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Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby pizzathehutt » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 pm

Great thread!

I started off with Star Wars and was then handed down the evil kenivel figure and motor bike and the 6 million dollar man figure and from then on it just took off! Not sure the correct order but I had figures from all of these.....
Mask
Transformers
He man
Bravestarr
Thunder cats
Karate kid
Ghostbusters
Zoids
Visionaries
Turtles
Batman
WWF wrestlers

My favourite apart from Star Wars was the transformers and zoids figures, I would’ve bought Indiana Jones figures but never saw them at the time.

Someone at school had centurions that I was very jealous of! My local toy shop had them but they were really expensive for some reason as were the gi joe toys which I had no interest in
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby maxf » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 pm

Star Wars and Space Lego were the main lines I was bought as a kid - I had a fair bit of both. I also had quite a lot of Britain’s Farm toys.

I had a couple of transformers but don’t recal ever getting any bought for me new.

I went through a MASK phase and remember getting boulder hill one Christmas - I only had gator and raven as other vehicles.

I don’t think I had tons of toys really - enough for sure but I wasn’t swimming in them. Lots came from jumble sales... I remember buying bags of stormtroopers in about 86 or 87 when I’d have been 9 or 10.

I think my last SW bought from shops was the Jedi line
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Cazza » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Star Wars first by a mile.

Then...
Action Force
Scalextric
Action Man
Matchbox/Corgi cars
Britain's Deetail/Space
Airfix mini soldiers, tanks etc

A bit later...
Zoids
Transformers
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby spoons » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:36 pm

Robstyley wrote:
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


Britain’s were the fancier version. Painted plastic figure on a rectangular square base. Here’s my childhood soldiers

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The airfix figures were moulded one colour and three were the same scale. I’d also forgotten my ceiling full of model planes. It’s what we did before computers :lol:
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Haze » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:38 pm

Star Wars toys left the most impression but I also had Lego, little plastic soldiers, Matchbox cars, Playmobil.
Later on there was some He-man and GI Joe.
Never had or cared much for Transformers.

I did like MASK but I couldn't have it all. Don't dare starting to collect it now either.

I've not seen anyone mentioning Playmobil, was that not a thing in the UK?
It was (and still is) pretty big here in Holland and in Germany.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby spoons » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 pm

Haze wrote:Star Wars toys left the most impression but I also had Lego, little plastic soldiers, Matchbox cars, Playmobil.
Later on there was some He-man and GI Joe.
Never had or cared much for Transformers.

I did like MASK but I couldn't have it all. Don't dare starting to collect it now either.

I've not seen anyone mentioning Playmobil, was that not a thing in the UK?
It was (and still is) pretty big here in Holland and in Germany.


Forgot Palymobil too. Originally called Playpeople here - the pirates were great
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm

For me it was Star Wars that was my favourite but I did enjoy collecting space lego, had a huge Action Man collection and He - Man.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Haze » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 pm

spoons wrote:Forgot Palymobil too. Originally called Playpeople here - the pirates were great


I remember getting that pirate ship, it was on par in coolness with the Falcon.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby wicky0570 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:19 pm

Star Wars was and always has been my number one toy of choice. I also remember as a child having a set of all the spacecraft from Terrahawks, I loved them all, can't remember what happened to them.

Also, I loved my Tracy Island and all the Thunderbirds toys I had.
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Re: Were you a "one toy line" kid?

Postby Hankster » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Probably a bit different to most people on here as my favourite toys when I was younger was Action Force. Missed the earlier series 1 and got into it when it moved to the American Gi Joe figures like Duke, Cobra Commander etc. Having a weekly comic also helped.

Also loved matchbox and playmobil and had the odd Lego set but grew out of that. Later on Dad got me into Subboteo

Due to my age only got into Star Wars from ROTJ onwards so had most of the figures from the film, but most of them served as extra enemy cannon fodder for my Action Force figures :D :shock:

Never got into Transformers.

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

Postby lejackal » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm

I completely forgot I had the 3.75 A Team good guys and van! One of my most loved toys and I bloody forgot all about it!

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

Postby paulcalf » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 pm

I was pretty much a "one toy line" kid.

As well as Star Wars i had a few play people and the pirate ship

I stopped collecting Star Wars stuff before they released the power of the force last 17 (or last 15).

One of my "collect all 79" cards backs has 'the ones I need' written on it with some marks by 2 ewoks and the rancor keeper, which i got before i stopped buying stuff.

I remember being a bit disappointed when my mum & brother bought me a Y wing fighter, as i'd stopped collecting by then. Although it is now the best condition toy in my childhood collection as i hardly played with it!

At some point i traded my mates entire star wars collection for my pirate ship and play people. He still regrets that deal - 25 years later I re united him with his old Millenium Falcon though.

My love of star wars continues and I'm still a "one toy line" kid - my vintage vw camper even has some subtle nods to star wars.

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:04 am

Well I am from Denmark so

LEGO was huge in my home.

City lego
Knight lego
Pirate lego
Space lego
and Fabuland

I also had a little bit of

HEMAN
Transformers
Dinoriders
G.I. Joe
Playmobil

a lot of

Smurfs

and a lot of other toys that I do not know the names on :lol:

and I also had Vintage Star Wars :lol:

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:42 am

I forgot I also had

marklin trains and a Rail Road for the trains :lol:

and Airfix soldiers, vehicles, planes and ships that I painted and played with :lol:

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

Postby SAVORY100 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:49 am

Fairly simple for me

Had:

Action Man
Star Wars
Britains
Lego
Airfix
Raleigh BMX!!!

Didn't have (but my brother did):

Transformers
Action Force
He-Man
Thundercats
MASK

We both had Zoids

Then we both evolved into electronic games and consoles...

BMX Bandit (handheld)
Astro Wars (tabletop)
Firefox (tabletop)
Spectrum 48, 128, +2, +3
Amiga
Mega Drive
NES
Super NES
N64
etc. etc...
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