Your favourite Christmas toy ever!

campy mccamper

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Ah the memories, although I remember my Dad offered to "help" and ended up building the whole blooming thing, half the fun was building it!

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This year I will get the usual novelty Christmas socks and a mug:(
 
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qwerty321

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As Im Muslim I dont really do Christmas presents but was on placement last year with some other placement students and we became good friends so have a little present exchange.

One of the team gave me a pair of Turtle Beach headphones. Certainly cheered me up!
 

Inferno

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Mine was a talking spaceman that you pulled a string out of his tummy and it said stuff and i span it round my head and it spoke, well coolio :D
 

zig101

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Mine has to be a commodore 64, at 11 I was blown away.

Came with 'Monty on the run' (best music by Rob Hubbard) and 'Bounty Bob Strikes Back'.
 

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rbj

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Ah the memories, although I remember my Dad offered to "help" and ended up building the whole blooming thing, half the fun was building it!



This year I will get the usual novelty Christmas socks and a mug:(
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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My favourite Christmas toy was the auto-parking, elevator garage...

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Hors1na

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Got this as my first ever christmas present that I EVER REMEMBER OPENING!

awesome!
 

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Jamie

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ant_j

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without a doubt.. this

Not mine (mine went a long time ago)
But the Knight Rider Scalextric from the 80's
 

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mark845

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Ah the memories, although I remember my Dad offered to "help" and ended up building the whole blooming thing, half the fun was building it!




This year I will get the usual novelty Christmas socks and a mug:(

OMG, this brings back memories, i so remember getting this when i was about 11, took me ages to build, had many days off fun with it:clap:
 
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ROBIN50N

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pincho that photo takes me back:)
 

welshcraig

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as a kid i was given a little toy robot named charles. you had a remote with it and would have to programme it to move using the remote e.g move foward 6, turn 90 degrees then move back 3. it came with a little crayon that goes under it and you could try and draw pictures(v hard lol). you could also buy a tray that connects to its arms so it could carry drinks. just done a quick search but couldnt find it but it was one of my fav xmas pressies. any one know who made them? i had it in about 93/4 and loved it.
 

gibbsy

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When I was a kid I had a Hornby railway set. I wanted the 'Cardiff Castle' engine. It duly arrived along with three carriages that my various aunts and uncles had bought. Certainly had plenty of time to play with them. It was Christmas 1963, Boxing day brought two feet of snow.:thumbsup:
 

Solomon Grundy

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My Mongoose...sadly deceased after someone backed over it whilst I was delivering newspapers. Replaced by a Grifter, it was a sad day.
 

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Marky1973

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Mine has to be a commodore 64, at 11 I was blown away.

Came with 'Monty on the run' (best music by Rob Hubbard) and 'Bounty Bob Strikes Back'.
Similar to the year my sister and I were given an Amstrad CPC464 with colour monitor! 64k of gaming nirvana......one year I even got Bounty Bob Strikes Back.....:D

So hard to pick the best though......one amazing year was when I got my first walkway....bright orange headphones foam and the size of a house brick......but I played it till the Bugger couldn't play anymore.......

Crossbows and Catapults was another one, along with any space lego
 

jp_bl_68

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First, this:

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To be honest, I don't really remember getting this. I seem to remember I made it crawl up the stairs but that's it. I've been told that my dad broke it by treading on it. Perhaps I blocked out all memories of my Thundertank to spare myself the pain :p


Then a few years later, this:

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Still got it. Still works (sort of), but it's too damn slow.
 

Mr Incredible

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Many hours spent on this...



Mine had a little cardboard mat to pin the paper and gears to. Lost count how many times the pins went through to my leg!
 

Bill Hicks

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Many hours spent on this...



Mine had a little cardboard mat to pin the paper and gears to. Lost count how many times the pins went through to my leg!
This was the whole point of being a child in the 1970's. A simple cardboard box containing a few bits of moulded plastic was enough to bring us joy.
No mega bites of memory. Creativity was still an important aspect of a child's entertainment. And as I remember no peer pressure to have the same as everyone else, excluding the Bionic Man action figure with eagle eye veiwer that is :D.

Simple times before we all became cynical consumers.
 
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