^ I did that too! :) I got in on very early video games, Atari 2600, never owned one, but one year got a Colecovision for Christmas, loved that thing, but it was the last game machine I ever had. I preferred being outside, riding etc. I was badly hooked on the arcade games though, big phase, but it was a social outlet as well, you could hang out, and ride your moped there! :) Bygone era. The main reason I still have mopeds is that they transport me back to when life was simple and so much more fun, I ride some of the same routes on my 50v that I did when 15, and the sound is the same, the exhaust smells the same, it takes me away for the duration of the ride.
Rockets were so cool, just looked them up, Estes still makes them, I had one that would snap a 110 pic everytime the ejection charge went off, now they have a similar thing that videos the entire flight! I had a payload lifter, the challenge was to fly an egg without breaking it. D engine beast.