10 Most Kick Ass Toys You Had as a Kid Comments - Mania.com


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gauleyboy420 4/9/2010 1:59:57 PM

I HAD THE BADDEST ASSED BIG WHEEL IMHO, THE GENERAL LEE YEEEEE-HAW... til I ran it over a yellow jacket nest... ouch. Even took it 4 wheelin' (well 3 wheelin') in the mud behing my house.

Do you guys remember when Transformers came out? I was in 1st Grade, I rememebr my birthday came around, and I wanted Prime. BUT there was no precident for asking for this toy. I had to ask for this red truck that turns into a robot... remember it clear to this day.


My parents did the best they could, they got me Soundwave (which is kinda cooler anyway) I remember the ultimate sadness when I dropped him, and his leg broke off. I'm willing to bet I shed a tear over that.

Never had the FLAG, BUT I was lucky enough to have the TERROR DROME!!!!! Yeah BABY! Guess looking back I always got the cool bad guys stuff. I'm down with that

CaptAmerica04 4/9/2010 2:51:16 PM

I ALWAYS wanted that Photon set!!!  That thing was awesome (so much cooler on the commercials than Lazer Tag).

My Optimus Prime is actually sitting on the book shelf right behind my desk.  He's missing his trailer and his fists, but he's still there, standing sentinel over my books and comics.  My daughter even loves playing with him (he's MUCH easier to transform than the new Bumblebee toy she has).

invisioner 4/9/2010 3:53:37 PM

 What about Steve Austin's launch vehicle and medical lab? I was lucky enough to have the British version of the Death Star, which was rounder and more robust. Also cool was the Battlestar galactica launch bay vipers that shot nerf vipers out!





ultrazilla2000 4/9/2010 4:11:31 PM

I agree with everything except Photon and Captain Power.  Did you ever even play with a Captain Power set?  They weren't nearly as cool as kids wanted (or expected!) them to be!  And Photon?!?  That was the poor man's Laser Tag!  Laser Tag had th realistic weapons and geat, not to mention the Laser Rifle...THAT was one sweet arse toy!

jppintar326 4/9/2010 4:40:40 PM

Thanks for the memories.  I had three of these toys:  Optimus Prime, Millenium Falcon, and the Death Star.  My Millenium Falcon and Optimus Prime are still intact but there are some broke pieces.  My Death Star, however, is completely broke.  I think the only thing I have left is the Trash Compactor and the monster.

themovielord 4/9/2010 5:24:29 PM

jppintar326, go look on ebay... I got a brand new one in the box for $100 (Death Star) ~ Robert

evilbeagle 4/9/2010 5:25:59 PM

Great list!  NES was undoubtedly the video game system that put video games back on the map.

maskrado01 4/9/2010 6:51:34 PM




Okay, so Captain Power made the list...I ALMOST forgive you.

Wyldstaar 4/9/2010 7:40:31 PM

I think maybe the list just needed to be longer, so that more variety could be included.  There's nothing from the Shogun Warriors, Micronaughts, Mego 8" series (which included Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Universal Monsters, and a few more I'm sure I'm forgetting), He-Man, etc.

The one kick-ass toy I wanted as a kid but never got was the Starbird by Milton Bradley.  It was one of many sci-fi based toys meant to cash in on the Star Wars craze, but MB didn't cheap out the way most of Kenner's competitors did.  It could convert into several different modes, and most of all had an incredibly cool sound chip for the engines.  When the ship was pointed straight ahead, the engines were steady.  When it was pointed at an upward angle, the pitch steadily increased.  When pointed downward, the pitch steadily decreased.  Even the actual Star Wars ships didn't have anything that cool.  I eventually got one as an adult.  I found it at an obscure store called Toys from the Crypt.  Some guy had ordered it and failed to show up.  I saw it behind the counter and asked about it.  Got it for $30, mint in the box.


DayDrumFour 4/10/2010 12:32:59 AM

I remember all of those toys! What a great topic.

There were a lot of non-franchise toys in my memory that I have fond memories of too.

Let's all give props to those no-name toys that we gave names and storylines to.

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