Not All Electronic But Fun Nonetheless

This is still by far one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got.  I was entertained for months.  The battery life was horrible.  It took 4 C batteries and the a/c adapter eventually broke.  Finally the screen just stopped working.  Sad sad day. 

Another one of my favorites was the view finder.  I was pretty young last I remember having this toy.  I don't even remember which slides I had but... I remember the day I lost it.  We were leaving our annual church picnic and I was tossing it around in the back on my father's station wagon.  It flew out of big back window and my father refused to pull over on the freeway to retrieve it.  I cried.

I don't have to tell you how awesome an Etch-A-Sketch can be.   I consider myself to be quite the Etch-A-Sketch artist.  Dare anyone challenge me to a twist off?  Next on the list of great toys I owned would be the Slinky  Whomever decided to take this perfect invention and ruin it by making it plastic should be flogged (okay I'm kidding).  I'm here to tell you that the cheap plastic Slinkys' are an evil injustice to today's children.  Auuugh! This toy speaks for itself and I'm completely addicted.  I have perhaps all of most recent versions of it in my home right now.  I love all of those memory games.  "Bop It"  was fun but I mastered it too quickly. 

Silly Putty was a special treat.  I enjoyed sticking it on the Sunday cartoon section of the newspaper and copying the images.    Punch ball was a blast!  I could bang that thing for hours.  I'm sure I got on my parent's last nerve with it.  Speaking of inflatables.... I had this blow up clown that I could just punch around.  I read an article recently that say it promotes violence in children.  I think I turned out just fine.  I only punch the deserving lol. 

I could play Jax for hours, picking up one, then two then three ect.  Nothings said fun like Paddle Ball.


Most of the toys II played with were one person games.  When I did play with school mates I especially enjoyed Chinese Jump rope.   jump in, jump out, jump side to side, jump on, jump in, jump out.

I played a lot of hand slapping games with girlfriends on the play yard.  The McDonald's theme song was very popular when we played.  Do you remember the McDonald's Menu song?  Go ahead and click it.  You know you want

Some other funny song we sang were ....

"Sailor Went To Sea" , "Teddy Bear" , "Fat And Skinny", "Down On The Banks of The Hanky Pank", "Mary Mack", "My Mama And Your Mama", "Ten Twenty"

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.  I sure did.

ichooselife ichooselife
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7 Responses Feb 17, 2010

I would have gotten you in trouble. I was mischievous, adventurous but I'm coming over to your house to see what you've doing. I got lost here for a white.

Sesame Street was a big part of my children. I had a portable record pla<x>yer with Sesame Street 33's, I even had an Ernie Puppet. Sesame Street Rocks! You were lucky you could trade with your friends.

No doubt I will!

Oh, it is on now ICL!! That is a lot of big talk! We will see if you can back it up with some action! LMAO

@ Luvmc11... Shake up that EtchASketch and get as much practice in as you can. Also, try to eat small meals between now and our competition because you'll be be eating a lot of my dust! LOL<br />
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@ Ennuye... I wish I could remember what slides I had for my View Finder :

Wow, ICL you really have brought back many childhood memories for me with this story. I had a View Master too. I loved Silly Puddy and my Etch-A-Sketch as well. I was pretty good with an Etch-A-Sketch, so I accept your challenge of a twist off! LOL And I am going to win! LMAO Oh, I almost forgot, the Slinky is a favorite of mine too. Thanks for the fantastic story. XoX

Astroblast! Hahahahahaha you took me back! Atari was a luxory I didn't have. I don't know why my parents never bought it for me. <br />
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I almost forgot about the Follow Me game. haha<br />
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Thanks for the blast back into time. Awesome.