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I to had the American Basic Science Club kits, probably from about 1970, that I came across while cleaning out my basement and garage. I do remember that the kits introduced me to science and engineering, especially electronics, albeit vacuum tube technology, which lead me to other things.
Walter Goedecke <>
Boulder, CO USA - Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:21:22 (MST)

Great site! Great collection. I came across it while researching a sale of Western World Molds on Ebay. Ten years ago my brother asked me what the greatest Xmas present ever was - we easily agreed it was the Mattel Thingmaker (EEEEKS set). I went out and bought one and that was the start of my own massive toy collection - many of which I see on your site as well - I also have a (unfinished) B9. Nice job documenting your collection.
USA - Friday, December 13, 2013 at 19:41:13 (MST)

I too spent many, many, happy hours with my Mattel VacuForm. Actually, this toy kept me occupied for a good many years. Thanks for the reminder!!!
Phillip <>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Saturday, November 02, 2013 at 16:35:39 (MDT)

It has taken me years to find any reference to Hang On Harvey. I was under 7yrs old when I remember playing this game with my sisters and couldn't remember the name of the game just how to play it. My sisters have looked at me like I am crazy for years because they don't remember what I am talking about. Now I can show them. LOL Thanks for such a cool site.
Leslie <>
Flint, Michigan USA - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 09:29:33 (MDT)

I found a field helicopter at a estate sale. And would love to know what it is worth. I could send pics of prop or give you dimensions if you want . Does the bottom box just distribute power or make noise.
Alan Haines <Alantidal@yahoo>
Va beach, Va USA - Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 16:20:24 (MDT)

Thanks so much for posting the Funny Li'l Joke Books in their entirety - I had most of these as a 7 or 8 year old and loved them! Awesome to see them again and enjoy the jokes once more.
Mike Bretherton <>
Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 20:45:08 (MDT)

I an having a garage sale and came across my Booby trap game from Guild Toys. Trying to find out how much it is worth. Don't have box. Enjoyed this website very much. Keep it up!
pat homan <>
Tiffin , Oh USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 11:48:06 (MDT)

Just found a Hasbro Amaze-a-Matics car in a box of models I purchased at an auction.Thanks to your wonderful site I can now list this toy and get it out there to someone who will appreciate it.Seen a lot of toys in my time but don't remember these.Guess they were just a few years ahead of my time!
pat naylor
south bend, in USA - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 16:11:52 (MDT)

All those Vertibirds and clones are really clones of the Nulli Secundus helicopter dating back to about 1950. They did an aircraft version too. We had one at the charity shop where I work, and we sold it on eBay. Very solid box, colourful label, all metal product, sheet and cast aluminium. I have pictures but there doesn't seem any way for me to put them here.
John Goldsmith <JayGeeBSE@AOL.COM>
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk UK - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 14:41:56 (MDT)

I was very interested by the vacuum forming machines. I've never seen any such thing in the UK. I've made lots of vac forming mould but always had to rely on someone else to do the forming, though my brother did make his own.
John Goldsmith <JayGeeBSE@AOL.COM>
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk UK - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 14:30:59 (MDT)

I have been trying to find the name of a game I used to play when I was a little girl I've looked & looked and just found it on your page 'Kooky Carnival' wow I'm all teared up Thank You sooooo much
Cindy Bennett <>
MI USA - Friday, March 15, 2013 at 04:24:13 (MDT)

Enjoy the dedication you give to the site and the love for all the toys. I collect vintage toy advertisements from the (mostly) 70s and 80s period, so I was drawn to some of the cool items you have from these two decades of great toymaking, eg: Ricochet Racers :-) Thanks and please check out my toy ads site hen you get chance.
The Vintage Toy Advertiser
France - Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:51:06 (MST)

I loved Feely Meely! Sam,I'm a nurse in long term caree,I'm sure I have an old unclaimed denture or two you could use! Remeeber g-nip g-nop? I liked that one,too....
Kim Wolf <>
West Grove, Pa USA - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 16:22:48 (MST)

I have the Agent Zero M transistor radio gun and camera gun. What great memories of a better time. Thanks for the cool web site.
Jack Mitchell <>
Alpharetta, GA USA - Monday, February 04, 2013 at 21:28:53 (MST)

Hello and I would like to thank you for sucha great site. I came across a part of the kit for the weather station and I dont know what I should do with it! Looking at the picture you have showing the different bags of parts to build this station. I have the bag with a blue dial compass. Its unopened. If anyone is interested in this, we can setup shipping +5 bucks and i'll be happy to send it to you. Need more information feel free to contact me Thanks, I hope this is ok to post on here... :|
Blakestir <>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Friday, January 18, 2013 at 04:09:41 (MST)

I was looking for the 160 in 1 electronic projects book and saw it here. Would love to get a copy. For me this was one of my building blocks. Im an Electrical Engineer for 30 years now!.
Chuck Moore <>
Ben Lomond, Ca, CA USA - Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:01:09 (MST)

Do you remember a toy similar to the spirograph but in my memory it was metal, not plastic. We put a pen in the end of a part shaped like a compass which had it's spreaded ends set in pegs on the round part. Our fingertips weighted that drawing arm (compass) & as we turned the wheel, the pen moved drawing these same spiro-designs.
Alicia <>
Ardmor, oK USA - Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11:00:07 (MST)

(The toy in question was called the Magic Designer by Hoot-Nanny, though lots of folks actually call it the Hoot-Nanny. Readily available on eBay; use this search or do a Google image search for Hoot Nanny to see lots of pics - Sam)

Love your site. So many memories. Thanks for sharing
Michael <>
Boise, id USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2013 at 20:43:40 (MST)

I had a Skittle Bowl in the late '60's. I am currently a Givil Designer and CAD Tech, and woodworker. I am drawing up a plan to build my own new game. Loved it as a kid. Any dimensions - game bosrd, etc. Would be most helpful. Also had a vertibird. Miss those days!
Tommy Mercks <>
Maryville, TN USA - Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 21:53:48 (MST)

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