Ok, now that the subject suckered you to read this article I shall continue 🙂 On my way in to work I remembered my old toys – now I have a few types but I think the ones that provided the most detailed scenarios and longest play times were my Action Force figures. They had something over most figures of this size at the time… they had joints in their elbows and knees and more adjustable heads.
The thing I remember the most was the hours upon hours figuring out scenarios in which the characters could be, and of course the heroes won most of the time (I liked some cliff hangers). And the time I would take to build the scene using cardboard boxes, string and anything else I could find.
One scenario in particular that I remember was with one character I had who was called Barbecue. Somehow I had mistaken him for being a baddie when I first got him, but then later discovered he wasn’t. Oh the fun of figuring out a story line to bring him to the good side, the twists, the feeling of loyalty to his bad side and the constant battle with his heart to be a good guy. And before you ask, I stopped playing with toys at the young age of 11 😦 A day I sadly remember, this was they day I knew that this bond between me and my toys could no longer be.
The point of this is to get those of you that played with toys as a kid to remember those days with a smile, and perhaps you too could share your favourite toy and game you played. Video games do not count 😉