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Toys that are no longer 'fun' (according to the PC Police)


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Old 12-11-2018, 06:02:06 PM
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Default Toys that are no longer 'fun' (according to the PC Police)

Hello all
I know we make fun of New Zealand but I found something that New Zealand made which would have been fun.
I know it's PC bad to even mention these things now but bad luck. I know a lot of us had similar and had hours of fun with them. All with out killing someone or turning into a serial killer. So thanks New Zealand. Do you remember these Merv C?
To say I was surprised and happy when I found this was an understatement. When the bloke said he had the advertising card for it as well was a shock.
To say I swapped 2 garden chairs I found in a council clean up day, which also just happened to be sitting on top of the trailer, for them was just the icing on the cake. It saved me from pulling the chairs all apart to paint them.
On the advertising card you can see a grey sticker covering, what I assume to be, the old pre decimal price tag. So would it be safe to assume 1965-66 build date?

I didn't have one of these as a kid but I had a cast pig metal spud gun. It was good fun with orange peel or the hard soap out of mum's laundry. I might have to search for a spud gun now.

So what are your toys you really shouldn't admit to have or show?

Cheers Scott
PS: They must have been rich in new Zealand. They had a TV to watch it seems.



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My Red rider carbine BB gun now today that is probably a no no i would make what is called a Sling Shot it would be a no no today i made my own bow and arrow and these were lethal i would hunt rabbits
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:05:57 PM
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Since smoking is such a No-No, I guess a squirt cigarette would probably not be, pc.....
Or even stink loads ...
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:46:38 AM
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do what you want and the hell with everybody else, life is short, tuff crap for them...
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Scott,
We didn't have a TV then and I have no recollection of that toy. but it sure looked like fun.
In my childhood we had cap guns and played Cowboys and Indians. Probably inspired by Hopalong Cassidy and The Lone Ranger etc films.

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:31:32 AM
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Like Merv I have no recollection of that type of BB pellet. How do you know they are from New Zealand Scotty?
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:22:44 PM
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Since smoking is such a No-No, I guess a squirt cigarette would probably not be, pc.....
Or even stink loads ...
In the 1970's we could buy little explosive pellets made to be stuffed into the end of a cigarette, they were good for a nasty surprise

Most of the stuff I recall from the Joke Shop seemed fairly harmless, stink bombs, ten cent coin with nail so you could fix it to the floor etc....

In the 1960's we were given shanghai's by an Uncle which were truly lethal. They had a cast aluminium handle with proper moulded rubber sling. Unfortunately, the rubber didn't last very long before it broke, so it was back to inner tubes and the like.
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[QUOTE=Peter Short;1537220]In the 1970's we could buy little explosive pellets made to be stuffed into the end of a cigarette, they were good for a nasty surprise

We used to take a buddy's cig out of the pack remove about 1/4" of tobacco then put some magnesium powder in. Just a touch, then carefully tamp the tobacco back in.

Sit around for a while anticipating the flash in about 15 seconds. Oh dang, he didn't get the loaded one. Eventually he would and we got great laughs out of that trick. Sadistic bastards we were.

Had it pulled on me a couple times but wised up and inspected the end of the cigs whenever I was with those guys.
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I rather think the current nerf guns kids have are more interesting/powerful than the old BBs, even if you can't actually do any harm with them...

I wonder how much of the "why did the nanny state get rid of these dangerous toys we had as kids?" crowd also think that kids these days are all little shits with no sense of responsibility who would wreak havoc with said toys
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