@iluvmingos@pooflady it was “Happy Hollisters” for me. I think Daddy bought me the whole set and I remember being so excited waiting for the new issues. Thanks… that was a long-forgotten trip down Memory Lane!
We had toys, but we spent most of our time playing things like Robin Hood, Cowboys and Indians, King of the Hill, riding our bikes, etc.
I’m female, but my next door neighbor, a guy, always wanted to be Lady Marian when we played Robin Hood. Guess I should have paid more attention to that…lol We were maybe, 6 or 7?
We also lived close to a wooded area and would build forts or climb trees, etc.
I was the only female in the neighborhood. I’m surprised I didn’t grow up to be a line backer. lol
It is LEGO. LEGO bricks. The insane cost aside, how can this not be blasting every other option out of the water?
I had LEGO bricks from my father. Yes. That still connected with my sets. Now–kidless–my LEGO sets are being rebuilt by my neices and nephews, all while they get new ones with, still, connecting bricks.
If it were not so expensive due to their paying employees and EU insisting on things like retirement age, and their exact tolerances that have lasted generations, LEGO is the only answer.
My bicycle. The places we could go. Which includes as a 9th grader my 6th grade sister and I rode our bikes 30 miles to an amusement park, spent the day there and rode home. We were pretty tired but we knew if we called our parents it was our problem. We’d have just been told you rode yourself there you can ride yourself home yourself.
My toy soldiers or my cap pistols……. Until I discovered books. I remember the first one I checked out. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I must have read it twenty times in the two weeks I had it from the library!
I belive he was a Gund. So probably Muttsy of that era. He is obviously supposed to have leather on his paws. His fur was longer but I once got my hands on a pair of folding scissors and decided he needed a trim. His nose and eyes are chipped from running up and down hallways with that jagged texture. That would take your skin off your knuckles too