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santahat OK...Put On Those Thinking Cap's

What toy's did you have growing up? Try and remember ,but also do a Google search by typing in "toys of the (whatever era you were born in ) as there are site's out there showing vintage toy's. Some you'll see and think "Hey I had one of those"

Here is what I had as a child of the 60's(what I can recall any how)

Operation
Pogo Stick
Barbie/Ken
Lincoln Logs
Pot Holder Loom
Silly Putty
Thumblina
Crissy(Her hair grew)
Chatty Cathy
Lite Brite
Magic 8 Ball
Etch A Sketch
Toy Dishes
Hands Down
Twister
Girl's Easy Curl
Play Doh
Life
Pop O matic
Spinning Sparkle Litho Toy
Record Player
View Master
Slider Puzzles
Pick Up Sticks
Hot Potato
Tinker Toys
Wolly Willy Magnetic Drawing Toy
Monopoly
Sno Cone Machine
Toss Across
Mystery Date
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a figure from rainbow bride
matchbox cars
regular wooden blocks to build things
playmobile
some lego
duplo (lego for little ones)
children´s kitchen
children´s shop
game boy including games like kirby´s dreamland, i think the ninja turtles, spiderman, robin hood, nba basketball all star challenge
super nintendo including games like NBA 96, NHL 95, Super Mario Allstars, Super Mario Kart, Indiana Jones....both Super Nintendo and the Game Boy were never presents from my parents...but self bought things I had to save up for a long time...since my mom didn´t really have the money to buy...so I had to save for some time...was very proud when I had it.
tip kick - it´s some type of table soocer....but different than the one everybody knows....it´s always been very popular in Germany,here´s a link so you can see it
http://einblicke.medienzentrum.at/bl...05/tipkick.jpg
a basketball
a fußball
rollerskates, the one on which You could change the size...and later those rollerskate boots
a Pobbles http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...10/popples.jpg

i think that´s about it

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OH My!!!! You are really making me think here!

I was big into barbies when I was little so in terms of barbies I had:
The big doll house, swimming pool, corvette, numerious dolls, pets and accessories.
Atari system
lite brite
holly hoby oven
games: monopoly, clue, operation,
Legos
Tinker Toys
Play Doh
Roller skates
Snoopy Snowcone maker
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ummm, I got a doll every year but the only one that had a name was Barbie.
Also got Barbie's cardboard house.
Highchair for my dolls
Tea set
prentend make up set.
My brother got alot of Lone Ranger stuff.
Lionel Train (which he never left me play with)
Hoola Hoop
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I had a lot of those things - Still have my Crissy doll in a closet somewhere.
Also had a ballerina doll who spun on her toes when you popped up her crown
Mouse trap
Life
Colorforms
Raggedy Ann
Pop O Matic Trouble game
Parcheesi
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Under my tree there was:
Rock'em Sock'em Robots
Etch a Sketch
Lemon Twist (the skipping toy around your ankle)
Clackers (I think I still have lumps from this 'toy')
Stretch Armstrong
Kerplunk
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How many people had broken wrists with those clackers??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mind you, the sense of achievement when you actually got it to work!

I had one of those things around my ankle too - couldn't for the life of me tell you what it was called - thanks!!!

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Masterpiece (ditto)
Slinky
Battling Tops
Tip-it
Pretty much every single one Terri (Ms Speedy Elf) mentioned earlier apart from the dolls and dishes - was never a doll or "let's play house" kind of girl (funny, still not!!!!)
Oh - I was given an easy-bake oven at one point but ate the mixes before I made them. Kind of put me off...!!
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How many people had broken wrists with those clackers??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mind you, the sense of achievement when you actually got it to work!

I had one of those things around my ankle too - couldn't for the life of me tell you what it was called - thanks!!!

The Inventors (board game)
Masterpiece (ditto)
Slinky
Battling Tops
Tip-it
Pretty much every single one Terri (Ms Speedy Elf) mentioned earlier apart from the dolls and dishes - was never a doll or "let's play house" kind of girl (funny, still not!!!!)
Oh - I was given an easy-bake oven at one point but ate the mixes before I made them. Kind of put me off...!!
I posted not long ago that I still have a little cabinet that my dad and grandpa made for me .It's still in good shape .Looks almost new in fact. Yet its about 40 something year's old.It has 2 cabinets up top , a counter and 2 cabinet's below.
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Originally Posted by pkcrafty View Post
I had a lot of those things - Still have my Crissy doll in a closet somewhere.
Also had a ballerina doll who spun on her toes when you popped up her crown
Mouse trap
Life
Colorforms
Raggedy Ann
Pop O Matic Trouble game
Parcheesi
yeah thats one I forgot...the ballerina doll .Her name was Dancerina
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Originally Posted by HouseElf View Post
Under my tree there was:
Rock'em Sock'em Robots
Etch a Sketch
Lemon Twist (the skipping toy around your ankle)
Clackers (I think I still have lumps from this 'toy')
Stretch Armstrong
Kerplunk

Those clackers were supposedly banned because so many shattered.
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