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Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 13:06
When I was little, for Christmas, my parents bought me a sheriffs kit. I got the guns in their holster and the hat. But for some reason my dad stuck the badge in between his buttocks. He said i had  to polish it to a fine sheen before I could get it. It was all dirty and it smelled really bad. Three days I spent polishing it to no avail. I never did get that badge because the day after my dad went and joined the police. They even came for him in a car to take him to work. Never saw him again.

What smashing Christmas present do you remember most?

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 16:56
My Train Set.
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 17:11
I got the Mallard one year and the man next door had mounted it on a piece of plywood. I got a steam roller that ran off some kind of spirits. Wonder what they would’ve worth now?
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 17:50
A doll and Pram..I still have and love dolls,but done with prams. lol.
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 17:54
The usual compendium of games and the inevitable Annuals (Whizzer and chips, Dandy. Beano)
 

Got a HUGE remote control tank. It used to climb upstairs!

Bikes, I loved getting bikes. Got a racer, then a few years later, a chopper. Brilliant.

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 18:00
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 18:06
Ah, good old lip fillers

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 18:11
@Kryten wrote:

So all you got for Christmas was your "Two Front Teeth" clown
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 18:15
We were poor Crying or Very sad
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 19:07
I remember getting a big yellow bulldozer (not Tonka) that puffed out 'real smoke'.
The smoke was actually a white powder that came in a polythene bag, so
it was either talc or heroin.

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 19:09
Could be asbestos. Johnson and Johnson were sued for using asbestos in their talc.

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 19:16
The one Christmas present I remember best of all was a Cowboy Outfit from my Great Uncle Jimmy (my Grandad’s brother) who had emigrated to the States.
It was the real deal.
A cowboy hat, waistcoat, a leather belt with a silver buckle, a gun and holster, and real cowboy boots, which were fantastic, but for some reason my mum had them converted to clogs LOL
I was the original Rochdale, or is it Wiggin Cowboy!!!!!!!
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 20:59
A triang steam engine, it had a mentholated spirits tray that went underneath, you lit it and it heated the boiler and soon you had a motor to drive the meccano set cranes and pulleys,

My Dad ( bit of a scuffy bloke) went into boots and asked for a bottle of meths, they said sorry " sorry mate its not good for you "

He said " you shower of assuming self righteous gits, its for my sons christmas present ,he's waiting at home for me to bring this bottle of meths to work his steam engine, The manager came out and apologized for his assumption and gave my dad the meths.

my dad asked, " hey have you got a cool one ?"
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 21:23
A two headed doll. One black head and one white head and 2 arms. It didn't have legs. I just turned the doll so the dress hid one head or the other. Strange doll but I loved it. I cant remember what happened to it. Have tried to find one over the years but never found one .
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 21:40
I don't think they make them now Admin. They were very common in the past, in fact they have quite a history. Another version, although not as common, was where the head was made to twist around into a bonnet. One face being happy, and the other crying.

 This is about the most modern of a Topsy Turvey Doll.
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 21:43
Thats the one. cheers Well almost. I cant remember mine having a bonnet though.
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 22:05
My Auntie bought me a black doll when I was about ten, went to the park with my Mam,put my doll down on the grass at side of me,turned round,it was gone, so bought myself one twenty years ago..I love it.
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Fri Nov 23 2018, 22:22
@broady wrote:I got the Mallard one year and the man next door had mounted it on a piece of plywood. I got a steam roller that ran off some kind of spirits. Wonder what they would’ve worth now?

i have what i think your talking about, its in a cupboard in the garage, it has everything, canopy, trailer.

are they worth anything
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sat Nov 24 2018, 10:57
Can you take a pic of it and upload it to here, KPC?

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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sat Nov 24 2018, 18:27
Long pants...No more welly slap marks...I thowt I was top mon. Very Happy
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sat Nov 24 2018, 18:27
Hoping to get some this year too. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sat Nov 24 2018, 23:10
@KPC wrote:
@broady wrote:I got the Mallard one year and the man next door had mounted it on a piece of plywood. I got a steam roller that ran off some kind of spirits. Wonder what they would’ve worth now?

i have what i think your talking about, its in a cupboard in the garage, it has everything, canopy, trailer.

are they worth anything


Awaiting pics KPC Smile
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sun Nov 25 2018, 15:53
I seem to remember my brother got some building bricks, not lego.  They came with some sort of cement.  Anyway I swapped him for my wool and knitting needles.  He loved knitting Very Happy
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sun Nov 25 2018, 17:18
There used to be some building set that you stuck thin pieces of wire in a base and the bricks were grooved to drop between them Could have been Bayko  or similar!!!
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Re: Best Christmas presents as a child

on Sun Nov 25 2018, 17:45
Mini bricks and some sort of glue is stuck in my brain but it could well have been Bayko

http://www.melright.com/bayko/
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