Up Down Change Around Roller Coaster

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:37 PM
Does anyone here remember the Up-Down Change-Around Roller Coaster toy? I don't know if it came out in the 80's or before, but I had one when I was little but we sold it at a garage sale before I was into coasters. I have been searching all over the place for one recently, but I cannot find it anywhere. I found one instance of it online at the E-musement Park Store in the collector's cornere, but it has been sold, and they never returned my e-mails to post my want add in the "In Search Of.." section

If anyone out there has one that they are willing to sell, or knows someone that may be willing to sell it, please let me know. Thanks everyone,

Kev

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FIRST Robotics 2x National Champion

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 1:31 PM
No...... do you remember Super Elastic Bubble Plastic?
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Holy crapola! Sony might be the ultimate destination!
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 2:13 PM
Yes, I remember the Up Down Change Around Roller Coaster. It was quite limited, offering straight track, 90-degree bends, 45 degree bends, 45 degree rollovers, 90 degree rollovers, 45 degree vertical curves, and 90 degree vertical curves. The train had two cars, I believe, perhaps three...the lead car was a motor car with a cogwheel on the bottom. All cars had pin-style wheels which ride in the C-channel on the sides of the track, much like the upstop wheels on a Schwarzkopf Wildcat, only in reverse. It wasn't very coaster-like, but it could climb straight up, go over the top, and coast down the other side, as the cogwheel was on an overrunning clutch so that the train could outrun its motor. The axles had no articulation at all.

My brother had one, and I think I played with it more than he did, but it wasn't particularly great. And neither of us was a coaster nut back then (he still isn't).

As for the Super Elastic Bubble Plastic...not only do I remember that stuff, I was in a Walgreens store the other day and saw it...or at least something very much like it...in a blister pack on an end-cap. I went through many tubes of that stuff in my youth, and it never mattered that it was non-toxic. And I was careful enough that I never found out that it was flammable! :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 2:26 PM
Rideman, I don't suppose your brother still has it, does he?And if so....he wouldn't happen to be willing to part with it, would he?

Here's to hoping.....

Kev

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FIRST Robotics 2x National Champion

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:41 PM
I think I had it when I was a kid. Was the track blue? I really enjoyed that toy.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:52 PM
Sorry, Kev, that thing got broken, scattered, and eventually simply disappeared................. :(

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:21 PM
I have some of that plastic Rob. The fumes can get you rather high I tell you what LOL

What a great kids toy ;)

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