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Andrew Huff / November 29, 2010 9:58 AM

As a kid, it was probably LEGO, though GI Joe came in a strong second. These days I guess it's my computer more than anything.

printdude / November 29, 2010 10:50 AM

Slot Cars and Model Trains.
Specially together.

Matt / November 29, 2010 11:04 AM

Hands down, the winner is Alphie, with LEGOs being in 2nd place.

Charlie D. / November 29, 2010 4:26 PM


Mike / November 29, 2010 7:41 PM

The Tron light cycle with rip cord.

And the Atari 2600. Kids nowadays will never experience the pure joy of unwrapping what was, for many people my age, THE first affordable and versatile video game. My cousins roll their eyes. "You can play all those games online for free now and they're boring."

Dan / November 29, 2010 10:30 PM

As a kid, I had and loved the Ghostbusters Firehouse playset. Used it for my GI Joes, He-Man, etc. As an adult, well, I still have a Nintendo DS that I break out occasionally. Love to play Mario Kart and True Swing Golf on that thing.

annie / November 30, 2010 8:47 AM

Was - a Miss Piggy Doll, she was very fancy in a gown and little heels. I never understood why Kermie didn't love her.

eee / November 30, 2010 9:38 AM

My teddy bear was my all-time favorite, but as for mass-market toys that others would recognize it would have to be She-Ra, Princess of Power. I had the dolls, I had their horses, I had the Crystal Castle, I had it all. And it's still in pristine condition in a box in my garage, because I WILL NOT part with my She-Ra collection. I still love it.

jen / November 30, 2010 11:34 AM

too easy - LEGO.
top 3 sets being the castle, airport, and racetrack. although the monorail and the train were pretty kickass, too...

Mucky Fingers / November 30, 2010 12:33 PM

Star Wars toys were the best!

Andrew Huff / November 30, 2010 10:18 PM

Now would be a good time to include a link to our latest A/C feature, about local toymakers.

Spook / December 1, 2010 10:34 AM

The GI-Joe Mobile Support Vehicle!


the Marx Navarone Giant Playset Mountain!

Both of these fine products
added a new dimension in action play!

Jasmine / December 1, 2010 3:40 PM

Then: a wee Winnie-the-Pooh doll.

Now: iPhone 4 (boring, I know).

Meems / December 1, 2010 4:58 PM

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