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KayleeUK
02-17-2006, 01:03 PM
What was your favourite toy?

Mine was a push-a-long doggie :teeth: Apparently there was one at the health centre that I use to play with, when we would leave I would cry, so I got one of my own. :goodvibes

How about you?

jen_uk
02-17-2006, 01:11 PM
I had this small chimp that I loved to bits, I remember he had a hard stomach and hard plastic feet and hands. I loved him so much, my dad had to repair him about a hundred times for me. :)

wils
02-17-2006, 01:13 PM
Probably my Fisher Price pull along phone - It was good to talk!

A real sign of the time though - When Molly was last in hospital she played with another little girl and they found a pair of mobile phone/walkie talkies. The first thing they used them to do was to pretend to take photos of each other!

JohnnySharp2
02-17-2006, 01:29 PM
A 'JOHNNY 7' rocket rocket launcher and machine gun - fantastic.

Queenie
02-17-2006, 01:31 PM
Mine would have to be my teddy bear Shaun, he still sleeps in the bed and has to come on holiday with us or I can't sleep. He has now been to WDW twice and to DLP where he got to spend a day in the Studios after we'd checked out. I must have looked so silly walking around the park with a teddy bear's head poking out of my backpack!!

JohnnySharp2
02-17-2006, 01:33 PM
Joshua has a teddy that we take with us on holiday - it is called 'Teddy' (original not) - Queenie why Shaun? :)

florida sun
02-17-2006, 01:44 PM
Space Hopper, Chopper Bike and Girlsworld. :teeth:

mushumadness
02-17-2006, 01:47 PM
my panda bear (still has pride of place on my bed, and chris even says hi to him lol)

and my keepers

and my barbies (my barbies had cuts drawn in red biro with black biro stitches lol)

Miffy2003
02-17-2006, 02:14 PM
Weebles :teeth:

Though to be honest my favourite "toys" (apparently ;) ) were my imaginary friends, Robert & Timothy. I used to make my mum cross the road holding hands with me and one of them, and then I would insist she cross back over again to escort over whichever of the two of them had been left behind :rotfl2:

She claims to have never got over the embarassment :teeth:

Nubbedy
02-17-2006, 02:14 PM
Anna, your poor Barbies suffered like mine did. I used to make plaster of paris plaster casts for their broken legs from a mixture of talc and water!

My fave childhood toy is my teddy bear Charlie, he was given to me when I was born. I say bear, he is either a bear or a mouse. He is so old and battered that none of us can remember what he was originally! Still have him, although he now lives in DS's room and not mine. :)

Minniespal
02-17-2006, 03:10 PM
I loved my Tiny Tears doll and Operation game :confused3

Englands Disney Gang
02-17-2006, 03:53 PM
Tiny Tears was my favourite when I was young then I progressed to Girls World!!....I was bought quite a few as I kept making them up to look like an evil Coco the Clown (not on purpose!!). I remember one night my brother who was 19 at the time (hes 11 years older than me) came in from a night club. My parents had left one lamp on for him but my 'beautifully made up' Girls World head was on the table......he got the shock of his life and was hysterical waking the whole household up and mum had to comfort him....I have never ever let him forget it and still take great joy retelling the story to his 3 kids in front of him!! :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

AlanUK
02-17-2006, 05:13 PM
One of my computers I guess but it would be a close call between my spectrum and my commodore 64 :surfweb:

Ware Bears
02-17-2006, 05:40 PM
Karen, I am in stitches over your poor mum crossing the road to collect your left behind friend!!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

My fave toys were my Britains farm animals, I spent many happy hours making bridles for the horses out of elastic bands! :rotfl2:

mandymouse
02-18-2006, 01:42 AM
I had a Tiny Tears doll too, but I also remember that I had a Tippy Tumbles doll which was really popular in the 60's, here's a link to one

http://museums.leics.gov.uk/collections-on-line/GetObjectAction.do?objectKey=270296

She looks rather spooky to me now

Mandy

mrs-mac
02-18-2006, 02:58 AM
Joshua has a teddy that we take with us on holiday - it is called 'Teddy' (original not) - Queenie why Shaun? :)

My youngest DS has a Ty Beenie Buddie, its a ginger cat and he calls her Mummy Amber. She's been to DLP & WDW but we have a lot of trouble when he has to put her through the detector machine at the airport, he gets very upset :sad:

disneyangel
02-18-2006, 03:20 AM
My fave childhood toy is my teddy bear Charlie, he was given to me when I was born. I say bear, he is either a bear or a mouse. He is so old and battered that none of us can remember what he was originally! Still have him, although he now lives in DS's room and not mine. :)

I have a rabbit/mouse (similar story - I always thought she was a rabbit but she really looks more lie a mouse)that I was given for my first birthday called Claire which I still have. Her head is hanging by a thread and there is stuffing coming out her feet but I couldn't part with her.

One present I remember really craving was a set of dolls bunk beds like the ones my brother and I shared which I got when i was about 6. They were gorgeous all girly pink gingham and with little pillows and everything.A week after getting them my brother (3) was playing in the room and heard the ice-cream van as he couldn't reach to see the window he tried to stand on the top bunk and put his foot through them :eek: .I've never forgiven him !! ;)

My brothers fave was his six million dollar man action man type doll and Mr Frosty who was never as good as the hype !)

carolfoy
02-18-2006, 03:40 AM
Weebles!! I had the playground, school and lots of other bits.
Callum had a gromit when he was born and it went every where withus, it got left in the Novotel at Heathrow once and after hours spent chasing it around Heathrow on the phone it came back to us a few days later in a box full of digestive biscuits and little milks with a note saying 'just in case he gets hungry on the journey'. The Novotel is still my favourite hotel there because of this.

mrs-mac
02-18-2006, 03:53 AM
Weebles!! I had the playground, school and lots of other bits.
Callum had a gromit when he was born and it went every where withus, it got left in the Novotel at Heathrow once and after hours spent chasing it around Heathrow on the phone it came back to us a few days later in a box full of digestive biscuits and little milks with a note saying 'just in case he gets hungry on the journey'. The Novotel is still my favourite hotel there because of this.

Oh that is soooooo cute!!! My eldest DS had a Gromit too, he was also well loved :love:

floridalol
02-18-2006, 04:15 AM
I still remember waiting excitedly to open my presents on Xmas Day 1966 and discovering that my dreams of having an Action Man came true. In those days it was Action Soldier, Action Sailor and Action Pilot. I had the soldier and the pilot along with some seperate packs containing other uniforms and equipment. I had longed for these toys to come out as I had seen the adverts for G.I. Joe in the american DC and Marvel comics for a couple of years and when Palitoy announced their version of it the countdown began to Xmas! Figures and equipment packs still boxed from that era fetch extraordinary prices today, I wish I still had them!

Laurafoster
02-18-2006, 04:32 AM
My favorite toy was my carebear - which are now back in the shops again lol!

urglewurgle
02-18-2006, 05:40 AM
my teddy ruxpin (http://www.bigredtoybox.com/articles/ruxpin.jpg)! and i still have him! and a panda teddy called boo-boo... he has his arm in a sling and tears in his eyes... i've had a lot of operations on my right hand since i was born (due to skin cancer) and my aunty bought me boo-boowhen i was having my first op... now if any of my family or friends are in hospital boo-boo goes too to keep them company!
he's getting a bit straggly now.. his stuffing's coming out of his head... and the colouring is rubbing off his eyes where i've tried to wipe his tears off!

natalielongstaff
02-18-2006, 06:23 AM
i had a womble :hug: i used to suck my thumb and stroke him at the same time and one day my mum threw him out with the rubbish :eek: i was sooo upset and to this day if i need to diffuse a tense argument with her i bring up the fact about my womble and we always end up laughing

wideeyes
02-18-2006, 07:07 AM
My favorite toy was my carebear - which are now back in the shops again lol!

I still have mine, My daughter now "looks after it for me". She also has some new ones of her own Including an anoying singing one!
She also has tons of my little ponys which were another favourite of mine, sadly mine got adopted by our pet dog :confused3 .

I wonder what will be the next to come back. My little Keepers? Rainbow brite?

Queenie
02-18-2006, 07:25 AM
I guess Shaun is an unusual name for a bear! I called him that because when I hit the age for naming things, my sister was going out with a guy called Shaun (she was 15yrs older than me.)

disneyholic family
02-18-2006, 04:04 PM
it was this simple little inexpensive toy.......it was a small hill under a plastic cover on top of a piece of cardboard....there was a little metal ball that you had to get to the top of the hill (holding onto the cardboard and moving it so that the ball would climb up the hill)....it was all labeled as if it was space...

it was a simple thing made in a sheltered workshop that my father ran while he was getting his Ph.D (it was his job, while he worked on his PhD at the same time)......it was my 3rd birthday and i was visiting the workshop (as i often did - the people working there enjoyed having me around for some reason)...... a man in the sheltered workshop gave it to me as a present for my birthday and i cherished it for years and years.....

then many years later, when i was in graduate school, my mother gave it away to a boy who was visiting my parents house with his parents......(cousins of mine i think)...
when she told me she'd given it to him to play with i didn't mind....when she told me that she'd told him he could keep it, i was devastated.....i couldn't believe she would do that.....the most dear toy i had ever had and even now, 47 years after i first received it, it still brings a special feeling to me...and makes me sad to think that it was probably chucked into the trash the same day.....mothers are sometimes none too bright.....

AnitaCB
02-19-2006, 11:11 AM
My favorite toy was my carebear - which are now back in the shops again lol!

My 7 year old DD collects those now!! My friend kept her daughters original bears and a duvet set which she kindly gave to us. Emily was over the moon!

My favourite was a 'Penny Puppy Walker'. No one seems to remember it but it was a doll which could walk (I don't remember the puppy) and I think you held it with a piece of rope or plastic. I can't remember what happened to it. :confused3

I've still got my first teddy given to me when I was a baby although he's quite tatty now (even though I've given him a new ribbon - sad eh?). He lives at the side of my bed with my special Pink Panther which was my dads' before he died and which I cuddle every now and then to get the special smell on it to remind me of my dad.

vicky1bfc
02-19-2006, 11:39 AM
I think mine must have been my carebear,i had the one with a sunshine on it's tummy. :blush: