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  • #46
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    As i stated earlier in the thread, the 'official' Palitoy Action Man helicopter ,above, is imo inferior to its Cherilea counterpart below. For a start the Cherilea's rotor spin was battery opporated as opposed to the Palitoys 'pump button' mechanical action.


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    • #47
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      Got to love the internet! Not clapped eyes on this since i got for xmas 75.

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      • #48
        My sister was into arty crafty stuff . She usually got stuff like shaker maker, colour dip and one thing that the name escapes me, it was making jewellery and key rings and stuff from epoxy resin

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        • #49
          My brother had a spyrograph which with pins and a pen could draw all sorts of circular patterns. I never really got to play with the thing myself as five years later when I came along all there was were bits and pieces of the set! It doesn't seem like they could do much.

          I did get something called a Lite-brite which was basically a box with a black grid on one end and a light bulb behind. You put a sheet of black paper behind the grid and poked clear plastic coloured pegs in to create 'art'. Eventually there would be a problem finding black paper to refill with and it would sit.
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          • #50
            Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
            My brother had a spyrograph which with pins and a pen could draw all sorts of circular patterns. I never really got to play with the thing myself as five years later when I came along all there was were bits and pieces of the set! It doesn't seem like they could do much.

            I did get something called a Lite-brite which was basically a box with a black grid on one end and a light bulb behind. You put a sheet of black paper behind the grid and poked clear plastic coloured pegs in to create 'art'. Eventually there would be a problem finding black paper to refill with and it would sit.
            I bought a spirograph about 3-4 years ago, not as much fun as i had remembered, I also bought subbuteo....again the memory was better than the reality
            Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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            • #51
              I always coveted other kids' fuzzy felt sets, but I suspect if I got one now I'd find them underwhelming! Anyway, I had some cool Lego, I can't complain (other than there being ten of us living in crumpled-up newspaper in t'middle of road, getting up half hour before coming home from working all day at fac'try).
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              • #52
                So, wonderful wife got me this for my birthday..because its what Click image for larger version

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                • #53
                  Time to bump my own thread. Lets start with this, a brilliantly loaded and detailed Corgi model:

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                  • #54
                    Hang on they went one better...


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                    • #55
                      Never owned any of these or wanted to...Denys Fishers ' Cyborg' and arch nemesis Muton range of macarbe action figures: Click image for larger version

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                      And the obligitory spaceship:

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                      • #56
                        Denys Fisher toys were a favourite of mine, Spirograph was his as were Dr Whi toys but this was his block buster: Click image for larger version  Name:	denys-fisher-six-million-dollar-man_360_b0ff6008c6355f3ec49c02de5637f351.jpg Views:	0 Size:	47.3 KB ID:	287135

                        Along with his macarbe arch nemesis Maskatron based on genre favourite actor John Saxon:

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                        I dont remember this being in the show though: would have made a cool kids thermos flask.

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                        • #57
                          I remember looking through Bionic man's eye, it was lying around at a friend's house who had lots of brothers.

                          I also remember a Titanic board game someone had where it would, every few turns, sink a little until it was gone... by which time you were to have collected passengers and supplies and gotten a lifeboat! Sorry if I might've mentioned this before. It was around in the late '70s.
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
                            I remember looking through Bionic man's eye, it was lying around at a friend's house who had lots of brothers.

                            I also remember a Titanic board game someone had where it would, every few turns, sink a little until it was gone... by which time you were to have collected passengers and supplies and gotten a lifeboat! Sorry if I might've mentioned this before. It was around in the late '70s.
                            There are pictures on the forum somewhere its by Ideal... The Sinking of The Titanic
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by 70s kid View Post
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                              Got to love the internet! Not clapped eyes on this since i got for xmas 75.
                              Oh yes!
                              That really brings back memories, magnesium ribbon, copper sulphate and the little spring tongs to hold the test tubes over the little meths burner. I remember setting fire to my hands with some spilt meths, fortunately no damage was done although it could have ended differently. I was forbidden to use the set unsupervised but I took matters into my own hands, no pun intended! Boys will be boys I suppose.

                              Other cool toys of the 70's ...Glow Globs, Aurora horror character construction kits and my Gerry Anderson die cast metal interceptor from the UFO series!

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                              • #60
                                Thinking of horror characters... I remember some sort of monster making kit someone brought to school. It had plastic moulds and they poured plaster into it and popped them out after they dried to have a Frankenstein's monster. You could then paint it. I don't remember any other monster molds but I'm sure there were some, but I remember the monster that was done and painted.

                                There were some little plastic creatures that had suctions cups on their feet that would climb down a wall or pane of glass if it was clean enough. I had one of those and it worked by gravity, flipping end over end down the wall. Might've been a bug sort of creature. Also little men with wrapped-up parachutes you could throw in the air and watch come floating down. I don't remember any of these being characters or brands, just very cheap toys, kind of like those card paper or light wood airplanes/helicopters with elastic band driven propellers. I remember there being bins of cheap little toys like these sold at corner shops or on counter tops competing for our pocket money with licorice and other candy.
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