    Thanks but I now enjoy sex more than toys.

    Seriously though: I'm broke, and those lil' guys are still awesome.

  • LoxxLoxx Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Reznik wrote: »
    Oh, and does anyone remember that game Siege? You got to catapult orange plastic balls at a cool looking castle. Don't think I ever actually played a legit game of it. I just played out crazy battles on my own.

    Is this what you're thinking of?

    Weapons and Warriors: Castle Siege

    I had this game, and it was fucking awesome! :D

  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Loxx wrote: »
    Reznik wrote: »
    Oh, and does anyone remember that game Siege? You got to catapult orange plastic balls at a cool looking castle. Don't think I ever actually played a legit game of it. I just played out crazy battles on my own.

    Is this what you're thinking of?

    Weapons and Warriors: Castle Siege

    I had this game, and it was fucking awesome! :D

    Yes, that's it! It was the coolest game that I never knew how to play.

  • BioHaz594BioHaz594 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Legos was my toy of choice. I loved getting new kits with new parts which allowed for new configurations or more elaborate setups. I made a shitload of spaceships and fortresses.
    Whenever I'd get a new kit, I'd build it up to match the instructions, then after about a week or so take the whole thing completely apart and make something new and cool with the new pieces combined with my previous sets.
    When I finally got Technics, that opened up even more possibilities as now I had pneumatics, motors, and gears!
    Had the Mindstorms come out when I was a kid, there would have been no hope for me to ever have human contact again as I'd be busy building robots.

    I didn't do much in the way of making up my own narratives or really following the ones that were premade for my toys. As a kid, I thought a lot about how my Lego creations would work within the universe I was making them for, but almost nothing about characters or what they would do with my mechanical creations.

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was mostly a videogame kid, but there was one thing I craved with an intense, furious passion; Beast Wars toys. And I had a crapload of them. Tragically, none from the first season, but my collection of the second and third season toys is, while nowhere near complete, still pretty damn awesome. My obsession was to the point that when I found the old box something like five years later, I was able to pull out Silverbolt and casually transform him with barely any mistakes.

    I didn't get into Legos until years later, and found that I'm not much of a 'building crazy stuff' dude. I prefer to use them as epic, expensive display pieces.

    Oh, Kate: Completely unrelated, but I don't suppose you hop on any IM service these days? Wouldn't mind chatting with you. I recall you being pretty awesome.

  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I was really into building stuff. I had a big tub of lego, especially sci-fi bits and pieces, but I rarely had the patience to follow the instructions. When I first got a new set I'd try and put it together the way the instructions said, but I'd usually miss some crucial step and not realise it until 30 steps later, at which point I'd give up and break the thing apart and just make cool stuff with it.
    We had a huge basket of building blocks. They weren't the sort of square blocks babies play with, more like wooden bricks and planks and arches in all different shapes, and pretty large, perfect for building cities and spaceports for lego spaceships. One thing I often did was to build a block tower taller than I was (which wasn't all that tall, in retrospect), by building up a frame of pillars and gradually smaller tiers, then filling in the floor on each level by laying in planks across the frame. It was pretty stable as long as nobody bumped it, and if I was careful I could put my toys on the different tower levels and have climactic battles between two lego figures up the top, ending in the whole tower collapsing.

    We also had a toy that I think was pretty genius, but I have no idea what it was called or who made it. It was basically a collection of little red pipes and black connectors. You could snap the pipes together with the connectors and lock them in place, but only at right angles, so you could make connected squares and cubes. There were square plates that you could snap into the sides of the cubes if you wanted to close them up. That would be hideously boring as a toy, but the trick was that we had a jungle gym sized version of the same thing in the back yard. So we could plan our base or our castle with the miniature set, and then go outside and with a little help from our parents make the same thing big enough to play on.

  • BogartBogart MR. Lady Anime Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My childhood was Transformers (when they were awesome), Action Force, Star Wars figures, Matchbox cars, Lego, Subuteo, Citadel Minatures, Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and, when I wasn't being obnoxious, being allowed to play with my brothers in whatever RPG they were currently running.

    I have lots of Lego and still build stuff. I am 35 years old.

  • Warchild77Warchild77 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Micro Machines, M.A.S.K, Transformers, and G.I. Joe. You guys are making me sad for my youth. I want to be 8 again.

    My time was spent with all of those things, but one important set of toys has been left out. Centurions:

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    These guys were bad to the bone. They were the only humans that could go toe to toe with Transformers in my brain. I mean they were human transformers!

    Also Garbage Pail Kids.

    But my all-time favorite thing to do as a kid was play with dinosaurs. A friend and I had a group of small trees that we could climb up easily and we would throw those dinosaurs into the trees and climb up to get them. We got points based on how high we had to climb and how far out on a limb we had to go. You lost points if you fell out of the tree.

    And Soundwave was the best toy ever made. EVAR MADE!!
    WTF are all these bills and responsibilities I have now? Where are my dinosaurs ...

  • BogartBogart MR. Lady Anime Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oh yeah, Garbage Pail Kids. That was a craze for quite a while back when I was a nipper. Swapping cards with other kids, going 'eww' collectively when someone unwrapped a particularly gross new one.

  • atat23atat23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My proudest moments were when I got playsets or Technic Lego that the adults told me they would help me construct later, then when I went ahead and put them together myself they were amazed. I was awesome even as a kid.

    What I didn't know was they couldn't help me construct my Micro machines plane, which carried cars inside it, because they were setting up the C64 my eldest sister had got. Well when I saw that I pretty much forgot about all my action figures and other toys :/

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had the green Centurion guy, he was awesome.

    I really wanted some Visionaries (the guys with the hologram shields). Gave one out as a birthday present but never had any of my own.

    I did have a Sword of Omens (Thundercats) with lights and sounds and it was sweet.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Warchild77 wrote: »
    But my all-time favorite thing to do as a kid was play with dinosaurs. A friend and I had a group of small trees that we could climb up easily and we would throw those dinosaurs into the trees and climb up to get them. We got points based on how high we had to climb and how far out on a limb we had to go. You lost points if you fell out of the tree.

    I love how about 90% of the outside games I played as a kid could have probably injured me pretty seriously.

    See: Trampolines.

  • Michael VoxMichael Vox Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Did anyone else mix up their action figures? My brother and I would stage epic battles where the Star Wars aliens (now COBRA mutants) would attck the GI Joe base.

  • The Smartest Man?The Smartest Man? Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Let me see...

    Attack Pack
    I thought these were the coolest damn things around. I think I have the tiger one and the Slime-inator at one time, but I think my mom threw that one out due to the slime getting on the carpet:lol:.

    I remember having a couple of Transformers, one was a purple jet guy that I broke when it wouldn't bend the right way, and the other was one that changed colors in warm water. I'm not sure where that one went, but that purple one is around somewhere.

    I had a Stretch Armstrong, which of course broke. I also had the green monster variant that came with a pump, and he could stick in a stretch position for quite some time. That one actually last a few years.

    I also a Beast War figure somewhere. I think it was some sort of pterodactyl. It was one of the smaller ones, that's for sure.

    I also had this huge collection of plush animals that I won on a trip the Las Vegas. I felt like I was the shit for grabbing so many at that place, even though they were probably designed to give large payouts.

    I remember getting sucked into a yo-yo phase at one time, getting some overpriced thing that automatically retracted back up after letting it hang for a certain period of time.

    I had a Yo-Yo ball at few times as well. It kind of reminded me this fascination I had of playing with the ball and rubber sting of paddle-balls. I probably hit my sister a few times with each said object a few times =P.

    I also had a bunch of glow-in-the-dark statues my dad got at some place. I think they were like old movie monsters or something. They were highly detailed for such a chunk of plastic.

    Oh, and of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle paraphernalia. I don't think I ever had a full set of them, I would either get Raph or Michelangelo characters. I think one of them turned into a bus or something....

    Other than that stuff, I was into Nintendo systems and such.

    So it goes...
  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mr Pink wrote: »
    I love how about 90% of the outside games I played as a kid could have probably injured me pretty seriously.

    See: Trampolines.

    Something kids born after....let's say....1995 sorely lack.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Growing up I played with the usual toys: Lego, power rangers, ninja turtles, etc. And they have all been covered so I won't go into it here.

    What I will get into, however, is how stupid and dangerous the games you play as a kid can be.

    Growing up, one of my best friends was named Peter. He lived in the house behind mine and we were separated by a fairly tall fence that was easy enough to get over by climbing some trees.

    Peter had a trampoline

    One summer we were both kicked out of our houses and told to "go play" and having nothing else to do we went into his backyard and jumped around for a while

    We had done this so many times before and we were getting bored with it

    Then I had an idea

    "Let's see who can jump the highest! But you can only jump once so make it count!" I declare

    "Okay but this is my trampoline so I get to go first!" Peter said

    Fair enough

    I hopped off and waited to see how high Peter could jump (and I was sure that I could jump higher)

    Peter hopped off and ran up his deck, which was maybe 4 feet off the ground and fairly close to his trampoline

    He then hopped up onto the hand rail around his deck and proudly yelled "Watch this!"

    He then hopped of his deck and landed on the trampoline and catapulted into the air

    I was amazed

    However his bounce was on an angle and he came down just BESIDE the trampoline

    I still remember the high pitched wail he let out the split second before he ate the ground

    He belly flopped directly onto a gravel pit his dad had put down a few days earlier

    I stood there stunned

    I couldn't see him as the trampoline was blocking my view of the pit

    I was frozen, waiting to hear any kind of movement come from the gravel

    Finally I hear shambling and peter slowly pops up, with rocks embedded in his face

    "Are you ok?" I ask

    "Yup!" He responds "Didn't hurt! Your turn! I got as high as the fence!"

    Now any rational thinking person would have put an end to this game long ago

    But nope

    We were 7

    "Okay" I say as my concern about Peter's face immediately dissolves into 'how can I jump higher than him?'

    I look around for something higher to jump off of

    Then I see it

    His shed

    It's easily 10 feet high, but it is a little ways away

    But I was confident I could make it if I got a running start to my jump

    So I climbed a nearby tree and managed to get on top of his shed

    "Now watch this!" I scream as Peter stares at me from the gravel pit, seemingly unconcerned about the rocks in his face

    I run across the roof and jump as hard as my legs will allow

    I make it onto the trampoline

    It is important to point out that this was all before the time I even knew what the word 'physics' meant

    I knew I was in trouble as soon as I hit the trampoline, I was going way too fast, and the landing hurt my legs - bad

    I bounced off at an angle

    I completely shot over the fence separating our two houses

    I began to scream - a mixture of both pain and fear

    To Peter it must have simply looked like I had disappeared over the horizon

    I hit a tree that was just on the other side of the fence and fell through the branches, screaming a high pitched wail as my foot got caught between two branches

    I kept falling but the branches didn't give and my ankle snapped

    I screamed in agony as I heard Peter scream from behind the fence and run away, face full of rocks

    So there I was, hanging upside down from a tree, screaming like the dickens

    My mom comes dashing outside screaming "WHAT THE HELL?! BRYAN!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!? HOW DID YOU EVEN GET UP THAT HIGH OH GOD LLOYD GO GET THE LADDER!!!"

    Me and Peter weren't allowed to play with each other for a while after that.


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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    God damn trampolines....

    I'm pretty sure that there was an increase in adolescence mortality because of those things.


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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    Mr Pink wrote: »
    I love how about 90% of the outside games I played as a kid could have probably injured me pretty seriously.

    See: Trampolines.

    Something kids born after....let's say....1995 sorely lack.

    Kids these days area all safe and stuff.

    When I was growing up, a few of us decided to build a bike ramp out of a bunch of old wood we found and some nails from my friend's barn.

    The first person on it, someone's older sister, collapsed the ramp and got a nail clean through her foot, bottom to top.

    We were then encouraged to build only with lego.

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My middle brother, tired of waiting on my dad to build us a treehouse, built his own ladder and platform in a tree. Then he ran a zip line from there to our garage. Sadly, if there was any hilarity that ensued I wasn't present.

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  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Hmm. I can't remember off-hand doing anything super dangerous as a kid, though I'm sure I must have. Well, there was this really steep grassy slope across the street from my house where us neighbourhood kids would sometimes play. The game was to lie sideways on the slope and roll down it. If you were lucky, you'd come to a gentle stop at the bottom in the long grass. If you were unlucky, you'd roll off at an angle and end up in the gorse bushes. If you were really unlucky, you'd overshoot the bottom, fall off a short cliff and break your arm, but we never really liked that kid anyway.

  • GrizzledGrizzled Registered User
    edited February 2011
    emnmnme wrote: »
    You don't see too many collectible action figure series these days. Monster in My Pocket. Z-Bots. Micro Machines. Muscle Men. Did anyone actually amass all these doodads?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqquIzrRQQI&feature=related
    I had almost 200 of these. I actually just finally threw them out a couple of weeks ago.

    Robman wrote: »
    Spin isn't in academia? You're in for a real disappointment when you go to your first conference and see two old men with mighty beards politely implying that the other person is more capable of fucking a dog then writing a scientific paper.
  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I remember sledding on the hill behind the junior high by where I grew up. The hill was pretty steep, but there was a decently sized field to slide across.

    Except one time, I managed to get enough momentum that I went across the field, down a smaller hill, and smack into the elementary school at the bottom. Ow.

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  • CaptainPeacockCaptainPeacock Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Army Ants anyone?

    Cluck cluck, gibber gibber, my old man's a mushroom, etc.
  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I can't belive there was only one mention of Pogs.

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    The good ol' days of begging your parents to buy overpriced cardboard cut out disc's.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzelVpgSfVM


    Yeah, it was really that lame.

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I remember sledding on the hill behind the junior high by where I grew up. The hill was pretty steep, but there was a decently sized field to slide across.

    Except one time, I managed to get enough momentum that I went across the field, down a smaller hill, and smack into the elementary school at the bottom. Ow.

    Oh god, winter as a child. Noma GT Snow Racer FTW!

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  • RaekreuRaekreu Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had a pretty intense fascination with dinosaurs when I was a young kid, say 4-7. I guess it wasn't really that i didn't 'get' action figures (He-man, Thundercats, G.I. Joe, transformers, etc), it was just...gigantic lizards that will fucking eat your face and stomp around wherever the hell they feel like, whenever the hell they feel like it. I knew kids that had enough action figures to create their own army. I had enough dinosaurs to simulate a major extinction event with the help of a handy rock lobbed from a distance.

    When I was a tad older, my grandparents got me a lego kit for christmas, one of the ludicrously expensive ones with hundreds and hundreds of pieces. It was a space set that had what was basically an AT-AT walker that ran on batteries, this being many years before star wars had their own lego kits. That set was huge amounts of entertainment for me. I wish I could remember which one it was. I probably made about 300 different spaceships over the course of 2 years playing with those.

    The only other toy that I remember as being the shiznite was actually one that I never had. I want to say that it was a construction set called marble madness - unrelated to the vidya game of the same name. It was a set of plastic tubes, pipes, chutes and what have you that you could set up how you liked and then, oddly enough, run marbles through. I swear to god, if people wanted to build a plan for peace in the middle east, they would find one of those playsets and force the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into a locked room to play with it for an afternoon.

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    In the 80s, Sears still produced a catalog. Including a Christmas catalog that had a gigantic (it seemed) toy section. Every year I would go through and mark down everything I wanted.

    I remember marking down a lot of things...

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hmm, dinosaurs. For some reason...



    They remind me of these.
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    One Christmas my grandparents gave me and my two brothers one of the human figures each, one dino each, and one vehicle each. My brothers got two of the jeeps, while I got the badass motorcycle with the raptor skeleton strapped to the front. I got the T-Rex later, and made me a very happy kid. Combine the JP figures with the fifty generic museum-type plastic dino models I already had and I never left my basement (where we kept all our toys).

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I can't belive there was only one mention of Pogs.

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    The good ol' days of begging your parents to buy overpriced cardboard cut out disc's.....

    You bought Pogs? I simply built up my collection through winning keepsies games and trading the homemade ones back for an obscene amount of basics.

    I didn't even have to buy my first one - I was given it by a friend, and I borrowed slammers for a while.

    There were also bags of crisps that had Tazos (like Pogs but plastic) in them, so that was a source.

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  • atat23atat23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I can't belive there was only one mention of Pogs.

    The good ol' days of begging your parents to buy overpriced cardboard cut out disc's.....

    You bought Pogs? I simply built up my collection through winning keepsies games and trading the homemade ones back for an obscene amount of basics.

    I didn't even have to buy my first one - I was given it by a friend, and I borrowed slammers for a while.

    There were also bags of crisps that had Tazos (like Pogs but plastic) in them, so that was a source.

    oh yeah Pogs! they were pretty cheap though to be fair, I got a tube of them for like £2.99, from there I filled another tube just playing it. The second tube was a present from someone, it had like 20 pogs in it but I was more interested in the fact you got Chupa chups with it.

    I also had some metal holographic slammers, I most likely won them from one of the kids who got really into it in a scary way. The beauty of pogs was they were so shit I barely cared if I won or lost.




    Talking about collectibles I guess most people (in the UK at least) went ape shit over the premiership stickers. I never liked football and hated the time of year were everyone bought into that fad. You had people spending a couple of quid a day on those things, seemed crazy money back in primary school.

  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I had a pog slammer that was shaped like a wicked circular razor. It weighed a good half pound it seemed like. I'm frankly surprised it was never lobbed at another kid.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I remember playing with a lot of KNEX as a kid. They were nowhere near as popular as lego, but it's pretty cool when you could build stuff like this

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  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i remember k'nex

    my brother had that roller coaster set

    i had to help him put it together

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