Toys from your childhood


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I still have my Gollywog - he is a bit shabby almost bald all over.......I call him Tony Sambo and was 3 years old when he was bought for me in Christmas 1948........Still has his blue jacket and polk

I bought Gollywogs as a gift for SWMBO's grandkids but neither she nor her daughter would let me give them to the kiddies. I think it is a shame when adult racist ideas are forced upon children.

I remember in the early 70s. One Christmas we bought our son a carrying case with compartments in for Little cars. I can't remember how many cars it held, It could be 24/5? It's a long time ago and I

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The Golliwog is a bit controversial, but the interesting Wikipedia entry shows Golliwog dolls still on sale and the image still being used on product labels.

I believe it is now simply known as a Golly.......the apparently offensive bit having been removed :-)

I bought Gollywogs as a gift for SWMBO's grandkids but neither she nor her daughter would let me give them to the kiddies. I think it is a shame when adult racist ideas are forced upon children.

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How many of you had a pair of these shoes.I loved mine, I had a few pairs over time; some with flowers on the front or twinkly bows. I couldn't keep them on, my feet would slide down and out the front of the shoe, leaving about 4inches sticking out the back. I loved the clonking sound when I walked, I felt really grown up.

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I remember those shoes! I always wanted some but was told "no". The reason given was that they were bad for your feet. Instead, when we played dressing up we used to wear my friend's mum's old high heels! This was nothing like as good as the pretty plastic ones and with modern knowledge of hygiene plastic would have been better. We still had loads of fun!

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Something on the telly the other day reminded me of a toy I had as a kid. It was called Hocus Pocus, 3 cups, that fitted inside each other. The was a small ball or something between 2 of them and depending how you seperated the cups, depended on seeing the ball or not.

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Ahhh, but does he keep you awake at night??  LOL

 

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I had Bayko which I loved, and metal meccano, also an electronic engineer kit which you could use to make things like morse code transmitters and a simple radio. I also collected Action Man stuff. One of my relatives passed on a "visible man" to me which was a teaching aid for the human body. My brother had Montini which was a cheaper version of lego.

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51 minutes ago, AlanB said:

I had Bayko which I loved ....

I loved Bayko, too.  I remember the corner 'bricks' which had to fit on 3 poles instead of just 2.

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