Dr Nightmare wrote:Dogs really hate our toys, if they see you loving something and it falls on the floor, they're going to do their best to destroy it
Maelstrom wrote:Think Pre-Star Wars...Anybody remember "The Adventure People" by Fisher Price? These were pretty popular back in the early 70s, and I was nuts about them when I was a kid. I had several of the playsets including the jeep/tent/canoe set with the gray headed man and the indian with the stocking cap, the ski boat with the man and woman in matching yellow swimsuits and one-piece scuba gear, the "Dunebugger" which came with a figure that looked somewhat like a cowboy model from a Marlboro cigarette ad, and the submarine set with the hellicopter and octopus. Sadly, I never got the Forest Ranger set with the airplane and detachable pontoon boat, the on-site news reporter van, the helicopter rescue team, or the space shuttle. Anyways, if I didn't have a certain playset, there was a good chance that another one of my childhood friends (Yes, at some point in time I actually did have friends) would, and we would spend hours making dirt roads in the back yards, digging holes and making bridges over them, making trailer parks out of shoe boxes...perhaps that was actually my first attempt at customizing (that is if cardboard trailerhouses count). Then came Star Wars, and with it, Kenner action figures based on the movie. After that, all of the Adventure People got kicked to the curb like "Woody" in "Toy Story" and eventually became garage sale fodder.
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