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Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-18-2006 22:41 Edit Quote

http://www.radaronline.com/features/2006/12/johnny_reb_cannon.php

watch the video. Please!

Hurrah Hurrah.

(not that the other 9 'worst toys' don't each have their own charme - but that advertisement
honestly beats everything I've seen in a while).

so long,

->Tyberius Prime

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-19-2006 03:18 Edit Quote

40 years and counting.

Later,

C:\

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 12-19-2006 03:41 Edit Quote

The Johnny Reb cannon was a little before my time, but I definitely remember the Battlestar Galactica toys. I had a Viper ship with the missile-launching action. It provided hours of fun until I eventually lost all the missiles around the house. By the time the toy was recalled I didn't have any ammunition left anyway.

And Jarts were awesome. My family played Jarts well into the 90s--pretty much every summer until I left for Korea (and probably after that as well--I seem to remember playing during a summer visit home). No one ever got hurt--I guess it never occurred to my brothers and me to throw them at each other. No, when we wanted to throw stuff at each other we used Frisbees and baseballs. I guess we were more into blunt force trauma.


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JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 12-19-2006 06:18 Edit Quote

Lawn darts. Now *there's* a toy. Never heard em called jarts before. Jarts don't kill people, people kill people.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 12-19-2006 10:45 Edit Quote

The Johnny Reb was for whimps. Real boys in the sixties, wanting to conquer the whole block not just the street had a Johnny Seven .
In the course of one hot summer school break I went from having a wooden pailing for a "gun" to defend my side of the street to a Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army) that could:

    launch a grenade

    fire an anti-tank rocket

    shoot an armor-piercing shell

    chuck an anti-bunker missle

    shoot 10 bullets as a rifle

    make a rat-a-tat-tat sound as a tommy gun

    had a pistol that detaches and functions as a cap gun.


Flippin' 'eck, Just looked on ebay and one recently sold for US $593.79.

I have the strangest feeling I have seen that video before, perhaps it was used as an advert over here in blighty

::tao:::: ::cell::

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 12-19-2006 13:34 Edit Quote

Just last night I remembered a "toy" my male friends used to have when I was about 8-10. If you didn't have a rambo knife, you weren't cool - or you were a girl.

Now THAT's talking seriously.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

IP logged posted posted 12-21-2006 08:27 Edit Quote

I remember the cabbage patch doll, that one was in the news a few years ago. Hair... yum.


'Hey, take it easy and enjoy life.... or in your case, death.' -- Yoh Asakura, 'Shaman King'

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White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 12-23-2006 12:20 Edit Quote
quote:
(The commercial's song)"...and we'll all feel gay when Johnny Reb comes home!"

LMAO!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzz.....

SleepingWolf
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 12-23-2006 16:17 Edit Quote

The radioactivity kit - isn't that what Kim Jong Il got for christmas last year?

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twItch^
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Denver, CO, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-09-2007 20:51 Edit Quote

No, I think Exalted Leader picked up a new My Little Pony last year.


Pretty sure.

-svd

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 01-10-2007 05:45 Edit Quote

Two words: Lazer Tag.

I obviously have no idea what this thread is about ...

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 01-10-2007 14:56 Edit Quote

I remember the slap bracelets

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 01-10-2007 18:10 Edit Quote

There was, in the early 80's, a Saturday morning Sci-Fi show I really liked. Don't remember the name of it... other than Captain something... I think.

Anyway, these guys were running around in storm trooper type gear that had these big triangles on their chests. And the deal was, as I recall, you could buy your own personal ray gun, of sorts, that shot out an infra-red beam and if you hit the big triangles with the beam, your tv signal would go all wonky for a few seconds. Like you'd actually shot the guy.

But it didn't last all that long .. something to do with ruining tv sets as I recall.

Captain Jonathon Power and his soldiers of the future. Was very cool. =)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Power

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(Edited by NoJive on 01-10-2007 18:34)

SleepingWolf
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 01-10-2007 23:42 Edit Quote
quote:

kimson said:

I remember the slap bracelets



Was that like the fish slapping dance?

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