I Loved Playing With This When I Was A Boy…

The Evening Express has published a list of the Top 12 Christmas Toys. I’m pretty sure none of them will make any sense to me but it’s got me thinking about my favourite Christmas Toys…

When I’m asked what my favourite toy was when I was young I always think back to the same thing. I’m not sure if this was my favorite thing or my most played with but it is the one that always comes to my mind first.

It was called a Gobot Centre and it was a type of space ship. Upon reflection it looks like The Transformer’s poorer cousin…


It had four legs so that it could stand up which would then fold down to allow the attached wheels to move it across the floor. Its back opened up to reveal the compartments/rooms inside and there was also a little elevator.

I don’t remember what accesories came with it or what set of toys it belonged to as I just made up my own rules. I had Star Wars figures, Transformers, Lego men, Plasticine people and toy cars all living happily together inside. They would go on all sorts of adventures across the carpets, land upon “bed planets” and even sometimes attempt to get in the bath – that never ended well, especially for the Plasticine people…

What was your favourite Christmas Toy and what do you think of the ones being offered to kids these days?


11 thoughts on “I Loved Playing With This When I Was A Boy…

  1. Oh, I remember that! I always got stuck with Barbies but I thought the boys toys were much cooler. I stole my brother’s Voltron set 🙂

    Toys these days: not much left for imagination. I will say that “Bop It” is a cute game, kind of like Simon but a lot more interactive.

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