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: August 09, 2010, 09:12:34 PM





I used to love that thing!!!

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#1 : August 09, 2010, 09:30:57 PM

That reminds me of the Tiger 2XL Robot

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#2 : August 09, 2010, 09:34:00 PM

Oh yeah the Big Track was cool. You could program it to run a course - forward, forward, left, left, stop, fire, turn 180. That thing rocked.

I also loved Dark Tower the board game with the "computerized" tower:

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#3 : August 09, 2010, 10:06:04 PM

Don't remember that one at all and I'll be 44 in a month.


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#4 : August 09, 2010, 10:08:20 PM

I don't remember that one and I'm 47.   By the late 70's though I was more into sports, girls, etc.   I was more into toys in the late 60's and early 70's.   


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Hot wheels track







Although we did play things like this in the late 70's.







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#5 : August 09, 2010, 10:39:46 PM

We did have this robot.   His chest opened and machine guns came out as he walked forward.   


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#6 : August 09, 2010, 10:58:44 PM

speaking of the 70's, check these threads out...

http://www.pewterreport.com/forum/index.php?topic=41834.0

http://www.pewterreport.com/forum/index.php?topic=41770.0

Damn how I loved Hot Wheels, my son was heavy into them too, but now he is 14, and I can't use him as an excuse anymore to buy the darn things...lol


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#7 : August 09, 2010, 11:04:39 PM

Hot Wheels were awesome.   We built some of the coolest tracks all over the house. 

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#8 : August 09, 2010, 11:33:51 PM

Oh yeah the Big Track was cool. You could program it to run a course - forward, forward, left, left, stop, fire, turn 180. That thing rocked.

I'm glad someone remembered it. I was tellin my son about it tonite and decided to google it. A smaller version was released this yr for its 30th anniversary:



http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/01/bigtrak-is-back-80s-robo-toy-resurrected/

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#9 : August 09, 2010, 11:44:00 PM

The challenge of the Big Track was trying to make that programmed movement do something interesting. I'd set up my Legos/Lincoln Logs and whatever else and try and get the thing to run the course w/o banging over the edges. Damn near impossible to actually do unless you made the course so wide it wasn't even funny.

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#10 : August 10, 2010, 12:43:53 AM

I forgot about lincoln logs.  They were awesome

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#11 : August 10, 2010, 01:29:09 AM

Holy crap, I'd totally forgotten about big trak.  We were too poor to afford it but I remember playing with one at my friend's house.  The programming technology was incredible at the time.


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#12 : August 10, 2010, 11:44:54 AM

LOL at Java! Stratego!! Forgot all about that and used to play it a lot. Had a lot of those toys you posted. Now can you find a picture of Evel Knievel at Skull Canyon?


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#13 : August 10, 2010, 12:00:19 PM

Man, I had ALL that stuff when I was a kid. I must have had it better than I remember!



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#14 : August 10, 2010, 04:11:05 PM




Stuff like this:

Hot wheels track






Although we did play things like this in the late 70's.




Slot cars! Still have a  lot of that stuff... 30 or so cars and a few track packages. We set up a custom layout on a big 4X8 sheet of plywood. Loops, 4-way intersection, criss cross tracks and high-bank turns. Good stuff, and if you take care of it, it'll last.

Still have a hot Wheels Snake/Mongoose Drag track with the parachutes at the end... and HUNDREDS of cars.

The stratego we have is Star Wars...
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