I was tagged at the blog Yesterville Toy Room to list my top ten favorite childhood Christmas toys.
I ranked these by how much I played with them and or thoroughly enjoyed the toy.
So here they are in order.
#1. The aluminum saucer sled!
We wore these out. Great present and they lasted for years even after putting multiple dents in them.
#2 Super Toe
This is a toy that we played with and played with.
I think we played by the rules for a couple of hours and then we played a horse style game that we made up from then on.
Very durable toy.
#3 Jolly Rodger Pinball Machine
This was such a total surprise on that Christmas morning.
Atari was around then but to have an actual pinball machine at home was awesome!
We also got a couple of albums that year so we stacked them up on the stereo and played pinball all Christmas day. And the next. And the next. And the next.
#4 K-Tel Fun Skis
Great toy. Little pieces of plastic that you stood on a skied down the hill.
We never even broke a bone.
#5 Radio Controlled Batmobile
It was my first radio controlled car and it was the Batmobile! Double goodness!
I still have this toy but mine is not in as good as shape as the one in this picture.
I kinda got the radio control thing out of my system with this car. Never wanted another one.
#6 Ghost Gun
We sat in the closet under the stairway and blasted ghosts for hours.
You put a piece of paper in the gun that projected a ghost onto the wall. When you shot at the ghost a hole would appear on the projection and the paper.
#7 AM FM Radio
Grandma and Grandpa White got all us grand kids our very own radio one Christmas.
Most of the stations were AM then. The cool station was WIFE AM in Indy at the time.
Because I had this radio I was there when FM took over.
The cool station then was WKIS Kiss 99 FM.
#8 Ricochet Racers
I don't think this one lasted very long but it was fun.
You loaded cars in a shotgun type shell and then aimed and launched them at each other. Crash!
#9 The Magic Hat
I wanted this so bad one Christmas but alas it was not under the tree.
I know I had asked for it and it alone that year.
I had shown Mom the picture in the Sears and JC Penny's catalog and still didn't get it.
We went to my Uncle Georges late Christmas day and low and behold Uncle George and Aunt Pearl had gotten it for me.
I immediately amazed them with my magic abilities.
#10 Billy Blastoff
One of the first toys I remember playing with and thinking cool.
This was probably around 1969.
He walked and operated other equipment when you plugged them into him.
Thanks Yesterville for the trip down memory lane!