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Monday, June 25, 2012

Target Toy Sale : Giveaway


I love me a sale of any description.  I once bought 4 eggplants because they were 2 for 1.  I had never tasted nor cooked with an eggplant before that time.

Truth be told, I still haven't.  They sat in the back of my fridge until we went hunting for the unpleasant odour a few weeks later...

Being that I'm partial to a sale, I get super excited come toy sale time.  It's the ultimate justifiable shopping spree, because

"It's for the children! Won't everybody please, just think of the children!"

So I was totally down with getting my game face on and planning my assault on the Target Toy Sale.  I was going toting she who Glows, secure in the knowledge that her awesomeness would stun the other shoppers as I slipped past to nab the last Dora / Thomas / Bratz / Crayola / OMG everything since I am the world's worst (or is that best?) impulse shopper!  If it's on sale, I must have it.

Also, she kindly pushed the trolley comprised of a 10:1 ratio of my stuff to hers, allowing me to ferret in and out of the aisles much like a....erm....ferret.

The Target Toy Sale didn't disappoint.  Armed with the gift card, gifted to me by Target so that I may attend the VIP opening night, I owned that sale.


As evidenced here
Back off! It's mine. All of it. Nothing to see here, move along...
Side note: What up with the loose fat misplaced neck roll/2nd chin?


And here
Does this helmet make me look like a tool?  No, oh good...
Side note: Extra points for actually being on a kiddy skateboard and not simply posing like a tosser. I go all the way for my blog.


And again here
I am so hard core. Got wheels, yo!
Side note: The look of terror is because I'm behind the roped off area and the Store Manager was approaching with a stern and disgusted look on his face.


And also here
Starting the Twin Tornado early on their future cleaning addiction.
Side note: I didn't get this, I figured I'd just throw them in the deep end and get them a real Dustbuster to share.

Here's what I love most about this year's Target Toy Sale:
 
You can browse the Target Toy Sale catalogue online.

You can create a wish list and send it to your nearest and dearest and your entire email list if you like, in the hope that they'll be grateful for a list and not having to guess what your children want.  So, you know, if you've ever emailed me - look out for my The Feral Threesome's  iProduct filled wish list, heh.

You can do your entire layby online - from registering to making payments.

No need to join a lengthy queue or hip and shoulder another parent out of the way.  No donning your war paint make up and getting dressed up to go to the shops.

You can quite literally organise your entire year's giftage while sipping wine and wearing leopard print slippers in the comfort of your own home. Ahem.

Dare I say, Target has hit the bulls-eye with this year's Toy Sale?

I love me some cheesy cringe-worthy word play, heh.

I have a $50 Target Gift Card to give away, so you can jump online or head in store and start your own Toy Sale shopping spree!  Just please refrain from testing the merchandise.

For your chance to win...

    - Follow this blog
    - Comment below with your favourite childhood toy.
       Mine was Gem and The Misfits.  She was way edgier than Barbie.
    - Share the competition on Facebook and/or Twitter for an extra entry.

Entries close midnight (WST) Sunday 1st July.


The fine print...

    - Entries open to Australian residents only
    - Maximum two (2) entries per person
    - Winner announced via Facebook Page and the blog, Monday 2 July
   - Winner has seven (7) days to respond before I drown my sorrows in mojitos and conduct a re-draw




123 comments:

  1. Mine was a plush Alf I was given when I was 4. I totally adored him

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  2. Saying that I enjoyed playing with Barbie is a complete understatement. I was BESOTTED with her. I used to wash and blow-dry her hair, made clothes for her (well, tried to anyway). My cousin and I even tried a couple of times to stay up all night so we could play Barbie. Crazy much?

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  3. Your photos cracked  me up! I loved my My Child so, so, so much. The weird thing is I ended up with a daughter that looks quite a lot like that My Child. Spooky!

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  4. Crap, I accidently posted before I had actually said anything :) I would have to say, my absolutely favourite toy was my cabbage patch kid, Harriet Odette! Whenever I would see my best friend our 'kids' would have sleepovers. I still have Harriet and even the boys have played with her.

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  5. Absolutely loved my 'Clicker Clackers',  remember those hand held balls on a rope that you moved up and down. They were known as other names too like Click Clacks etc. They were deemed too dangerous & banned. Kept me amused and how I miss them.

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  6. Has to be the go-go ball.
    We would tie our Punky Brewster-esque handkerchiefs around our jeans and go out for a bit of g0-go while the Atari 64 loaded.
    Half an hour later, Bubble bobble would be ready to rock!

    Love you pics.
    :-) xx

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  7. snotface stinkbum's mumJune 25, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    hmmmm I think it was my Smurf that I brought from the local service station at age 5 - with my own money! Alas, I did not have enough for Smurfette :(  I still have my Smurf, and he is currently sitting on Snotface's toy shelf

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  8. My favourite toy was a Cabbage Patch that my eldest sister bought for me shortly after our brother passed away. She wanted to cheer me up I suppose. I was a very shy and quiet girl, but I loved my CP doll (Sean), and all these years later, I still have him, he takes pride of place on one of my daughters bookshelves. I will never get rid of him as he danced me through the days of my childhood, even though it wasn't a party. 

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  9. Those photos are awesome! Great giveaway, thanks!

    My all time favourite toy as a kid.. was Sylvanian Families.  Except in their 'trying to do the right thing'  way... my parents use to make me do little maths/spelling quizzes to get them.  Sick bastards.  

    Now, having to sell a kidney to purchase them now.. I wish I had saved them for my daughter.

    Will share on twitter to @Ninjatales. 

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  10. My cabbage patch doll named Olivia. I spent Saturday at Target looking at all the birth certificates to try and find ones that matched up to my girls birthdays. Closest I got was one day off but just not good enough!

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  11.  I hear you - I think of all the Lego I ate/destroyed/threw away. Mstr3 would go mental for a huge collection of Lego or Duplo now. Sorry Mstr3, Mummy needs wine as much as you want Lego!

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  12.  That's lovely. One day your kids will understand the sentimental meaning and value - then they'll fight over it!

    Also - you won the Little Quackers rice cakes giveaway, so can you please email me your contact details. Thanks!

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  13. I was just  going to say that Smurfette always cost more - it was such a rip off. Must be all that lush long blonde hair that cost the toy manufacturers soooo much more to make her.

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  14.  Oh I completely forgot about that one! I coveted a go-go ball for ages. I whined sufficiently and finally got one - only to realise I was totally and utterly unco-ordinated, and definitely not cut out for a go-go ball!

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  15.  I liked to live on the edge - I had one as a kid too.

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  16.  I had Olivia like Preece, but I wanted Odette. Now I know why my parents never got me a second one - how expensive are they now!?

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  17.  That's freaky. I'm going to ask questions now as to why my girls don't look like my life-like doll "Clementina Honey Cornelius" - took me ages to say her name when we played tea parties.

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  18.  Yes but Gem had colours in her hair. Come on, join the dark side - Gem rocked hard while Barbie was so sweet and nice. Can you tell that I never had a Barbie when I was a kid? Heh.

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  19. Oooh, fave childhood toy! Good one. Ummmmm... my hula hoop. When I nailed getting it up to the tips of my fingers and back down to my toes, I thought I was so totally uber cool. Because I was, of course!

    P.S. Love the pics. I hope the Store Manager was just coming over to pose for a pic! x

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  20. Kim maxwell galwayst@hotmail.comJune 25, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    My favourite was a toy gun I made in woodwork in year 7, sad, but being a girl I'd never owned one till then and I had heaps if fun with it! (Ps, followed and shared)

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  21. I loved me my Fisher Price village and camper van from the '70s. Kept them for my kids, and one day soon I'll be keeping them for the grand kiddies. I did love Barbie, but apparently my sister was the girl in the family & I was the 'longed for son' they didn't get.

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  22. My Grandmother gave me a fancy schmancy china-faced doll called - & get this - Petronella. I adored Petronella. She was not a cuddly type doll, she was High Society. That is until I left her out & my Father ran over her. Her head was smashed in like a candy Easter Egg. I had nightmares.

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  23. My favourite toy was my cabbage patch doll called Judy. She came with me to hospital when I got my tonsils taken out. The nurse put a hospital band on her arm too and it is still on there to this day.

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  24. My favorite toy was a beautiful doll called Giggles. You moved her arms around and she laughed. Four years ago she spent time in the doll hospital and is now repaired for my daughter, who on special occasions has aplay. ( 40 years later, I am not ready to part with her)

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  25. I was a tomboy. I climbed trees and played with cars. My favourite toy was a dump truck. I'd put all my toy cars in it and drive it all over the house.


    I follow you on facebook and via email.

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  26. Shared on facebook.

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  27. I'm a FB, Email and GFC follower (and twitter too i believe) 


    I was an only child for 13 years, the only girl in mums circle for at least 5 years and i was just like the  boys, give me a princess wand and i'd turn it into a Wizards wand, a doll was a hostage ready to be tied up or rescued. My favourite toy  A Matchbox car, A black TransAm complete with Gold Eagle on the bonnet! I still have it and refuse to let my children touch it lol. It isn't displayed though just hidden in a drawer with a secret hope that one day i might own the real thing, of course it wouldn't hold the 4 kids in it so it will have to be a retirement type dream now :) (Oh there is one in the local area though it only really seems to come out once or twice a year and the driver is a real tool!)

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  28. Mine was a mecano set. I could build the best toys/houses/cars for my Barbies.  I guess that I was always destined to become an engineer!!

    Shared via the Tweeter :-P

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  29. My favourite toy as a child was Barbie couldn't get enough :-) I wish I still had them now to pass onto my little princess 

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  30. Have tweeted also
    @KazEdwards23 

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  31. I remember I had this cupcake doll she looked like a cupcake until you turned her inside out and she became a doll where the top of the cupcake was her hat and the bottom was her dress she was gorgeous and smelled amazing, cant remember what she was called though.

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  32. Barbie I would have hundreds of them and spend all day dressing and styling their hair

    nicrogla@bigpond.net.au

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  33. Well I had two favourites. I LOOOOOOVED Strawberry Shortcake she smelled so good (I even managed to track down one on ebay and it still kinda smelled .. unless its my imagination ..lol its possible!) and Speak and Spell. I loved that thing. I have never been able to track down another one though. Id love to show it to my kids who now have all these fancy 'apps' 

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  34. My favourite toy was my Barbies...not the barbies from these days...these were Barbie and the Rockers Barbies!! I loved them heaps and I even had the barbie and the rockers cassette tpes of the barbies singing, so I could make my own concerts :) . I still know the words of some of their songs now!!

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  35. Duplo was a big winner in our house - it was something my sister, brother and I could play with together, and is pretty indestructible - so it was always the toy that was brought out when visitors came over :)

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  36. And tweeted too - 
    https://twitter.com/BlanchNatalie/status/217459359788175360

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  37. I loved the smurf collectibles. I used to play with them in my dolls house :-) Have shared on facebook

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  38. For my tenth birthday mum and dad gave me a big box of Lego. I loved it. Nearly forty years later I still have it. 

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  39. Tweeted on twitter by twcourt
    https://twitter.com/twcourt/status/217472462361858050

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  40. Smurfs here, for sure ,
    had only 4 back then  ......BUT now I've way more :) shared :)

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  41. Shared on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/linda.courtney.376/posts/333549243390337 

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  42. Gem is my name no-one else is the same.. Gem is my name! GEM! I LOVED Gem!!! I used to pretend I was Gem and my sisters were the Misfits! lol..  I'm going to be singing this all night now.... 

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  43. Tweeted :)  
    https://twitter.com/oozzle/status/217498211433197568

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  45. My first favourite was a bear called Bear Bear, even though there was just one of her.  Her entire body is covered in fur, except under her armpits.  I have no idea why.  My second favourite was a dog called Woofy, who was unfortunate enough to have a music box embedded in his chest. Luckily he didn't last long enough to need a pacemaker - because there wasn't room!  My third favourite was a rabbit called Rabbit, who started off with a round head but maybe I spent a lot of time sitting on him because if you look at him front on now, his head is about 3cm wide.  Or he got run over by a bus.  These toys started off pretty normal but family life has given them a battering.  Bit like the rest of us, I suppose.

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  46. Shared on twitter here
    https://twitter.com/unwitterer/status/217515422520582145

    I am following this blog via email

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  47. Gem was AMAZING, but belonged to my sister. :( MY fav toy of my own was Patty O Green - Rainbow Brights buddy. Still sad dad got rid of her. 

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  48. I loved Simon  electronic game. Those blinking lights, trying to repeat the patterns......its was like crack for 6year olds.  LOL.  Still wish I had that damn thing, would keep the kids quiet for awhile I'm sure. 
    just for those who don't remember....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jmVU2eykuI&noredirect=1

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  49. I was a Barbie Girl. Living in Papua New Guinea.. sort of missed out on so many wonderful toys.

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter too... thank you

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  50. Fisher Price Music Box Record player :)

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  51. My obsession was Barbie, I spent all my money on Barbies. I only had One Ken and boy did he have some fun.

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  52. Have followed and shared on FB....

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  53. Can I be one of those adults that whinges about the poor childhood she had growing up? My toys were all homemade including the pogo stick dad made me with beer tops nailed into it for noise lmao. I had a hand me down barbie (found at the beach) that went with me everywhere even after she lost her head. What's hilarious is that I hated my parents for never letting me have cool shop toys and now I make a specific effort to source not only my children's toys but gifts, all off handmade markets and facebook. I prefer to support other mums, which I'm sure my kids will hate me for. I won't say no to a $50 giftcard though ;P

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  54. I don't remember having many toys as a child but I had a doll which I really loved she had blue eyes that blinked and I thought she was the most beautiful thing I ever saw.

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  55. christine morrisJune 27, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    Tweeted and shared:)

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  56. lady lovlilocks  shared on fb and twitter

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  57. my cabbage patch dolls were my favorite.

    frangipanni23@hotmail.com

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  58. My favorite childhood toy was my collection of care bears, absolutely loved them!

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  59. shared on twitter https://twitter.com/Mel0307/status/217766791173246976

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  60. my little pony was my favourite as a little girl, had so many of them!

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  61. shared on Twitter @narellerock 
    https://twitter.com/narellerock/status/217767663043231745 

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  62. shared on FB 
    https://www.facebook.com/narellerock/posts/331586193589642

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  63. Samantha FalconerJune 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    I'm afraid I was a Barbie girl! Loved the Barbie townhouse best of all & forced my little brother to play them with me!

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  64. Samantha FalconerJune 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Have shared on FB & will share on twitter when I can get the link to work - probably my silly computer!

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  65. Very persona non grata now but I did love my golliwog and took him to bed every night.He had very soft hair and big eyes....psst I bought myself a giant one a year ago!

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  66. ooh  it was my "My Child", she had beautiful long blonde hair and the bluest of eyes. Her name was Amy.

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  67. My cabbage patch kids... Her name was Rosemary Holly, born November 10th 1984!

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  68. shared 
    https://www.facebook.com/lindy.sparrow

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  69. My Granddad's dolls house, he made it so well. I decorated it with wallpaper and all!

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  70. Followed Blog,  shared on Facebook and Twitter.
    So hard to choose, was it my Pogo Ball that gave me blisters on the inside of my feet at Christmas? Was it my beloved Crystal Cassandra cornsilk Cabbage Patch doll that I got for my 6th birthday? Was it my Rainbow Bright, Braveheart Carebear or  Strawberry Shortcake? Can you tell am an 8Os child? :-)
     

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  71. Followed blog and shared on Facebook. I had a dad who travelled the world on ships when I was a child and on one trip home be brought me a Shirley Temple Doll. She was sweet with riglets and a kilt. I think my sister cut her hair off.

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  72. Follow on gfc and fbook-i had a doll called valerie -a button on her back pressed made her hair grow-my sister tried to sell her to the next door neighbour for a cricket bat:-(

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  73. My favorite toy was my smurfs. I had figures and plushies and I still have a lot of my figurines!

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  74. My favorite toy was my baby alive, until my sister scribble with pen all over her face, bitch!

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  75. i loved my Giggles doll she walked and giggled i loved her

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  76. Barbie all the way gotta love her secretly shhhh

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  77. i know im a girl but i used to love transformers would save my pocket money to get a transformer  

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  78. This is going back 40 years, I had a  talking bride doll, and I still have her.

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  79. My Rainbow Brite and her horse Starlite that mum brought back from the States 

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  80. Barbie
    all the way

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  81. shared via twitter

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  82. I had a small remote controlled robot that I loved. It was so non-girly

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  83. Shared on FB as Chon Ky

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  84. I love my Barbie and the rockers dolls and concert stage. I still have it and now play it with my Miss 4.  When she first opened the box it had a barbie and the rockers tape and she looks at it, gives it a shake and goes Mummy its not working I think it needs new batteries haha :)

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  85. Dear god! Reading all these awesome entries I feel very 'hicksville'. My BEST memory of  a toy was a fridge box our mum turned into a Post Office/ which could also double as a Store. We played in that box until it got wet, mouldy and then disintergrated. Lego was also pretty awesome.

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  86. Chrissy Doll - she had the ability to change the length of her hair (only wish we could do that in real life LOL)

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  87. I had an Ice Cream Doll which I loved. None of my friends remember them but they were basically huge dolls with coloured wool hair and, inexplicably, a huge plastic ice cream hanging around ther neck. I named mine Mandy.

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  88. Don't think my post came through!

    My favourite was my ice cream doll. If you don't remember them (most don't) she was huge, with pink woollen hair and, inexplicably, had a plastic ice cream tied around her neck. I called mine Mandy

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  89. Shared on Facebook also

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  90. following blog, favourite toy - barbie and the rockers

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  91. I never had a Barbie, not that I ever wanted one.  I was happier playing with Matchbox cars and plastic farm animals.  (Following blog )

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  92. My Cabbage Patch doll... she went with me everywhere (hmm, wonder where she is now?!).

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  93. I loved all my toys -Barbie, Lego ....

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  94. My favourite toy was my dad's station wagon.  I used to sit in that for hours pretending to drive and we converted the back of it to a cubby house.

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  95. Shared on Facebook

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  96. Following the blog (klftpg)

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  97. Probably lego, and we used to drive our mum nuts by not cleaning it up properly- we would put it away anywhere other than in its container!

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  98. I just tweeted as well :)

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  99. I had 3 Cabbage Patch Dolls, Janene, Oliver and Kate. Love <3

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  100. My favourite was always Cabbage Patch Dolls - I can't wait to by my daughter now there back in style! 

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  101. My favourite toy was my big teddy bear... I dragged him around everywhere.

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  102. I loved my Castle Greyskull from the Masters of the Universe set - had great fun dropping He-Man through the trapdoor into the dungeon below :-)

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  103. A toy kitchen my Dad had whacked together out of apple crates and painted PINK. It would probably look so funny now, but as a kid I thought I was made and spent hours making mud cakes and leaf salads. 

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  104. LEGO.  It occupied us kids for hours and 30 years later, it does the same to my kids.  It's a challenge to build something bigger and better all the time and I loved how my Dad always got involved.  Now it's my husband that can't resist lego time.

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  105. My favourite toy was the dollshouse that my Grandad made for me - hours of fun!

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  106. Nicki NewtonplaterJuly 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    I had so many favourite toys, mostly very girly ones, but I could never go past my Pound Puppy. I could never have a real dog so my Pound Puppy was my trusted and constant companion.

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  107. My Punky Brewster Paper Doll Set - Punky Brewster was my hero :)

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  108. would have to be a mix of Barbies and lego but back then there was only boy lego but it was still lots of fun!!

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  109. Fav toy was my brothers GI Joe, my sisters always stole the barbies so me and him warred all the time.

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  110. Blog follower

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  111. facebook shared :)

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  112.  MrsLoz - huge congrats - you are the winner. So you  can go nuts with your $50 giftcard on half a Sylvanian family member, or maybe just treat yourself to something and don't tell the kids!

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  113. I *really* wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid when they were all the craze in primary school and Christmas that year my nana bought me twins! Two! I was soooo happy and knew I was going to be soo cool when school started back. Turns out by the end of January no one was "into" them anymore. :O(

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