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Old 08-19-2014, 08:19 AM
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I remember playing mostly with a deck of cards when I was small. I'd separate the four suits (hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs) and then turn each one into an army. I play on the floor for hours, having battle after battle. My favorite suit was hearts, so hearts would win nearly all of the time. The king and queen of hearts ruled, while the ace and four of hearts were the heroes of the battles. Sometimes, I'd have the black suits (spades and clubs) battle the red suits (hearts and diamonds). Again, it was the red suits (because of the hearts) that always won the battles.

My second favorite toys were rubber balls (tennis sized).

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Shelly you had a creative mind even way back when. I had three older sisters so I got all the Barbie hand me downs but they were grand. The house not plastic but real wood, the furniture too. No car yet then for the Barbie crew though, a shoe box with wheels drawn on, it was a convertible of course . . . ha! I mostly liked dolls and stuffed toys. I had a problem of worrying I would leave 'someone' out at bedtime and they would have hurt feelings so I lined chairs up around my bed and everyone joined me, the bed piled high often not much room for me. Silly kid.
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Creative , ha. It may have been more of a case in which my older brothers were gamblers, and there were always decks of cards all over the place.
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I did not/do not have a favourite toy.
I played a lot of team games outside and inside however.
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Mine was a broken Polaroid camera.
I always ran about snapping images, thinking it would
be stored in the camera and zap out.
Reality can be a real heel at times.
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LEGO, by far.
I still find myself unable to resist the urge to play with LEGO if I come across it in an old box in an attic, or if I'm at the home of someone who has younger children.
When I was a kid, we had huge boxes of the stuff, which was handed down to us by various aunts and uncles, friends of the family etc who wanted to get rid of theirs if their kids were too old. I used to get the odd LEGO kit for birthdays or Christmas too, and while I did make the toy into whatever the instructions said to, the pieces would be cannibalised for something else before lunch.

I used to play with cards a lot, also. I learned some magic tricks, but I also used to sort them into their suits and line them up/organise them, then shuffle, and do it again.
That'd keep me entertained for hours.
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Mine was a "Mighty Hercules" glow in the dark ring my mother had ordered from Kellogg's. I find out now that it is considered the holy grail of toys.
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Mine was a "Mighty Hercules" glow in the dark ring my mother had ordered from Kellogg's. I find out now that it is considered the holy grail of toys.
I hope you still have it.
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The alien wanted to make a joke about vibrators, but discovered he didn't know enough on the subject. "My favorite toy was/is LEGO. I have so many on board. LEGO is actually what inspired me to become a writer, i guess you could call them my muse."
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Legos. Lots and lots of Legos. I want to get some sets even now...
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I had ever star wars figure and even the Darth Vader face traveling case.
"The force is strong in this one."
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Originally Posted by NokturnalMe View Post
Mine was a broken Polaroid camera.
I always ran about snapping images, thinking it would
be stored in the camera and zap out.
Reality can be a real heel at times.
One of the saddest things I've heard...
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Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
One of the saddest things I've heard...
Bittersweet indeed.
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A Jenson Steam Engine. 40 plus years later, I still have it



http://www.jensensteamengines.com/
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We were too poor to afford toys. But I remember coveting the Etch-a-Sketch, which all my friends seemed to own. For those of you too young to remember, Etch-a-Sketch was a hi-tech forerunner of the iPod which enabled one to draw a straight line in about three hours.
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A combo bulldozer-truck I made using two 2x4 wood blocks I nailed together. The old windmill leaked a little water. With this combo dozer/truck I could build a dam and fill it with water from the windmill leak, which made an ocean with ships(sticks) and then it was war.

No money for toys either... but, I had just as much fun with toys I made myself. I had a bow and arrows, a spear, a slingshot and many other things all made from what I could find.

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a baby doll named Baby Tender Love. I got her for my 9th or 10th birthday and slept with her and took her everywhere for the next three years.
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