Toys of the Eighties, T.H.I.N.G.S.
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These were wind-up games that were pretty small, almost hand held. "T.H.I.N.G.S." was an acronym for something, I don't remember now. The two I had were (1) a guy (you controlled with a button, moving up and down only. As you pressed the button, he would release one barrel at a time) rolling barrels across a bridge and getting them safely across into a holding tank, while a gorilla (this was the wind-up part) jumped up from under the bridge and tried to knock them off by hitting the underside of the bridge (the bridge was two pieces that flipped up every time the gorilla hit it). You only has a certain amount of time to try to get all the barrels across the bridge before the wind-up gorilla finally jumped up and kept the bridge up so you couldn't send any more barrels across. The other was a knight (controlled with a button) that had to try to catch the rings (moving up and down only, you controlled his movement depending how much you pressed the button)with his lance as 4 bats (they were the wind up part) flew in a circle overhead with small metal rings they carried with there magnetic feet. The bats would pick up the rings at one side of the game (the rings were stood up in a little holding place so the bats could just brush them enough to latch on to them one at a time) and the bats would fly in a circular motion over the knight. If you didn't get the ring off of the bat's feet and on to your lance, it would "drop" then off into another holding place, ( this was a piece on the game that stuck up just enough, so when the bats went over it, it would scrap it off into the holding place) and you lost that ring. When the wind-up bats would stop, you counted to see how many rings you got on your lance.
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