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Were you a "one toy line" kid?

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Nita Nitro » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:16 pm

Star Wars was the main toyline for me but I did have Transformers, a couple of Zoids, an action man and some of the Hero Turtles line. Lego was an ever-constant too.
The Transformers arrived one Christmas when the Star Wars line had all but disappeared from the shelves, and I loved them. Turtles came later and I thought they were so cool. I still have the turtles, most of my Transformers and pretty much all my Star Wars toys :wink:
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby stu70 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm

Other than Star Wars,

Black Hole, VINCENT is still one of my favourite figures.
Battlestar Galactica.
Mego figures.
Scalextric.
Micronauts, the magnetic ones in black and white, robots and horses that fired missiles!
Britains figures, WW2, Cowboys and Indians, Knights, Stargards and Aliens.
Action Man and Tommy Gun, which I think was a budget version as he only had plastic hair.
Six Million Dollar Man.
Evil Knievel, stunt bike, lone gone sadly.
Fighting Furies by Matchbox.

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby spoons » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:25 pm

peekaygee73 wrote:
spoons wrote:I stopped playing with toys around 1984 so had some Jedi figs and a He-Man but none after that. Transformers and anything later passed me by. Looking back there was a lot less choice in the UK before 1984.

Action Man and Star Wars were defintiely my favourites and still are today. But I also loved my Mego superheroes, Britains Deetail (soldiers, cowboys and space), Scalextric, Lego Matchbox/Dinky cars and Matchbox MAC but I've never been tempted to collect toy cars despite loving them as a kid.

I agree with Paul that Scalextric came out for a few days and then disappeared again, but the others got regular plays.

Britains! Completely forgot about those. We had various German and Allies figures.


My Britains soldiers are the only toys my dad wouldnt let me sell when i was 12. They now live in a cabinet by my bed :D

Wish he'd stopped me selling the Star Wars too
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby poncho » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:16 pm

i was too young when starwars toys on the shelf to buy i was that first hand me down generation from your brother and his friends.

the toys i loved and had as a mid 80s kid

were

lego
marbles
britains soldier
matchbox corgie cars
visionairies
manta force
motu
transformers/gobots
scaleeltrics tracks
fisher price aplha starships/figures

i was also obsessed with cereal give away toys and often rooted for the toy straight away left the bag open and mum would moan as they went stale quickly

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby pmsbull » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:22 pm

Star Wars was my world, still is

Action Man was pretty popular with me as a young kid

Loved playing pool and board games, then video games happened.

Been in on that since day 1.

Still have zx spectrum stuff and some PS 1 & 2, but that's going to be sold.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby peekaygee73 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:48 pm

spoons wrote:My Britains soldiers are the only toys my dad wouldnt let me sell when i was 12. They now live in a cabinet by my bed :D

Wish he'd stopped me selling the Star Wars too

Don't get me started Andy!

As a kid I remember my Dad complaining and complaining about my Grandma giving away his Dinky cars when he'd outgrown them - he only had 6 or 7 knackered cars left. A few years later he let us sell our Action Man and Star Wars toys. To be fair he let me and my brother make the decision, and we got the money, but I wish he'd made us keep them. We still have our Subbuteo, Lego, Scalextric, and other odds and ends... but I so wish I had my SW and Action Man.

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Robstyley » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 pm

Star Wars and Action Man were my favourite toys by far but I also had Hornby trains, Scalextric, Transformers and He Man. I got quite into computers and computer games too by the mid 80’s.

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Scarifpacific » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:32 pm

I was into Hornby trains (still like looking at layouts), Lego, Subbuteo (all mine was given away :roll: ) and Action Man. Transformers, He-Man and Action Force were my brothers thing.

I was really into comics as a kid (U.S and U.K) and I still am. Don’t buy anywhere near as much of them as I did years ago.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby subzero » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:01 pm

poncho wrote:i was also obsessed with cereal give away toys and often rooted for the toy straight away left the bag open and mum would moan as they went stale quickly


Same with me too, I was absolutely fascinated with the free gifts and used to love the sight of seeing a new unopened cereal box, then seeing the toy when you open it was the best. Not just the toys with me though I was also obsessed with all the other stuff like stickers and puzzles etc, I already have a Kellogg's bike reflector in my vintage collection and am thinking about starting a collection of all the other free gifts from Kellogg's and other ones that I remember.

The amount of those chicken shaped bike reflectors I ended up with on my bike though was just stupid. :lol:
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Richard_H » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:00 pm

I had a tiny bit of Action Man. Probably hand me downs.

After SW I had a bit transformers, quite a bit He-man but lost interest when the ZX Spectrum took over.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby bosk70 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:51 pm

stu70 wrote:Other than Star Wars,

Black Hole, VINCENT is still one of my favourite figures.
Battlestar Galactica.
Mego figures.
Scalextric.
Micronauts, the magnetic ones in black and white, robots and horses that fired missiles!
Britains figures, WW2, Cowboys and Indians, Knights, Stargards and Aliens.
Action Man and Tommy Gun, which I think was a budget version as he only had plastic hair.
Six Million Dollar Man.
Evil Knievel, stunt bike, lone gone sadly.
Fighting Furies by Matchbox.

:)


I was going to list my old toys but Stu did it for me, all the above plus space 1999 and all the usual 70's corgi jems with a smattering of matchbox, my mum used to work at matchbox so i used to get all sorts of bits and pieces :D happy days that's what its all about when you get that toy you remember from being a kid, got both the fighting furies recently that brought back some memories with the kung foo / sword arm action :)
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Others apart from SW:

TMNT
Jurassic Park
Earthworm Jim
SpiderMan
Power Rangers
Ghostbusters

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Robstyley » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:41 pm

spoons wrote:My Britains soldiers are the only toys my dad wouldnt let me sell when i was 12. They now live in a cabinet by my bed :D

Wish he'd stopped me selling the Star Wars too


Are you talking about the little plastic soldier figures moulded in one colour plastic with a base attached to the feet?? Forgot about them. If that’s what you mean I had those in two different scales - ones that were about 6 or 7cm tall and little tiny ones about 1.5cm tall. Used to love them and I painted some up too.

Also just remembered something else I had loads of, don’t know how I forgot them. Airfix model kits! Built loads of them, mostly fighter planes but remember doing a massive warship one Christmas :D

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 pm

Star Wars was my first and biggest toy love by far, but I had a few bits and pieces of other lines which I liked a lot too:

Batman Batmobile, Batboat and Batcopter
Six Million Dollar Man
Micronauts
Action Man
Lego

And then when I got a little bit older...

BMX
ZX Spectrum
Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks :-)

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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby _Lee_ » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:25 pm

CHIPs was my second favorite toyline after the Wars!

Last figure ever bought was the A-Team good guys. Also ponced about with Battlestar Galactca, BH,transformers and Evil Kneival.
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