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Old 12-19-2007, 03:36 AM
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Default What toy did you ask Santa for as a kid?

With the grandchildren, nieces and nephews writing their letters to Santa, I was reminded of the toys I loved as a kid. One that my sister got was Mr. Machine - they claimed you could take it apart and put it back together, but I never knew anyone who accomplished that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYWuqxO9vIg

Any other Toy Stories?

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Old 12-19-2007, 03:55 AM
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Trav, what a neat toy! I wonder if I could still get one somewhere, Perfect for my 4 yr. old grandson who takes everything apart whether it comes apart or not!
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OMgosh, I forgot all about Tiny Tears. I always wanted one but for som,e reason never got one. She was so cute. I think Im still traumatized now that you mention her.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:37 AM
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I wanted a Gunsmoke rifle. I got a Miss Kitty doll. Next year, I asked for an Annie Oakley rifle. I got a Barbie doll. The NEXT year, I asked for a BB gun. I got a shotgun (Dad heard me, Mom never quite got the message).

We won't discuss what I ultimately did to all my dolls in the 4th grade but suffice it to say I had to do a diorama about the French Revolution. Mom was aghast. Dad simply reminded her that I never once asked for a doll.
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What I really wanted and asked Santa to bring for the first 5-6 years was a baby brother. My mom was in her early-mid 40s, but that didn't mean anything to me. Among the more achieveable items for which I asked Santa were an erector set, a model train, and a bike, of course. Could you imagine the safety police if someone marketed an old fashioned erector set to kids today? Remember those really tiny pieces (read - swallowable) and the razor-sharp bars. And all my friends had or got American Flyer trains. I got a Lionel. Seemed really important at the time. :joke:
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I remember wanting a Tiny Tears doll, which I did get along with a little pink wringer washer and pink dryer. Gosh, what a long time ago!
Osh,
That brought back so many memories..
I asked for Tiny Tears and another year, I asked for Thumbalina and Chatty Cathy.
Those were the good old days, no worries about bills or any thing else..Youth is definitely wasted on the young...

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Speaking of going to sleep....just noticed the time of your post. I don't feel so alone at this hour now. LOL
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I'm still up at 4:23 a.m. because the moving company is coming on Thursday for our move to Florida. When going through the basement I came across some old toys from my kids and it got me thinking about the toys we dreamed about when we wrote our Santa lists as little ones.
I had always wanted a Tonka Truck toy crane, but being a little girl in the 50's 'Santa' kept giving me dolls. :dontknow:
I do remember getting the John Nagy art set. We would sit in front of the black and white TV and draw just like John Nagy. And do you recall the paint-by-number kits with real oil paints and turpentine? Imagine that getting by the safety standards today for kids... :
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Hey guys,

Nice to see I am not alone during the wee hours...The Villages FloridaSee ya tonight at 3:00am...

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Old 12-19-2007, 11:13 AM
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I wanted a hoola hoop and got one. This was when I was a teenager. Not sure what I asked for as a little one but I do remember getting a doll that was suppose to be just like Dick Tracys baby. Now that was a way long time ago!!!
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Well, as far as having insomnia, its 3:30am L.A. time and I'm posting?? :dontknow:

I asked Santa for..., "what else" :.... a Chatty Cathy doll
and I got it. Problem was, I was 21!! Guess I never grew up and never will.

BTW, I still have her and will treasure her forever.

The other Chatty Kathie :joke:
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What is wrong with all of us??? No one can sleep!! Here we are posting a blast from the past Christmas'..The Villages Florida
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:03 PM
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Donna, they say :dontknow: whoever "they" is, that this is the most stressful time of the year and here we are posting in the middle of the night. But isn't it nice that we all find comfort to talk to our "friends" on TOTV even if we haven't met them yet... :-*
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I loved making those silly rubber worm like creatures with my "Creepy Crawlers" kit. Kind of an early gummy worm machine (but those weren't eatable). I'm sure someone made millions making them out of sugar and calling them candy!
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:30 PM
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The first thing that popped into my mind as I was reading this was the vibrating football game. I think they still make them. Never could get them to run straight, only in circles. 8)
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