Caslon, the really, really old, needs help from the much, much younger on here...

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    Nov 20, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    The toy drive at work is asking for toys for Pre-teens and teens. I guess they get enough for little kids. I have no idea what teens would want these days. Any suggestions from those not far removed from such ages or who still have siblings around those ages.
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    I believe that is one of the laws of the universe. It is not possible for anyone over 18 to procure a satisfactory gift for a teen. The best you can hope for is minor rolling of the eyes.
  • Fable

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    Nov 20, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    teens don't play with toys?
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    Something their parents won't buy them, obviously.

    Get them something noisy or messy.

    Here, buy one of these, reasonably priced, guaranteed to please....

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    Or how about the dreaded glockenspiel their parents were always afraid to buy. Who knows, you might inspire a previously unknown musical prodigy...
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    Oddly, all you have to do is buy a few of these and then your brother and sister in law stop complaining entirely about how you never buy their kids any gifts.
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    haha. I used to buy castanets and drums and whistles and stuff for my brother's kids. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    NERF BLASTERS
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidhaha. I used to buy castanets and drums and whistles and stuff for my brother's kids. icon_twisted.gif


    Ya. I did this shit all the time. Actually I started with educational crap but I didn't care for those eyes rolls you mentioned.

    Here's one the parents are just gonna love. It's a fucking volcano...

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    or get them a smelly chemistry lab. That's always good fun.

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    Nov 21, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    Yeah, they seem to go for air-rockets and stuff.

    Lots of stuff like that at american science and surplus. Except I always end up buying just as much stuff for myself. www.sciplus.com
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    No "weapons" are allowed in the donations.
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said Jesus......what teens? Pre? I'm guessing lube....I always wanted lube.

    Get 'em lube....the economy 32oz size.

    I've seen your pictures. I'm guessing you got an easy-bake oven.
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Neight saidNERF BLASTERS
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    WRF is a nerf blaster?
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    I remember little plastic air rockets. I think we used to fill them with water. Holy shit. Haven't thought of those in a very long time. Wow, that was like a brain cell bursting open.

    What I loved though were the Estes rockets.

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    Nov 21, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    I would never buy toy gun weapons but I don't consider a super soaker that. Let's be reasonable.

    A water gun is a weapon? Geeez. Just buy the little tike a fuckin' garden hose and everyone will be happy.

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    Nov 21, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    I'm seeing a distinct paucity of responses from the very young on here.
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Electronics.

    That's what tweens and teens want today. If it doesn't need to be plugged in and charged, it is not worth having.
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    What about the twilight movies? Are there movies or books like that that kids like? Maybe I should stick to books in case they dont have DVD player.
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    iPhones and iPads welcome to 2013
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    A PS3 or a 360

    That whole......toys things died in like 1994

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  • toybrian

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Caslon, best to stay with shirts and games for their age. Working for a toystore the teens want Wii-U and things like that and also cell phones and I-Pods. If you want to play it safe then go to the malls where the kids trees for things are and you will be amazed at what they ask for and I mean AMAZED...They do not ask for cheap things either..I have done it a few times and from what they ask for now I am not doing it anymore....
  • calibro

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    video games
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    I'm beginning to regret asking. Smiley
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    ok, from a man with a teen... cheap memory sticks, earbuds, coffee cards. iTunes cards,
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidok, from a man with a teen... cheap memory sticks, earbuds, coffee cards. iTunes cards,
    What are coffee cards?

    And I'm wondering if the kids are this poor, would they have any electronics to use earbuds with?
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    hairyandym saidok, from a man with a teen... cheap memory sticks, earbuds, coffee cards. iTunes cards,
    What are coffee cards?

    And I'm wondering if the kids are this poor, would they have any electronics to use earbuds with?

    oh yeah, right! memory sticks, like they have computersicon_cry.gif
    pre paid for coffee card, some coffee chain. Starbucks is likely too expensive, and awful!
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    iTunes gift card