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On 24 Sep 2008 at 12:06pm zola wrote:
I just saw on the local news there is an exhibition somewhere with lots of toys from the past.Hobby horses,tin plate toys...They are all there.
I desperately wanted an Etch a Sketch,but made do with a Spirograph....And I had a Cadburys money box,where you put a penny in,and got a little Cadburys miniature chocolate.I loved that.
I also wanted the red viewer thing,you know the one,where you have circular 'films' to put in...I bought my son one of those.But I did have a larger viewer with long straight films that took big batteries and I would lay in bed with it trained on my ceiling.The Flintstones being the order of the day.
And I always wanted the Magic Robot game...I was fascinated how the little robot on the centre of the questions would swing round and always give the correct answer.Any memories? Or shall I get my coat....
On 24 Sep 2008 at 1:16pm dats wrote:
I had a View Master (the red thing with circular films)! I really wish I could remember what the films, were though. I too was denied an Etch A Sketch and had to make do with inherited Spirograph from my sisters - and thought it was v boring!
As a very young child I had Tinkertoys - like wooden Meccano. I can still remember the feeling of the wooden bobbins in my mouth (I was verrry young!)
And I always wanted a real Paddington, god I was hard done by ;-)
On 24 Sep 2008 at 1:20pm Rookie wrote:
I'm sure I still have Magic Robot in my mums loft along with my Etch A Sketch and Spirograph. I had the projector too with strips of film containing scenes from 50's and 60's tv programmes such as the Lone Ranger, Swiss Family Robinson, Davy Crockett and some others I can't remember.
On 24 Sep 2008 at 3:14pm lopster wrote:
mine was Stingray projected on the angled ceiling - also had 33 1/3 rpm (LP speed not the usual 45 rpm) 7" records of Stingray episodes which I played at the same time, thuinderbirds AND my faves Johnny Morris reading the Rev Awdry Railway books (thomas to the kids of today)
On 24 Sep 2008 at 3:49pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I've still got the Johnny Morris record. The story with Thomas and the breakdown trucks scared the sh*t out me.
On 24 Sep 2008 at 3:56pm lauren wrote:
buckaroo was my favourite plus my etch a sketch which my mother left till after christmas dinner to give me, god i hated her that year as it was all i wanted, then felt really guilty when she gave it to me. The other thing i loved was my pogo stick. Zola do you remember putting a tennis ball inside a leg of tight and playing games on the wall or is that a scottish thing, another one for you Zola, do you remember elastics were you linked all the rubber bands together and would see who could jump the highest height, wish i could still do it LOL, i would be on my arse today.
On 24 Sep 2008 at 4:55pm juju wrote:
I still have a film for a view master but not the veiw master, had the projector thing with lots of disney slides used to take them up chailey heritage and pretend to have a show with some of the kids while my mum worked. Most of the time i had hand me downs from my cousin so also very hard done by. Wanted a chopper bike so very badly but was given a tomahawk instead....Gutted!!!!
On 24 Sep 2008 at 5:37pm rene wrote:
Ah i remember going to co-op along london road and picking my purple chopper bike and they delivered it.Ifelt so special.
On 24 Sep 2008 at 6:28pm juju wrote:
That is so not right, i begged for one and got second best
On 24 Sep 2008 at 6:31pm Smiler wrote:
I had a light blue vinyl fold up Thunderbirds hat, might still have it actually, probably worth a fortune now and an enormous box of original Meccano
On 24 Sep 2008 at 7:48pm Spoilt Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Well, I had a view master (although I'm sure mine was beige) and I had a blue straight projector gun thing. I had spirograph, plasticraft, enamelcraft, a treble recorder, a hamster, Camberwick Green LP, Sound of Music LP, Jungle Book LP, typewriter, vanity case, a "shopper" bicycle and loads of other things. What a spoilt girl I was!
On 24 Sep 2008 at 7:54pm zola wrote:
I have a confession to make,but I have probably shared it with you anyway at some point.I was in love with Alan Thunderbird.The blonde one who drove Thunderbird 3...Not for Zola was Scott,Virgil,or Gordon or John.Alan was MY man.I was also in love with the gorgeous blonde hunk from Robinson Crusoe.Remember the oft repeated black and white serial? Happy days....Just a slight digression....
On 24 Sep 2008 at 8:14pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I rather fancied Scott!
A bit of trivia - John Tracey was apparently based on Adam Faith. Gerry Anderson couldn't stand Adam Faith, so put John on the space station so that he didn't have to stomach him!
On 24 Sep 2008 at 9:04pm expat wrote:
My brothers had the Thunderbirds records, I can still sing the Lady Penelope song where she tells Parker to get the car ready. ("Oh Parker", "Yes Milady?" "Well done!") I had 'Marina speaks" on record, maybe from Stingray? I bought my kids a viewmaster to make up for my longing, but none of them played with it, but at last I got too.

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