Now I didn't compile this list all by myself. I called upon the help of my brother to recall all the best ones!
Number 10 - Bikes
Number 9 - Wooden Dinobone Models
I guess this choice increases my nerdyness but I absolutely loved Dinosaurs as a kid and had tons of these models.
Number 8 - Nintendo 64
I was a bit older when this system came out (like 12 or so) and I remember reading up on it and watching previews and such. I remember being totally blown away by Mario 64. Only an 80s/90s kid would get a kick out of distorting Mario's face in the menu. Eiter way this system was awesome. It brought us the classic Golden Eye 64....nuff said!
Number 7 - The Ultimate Warrior Wrestling Buddy
As a kid I definitely could appreciate the appeal of wrestling. I had the old school rubber wrestlers and the plastic ring. My favorite wrestler as a kid was Ultimate Warrior. Hulk was cool and all but there was just something about the Ultimate Warrior. I remember begging my mom for months for this toy and getting the old "maybe Santa will bring it for you" routine. Well Santa came through! I have long since lost interest in wrestling but do have this guy on my radar as something I'd like to add to my collection at some point. I can't retrace/collect my childhood without this guy!
Number 6 - Thundercats haul of 1986
Number 5 - Pool Table
Number 4 - K'nex
Number 3 - The Great He Man haul of 1985
Number 2 - Fireball Island
This game was just badass. Cool pieces, awesome setting, and you could make pretend you were Indy while playing. I remember plenty of times using only the jewel to imagine I was Indiana himself after some ancient artifact.
Number 1 - Super Powers Hall of 1984
So that brings me to the end of my walk down memory lane as I sit here on the night of the last day of school before Christmas break. If I could rewind time 20 years or so I'd be on the floor with my bro in front of our old NES flipping through comics and playing Golden Axe with sheer unadulterated excitement coursing through our bodies in anticipation of the goodies to come in just a few short days.
Anyway Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and I hope Santa is good to you all this Tuesday!
"And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more!”