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Childhood Toys.
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3 May 2009, 22:53
Acid Fairy
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I just completed a Top 5 thing on Facebook about your favourite childhood toys. One of my faves was Oh Penny!, a family of dolls and you could have the house, and the treehouse, and the camper van, and the amusement park (all of which I had haha). But no one I know seems to know of it. Do any of you guys?

But my FAVE childhood toy HAS to be my Playmobil dollhouse. I loved all things Playmobil but man I loved that dollhouse. Here's a picture, only imagine it with 5 storeys:

I have saved all my Playmobil stuff up in the loft for my future kids. They best appreciate it! Haha.

What was your favourite childhood toy?

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3 May 2009, 23:00
Makayla
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Mine has to be the sock'em boppers. Me and my brother got them for Christmas one year, and we used to beat the shit out of each other with them. That was the only way we could fight without getting in trouble. It was so much fun. lol

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KKB6CWBPL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
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3 May 2009, 23:02
Makayla
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well the code didn't work, but they were big inflatable boxing gloves that you put over your fists and just swing away. lol
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5 May 2009, 12:21
sumamen
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hahaha! I remember those!
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4 May 2009, 00:37
international
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I ALWAYS wanted that playmobile house! One of my friends had it and I thought it was the coolest thing EVER! I'd walk by it in toy stores and tell myself that someday I would have my own money and THEN I'd buy it. Hmm... I guess I have other priorities now? lol :(

Playmobile was the best.
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4 May 2009, 01:07
Acid Fairy
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Haha it was really expensive wasn't it? My mom actually put an ad in the paper for one and they got mine that came all furnished for 75 - bargain!
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4 May 2009, 01:46
international
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Yes, it was insanely expensive in my child mind! My parents always told me it was too expensive. :( Some day... maybe I'll buy it for my kid!!! lol
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5 May 2009, 02:47
Lunar Sea
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We had one of those!! :D

Favourite toy... that's hard. I probably enjoyed my imaginary games the most, the ones in my head.

I still have some of my favourite 'Puppy in my Pocket' models, though.
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5 May 2009, 03:35
Acid Fairy
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Ooh Puppy in my pocket! I won a competition for the dolls house for those!
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3 May 2009, 23:09
starsmaycollide
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I haven't ever heard of that, sorry! Maybe it wasn't in the States.

My prized possession when I was 8 was a doll from the American Girls Collection. It was a series of historical fiction novels for young girls, and each character had several books from her time period. (one was the Civil War, one was WW II, one was the Victorian era, etc.) Then they made tons of money by making the dolls of the characters and including everything-different dresses, beds, furniture, all sorts of stuff as accessories. I have saved mine back home and all her clothes and things. I had the doll Kirsten. Her story was about being an immigrant and pioneer in the 1800's.
She looks like this. She was probably my favorite thing ever. I had a Cabbage Patch doll too, but she wasn't as cool as Kirsten.

Also, the American Girls are still around but it has changed. Now they have 'modern day' dolls and stuff which is not nearly as cool to me as the originals that were about history. But then, I am going to be an elementary teacher, so I like the historical angle.

My other prized possession was my wooden dollhouse (sized for Barbies). My parents found a place that made them, and Santa left me a note about finishing the wall paper inside. My mom put samples from my old bedroom wall paper to use on it, it was so cute. I loved that thing. :)


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3 May 2009, 23:17
Acid Fairy
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Oh wow they sound really cool. I loved all things historical too as a kid, hence the Victorian dollhouse up there!

I never ever wanted a Cabbage Patch doll, I think they'd have given me nightmares!
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3 May 2009, 23:21
starsmaycollide
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lol. I wanted the one I got because she was a specific kind...I forget the name but you could style their weird hair with this little plastic curler and stuff. :-P

I must say though, I am disappointed with the American Girl Company. I just looked up their site, to find a picture- and one of their new 'historical' girls is from the 1970's. The 70's?? Really? So many things occurred in history, I just think that is lame! lol.
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4 May 2009, 03:58
Beautiful Lies
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Oh my gosh I know what you're talking about! I had that cabbage patch kid doll too! Their hair had like wire inside it so you could make it crimp or whatever. Coolest doll ever! lol.
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4 May 2009, 04:07
starsmaycollide
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I know! there was a pony too.

I can't believe it but I just found a commercial for them, lol.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/1696/
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4 May 2009, 04:28
Beautiful Lies
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AWESOME! oh how wonderful the 90's were! I never had the pony though. Damn! I remember braiding that dolls hair, it worked out pretty well. lol.
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4 May 2009, 12:58
.November.Butterfly.
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but they smell SOOOO good lol
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3 May 2009, 23:22
Ariel ♥
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a lot of the toys I liked came back and they ruined them.
Like Polly Pocket, I remember when they made them into compacts and you could fit them in your pocket! Now you can't even fit the doll itself in your pocket. I mean I guess they did that to prevent choking hazards, but don't call her Polly Pocket if it defeats the purpose of the name!
Also, Littlest Pet Shop. They also used to be really, REALLY little. And then they made them bigger, too. I guess I just liked itty bitty toys, lol! I played with them, not ate them and choked.
And Trollz! They made them so different and ugly and stupid than they were back in the day! I know it's a new generation, but again...RUINED.
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3 May 2009, 23:23
starsmaycollide
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I had all of those too!
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3 May 2009, 23:26
Acid Fairy
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Oh yeah, I loved Polly Pocket and now they are utter shit!
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5 May 2009, 02:50
Lunar Sea
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I loved Polly Pocket too, I had a few ones that lit up. So much fun.
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3 May 2009, 23:26
grunge.
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Now I had this house, not the fooseball table I could play with these for hours!
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4 May 2009, 11:57
Acid Fairy
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Ahh they have an updated version of that house at the nursery I work at!
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4 May 2009, 01:27
Aiure
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My favourite toy was actually a BeMore. I can only direct you to this page for an idea of what they are. I can't find any other pages for them online, and sadly, I, an infamous plushie hoarder, no longer have mine. :(

Other favourites were all sorts of Hot Wheels (I had a good collection of those once), dinosaurs, and Tonka trucks. Oh, and a double decker bus that my mom brought back from her trip to England. :P
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4 May 2009, 11:58
Acid Fairy
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Ooh when I was toddler age I had tons of toy cars! Such a tomboy haha.
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4 May 2009, 02:40
Leona Wren
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I loved the board game pretty pretty princess. I played it over and over for hours; than I would steal the crown and proclaim my royalty to my other siblings who wanted to shoot me. :-/
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