I NEVER smoked before, but let me tell you, when I was a young kid I got hooked on Choward’s Violet! I don’t know what it was about it that I liked so much. I think it was the strange and unique spicy, yet a hit of sweet. I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s almost like eating a spicy and sweet potpourri. LOLOL 😀
I remember having what seemed like millions of green army figurines. I”m not sure where my mother got them from. I don’t think sh ordered them from the comics (as they are often in); but I don’t remember them in stores either. There was nothing special about them, they all stood up on their own, and they were totally green. Believe it or not, I remember playing with these a lot. I must have had fun, because I lost each and every one of those pieces in about a months time.. LOL.
Goodness! This toy was so big and heavy. To be honest, I got bored with this Spider man action figure really quickly. It looked cool on the commercials, but the only thing it did was pull it self up with a string, that was supposed to be his spider web. It had some kind of hook/clamp at the end of the string, so you could pull other objects as well, but that was about it. I don’t remember the arms having the ability to move, neither did I remember getting a flashlight (maybe that was a different model).
I loved this space gun! I had hours of fun. Didn’t understand how was it that I still manage to loose those spinning fan thingy(s); they were so big as a child, how could I miss them (but I did LOL)? The best part was shooting them up in the air, and watching them as they float downward. It was almost like playing with a self propelled Frisbee.
As a kid, I was mesmerized by this toy. Yet, “Robot 2000” did nothing more than walk a few steps, then opened up it’s chest, two big red plastic machine guns that illuminated would pop out, then it his upper body would make a 360° turn (twice), then close it’s chest, and repeat all over again. It took 2 big ass D batteries (may have been C) LOL. It used to pull a lot of power, ’cause those batteries did not last any time. Then again, it was a big heavy robot.
I remember playing a lot of Chinese checkers.They were a lot of fun actually. However, the pieces I had were more like marbles, these look like pegs. Don’t remember how to play though. I think we had to use dice, and the object was to get as many of your colored marbles to the opposite side. Last one to move all their marbles has completed the tame. Not so easy when you have 6 players.
This is called “The 2-XL Educational Robot.” This came out in the early 1970’s. I had to have been about 4-5 years old when I got it for X-mas or something. It was invented by Dr. Michael J. Freeman. This was actually an amazing toy that used 8-track tapes. Each tape had x amount of questions; there were 4 buttons on the robot; 1 represented the questions; and the other 3 represented choice answers I must give. I could be wrong, but I doubt they’re still producing this robot. It’s a shame, because I remember out growing all the types really fast. Better than a computer. -VintageNewscast.com
“Show ‘N Tell” was a combination toy, TV and record player made by G.E. It first hit the stores about 1964, and stayed in the market for about 10 years (give or take). I was quite memorized by this device. In essence you were watching a slide show. There were different stories available; although I don’t remember owning a lot of stories, I think it was because they were very expensive at the time. I guess the cost must have been similar/equivalent in value to what video games cost today. Basically each story came with a record (33rpm), and a slider-stick. The stick was basically a long plastic stick with a series of pictures. You slide the stick all the way down the right hand-side slot, and as the record plays the story, the stick (or film strip) moves an inch up to the next picture, and so on. You could also play regular records too. I wish Show ‘N Tell came back on the market, I think the product still has potential to become a great learning tool in our current age. JMHO – VintageNewscast.com
Slinky Slime! Eeewwww! I don’t even understand how this made money. It was like playing with slimy gel activator. I was not a fan of this as a kid. It felt slimy and icky in my hands, and I really saw no use for this container of gook. The only thing I found cool about Slinky Slime back then, was the fact that some of them glowed in the dark. that’s it. Thank goodness it was a product short lived.