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Possibly the lamest toy of the 1960s

But I'm sure many boys who played with Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots went on to lead productive lives.

This would be another contender for the title.

The definitive account of why “electric football” was insane can be found in Bill Bryson's “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid.”

But the truth is, this list could go on and on.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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