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Retro Toys Quiz
http://www.samlangdon.co.uk/image...from Neil, Wed 20th Apr, 2:38pm
To aid procrastination...
by Mike - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 11:03am
Neil said: To aid procrastination...
Some of us don't need help to procrastinate thank you very much :)

Anyway, 61/100 so far, with 6 close. Maybe I wasn't such a deprived child after all...
by Sarah - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 12:06pm
I got to 57 with 6 close (with a bit of help from Simon) wanna trade any?
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by Sarah - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 2:04pm
I'm up to 69 with 9 close...

some are so close I know i have the trade name but it won't take it... (gotta love google images)
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 2:09pm
Sarah said: I'm up to 69 with 9 close...

some are so close I know i have the trade name but it won't take it... (gotta love google images)
up to 70/6 with a little help from Sarah T

Still looking for 7 25 26 27 28 29 30 35 39 43 45 47 49 52 55 57 58 61 62 67 77 78 79 81 85 86 91 92 95 96
by Mike - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 2:12pm
The ones that I haven't got that are bugging me because I used to own/play with them are 20, 26, 28, 45 and 86. 89 is bugging me somewhat because unless I'm missing something (which I clearly am) it is just two people and there is no toy in sight.

Anyone want to help me out with these? I can offer any or all of: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 24 25 27 31 33 34 36 37 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 70 72 73 74 79 80 82 83 84 87 90 93 97 99 100
by Sarah - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 2:14pm
89 is bugging me somewhat because unless I'm missing something (which I clearly am) it is just two people and there is no toy in sight.
If you come round to 16 Portugal Street sometime, you can play number 89!
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 2:19pm
Mike said: The ones that I haven't got that are bugging me because I used to own/play with them are 20, 26, 28, 45 and 86. 89 is bugging me somewhat because unless I'm missing something (which I clearly am) it is just two people and there is no toy in sight.

Anyone want to help me out with these? I can offer any or all of: 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 24 25 27 31 33 34 36 37 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 70 72 73 74 79 80 82 83 84 87 90 93 97 99 100
I'll give you 20 for any one of 7 25 26 27 28 29 30 35 39 43 45 47 52 55 57 58 61 62 67 77 78 81 85 86 91 92 95 96
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 3:53pm
mjb said: I'll give you 20 for any one of 7 25 26 27 28 29 30 35 39 43 45 47 52 55 57 58 61 62 67 77 78 81 85 86 91 92 95 96
up to 82/100 now. Still need 7 26 29 30 39 45 47 55 58 61 67 77 81 85 86 91 95 96
by Dami - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 3:54pm
There used to be a "28" lying around my house when I was quite young... assume it belonged to one of my old brothers. I used to think it was some kind of weird calculator that didn't work! Still do to be honest.
Would be quite grateful if someone could could tell me what it does
by Jenners - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:05pm
Dami said: There used to be a "28" lying around my house when I was quite young...
Would be quite grateful if someone could could tell me what it does
Oooh, I had one of them.... (probably still got it somewhere :S)
It asks you simple +,-,x,/ questions and when you got it right, the professor smiled and waggled his moustache at you (I seem to remember).
by Richard - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:13pm
Jenners said: Oooh, I had one of them.... (probably still got it somewhere :S)
It asks you simple +,-,x,/ questions and when you got it right, the professor smiled and waggled his moustache at you (I seem to remember).
Yes, you're right. I can remember it now.

Unfortunately, I can't remember for the life of me what it was called.
by Mike - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:15pm
Richard said: Unfortunately, I can't remember for the life of me what it was called.
I've only got close with this one. One of the words in Jenners's description.
by Mike - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:18pm
Mike said: I've only got close with this one.
But then Google Images comes to the rescue...
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:21pm
Mike said: But then Google Images comes to the rescue...
Or Sarah T comes to the rescue (in my case)
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:21pm
Did anyone else have a '78' ?
by Mike - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 4:34pm
mjb said: Did anyone else have a '78' ?
I don't think I did personally but I'm sure I used to play it at a friend's house. You had to send a marble round a mechanical maze-type thing didn't you? I was rubbish at it.
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 6:00pm
Mike said: I don't think I did personally but I'm sure I used to play it at a friend's house. You had to send a marble round a mechanical maze-type thing didn't you? I was rubbish at it.
yep. always came unstuck on the final obstacle - the catapult thingy ...
by mjb - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 9:44pm
Right. Only 8 more to go ...

Anyone got any of these:
39, 45, 58, 77, 81, 85, 95, 96 ?
by Richard - Thu 21st Apr 2005, 10:49pm
39 I can only get "close" on. I know what product it is, but can't find what words I need to type in to get the correct answer

95 looks very similar to 43.
by David - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 8:33am
mjb said: Right. Only 8 more to go ...

Anyone got any of these:
39, 45, 58, 77, 81, 85, 95, 96 ?
96 is the Get Along Gang, not got a clue on the rest.
by mjb - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 8:37am
Richard said: 39 I can only get "close" on. I know what product it is, but can't find what words I need to type in to get the correct answer
I've got the same problem with #58 ...
by Sarah - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 9:02am
having got to 86 (plus 2 close)
I'm giving up as matt is clearly going to get to 100 first...

I have 85 and 95 in reserve though
by Mike - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 9:28am
#39: Think Lee Majors...
by mjb - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 9:42am
Mike said: #39: Think Lee Majors...
That's strange, I thought I'd tried that one.
Obviously not ...
by Mike - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 9:43am
Sarah said: I'm giving up as matt is clearly going to get to 100 first...
I've got to 100 (by cheating) so if you want any more hints I'm happy to help out.
by Sarah - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 9:50am
hints are good... keep 'em coming!

7 (i have a close with monster)
26
29
45
47
58 (can I have exact fit - play-doh gets close - I think they're mopheads or mop tops
61
67
77
78
85
88
91
by mjb - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:17am
Mike said: I've got to 100 (by cheating) so if you want any more hints I'm happy to help out.
Is that cheating as in hacking the spreadsheet, or cheating as in using the internet to look things up, or finding the answers to the quiz out there on the interweb ?

Hints for 45, 58, 77, 81 would be appreciated.
by Sarah - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:22am
81 - I put talking teddy into google images - it was pages 5 and 6 for me...
by mjb - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:27am
Sarah said: 81 - I put talking teddy into google images - it was pages 5 and 6 for me...
Ah. I'd tried talking bear, but that didn't come up with any results.
by Mike - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:32am
mjb said: Is that cheating as in hacking the spreadsheet, or cheating as in using the internet to look things up, or finding the answers to the quiz out there on the interweb ?
If you click on the CGQ Site link at the top of the spreadsheet you can follow the Clues link and search for Retro Toys. That gives you enough information for all of them.
There's also a whole bunch more of these sorts of quizzes...
by Sarah - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:50am
phew... I thought it was never going to end... I'm done now with the help of the clues...
by mjb - Fri 22nd Apr 2005, 10:55am
Sarah said: phew... I thought it was never going to end... I'm done now with the help of the clues...
Same here.

Might I suggest this for the next challenge ? Am going to try and see how many I can get just by myself ...

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