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Posted on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 06:32

What I have in mind is toys that we played with as children. What was your favorite childhood toy??? (Okay get your mind out of the ... Never mind.) I remember metal slinkies,paddle ball,jaxs,they funky stuff, in a tube, you would put a blob on the end of a thin straw and make a lovely bubble to play with, plastic bubbles I think it was called. Dominos, those airplanes you put together, they crashed and broke, dolls of course. What do you remember and have you found them on the internet?? Nat


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Posted on Thu, Feb 19, 2009 05:16

Quoting truefriendinme:

Ummm...Legos, or blocks. I'm a bit peeved, though, that nowadays, kids have literally HUNDREDS of Lego sets to choose from. 35 years ago, though, Legos came in only one way, one size, one kind. I could have had SO much more fun with them, had all the variety been available when I was a kid! :( --True


True don't feel peeved. My take on it is that n our day we had basic Lego sets with bricks, maybe a few wheels, windows and other pieces. What we also had was the chance to use our imaginations and creativity to make whatever we wanted. Now the kids have a separate kit for every item they want to make with complicated instructions, stickers and other gadgets and gizmos. Where's the fun in the? LOL As a kid I loved my selection of toy cars, my Lego and my Sindy dolls, but more often (weather permitting) I was in the garden on my bike, in my go kart, building jumps for my imaginary pony, playing badminton, swing-ball or generally messing about. There was hardly and kids tv - only 3 channels of ANY tv - but we had these strange things called friends that we just did "stuff" with. Happy days...... PS: Nat in the UK there is a shop called Hawkins Bazaar wher you can get some of the old fashioned toys, they are online too


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Posted on Mon, Feb 16, 2009 21:29

Ummm...Legos, or blocks. I'm a bit peeved, though, that nowadays, kids have literally HUNDREDS of Lego sets to choose from. 35 years ago, though, Legos came in only one way, one size, one kind. I could have had SO much more fun with them, had all the variety been available when I was a kid! :( --True


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Posted on Sun, Feb 15, 2009 10:18

I loved jaxs!¿ I also had the sweetest little finger puppet, a white mouse, but I lost it when I was about 5.¿ I had a Barbie (and the airplane and camping set), but I liked building things with wooden blocks and Lincoln Logs, and I loved my brothers toys, especially Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Smash Up Derby.¿ I was a bit of a tomboy.¿ The best thing ever can't be found on Ebay, though.¿ It's the dollhouse my grandpa made me when I was 4.

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Really excellent blog, Aimee. :)

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Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 18:07

The one of the toys I used to like were the I think the went by the name Areo- Copters.They were Plastic and about 8-12 inches long the had a thick Hook/weighted end on one end with two plastic vanes on the other end. You had a Elastic band on a Yoke that you hooked the curved end into , then you launched it in to the air , when it started to come down it twirled down like a big dandilion. the others were the Balsa wood Airplanes the ones with the big red propeller .Usally after a day or two I either lost it in the trees or the airplane had suffered numerious crashes.Or the dog got it and used it as a chew toy. Or one of my three sisters broke .it


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Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 12:58

My absolute favorite toy as a child was my baby doll that you could feed baby food to and give a bottle of water to and then of course it pooped/peed into a diaper. It was like having my own baby...LOL. Of course I also loved Barbie's. Had tons of them and even the Barbie Dream House. O.K. I will admit I still do have one of my barbies!


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Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 07:21

I use to love Legos as a 10 or 11 years old. I'd play with my little brother's and build houses, all kinds.

I don't remember many toys but we use to play board games... at least once a week.The rest of the time it was rope jumping, dodge ball in the street, flags and hide and seek. Not so much about toys for me, more about play.



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Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 01:23

With me, one of my fav toys was a wooden hand made toy rifle... To Explain, I loved country and western films as a young kid. My brothers had various hand made guns and rifles and the likes, one even fired elastic bands. One of these guns we adapted and brought up to date a little, after all there is an 8 and 13 year difference between my brothers and me. Ended up the best looking toy gun in the street it did. Other than that was a Inflatable Metal Mickey, on a tracked base that could move forward by a wired control box ... to directions, straight forward and turned round slowly in reverse. And lastly, was my Trick Stick, this was a bit of an oddity, but I had heaps of fun with it. Thats my most memorable ones.


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