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Old 12-21-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Topping the list for me was GI Joe with Kung Fu Grip!

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As a child, I had this small cinema toy; it had proper reel film which went through onto a projector/or wall and there was Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as the two films that were with it...unfortunately it didn't work well and it had to be replaced after a short while, so that was a lost great gift.

It couldn't have been expensive at the time either, since my family weren't big spenders.

As an adult; a barbell, a few training books/DVDs, and some bread books.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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As a child, I had this small cinema toy; it had proper reel film which went through onto a projector/or wall and there was Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as the two films that were with it...unfortunately it didn't work well and it had to be replaced after a short while, so that was a lost great gift.
There is nothing worse than a toy that isn't durable. My daughters wanted a game called "Pop the Pig" a few years back and the pig's stomach wouldn't pop. So frustrating to have sad faces on Christmas morning.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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There is nothing worse than a toy that isn't durable. My daughters wanted a game called "Pop the Pig" a few years back and the pig's stomach wouldn't pop. So frustrating to have sad faces on Christmas morning.
Yep! I think that's the reason, as adults, me and hubby make sure Xmas gifts to one another are bought ahead of time and tested, and then a small token gift gets placed under the tree.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:33 PM   #7
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One of my most memorable gifts was the WWF's rock cassette tape. I played that a thousand times.

I also had a Tar Heel blue Jimmy Snuka t-shirt that I lived in.
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The lounge I had built upstairs. Although it wasn't completed at Christmas, it certainly gets the most use then. I can stay in there until everyone has gone back home.
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