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I think I have similar taste in toys to James May
Favourite Childhood Toys
Member Name: scobeyjohnson
Favourite Childhood Toys
Advantages: All great, details are spectacular on some
Disadvantages: I could spend so much money on these toys
Most of the toys I had when younger I could quite happily own and play with now if I am honest and hopefully when I have a bit more disposable income and space I will purchase some in the future.
I love die cast model vehicles manufactured by brands like Corgi, Matchbox and Siku. I had a Corgi James Bond Aston Martin and a Robin Reliant as driven by Del Boy and Rodney in Only Fools and Horses and I know you can buy a replica model DeLorean as used by Marty McFly to travel through time in Back to the Future which is one I would like to own some time. I had an awful lot of vintage vehicles from the 1950's and 60's produced by a firm called LLEDO sometimes also known as Days Gone and these included Morris Minors amongst other lovely looking vans and cars.
Micro Machines were a popular toy when I was young. These were tiny little vehicles maybe less than two centimetres in length including cars, vans and lorries even aeroplanes that you could use in conjunction with play sets from the range. The play sets were often small grey rectangular boxes that would open up in two and you could then use the pieces inside to construct a garage or a fire station. I had a set that looked like a toolbox but when opened up and built it turned in to a whole city landscape with suspension bridge which was quite smart.
I had a couple of Hornby train sets and some time I would love to build one of those big layouts that you sometimes see in peoples lofts with lots of different accessories making it look like a village. Similarly with Scalextric I had one or two different sets with different cars and I also had some accessories like a Dunlop bridge and pit stop crew. Like with the railway idea I would enjoy having a large layout of track with grandstands, pit stops and all the different pieces to make it look really special.
Without a doubt though my favourite all time toy is Lego and I had lots of this when I was young and I have had some as an adult as well and mark my words when I have the space I will build a big city layout. I remember when I was a bit younger having some Robin Hood sets and the castle editions with the knights and horses were cool as well.
Lots of the toys I loved as a child are ones that I still really like now and if I become a father one day I am sure they will have lots of Scalextric, Hornby Railway, Playmobil and Lego.
Summary: My favourite toys as a child and now