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#4323668 - 12/27/16 02:39 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted By: MarkG





I thought it was the coolest toy ever! Mine had a yellow console and at least four black seats for Sulu, Chekov, Uhura and Scotty).




Holy cow, I had this as well when I was a kid circa 1980-1981. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! smile


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#4323681 - 12/27/16 03:16 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: RedToo]  
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BSA Meteor .22 air rifle, similar to this. Loved it to bits. Scope came later.

Got one of those for Christmas too, following year I had to give it to my younger brother and I got a BSA Mercury with a Nikko Stirling Gold Crown 6x40 scope.



Gold Crown 6x40 scope,


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#4323714 - 12/27/16 04:54 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I, well me and my sister, got an Intellivision when I was 12, 1979. But it was the Atari I really wanted.I never got use to, or liked the Intellivisions weird controller.
Now that I think about it, I can't ever remember my sister using it at all.


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#4323755 - 12/27/16 06:23 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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The most yearned for and received was the Dinky Tank Transporter and Tank. One pound seventeen shillings and sixpence; quite a sum in 1958.

Then my first Scalextric with a Ferrari and Vanwall. That smell of an over heated hand control I'll never forget.


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#4323757 - 12/27/16 06:26 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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Ah yes the Dinky! Wasn't that the main British heavy tank that could knock out Tigers and Panthers with impunity? wink


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#4323761 - 12/27/16 06:29 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted By: BD-123
The most yearned for and received was the Dinky Tank Transporter and Tank. One pound seventeen shillings and sixpence; quite a sum in 1958.






I didn't have the Dinky tank transporter, but I did have the Corgi James Bond Austin Martin and the Hook and Ladder fire truck.




#4323763 - 12/27/16 06:32 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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That looks like the Comet.


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#4323807 - 12/27/16 08:07 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
That looks like the Comet.


Box says Centurion.


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#4323808 - 12/27/16 08:09 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted By: KraziKanuK
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
That looks like the Comet.


Box says Centurion.
LOL! I blame a lack of caffeine. Thanks for pointing that out. smile


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#4323871 - 12/28/16 12:28 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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How many of you had some of these, I remember my brother and me spending hours
playing with them. Then the darker side of my brother came out and I found out
how much it hurt to use the track as a whip.



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#4323874 - 12/28/16 12:34 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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A daisy BB gun when i was 9 but unfortunately with it i slaughtered many birds (including some that it's a fine to harm) and lizards in my backyard, alley and even in neighbors yards.

I regret having killed every one of them and their deaths still haunt me today


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#4323886 - 12/28/16 02:33 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: JimK]  
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I had those Hotwheel tracks. Got my ass tanned by my Mother once too.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4323895 - 12/28/16 03:38 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted By: WangoTango
I had those Hotwheel tracks. Got my ass tanned by my Mother once too.


Gave new meaning hurt to, My brother left whip marks on my back that lasted 8 months. Needless
to say when Dad saw the damage. His lasted longer.


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#4323898 - 12/28/16 04:04 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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Though I was into archery, my dad got me a .22 rifle for christmas. Scared me to death when you have no idea how to handle firearms and was annoyed that he took it out shooting often without me :-(

#4323899 - 12/28/16 04:30 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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One of these... A Robotech AFC-01.



It was badass, and could transform from a jet to a battlemech. And then my brother broke the arm off a few years later. frown I'd so love to still have it intact to give to my daughter.

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#4323903 - 12/28/16 05:14 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: JimK]  
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Originally Posted By: JimK
Originally Posted By: WangoTango
I had those Hotwheel tracks. Got my ass tanned by my Mother once too.


Gave new meaning hurt to, My brother left whip marks on my back that lasted 8 months. Needless
to say when Dad saw the damage. His lasted longer.



You don't know pain until you've been beaten with a solid injection-molded plastic Johnny West action figure. Being clobbered with one of those is akin to being hit with a billy club. Zero give.


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Originally Posted By: JimK
Originally Posted By: WangoTango
I had those Hotwheel tracks. Got my ass tanned by my Mother once too.


Gave new meaning hurt to, My brother left whip marks on my back that lasted 8 months. Needless
to say when Dad saw the damage. His lasted longer.


Holy crap. My beating was nothing like that. I do remember my Dad being pissed with my Mother for using the track as a spanking device, (the only time I can recall him being on my side). I was 4 at the time. Thankfully Mom moved on the wooden spoons, broke one a my butt once.
How times have changed.


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You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#4324174 - 12/29/16 04:58 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Robbster]  
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#4324292 - 12/29/16 03:44 PM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted By: WangoTango
I had those Hotwheel tracks. Got my ass tanned by my Mother once too.


Glad to know I wasn't the only one.


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#4324434 - 12/30/16 01:00 AM Re: What was the best Christmas gift you received when you were a kid? [Re: Haggart]  
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Originally Posted By: Haggart
A daisy BB gun when i was 9 but unfortunately with it i slaughtered many birds (including some that it's a fine to harm) and lizards in my backyard, alley and even in neighbors yards.

I regret having killed every one of them and their deaths still haunt me today


I only ever shot one bird, my first and last because just that one bothered me enough not to do it again. I didn't actually kill it though, shot one of its legs off and when it fell to the ground one of our cats got it.

I had Hotwheels too but never had a GI Joe. I did play with my friends GI Joes once though. Dolls for boys.

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