NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

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    NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Hey all,

    When I was young (mid to late 70s) there was this toy I had that allowed you to make your own wax "hotwheels" type cars. It came with colored wax tablets, a bag of wheels, molds, and the "factory" where you molded the cars. Basically, you put the wax in the top, plugged it in, put some of the wheels in one of the molds, and when the wax was hot, you poured it into the mold and once it cooled, you had a wax hotwheel sized car.

    I actually faked being sick one day so I could stay home from school and made about 15 cars.

    I loved the thing, but for the life of me, I can't remember the name.

    Ring any bells?
    Last edited by azheat01; Sep 8, 2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Didn't grow up in the '70s, nor have I ever heard of one of these things.... but it sounds relly cool

    Hope someone chimes in, 'cause I wanna track one down m'self

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Was it something Matchbox made..? Nah, doesn't sound like Matchbox..

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    There is a web site called retrojunk.com, it's been a long time since I've been on there, they have old toy commercials from the 70's, 80's and 90's... I don't see how 90's is retro yet... but maybe that could help you track it down =D

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    I'm google-fu'ing for you right now, and haven't found anything yet, but...
    http://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Gadget.../dp/B00023DF9S

    Seem similar? :P

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Well I was born in 69', but I do not remember that toy.I have looked all over for ya, and no luck yet.
    But....I found maybe the first vacuform machine.lolol...this toy is from 1963
    http://www.timewarptoys.com/vacuform.jpg

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    I remember that toy. It came out the same time as the criss cross crash.

    Hmm ill do alittle looking see what i find.

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Your wish is my command:

    I found your site looking for more info. on the Armatron (just bought one on Ebay). Anyway, while looking I was reminded of the neatest toy I had as a kid- the master caster. It was so cool! The kit consisted of different colored wax pellets, little hot wheels sized wheels and axles, and the oven of course. As I can remember, you placed two axles into the bottom part of the mold, heated the wax pellet, and dumped the molten wax (which had a great smell) and then I think you pressed out the top profile of the car. After it cooled you elected the mold, and the car was ready for destruction! It's funny, the original cars were red, or yellow or blue, and after playing and mixing wax, all of the cars produced were brown! Thanks for reminding me of that great toy! Donovan
    Donovan Bort <donovanbort@charter.net>
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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    http://www.virtualtoychest.com/m/mas...tercaster.html

    do google search on:
    master caster toy car

    and you get ebay auctions with one for sale for 50 bucks. id post the link but the coc says not to

    http://www.toysyouhad.com/Mastercaster.htm

    And the info says that hotwheels had one before this one.

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    wickedbeard said: View Post
    God your getting old WB!


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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    I remember that toy...

    That was awesome. My buddy had one of those.

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Yup, I totally remember that one as well. I would have loved to have had one.

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Cool!

    If I can be so bold... anyone remember the transfer sheets of aliens/spacemen and the like? You had a background and placed the transfers to make your own story? Man I'd love to see them again...

    Sorry for off topic

    Dave (born 1974)

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    Stormrider said: View Post
    http://www.virtualtoychest.com/m/mas...tercaster.html

    do google search on:
    master caster toy car

    and you get ebay auctions with one for sale for 50 bucks. id post the link but the coc says not to

    http://www.toysyouhad.com/Mastercaster.htm

    And the info says that hotwheels had one before this one.

    Aaaahh, yes I remember this one! I was thinking "this must be early '80ies, that's when I remember it from" - was probably sold around 1980, 1981 and such as well I think. At first I associated it with PlayDoh actually, I remember they had some sort of "hairdresser" sets that could be something similar in a way.

    I never had the Mastercaster though I was one of those kids who didn't get too many toys cause we weren't exactly stinking rich, so in one way that might be the deep psychological reason for me being here today 8)

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    mckenic said: View Post
    Cool!

    If I can be so bold... anyone remember the transfer sheets of aliens/spacemen and the like? You had a background and placed the transfers to make your own story? Man I'd love to see them again...

    Sorry for off topic

    Dave (born 1974)
    I remember these, you got all sorts not only aliens and spacemen but animals, fish, trees lots of things. I remember one could buy them by the sheet in the toy stores.

    (Also 1974 me )

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Stormrider said: View Post
    http://www.virtualtoychest.com/m/mas...tercaster.html

    do google search on:
    master caster toy car

    and you get ebay auctions with one for sale for 50 bucks. id post the link but the coc says not to

    http://www.toysyouhad.com/Mastercaster.htm

    And the info says that hotwheels had one before this one.
    Yup I remember that one. I had one and it was a favorite.

    mckenic said: View Post
    Cool!

    If I can be so bold... anyone remember the transfer sheets of aliens/spacemen and the like? You had a background and placed the transfers to make your own story? Man I'd love to see them again...

    Sorry for off topic

    Dave (born 1974)
    I had those too. My favorites were Spiderman and a spaceship one; it was before Star Wars. The name was something form I think. Like Plastiform, Multiform, etc.?

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    I think it was colorform

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    They were Kalkitos in Europe (among others)! Woo Hoo!







    Sorry again for the hijack - I used to LOVE these rub-on transfers and the original poster brought them to mind

    Dave

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Apparently I am a dinosaur
    Born 1968

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    Not at all mate

    Just 6 years after ya! I think some would consider us ALL dinosaurs what with our pre-cgi Star Wars fetish!

    *wink*

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Sorry for the hijack, but for anyone that grew up in the 1980's...

    anyone have one of these guys laying around?


    I had one ages ago and it just up and disappeared....

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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Ha ha! Got you beat. I was born in 1963. Same year as the vac form toy up above. LOL

    slave1pilot said: View Post
    Apparently I am a dinosaur
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    Re: NEED HELP! All of you who grew up in 70s, I need help identifying this toy.

    Stormrider said: View Post
    http://www.virtualtoychest.com/m/mas...tercaster.html

    and you get ebay auctions with one for sale for 50 bucks. id post the link but the coc says not to

    http://www.toysyouhad.com/Mastercaster.htm

    And the info says that hotwheels had one before this one.

    YES!!!! The Master Caster, man did I love that thing. Now I need to find one on eBay!

    Thanks!!!!

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