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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tomy Wonderful Waterfuls:

I had about half a dozen of these: Ring toss, basketball, build-a-pyramid, and a few others. I have no clue what the object of the game was on the pic above... looks like build-a-spaceman..

16 comments:

Some Guy said...

Oh yeah. We had a few of these. The ring toss and the basketball one for sure.

joe said...

I remember eventually the rubber stoppers at the top would rot.

teri said...

we had the ring toss. hours of fun were had with that game.

Charmed said...

What memories...my brothers had several of these. I liked the basketball.

joe said...

I don't think I've come across anybody who didn't like these.

blueroc85 said...

I, too, had the ring toss one....or someone I know did. I can't remember, I just remember playing it.

Sunshinemeg said...

Wow that brings back some memories. I love the ring toss game. So simple, yet so much fun.

joe said...

Blueroc and Meg: More people had these than I thought. I don't recall any neighborhood kids having them, though.

champagnejayne said...

Hey! I remember these! In the brief period in 1977 before we got the Colecovision ( awesome, too!) We had the Ring toss and the Basketball.
I said "had" because the games were the victim of a "Little Sister Bash", in which I threw them at my unsuspecting sister.
That was also the year I was diagnosed with "hyperactivity" :D

joe said...

Hahah well she probably deserved it.

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

Those were for the kids who's parents wouldn't fork up the cash for a video game

grannyann said...

I don't remember those. Guess my kids didn't have any.

joe said...

Goggles: I'm not sure there were video games when these came out. I guess there was Pong, but that got old after a few minutes..

Ann: Aw, they really missed out. These were alot of fun.

sunnydaze said...

I had several of these, too. They were addicting.

Anonymous said...

I remember these very, VERY well. These were popular in the early-mid '80s also. I remember that my grandma and aunt had them and everyone would sit and play them for hours...

One memory in particular was when my dad went to visit our uncle Jessee & Aunt Irene. When we came in, she handed us the "Rodeo" game made by Aqua Antics. The object was simple... make the cowboy land on the horse for 10 pts. -- get the horse to "kneel" with the cowboy still on for 20 pts.

My dad talked... and talked... and talked for hours on end. And my brother and I sat in the same spot playing that game for several hours. It was such a blast! When it was finally time to go, we didn't want to leave!

I remember both my aunt & uncle going on and on about how we were the most "well behaved" children that they had ever seen (little did she know!)

In those days, that was kind of the equivalent to what an xbox is now! Those simple little games are much more challenging than one would expect and are crazy addicting!

Anywho, I'm currently on a quest to get some of them back while I still can. I plan on passing them down to my little niece someday in hopes that she may find life outside of computers & cell phones when she gets older.

joe said...

The simple toys were the best

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