We were lucky and had some great Christmases with many of the popular toys given as gifts. Living in a grove with lots of other kids around you could also pretty much guarantee if you didn't have a particular toy then someone else would, so you'd still get to play with it eventually as we all shared and played along nicely.
Like Tshot, one toy I would have really liked to own was Big Trak.
Another is Castle Grayskull. I only had a few MOTU figures as I was growing out of toys, but wish I had that castle.
Zeroids. Battery operated worker robots.
Transformers. A few friends had these but I never had any Transformers.
Planet of the Apes figures. Again, some friends in the grove had these but I never had them. They were really cool.Pin by Laura Brookman Cook on Vintage Ads Pinterest
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