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    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    This was mine when I was 9 years old
    johnny seven
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    For my 16th birthday / Christmas, I got THIS as well as it's Animaniacs equivalent. I used to go and stare at them hanging in the Warner Brothers store on my break while working at a crappy mall job.

    For my 15th birthday, I got this:

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    I got a Ghostbusters Proton Pack YEAAAAAARS ago. That was epic.


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    A Sega Mega Drive (Genesis for you Yanks). Last year. Second time round is always best :D
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010 edited
    I . . . can't remember.

    I was a hard kid to shop for, interested in things that were difficult to find.

    Edit: I can remember a horrible, horrible Christmas gift that scared the hell out of me when I was six or seven.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    I can't remember, either...
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    One Christmas I asked for and was given a rocket.

    I have nothing else to say on the subject except that my parents in their own middle class way are very irresponsible.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    This had me screaming with pure joy when I opened it up.
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    @ oldhat

    You're not the only one. My dad managed to find me a very cheap second hand almost dead one when I was about and I fell in love with it. I also was the proud owner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer HQ thingy. Same year possibly, both on the verge of being too trashed to sell. Both were excellent.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010

    I'm relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who got thrift store presents.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    I got a binary watch (I'm a programmer) from my nephew last year:

    Fuss Binary Watch

    Several people have asked me about it, when I'm just wearing it and it isn't even illuminated (so, who knew, maybe they were all even geekier than me).

    Downside: its batteries wore out 2-3 months ago.

    Upside: I might know what kind of presents he likes, now.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    MP3 Player. A Creative Zen Jukebox, to be precise, but the important thing is the ability to carry my music library with me everywhere I go. Sublime perfect yesness.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2010
    My brothers and I pretty much shat ousrselves with excitement over this sometime in the early 80's:

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    Me too!

    I think I was six, I asked for a crappy ghostbusters gun, and got the station, the car and all the figures too. Best xmas ever.
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    A very large bicycle when I was 11. The thing was a monster, all solid steel and blood red. And it was awesome. Many tumbles and scrapes, of course, but wonderful. It's great having a bicycle when you're a kid.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    The original Kenner Millenium Falcon. The big one. It was awesome.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    The original Kenner Millenium Falcon. The big one. It was awesome.

    Ditto. I was four years old. My parents wrapped up a tiny little box with a riddle written on a notecard inside. I had to solve the riddle to find the Falcon hidden under the kitchen table...
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    @atomicsloth Yeah, I had BOTH cars and all the figures over a period of time. God damn, I loved that series and those toys.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    Yeah, it's gotta be the Falcon.
    Although the TaunTaun with Open Belly Rescue Feature will always occupy a special place in my chest cavity.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2010
    Big Trak.


    Had that for years, my sister eventually claimed it for her classroom when I went to uni and I never saw it again.

    They've re-launched them this year, and I've nearly bought myself one on several occasions.