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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 01:05 PM
We had the original pong by Atari, but when Christmas rolled around and Santa brought us the Atari 5200, we were in heaven. It was the best xmas gift ever and we played it for hours on end.


 
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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 02:00 PM
A metallic blue Teisco Del Rey single pickup electric guitar along with a Checkmate 5 watt injection molded high impact polystyrene cabinet with 6 inch speaker amplifier.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 02:02 PM
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We had the original pong by Atari, but when Christmas rolled around and Santa brought us the Atari 5200, we were in heaven. It was the best xmas gift ever and we played it for hours on end.




This makes me feel old. I used to work in a color laboratory for plastics. The Atari Grey color formulation was mine ! ,,along with every friggin margarine tub color known to man kind.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 02:15 PM
When I was kid, 1972 Honda CL-70, man, it was shiny under that Christmas Tree that morning, metallic blue and silver. Drove it until the wheels fell off.

And 3 years ago, my wife surprised me with my Ibanez AG75 guitar, I had ordered, the music dealer told me another salesman had sold it by mistake to someone else when it came in and they would order me another one. Come to find out my wife went down there and bought it and hid until Christmas morning and told them to make up a story to tell me. They all laughed about that for the next year, everyone knew but me.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 02:18 PM
My sister and I got a black toy poodle in 1970. She was a great dog. Her AKC registered name was Princess Babbette Gisele, but we called her Baby.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 02:36 PM
Saddle , bridle , blanket for my horse (pony) Stardust... I think I was 8..

Then one year a Shirley Temple doll... : D



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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 03:12 PM
Remember the "Dynamite 8" Eight Track Player. I gt that in 75 or 76 and it was my favorite all-time gift as a younger person. That and my brothers bike that I got to have as a hand-me down every few years. Now I love whatever my wife and son get me.

Have a great Christmas and a safe Holiday Season.

BTW,

Today is the official start of the holidays at my home. Christmas Tree is up, the Polar Express Train set is running, I just took out my Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker and got ice from my firehouse, beers on ice, the fire department Santa Patrol is stopping by later and it's snowing on Long Island. Let the Holidays begin.

Everyone have a safe and Happy New Year,

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 03:46 PM
A Wilson A2000 baseball glove. I still have and cherish it.
 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 03:53 PM
my voit basketball
 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 03:57 PM
The best gift ever was a little moving truck that the Beacon Moving truck driver gave me when we moved across the country, from NY to CA.

I guess I lost it somewhere during the trip, and looked for that damn thing for about 10 years.




if any one spots that thing, please let me know.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 04:07 PM
The old Mattel Creepy Crawler hotplates that you put the goo in the molds, and made rubber bugs. They were banned in the early 70's because kids were burning blisters on their fingers. The rubber bugs came in handy with 4 older sisters.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 04:18 PM
My sister and I used to share a room as kids and one year (I believe it was around 1964/1965) we received a 'stereo' with detachable speakers that could be moved around the room to give even more stereo affect and a couple of LP's (Meet the Beatles was one). This record player served us through the rest of our years at home and was a constant in our lives as we became more involved in music. When I moved away from home at 17 I started out with little but I did have this record player for awhile in the house I shared with friends. Many, many records were played for many, many hours on this player.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 04:41 PM
chemistry set


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chemistry set

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LOL Best present Wotties parents received - smoke detector and fire extenguisher!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 05:10 PM
It would be a toss up between my first TV and my first Stereo. I got them a year apart from eachother on Christmas probably when I was around 13 and 14 respectively. I was very stoked with each even though the TV was a black and white 13 inch model that got maybe seven or eight channels in clear. The Stereo had a turntable and an 8-track player.

[Edited on 12/28/2008 by sixty8]

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 05:17 PM
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The old Mattel Creepy Crawler hotplates that you put the goo in the molds, and made rubber bugs. They were banned in the early 70's because kids were burning blisters on their fingers. The rubber bugs came in handy with 4 older sisters.


OMG, I had one of those and just loved it, except mine had butterflies, spent hours making psychedelic butterflies with it; it really did get pretty hot though, amazingly I didn't burn the house down.....

My actual favorite Christmas present when I was small was my newborn baby Thumbellina doll. Loved it so much that 45 years later, I still have it...

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 05:22 PM
I have Thumbellina , too.. Packed in box , somewhere

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 05:23 PM
Go-cart. Actually a combined b'day/Christmas present since my b'day is late in the year. It was used, but that turned out to be better b/c it didn't have a governor on it like the new ones at the time had. It also had a 5 HP Briggs & Stratton, and the new ones at the time seemed to be 3.5 or 4 HP. And the gas pedal had several notches through which to put the pin, so you could "raise" the gas pedal which created a lot more distance before it hit the "floor" for full speed, thus opening the throttle quite a bit more than stock. Seemed like a rocket by the time we finished modding it. Then a friend did a donut into a privacy fence and bent the rear axle, so I left it in the backyard (rather than lock it up in the basement) until we could get it to the shop for repair, but it was stolen. But it was a fun fun year or so with it. And with how safety-conscious my parents were, I really can't believe they let me have it to begin with now that I think back on it.

That looks sorta like the Atari 2600. It says "Flashback 2" so I presume it's a reissue, right? We had a 2600 growing up, but one friend had the 5200 which seemed like arcade quality. That and ColecoVision always seemed better than the 2600. Grass is always greener....
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We had the original pong by Atari, but when Christmas rolled around and Santa brought us the Atari 5200, we were in heaven. It was the best xmas gift ever and we played it for hours on end.


 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 05:25 PM
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I have Thumbellina , too.. Packed in box , somewhere


Mine is sitting in rocking chair in my office

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 08:20 PM
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chemistry set

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LOL Best present Wotties parents received - smoke detector and fire extenguisher!


I had to play outside with it!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 08:23 PM
I could use the shed in the winter time. The secrets a lawn mover could tell!

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 08:40 PM
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And 3 years ago, my wife surprised me with my Ibanez AG75 guitar, I had ordered, the music dealer told me another salesman had sold it by mistake to someone else when it came in and they would order me another one. Come to find out my wife went down there and bought it and hid until Christmas morning and told them to make up a story to tell me. They all laughed about that for the next year, everyone knew but me.


Same thing happened to me one year with a Technics turntable.





Best presents when I was a kid:

1. First G.I. Joe. I was sick as hell on Christmas morning, laid on the couch while opening presents.

2. HO scale racetrack.

Great fun when the cats would get brave enough to swipe at a car as it rounded one of the corners.

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 10:08 PM
When I was 7 or 8, I got an electric train set, but I don't know the scale. I guess each car was maybe 8 inches long. The engine's smokestack would function if you put drops of some kind of liquid in there. The tracks were mounted on a 4x8 sheet of plywood covered in some green sandpaper-like material.

Long after the set was gone and I was an adult, I then got to hear the story of how my dad and godfather stayed up late Christmas eve putting it all together, playing with it themselves, and getting schnockered!


 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 10:54 PM
Best present for me was a "Secret Sam" when I was about 6 or 7 years old...

I still have it...I think...

 

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  posted on 12/19/2008 at 11:07 PM
A Rick Burleson model Rawlings baseball glove. I played the outfield and could run down anything. I need to find that glove but my wife thinks it got thrown out.

 

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