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so what toy did you really really want but never got mine is

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pramsgalore Wed 21-Sep-11 13:38:41

a mr frostie, asked for one every year and santa never brought me one sad, santa said it was rubbish, but he always brought me a cadburys choc machine hmm and never any refills sad
so what did santa not bring you grin

inchoccyheaven Wed 21-Sep-11 13:50:54

I always wanted a mr frostie too! but never got one either sad I think I did have a choc machine but probably didn't have the refills either.

We must have been seperated at birth grin

pramsgalore Wed 21-Sep-11 14:06:13


i may have to buy one for dd, just so i can have a go grin

mogs0 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:19:13

I also wanted mr frosty and I also had the choc machine but I think my parents might have bought me re-fills at some point!

I really wanted the mousetrap game too. My friend bought it for her ds from a boot sale recently but half of it was missing and just a bit crap really. I bet mine wouldn't have been like that 25 15 years ago. It would have been excellent quality and have been played with all the time grin.

CroissantNeuf Wed 21-Sep-11 14:21:40

Girls World styling head.

Maybe that's why I've never been good with make-up and hair and stick with the bare minimum.

HerdOfTinyElephants Wed 21-Sep-11 14:22:18

I wanted a Mr Frosty too! Clearly there was something in the zeitgeist.

wildstrawberryplace Wed 21-Sep-11 14:24:00

To be honest, Mr Frosty wasn't all that. You really didn't miss much.

I wanted Hungry Hippos but never got it.

mogs0 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:24:09

My sisters had girls world and it used to scare the crap out of me blush.

crystalglasses Wed 21-Sep-11 14:25:07

I really, really wanted a dolls house, or failing that, a dolls bed. I was really into my dolls for a long time.
I made up for not getting anything 'dolly' by buying it all for my dd1. Luckily she was also obsessed with dolls when she was little.

Coca Wed 21-Sep-11 14:27:05

Another sad child with no Mr Frostie here! I wanted a styling head too. My best friend had every single toy I wanted but my parents didn't want anything too "commercial" hmm
When I got my first saturday job I saved up for a sodastream (I Know not a toy) to stick two fingers up at them. God sodastream was rank grin

Thumbwitch Wed 21-Sep-11 14:29:00

I really wanted a Sasha doll but now I look at them and I think they're a little bit creepy! blush
And a big wooden rocking horse.

I had a friend who had both these things - I was very envy at the time.

I did have a Girls World Styling head but for some reason mine was brunette (probably the only one in existence!) which meant that I couldn't paint her hair different colours like all my friends did with their blonde ones was a little more limiting. AND you couldn't get that extending hair thing to cover the whole head in the styles they suggested. I still have the rollers though...

TooManyBlossoms Wed 21-Sep-11 14:33:10

Another member of the really-wanted-a-Mr-Frosty club here!

Big yellow teapot
A big plastic boot that was a school - it had a roundabout
A big plastic tree that was a house - it had a swing (see a bit of a theme here?)
My little pony dream castle

<deprived childhood>

NHScutback Wed 21-Sep-11 14:36:29

A Barbie shower. Or the townhouse with the working lift.

ezzie21 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:37:43

tiny tears longing for the past 45 years

dd had one for last christmas whether she wanted it or not

i may have carried it about for the day blush

Coca Wed 21-Sep-11 14:39:12

I have to admit my dds get some presents that are really for me

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Wed 21-Sep-11 14:39:49

Always wanted Mr Frosty too, and the cadbury choc and got neither envy

I did have the big plastic boot and it had a house, with a lift, i remember going to a dad's friend to get it, as his daughter had grown out it, it was in a black bag, i think i may have been given it slightly before christmas smile

There always was Sylvanian families on my list, and dolls.

My cousin got penguins, that went down a slide and climbed up stairs, and man was i green with envy! grin

DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 14:39:50

My Frosty was rubbish. We had one. It was really hard to turn the grater thingy and by the time you'd managed to crush all your ice the first bits had melted. Very dissapointing.

I always wanted a Doodle Bear. I asked every year for years and years. I think I was still asking at 15 blush. Dd1 now has a collection of Doodle Bears and she doesn't Doodle on them shock, ungrateful little so and so <wanders off muttering>

Insomnia11 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:40:09

A toy red pedal car.

Voidka Wed 21-Sep-11 14:40:53

I cant remember what its name was but it was a fluffy white dog that you could take for walks. I would stare longingly at the Argos catalogue.

I did get a furby though - toy of the year my arse! It was shite and was a one day wonder toy. I honestly dont know why the whole country went mad on them.

pramsgalore Wed 21-Sep-11 14:41:17

grin TooManyBlossoms my little sis had the tree house i loved it, i bought dd1 the big yellow tea pot from a carboot when she was little, i loved that too grin
why did our parents not think mr frostie looked cool!!!!!
me thinking i may try and find dd4 some of these older toys, have to be better than whats out now.
i had the magic round about and loved it and a sindy house i really loved that and then my mum decided i was too old for them and sold them sad angry
i had a friend who had loads of toys i was very envy of her too and she had nice orange juice grin

Another deprived of a Mr Frosty here.

My spolit friend had a Barbie DriveThru McDonalds. This was before we even had McDonalds here. I was so envious.

And I wanted a Barbie swimming pool but that "would make the carpet wet".

mogs0 Wed 21-Sep-11 14:48:20

My sisters also had the tree house - infact, I think it might still be in. My Mum's garage!

I had a my little pony dream castle and was gutted when my mum sold it - probably years after i'd had it and had outgrown it and she was possibly a bit skint but I was still gutted blush. Yet she still has loads of our childhood toys festering away in the garage.

olibeansmummy Wed 21-Sep-11 14:53:03

I wanted a wooden Wendy house sad

ObviouslyOblivious Wed 21-Sep-11 14:56:58

I wanted one of those wooden train sets that used to be set up to play with in the Early Learning Centre. Never got one. <desperately searching for something similar for DS>

Sleepyspaniel Wed 21-Sep-11 15:07:25

Um, where to start?!

Mr Frosty
Sindy House, dolls, clothes or accessories of any kind
Barbie, as above
Doll's house of any description
Cabbage Patch baby doll
My Little Pony (even one would have done)
Play Dough Mop Top Set (Hairdressers) (REALLY wanted this)(Begged every year for a good few years) (Never got it)(Don't know why, we weren't poor) (Tight Git Parents)
Play Teaset
China Doll (old fashioned sort)
Proper teddy bear with moving arms and legs (not a cheap stuffed market teddy)
Beatrix Potter story books, the little ones
A Kittyboo (white cat version of Chicaboo monkey)
A Poochi dog (Oh your ears are pink and your paws are too!)
A Carebear soft toy, I did have one very small plastic one but that was it
A Wendy House
A toy cash register

just off the top of my head, y'know....wink

In case you are wondering what we DID get, it was books and some board games and felt tips. A picture for the wall one year. No, my parents weren't lofty liberals or on the breadline or taking a stance against plastic tat, they just didn't see the need to indulge us with "toys" or fripperies per se. A Spirograph one year came suspiciously close to actually indulging me, almost too much fun.

Yes, I will totally spoil my kids as a result.

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