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Old 12-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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What was your favorite Christmas present as a child ? Mine was a super duper Winky Dink Kit . I am betting that Rewahoo's was a red rider bbgun !
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I am betting that Rewahoo's was a red rider bbgun !
Nope. You could shoot your eye out!

My favorite was a Lionel train set.
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I got a pony named Heyward when I was 8!! Best gift ever!
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An electric football game. I don't know how many hours of use I got out of that with my neighborhood buddies. Got it in the early 60's. Still have it believe it or not. Boxed up and stored away.

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My lab gave me an early Christmas present a few minuted ago. Just got home from a dinner/xmas party and let him in the backyard for a potty break. Pitch dark back there so couldn't see what he was up to but after about 10 minutes I clapped my hands for him to come in. He runs in with a dead bird in his mouth. Drops it on the kitchen floor all proud. I hope the heck he didn't eat a baby one or something as he will be giving that one to me later tonight. This one was a fully grown one I'm sure already dead.
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A Tyco slot car race set.
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Lincoln logs and an erector set. Actually got coal one Christmas, was not good.
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Nope. You could shoot your eye out!

My favorite was a Lionel train set.
We had a Lionel train set under our tree and at Christmas we would put tinsel on the track to watch it spark .
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An electric football game..
My brother had one !
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Lincoln logs and an erector set. Actually got coal one Christmas, was not good.
Erector sets are making a come back I bought one for a grandson this year.
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I got a pony named Heyward when I was 8!! Best gift ever!
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An electric football game. I don't know how many hours of use I got out of that with my neighborhood buddies. Got it in the early 60's. Still have it believe it or not. Boxed up and stored away
+1 !!!!!

I remember finding it before Christmas when I was 11 (we always tried to find where our parents would hide the toys) but not letting on. Over the years I ended up getting several teams and painting them with my own team colors. My younger brother and I played with until we went away to college. After that we don't know what happened to it.

A few years ago I found one on sale and gave it to my brothers kids (2 boys) for Christmas, they love it. Though they no longer play with it as much, my brother says they are taking much better care of it than we did.
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got the Lincoln logs. Wanted the erector set and a chemistry set, but was told those were for boys [but that was a dodge; the real reason was they are expensive, and make a mess].

Favorite gift was probably my riding horse on springs, when I was 4, and various "making stuff" sets which my parents deemed suitable for female children.

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Not sure, but I'll guess it was a Scalextric slot car racing set. I just Googled and to my surprise the company (or brand) still exists evidently.

I did spend a lot of time as a kid playing with Lincoln Logs, an Erector Set and American Bricks. And hours and hours playing with a wooden train set when I was very young. Not sure if they were Christmas presents or not.

Few outside the ER generation would remember these toys.

That really takes me back. Seems like a lifetime ago.

Gives me an idea for another (I hope) fun thread that will really test your 'way back' machine. Up momentarily...
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Erector set, hands down. I even collected old ones for a while as a young adult, scouting out Goodwill and Salvation Army stores.

Sadly, I've been unable to interest my grandson at all. Oh well, different strokes.........
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Lionel trains, erector set, and a box of military patches/medals that I used to collect.

Have fond memories of visiting Polk Hooby Shop in NYC around Christmas time to see their extensive train layout.
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got the Lincoln logs. Wanted the erector set and a chemistry set, but was told those were for boys [but that was a dodge; the real reason was they are expensive, and make a mess].
I also wanted a Chemistry set but my Mom said they were for boys and she meant it because my brother got one.
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