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    Childhood belongings we wish wed kept

    Inspired by the Raleigh Burner BMX bike on Sales Corner, we must all have fond memories of things we owned as kids - favourite toys, item of clothing, etc.
    For me it was a Tony Alva skateboard from the 70s with full-track trucks and Kryptonic wheels. Id love to buy one now and hang it on a wall but (a) she says no, and (b) they cost crazy money.
    Swapped it for either a Hornby train set or CB radio.
    Also had a Sergio Tacchini track top as an older teen that my mum ended up wearing for decades after it became too small for me. Loved that top.

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    My BMX Raleigh Burner,
    Star Wars figures from the early 80's,
    A fitness mag I had in the early 90's,
    Kay's catalogue from mid 80's as well as a few jazz mags from late 80's to early 90's...

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    Just wish I could be rebuilt!

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    So many 😱

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    Not childhood but my second car aged 18, a Sierra xr4i Cosworth replica in white. Very retro cool nowadays and worth a few quid too.
    With a 2.8 V6 engine it was way too powerful and only lasted 3 months before I had my one and only accident in 32 years of driving. I cried my eyes out at the roadside and again when I had to sell it for 800 salvage

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    Some of my chilhood games...Test Match, Crossbows & Catapaults.
    My Sergio Tacchini tennis gear.
    And a couple of Body Shop fragrances I threw away.
    Bit of a hoarder so have kept most things..even still have my VHS and tape collections!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guz View Post
    Just wish I could be rebuilt!

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    I kept mine from childhood in the box!


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    Woofle - my rabbit!

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    My collection of 2,000 baseball cards from the forties and fifties, including a valuable card of the Yankees' Mickey Mantle from 1953.

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    Big Trak!


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    Mr Tinky
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    My Denis Law football kit. Wool football socks in those days.




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    kids toy based on Adult rated movie - that was the 70s/80s… & I had one of these…




    pretty rare & worth a few s these days …

    z
    Last edited by zelig; 3rd August 2022 at 08:55. Reason: Typo

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    This was my absolute favourite

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    Johnny Seven - One man army gun.

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    Nothing for me, but if I could get my wife her exact mk1 Raleigh Chopper back that would be magical.

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    All my toy cars, comics and annuals. Also my toy soldiers, basically all the stuff I immersed myself in when I was a kid.

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    I think I still have most of it!!

    Although I'd love to still own my old collection of silver age DC's and early Marvels from the '60's.
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    I wish Id kept my Space 1999 12 diecast freighter model.


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    My uncle gave me a beautiful Meccano set, and for a couple of years at birthdays etc something was added. - loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Nothing for me, but if I could get my wife her exact mk1 Raleigh Chopper back that would be magical.
    That reminds me - I had one of these...



    Loved it !

    z

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    kids toy based on Adult rated movie - that was the 70s/80s & I had one of these




    pretty rare & worth a few s these days

    z

    It must have been a nightmare getting the last of the shower gel out of those. ;-)

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    Eileen from No. 25 !

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    I had all the original Star Wars figures and vehicles.
    Got lost/nicked in a house move.

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    The first couple of hundred issues of 2000AD, mum and dad chucked them while I was at university.

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    Fireball XL5 toy. Fired up in the air with a catapult. When it reached the top of it's 'flight', a hatch popped open and Steve Zodiac jumped out and descended on his own parachute. Meanwhile, another larger parachute deployed from the Fireball XL5 itself, and both floated gently to the ground*.

    Hours of fun, as most times SZ refused to jump out, leaving the whole thing to plummet to the ground *wince*. When it did work it was great.

    Lost it on the roof of a posh house - SZ jumped out on his 'chute, but the main chute didn't deploy and the XL5 kept going. Sadly, was left trying to throw old Stevie up in the air far enough to get his chute to open.


    * In theory

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    I still have all 52 issues of The Crunch comic I bought weekly in 1979 / 80
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooks View Post
    I wish Id kept my Space 1999 12 diecast freighter model.

    Oh yes I had this. Toys were built to last then.

    Wish I kept my Hornby train set. Sold about 5 trains, loads of track, carriages and a top Quality controller for 70 quid in the local paper

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    Tonka toys with the yellow hard hat, all my Action men + tank (made local to me in Coalville, Leicestershire, Raleigh Chopper MK1 and anything that commands crazy money these days!

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    My youth.....it was wasted on me back then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    That reminds me - I had one of these...



    Loved it !

    z
    Bet you did with those alloys, a lovely thing indeed!

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    My Christmas present 1965. My dad acquired it from a fella who owed me a favour at the Triang factory


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    not much, most of it is still in my loft.

    I am sorry that i wrecked a now very rare pack of top trumps though.

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    A Raleigh Chopper when I was about 14 and a VW Beatle when I was 16. The Beatle I couldn't even drive lol but I liked it and it was only 20.00 😔

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    My collection of Dinky Toy Cars. Mum bought me a different one every Tuesday on her visit to Doncaster Indoor Market, (there was a brilliant toy stall there back then). My favourite was a cream MG TC with red seats, my dream car ever since - though I'll never get to own one :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha4 View Post
    Fireball XL5 toy. Fired up in the air with a catapult. When it reached the top of it's 'flight', a hatch popped open and Steve Zodiac jumped out and descended on his own parachute. Meanwhile, another larger parachute deployed from the Fireball XL5 itself, and both floated gently to the ground*.

    Hours of fun, as most times SZ refused to jump out, leaving the whole thing to plummet to the ground *wince*. When it did work it was great.

    Lost it on the roof of a posh house - SZ jumped out on his 'chute, but the main chute didn't deploy and the XL5 kept going. Sadly, was left trying to throw old Stevie up in the air far enough to get his chute to open.


    * In theory
    I had one of these, never managed to get it to work properly, cant recall the exact details of its demise but I suspect it involved a crash landing onto a hard surface!

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    Everything.

    I have absolutely nothing from my childhood.

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    All masters of the universe toys! sell for a pretty penny nowadays

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    My first electric train set - 65 years ago : I still remember the excitement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    Inspired by the Raleigh Burner BMX bike on Sales Corner, we must all have fond memories of things we owned as kids - favourite toys, item of clothing, etc.
    For me it was a Tony Alva skateboard from the 70s with full-track trucks and Kryptonic wheels. Id love to buy one now and hang it on a wall but (a) she says no, and (b) they cost crazy money.
    Swapped it for either a Hornby train set or CB radio.
    Also had a Sergio Tacchini track top as an older teen that my mum ended up wearing for decades after it became too small for me. Loved that top.
    I've had this one hanging up in my garage for quite a few years. I don't think it's from the seventies but it's cool to risk my total hip replacement on it occasionally!



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    Childhood belongings we wish wed kept

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    Not quite on topic, but: The Corinthian bagatelle from my grandma’s that I played with on the regular visits as a child…….

    My sister swagged it when clearing the house after grandma died- for my nephew.

    ‘Ha! I’ll be collecting that next time I’m down!’

    Still got the original box, balls and pusher.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Not quite on topic, but: The Corinthian bagatelle from my grandma’s that I played with on the regular visits as a child…….

    My sister swagged it when clearing the house after grandma died- for my nephew.

    ‘Ha! I’ll be collecting that next time I’m down!’

    Still got the original box, balls and pusher.

    My Granny had one too, bit older with worn green paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Not quite on topic, but: The Corinthian bagatelle from my grandmas that I played with on the regular visits as a child.

    My sister swagged it when clearing the house after grandma died- for my nephew.

    Ha! Ill be collecting that next time Im down!

    Still got the original box, balls and pusher.

    Myself and my older brother had one of these, very similar to this one at my grandma's house. Brings back 70's 80's memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    Myself and my older brother had one of these, very similar to this one at my grandma's house. Brings back 70's 80's memories.
    I think the blurb on the box proclaims that the Corinthian - is "The Rolls Royce of bagatelles" (or some other superlative).

    It's made of boxwood, but is a nice object-d'art on my stair landing now.

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    My "Steer"n''go. Loved it. No idea where it went and find myself looking at them on ebay.

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    I had the James Bond Lotus Esprit. Fired missiles out of the back. Loved it. For some reason I really cannot fathom I gave it away to a lad at School. He wasn't even a best mate! My older brother had the DB5 but I think the Lotus was cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I had all the original Star Wars figures and vehicles.
    Got lost/nicked in a house move.
    My mother gave all mine away free to her friends kids who literally broke them / chewed them

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