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Gifts of Christmas past

Memories of past Christmas gifts spring to mind at this time of year and I was wondering what stirs the memories of fellow RR out there.
Here are some I can just about remember receiving:

Blue Stratos
Hai Karate
Multi coloured tank top.
Old WW2 tin hat
Yardley for men.

Never had a Johnny Seven though! :thumbdown:
 

Topstop

War Hero
Clock work furry red spider that spent most of Christmas day running across the chart table up north untill the navi got pissed off and broke it :dwarf:
 

jambosun

Lantern Swinger
A pukka Hornby train set, featuring the Duchess of Sutherland as the main train, was one of my very best. Must have been around 1978.

When I returned home from University in the mid-80s I found out my old man had sold it and kept the cash so it wasn't really a present, more of a loan of a nice toy!
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Saved up in a "Christmas Club" Book at my local
newsagents for months! This is all I ever wanted,
and I eventually got one. If only I'd kept
the box/receipt/dalek (all in mint condition) until
now........worth a hoofin' lot more now than back
when it was my "Big Christmas present".


 

Topstop

War Hero
Wife once gave me a jumper. "Very nice painting jumper " Says I as it went straight in the draw

7 months latter there was painting to be done and out comes the jumper, within 10 minutes its covered in paint and there was agreat deal of wailling and gnashing from the wife (not impressed).
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
"What does Wolf Pack Leader want this Christmas?" I asked.
"A laminater...."
"What?"
"A laminater"
"Err alright then dearest...."
(So that's what's on top of the wardrobe, all
nicely wrapped up complete with 25 A4 laminater
plastic pockets).
I took her down to *Staples* and she even picked
it herself.
Must admit - she's calmed down a bit since the hysterectomy.
 
Mousetrap game.... lots of coloured plasticky bits which fitted together with the sole object of catching a mouse in a small cage. It seemed to be more effective at catching delinquent mice than our criminal justice system is at catching criminals..... :roll: Perhaps James Dyson could design a new game called Burgular Trap? :lol:
 

Moomin

War Hero
jambosun said:
A pukka Hornby train set, featuring the Duchess of Sutherland as the main train, was one of my very best. Must have been around 1978.

When I returned home from University in the mid-80s I found out my old man had sold it and kept the cash so it wasn't really a present, more of a loan of a nice toy!

My Grandad bought me that train set in 1978 for my birthday, think he may have wanted a boy.
I've still got it complete with all the trains, he bought to play with, still in boxes etc.
I got it out for my kids to play with last year, but it was lost on them, not a Wii you see.
(walks away muttering) :dontknow:
 

jambosun

Lantern Swinger
Moomin said:
jambosun said:
A pukka Hornby train set, featuring the Duchess of Sutherland as the main train, was one of my very best. Must have been around 1978.

When I returned home from University in the mid-80s I found out my old man had sold it and kept the cash so it wasn't really a present, more of a loan of a nice toy!

My Grandad bought me that train set in 1978 for my birthday, think he may have wanted a boy.
I've still got it complete with all the trains, he bought to play with, still in boxes etc.
I got it out for my kids to play with last year, but it was lost on them, not a Wii you see.
(walks away muttering) :dontknow:

I bet they'll be a sight more interested when they're a bit older and realise what its worth. Don't let them have it though; they had their chance and blew it!
 
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Guest
I got a bop-it many years ago and I still can't frigging beat the fecker!
 
I do recall once getting about 2 dozen hankies, and about as many pairs of sox from the entire family!
Imagination wasn't a well known trait from my siblings in those days .... !!

:)
 
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