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Did Tiny Tears Fall From Santa's Sleigh? I was a child in the 1960s. Toys were simpler in those days but still provided lots of fun. There were probably more toy shops around; not the superstore type but smaller neighbourhood toy shops. These were like an Aladdin’s cave of treasure. I had ... Read review

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AdvantagesI loved my toys

DisadvantagesWhere are they now?

"...tummy was squeezed. She was top of my Christmas list but, alas, that was the year of the shortage of Tiny Tears'. I got a doll named 'Suzy Cute' instead. I tried to love her but she wasn't what I wanted. I felt guilty. Tiny Tears came to me the next year. I loved her and never stopped. When slightly older I had a '''Sindy doll'''. I preferred Sindy to Barbie. I had Sindy and her bofriend, Paul, and Sindy's sister. Then, I even saved up for a red sports ..." Read review
24.12.2010

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Sometimes I wonder how it all fitted in one house . . .

AdvantagesCan't beat a bit of nostalgia!

DisadvantagesIt made me feel really old writing this!

"...Book Isn’t Just For Reading On top of all the fiction books, I was also very keen on books about “doing things” - I’ve still got a book on origami that my parents bought for me when they were away for their anniversary once and I still get it out from time to time (I’ve even made a moderately accurate crane once or twice), as well as a very practical Dorling Kindersley book on nature and how to do things on the theme of nature - I may never have ..." Read review
07.05.2011

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Back in the Mists of Time....

AdvantagesWonderful memories...

DisadvantagesFew...

"...of my favourite hobbies. So my top toys – in no particular order – would be… BOOKS I read many books and collected around eighty Enid Blyton ones. I especially loved the Malory Towers series and read them over and over again. Other favourites included Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (I had the whole set of Narnia books, but only really enjoyed the first one.) and Charlie and the Chocolate ..." Read review
12.05.2010

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Going Back In Time (Toys from my Childhood)

AdvantagesMemories!!!

DisadvantagesThe one's that broke!

"Top Ten Toys From My Childhood! The other night me and my brother sat down and watched Beavis and Butthead Do America, we hadn't seen it for such a long time and wanted a bit of a laugh. After the film finished we started talking about how much we use to love Beavis and Butthead when we were younger and then started talking about some of the things we used to watch on tape. One subject lead to another and we soon got onto talking about some of ..." Read review
21.04.2012

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When toys were toys

AdvantagesThey kept me occupied for a good long time (Happy days)

DisadvantagesThey show my age and I haven't got them anymore

"1. Dolls pram...... I had a scaled down version of a real pram (Triang I think). It was white metal with real solid white rubber wheels with a brake, a blue spotted hood and a rain cover that fixed on with press studs. The press studs were impossible for a child to undo and the hood folded down with a metal arm which was evil for small fingers. I didn't have many dolls but my brother and I used to load it with teddies and push it about pretending ..." Read review
29.12.2006

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