Matchbox VS Hot wheels

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Matchbox VS Hot Wheels

Matchbox
8
29%
Hot Wheels
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71%
 
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:40 am

That won't spare yer. Hold me coat a minute.
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Post by james-owen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:42 am

huddsbaggie wrote:That won't spare yer. Hold me coat a minute.
I understood that bit.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:43 am

Good lad. But wait yer turn.
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Post by LushMojo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:00 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:I have shoed bigger blerts than you, Lushious and will spark any bugger on here who steps out of line. Tellin yis. Badly. Wear a carnation so I know who to banjo and form an orderly line. If you want to be spared, bring a note from yer mom.
That was almost like poetry.

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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:04 pm

The difference between poetry and prose?

A healthy young Scot from Greenock
Waded into the sea way up to his knees.

That was prose. Another few yards of wading and it would be poetry.
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Post by james-owen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:The difference between poetry and prose?

A healthy young Scot from Greenock
Waded into the sea way up to his knees.

That was prose. Another few yards of wading and it would be poetry.
Classy.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:14 pm

james-owen wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:The difference between poetry and prose?

A healthy young Scot from Greenock
Waded into the sea way up to his knees.

That was prose. Another few yards of wading and it would be poetry.
Classy.
That's the way they teach it at Oxbridge.

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Post by tuttle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:20 pm

My favorite is Hot Wheels.

And huddsbaggie.
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Post by Thunktank » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:51 pm

I call them all "Matchbox".

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Post by hugodrax » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:35 pm

LushMojo wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:48 am
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
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Matchbox VS Hot wheels

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:09 pm

hogleg wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:Hot Wheels had the best tracks hands down, and while I can't speak to earlier years, in the 90's Hot Wheels were much better quality and cooler looking cars. Matchbox frequently had plastic bottoms and they didn't roll as far, where Hot Wheels were all metal save windshields or decorative extra pieces. I loved my hot wheels! It was a special day when my mom would say, okay, you can pick three. Ahh the simple pleasures of being a kid! :)
Matchbox didn't even have track until after Hot Wheels came out (15 years after Matchbox was intro'd). Matchbox wasn't about racing.
Probably why I mostly had Hot wheels... I do remember having a matchbox of an ice cream truck and a plain old 90's thunderbird though...

I actually still have about 30 or so of my old cars actually, I should pull 'em out. Who knows maybe I'll have a son in like 7 months...

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Re: Matchbox VS Hot wheels

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Warning.: Geeze Alert.

Around 1973 my family of 4 lived in this rental house that had been converted from a chicken coup. No shower. A single community wash tub. Jerusalem Beatles were often seen. Bees enjoyed living in the eaves. W shared a drive way with a Cabinets Company in th back. I pointed out to my brother, 4 yrs my senior, that the wording on the mail box for the business read, "J.P. Canibets" instead of "J.P. Cabinets." It took him a little bit to see it. That's when I knew I was a lot smarter than he was. And I used that to my advantage for all the school years to follow.

This rental chicken coup was awesome. I loved that place. I know it was a poop hole by most adult standards but as a 10 year old kid? Fahgetaboiutit.

My brother had a dif bio-pops than I. And bio-pops was in the regular every 3rd weekend and this and that holidays summer off school thing for visitation that was common for the time.

My brother had Hot Wheel heaven. The Saturday afternoons dedicated to building and running that orange track all over Chichen coop from his room on out with us picking our single car for The Final Race after it was built, and then added to or changed due to engineering flaws not commonly know to even smart 10 years olds and their idiot 14 year old brothers.

I had a lot of matchboxes. But Hot Wheels was the money, in my memory.

ps. Same house in 1974. My brother leaned into the door jamb of his bedroom door that lead into the kitchen and his thumb pierced the paint that had been hollowed out by termites. We put some packing tape over the hole. The next day the hole seen through the tape was black from the inside. Come to find out termites user their own poop to plug light holes that appear from time to time in their work and God given purpose on the planet.

We moved in late spring 1975.

I miss that place. It was awesome.
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:49 pm

DepartedLight wrote:Warning.: Geeze Alert.

Around 1973 my family of 4 lived in this rental house that had been converted from a chicken coup. No shower. A single community wash tub. Jerusalem Beatles were often seen. Bees enjoyed living in the eaves. W shared a drive way with a Cabinets Company in th back. I pointed out to my brother, 4 yrs my senior, that the wording on the mail box for the business read, "J.P. Canibets" instead of "J.P. Cabinets." It took him a little bit to see it. That's when I knew I was a lot smarter than he was. And I used that to my advantage for all the school years to follow.

This rental chicken coup was awesome. I loved that place. I know it was a poop hole by most adult standards but as a 10 year old kid? Fahgetaboiutit.

My brother had a dif bio-pops than I. And bio-pops was in the regular every 3rd weekend and this and that holidays summer off school thing for visitation that was common for the time.

My brother had Hot Wheel heaven. The Saturday afternoons dedicated to building and running that orange track all over Chichen coop from his room on out with us picking our single car for The Final Race after it was built, and then added to or changed due to engineering flaws not commonly know to even smart 10 years olds and their idiot 14 year old brothers.

I had a lot of matchboxes. But Hot Wheels was the money, in my memory.

ps. Same house in 1974. My brother leaned into the door jamb of his bedroom door that lead into the kitchen and his thumb pierced the paint that had been hollowed out by termites. We put some packing tape over the hole. The next day the hole seen through the tape was black from the inside. Come to find out termites user their own poop to plug light holes that appear from time to time in their work and God given purpose on the planet.

We moved in late spring 1975.

I miss that place. It was awesome.
Cool story


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Re: Matchbox VS Hot wheels

Post by JimVH » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:17 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:49 pm
DepartedLight wrote:Warning.: Geeze Alert.

Around 1973 my family of 4 lived in this rental house that had been converted from a chicken coup. No shower. A single community wash tub. Jerusalem Beatles were often seen. Bees enjoyed living in the eaves. W shared a drive way with a Cabinets Company in th back. I pointed out to my brother, 4 yrs my senior, that the wording on the mail box for the business read, "J.P. Canibets" instead of "J.P. Cabinets." It took him a little bit to see it. That's when I knew I was a lot smarter than he was. And I used that to my advantage for all the school years to follow.

This rental chicken coup was awesome. I loved that place. I know it was a poop hole by most adult standards but as a 10 year old kid? Fahgetaboiutit.

My brother had a dif bio-pops than I. And bio-pops was in the regular every 3rd weekend and this and that holidays summer off school thing for visitation that was common for the time.

My brother had Hot Wheel heaven. The Saturday afternoons dedicated to building and running that orange track all over Chichen coop from his room on out with us picking our single car for The Final Race after it was built, and then added to or changed due to engineering flaws not commonly know to even smart 10 years olds and their idiot 14 year old brothers.

I had a lot of matchboxes. But Hot Wheels was the money, in my memory.

ps. Same house in 1974. My brother leaned into the door jamb of his bedroom door that lead into the kitchen and his thumb pierced the paint that had been hollowed out by termites. We put some packing tape over the hole. The next day the hole seen through the tape was black from the inside. Come to find out termites user their own poop to plug light holes that appear from time to time in their work and God given purpose on the planet.

We moved in late spring 1975.

I miss that place. It was awesome.
Cool story


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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 pm

DL, I think you and my dad would have a good time swapping childhood stories, he grew up in a trailer with 7 kids and then they moved to a house with no running water and an outhouse. He tells some crazy tales about picking tobacco at my great grandparent’s farm over the summer as a kid, and how my grandfather was a moonshine runner before WWII and all the shenanigans they used to get into.


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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 pm

In 1968 my family had been living at 1708 N Concord Santa Maria, CA since before I was born. Our across the street neighbors were The Herds. Husband. Wife. 3 boys in the 4 - 10 yo range, same as my brother and I.

One day, my brother and I were sitting on the front stoop and we heard Helen Herd completely lose it. Quiet street, but still hearing her going completely bat poo was alarming and intriguing all the same. We sat affixed at the Herd House as it was the silver screen come to life.

Helen Herd, the mom, was a moo-moo wearing large lady. In the 1960's moo-moos looked a lot like Hawaiian shirt or formal curtains. On this day she wore orange with some sort of lighter pattern mixed in. But, I am getting ahead of myself. I cannot recall distinct words, only a sense that all hades was breaking out over there. The only Herd kids name I remember is Bobby. He was my older brothers age, but he was slow. So me at 5 or 6 thought he was cool enough.

About 3 seconds after the audible Bat-s*** Bomb, I saw Bobby roll out of his bedroom window in his pj's. His room faced the street. I remember my eyes widening and nothing else existed in the world other than the poop I was witnessing right then and there.

The orange in Helen's moo-moo was more rust and far less orange that is the unmistakable hot wheel track orange we all know and love. I then saw her massive girth rip open the front door, closest to Bobby. Who was now scrambling to his feet while looking extremely terrified. In the peripheral I recall the other brothers were beating feet to the back yard.

Helen was yelling. I have no idea what she yelled. She was just yelling. Then Bobby said something, I dont know what but, she heard him.

I was like watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

So, Helen starts in his direction. We're talking girthy mom in a moo-moo holding a hot wheel track in her hand like a sword, or belt more likely, stepping into the grass of the front yard. Bobby jumped up, did a 180 and beat feet to the back yard from his side of the house.

Helen yells a little more and then makes her way into the house and slams the front door. Hard.

Then it was silent. I remember thinking how eerie that was. Then after a short while my brother gave me the, let's go nudge and look. Soon as the front door closed we both just started laughing our asses off.
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:53 am

We need a new thread titled “Childhood Stories”


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Re: Matchbox VS Hot wheels

Post by infidel » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:27 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 pm
We're talking girthy mom in a moo-moo holding a hot wheel track in her hand like a sword, or belt more likely...
It's "muumuu" and if you want to sound like a cultural appropriationist it's pronounced "moo oo moo oo" :cheese:
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Post by wosbald » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 am

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