My favourite Childhood Toy

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29/09/2011 at 12:30

I didn't like dolls, and generally I prefered toys that DID something, like Lego, but I never had any

I would have LOVED a train set, or Scalextric (sp?).

I did have a couple of teddy bears that I loved, one in particular.  My mum knitted it for me, and at first I didn't like it because it didn't look like a proper teddy bear, but after a while I grew to love it.

Because it (OK, he!) was stuffed with kapok, he went all soft and floppy after a while (no sniggering at the back there!!), but I still loved him

29/09/2011 at 12:51

I would've shared my lego with you Wilke - that was one toy we did have as my mother thought it was educational.

I did have educational toys like scrabble. But not toys that you could really play with.

29/09/2011 at 13:13

Thank you Mouse

I did get to play with my friend Fiona's lego sometimes, but only when she felt like it - which was not often.

I don't know what my mother's objection to lego was - maybe she thought it was expensive.

29/09/2011 at 13:17
It's funny how some of your friends or relatives are more popular when you're growing up because of the access they give you to fun things.  Cousin Paul = shit loads of Lego.  Cousin Simon = proper snooker table. 
29/09/2011 at 13:18
gingerfurball wrote (see)
My favourites were Etch a Sketch (and books, lots of books!) I was a nerd!

My brother got me one for Christmas just gone, as a laugh, and I'd got him one for a laugh too. We opened them at the same time at my mum's on Boxing Day
29/09/2011 at 13:36

I did have a Spirograph, which I liked a lot.  You could make cool pictures - I might see if you can still get them

29/09/2011 at 14:09
I had a spirograph. Liked it, but always got almost to the end of an intricate design then the pen moved and messed it up!
29/09/2011 at 14:35
i loved spirograph too, lego and i think my scalextrix track...just making them zoom off track and make the dog jump

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