Remembering Those Great Toys Of The Baby Boomer Era

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  1. Martin Alonzo

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    I remember playing with these back when I was about 7 I think the solders were lead at that time
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    1950s tin litho friction flying saucer toy
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    "In this condition, it's worth 15¢ at auction. If you had the box, it could go as high as $250"
     
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    Anyone remember cereal box cut out records?

    1956
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    Vaguely...no way they would survive a kid's handling.

    It's fun to whistle
     
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    Mail in Record
     
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    This is a Wheaties cereal box record. Back in the 1950s, this was cut out of a cardboard box to be played on the family's record player, If the parents allowed the flimsy record to be played on the Hi-fi.

    Wheaties 78 RPM Cereal Box Record: On Top of Old Smokey
     
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    One of my favorite “toys” back then was my portable phonograph, and I had all kinds of kids songs on my little yellow records. I can’t remember if I had the Wheaties records or not, but if I did, I would have played it on my little record player.
    It wasn’t exactly like this one, but very similar.
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    Funny, I was just thinking about those clear red and yellow records. I recall the ones from the cereal boxes. They weren't very rigid...you'd get sea-sick watching them play.
     
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    I never had my own record player until I left home and bought one myself. :( :mad:

    We had a floor model, where the record player tilted out like magic. Only 78 and 33 1/3. It had a vertical radio dial behind a tall thin door and included short wave. Can't find one like it online.

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    I bought a couple of old radios similar to that as an adult. I still have one of them. I used to listen to the BBC on it some evenings rather than watch TV. They are as much nice furniture as they are appliance, huh?
     
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    I remember softening up a red 78 kid's record and forming a "fruit" bowl....with a tiny hole in the bottom....GROOVEY!

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    NOT my actual bowl.
     
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    My favorites were my Easy Bake Oven and my Barbie dolls….. I burnt my first cake in that oven, ah the memories….
     
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    Chinese Checkers was popular at our house in the 50's. All ages could play together. The current version of the game was invented by a German in 1892.

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    It must still be popular

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