OMG! Anyone remember these backyard coasters?

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:56 PM
I guess you had to be around in the 70's to remember this exact model:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5917103482

This brought back so many memories! I begged my Dad to buy me one of these for Christmas waaaaay back then. I had so many cool toys at one time. Wish I had had the foresight to keep some of them.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 12:43 AM
Looks like a Tinker Toy. :)

Very cool though.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 12:46 AM
Great! Now I have something else to add to my list of bitter childhood disappointments... ;)
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 7:23 AM
Seems to have great air on the double down! But how does it brake?
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 7:54 AM
Hmmm....

*ponders checking how close Orrville, OH is to Cincinnati....* ;)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:24 AM

tricktrack said:
Seems to have great air on the double down! But how does it brake?

It had this long straightaway that dumped the car off in the grass.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:29 AM
Looks cool and dangerous. Neat to have but I would not put my kid on there.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:45 AM
Meaning you'd ride it in a second if you were small enough, right?
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:58 AM
^ And? You know you would too. It's ok, so would I.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:02 AM
Who wouldn't ride on it? I mean, I'd be scared but it'd be fun. I've always wanted a coaster in my backyard.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:04 AM
WEll you do have cycle it, as with any new coaster, with a dummy! Guess that would be me!
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:24 AM
I wonder nobody said it before:
No full circuit - no coaster! :)
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:40 AM
What? Superman: The Escape is a coaster just as much as this toy is!

Has anyone seen the new-ish Little Tykes (Or is it Step2?) plastic version? It's not as tall but it looks hella safer.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:53 AM
Sheesh, I was around in the 70's and I still don't remember this.

Looks cool as hell though and I have two kids to use for an excuse...and both their B-day's are this fall so the wife wouldn't know it was really for me ;)

I don't see what looks so unsafe about it. It looks to be 3 feet tall at the most, the wheels are made to stay on the rails. I'd ride this thing and I'd stick my kids on it.

Heck, it's basically a small home version of something like the Bailey Auto Sled :)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 10:54 AM
*ponders checking how close Orrville, OH is to Cincinnati....*

Orrville, the home of Smuckers, is southwest of Akron, kinda north west of Canton.

It's about 4 hours from Cincinnati.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 11:04 AM
I wish there were 4 or 5 up for sale. ;)
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 1:09 PM
My friend had something similar when he was a kid, but not as tall. He set up a frame to hold newspaper so he could burst through. The he had the bright idea to try it with flaming newspaper. Unfortunately it didn't work out as planned. The newspaper came off the frame and wrapped around him. So he's now flying down the drive way with burning newspaper hanging off of him and can't see where he's going. He was unharmed, but gave up on future attempts at this stunt. Oh, for a video camera in 1970....
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:13 PM
fisher price currently makes a much smaller version for the kiddos, not nearly as fun looking as that, though!

-- alan j.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:28 PM
If you buy it Gonch, can we come over for the credit?
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:38 PM
Heh. Let me see what I can do.

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