OT: Christmas or Hannukkah Present / Gift You Always Wanted But Never Got.

Submitted by Lakeyale13 on December 18th, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Just a fun / light Holiday topic. I always wanted a pair of Jordans as a youngster.  I am 41 now, and literally bought my first pair (Air Jordan 1 Retro Premiums) as an early gift to myself.  So what is the one gift you always wanted but never got, and would you buy it for yourself now?  Nothing like trying to heal childhood wounds as an adult.  LOL.

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Lakeyale13

December 18th, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

Yes!  Now if you didn't have a whining sniveling Scott Frost begging the press to honor his old and soon to retired head coach with a split National Championship, you would probably already have one.  But, screw the past!  Lets get one in the next 5 years.  I think its a possiblity!

Lakeyale13

December 18th, 2017 at 10:40 AM ^

The Aircraft Carrier was BAD *SS!!!  That thing was huge.  Coincidentally, I looked on Ebay as to how much an old one would cost.  They had one NIB for a couple grand.  Yeesh!!!

MGoBlue-querque

December 18th, 2017 at 10:48 AM ^

We got it one year for Christmas and it was, indeed, bad ass.  It was a family Christmas gift so all four of us boys had to share it.  It was huge and took up a lot of room in our living room, so naturally our parents didn't let us leave it up too long. We had some epic battles. Oh, and our dog pooped on it once. Good times. 

 

JFW

December 18th, 2017 at 10:56 AM ^

All my joe stuff was on a table in the back of our family room. I can remember my Dad sitting in a red cloth chair left over from the 70's watching Michigan play while I performed airstrikes with my F-14. 

 

The Tomcat never lost. I always felt a little bad for the Cobra dudes trying to do air combat in their A-10's. 

Lakeyale13

December 18th, 2017 at 10:51 AM ^

World domination is hard to come by!  LOL.  I did have a GI Joe "Oil Platform".  I also colletcted GI Joe comics too.  I purchased about 5 years ago, off of Ebay, a whole bunch of the issues I could never find / get as a kid.  #IHaveALotOfChildhoodIssues.

The Mad Hatter

December 18th, 2017 at 10:43 AM ^

They had it in Sears / JC Penny Christmas books every year.  Unfortunately it cost something like $300 in mid 80's money (so like 14 grand today) and my mom refused to buy me one.  Said I'd crash it.

I got a radio controlled boat instead.  Which was cool, but not airplane cool.

Lakeyale13

December 18th, 2017 at 10:56 AM ^

Right!?  That is one of many things that kids today miss out on today.  I couldn't wait to get the Sears, JC Penny, (and remember this oldy but a goody) Service Merchandise catalogs and start circling a whole bunch of crap I wasn't gonna get. 

JFW

December 18th, 2017 at 11:16 AM ^

Heck, just seeing all the stuff!

 

I had a bunch of space legos (My kids thought me weird when I laughed at the Lego space guy in the Lego movie) and I wanted the planetarium in the Sears catalog. My theory was that I would darkent he room and fly my lego's through a star field background, Just like Buck Rogers and Colonel Deering, or BSG!

I didn't think the 'There will be a giant shadow of a boy on the wall too' issue. But I had fun imagining!

ScruffyTheJanitor

December 18th, 2017 at 10:49 AM ^

One: I really, really wanted a Gladius (Roman Short Sword) when I was 8 or 9. Probably have all my limbs because I didn't get one. 

Two: I wanted a Power Rangers Mega Zord in the worst damn way. I got the Serpentera instead. I was super mad, though looking back I realize my Mom probably spend a solid 1/3 of our family's xmas budget on that and I was a turd for being so mad. Especially since my friend Anthony DID get the Mega Zord-- which allowed us to play perfectly, and his did break.