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Toys That Need a Rebirth

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#1 Christian



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Posted 22 September 2009 - 11:36 AM

This blogger obviously was born around 1980. His top 5 "toys that need a rebirth" were big in the 1980s.

I'm more of a 1970s boy, myself, but am blanking on the toys I most loved. I did love the sit-n-spin, mentioned in the comments (who knew there was one for adults?), but other than that, I can think only of the Odyssey video game system and, well, "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, which weren't toys. I caught the Rubiks Cube wave, but was never any good at it.

For "Games" lurkers feeling betrayed by this post about toys: I put it here because I think of Rubiks Cube as "game"-ish. It's a puzzle -- somewhere between a game and a toy, I guess. I can move the thread to "Catch-All" if regular "Games" participants are outraged.

Edited by Christian, 22 September 2009 - 11:38 AM.

#2 John Drew

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:14 PM

I spent hours with these... In fact, it was disappointing when the Star Wars toys came out, because the articulation and variety didn't come close to matching the Micronauts.

#3 Crow


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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:22 PM

I'm a 1970s boy too. And Stretch Armstrong was the coolest toy ever.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

Rockem Sockem

Sockem Boppers

Army Guys

War Toys

Toy Hand Grenade

I had an awesome childhood!