What was your favorite toy as a kid? One for under 10 and one for 10+ but no video games!

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  1. GopherT

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    10+: Erector Set (Mechano).

    Under 10, CASCADE by Matchbox. I assumed it was long gone. My brother recently found it in his attic. He rescued it 20 years ago when he stopped by my mother's garage sale. He put it in his attic and forgot to pull it out for his kids when they were of appropriate age and he never passed it on to me (my kids are in college). It just arrived in the mail this morning. The video below is not mine but you get the idea (it was only available for a few years).

     
  2. sirch2

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    It's hard to remember if it was pre 10 or not but Fischertechnik was my favorite for a long time, I had the other usual things, Meccano, electronics kits, etc. but Fischertechnik was the go to. http://www.fischertechnik.de/en/Home.aspx
     
  3. MAB

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    There are a few board games that I can recall. 'OPERATION' stands out as falling into the less than 10 year old category.
    After that I discovered girls.
     
  4. joeyd999

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    Under 10:

    Merlin
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    Tipovers
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    TRS-80:
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  5. joeyd999

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    Over 10:

    Girls
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  6. joeyd999

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    Anyone remember this? I used to love it when I was about 5:

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  7. GopherT

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    We bought one of those at a garage sale and turned it into a drinking game! That game is about all I remember from fall semester of my Sophomore year!
     
  8. joeyd999

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    You remember your Sophomore year?
     
  9. GopherT

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    I have vivid memories of Sundays. Everyone kept telling me how much fun I had Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
     
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  10. joeyd999

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    Funny. For us, Sunday was just another day. And another day meant another case of beer.

    Edit: Hey, you can't spell beer without a 'double-e'.
     
  11. djsfantasi

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    Erector sets! Saved up for months for this humongous set.
     
  12. nsaspook

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    Early 60's era.
    Marbles and spinning tops as a young kid. Over ten I was one of those kids who had science toys like microscopes and the big chemistry set with all the extra good stuff like acids to experiment on insects and compounds to make gun or flash-powder.
     
  13. MrChips

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    For 10+ it was a Meccano Set, Chemistry Set, and Philips Electronic Engineer.
     
  14. Lestraveled

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    Nothing stands out in the -10 category but in +10, chemistry sets and this thing stands out.........

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  15. MrChips

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    For under 10 it was Dinky Toys (UK) followed by Matchbox (USA).
     
  16. bertus

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    Hello,

    At home we had a big box with lego bricks.

    Bertus
     
  17. ISB123

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    Before 10 I didn't really have a favorite toy.I just bought them in hope they will break soon so i can open them up and take DC motors.After 10 didn't really play with toys,I just made scientific projects and tried to reinvent steam engine which I made and it actually worked.:)
     
  18. atferrari

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    I cannot see any picture. It seems you have saved very little...! :p :p
     
  19. atferrari

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    And then the Japanese, based on that innocent game created Pachinko. It fits massive use by people of all ages!

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  20. tcmtech

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    Legos. Age 5 - 40+ and still going. :D
     
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