I know that for me it was Legos. Loved them, still love them. My kids even love them.
Where does your favorite rank on this favorite toy of the century list?
I did love Dolls.
One doll I had asked for was a Skipper doll...
My Mom and Dad did not have a lot of money, my dad had been in the hospital.
I got this Doll named Ginger, I loved her!
The best gift though was seeing our Dad.
I think I was around six or seven.
It was a stuffed horse, white with tiny blue polka dots, tail and main replaced by y Mom as were the eyes --- I loved that horse so much that I insited I be allowed to take it into the operating room when I had my tonsils out at the age of 9. They said they sterilized it and let me take it in! Not sure that was true --- they could well have removed it from the sterile field as soon as I went under anaesthetic , but what they did kept me from throwing a hissy fit!
Stuffed horses didn't make the list! Not surprised!
I'm trying to teach my kids that giving of yourself is the best gift. I bet that seeing your Dad made everything even more special.
My son took a Batman action figure in to one of his many surgeries and I think that they kept it with him the entire time because when he was in the recovery room, it was in bed with him still.
How sweet of you to give your Barbies to another Barbie lover. Made me think of the end of Toy Story 3.