Did you ever have a favourite toy?

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    Jul 01, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    I mean children's toys: stuffed animals, things like that... (there are enough threads on sex-toys already)

    Come oooon... A Teddy-bear? A doll? A plastic sword? A big-arm action figure with cut abs?

    While growing up did you have a favourite? Do you still keep it (them)? Do you feel anything for it, for memories it carries perhaps?




    To explain the origins of the question (you can skip this part)... I'm back home for summer; it's day 3 and I'm very, very bored.

    The place has the capacity which sucks all the excitement out of, well, anything I get down to... I've created some creative chaos to liven up the place, but, since the flat is too big, it didn't work. My boredom reached a peak yesterday, and, in view of that, I decided to wonder around the house for a while and see if I could find something interesting...

    Started off with my room:
    Piles of National Geographic journals. Stolen Edith Piaf CDs (thank god they are safe). Hundreds of books (half's total rubbish). An old vibrator!!! Still works... (Finally I will use it for the right reasons icon_twisted.gif ). And my good old collection of minerals and fossils (still untouched icon_razz.gif). Missed it so so much. (Curious fact: I have more teeth of a prehistoric shark called cladoselache than my own... and no, I don't know how to pronounce it correctly.)

    To get to the point, finally I found a box, and I was surprised to find my personal Fantastic 4 in it: a dog named Charlie, a seal named Ronny, a crocodile and a whale (both nameless). Oh, and a lion, can't leave him out; all soft, didn't age one bit.

    Those used to be my toys/protectors when I was very little; Charlie always slept with me icon_redface.gif. It was a bit devastating to find something that supported and meant so much to the kid I once was, jammed into a box, robbed of its initial purpose. I think I might actually take Charlie with me - he'll be watching over my mental stability now...

    I wonder if there is a connection between this and a "Teddy-bear" image (and how I find the idea disturbingly comfortable icon_redface.gif )
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    Jul 01, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
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    Jul 01, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    If you mean a child's toy, I suppose my Lionel train set from 1953. Complete with an entire surrounding village, with illuminated buildings, roads, cars, crossing gates, skaters on ice ponds, skiers down a mountain, etc, etc, all suitable for the Christmas season when it was given to me. And I had it for many years, increasing in size and complexity all the time.
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    Jul 01, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    charlitos said


    LMAO... I've seen that one actually...

    Not really appealing to me... should have shown that to my parents, but you're 20 years too late icon_twisted.gif

    Wilton saidIf you mean a child's toy, I suppose my Lionel train set from 1953. Complete with an entire surrounding village, with illuminated buildings, roads, cars, crossing gates, skaters on ice ponds, skiers down a mountain, etc, etc, all suitable for the Christmas season when it was given to me. And I had it for many years, increasing in size and complexity all the time.


    I'll make that correction and aaaawwwwwwwwwwww icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 01, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    MixedHead saidA plastic sword? A big-arm action figure with cut abs?
    Yes to both. Geronimo FTW! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • fitartistsf

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    Jul 02, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    After I saw the movie, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" as a child, in 1968, my parents bought me the small die-cast metal Corgi toy car version of that movie car. It had a workable steering wheel, that turned the front wheels, and when you pressed the gear shift handle on the outside of the car, the red and yellow wings popped out so it could "fly"... I spent hours and hours dreaming of adventures with that toy....

    I still have it, at 48, sitting on a bookshelf in my living room... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    i had several toys i loved to play with. had a huge collection of hot wheels cars that i would race around the house. also had a race track where you could alter the course and race the cars around and around with an electric remote controller. had a big wheels trike that i rode around all over the place. a big bouncy ball with a handle that i hopped up and down all over our block, a pogo stick, swingset that i spent hours on. i had a great time as a kid and always on the go. hard for me to understand kids today just sitting in front of the TV all day or on the internet or playing video games.
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:00 AM GMT


    When I was just a wee little boy, full of health and joy.
    One Christmas morning I received The Marvellous Little Toy.
    A wonder to behold it was with many colours bright
    And the moment I laid eyes on it, it became my heart's delight.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood
    still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    The first time that I picked it up I had a big surprise.
    For right on it's bottom were two big buttons that looked like big green eyes.
    I first pushed one and then the other, then I twisted it's lid.
    And when I set it down again, this is what it did.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped whirrrrr when it stood still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    It first marched left and then marched right, then marched under a chair
    and when I looked where it had gone it wasn't even there.
    I started to cry but my Daddy laughed 'cause he knew that I would find.
    when i turned around my marvellous toy would be chugging from behind.

    It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped and whirrrrr when it stood
    still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

    The years have gone by too quickly it seems, I have my own little boy.
    And yesterday I gave to him my marvellous little toy
    His eyes nearly popped right out of his head and he gave a squeal of glee...
    Neither one of us knows just what it is but he loves it just like me.

    It still goes zip when it moves and bop when it stops, whirrrrr when it
    stands still
    I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    probably my matchbox cars . the hours i played with those. I kept some for years afterward.



  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 02, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    I loved Linkin' logs! I made many a log cabin with those things. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    These all kept me occupied for hours- Lego, GI Joe, bb guns, model trains, Pong, hot wheels, lighters and matches
  • calibro

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    old school gameboy, my grandfather's chessboard, and nes (duck hunt)
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    plastic animal toys, and a big stuffed teddy bear.
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    My ERECTOR set! (not a joke btw!)
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I always enjoyed the Lionel train. My nephew has it now. But let's not forget GI Joe, Lego blocks and the matchbox cars. Between my brother and I we must have had 100-feet of that yellow track.
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidMy ERECTOR set! (not a joke btw!)

    You said Erector... That's funny HAHAHA icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Legos
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    JW61 said
    TropicalMark saidMy ERECTOR set! (not a joke btw!)

    You said Erector... That's funny HAHAHA icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    You should be glad it wasnt called an "erection" set!icon_wink.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    I did, I had several stuffed toys.... a monkey and a little white mouse. Our poodle at the time chewed on my mouse (still have it), but it was damaged. I never could find a replacement. Damned Pierre... LOL

    I actually still have all my stuffed toys from my childhood, they are in a box in my closet.

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  • bobcatman

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    Jul 02, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    Legos, in fact I still get them, but more higher end model ones. I have the Boeing 787 model made of legos. Use to Heman Masters of the Universe collection, wish I still had them to sell on ebay.
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    Jul 02, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    you would have to be close to my age to remember this, but I was OBSESSED with Major Matt Mason. He was an astronaut made by Mattel, and had all kinds of ultra cool accessories and vehicles. Favorite Xmas gift EVER,

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    Jul 02, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    For fellow Lego lovers...

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    Jul 02, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    Lite-Brite, Shrinky Dinks, and Etch A Sketch. I was a very artistic young child.
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    Jul 02, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    I loved legos but my favorite would have to be a blue pig stuffed animal that my gramma gave me when I was about 6. I still have it sitting on my dresser.
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    Jul 02, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    I had two favorites: a brown stuffed bear cleverly named, Brownie, and a green toy car made of rubber that was my dad's from when he was a kid.