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# 138109 19-Dec-2013 23:44
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When I was a little boy, some 30 years ago (My God!), I was given a toy that I loved and played with for hours. It had a truck (yellow) that went around a track and moved little black balls from place to place. It would run back and forward around the track performing these 3-4 actions and I saw it about a year ago in the shop, but I am struggling to find it now, as I am not sure what it's called and my memory of it, is making it hard for me to describe. I'd love to find one new or second hand for my 4 year old. 

Does anyone have the faintest idea what I am referring to?


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  # 955191 19-Dec-2013 23:46
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Aha! it's called the Big Loader Construction set (Be very careful googling for Yellow truck, black balls on the internet FYI!).

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  # 955458 20-Dec-2013 13:06
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Sheesh, that's a retro toy !!! 1977 ?

Aren't 4yo more accustomed to iPad's etc these days ?

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  # 955460 20-Dec-2013 13:13
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We had/have? (will need to check garage) a Thomas the Tank Engine version of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ4ss5x0ct0



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  # 955470 20-Dec-2013 13:28
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GregV: We had/have? (will need to check garage) a Thomas the Tank Engine version of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ4ss5x0ct0


Is it complete and are you willing to sell it? Are you in Auckland or would you be prepared to ship it?


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  # 955471 20-Dec-2013 13:33
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I'll check when I get home. If we still have it, it will be up for sale. Not in Auckland, but can ship. That's assuming we still have it. Haven't seen it for a while...

Will confirm later on today.



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  # 955473 20-Dec-2013 13:35
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GregV: I'll check when I get home. If we still have it, it will be up for sale. Not in Auckland, but can ship. That's assuming we still have it. Haven't seen it for a while...

Will confirm later on today.


Thanks, that would be awesome, my 4 year old would very happy :) 


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  # 955529 20-Dec-2013 15:20
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Sorry to raise your hopes, but it looks like this might have gone the last time we had a sell-off. No sign of it in any of the usual places things like this would live.

Best of luck finding one!

 
 
 
 




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  # 955530 20-Dec-2013 15:21
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GregV: Sorry to raise your hopes, but it looks like this might have gone the last time we had a sell-off. No sign of it in any of the usual places things like this would live.

Best of luck finding one!


Thanks for checking for me, appreciate it nonetheless. 


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  # 955550 20-Dec-2013 16:03
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My uncle bought one of the Big Loader sets for me and my brother when we were boys. He ended up buying one for himself too!

Good luck with your hunt! I remember seeing the Thomas version maybe 2-3 years ago so there should be a few of those around still.

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