Tuesday, May 31, 2011

So many boxes...

I've managed to sell off a few boxes the last few weeks of toys...Still a living room full of them though. Just keep chipping away at them. And just to get some things posted.

 Exciting looking game of Cinderella?
Another toy I wish I had as a kid.
 I always like the classic tin toys, I'm surprised they aren't more popular among collectors.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The busy bug bit me.

Been ridiculously busy the last few days so I apologize for the lack of updates. Gonna try to do some quick posts just to keep it up. Starting with the creepy baby.

 
I pulled this out of one of the boxes being slightly creeped out.  Then it only got worse.




Also, I've never heard of this soda before, anyone see this around?
 And I'm not just asking because, it was actually some "vintage" piggy bank.
Some people collect some strange stuff.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Had to put something up

Just some less interesting stuff. Needed filler!
 I find this one kinda creepy...
Pony!
 I remember playing with things like this as a kid.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pipe toss? Ring toss.

 When I look at this all I can think is making a drinking game out of it.
Just put the pipe in his mouth and you're ready to go. Don't all great games start with a pipe in someone's mouth?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Let's play knights of the round table!

Hey guys let's play knights of the round table!
"I want to be ARTHUR!"
"I want to be LANCELOT!"
"I want to be GALAHAD!"
"I want to be....THE VILLAGE SMITHY......."

"...."
"...."
......................................

Saturday, May 7, 2011

So many of these...

Wow we just have a ton of these battery operated animals that walk. Here's a few.
 One of these things is not like the other,
One of these things doesn't belong.

Smurfmobile

My only question is when the hell did smurfs learn to drive, or even get cars?!

Friday, May 6, 2011

You pull it.

I always remember kids dragging these around when I was really young. I never understood it because all you do is pull them, but it's definitely a bit of nostalgia seeing these.

Tinkertoys!


I was not lucky enough to have these as a kid. But who doesn't remember them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What in the "world"?!

Okay now, this isn't even a toy this is just awesome. Maybe not everything in all these endless boxes are old toys.
 
Where do you even get something like this?! And that is not all...
video
Talk about Christmas spirit!

This has nothing to do with the toys

I was going through pictures, and found this screenshot I just HAD to share. This was back when the PS3, Wii, and Xbox360 were just coming out. It was also around the time when...Well, you'll figure out what other "significant" pop culture incident happened around then as well.

So which one of you was the lucky winner? :]

In case you never leave the house.

Just in case outdoor croquet was too boring! This reminds me of CEOs with golf sets in their office....Only you know, croquet.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's the game that never ENDS.

Now here's a game I used to love. Even though everyone else loved to hate it. To me this is pretty god damn gorgeous.

When every stupid robot toy was cool.

This is great. The clock on the watch is fake, but the robot clock is oh so real.

The king

Oh God who let him in my house!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hmm.

Somehow I remember these guys being waaay less creepy.

OH YEAAHH!

Hours of fun in this exciting trivia ACTION GAME.

What collection is complete without star wars?

Now I've seen more star wars memorabilia than you could shake a stick at in this collection, but this one actually kind of excited me.
Is any collection truly complete without this model?

Guadacanal

1 of only 27,000 copies, this board game was discontinued and was virtually a failure.
The rules and gameplay is so complex I am honestly not going to even try to understand it. Doesn't really strike me as a kids game I'll say that much.
"The game victory conditions in the basic game were to hold Henderson Field for two consecutive turns between the September 25 and November 20 turns, inclusive, with the game ending on November 20 turn. The Tournament Game extended until the January 29, 1943 turn, with the victory conditions based on varying numbers of points awarded for eliminating enemy combat factors, occupying Henderson Field, or (for the Japanese) having Henderson Field in range of their artillery units." -http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5755/guadalcanal

Had to check it out more.

I had to look more into this PIT game. So I opened it up and checked out a quick tutorial online.


First published by Parker Brothers in 1904
Contents and Commodities:
Each deck consists of 74 cards with nine cards each of each different commodity, plus the Bull and Bear cards. The specific commodities have varied over the various editions of the game. The differing values result in some lower-valued cards bringing fewer points if that market is cornered, but perhaps they are easier to get because more people are trying to collect higher-scoring cards.
The classic version had these cards with these 7 commodities and point values:
Wheat 100
Barley 85
Corn 75
Rye 70
Oats 60
Hay 50
Flax 40
The modern version contains these 8 commodities with these values:
Wheat 100
Barley 85
Coffee 80
Corn 75
Sugar 65
Oats 60
Soybeans55
Oranges 50
The 100th anniversary edition released in 2004 included a reproduction of the original edition as well as a brand new edition that featured 8 "modernized" commodities:
Cocoa 100
Platinum85
Gold 80
Cattle 75
Oil 65
Rice 60
Silver 55
Gas 50
(From http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/140/pit)

Sounds...Lively?
As for Skunk I still have yet to open it...Out of fear.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sounds exciting.


Somehow...This just doesn't make me think "lively". Actually the name PIT makes me think of a grave.

The game for people over thirty.


Good news for them, the game is so old they can now make a game about reminiscing about Reminiscing. Well at least they know their target audience.

So tempted to keep these.

Let the nostalgia commence!

Doesn't get much more fun than this.

It doesn't get much more fun than this toy...Fill the little boy with water and pull his pants down and get extreme peeing action.

What a classic. Pretty intense robots.

Also known as...A firetruck?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Skunk, fun for the whole family.

Somehow I don't see this as being quite the game the box would make you believe.

Hey...

I finally found waldo.

Reflection

There has been something I've come to realize in the time I've spent sorting through all these old toys. It is that modern toys suck. Now I was an 80s kid so I'm not going to easily complain growing up in the era of Star Wars action figures and Transformers...But let's be honest, who wouldn't trade their extreme Ewok battle figurine, for the National Defense Machine Gun Target Practice range.


Place yourself in the machine gun trenches during WWII as a German battalion with air and tank support advances on your position.





I've so far found more toy guns than you could shake a stick at which predate the 50s but this one really stuck out to me. It's a target practice range with a pellet firing machine gun.
At least I'm pretty sure it's fake...
The only other one that comes close is this cap gun revolver. Which is almost as heavy as a real one minus the handle. With fully revolving cylinder and locking hammer it's probably the most realistic cap gun I've ever seen. I would've been the happiest kid ever to be running around the backyard having an old western shootout with friends with some of these suckers. And what goes better with old western shootouts than drinking



















 and smoking























 If you honestly think that modern toys are more cool than older ones...























Think again.

Maybe a new treasure.

Creating conflict between family and friends since 1930.
 While searching through these boxes I found a possible new treasure. The original 1930s game of Sorry! I haven't been able to find if it is supposed to have some sort of board with it, but from what I've been able to deduce the original game did not have one. I remember playing this as a kid and having many evenings of pent up anger at other players while getting bittersweet revenge on occasion. I'm still looking into it but it is pretty cool to see something like this, definitely one of the older items in this collection.

Kinda cool

This plane though it looks just plain was actually a diamond in the rough. Even with it's missing and broken propellers, it sold for about 620$. It would be interesting to know how much one of these in perfect condition would be worth. It's made of pressed steel and is the model for the Lockheed L-188 prototype, the N1881. Although from what I've read  the actual L-188 had a design defect, and caused two fatal plane crashes. I guess model planes must still be a popular collectible.