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This one shows up on almost every “worst movies” list - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Released in 1964 and directed by Nicholas Webster, this kids' fantasy B-movie was so bad that it had to become a cult-classic. I saw it on television when I was six or seven years old and thought it was terrific. Santa Claus/Martians – what could be cooler? If you haven’t seen this one, you have to check it out. And if you've heard that the writing and the acting are bad, wait until you hear the soundtrack.

What do you remember? A toy or favorite candy they don't make anymore, a song, television show, movie, or maybe something we don't experience any more...

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TamaleClaus

Remember?  Of course, and have seen it on broadcast in the past 6 months in one of those ODD time slots, on one of those Retro type channels.

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Drosselmeyer

Do I confess I have it on DVD ? . . .

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Black River Santa
42 minutes ago, Drosselmeyer said:

Do I confess I have it on DVD ? . . .

It's okay, you're among friends.

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Drosselmeyer
59 minutes ago, Black River Santa said:

It's okay, you're among friends.

sweating flowers in the dirt GIF by Paul McCartney

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Black River Santa

Alright, this one’s for you @Drosselmeyer Does anyone remember the Lone Ranger toys introduced by Gabriel in 1973? The series included action figures with clothing and accessories, horses, and different themed play sets. It was a big hit that Christmas and popular well into the 70’s. 

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Black River Santa said:

Alright, this one’s for you @Drosselmeyer Does anyone remember the Lone Ranger toys introduced by Gabriel in 1973? The series included action figures with clothing and accessories, horses, and different themed play sets. It was a big hit that Christmas and popular well into the 70’s. 

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OH YES !!!     Still have several of them in a box - there was a whole old west series of characters !!

I was a kid in the 70s - but Lone Ranger was one of the few things we got on our little black and white TV set back then - along with the Stooges and Little Rascals..... I didn't know they were re-runs - as a kid in TX watching the Lone Ranger that was about as real as history could be !!!     

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Santa Johnny Boy
14 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

This one shows up on almost every “worst movies” list - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Released in 1964...
Remember it?  Hell, I was THERE in the movie theater in 1964!  It was at our local neighborhood theater.  They had special, Saturday "Kiddie Matinees" usually at fifty cents or less. They ran it with another kid movie and a few cartoons and made for a day of fun for you and your friends. Fridays, just as school was letting out, workers from the movie theater passed out handbills to all the kids leaving school, giving details of the show and the fun.  We RAN home with the handbills in hand and begged mom to let us go...

And if you've heard that the writing and the acting are bad, wait until you hear the soundtrack...
Hey!  It had Santa and Martians - what more could a kid want?  Seeing on a big screen with a theater full of kids was the ultimate experience as we cheered for Santa and booed the Martians. And at the end, when they played the song, "Hooray For Santa Claus!", kids rock and rolled and were dancing in the aisles...

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Black River Santa

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Drosselmeyer

a friend was cleaning out to move and gave me a DVD of the Spongebob Christmas specials . . . 

maybe not truly "old school" but a great ridiculous silly video . . . 

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Does anyone remember the Aurora ‘Glows in the Dark’ Monster Model Kits? This retake on the classic Aurora monster models of the 1960's was a popular item on hobby store shelves from 1969-1975. Reissued in a new square box, it came an extra sprue of phosphorescent parts that glowed in the dark. I must have made them all. Monsters from the series included Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, King Kong, Godzilla, Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Witch.   

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Santa Ed K
18 minutes ago, Black River Santa said:

Does anyone remember the Aurora ‘Glows in the Dark’ Monster Model Kits? This retake on the classic Aurora monster models of the 1960's was a popular item on hobby store shelves from 1969-1975. Reissued in a new square box, it came an extra sprue of phosphorescent parts that glowed in the dark. I must have made them all. Monsters from the series included Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, King Kong, Godzilla, Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Witch.   

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I actually had one of the originals in the 1960's. Hate to admit this, but every night I turned him towards the wall, just in case he came to life and.....

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Santa Johnny Boy
14 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

Does anyone remember the Aurora ‘Glows in the Dark’ Monster Model Kits? This retake on the classic Aurora monster models of the 1960's was a popular item on hobby store shelves from 1969-1975. Reissued in a new square box, it came an extra sprue of phosphorescent parts that glowed in the dark. I must have made them all. Monsters from the series included Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, King Kong, Godzilla, Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Witch.   

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These monsters were considered cool! I had Dracula. I put him together and painted him - but he looked nowhere near as good as the picture on the box...

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Santa Bruce Geron

This is too much fun..We're all about the same age!

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Black River Santa
11 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

These monsters were considered cool! I had Dracula. I put him together and painted him - but he looked nowhere near as good as the picture on the box...

Funny you should mention that because a lot of collectors are only interested in the box and the artwork.

 

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Drosselmeyer
9 hours ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

This is too much fun..We're all about the same age!

by "about the same age" - do you mean physically or mentally ??? :sc_laugh:

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TamaleClaus
1 hour ago, Drosselmeyer said:

by "about the same age" - do you mean physically or mentally ??? :sc_laugh:

must mean physically,  mentally, feel,  well quite a bit younger.    Hard to believe, that I'm supposed to be "Responsible Adult"

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Santa Bruce Geron
On 5/13/2019 at 7:23 PM, Drosselmeyer said:

by "about the same age" - do you mean physically or mentally ??? :sc_laugh:

In the end, it's all the same...

Have a great day!

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

Hey, I STILL read cereal boxes at breakfast...when I can get my eyes open...

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?

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bllwnkl

I don't remember if I remember or or not. :sc_hmm:

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Felix Estridge
3 hours ago, Mervyn The Hired Hand said:

Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?

I believe ours was a Philco.

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TamaleClaus
5 hours ago, Mervyn The Hired Hand said:

Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?

GE

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Santa Johnny Boy

I don't remember the brand but I remember that it was like a piece of furniture housed in a big, heavy wooden cabinet.

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SCSanta
8 hours ago, Mervyn The Hired Hand said:

Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?

Zenith...

B&W (of course) in a console. It lasted 28 years!!!

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