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22 Apr 2010, 12:51 am

These are all very cool toys. Sometimes, the best toys are the ones that don't need batteries. 8)


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22 Apr 2010, 1:51 am

Leander wrote:
Lego seems to be a lot less modular these days. With more specialized pieces there's less possibility to build things other than what's displayed on the box, which is a shame.


I am confounded by this statement.


I think that the diversity of modern Lego parts has actually increased the possibilities of what can be built.



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22 Apr 2010, 4:09 am

PrisonerZero wrote:
Leander wrote:
Lego seems to be a lot less modular these days. With more specialized pieces there's less possibility to build things other than what's displayed on the box, which is a shame.


I am confounded by this statement.

I think that the diversity of modern Lego parts has actually increased the possibilities of what can be built.


yeah i agree. i used to use the specialized pieces from my brother's lego technics for my freestyle lego constructions. that said, i preferred having instructions and being told what to make as i could never think of anything to make other than intricately detailed houses and lego money boxes.

i also used to like pogs. and not playing for keeps... not playing with them at all really for not wanting to dent them lol. i still have one of my fave pogs stuck on my notice board.

i definately agree that some of the best toys don't have batteries. i know a classic toy shop nearby that sells loadsa of cool stuff... i often go in there to buy something for the kids and usually come out with something for myself lol.


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22 Apr 2010, 6:06 pm

PrisonerZero wrote:
I am confounded by this statement.

I think that the diversity of modern Lego parts has actually increased the possibilities of what can be built.

By specialised pieces, I mean the big bits you get that already look like a specific object, such as the front of a car or some creature's head. The old model in the image I posted before doesn't rely on anything like that, and is made entirely of modular pieces that can serve all kinds of purposes. These days I see more things like this:

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Even if you bought all the sets in this Atlantis series, you're not going to be able to, for example, make buildings with the parts you end up with. And that's because the bulk of the pieces are specialised ones, made for one role and usually coming with very few connectors. Lego seems to rely on this stuff a lot more than it used to.

Maybe I was just more picky than most kids about making my models look right, though. I wanted to make things from scratch using the most basic parts, not stick on pre-made claws or tails.



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23 Apr 2010, 1:25 am

I had this stuffed bear and dog... doubt you could find them today.

I basically gave them to my lil cousin when her and her dysfunctional family came into my life.



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29 Apr 2010, 1:21 pm

I love vintage paperdolls and vintage barbies :)



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29 Apr 2010, 1:37 pm

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Those are very neat spider kits. 8)


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29 Apr 2010, 1:39 pm

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30 Apr 2010, 5:22 am

Slinkys
Frisbees
Battling Tops
Gyroscopes
Hot Wheels (with extensive tracks (including loops.)
Superballs (When they first came out, they seemed like they almost defied the laws of physics.)
Slip and Slide (Long sheet of plastic with water jets that you would slide on.)


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30 Apr 2010, 6:15 am

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