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    Loved these kinds of games (with Stratego above)

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    I still have the Vertibird in the basement...don't know why!

    We were quite poor and lived a nomad's existence living in a 20' trailer for 2 years from age 6 to 8. How poor? For their 25th wedding anniversary, they gave each other quarters - I shit you not. So all toys had to be sold, so I had a box of matchbox cars and that was it. But once we settled in BC and dad had a good job, I got stuff...like this:

    Its Revamatic grandstand (really just sounded like a distortion pedal) drove my parents mad! I remember that Christmas the neighbour came over and he and dad hogged it all day.

    And, the Smash Up Derby set - I had these very cars:

    YeeHaw! Insultin' southeners like it ain't nothin'! Oh the politically incorrect 70's...

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    Canadian Winter Toys

    Krazy Karpets...they came rolled up and were just a thin piece of hard plastic that was like greased lightning on snow and ice
    Number one cause of accidents on toboggan hills.






    Mini-skis

    Hard plastic and even harder to get off if you were in trouble




    Super Slider Snow Skates

    My cousin grew up on a farm in Strathmore and his Dad let him drive all of their snowmobiles from a young age. We would put these things on and tow the other guy behind the snowmobile with a 20 foot rope. We made a track and had snow jumps. Accidents were common wearing these death-shoes



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    Oh yeah! Thanks for the memory jog - I had a Crazy Carpet when I lived in N. Sask. I actually used it to get to school quicker!!

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    Oooh there's a memory. Played Stratego with a cousin growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noilly Pratt View Post
    I still have the Vertibird in the basement...don't know why!

    We were quite poor and lived a nomad's existence living in a 20' trailer for 2 years from age 6 to 8. How poor? For their 25th wedding anniversary, they gave each other quarters - I shit you not. So all toys had to be sold, so I had a box of matchbox cars and that was it. But once we settled in BC and dad had a good job, I got stuff...like this:

    Its Revamatic grandstand (really just sounded like a distortion pedal) drove my parents mad! I remember that Christmas the neighbour came over and he and dad hogged it all day.

    And, the Smash Up Derby set - I had these very cars:

    YeeHaw! Insultin' southeners like it ain't nothin'! Oh the politically incorrect 70's...
    AFX race car sets were the holy grail of kid-dom. I never had a race car set but played them everywhere.

    And I had the SmashUp Derby cars too I remember losing the colored doors, trunks and hoods and that black zip-tie thingy that you had to pull to make them go

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    Prior to age 6, I had this bike...

    but in metallic red and a gigantic sissy bar.

    My brother wanted to get me a bike for Christmas but dad forbade him as he didn't have the money to get it himself...so he took my existing bike and put parts on it - probably spending as much as a new bike and only retaining the frame! I was catwalk champion of Frankford, Ontario with this!

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    I have foggy memories of getting similar transfer sets out of cereal (?)

    Lots of scenarios where you could put portions of smaller guys behind hills etc and I remember the wax-like paper they came on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Noilly Pratt View Post
    Prior to age 6, I had this bike...

    but in metallic red and a gigantic sissy bar.

    My brother wanted to get me a bike for Christmas but dad forbade him as he didn't have the money to get it himself...so he took my existing bike and put parts on it - probably spending as much as a new bike and only retaining the frame! I was catwalk champion of Frankford, Ontario with this!
    I remember the sissy bar bikes

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    Parents had this dinner set.




    Mom made this chemical concoction.




    I remember how the conditioner smelled (purple bottle).


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    Waaay back memory. I had this doctor kit. It had 'pills' and I recall using the red microscope in the upper right.



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    One of my best memories. My Grandpa was an engineer on the CN railway for over 50 years.

    My Dad bought me an HO scale train set. I eventually added buildings, telegraph poles with wire, tunnels, bushes and grass to a simple floor level train table my Dad built for me. Some of the track and train engines were hand me downs and didn't always work, but I remember the look in my Dad's eye when I put little lights into some buildings and somehow got them working

    One of my fondest memories and I regret not taking better care of the stuff and keeping up with it. Some of the buildings I saved up for are not available anymore.




    *not my set up


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    And now the good stuff


    This was a multicolored sticky chemical in a tube. Take out a little ball, put it on the end of the straw and blow. It would create balloon-like balls as it set.
    You could smell the fumes throughout the house and if you inhaled it directly, it was a little trip to Woozy-Town

    Banned!




    Lawn Darts or Jarts. Yup we had them





    Clackers, Klik Klaks, Danger Balls




    My sister had this and I can't count how many little cakes we ate from it. A light bulb 'cooked' the powder when added to water and to this day, the powder remains a mystery


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