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  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    How many of you guys remember these? Props to anyone who can find a pic of the lined Cowboys pencil (solids don't count).

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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Holy moly I have not seen those in years.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Did you used to pencil-fight with them, by any chance?

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  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Wow, those bring back some long, forgotten memories. As a matter of fact, I still had about 8 of them when I was 25(17 yrs ago) in storage with some old Star Wars figures and stuff.

    We used pencils to fight with, but not those because we did not want to break them. A pencil is a pencil when it is thumped on the knuckles.

    However, we did use them on that stand-up video game (Track and Field) until we found out pocket combs were best to run faster :)
  5. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    They ended it up wrong. The winner got free smacks on the opponent's knuckles after the match.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I should have clarified: that video is 3 minutes of stupid. I just thought some might not know what pencil fighting was.

    Yeah, I had a dozen of the lined Cowboys pencils that we used to buy for $.25 out of vending machines at my elementary school. I recall being devastated when they switched over the the solid paint, and the dove-gray they used wasn't even the right Cowboys color.
  7. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I would buy the whole pack and only use the Cowboys pencil. I really have no idea what happened to the others
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Lol. I do: pencil fights. I'd break the Eagles and Redskins and Steelers first. I collected Cowboys, Raiders, Vikings, and Dolphins for some reason.
  9. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly where I got them too. Nothing like seeing a Cowboys pencil pop out.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Yes, I remember them... Good stuff. Went well with the NFL lunch box in elementary school.

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    Found a pic. It's small, but there we are right in the middle.
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Ah, yes, when a young boy's coolness was measured by what kind of pencils and baseball cards he had. Good times.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Seriously. How cool was that?

    You win! Your prize is a virtual Cowboys pencil, but I only have the crappy solid dove-gray ones.
  13. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Hadn't even thought of those in decades.
  14. Warick

    Warick Member

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    I remember they sold these at our elementary school one year, and everyone wanted the Cowboys pencil. The teachers sold them individually, and picked them for you out of a box, so you never knew which team you were going to get, and the Cowboys were rare. For some reason I always ended up with the teams that no one else wanted, so it was difficult to trade. No one wanted to do their schoolwork with a Cleveland Browns pencil.

    Fortunately, one of my friends was a Steelers fan who who had a knack for picking the Cowboys pencils, so we would trade, when I picked Steelers pencils.
  15. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    I only vaguely remember those pencils.

    Collecting those little plastic helmets from the vending machine was fun too. It was a treat to help my sons collect those. Was always exciting to find a vending machine with a low enough supply that you could tell what helmets were next in line. 25 cents never brought such joy.
  16. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I used to get them out of a vending machine for 0.25. And I got a couple of the silver with the blue stripes. Those were freakin' awesome!! I would use the other teams, but never the Cowboys ones. I would ask around to borrow a pencil instead of using one of my Cowboys pencils.
  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Oh, yeah, that went without saying: never sharpen and NFL pencil. *Maybe* in a pinch you sharpen some crummy AFC team like the Oilers, but even then only in a fit of desperation. You only buy them and hoard them.
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    We certainly lived in a simpler world than kids today. When I check off the list of things that didnt exist when I was a kid, to my own kids, all I get are looks of disbelief.
  19. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    I kind of liked the Oilers pencil as well. That powder blue with the red stripes looked pretty cool. If I had to, I would use Cleveland or Buffalo. :D
  20. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I've still got a bag full of those helmets from when I was a kid. And a few of the little baseball helmets to. Unfortunately not all the stickers have survived.

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