Remembering Those Great Toys Of The Baby Boomer Era

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    Being a boy, I would take a roll of those, put it on the sidewalk, then drop a cinder block on it to make them all explode at the same time.
     
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    Alps Old Timer Streetcar No. 45

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    1950'S TIN WINDUP MOVIE MONSTER DINOSAUR LIZARD
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    Roy Rogers Ranch Set

    Two Post Toasties box tops and 50 cents got you all this in 1953. My mother was always ordering toys from cereal boxes. The jeep was steel. The figurines were plastic. The rest cardboard.

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    Amazing! You can't buy a stamp for 50 cents today!
     
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    I guess most of us remember sending away in the mail for stuff as kids (heck, I did my share of that as an adult with Spencer Gifts.) You got three benefits: the thing you set away for, the anticipation of checking the mail every day, then the surprise when it arrived after you had forgotten all about it.

    We've not made progress when delivery times of weeks used to bring us pleasure, while today delays of a day puts us in a foul mood.
     
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    I just checked. Fifty cents in 1953 was worth $4.92 today.
    I still have the figurines, but the Jeep went missing. [​IMG] I think my cousin picked through my stuff after I left home. :mad:

    :):D;)
     
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    Dick Tracy Wrist Radios (1955-1961 ?)
    "They were sound powered, no amp, generated by the moving magnet in the speaker/mikes. You've got to speak fairly loud close to the speaker to be heard, you also need to listen with your ear close to the speaker."


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    I never had these, but we gave a set to the two neighbor boys for a Christmas present one year. :(
     
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    This was very popular in the 50's. I loved this stuff. :)

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    Making square bubbles. And they say kids today aren't as smart.

     
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    I went through a stamp collecting phase as a kid. Talked my parents into buying one of these orange bags on a couple of occasions. It would be filled with mostly Canadian stamps.

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    downloadJOE PALOOKA.jpg Joe Palooka punching bag?
     
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    Lincoln Logs kept me entertained for hours.
     
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