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Old 12-19-2009, 01:51 PM
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When I was about 8 or 9, some other toy company put out a line of dolls to compete with Barbie. The main doll's name was Starr and she had blonde curly hair--she also had friends--they were in high school and the boxes that they came in turned into lockers! I asked for Starr for my birthday (in November) and was sooooo upset that I didn't get her.
So on Christmas morning, I was uber-excited when I opened my first gift and it was HER!!! silver-metallic hotpants and all!

http://365vintage.blogspot.com/2008/...by-mattel.html

oooohhh...now that I read that, it was actually mattel, the same company that makes barbie that put this doll out. weird.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:22 PM
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When I was about 5 or 6 my brothers and I was lucky enough to get Tonka equipment, I got the big metal dump truck and we played with them forever. They don"t make toys like that no more. Not only was they fun to play with, but I could bust my brother's in the head with the truck and make my point! (Hope Santa didn't here that).
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:32 PM
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When I was about 5 or 6 my brothers and I was lucky enough to get Tonka equipment, I got the big metal dump truck and we played with them forever. They don"t make toys like that no more. Not only was they fun to play with, but I could bust my brother's in the head with the truck and make my point! (Hope Santa didn't here that).
Tonka trucks are plastic now. I remember the old metal ones that were like a foot tall.

My favorite toy every year was a big wheel or bike. I liked to travel even as a child. I wore the tires off of my big wheels I rode them so much.


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Old 12-19-2009, 03:33 PM
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Anything star wars. one year I got the Hoth playset with turret and I think I got the most playtime out of that one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-STAR-WAR...item4a9d1ac1fe
also the Dagobah playset. I chose this link because anyone who owned this playset experienced the same thing. after many year the foam in the little quicksand section disintegrated.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1980-STAR-WARS-E...item3357b816de

I got a lot of farm toys too. loved my combine and auger wagon with working wheel on the side to open the chute. Tonka trucks were big for me too.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:41 PM
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Tonka trucks are plastic now. I remember the old metal ones that were like a foot tall.

My favorite toy every year was a big wheel or bike. I liked to travel even as a child. I wore the tires off of my big wheels I rode them so much.


~Amy

Loved bigwheels. Got pulled over at the age of 4 by the cops with an open beer on my bigwheel . Honest to God story.


Mothers Day , 1984 . I wanted to ride the block and a half down to the corner grocery store to get mom some flowers. I didnt know beer from soda pop , if it was in a can in the fridge it must be soda . So i grabbed a busch and headed out on my bigwheel down sixth street. With 3 sisters and 1 brother it was tough to keep an eye on all of us at the same time . My mom was haning clothes on the line in the back yard and saw cop lights flashing going very slow down 6th street . She stepped out of the back yard to see what it was and here i came around the corner on my bigwheel , flowers for my mom laid across my lap and an ice cold busch in my hand . Apparently i had stolen the flowers as well, thatll teach em to leave em on a rack outside. Mom said the police officer was laughing so hard he was crying . Ahh the benefits of growing up in a small town.

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:47 PM
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Loved bigwheels. Got pulled over at the age of 4 by the cops with an open beer on my bigwheel . Honest to God story.

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:52 PM
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i went ahead and edited in the full story lol . Figured i couldnt spit that one out without explaining.
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Loved bigwheels. Got pulled over at the age of 4 by the cops with an open beer on my bigwheel . Honest to God story.


Mothers Day , 1984 . I wanted to ride the block and a half down to the corner grocery store to get mom some flowers. I didnt know beer from soda pop , if it was in a can in the fridge it must be soda . So i grabbed a busch and headed out on my bigwheel down sixth street. With 3 sisters and 1 brother it was tough to keep an eye on all of us at the same time . My mom was haning clothes on the line in the back yard and saw cop lights flashing going very slow down 6th street . She stepped out of the back yard to see what it was and here i came around the corner on my bigwheel , flowers for my mom laid across my lap and an ice cold busch in my hand . Apparently i had stolen the flowers as well, thatll teach em to leave em on a rack outside. Mom said the police officer was laughing so hard he was crying . Ahh the benefits of growing up in a small town.


Too bad they didn't have dash video cams back then, Mac. You might have ended up on one those police show's funniest videos.

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But, that was sweet of you to get your mom flowers....and a Mother's Day she'll never forget.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:40 PM
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Loved bigwheels. Got pulled over at the age of 4 by the cops with an open beer on my bigwheel . Honest to God story.


Mothers Day , 1984 . I wanted to ride the block and a half down to the corner grocery store to get mom some flowers. I didnt know beer from soda pop , if it was in a can in the fridge it must be soda . So i grabbed a busch and headed out on my bigwheel down sixth street. With 3 sisters and 1 brother it was tough to keep an eye on all of us at the same time . My mom was haning clothes on the line in the back yard and saw cop lights flashing going very slow down 6th street . She stepped out of the back yard to see what it was and here i came around the corner on my bigwheel , flowers for my mom laid across my lap and an ice cold busch in my hand . Apparently i had stolen the flowers as well, thatll teach em to leave em on a rack outside. Mom said the police officer was laughing so hard he was crying . Ahh the benefits of growing up in a small town.
And the funny part is I can picture that and with you it has to be a true story,(well not really but who could make up something like that) I thought I was a joker when I was a kid. I look back and wonder how we made it thru some of the stuff we did.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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hhhhmmmm fav present would probably be my first Pitbull.........






















No really it would be my first shotgun a single shot 20 ga that was taller than me
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