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This stupid little book has one interesting question: when you were a child, what was your favorite toy?

 
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And after that



The Commodore 64
 
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When I was very small (around 6-7 years old) I used to play board games like business (kinda like monopoly) etc. I got a NES gaming console at around the age of 10, and I enjoy it even till today (although I play it once a month or even less now)


My NES console looks something like this
 
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King Zor, the Fighting Dinsosaur




 
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Does King Zor have a gun? That's one mean dinosaur!
 
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Paul Sturrock wrote:Does King Zor have a gun? That's one mean dinosaur!



He shoots plastic balls out of his back.

As I recall how he worked: when you turned him on, he'd roar and start walking forward. Hitting the target on his tail with a suction dart would cause him to roar, turn towards you, and shoot plastic balls at you. So cool!
 
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you shoot him, and he shoot BACK? sounds like a reason to NOT shoot him, if you ask me.

for me, it was Big Trak. In a way, it got me into programming.

fwd 10
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fred rosenberger wrote:you shoot him, and he shoot BACK? sounds like a reason to NOT shoot him, if you ask me.


His aim was pretty bad.
 
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As a small lad, I favored building stuff. Favorites included the Erector set

and Toggle blocks, which were small hollow plastic hexahedra with one hinged side, holes in some sides, pegs in the others. I searched for a picture of these but could not find them.

At some point, chemistry sets became my favorite; not the junk they have today, but real ones:


In middle school, I started playing in a band with friends, so that occupied me for some years.
 
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What does the book say about children who dont have any favorites and like all or most of their toys?

I loved my toy helicopter, the zirrafe which had rails on its back and little cars which moved on those rails(dont know what they are called), the steamer ship, my handheld video game, my first 8-bit gaming console!



 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:As a small lad, I favored building stuff. Favorites included the Erector set
In middle school, I started playing in a band with friends, so that occupied me for some years.



Sensational erector? I don't think it's a toy for children.
 
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Legos for me, definitely. Although later I also played with a Commodore 64 too, so my answer is pretty much like Jesper's. But Legos were much more important to me overall.
 
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