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M48ortal  (Level: 248.4 - Posts: 3735)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 9:51 AM


Is there a toy you once thought you had to have, but never got? Does it ever cross your mind?

My toy was a Navy Corsair airplane, about 7 inches wingspan. Die-cast metal, with folding wings so it could be stored on an aircraft carrier. (I didn't want the carrier.) I saw it in a 5 &10 (Ben Franklin's, I think) when I was about 5 or 6. It cost $.79, but there was no money to spare. Whenever I see Ralphie and his BB gun mania, I think of that plane.

Alternatively, was there some toy you got and it turned out to be a big disappointment?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:12 AM

I wanted Trixie and Dixie stuffed toys sooooo badly when I was young - I loved those cartoons. But of course that was way before everything on TV and in the movies was commercialized, and they didn't even exist. Never have.

Also, back in the day, I wanted an Enterprise from STTOS. We couldn't afford it - or waste money on something like that - back then.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:14 AM

I always wanted a Red Ryder carbine-action two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time.

Lodi  (Level: 96.1 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:31 AM

I wanted Marvel the Mustang soooooooo badly.

That still looks fun.

Lowiq  (Level: 201.4 - Posts: 1938)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:34 AM

Gary, I think there is one on Ebay!
My brother and I would always ransack my parent's bedroom until we found out where the gifts were hid (unwrapped of course!). I got a chemistry set when I was ten which I thought was pretty cool. (Not sure what my parents were thinking though) It was the first time i ever knew there was such a thing as potassium permanganate. Been "experimenting" ever since.

Aquamar  (Level: 177.1 - Posts: 905)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 2:44 PM

There were two things that I remember always wanting but my parents weren't able to afford. A three story doll house with lights and furniture in every room including a family of course. I also wanted a very large train set with lots of track and tunnels. My brothers got trains and race car sets so when they weren't home I would play with them.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 2:50 PM

Lodi, I wanted a Marvel the Mustang too. It was advertised in a magazine I think called "Children's Activities" in the 1940s. It was a marvel my folks had money to subscribe to the magazine, let alone buy me that toy.

I also wanted a shiny new bicycle, but I had to be content to riding my brother's old bicycle. (He taught me to ride it by putting me on the bike at the top of the hill and giving it a shove and yelling RIDE - which I did until I hit a patch of thick sand near the bottom. Never quite trusted him after that.)

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 3:48 PM

Funny - that's how my son taught me to snow ski.....

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 6:59 PM

I wanted a baby brother so bad every Christmas, birthday and Easter. I got everything else I wanted but not a real baby brother. My mom crocheted(sp?) one for me but he wasn't very playful.

Headylamar  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 740)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 8:03 PM


I got a real baby brother for my first birthday. Be careful what you ask for.....

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 5441)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 8:48 PM

I always wanted the game Mystery Date. My cousin got one but I never did...I also wanted a horse like Trigger. never got that either...

Amyt  (Level: 132.6 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:17 PM

I always wanted the games Mouse Trap and Operation.

Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 10:28 PM

I always wanted a rocking horse. We couldn't afford it, either. But my husband got me a real horse one year for my birthday. He was smarter than I could ever dream of being. He was abused by his first owner and went through two more before I got him. His name was Stoney. I lost him 3 or four years ago this winter. We woke up one Sunday morning and he was just lying in the pasture dead. Broke my heart. But at least I knew him. My husband was a sweetheart to get him for me. He's always a sweetheart, though. Sorry about the rambling...

Kaufman  (Level: 254.2 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 30th Dec '09 11:33 PM

I'm posting from an alternate universe where Slcko got his gift.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Thu, 31st Dec '09 7:36 PM

I never got my baby brother and don't have to worry about that wish, as both my mom and dad would be in their late eighties by now. They both passed on in 1990.
I ended up with better than a baby brother. I have 2 sons, a grand son, and a grand daughter now. When I used to bug my mom for a baby brother, she told me I'll just have to wait and have my own. LOL It was very much worth the wait!

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 31st Dec '09 8:19 PM

I don't remember all the details but my mother once told me that when I was about 6 years old we went to a Toledo Times party. My dad was circulation manager for the now defunct morning edition. My mom told me that I had said to her before I sat on Santas lap that I was going to ask for a two-wheeler bike but when I got up there Santa's leg was wet, he was skinny as a rail and had terrible breath. I guess I started crying and jumped down off his leg and ran to my mother. She told me she felt so bad that she talked my dad into getting the bike. I could not ride it in the spring because I couldn't reach the pedals until about July. 6 years later I was still riding it.

Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Fri, 1st Jan '10 11:36 AM

I always wanted the Fisher Price parking garage (is it bad that I am pretty sure I still do???) Fortunately, our next door neighbor had it and I think I played with it until I was a young teenager! I also really had an obsession with a friend's Shirley Temple Doll and I think the doll really creeped my mother out. She refused to get it for me. A very wise woman LOL!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Fri, 1st Jan '10 1:30 PM

I think I asked for about five years in a row for a power wheel. Never got one.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 1st Jan '10 3:07 PM

I have quite a few Johnny West items in my attic. Am I rich?
I got most everything I wanted for xmas as a kid. Only child thing.

Bbear  (Level: 160.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 1st Jan '10 7:35 PM

Vicky - I get Mystery Date but ALWAYS got stuck with Poindexter when I really wanted the one that looked like James Dean.


Sargon  (Level: 111.2 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 2nd Jan '10 5:59 AM

I got a BB gun but it was a pump action instead of a lever cock. It was extremely difficult to pull back on. I stilled enjoyed it.

Got in trouble for setting up army men in the yard and sniping them from an upstairs window.

Did know a fellow in junior high that lost an eye by being shot with a bb gun. So I guess it is not an old wives tale.

M48ortal  (Level: 248.4 - Posts: 3735)
Sat, 2nd Jan '10 11:05 AM

My cousin used to sharpen the wooden end of kitchen matches, then slide them head-first into his bb-gun barrel. Then he would shoot for our legs. The bb would hit the white head of the match, igniting it, and if he got lucky, the match would stick into our pants like a flaming arrow.

My wife wonders why I don't send him a Christmas card.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 2nd Jan '10 12:10 PM

Ha - he's probably deep cover in special forces somewhere!

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 2nd Jan '10 2:24 PM

Or sitting behind you on the plane.

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