Erector Sets were until the 1980s a favorite toy among boys – and, I both suppose and hope some girls. I’ll admit though that they were always probably a bit less popular to parents due to the odd metallic smell they always developed and all the fiddly little nuts and bolts that erector sets seemed to shed all over everywhere.
But, even as we aged-out of one variety of erector set, we grew into the appreciation for another sort of, age-appropriate erector sets. 😆 Not, mind you, that we all gave up on the original sort. Some of us chose to add to instead of replace one for the other.