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chickencookie October 21st, 2014 11:41pm

When you were a child, is there one specific toy that stands out as your favorite?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/23/14 10:13 am

A doll who's hair grew. I think her name was Chrissy, I had many barbie dolls, but I ruined them by ripping their head off (I wanted to see if I could reconnect it-i was a weird kid) I'd wash thei hair (bad idea) Easy Bake Oven, Etch a Sketch, Sli

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/23/14 10:13 am

Slinky. various stuffed animals

jrrob CT
10/22/14 2:04 pm

Yes, I still use it everyday.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/22/14 2:02 pm

My favorites were Barbi dolls and Matchbox cars. Oddly, I didn't like any other types of dolls.

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chickencookie It really is
10/23/14 4:41 pm

A boy toy and a girl toy. Makes total sense. :-)

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/23/14 8:44 pm

Hmm, I am bi. Never thought of it that way, but...

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 9:18 am

Yes and my favorite one was Annie Oakley outfit

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 9:15 am

I wanted a tiny tears so bad and finally got one

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/22/14 8:59 am

Lionel electric trains.

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/22/14 9:02 am

And HO scale trains I ran on a layout.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 9:16 am

My brother and my cousin had those

Shua01 Ohio
10/22/14 8:29 am

A generic Voltron made out of Motorcycles. It was very cool!

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KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/22/14 6:41 am

My little stuffed turtle that I named Turquoise and when you hugged him, he would squeak.

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cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 6:05 am

My model train. I made, and painted, the whole thing.

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cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 8:00 am

It was awesome. It was a whole village.

chickencookie It really is
10/22/14 8:08 am

You taught yourself or did someone show you how?

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 8:15 am

Well the train set came from Toys R Us. It was big set that took up half our attic. But I added paint, people, woods, and villages all on my own. I got it on my tenth birthday.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 9:16 am

That sounds amazing. At our county fair they have a huge train set.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 9:23 am

I loved it.

ontargetlisa
10/22/14 1:09 pm

My brother and Dad were really into trains. Bro still has a piece of the room sized, walk in set they built to recreate a German town in the mountains during WWII. He still has all the trains and some buildings, 35 years later.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 1:11 pm

That's awesome!

BrittneyBunny Maryland
10/22/14 4:12 am

BARBIES! I still have most of my collection and the doll house is in storage at my parents house.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/22/14 1:54 am

My Cabbage Patch Kid. Her name was Katie Carissa.

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chickencookie It really is
10/22/14 9:43 am

Mothers used to fight over those things.

typetype level 2 pretty
10/22/14 12:02 am

Cricket. Tape player in the back. Also Rainbow Bright, He-man, and my Easy Bake Oven

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
10/21/14 10:14 pm

There were two... Legos and my bike.

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ontargetlisa
10/21/14 9:01 pm

Dolls... I had loads of them. My favorite was the Big Jim doll... He was a rugged man who wore flannel and was way cooler than Ken. My Barbie and Dawn dolls all liked him. Dawn and Big Jim ended up together, and lived in a camper.

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ontargetlisa
10/21/14 9:03 pm

Barbie tried to steal Jim away from Dawn, but he was loyal. Barbie dated GIJoe after that, Ken was too wussy. Barbie lived in a glass 4 story house (a lucite display case), and never married.

ontargetlisa
10/21/14 9:07 pm

I also loved my kitchen set, giant Tinkertoys, baby dolls, my sets of encyclopedias, and playing Tarzan in the woods. I went everywhere on my skateboard, many times with my toy poodle riding on my shoulders.

LadyBug237 Florida
10/21/14 8:57 pm

Several - all baby dolls.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 7:58 pm

Not really.. My brothers and I were always outside building forts and play in hide and go seek.. I did like my Jem but she wasn't my fav toy.. My one fav object as a kid was a blanket my nanny made for me.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 8:00 pm

She wasn't a "nanny" nanny. Just an older widow, family friend who watch me and my brothers as well as another family to help occupy her time.. She made us all blankets.

swervin Maryland
10/21/14 7:22 pm

All my ninja turtle action figures. I had so many of them!

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dudley northern Virginia woods
10/21/14 7:08 pm

My stuffed monkey sock. His name was Jocko. And my Sherwood green Schwinn racer bike. Yeah, those were the days my friend.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/21/14 7:07 pm

My blue plush Cuddle Cat that had lung eyelashes and eyes that blinked open and shut until my mom put it through the washing machine. (In all fairness, though, it really needed a bath.)

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/21/14 7:09 pm

Later on I was pretty fond of my chemistry set and microscope.

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 8:46 pm

Chemistry set - my cousin had one of those. We had the glamorous perfume factory.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/21/14 6:26 pm

G.I. Joe, He-Man, and Transformers were the two biggies for me.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/21/14 6:26 pm

For you math majors, that's actually three..

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/21/14 7:08 pm

Hey Rob and Kenny!!

Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 7:11 pm

Hey Rob, BKS, CC and Katz! (Just wanted in on the Lovefest). :)

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/21/14 8:27 pm

Hello, my Brutha and sistas.

rons screw politicians
10/21/14 6:17 pm

my cAP gun and fastdraw holster

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Optimus1
10/21/14 6:16 pm

I had most of the original transformers, wish I still did! They would be worth something.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 8:00 pm

Imagine that! Man I am dumbfounded. Lol

Optimus1
10/21/14 8:13 pm

I know, shocking right?:)

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 8:34 pm

Man I feel like you pulled the rug right out from under me!! My world fell apart! I think I went from a Optimist Prime to a Negatron..

**Took me forever to think of that!! Lol

Optimus1
10/21/14 8:46 pm

Haha:) pretty clever i must say:)

Wes28 CBus
10/21/14 6:08 pm

A Gameboy Color! It was my first real electronic toy and it was amazing. My parents limited me to an hour a day but I remember playing Pokemon and loving it (I was 6 when I got it).

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 6:07 pm

Two. A battery operated Shuco airplane like this one youtu.be/kuTkIJyEiKQ
and a Mattel Shootin' Shell fanner. Between the plastic bullets flying and the Greenie Stick 'Em caps throwing sparks and fire, it's amazing I didn't lose an eye.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 6:47 pm

Wow! I bet all the kids wanted to come play by your house. :-)

roundsquare round square
10/21/14 5:59 pm

My bike!! It gave me freedom!!

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roundsquare round square
10/21/14 7:19 pm

Don't you know it baby!!

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 8:47 pm

I love Steppenwolf!

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 5:53 pm

I had a yellow tonka truck that I hauled a lot of nails, dirt, and other construction stuff in. As a teen the "lemon twist" was a lot of fun until the basketball took over my life.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 6:53 pm

I was always intrigued by those Tonka Trucks. I also secretly wanted one of those cool Hess trucks sold at gas stations for Christmas.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
10/21/14 5:52 pm

No favorites here, they came and went

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:49 pm

How come I have never come across you till recently. Hmmm.

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/21/14 5:29 pm

Yes!! It was a really realistic dr kit. I was obsessed with ER and birth shows since I can remember. It wasn't one of those plastic and obviously fake kits, that's what excited me.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:32 pm

Even then you were looking to give medical advice :-)

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/21/14 5:40 pm

Haha I was! It's a lifelong passion :)

droo Santa Barbara
10/21/14 6:27 pm

You seem more like a pre-med type than a comp sci one, but of course, I hardly know you outside of a limited selection of SOH comments. But have you ever considered pre-med majors such as Biochemistry, Biology, Biopsychology, etc.?

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/21/14 7:37 pm

Haha, I certainly have some tendencies that way. I originally wanted to be a midwife. A lot if the bad shit I went through affected my gpa. With cs, that doesn't matter here as long as I pass things :) cs is very similar to biology, almost

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 8:49 pm

AJ - have you ever watched Call The Mid Wife on PBS?

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/22/14 6:33 am

:D no but that sounds like something Id love!

chickencookie It really is
10/22/14 7:01 am

You should watch it online. It takes place in London and the nurses ride their bikes to the women. Good show, a lot of it hard to watch.

brenstal Florida
10/21/14 5:27 pm

I had a big Lamb Chop stuffed pillow, and I loved it.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:35 pm

OMG lamb chop. I remember the last day lamb chop's "mommy" did her last show (she had cancer) and I was watching with my daughter - and I was crying hysterically because she really was saying goodbye.

brenstal Florida
10/21/14 5:44 pm

That's so sad. :( I loved Lamb Chop as a kid; it was a great show.

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:47 pm

What was her name...Shirley something. Lamb Chop was and is very cute.

Axl752 NY
10/21/14 5:26 pm

My hall of justice play set along with my super friends action figures

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/21/14 5:26 pm

My bike. I was hardly ever inside and I went all over the neighborhood with that thing. It was purple, and even had purple tires.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:45 pm

I lovvvved my bike too.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/21/14 5:54 pm

Unfortunately, if I had children, there is no way I would let them ride around the neighborhood all day like I used to be able to do. Its just a different world now. So sad. :(

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 6:59 pm

Alyn - I would only let my daughter ride a few houses down and back. Not even to the end of the street. Around the block was never an option. Different world. So much lost.

chickencookie It really is
10/22/14 8:01 am

Can you try to pm me as if you were trying to pm me for the first time - and not from a previous existing saved convo we had?

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/22/14 8:02 am

sure...I'll do that within the next 2 minutes...

singkitty In the cloud
10/21/14 5:23 pm

I had a doll that had several jewels that lit up when you pressed her back. She was an essential monster slayer at night. Lol

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nothingggg
10/21/14 5:22 pm

Thomas the tank engine

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:45 pm

I used to read the book to my daughter and watch the show too.

bnnt Los Angeles
10/21/14 5:21 pm

Omnibot 2000.

Coolest toy ever that I never owned... :(

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/21/14 5:18 pm

My teddy bear, Teddy Baby.

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Spartacus AUSTIN
10/21/14 5:10 pm

My first guitar, granted it was just a toy, but it sparked my interest in music.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:24 pm

That was "a gift"

Spartacus AUSTIN
10/21/14 5:43 pm

Yeah maybe it was.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/21/14 5:05 pm

I don't know if it counts as a toy, but I loved being on a swing.

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chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:26 pm

Oh me too. I used to spend hours and hours on the swing in the park. Good memories.

rickvee Living the dream
10/21/14 5:04 pm

G.I. Joe, big surprise huh? ;P

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rickvee Living the dream
10/22/14 7:49 am

If you don't count the girls I've called "doll", then yes ;P

swjboucher Just Run
10/21/14 5:35 pm

No No No!!!!!
United States Marine Corps.

chickencookie It really is
10/21/14 5:38 pm

Do you still have your dress blues? Where did you serve?

swjboucher Just Run
10/21/14 6:00 pm

Lost them in a fire many years ago.
I served in Okinawa and California. I was with 1st Battalion 4th Marines.
God Country Duty Corp.

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/21/14 4:55 pm

Matchbox/ Hotwheels cars. I still buy them occasionally.

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MrChris80 California
10/21/14 4:46 pm

Probably my Super Nintendo.

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 4:46 pm

A doll I named Joanne and my bike with a denim banana seat and basket.

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