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Only 1 in 20 People Can Successfully Name These '60s Kids Toys. How Will You Do?

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  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Only 1 in 20 People Can Successfully Name These '60s Kids Toys. How Will You Do?

    The correct answers are at the bottom of page 3.


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    1. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Chatty Cathy

    Raggedy Ann

    Barbie

    Little Miss Echo


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    2. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Etch A Sketch

    Monopoly

    Sketch-O-Matic

    Mr. Potato Head


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    3. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Superball

    Play-Doh

    Wooden Top

    Duncan Yo-Yo


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    4. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Easy-Bake Oven

    Mousetrap

    Play-Doh

    Ideal Printing Press


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    5. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Mr. Potato Head

    G.I. Joe Figures

    Chatty Cathy Doll

    Casper the Ghost


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    6. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    GI Joe Land Vehicles

    Flintstones Pedal Car

    Lionel Train Sets

    Tonka Trucks


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    7. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Spirograph

    Slinky

    Lego

    Viewmaster


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    8. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

    Barbie

    Mr. Potato Head

    G.I. Joe


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    9. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    James Bond Board Game

    Monopoly

    Candyland Board Game

    Ideal Printing Press


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    10. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Troll Dolls

    1960s Popcorn Makers

    Francie is Barbie's Trendy Cousin

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots


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    11. Which 60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Aerobat Fun Children's Exercise

    Pop Music Tape Cartridges

    Transistorized Phonograph

    Moon Scop Telescrope


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    12. Which 60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Vintage Electric Pitching Machine

    Lego Construction Set

    Spirograph

    Twister


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    13. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Viewmaster 3D Stero Viewer

    Wham-O Super Ball

    Lite-Brite

    Fisher Price "Chatter" Telephone


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    14. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Chatty Cathy Doll

    Talking Barbie

    Troll Dolls

    Girls Easy Curl


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    15. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?

    Little Miss Echo

    Girls Easy Curl

    Flatsy Dolls

    Talking Barbie
     
  2. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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    16. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Sateliite Jumping Shoes


    Wham-O Super Ball


    Twister


    Championship Bowling Pins



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    17. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Troll Dolls


    Chatty Cathy Doll


    Little Miss Echo


    Francie is Barbie's Trendy Cousin



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    18. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    James Bond Board Game


    Game of Mousetrap


    Ideal Printing Press


    The Beatles Board Game



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    19. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    The Beatles Board Game


    James Bond Board Game


    Candyland Board Game


    Lego Construction Set



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    20. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Candyland Board Game


    The Beatles Board Game


    James Bond Board Game


    Aerobat Fun Children's Exercise



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    21. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    The Beatles Board Game


    Monopoly


    James Bond Board Game


    Transistorized Phonograph



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    22. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Etch A Sketch


    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots


    Viewmaster 3D Stero Viewer


    Duncan Yo-Yo



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    23. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Lionel Train Sets


    Tonka Trucks


    Matchbox Carry Case Car City


    Gi Joe Land Vehicles



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    24. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    G.I. Joe


    Francie


    Barbie


    Barbie's Dream House



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    25. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Lego Construction Set


    Milton Bradley Board Games


    Wham-O Super Ball


    Lite-Brite



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    26. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Fold A Way Doll House


    Matchbox Car City Carry Case


    Moon Scope Telescrope


    Championship Bowling Pins



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    27. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Milton Bradley Board Games


    Casper the Ghost


    Suzy Homemaker


    Spirograph



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    28. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Hot Wheels Car Racing Set


    Matchbox Carry Case Car City


    Lionel Train Sets


    Championship Bowling Pins



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    29. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Girls Easy Curl


    Barbie's Dream House


    Ken Doll


    Talking Barbie
     
  3. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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    30. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Spirograph


    Lite-Brite


    Twister


    Easy-Bake Oven



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    31. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Etch A Sketch


    Old Fashioned Dial Telphone


    Pop Music Tape Cartridges


    Slinky




























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    32. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Moon Scope Telescope


    Vintage Electric Pitching Machine


    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots


    Transistorized Phonograph



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    33. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Tonka Trucks


    Slinky


    Hot Wheels Car Racing Set


    Matchbox Carry Case Car City



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    34. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Talking Barbie


    Flatsy Dolls


    Casper the Friendly Ghost


    Fold A Way Doll House



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    35. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Ken Doll


    Francie, Barbie's Trendy Cousin


    Girls Easy Curl


    G.I. Joe



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    36. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Game of Mousetrap


    Fold A Way Doll House


    Transistorized Phonograph


    Barbie's Dream House



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    37. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Vintage Electric Pitching Machine


    Easy-Bake Oven


    Old Fashioned Dial Telphone


    Viewmaster 3D Stero Viewer



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    38. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Wham-O Super Ball


    Duncan Yo-Yo


    Lego Construction Set


    Frisbee



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    39. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Suzy Homemaker


    Barbie


    Little Miss Echo


    Chatty Cathy Doll



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    40. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Etch A Sketch


    Little Miss Echo


    Sateliite Jumping Shoes


    Lite-Brite



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    41. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Barbie


    Little Miss Echo


    Troll Dolls


    Flatsy Dolls



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    42. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Twister


    Aerobat Fun Children's Exercise


    Slinky


    Spirograph



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    43. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots


    Lego Construction Set


    Championship Bowling Pins


    Wham-O Super Ball



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    44. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Girls Easy Curl


    Chatty Kathy


    Barbie's Dream House


    Suzy Homemaker



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    45. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Frisbee


    Hands Down


    Duncan Yo-Yo


    Slinky



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    46. Which '60s toy corresponds with this image?


    Jiffy Pop Popcorn Maker


    Satellite Jumping Shoes


    Viewmaster 3D Stero Viewer


    Spirograph
















    Correct Answers

    1. Barbie was first made in 1959, and have since sold over a billion dolls that are still being made today. The '60s saw an explosion of Barbie and her accessories.
    2. Etch A Sketch came out in 1960 as a hit. In 2003, The Toy Industry Association named it as one of the 100 most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century.
    3. Duncan Yo-Yos are still made. They first came out in 1929, seeing a huge surge in popularity in the 1960s.
    4. Originally advertised as wallpaper cleaner, Play-Doh was soon on every kid's shelf as a modeling toy. It originally was advertised to children in the 1950s, with big growth in the 1960s. It is still sold today.
    5. Mr. Potato Head was designed as toy accessories to attach to real potatoes. But complaints about rotting potatoes forced the company to include a plastic potato in 1964. It was re-popularized in the "Toy Story" franchise.
    6. In 1946, Tonka was originally known as Mound Metalcraft, out of Mound, MN. In 1955, they changed their name to Tonka. Tonka trucks were heavy-duty kids toys at 1/64 the actual size of a truck. They have produced thousands of different toys for children.
    7. Who didn't own and destroy a slinky as a child. A slinky is simply a helical spring, but with its mesmerizing movement, it became a popular toy with children.
    8. You likely remember the G.I. Joe fad of the '80s and '90s. But. G.I. Joe has been around since 1964 with its first line, 12-inch realistic action figures. That was also one of Hasbro's most popular G.I. Joe toy lines.
    9. Monopoly was first invented in 1903 to demonstrate how economics works with few restrictions. But it wasn't until 1935 that Parker Brothers published the game. It unwittingly become the reason for millions of family squabbles of the next century. The game is so loved that as of early 2017, there have been over 300 versions.
    10. Red Rocker and Blue Bomber sock it out in a two-player action boxing game developed in 1964. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots has a significant cult following, leading up to a new version that was released in 2000.
    11. What better way was there (in the 60s) to listen to your favorite swinging music? The popularity of the transistorized phonograph was due to new technology which made it lightweight, portable and had the ability to use batteries instead of AC.
    12. The history of the pitching machine stems back to 1897 when a gunpowder-operated machine was developed for Princeton University - leading to a lot of injuries. Go figure. By 1960, the two-wheel propulsion machine that is still common today was invented.
    13. Kids have always wanted to be like their parents, so it isn't surprising that in 1962 Fisher-Price invented a talk back telephone with a pull string. The chatter telephone was one of many dial telephone toys that came out in the '60s.
    14. Trolls dolls were invented in 1959, and were highly popular throughout the 1960s. They have had fads come and go from the 1970s until today. The latest trends have been sparked by movies such as "Toy Story" and 2016's "Trolls."
    15. Talking dolls were a hot item in the 1960s, but Little Miss Echo never seemed to grab a hold of that market as much as producers hoped. They were manufactured in 1962 and 1963, but sold until 1965.
    16. Toys in the 1960s were not necessarily all about safety as is evident in Satellite Jumping Shoes. These trampolines for feet were popularized by the space race of the 1950s and 1960s.
    17. Chatty Cathy was a pull-string talking doll. It was the second best-selling doll behind...You guessed it - Barbie
    18. The Game of Mousetrap was all about building a complicated trap to do an easy job. The game came out in 1963 as one of the first 3D game boards and was wildly popular. The game is still published today
    19. James Bond was wildly popular in the 1960s, both in novels and movies. In 1964, the James Bond Board Game was produced so kids could become their own secret agent.
    20. Has a board game ever been more delicious? Candyland was the game that really launched Milton Bradley into the board game phenomenon. The game was Milton Bradley's bestseller and put them on the map alongside Parker Brothers. The game is still very popular today.
    21. The Beatles Board Game was first published in 1964 as a smart campaign to sell off of the popular band. Players went around a board as one of the Beatles trying to collect cards of their character. The first to collect four won.
    22. View-masters were a fun toy for kids to view 3D images. While it was introduced in 1939, the real change came with Model G in 1962 which provided a lightweight, plastic view-master that lasted for the next couple decades.
    23. G.I. Joe is one of the best-selling action figures of all time. Nearly since the development of the movable action figure came a variety of vehicles to help them in battle.
    24. Francie Fairchild is Barbie's trendy cousin from England. As if Barbie wasn't trendy enough. Francie was popular from the late '60s to the early '70s.
    25. Lego blocks have been manufactured since 1949 and have been a hit ever since. The 1960s construction blocks were highly popular and featured sets with 151 to 565 pieces.
    26. Matchbox has had several carrying cases over the years but few rival the Car City case. When broken down, this case turned into an actual city with buildings, streets, and plenty of fun.
    27. Milton Bradley board games were second fiddle to the industry powerhouse, Parker Brothers. That is, until Monopoly hit the market which shot sales and acclaim. They would continue with games such as Barrel O' Monkeys, Aggravation, Candyland and several superhero-themed games that became hits in the 60s.
    28. The 1960s were a big change for Lionel trains. With the cold-war and technology, the glory of riding the rail was dwindling. This made for a change in railroad cars from the traditional, to trains that launch satellites and missiles. In an attempt to "save" the company, they launched science kits, slot cars, and phonographs. In 1967, however, the company filed for bankruptcy.
    29. The 1960s were all about talking dolls - and Barbie was the most sold doll of the decade. By 1968, the two were combined with a string that kids pulled behind Barbie's neck so she could talk. This was also the first Barbie with separated fingers. Despite her popularity, later collectors would find that these dolls had a terrible time with limbs staying attached and most no longer talk.
    30. Measuring math? Science project? Or, is it just an artful toy? The basics behind the Spirograph have been around since the early 20th century. However, it wasn't until 1966 and the release of Spirograph that these toys became widely produced. The brand was again released in 2013 in both the U.S. and Europe.
    31. It wasn't until the 1960s that the 8-track became profitable enough for manufacturers to produce. By 1965, manufacturers were also able to reduce their bulk, which had been another inhibiting factor for consumers. Despite popularity in the '60s and '70s, 8-tracks were virtually unknown to non-English speaking countries with the exception of Japan.
    32. The Moon Scope Telescope became popular in the 1960s alongside science fiction novels, comics and graphic novels. The '60s were also the dawning of the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, allowing each kid to play their part in looking to the stars.
    33. Matchbox and Hot Wheels were the big miniature car companies in the '60s. Hot Wheels came out in 1968 as a more "tricked out" and fantastic version of cars, as opposed to matchboxes street cars.
    34. Casper was a media sensation and hot commodity in the '60s. Casper was sensationalized in comics and cartoons' as well as complimentary merchandising.
    35. Barbie must have been lonely because two years after she was released to the market, her boyfriend, Ken, was released in 1961. Ken, like Barbie, had a wide variety of stylish and entertaining clothing. He would be joined later in the decade with other male Barbie dolls.
    36. Ken met Barbie in 1961 and by 1962 they had their own studio apartment - Barbie's Dream House. The house was small, minimalist, and made of cardboard. She probably never knew how good life would get back then.
    37. The Easy-Bake oven baked thumb-sized deserts with an incandescent light. In the first year, there were over 500,000 sold. To date, there have been tens of millions sold.
    38. The super ball was designed in 1964 and released in 1965. With different collectible designs and colors, the balls became an instant fad. In its 1965 peak, there were over 170,000 being sold each day across the country.
    39. n 1966, Topper Toys released a series of functional miniature kitchen appliances for kids. Wildly popular with young girls in the 1960s, Suzy Homemaker was later accused by this same generation of being too domestic and attacked by feminists. The brand still exists today as a vintage toy manufacturer.
    40. Lite-Brite was a glowing box that kids would place small plastic pegs into and it would light up. Templates on paper were provided with the box and peg refills could also be purchased. How much have things changed since the '60s? Lite-Brite is now offered as an app for your phone.
    41. Flatsy dolls are known for their posable limbs, cute faces, and long, colored hair. They came in three sizes from 2.5" to 8.5".
    42. Who hasn't found themselves in a compromising pose while playing Twister. Twister was originally called Pretzel, until Milton Bradley changed the name before release in 1966. Competitors fired back against the success by saying that Milton Bradley was selling "sex in a box" perpetuated by Eva Gabor playing Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show."
    43. Bowling was a popular past-time in the 1960s and Championship Bowling Pins brought the game home for the kids. Each box came with a bowling ball, 11-inch pins, and a pin-spotting sheet. By their teens, kids often turned the bowling pins into failed attempts at juggling.
    44. Every young girl wants to be like their mother. Girls Easy Curl provided great curls for girls all over the country. As advertised, they provided an easy curl in minutes with pre-warmed curlers that were heated with light bulbs.
    45. Frisbee came out in 1938 and was a popular toy in the 1960s. The longest recorded throw of a Frisbee is 338 meters by David Wiggins Jr.
    46. In the 1960's "see-it-pop" popcorn makers were as popular as they have ever been. With strong marketing and pandering to the "fun" of watching your popcorn pop, they were, and continue to be, a fun way to make a snack.
     
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  4. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Michigan
    I recognized every one. I even had a few of them.

    Do I get a cookie now? :woot:
     
  5. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Did you get a 46 out of 46? Cookies for you!

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  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    15, 17, 29, 34, 39, 41, 44 were foreign to me. I was born in '71 and I'm a dude, so..... I'm OK with that.
     
  7. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I got most of them, and owned a few.
    The doll ones threw me a bit, but a bit of common sense made most of the answers too easy.
    If you left out the options I'd have had a tougher time.

    That was a fun quiz. You must've put a lot of work into it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    My friend deals in toys. I am pretty sure I got all of them, many without the clues.
     
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I was a dude born in '86 and even I knew who Chatty Cathy was...
     
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    How do you know my girlfriend from high school?????? :wideyed:
     
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  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Dang man, that's a butt load of work in those posts.

    -Mike
     
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  12. Don't ask me how I recognized the playdoh container.
     
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  13. Got most of them but I was born in '64 with sisters born in '51 and '52.
     
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    46 is incorrect.
     
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  15. SoonerBill

    SoonerBill Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    Got all but a couple. Between me and my sisters we had almost all of them.
     
  16. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    I get em all!

    There are more

    Slot Cars
    Estes Model Rockets
     
  17. btmpancake

    btmpancake Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Apollo beach, Florida
    If you got more than half correct then you are truly a ''boomer'' I missed five.
     
  18. repoman

    repoman

    Aug 11, 2011
    Kinderhook NY
    Way too easy, I was waiting for a punch line at the end.
    I had 31 of these and my sister had the other 15. :hyper:
     
  19. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    100%. Between me, my brothers and sister, friends and cousins - we had/played with/experienced almost all of them. Except for that vintage pitching machine. I feel so deprived now!
     
  20. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    I am me
    Jiffy Pop
     

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