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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still keep the teddy bear I've had since I was a toddler. I don't sleep with my bear, but it has a special meaning to me.

I'm very glad that my Super Nintendo still works. Once in a while I go back to play Super Mario, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat. Sometimes the cartridges don't work right away, but you just tap them a bit and they work. I'm very glad that video game stores sell used old school video games. It's funny how almost 18 years ago those video games cost 50-80 bucks, and now I can get them for 5 bucks or less.

I wish I never got rid of my legos. Although now that I have a niece, I look very forward to play legos with her.

So which ones are yours?


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had two great toys as a kid and despite all the things my parents kept all these years, for some reason, these two toys were not among them.

Thimble City and Showboat.

Thimble City was this tiny town with movable cars and people. Each car and person had a magnet beneath it and the 'city' was on a four-footed platform. Magnetic wands were meant to be maneuvered along the underside of the platform to move the cars and people around their city. I LOVED Thimble City. Loved it.

Showboat was a stunning plastic old river paddle boat with one open side. The open side showed the 'stage', which was the entire body of the boat. It had a script book with different plays, small character figurines and different cardboard backgrounds to slide into a slot in the back of the stage. My sister and I put on a lot of plays for our parents when we were young.

If they make things like that today, they probably cost a fortune. I wish we still had those toys. It would be nice to look at them again and see if they're as I remember them.

Cool topic, Jingles. :)

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EDIT - Fab. I found Showboat on ebay. Odd... it looks exactly the same as I remember, only smaller. :-/

http://cgi.ebay.com/boxed-1962-Remco-Showboat-stage-show-wizard-of-oz_W0QQitemZ190155115262QQihZ009QQcategoryZ727QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i had a stuffed bunny named 'foof' :p and a lil toy bus i loved playing with ( dont know why)


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahhh... It's got to be the Barbies! As a matter of fact, I bought this one last week!: http://www.pdsoriginals.com/images_barbie/15646.jpg

What? It's an investment! (I hope...) ;)


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My pink toy cat. =D

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've still got my teddy bear (whom I very creatively named Tan Bear when I was able to talk) (yes, he's tan!) but I wish I still had all my Matchbox / Hot Wheels cars. I would play with them in the driveway and yard, and lost several along the way. When I was going through my monster truck phase, I would place the cars in the tracks of my dad's car, so that whenever he'd come home from work, he'd crush my cars, giving them that authentic "crushed by Big Foot" look.

Also, I used to have pretty expensive scale (1/24) model cars that were heavy and metal. I bet they don't make them anymore -- too much of a risk. Anyway, I'd play with them a lot and damage them considerably -- doors missing, tires broken, etc.

One toy that I think was taken away from me (with good reason) was my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza shooter, which I had in my possession for about 15 minutes before it was taken from me. I chased my cats and sister around with that and shot little plastic pizzas at them. Parents weren't too happy about that...

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still have my Apple II computer and all the software I compiled during those years. Yeah, the wife bitched about living in the 80's blah blah blah, but when I sold ONE floppy diskette named "Akalabeth" for $600, she realized I had something worth keeping all these years.

A Hitchhiker's guide with the Red "Don't Panic" button can get anywhere from $50-$80 bucks.

Other things I'm glad I hung unto:
Kenner Star Wars toys
Mego Star Trek 8" toys
2-XL
My Prince Graphite Pro tennis racquet
Albums & 45s


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Argh, my Legos!!! Squeeee. Me mum threw them out so I KILLED HER MOTHER.

A fair trade, I think.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm still kicking myself over this,
but I used to have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle blimp. I also had their house (which was pretty big when fully built) and a bunch of other stuff.... I still have the Turtle van.

Those were the days....


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome. Aklabeth. Richard Garriott ftw.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never throw anything out. My SNES is still in tip top condition.

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iGSM wrote:

Awesome. Aklabeth. Richard Garriott ftw.


Yep, his first work. Didn't realize the demand for this thing.

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Noddy teddy.


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s261/_VinceNoir_/cat.jpg

^ Those 3 mainly. However, I'm a bit of a hoarder and a lot of my childhood stuff is kept in the roof in cardboard boxes. Including a life-sized barbie. Christ.

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still have 3 of my barbies back home :D.

My fav one got decapitated thanks t my sister -.-'


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still have all-my barbies(I will never forget how sick was playing with those barbies, my and my best friend Petra, we were really crazy :), teddy bears, cars...When I was little (for about 4 years old) I wanted to have toys of all Disney charecters, my parents bought my few of it, but they couldn't buy that much... So I asked my brother to draw some of the charecters on the paper and then I had cut them out with the scissors....hahahahahahahaha....I was actually playing with those papers XDDDDD when my parents saw that they were touched, they told all of their friends how creative I am..hahahahahaha...of course I still have my nintendo 64...my first game was mario 64-I remember that I watched my older brother playing it and I cried on that part when you need to bring baby penguin to her mom, but there was one fake baby so I was sad because that one does not have mom-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! (A W E S O M E game), I was 6 when we bought it, I even finished Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time-amazing....great memories :D (I have all locked in my pirate chest:)


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF66FF><b>Marial-B wrote:

I still have 3 of my barbies back home :D.



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I still have all-my barbies(I will never forget how sick was playing with those barbies, my and my best friend Petra, we were really crazy :)


This calls for setting up a Barbie Appreciation Society! three members already. Any other amateurs? ;P


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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh my, stop this Barbie talk, I'm starting to wish I hadn't chucked all mine away... and I fell an urge to but one.

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Posted: 26 Sep 07, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=007788>?Freya? wrote:

I fell an urge to but one.


You feel the urge to BUTT fuck one? XDDDDD