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Post  DrCox on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:18 pm

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Post  Dave P. on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:51 pm

Kinda breaks your heart, doesn't it? The stuff I threw away...
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 pm

You know you're getting old, when everything you grew up with is now a collectable. Shocked Popcorn Beer Cheers
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Post  getback on Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 am

Wow thats crazy , at least it does still have the old shrink wrap lol!
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Post  DrCox on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 am

Hmmmmm???  Huh...

Isn't it somewhat interesting that all the responses thus far, along with the original thread poster, are all in their 6th decade of life?    Beer Cheers
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Post  944_Jim on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm

There we go...I don't have wrinkles. I have poorly aged shrink-wrap!
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Post  Kim on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:11 pm

DrCox wrote:Hmmmmm???  Huh...

Isn't it somewhat interesting that all the responses thus far, along with the original thread poster, are all in their 6th decade of life?    Beer Cheers

Well, I hate being left out, so:

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Post  coxaddict on Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:07 pm

Items that put a smile on our faces are always worth more in their original boxes.  I've kept boxes for model engines, kits, handguns, rifles, fishing reels, pocket knives, even small shipping cartons. Drives the significant other mad!
lol! lol! lol!
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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Be nice if one could recreate the vacuum formed bubble packs like the early TD .010 and Space Hoppers came in.

Machines are out there to vacuum form plastic from a 3D printed mould. This is an example but is too small in size.

https://www.matterhackers.com/store/l/mayku-formbox-desktop-vacuum-former/sk/MLCH26RT?utm_source=MatterHackers+Newsletter&utm_campaign=52a1f690ac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dccd3cdce8-52a1f690ac-123710005
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Post  Dave P. on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:11 pm

That reminds me of the old Mattel VacuForm. Another one of the greats from the 60's. Right up there with Creepy Crawlers and Erector Sets.
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Post  chevyiron420 on Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:54 pm

Dave P. wrote:That reminds me of the old Mattel VacuForm.  Another one of the greats from the 60's.  Right up there with Creepy Crawlers and Erector Sets.  
Im three for Three. I hall those and I bet there still in the attic at moms house.
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Post  Dave P. on Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:35 pm

Not if some enterprising young nephew found them and sold them on eBay for $200 a crack.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:31 pm

Jason_WI wrote:Be nice if one could recreate the vacuum formed bubble packs like the early TD .010 and Space Hoppers came in. Machines are out there to vacuum form plastic from a 3D printed mould. This is an example but is too small in size.

matterhackers.com: Mayku FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former

At $700 US, it is a little pricey for just home use or short term production; might make money for a cottage industry kit manufacturer who makes a lot of kits.

Sometime back, there was a model aircraft or scientific technical journal magazine article on how to make your own vacuum former. Involved using common perf board and parts from a home improvement store and a shop vac for the vacuum. Plastic sheet was heated in an oven, then while still hot brought over to and quickly mounted in the jig. A hit with the shop vac and plastic article was formed.

Impetus was a practical replacement for the Mattel Vacuform sheet plastic former of the 1960's.
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Post  NEW222 on Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:59 pm

I can only relate through my fathers words whenever we go near his original home. 'And to think of the millions of dollars of sports cards in these ditches.... We used to buy them, eat the gum and tape or clothespin the cards to our bikes for noise. ' This was on rural gravel roads. Even I cry inside sometimes when he says it still.
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