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Old 03-27-2019, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfpup View Post
I was having a hard time thinking of any really memorable toys from my childhood (though I can think of many from my son's childhood!) but that reminds me of a compressed air and water rocket that I had. That was really cool, and was a great toy out at the cottage where there were lots of big empty fields.

You poured a measured amount of water into this transparent red plastic rocket, depending on how high/far you wanted it to fly. Then you attached it to an air pump, pumped it up, and pulled the trigger. That thing could soar to amazing heights!
I had one of those; it looked like a Saturn V. I think the nose-cone would separate and a parachute was supposed to float it back to ground, but that never worked. Who cares? Trying to blast a landing jetliner was the real objective.