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Sunday, December 25, 2011

A 1969 Christmas:

So did anyone else get Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots that year? And were any of you an only child like me?? Receiving a game that was meant for two??? Does anyone else see the irony in this????

12 comments:

Kionon said...

Merry Christmas

joe said...

And a merry Christmas to you as well ;^)

Mitchell Craig said...

I don't remember which Christmas I got Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, but I did have them.

With three Transformers movies, a Battleship film on the horizon, and two GI Joe flicks, how long will it be before R.E.S.E.R. makes it way to the multiplex?

joe said...

It's only a matter of time. They've thought of everything else. I remember there was a show on tv where guys make remote controlled robots that do battle. I don't know if it's still on the air.

Brooks Rownd said...

Heh, I'll have to ask my mother what I got for xmas in 1969 - I was too young to remember. Never had the boxing robots, though

Jana said...

I just came across your blog and am enjoying the retro - I wanted to share my 1969 Christmas photo http://jana-treeclimber.blogspot.com/2011/11/groovy-christmas.html

joe said...

Brooks: Why they kept getting me toys meant for 2 people being an only child I can't understand. I think it gave them an excuse to play with them too

Jana: That's awesome. Hard to believe it was all 42 years ago.. time does fly away doesn't it

Jack said...

I feel you, brother! When I was 13 (and only had a 3-year old sister as a built-in playmate) I got Sonar Sub Hunt. Go figure.

To complete the story, last year I got Sonar Sub Hunt again, a retro-gift from my daughter. I have 3 kids and 7 grandkids now, so things are going a little better...

Nice site, by the way. My heyday was the 60s, but I still remember this stuff. Great fun!

joe said...

Hmmm I don't remember Sub Hunt. I might do an ebay search for it. I do remember those little plastic submarines you'd put in a water bottle, and if you squeezed the bottle they'd sink and release the pressure they'd rise. But I'm guessing that's not the same thing.

Jack said...

Sonar sub hunt was early 60s by Mattel, similar to Battleship. To see a recent post, visit www.jackshideout.blogspot.com and find "gifting" in the Here's What I Write About cloud in the sidebar.

Sorry to pimp my site here, but just don't publish this comment if you find that offensive.

In any case, enjoy!

joe said...

Jack offensive???? No way! ;^)

Sunnydaze said...

What a great picture. I can relate about the toys meant for 2 kids. My brother and sister are alot older than me and were teens when I was still little.

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