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Nov 14, 2021 18:39:49   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.
My personal "toy" - a 72 MGB
My personal "toy" - a 72 MGB...
A toy I found almost hidden by grass
A toy I found almost hidden by grass...
I don't know how many generations have played with this metal truck. It looks well loved.
I don't know how many generations have played with...
A favorite book of mine and my kids and grandchildren
A favorite book of mine and my kids and grandchild...

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Nov 14, 2021 20:53:07   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.


I'll start with a few. I had over 300 die cast (poor man's Jay Leno) but had to get rid of them after moving to our condo.















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Nov 14, 2021 21:37:58   #
MattPhox Loc: Rhode Island
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.


Love the MGB

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Nov 14, 2021 21:38:32   #
MattPhox Loc: Rhode Island
 
Ava'sPapa wrote:
I'll start with a few. I had over 300 die cast (poor man's Jay Leno) but had to get rid of them after moving to our condo.


Nice car and very nice bike.

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Nov 14, 2021 21:43:08   #
MattPhox Loc: Rhode Island
 
Here is one of my old toys. I have to get it running again.
1971 Hodaka 100 B. Hodaka is no longer made.
1971 Hodaka 100 B.  Hodaka is no longer made....
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Nov 14, 2021 22:00:51   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
Ava'sPapa wrote:
I'll start with a few. I had over 300 die cast (poor man's Jay Leno) but had to get rid of them after moving to our condo.


Beautiful ride! My husband has hundreds of diecast of motorcycles, bicycles and vintage cars!! Plus several hundred model kits still in original boxes. Oh dear, what to do... I recall the Roy Rogers Western Town. We didn't have one (because we were "girls" and back then there were girl toys and boy toys!

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Nov 14, 2021 22:01:31   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
MattPhox wrote:
Love the MGB


I love driving it but pay for it with back pain now...

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Nov 14, 2021 22:02:11   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
MattPhox wrote:
Here is one of my old toys. I have to get it running again.


Yes Yes - you MUST get it running again. A winter project.

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Nov 14, 2021 22:06:03   #
MattPhox Loc: Rhode Island
 
A more recent toy, but not new. 2005 Honda VTX 1300. Bought it new. Still ride it.


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Nov 15, 2021 00:08:34   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.


Nice start off Pat. Like your intros. Thanks for hosting!!

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Nov 15, 2021 00:16:42   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.


See if I can't help give some idea's Pat.

These are copies of photos from my youth made digital to save.
My favorite when I was much younger!!
My favorite when I was much younger!!...
Sis and I playing at Lake Delhi at Delhi, Iowa with squirting floats.
Sis and I playing at Lake Delhi at Delhi, Iowa wit...
After Christmas 1959. First BB gun and bow and arrow set.
After Christmas 1959. First BB gun and bow and arr...

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Nov 15, 2021 00:18:17   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
Ava'sPapa wrote:
I'll start with a few. I had over 300 die cast (poor man's Jay Leno) but had to get rid of them after moving to our condo.


Nice set Ava'sPapa- luv the car!!

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Nov 15, 2021 00:19:22   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
MattPhox wrote:
Here is one of my old toys. I have to get it running again.


Nice one Matt. Hope you get it running again!

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Nov 15, 2021 00:20:06   #
Transbuff1985 Loc: east central Iowa
 
MattPhox wrote:
A more recent toy, but not new. 2005 Honda VTX 1300. Bought it new. Still ride it.


Nice Bike Matt! luv the color!!

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Nov 15, 2021 00:21:30   #
Rolk Loc: South Central PA
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I am currently scratching my head as to why on earth I decided on this topic. As soon as I did, all ideas went out the window.

But let's give the topic a try. Post toys: big or little, child or adult (family friendly ), games, books. Maybe you have some that you or your children enjoyed. I wonder how many of us will find we've enjoyed similar toys in our past.


Great start, Pat, and I know we still have at
least one Tonka truck buried down in the basement
somewhere, but in the mean time, here are
just some of the 50 or so cast "collector" cars
my mom purchased over the years.

PS Thanks for hosting one again, Pat!


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