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10 Engineering Toys From Your Youth

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Pubudu
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Re: Girder and panel available again
Pubudu   4/23/2014 12:49:35 PM
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"virtually all of these toys can be purchased on eBay"

Rob this will be a good news for the all who will like to go to the childhood again. 

Jennifer Campbell
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Re: Lionel steam engine
Jennifer Campbell   4/23/2014 10:42:19 AM
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I don't remember the Lionel steam engine, Chuck, but I certainly spent hours playing with Lincoln Logs. I saw a set of them recently in a store and contemplated buying them for my daughter ... until I saw the price tag. So, contrary to this article, SOME things have changed.

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Re: Toy Commercials
tekochip   4/23/2014 8:07:24 AM
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It's funny how the commercials would use camera angles that made the toys look larger or add accessories that weren't included with the toy.  My sister had the toy dog Gaylord, but what they didn't show in the commercial was how noisy that toy was!  All those motors whirring in a hollow plastic body sounded like being inside a rusting Winnebago in a hail storm.


Charles Murray
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Lionel steam engine
Charles Murray   4/22/2014 5:04:42 PM
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I remember the Lionel train sets very well. In particular, I recall a Lionel steam engine that included a small package of pills, which could be dropped one-by-one into the locomotive's smoke stack to create smoke.

Charles Murray
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Re: Toy Commercials
Charles Murray   4/22/2014 5:01:16 PM
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Great link, tekochip. I think some of us (that includes me) remember the commercials better than we remember the toys.

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Re: I had most of these and a few more
Charles Murray   4/22/2014 4:59:01 PM
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Although I never had a Johnny Astro, jtlagrand, I remember the commercials well. Here's a trip down Memory Lane for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmLMrMdIy5c

Rob Spiegel
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Re: The Marvelous Toy
Rob Spiegel   4/22/2014 1:48:21 PM
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Just wait until next week when we run the new engineering toys.

Pubudu
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Re: The Marvelous Toy
Pubudu   4/22/2014 1:44:02 PM
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Rob its truly inspiring post, its memorize my childhood again after long time.

Any way I really like the building blocks cause that it is always a new experience every time.    

a2
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Re: The Marvelous Toy
a2   4/22/2014 2:16:17 AM
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@Rob: Yes it is. A very inspiring one indeed. 

Rob Spiegel
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Re: The Marvelous Toy
Rob Spiegel   4/22/2014 12:52:34 AM
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Yes, I remember the song. Tox Paxton if I'm not mistaken.

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