anyone ever checked on their childhood toys on ebay/google?

anyone ever checked on their childhood toys on ebay/google?

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

March 18th, 2012, 4:47 pm #1

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig


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March 18th, 2012, 5:03 pm #2

It's got some scars on it from play, but everything still works when I put batteries in and turn it on. I've seen these go for several hundred dollars and upwards on ebay, and even more if in better condition and with the original box.



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March 18th, 2012, 6:41 pm #3

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

http://www.vintagevrroom.com/mattel-bicycles.html

That morning while cruising down the street, a neighboor called the cops & I got pulled over.

I had the red one, I sure wish my dad hadn't thrown it out once I out grew it. I saw one on e-bay a few years ago with the bidding at $800 or so at the time.

Memories of my childhood.
Steve Sliger
Greenwell Springs, LA
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March 18th, 2012, 10:22 pm #4

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

cousin". #1 Batman. #1 Avengers. #3 Superman. The whole series of Ghost Tank or whatever it was. There was a reason they were bundled and tied and in the attic. Giving them to my snot nosed cousin wasn't part of the plan. Thanks Mom and what were you doing in the attic?

1965-67 Harley 50cc bike in black and white. Bought with my paper route money. Just a little puddle jumper but I rode the heck out of it. I went to the Navy in 1972 and Dad cleaned out the garage. I saw an American Restoration show a few months ago. $8,000 or so for a good bike. I think I paid $200 for it new. The Harley 250 cc that replaced it as a road bike also went. My 1962 Harley 900 soft tail was sold to keep the new wife happy in 1973,

A group of German wind-up race cars from the late 50s. Lost in play-land somewhere. The Fanner 50 cap gun. The Davie Crocket raccoon hat from about 1957. A hand signed Roy Rogers/Dale Evens scarf from my trip to Milwaukee in about 1959 to see them live. Hot Wheels by the hundreds. Mostly lost in my sand box I suppose since even a firecracker couldn't hurt those things. Or given to my snot nosed cousin.

Yeah, like my body, if I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of them. Some of my old toys are worth a frigging fortune these days but I did what most kids did: play with them until they destructed. Boxes? Who cared? I want the toy! That's the reason a pristine toy with the box and instructions is worth a fortune these days. No one worried about saving all the packaging.

Illegitimi non carborundum
In memory of Denis Keegan.
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March 18th, 2012, 10:44 pm #5

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aBxw-EJiLQ
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March 18th, 2012, 11:45 pm #6

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

Found this in my basement. It was in a rag-tag stack of old comic books which I never paid much attention to. I was an "Archie" comic buyer and I wasn't into the more valuable superhero comics. But an occasional superhero comic would find it's way home with me. I was moving some stuff around under the stairs and was quite surprised to find this from July of 1971:





It's in extremely good condition: no creases, no tears, and no adolescent scribbling.

I looked it up online and it turns out that it actually has some value. Apparently, there is a drug related theme in the story and this issue lacks some normal seal of approval. In this condition, it might be worth a couple of hundred bucks.
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March 19th, 2012, 3:55 pm #7

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

...with firecrackers. I can only imagine the fun had, but value lost there...
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March 19th, 2012, 4:29 pm #8

looked for a Fireball XL-5 space city set that I bought
a few times in the early 60's. Last Hake's auction it went
for $1500.00

Anyone else gone to school one day only to come back
one day to find that your parents decided that you were
too grown up for some things?

Gone were my original red line hotwheels, my baseball cards.
As kids of that generation we played with our toys and cards and
did not seal them in plastic and tuck them away in the attic for
all eternity, but it would have been nice to keep those.

I've bought a few Hot Wheels back (the Diora! Twinmill!)
as well as some of those cool 1960's
Batman cards and a Texaco gas red fire helmet with microphone.

Next on my recovery list is the Major Matt Mason crawler .


Craig

on the stupidity of selling my old Lionel trains way back then!

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March 19th, 2012, 5:13 pm #9

American Flyer train sets- one passenger, one freight, tons of track, switches, couple of transformers, the whole shebang, and traded them for the more space conscience HO stuff about 50 years ago now. We liked the AF stuff better cause it didn't have that center track the Lionel did, and the detail seemed to be more "realistic". Well, at least that's one of t5he reasons I remember.

And baseball cards. Born in LA in 1950, I fell in love with the Dodgers in 58 when they moved from Brooklyn. Started collecting cards (in the early days, this was the "cash" used to bet on schoolyard marbles games!) of all teams and had complete sets up to about 68. (Duplicate cards went into the bike spokes if they couldn't be traded. Keep them neatly arranged in shoe boxes up in the closet. And a complete collection of the 50's series commercial series of Dinky Toys (an early import similar to matchbox type toys) and the inherited from my older bother military range of same! I remember a hay baler that had a trip mechanism that raised the hay tangs every so often when you pulled it behind the neat red tractor. Treasures of childhood. I left for a couple of years to the East coast and upon return, found my father had given it all away to a co-workers little autistic son. Although greatly disappointed, I guess a lot of childhood things suffered much worse fates than that.
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

March 19th, 2012, 10:29 pm #10

http://www.vintagevrroom.com/mattel-bicycles.html

That morning while cruising down the street, a neighboor called the cops & I got pulled over.

I had the red one, I sure wish my dad hadn't thrown it out once I out grew it. I saw one on e-bay a few years ago with the bidding at $800 or so at the time.

Memories of my childhood.
Steve Sliger
Greenwell Springs, LA
I didn't know they had bikes. I had the engine though. It was sold separately to put on any bike.

Owen
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