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MommaMystique
07-11-2006, 18:11
We sat there and pored over the toy pages in the catalogues, drooled over the tv adverts and got surgically attached to the toy shop window. We wrote lists for Santa filled with our wildest dreams......but when Xmas morning came did we get what we wanted...........?
What was your worst Xmas disappointment?

Aidan
09-11-2006, 14:54
Santy always gave me more or less what I'd ask for - there was one year when I didn't really specify beforehand & got a stocking made up of loads of small things, all of which were lost or broken by New Years' Day ! That I suppose was my most dissapointing Xmas , presentwise.

Grackle
14-11-2006, 04:18
I desperately wanted Action Girl when I was about 4 - I had an Action Man, but he was always being involved in horrifying "accidents", so when I went for the annual visit to Father Christmas's grotto, he told me I had to play nicely with my Action Man or I wouldn't get an Action Girl (evidently my Mum tipped him off ahead of time). All went well until in the middle of a game, I hurled Action Man down the stairs, and then became hysterical, convinced that Father Christmas had seen, and wouldn't bring me anything. My Mum must have been a bit stunned by my tears and screams, and reassured me that Father Christmas was very busy, and probably hadn't noticed. Anyway, when Christmas came, I got my Action Girl so I guess Mum was right ;-)

OrangeCremolaFoam
22-11-2006, 00:44
I wanted Kate Bush!!! even at age 10...hee hee..want her more now at 38 mind...

Rab ;0)

Oggy
23-11-2006, 11:14
Lol norty boy Orange, but fair play too you, I always wanted A Dalek but never got one, and a Chopper bike, but alas never had that either, had a racer, racing bike instead, and before that a tricycle, which was good for wheelies.

karenbrown18
23-01-2008, 18:24
I once asked for a Rolf Harris Stylophone. and a yellow hairdryer made by Krupps that turned to make a different shape! also i wanted everything else that was made my K-tel!!

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:28
This one?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/dagga36/ads/krups.jpg

Or
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/dagga36/ads/page35.jpg

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:36
Cool, but what "shape" did they turn into?

I use to have one where the handle folded away, trouble was it use to flip shut whilst using it :(

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:40
I can't see that either could turn into another shape. I only recall the foldy handle ones too, or the one we had..huge and shaped like a spaceship, with a pipe and hat that attached:D

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:42
So thats how a young lad gets a kink in his hair:p

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:44
Would love to see it again, but can't find a pic :(

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:44
Was it one of the stand ones?

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:45
No, it was large, round, pale blue and white. looked like the Millenium Falcon:)

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:47
We also have one of those round ball like Hoovers:)

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:49
We had one of those ours was orange :)

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:52
Try searching "hose" rather than pipe for your hair dryer, brings up loads like this
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.linnell/sso/philips/philips4100_all.jpg

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 18:53
Nver seen an orange one. ours was grey-green I think. Can't find a pic of that either:(

Heather74
23-01-2008, 18:55
http://www.thegenerator.biz/Retro1955_Hoover_Constellation_Vacuum.jpg

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 19:01
I found it too!, but could not get Argos disc to read:(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/dagga36/ads/page142.jpg

sixtyten
23-01-2008, 19:02
i loved that old Hoover:D

Heather74
23-01-2008, 19:05
:) Cant find the orange one, and now I'm thinking it was Nan's not our's, but it was exactly like that :)

karenbrown18
24-01-2008, 10:59
it was yellow and straight, then you twisted it the middle to make a normal looking hairdryer shape......!! hard to explain!!

Stale Elvis
24-01-2008, 12:27
I wanted a Giraffe.

Needles to say the fat man didn't deliver.