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No puppies either; my sister would kill me.

What is the most awesome gift I can give a two year old these days? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Jan 1, 2013 - 47 answers

The first toys are the best toys

Can you help me find (a) Mr. Bun? Beloved childhood toy, gone these many years.... [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Jun 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Gears, motors, spheres? Name that toy!

What toy am I describing? It's got modular components with enclosed, moving parts. (Maybe you'd call it a game or a kit.) [more inside]
posted by sentient on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Erector Set

Google-Fu fail. I had a toy in the mid 70's that I can best describe as a hydraulic-watermill-waterpump-erector-set. It allowed you to connect a series of clear tubes, mills, and various other pieces to create a crazy pump station that ran water up, down and across the tubes, mills. etc. It could grow to several feet high. If I remember correctly, there may have been an electric pump that drove it all. I may be mistaken. The toy may have been a lot older as I used it at my grandparents house. It was basically like one of those electronic kits where you could perform experiments but this used water, and it was awesome. Help me find this toy!
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Strategizing a Lego offering

I have a substantial Lego collection and a two-year-old. Eventually I will want to introduce the two. How best to do this? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Aug 4, 2009 - 35 answers

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy.

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jan 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Please help me find my favorite toy

This toy was given to me by a friend when I was 10. I have no idea who manufactured it or even if it was wide-release or a dollar-store knock off. I'm 25 and I still play with it. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Oct 5, 2006 - 28 answers

Nostalgia For A Nonexistent Past?

Help me find two toys from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Jun 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me identify this 1975 toy slide projector

Help me identify this truly awesome toy I had as a child, a kind of transparency projector with groovy slides. [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Dec 31, 2005 - 13 answers

What were these 1980s alien toys?

Help me identify something from my childhood. I remember having a bunch of little "army men" style Martian figures between 1984 and 1986. They each stood about an inch tall, were made of rubber or resin of some kind (no plastic), and were basically a "Smurfs in Space" knock-off. What were these little guys? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Feb 25, 2005 - 9 answers

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