10 Favorite Toys From My Childhood That Mostly Don't Exist Anymore

We're talking about the pre-Atari era. Which ones did you have?
  1. 1.
    Merlin
    An early hand-held game consisting only of blinking red dots, but you'd be surprised how many games you can play with blinking red dots. I think it took like 8 AA batteries.
  2. 2.
    Split Second
    One of the first games with a "screen," it had dots AND dashes and even a futuristic target-shooting game.
  3. 3.
    "Star Trek" action figures
    As I recall, their boots and hair were painted on.
  4. 4.
    The Hal Needham Stuntman Set
    No electronics, but all kinds of break-away awesomeness.
  5. 5.
    "The Six Million Dollar Man" Steve Austin Action Figure
    You could remove the computer panel from his bionic arm and see through his bionic eye.
  6. 6.
    "Space: 1999" Eagle
    "Space: 1999" was a trippy English sci-fi series, and I loved how serious and kind of sexy it was.
  7. 7.
    Mattel Electronic Football
    More blinking dots, but man was this fun. If it doesn't seem like fun to you, you've never played it.
  8. 8.
    Stretch Armstrong
    Eventually we cut him open because we had to see the goo.
  9. 9.
    Mouse Trap Board Game
    More toy than game. A lot of fun until you inevitably start losing pieces.
  10. 10.
    Viewmaster
    This took us all to amazing places we'd never been. Considering the low tech, it's still a great visual experience.