Dishwashing was one job I despised, not hard, but the stench,,,ugh! Work is work though, and it has to be done.
This is a total DeeZy thread, he has all the cool old toys,,,I remember the girders and panels, but the ones with the window's not the bricks. I did not have them, but a friend did, also remember the plastic "records" :) I had matchbox cars, and a few odd hotwheels, but liked matchbox as the detail was better, many had opening doors etc. Old electric trains were cool too, I never had a big layout, but enjoyed mine just the same, loved our dog chasing it! :) My cousins had a layout that took up the whole basement, I would watch that for hours. The big size, not HO size. Anyone remember the Corgi toy cars? Very detailed and expensive, I could only afford a few, but they were sure cool.
I know the op said not to include mopeds, but they fit, got my first ride on a Red Pinto when 14, got in trouble for it too, but it hooked me, I worked from that ride forward to earn the money for my first.
Anyone build models? I did that a lot as well, it was fun to save up for a kit you wanted, never got them to look as nice as the box cover, but I enjoyed building them. Model rocketry? That was fun too. :)