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Oh dear, Santa got it wrong.

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Ohwhatfuckeryitistoride Tue 23-Dec-14 21:57:04

What presents did you (in your childhood)or your dc long for, but never got?
Dh resents loudly, when pissed that his younger DB got a selection of action men (he never even wanted an action man)
My dm let on, when she was in her 60s, that she never had a teddy bear.
So what did you want that Santa left on his sleigh?

CrispyCrochet Tue 23-Dec-14 22:05:53

One of those fancy American girl dos. Not sure if they had them in England but they were (are - maybe still around?) really expensive dolls that came with a name & clothes & a hobby.

ImNoClownIWontBackDown Tue 23-Dec-14 22:13:39

Barbie dream house or whatever it was called. Never mind that I had so many furniture sets they wouldn't have actually fitted inside it. It had a lift, ffs.

MissHJ Tue 23-Dec-14 22:14:18

A dolls house. I was desperate for one for years. My grandfather kept promising he would make me one(a good carpenter) and never did. He is 62 now and I still resent him for never making my dolls house for christmas!

Davros Tue 23-Dec-14 22:16:55

American Girl Doll is still big business and genuine ones not available in uk. There is a massive shop on 5th avenue

MerryMo Tue 23-Dec-14 22:18:25

Mr Frosty!

Apparently anyone I know who had one said it was utter shite. But I have come close to buying one for my kids just because!

Letthemtalk Tue 23-Dec-14 22:19:11

A filigree gold ring. I was sure I was getting it, so saved the box shaped present to the end, discarding all the rest. The box shaped present was just that, a wee box. I collected boxes at the time. The disappointment has stayed with me.

KERALA1 Tue 23-Dec-14 22:19:19

Cabbage patch kid

lemisscared Tue 23-Dec-14 22:20:39

a pony

BrightestAndBest Tue 23-Dec-14 22:22:05

A big yellow teapot - I got a Fisher Price tree house instead, but it just wasn't the same.

PulpsNotFiction Tue 23-Dec-14 22:22:50

I wanted a pram and a tiny tears doll.
I got a bike and a tiny tears doll sad
So I used to fasten the doll to the seat with my dressing gown belt, dress the dog in my nanans head scarf and take it for a walk attached to said pram with a skipping rope. It was a red setter too! grin and much bigger than me. Must have looked crackers but in my head I was just heading out, taking my baby and my dog for a walk.

AFingerofFudge Tue 23-Dec-14 22:23:24

Tiny Tears doll. I was desperate for one and never did get one. Oh, and one of those shiny 3 wheeler bikes that were around in the 70's. Oh, and a Sindy with a fur coat (!)

RandomMess Tue 23-Dec-14 22:23:50

A stocking, asked for one for years and years but never got one!

stargirl1701 Tue 23-Dec-14 22:24:57

Mr Frosty sad

funnyface31 Tue 23-Dec-14 22:25:23

Aww fuckety why don't you buy your mil a teddy bear, I bet she would love that! grin

JuniperTisane Tue 23-Dec-14 22:25:53

DH says Optimus Prime in c1984. He was fobbed off by a freebie toy his dad got from a Toy Rep he did a job for. He says he has never quite gotten over it <smallest violin in the world alert <hmm>

I can't think of anything particular for me.

funnyface31 Tue 23-Dec-14 22:26:09

Dm sorry

littletreesmum Tue 23-Dec-14 22:27:34

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Bowchickawowow Tue 23-Dec-14 22:27:49

Another Mr Frosty! Also have heard they are shit.

glentherednosedbattleostrich Tue 23-Dec-14 22:28:58

Mr frosty here too.

I was also insanely jealous of DBro's millennium falcon as and wanted one not a fucking creepy hair styling doll.

Sorry, childhood traumas

MellowMarshmallow Tue 23-Dec-14 22:29:28

Mr Frosty. I asked for Christmas and birthday for years but wasn't allowed one as apparently 'it will never work'.
Feeling quite pleased that i did get a yellow teapot though. And yes it was amazing. grin

EatShitDerek Tue 23-Dec-14 22:30:53

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fridayfreedom Tue 23-Dec-14 22:30:55

A Sindy horse. Had a Sindy doll and riding outfit but had to put up with Larry the lamb soft toy as a horse confused

Ohwhatfuckeryitistoride Tue 23-Dec-14 22:31:25

Title was inspired by ds1. He really wanted action man and helicopter. This was ££. However, woollies own brand was lots cheaper and it came with a life raft and parachute. He opened it, looked at us sadly, shook his head and said "oh dear mummy, Santa brought the wrong one" and refused to touch it.

MellowMarshmallow Tue 23-Dec-14 22:31:25

Glen are you me???? My brother got this huge starship thing with tiny figures in the same year I got a freaky head to put makeup on. I was quite pleased with the head. although I did play with the spaceship too.

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