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#291313 - 01/17/16 05:53 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: Vixen]
sparkle Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 727
Loc: Oregon
I would love to see "toys" that I can still remember that were part of my childhood...jump rope, a croquet set, a scooter, roller skates with key, Patty Play Pal, hula hoop, ouija (?) board, paddle with ball on string, those hand held plastic basket-like things that you clicked and the ball popped out, ball and jax, card games like old maid, go fish, & crazy 8's, Block head, a beach ball, silly putty, a kite, a harmonica.....books like Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins.......
And yes I am older than Must Be Santa!!
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#291314 - 01/17/16 06:09 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: luckdragon]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7848
Loc: Washington State
sparkle, those are the toys of my childhood too, though don't remember Patty Play Pal. But had I seen this commercial, I would have wanted her...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4syltEKMUU

Oh and this one too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ8aFFaDxdo

Lisa

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#291317 - 01/17/16 06:15 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: luckdragon]
luckdragon Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 8490
Loc: Greensboro, NC
I can picture Toymaker Santa with a hula hoop. That might be pretty cute.

If you really want a walk down memory lane...
http://wishbookweb.com/
Enjoy!
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#291320 - 01/17/16 06:37 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: luckdragon]
sparkle Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 727
Loc: Oregon
Lisa....thanks for videos...mom was a doll collector so I suspect I never missed a doll. I also totally forgot about that mechanical Ideal guy at the end!

Luck, Thanks for link. I'd love to see Santa with a hula hoop, too !!!

Carol

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#291329 - 01/17/16 09:51 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: luckdragon]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7848
Loc: Washington State
sparkle, lucky you!

I think one of the reasons I enjoy collecting Hallmark ornaments so much is because the closest I came to experiencing a toy store or catalog was the toy department at Sears and their catalog. I never had anything "collectible" or suitable for pretend play. That's not to say I didn't have nice toys, I did, but all were "educational". This is a good lesson for me: Make sure grandchildren have access to a variety educational and toy stores and their catalogs so they can pursue and explore their interests, not just their parents!

luckdragon, I've been on the Wish Book website numerous times but never looked at the 1967 FAO Schwartz Christmas Catalog. I'm amazed by how similar the toys we had 50 years ago are to today. Also how many toys I would have enjoyed having as a child. I likely will spend a couple of weeks going through it. Thank you! smile

Lisa

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#291337 - 01/17/16 11:04 PM Re: 2016 Hopes/Wishes [Re: luckdragon]
beaglebabes Offline
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Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 2738
Loc: WI
Sparkle, a lot of those things can still be bought. The card games can still be found and I see the paddle games around. We still play croquet. A lot is not like the quality of years ago. And the Old Vermont Country Store has some items. A couple of years ago they had the original puppy that is pulled and a few other of those items.

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