Dec 15, 2009

Childhood toys

Mnmom from Happy to be from Iowa is doing a series of posts of some of her best childhood gifts, so I thought I would play along. Through the wonders of the internettubes, you can actually find some old toys from back in the days of my youth. Just after the bronze age I believe...

There was one toy tow truck I remember called Big Bruiser that I just loved. It was huge! It came with a truck that had a snap on flat tire, and a snap on crumpled fender. You could hook it up and tow it around, pretty cool stuff for a little kid back then.

I snagged this image from Ebay, where they wanted 79 bucks for it, and there was a bid on another in the original box for 188 bucks - insane!!

Check out the commercial for it:


  1. That looks so cool. I want one now...Just not for $188.

  2. I remember that commercial!! Even though I was pretty girly, I like "boys" toys too. But I wouldn't have been able to live with the ridicule if I actually played with it.

  3. Awesome stuff -- I loved those old metal trucks with real working parts! The plastic stuff they make these days just doesn't measure up...

  4. Ohhhhhh yes, eBay is the place to go if you're looking to sell off your old toys. Ever seen The 40 Year Old Virgin? Remember how he makes all that money selling off his action figures? It's SOOOO accurate!

    Last year I sold off my old beat to hell 70's Mego Batman and Robin dolls for about $40 each and just last week I sold some Harry Potter lego sets for $300.

    I'll be selling off the Barbies next. Cha-ching!

  5. Anonymous5:11 PM

    I just bought my newphew "Rock 'em Sock 'em.....whatever the hell its called. I wrapped it up already. But how awesome was it to try to knock the heads off.

  6. at $188 that would be cheaper than a real tow truck moving my car out of the ditch.

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