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Desc:Before K'nex, there was Construx.
Category:Advertisements, Classic TV Clips
Tags:Devo, 80s, Better Toys, Construx
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Comment count is 15
kingjackhammer - 2012-03-25
I had construx they were badass. As far as construction toys were concerned I would place them in Lego-tier. Easily better than K'nex.
CrimsonHyperSloth - 2012-03-25
Agreed. I hate K'nex, I found them the most frustrating and restrictive of the building toys.

Xenocide - 2012-03-25
Building toys in general are among the best things you can give a kid.

Billy the Poet - 2012-03-25
I remember Construx, Robotics, and Legos with great fondness. I also suspect I resembled glasses kid more than I want to admit.

Burnov - 2012-03-25
I had all of those when I was a kid, and I remember that commercial too.

Eventually I got the idea to make battle armor for the cat, that didn't go over so well.

And the cat's response to it was just to lay on the livingroom floor until I removed it.

Jane Error - 2012-03-26
I'm not sure why cats respond to foreign objects being put on them by not moving, but it seems to be their default defense.

For me, playing with Construx was formative for two reasons:
(1) I had my first encounter with gender stereotyping when a neighbourhood kid told me I wasn't supposed to play with them because I'm a girl (I did anyway--I loved and still love building things), and
(2) I realized that the "from Santa" sticker on the bottom of my Construx tube was written in my mother's hand. I immediately confronted her with the evidence and she told me not to tell my sister. My disappointment with there being no Santa was mitigated by the fact that I figured it out by being sleuthy.

chairsforcheap - 2012-03-25
gmol - 2012-03-25
I made a jetpack, and made my Dad take pictures of me jumping off a picnic table so it would look like I was flying.

It just looked like I was jumping off a picnic table.

Evilhead - 2012-03-25
Construx were awesome. Wonder what happened to the ones I used have...
Jet Bin Fever - 2012-03-25
These toys were awesome. I made a big jeep for my GI Joes to ride around in, a gun, and some other great stuff with them. I'm so glad Children's toys actually involved creativity and didn't take a shitton of batteries back when I was a kid.
Kid Fenris - 2012-03-25
Five stars for the unsubtle encouragement of xenophobia.
memedumpster - 2012-03-26
These. Fucking. ROCKED.
chumbucket - 2012-03-26
This song, remember all of it.

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American Standard - 2012-03-26
I had these and they were amazing.
Caminante Nocturno - 2013-01-13
Well, I haven't heard this in over 20 years, but it all came rushing back real fast.
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