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They just don't make 'em like they used to...

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Post by sjfcontrol » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:45 am

Back when boys had toys for boys!

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Post by Keith B » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:00 am

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Post by JJVP » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:07 am

sjfcontrol wrote:Back when boys had toys for boys!

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[Sarcasm]OMG, how can they allow a kid to have guns like that. He and his parent need to be arrested. A serial killer in the making. [/Sarcasm]
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Post by ajwakeboarder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:21 pm

I would still like to have a toy like that. Thats pretty cool.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:26 pm

ajwakeboarder wrote:I would still like to have a toy like that. Thats pretty cool.
I did and I love these old toy gun commercials. Whenever they would come on TV, my Mom and Dad just looked at each other knowing I'd be asking for one when the commercial ended. Everything is relative, but $7.00 for everything?

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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:55 pm

I'm so glad I grew up in the days when that was normal.

Nowadays we're seeing young men who've never shot a gun - real or EVEN a toy - who've never had a bloody nose at school to teach them manners or been spanked on the butt because consequences exist... yep, we're raising a real bunch of winners.
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Post by SQLGeek » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:25 pm

AndyC wrote:I'm so glad I grew up in the days when that was normal.

Nowadays we're seeing young men who've never shot a gun - real or EVEN a toy - who've never had a bloody nose at school to teach them manners or been spanked on the butt because consequences exist... yep, we're raising a real bunch of winners.
They've shot plenty of guns...in Call of Duty. That also makes them foremost leading experts on all things firearms and shoulder fired rockets don'tchaknow.
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Post by BigGuy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Isn't the bad guy out on the ledge Otis from the Andy Griffith show?

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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:53 pm

SQLGeek wrote:
AndyC wrote:I'm so glad I grew up in the days when that was normal.

Nowadays we're seeing young men who've never shot a gun - real or EVEN a toy - who've never had a bloody nose at school to teach them manners or been spanked on the butt because consequences exist... yep, we're raising a real bunch of winners.
They've shot plenty of guns...in Call of Duty. That also makes them foremost leading experts on all things firearms and shoulder fired rockets don'tchaknow.
Ah. I stand corrected and bow to their expertise :lol:
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Post by Pawpaw » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:02 pm

BigGuy wrote:Isn't the bad guy out on the ledge Otis from the Andy Griffith show?
Give that big guy a cigar! Yes, it most certainly is! :thumbs2:

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Post by sjfcontrol » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:11 pm

BigGuy wrote:Isn't the bad guy out on the ledge Otis from the Andy Griffith show?
Yep, and the kid looks like Billy Mumy.
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Post by Texsquatch » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:12 pm

I cannot say how much I envy that kid. I had some cool machine guns in my day, but these were sweet. My favorite toy gun was the wood & metal bold action rifle. Had a wood bullet on a spring that made it appear you were loading it. My best friend and I figured out a way to remove the bold and cut the fake bullet free. That way we could load/unload it just like our dad's real guns worked.

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Post by jimlongley » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:20 pm

According to my parents I was a "little too old for those."
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Post by Oldgringo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Mrs. Oldgringo's grandsons, age 10 and 14, have never had any toy guns. One time we drove 600 miles (each way) and I tried to be grandfatherly bringing a Daisy Red Ryder and an air soft pistol and targets. That was a disaster. "Never again", quothe the Raven. The Red Ryder and pistol came back to Texas with me.

Their mother has defriended me on Facebook, their Dad is afraid of their mother; ergo, the whole lot of 'em ain't on my 'stop and visit' list no more.

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Post by puma guy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:50 pm

I had a Nichols Colt .45 Stallion made right here in good ole Pasadena, Texas. It predated Mattel shootin' shells and had a two piece brass and zinc bullet that shot out of the barrel. Had the holster too. They were the best cap pistol ever made and the Stallion took the toy industry by storm in 1950. It was named "Toy of The Year" at the New York Toy Fair. Can you imagine the furor that would create now?
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