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Rab
post 19th Sep 2012, 07:54pm
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These were eagerly awaited in my young days as toys were very hard to find with rationing. The boys liked anything that was noisy (of course!) and my favourites were 'Bombs' which were small bomb-shaped bits of metal about 3 inches long. You unscrewed the top bit and put a 'cap' inside then screwed the top back on. You carried it up to the highest stairwell and dropped it 3 0r 4 floors down to the close where the BANG would awaken the dead - then you had to run! Another favourite was a folded piece of triangular cardboard with a brown paper insert which you flicked and it made a cracking sound like a whip. Another annoying toy for the parents to shout about!

Anyone remember any more?


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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:01pm
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aye remember then and the wee metal clickers that made a positive noise when you squeezed the one side against the other.
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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:03pm
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I do remember the free gifts you mention. Can you imagine the health and safety aspects these days?

My grandchildren get the Cbeebies magazines and the free gifts are quite sophisticated.

I remember free rings, bracelets etc.

I still have a comb (the type used for backcombing popular in the early 60s) that my sister got free in a magazine. It must be around 45 years old and still in great condition.
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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:14pm
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QUOTE (serabash @ 19th Sep 2012, 09:16pm) *
aye remember then and the wee metal clickers that made a positive noise when you squeezed the one side against the other.

Yes, they were another great noisemaker - shaped like a frog!


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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:17pm
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now I want one laugh.gif hours of fun and pleasure. tongue.gif
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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:22pm
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If you have any old comics with the gift inside - they could be worth a lot to collectors! Check this out for example
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMASH-1-BRITISH-...=item2ebf32ee5c (I see the seller has the cheek to charge for postage!)


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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:26pm
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Easy serabash - http://www.tintoyarcade.com/products/Bull-...er-Tin-Toy.html


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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:31pm
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if only we had kept them ohmy.gif
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post 19th Sep 2012, 08:43pm
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I never got any toys as a kid ... not even the free ones in a comic. sad.gif





Only kiddin'. tongue.gif laugh.gif


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post 19th Sep 2012, 09:08pm
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I used to buy the 2000AD comic – later renamed as Judge Dredd (currently a film in the pictures). Anyway, I did a quick search and I can remember this wee gem: stickers which you were supposed to stick in various places to make you BIOTRONIC. Can't remember if they worked!

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post 19th Sep 2012, 09:10pm
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5.99 postage do you think I should treat masel laugh.gif
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post 19th Sep 2012, 09:20pm
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GG: I'd like that 'eye' bit to stick in the middle of my foreheid please, if you don't need it!' Ta. Rab. laugh.gif


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post 19th Sep 2012, 09:36pm
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Sorry Rab, I think wee stuck that wan on a dug!

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post 20th Sep 2012, 11:08am
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The Biotronic Leg'll do for me tongue.gif ... how much? laugh.gif


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post 20th Sep 2012, 11:56am
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rab, just tae let you know I got my clicker frog fae ebay uk for 1.98 including postage so am going tae be busy for the time being laugh.gif
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