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Old 01-16-2017, 02:52 AM   #46
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:55 AM   #47
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I don't remember there being a grape flavor. I only remember orange, and I didn't like it very much. Orange juice tasted much better.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:22 AM   #48
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I don't remember there being a grape flavor. I only remember orange, and I didn't like it very much. Orange juice tasted much better.
I don't recall the grape flavor either, but then when my mom could get Tang for me at the store it was usually orange. I liked it myself.
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:11 AM   #49
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I remember the grape flavor. As I recall, it tasted very "artificial" -- more so than even the orange flavor -- and didn't last long at our supermarkets.

Looks like it's still available, though: https://www.amazon.com/Tang-Drink-Gr.../dp/B001FA1KQC
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:38 AM   #50
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:34 AM   #52
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:49 AM   #53
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Silly Putty was right up there with the Slinky as two of my favorite toys from my early childhood (read: early to mid 1950s).
Silly Putty and Slinky were two toys that were fun for about five minutes. How many times could you watch a Slinky go downstairs?

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The creepiest aspect was the incest one, if the Robinsons were to establish a space colony. Yuck.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:53 AM   #54
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The creepiest aspect was the incest one, if the Robinsons were to establish a space colony. Yuck.
I think the idea was that other colonists would join them. Of course things didn't go to plan as they became lost in space.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #55
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Wham-O was sure a popular toy company way back then!
I loved the Super Ball, though it was easy to lose if you bounced it over your house. The name of the NFL championship, The Super Bowl, was inspired by it.

Wham-O also made the Frisbee, the Hula-Hoop, Silly String, and the Slip 'N' Slide.
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I loved the Super Ball, though it was easy to lose if you bounced it over your house. The name of the NFL championship, The Super Bowl, was inspired by it.

Wham-O also made the Frisbee, the Hula-Hoop, Silly String, and the Slip 'N' Slide.
They had a lot of neat, yet inexpensive, toys for kids! I bet the frisbees we owned got more play time than most of the other toys combined. We played with frisbees well into our 20s. I think we tried the slip-n-slide once or twice, but it wasn't as much fun as we thought it would be. The hula hoop was difficult to master, even for a child. But we had fun trying.
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I think we tried the slip-n-slide once or twice, but it wasn't as much fun as we thought it would be.
We made our own version of a slip-n-slide, although at this point, I can't remember what-the-heck we would have made it from. My dad was always bringing odd things home from work (we had our own "log cabin" made from PVC piping, for example).

I seem to remember you had to be very careful to not have any sticks/twigs or other sharp things under the make-shift slip-n-slide or you'd hurt yourself.
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These were a big game when I was a kid.
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