Lighthearted thread: What was your favorite childhood toy?

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  1. Bobby Hamilton

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    I still have this, and my son plays with it. I loved those Super Powers toys! I still have most of the figures, vehicles...everything. In pretty good shape too.
     
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    I still have my teddy bear......he is over 50 years old, wears an outfit (pretty worn) knitted by my nanna (RIP). He has had eyes restitched, an arm reattached, pads remade. He is stuffed with straw and has been washed once. He also had a growler that died decades ago.
     
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    Any stick. It could become, with a little imagination, a gun or sword or club or bat.

    Also came in handy in a fight with a neighborhood kid.;)
     
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    yeah...it was hard to beat a stick
     
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    There were 8 of us about the same age prowling the neighborhood. One of the boy's father worked at Remington Arms and another's work at Union Fork and Hoe. The Remington dad got a handful of rejected rifle stocks and the other dad brought home a handful of rake handles. The two dads built us some nice walnut/ash rifles! All eight of us got one to play with. The only time we didn't run around playing Army was when Jeff Maxon's big brother David got killed in Vietnam. We didn't play Army for most of that summer.:tear:
     
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    Tinker Toys! Woo-Hoo!! I'd play with them right now if I had some. :thumbs:


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    A Superman suit one year. A Zorro suit another year. A unicycle another year.
    We would get one main present from mom and dad. Those were my favorites.
     
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    One year I got a play blender and toaster that really made noise and "worked." I've been cooking ever since.

    We never had tinker toys, so we played with those at a friend's house every chance we could.

    A friend of ours worked for a telephone company. He gave me a real phone that had been replaced with a newer one. I played with that thing a lot. Back then, we didn't have cell phones or even cordless phones (at least our family didn't) so talking on a play phone was really cool.
     
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    We didn't have a lot of toys so at any given age it was probably the toy I got that year for Christmas. I can remember going to boy cousin's homes and playing with Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys and train sets and at the neighbor's house playing with her big Barbie collection (she actually had a Barbie dream house!!!). Of MY toys, however, I think my all time favorite was my doll house and my Chatty Cathy.
     
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    My mom and grandma always used to tell me about how my favorite doll was Tippy Tumbles. I LOVED that doll!! It had a cord and you could make it do flips and stuff with the remote attached to the cord.

    When my first daughter was born, my mom and grandma started calling her Tippy Tumbles - my new favorite toy. :) Her nickname for years was Tippy. When we bought our first boat - a sailboat - we named it Tippy and Lauren lost the nickname. We sold that boat 9 years ago and from what we heard, it still has the same name!
     
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    Our sailboat was named Breaking Wind by its previous owner. Never got around to changing it. :laugh:
     
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    We would have been jealous!:thumbsup:
     
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    I would TOTALLY change it!! ROTFL!!

    Our boat now was Latitude Adjustment when it was with Sunsail but we renamed it to Set Free. :)
     
  14. Arbo

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    *sigh* I know. That's what Wifey said.:laugh: I just never got around to it.:laugh:
     
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    But I'm sure you will putter around the boat forever. ;)

    We have documented our boat so we had to make sure we got the new name on fast when we bought it. I still want to have the name in larger letters across the stern hull but for now, it's just on the stern. Although now that we're getting all new canvas this year - and by doing so, changing the boat so we've had to repaint the boot stripe and redo the taped stripes, just maybe we can do that name!! Hmm......
     
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    No more puttering...we sold Breaking Wind a few years ago, however, a few weeks ago Wifey told me that she thought I should buy another boat. Out of the blue.

    I have the perfect wife.:love2::)

    My next (?) boat will probably have a Swedish name. Had one years ago named simply Den Bat (modified 'a', don't know how to set my keyboard to foreign script), which is simply "The Boat". Maybe name it after a fish...or Erik the Red.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Cool!! What are you looking for? Ours is a Catalina 42 MkII - tricabin layout. LOVE that girl - most of the time. LOL But I'm excited for the new canvas this year. Last year we sat in Woods Hole, MA in torrential downpours and couldn't sit outside because the canvas was like a collander. LOL It leaked BADLY. This year should be SO much better!

    Have fun boat shopping!
     
  18. Arbo

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    Thanks. :D

    I've not totally decided what to do yet. I do think if I get another, this one's going to be a trailer boat. No marina fees and such to mess around with. A trailer boat would have the flexibility of allowing us to roam a bit (we were confined to Lake Winnebago, WI previously). We're near to Door County (the thumb of Wisconsin that juts out into L. Mich.), and that area has held a lot of interest for us. It's become our Saturday day trip dating place.

    We have a five month old golden retriever pup who's a handful right now. Though at this point I think she'd be fine, it's another consideration.
     
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    When I was a boy I loved model airplanes and ships, especially WWII era. Christmas was easy for me, I always got a couple of models to build.
     
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    I grew up in the 80's and played alot with He-Man, matchbox cars, and GI Joes. I remember one year at Easter, knowing that I would get some gifts, I prayed that my parents would buy me a GI Joe Aircraft Carrier. This would have been a big gift, probably something more than I would even expect at Christmas. Easter came and went, and of course I never got the Aircraft Carrier, and was heartbroken. Its silly now, but that was one my early times in life really praying hard for something. Just looked one up on Ebay, I'm pretty sure it was the same thing, and an original one still in the box is listed for $6,500. :tear:
     

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