Things you wanted as a child

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  1. Kestra

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    Surprise suprise, puppy surprise! How many puppies are there inside? There could be three, or four or five!

    But seriously, it's just going to be three. And then your kid is going to cry.
     
  2. thestrangequark

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    ^So cynical!
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    The only classic Kenner Star Wars action figure from the original twenty that I never, ever got: the red R5-D4. Also, I always wanted but never got the Death Star Playset or the part-cardboard/part-plastic Carbon Freezing Chamber where you could "freeze" figures by dropping or lowering them into the open pit.

    I also wanted that awesome ST:TMP Enterprise toy/model with the electric lighting effects that was in stores in Christmas of 1979 and during 1980 but it cost way too much.
     
  4. teacake

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    No, really? Wasn't there 4 or 5 sometimes?
     
  5. Kestra

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    Haha there were, but the odds were bad I believe.

    Edit: One website said there was a 20% chance that you could have 4 or 5, and the company started selling the puppies separately for disappointed children.
     
  6. teacake

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    So where did you pull the puppies out of, the stomach?

    (I've never seen this toy)
     
  7. Kestra

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    Yes. And then you could shove them back in there when you were done playing with them. :lol:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55HSWUMbSFE[/yt]
     
  8. cooleddie74

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    I wanted a Teddy Ruxpin until my parents saw the cost for the doll along with all the necessary audio cassettes and accoutrements.

    Plus, he was waaay too creepy after I saw him in action up close.
     
  9. JayOwl

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    I was obsessed with LEGO and I wanted to buy really expensive ones with my own money (so just about everything I had!), like Star Wars ships.. or something like that. My parents wouldn't let me because they thought I'd get bored of it before long. Sure enough, within a year or two I was less obsessed.
     
  10. teacake

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    HAHAHAHA shove them back.. for repeated puppy surprises.

    AND I bet kids were shoving all kinds of things in there.

    "Look mommy, she's had matchbox car babies!!"
     
  11. Spot's Meow

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    It's so funny you mention that, because my sisters and I used to do exactly that! She had a puppy surprise and we both loved matchbox cars, so they were often combined. As well as the matchbox cars and Barbies.
     
  12. thestrangequark

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    I LOVED my Teddy Ruxpin! To this day I think he is likely to blame for my disproportionate affection for dirigibles.
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    For some reason I backed off from wanting him after getting a chance to play with one. He was an obsession before that, but my parents weren't going to buy him anyways....if I was going to get one it would have come from a grandparent, friend or extended family.

    Nowadays you could download content into him through a USB port in his back, which means you could probably program a 2013 Teddy Ruxpin to say or sing anything if the mechanics permit his mouth to mimic any sound being emitted.
     
  14. Melakon

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    Does 14 count as a child? I wanted Marta Kristen from Lost in Space. I wouldn't have known what to do with her, but I still wanted her. All my siblings were over 18 and out of the house by the time I was 3.

    When I was 5, I wanted one of those pedal-cars like my friends had. They looked like these (50s styles):

    http://www.myretrobaby.com/category/retro-pedal-cars/c184

    One kid had one that looked like a firetruck, with a cargo area and little ladders on the side. I had some 3-wheeler thing that looked like a damn farm tractor.
     
  15. teacake

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    You know what I never liked about Teddy Ruxpin? His last name. I just don't like the way it sounds, I always got creep vibes from it.
     
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    Quote of the day :).
     
  17. Emher

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    Most of the things I wanted as a kid, I actually bought for myself when I got older. Best bit about becoming an adult and having your own money :D
    DUDE! I totally wanted one of those! Will get one at some point.
    Me too. Mostly because I was terrified of dogs until I was 13.
     
  18. scotpens

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    Well, if we're going that route, at that age I wanted Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) from The Avengers. I'm not sure I would have known what do with her either.