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Blast from the Past

02 Jun

This is another blast from mom’s past – the Waterful Ring Toss game.  It had hours and hours of fun play time that mommy had with this toy!  These toys came out in the 1970’s and were a hit.  They were hours of entertainment to get all of the rings on the two sticks in the water.  You pushed the white button on the front to control the water pressure to get the rings up in the air.  It took some maneuvering – that’s for sure!

Dad had some of these games too but again… where are they now?  He probably got tired of trying and tossed the entire game – Snorts.  They also came in different colors, different events of ring toss and different sizes.

I looked this item up on ebay and they were around the $40-$50 range.  Can you believe that?!

Did you have any of these great little toys?

 
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53 responses to “Blast from the Past

  1. easyweimaraner

    06/02/2014 at 12:47 pm

    Mom had one! She tried to solve it while riding in the car…. you will guess it… Mission Impossible. But 10 minutes later, the rings and the water joined my mom on the back seat. She opened it with a nail file. Mom’s was blue :o) wow 50 bucks? Now I know what my dad meant as he said my mom got nowhere. She killed a game within 10 minutes instead to wait 40 years and to grab the 50 bucks…shall I sue her? I mean I’m her universal heir and she wasted my heritage…

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 1:28 pm

      oohh squeal – that is true brother. That was your inheritance that she broke into like Ft Knox. tsk – tsk – tsk. Snorts. They are fun for like the first 20 minutes. I can’t blame your mom. After 20 minutes, my mom wants to sling it across the room and out the front door of the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • easyweimaraner

        06/02/2014 at 1:39 pm

        that means she owns you 50 bucks too, right? how about a class action?

         
      • PigLove

        06/02/2014 at 3:03 pm

        I’m in brother! That’ll teach them huh? XOXO – Bacon

         
  2. andy1076

    06/02/2014 at 12:48 pm

    wow!!! I had one of these, Geez I spent a ton of time on it lol 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 1:29 pm

      Snorts. Mom said they had different ones but this is the only surviving one. Who would have thought that? XOXO – Bacon

       
      • andy1076

        06/02/2014 at 1:30 pm

        I tell ya Bacon, this game is dangerous! you’ll spend hours playing it and not realize you are :O

         
  3. Reilly & Denny

    06/02/2014 at 1:00 pm

    never ever seen one of those – do remember crazy citters – that is about all though

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 1:30 pm

      Snorts. These were suppose to be intellectual in making sense and maneuvering. Mom maneuvered a few in her day into the trash can. This is the only one that survived those tortuous years. Go figure huh? XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. merbear74

    06/02/2014 at 1:16 pm

    I had that….thanks for the memory.

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 1:30 pm

      You are so welcome my friend! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Charles Huss

    06/02/2014 at 1:24 pm

    I remember that. Oh no! I must be old.

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 1:30 pm

      Snorts. Nah – not at all 😉 winks. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Molly The Wally

    06/02/2014 at 1:57 pm

    Love these posts featuring old toys. We have never seen that one before. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you sweet Molly. Mommy has boxes of them from her childhood. Actually, I don’t think she ever grew up – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. purrfectkitties

    06/02/2014 at 2:41 pm

    We’ve never seen one of these before. But they look like a lot of fun!! 😀 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 3:04 pm

      They were so daddy says. Mommy says they got her aggravated because she couldn’t get all of the rings on the thingy – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. kolytyi

    06/02/2014 at 3:00 pm

    I had a similar thingy as in this pic: http://retronom.hu/files/images/foci.preview.JPG

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 3:09 pm

      Oh snorts!! Daddy says that was evil – snorts. He could never do it! PLOL (Piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. guineapigsqueak

    06/02/2014 at 3:18 pm

    Whee, and our Mummy, did not have one of these though it does look cool!
    Mop, Dusty, Billy, Pip, Cupcake and Cocoa xx

     
  10. Genevieve Petrillo

    06/02/2014 at 3:29 pm

    Mom always wished she had that toy! So fun! I would throw it, break it, and drink the water. Simple as that.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 5:01 pm

      Snorts – sounds like my mommy – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. peacelovenwhiskers

    06/02/2014 at 3:43 pm

    I had two of those one with rings, one with shapes you had to put in a basket. 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 5:02 pm

      YES! Mommy says she had one of those too. But unfortunately *that* one as well as some others didn’t make the time box for childhood memories – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • peacelovenwhiskers

        06/02/2014 at 11:11 pm

        You should have a blast from the past day where we share toys or things we have when we were kids. I have a teddy bear from when I was 2. 🙂

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 8:23 am

        OOHHH SQUEAL! That sounds like an awesome time. Kind of like show and tell? Thanks dear friend. I will work on something! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • peacelovenwhiskers

        06/03/2014 at 11:19 am

        I promise I will show off a Lil me picture. I was so cute.

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 11:55 am

        aaww – that would be awesome! I have a post coming out later today about your suggestion. It will be great! Thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • peacelovenwhiskers

        06/03/2014 at 1:02 pm

        Yay! I love reading your blog. I’m a bacon fan 🙂

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 1:38 pm

        aaww – thanks my sweet friend!! Hogs and Snout Kisses – XOXO – Bacon

         
      • peacelovenwhiskers

        06/03/2014 at 3:16 pm

        Have you ever met a fan? I was curious because I will be up that way in October/November.

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 5:04 pm

        I know 🙂 I absolutely can not wait. If we can work it out, I’m game 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 5:04 pm

        And PS – a fan? Piggy swoon. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • peacelovenwhiskers

        06/03/2014 at 7:15 pm

        Yes a fan. 🙂 I may swoon first. 🙂

         
  12. winterblueangel

    06/02/2014 at 7:37 pm

    Oh those could be so frustrating!

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 8:34 pm

      Oh most definitely. I think that’s why mom only had one left from childhood. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. dezizworld

    06/02/2014 at 7:59 pm

    Meez nevew seen one of those. Mommy sez wus way aftew hers time. MOL

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses

    Dezi

     
    • PigLove

      06/02/2014 at 8:33 pm

      Snorts. They still make some today but not as big. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • dezizworld

        06/02/2014 at 8:43 pm

        Meez wll hav tu hav mommy look da nex time wees go tu da stowe. 🙂 which meez finks will be soon cuz meez heard hers on da fone wiff meez VET dis meownin’ makin’ pointments fur Lexi and meez tu hav ow annual check ups.

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses

        Dezi

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 8:22 am

        Oh please do. Vet time huh? Yucky. I got mine this week too. Heads down and pouts. Yuck. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • dezizworld

        06/03/2014 at 12:44 pm

        OMC Yous gotta go tu da VET dis week tu?? Wees will purray fur yous ifin yous purray fur us. MOL Hope wees all get clean bills of healff and no goin’ back fur anuddew year. 🙂

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses

        Dezi

         
      • PigLove

        06/03/2014 at 1:37 pm

        AMEN my sweet friend. I will so pray for ya’ll too. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • dezizworld

        06/03/2014 at 2:17 pm

        Fanks Bacon.

        Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

        Dezi

         
  14. Boomdeeadda

    06/02/2014 at 8:35 pm

    Cool! We had a snow cone maker. I think that was the 70’s. It was suppose to shave ice but mostly just made noise. Looked like this guy.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1976-Mr-Frosty-Snow-Cone-Maker-/251544408014?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item3a91370fce

    I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but never got one 😦

     
    • PigLove

      06/03/2014 at 8:21 am

      OMP (oh my piggy!) That snow cone machine looks cool. Mommy has an ancient one that makes crushed ice that’s been handed down from her mom to her. I must find it in the house. AND you and mom *must* be related. She always wanted an Easy Bake Oven and never got one either. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t like to bake today? It brings back icky memories? XOXO – Bacon

       
  15. katsrus

    06/02/2014 at 9:14 pm

    I remember this toy but; never had one.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      06/03/2014 at 8:23 am

      aaww – You can come over and play with mom’s. She won’t mind 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  16. Three Well Beings

    06/03/2014 at 12:45 am

    My kids played with this, that’s for certain! I wish we still had one. Not for resale, but it was fun. 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      06/03/2014 at 8:24 am

      It was many hours of determination and frustration – so says mom/dad. Snorts. I loved watching daddy play with it yesterday. XOXO – Bacon

       
  17. wallaceandsamuel

    06/03/2014 at 1:45 am

    Mom and dad both had one of those as kids! Dad says it is more challenging than any pc/video game he has ever played *BOL*
    Wally & Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      06/03/2014 at 8:26 am

      Exactly! Daddy played with mom’s almost all day yesterday. He said a few choice words too but I’m not telling mom – snorts. He finally got it completed and put it aside to show mommy last night when she got home from work. What he didn’t tell her was that it took him almost SIX hours. XOXO – Bacon

       
  18. Basil

    06/03/2014 at 4:31 am

    typist used to love playing with those type of things!

     
    • PigLove

      06/03/2014 at 8:27 am

      They are very addictive! XOXO – Bacon

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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