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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Mar 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

"Most people collect toys for nostalgia. Sure, there's money to be made doing it, but money can't buy a ticket back to your childhood to relive the memories of pretending to be in a far-off land, saving the universe, or falling in love with a bunch of Barbies or Transformers.

This open channel is about that part of toy collecting. It's about remembering the good old days. We want to know: What toy from your childhood do you wish you still had?…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 9:38 p.m. PST

Major Matt Mason Space Set – moon base, astronauts, crawler, and multi-legged walker vehicles.

Rat Patrol models, complete with realistic looking, plastic sand dunes.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Mar 2019 9:53 p.m. PST

Major Matt Mason Space Set

I wanted that one so bad! I got Billy Blastoff instead. frown

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 4:03 a.m. PST

I still have many. I just wish I had bought more.
Britain's AWI plastic if I had to pick one.



bsrlee15 Mar 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

Britain's 8" howitzer, died to metal fatigue on the locating tabs.

John Leahy15 Mar 2019 7:22 a.m. PST

I was also going to say Major Matt Mason! Other choice would be Marx playset.

Palewarrior15 Mar 2019 7:43 a.m. PST

Timpo Wildwest figures, I loved the fact I could swap all the bits around (early converting bug ;))

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 9:35 a.m. PST

I had this amazing fully transformable alpha fighter from Robotech the third generation. It was fairly small, and while I did manage to acquire one of the larger ones years later, but none was so easy to transform and well built as that 5" one from when I was in high school.

I also had a Shogun Warriors Godzilla that I wish I still had, but I did break the fire breath handle, so if I had one now, I'd get a fully functioning one.

Oppiedog15 Mar 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

Johnny Seven O.M.A. (One Man Army) gun. The cat wouldn't stand a chance.

whill415 Mar 2019 10:20 a.m. PST

Guns of Navarone playset and all my metal Tonka trucks

Lou from BSM15 Mar 2019 10:35 a.m. PST

My G.I Joes with the Kung-Fu grip

14Bore15 Mar 2019 11:32 a.m. PST

Matchbox cars and Hotwheels or all the plastic army men

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Mar 2019 12:09 p.m. PST



Paul B15 Mar 2019 12:50 p.m. PST

Britains Long Tom gun, which fired solid metal shells. Ah for the days before health and safety!

rmaker15 Mar 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

The Marx Alamo set with the Davy Crockett figure.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 6:47 p.m. PST

Marx playsets: D Day, Blue and Gray, Alamo…

Zephyr115 Mar 2019 8:51 p.m. PST

I was stupid when I was younger and sold off a lot of my 2" plastic toy soldiers/cowboys/Indians. Oh well, at least I wasn't like one of my bosses, who traded his early X-Men comic collection for a set of tires…

irishserb16 Mar 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

GI Joes, pre Kung-fu Grip.

Or, Marx Brave Knights

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse16 Mar 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

(smile II)


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