permalink for this thread :
TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 15:36
Christmas in the 70s

What did you get as a kid?

Super Striker (with diving goalie)
A sock with a few nuts and a tangerine in

maxi_levey Posted on 28/10/2010 15:38
Christmas in the 70s

Apple and orange and 6 hazil nuts.

LingdaleLegend Posted on 28/10/2010 15:38
Christmas in the 70s

Evel Knevel


A plane you had to land on an aircarft carrier


TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 15:41
Christmas in the 70s


This what you mean?

Link: Super Flight Deck

aa365 Posted on 28/10/2010 15:41
Christmas in the 70s

that was the 30's maxi[:D]

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 15:42
Christmas in the 70s

Richochet racers
Tom and Jerry target shooting game
Battling tops
Grifter bike

maxi_levey Posted on 28/10/2010 15:45
Christmas in the 70s

50s actually...[cr]

43myarse Posted on 28/10/2010 15:46
Christmas in the 70s

I remember getting a space hopper must have been about 1971........ it was fantastic [smi]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 15:50
Christmas in the 70s

Masterpiece (board game)

John67 Posted on 28/10/2010 15:51
Christmas in the 70s

Christmas was a bit crap in the 70's but the summers were long and hot and you could play cowboys and indians (with cap guns) in the morning and then japs and commandos in the afternoon.

LingdaleLegend Posted on 28/10/2010 15:56
Christmas in the 70s

yep that was the one Seasider [^]

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 15:59
Christmas in the 70s

Masterpiece? I remember a game, Mastermind. Was a game of deduction.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 16:01
Christmas in the 70s

Mrs T...this is the one

Link: Masterpiece

bombero Posted on 28/10/2010 16:01
Christmas in the 70s

All join on for japs n commandos...:-) Crossfire= boxing day in Roman Parish with jammed gun:-(

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 16:02
Christmas in the 70s

Link not working Seasider![:O]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 16:06
Christmas in the 70s

Sorry Mrs T [:I]

Link: Hows this?

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 16:09
Christmas in the 70s

Aaaah,have never seen it before, looks good....I think Mastermind had the same maker. Parker.

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 28/10/2010 16:57
Christmas in the 70s

I also got a crossfire, Flight Deck and a Chopper bike.

The England kit with the number 7 on the back.

Me mam could never sow and it was slightly leaning to the right and twisted. Looked like I had a hump.

coluka Posted on 28/10/2010 16:58
Christmas in the 70s

A 6' x 3' snooker table

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 28/10/2010 16:58
Christmas in the 70s

I remember in the 60s my mam buying me a Robin suit and my cousin got a batman suit.

I totally refused to wear it.

Who the ferk wants to be Robin when you could be Batman? [:(!]

Heine Posted on 28/10/2010 17:04
Christmas in the 70s

Raving Bonkers 2 boxing robots with hair trigger necks hours of fun

coluka Posted on 28/10/2010 17:05
Christmas in the 70s

Sounds more like a prequel of Only Fools & Horses Joe

OPEO Posted on 28/10/2010 17:08
Christmas in the 70s

A build it yourself radio. Geeky I know but I was so chuffed when I got radio Caroline on it![:D]

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 28/10/2010 17:10
Christmas in the 70s

I had a similar figure to Del Boy. [;)]

I had them Raving Bonkers and the boy has something similar but a different name.

Was in the loft early and there is strikers, subbuteo's, frustration, monopoly, scalectrix, train sets, forts (cowboy and medi-evil), etc.

ItalianJob Posted on 28/10/2010 17:16
Christmas in the 70s

Super flight deck
One of those crap wooden skateboards from the Kays/Freemans catalogue
Big Trak
Scalextric with the Mini Coopers
Etch a sketch
Raleigh grifter
Action man
Remote control car (one with a wire attaching the remote!)

Jonicama Posted on 28/10/2010 17:21
Christmas in the 70s

Some of my memorable present during the 70's
A brazil kit
Chopper bike
Wrangler jacket - did I look cool!

darlo_red Posted on 28/10/2010 17:46
Christmas in the 70s

ahhh the 80's


MKBORO Posted on 28/10/2010 17:49
Christmas in the 70s

Johnny 7 gun
Action Man with all the different outfits
Orange Chopper bike

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 18:19
Christmas in the 70s

Haha. Alright MK?
When I saw the Jonny 7 I thought it was you

What about Chartbuster? Brings back good memories [:D]

MKBORO Posted on 28/10/2010 18:24
Christmas in the 70s

Chartbuster of course. What about record tokens and going to the record shop to buy Jean Jeanie, Bowie or T Rex.
Look in manual (think that was the name)
Plastic fort with the Airfix arabs v Foriegn Legion (that was when times were hard)

ThePrisoner Posted on 28/10/2010 18:25
Christmas in the 70s

Most of the above plus Sinclair Cambridge electronic pocket calculator [^]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 18:30
Christmas in the 70s

Im sure MK will remember my nana buying a huge selection box with full size bars of chocolate inside including Frys chocolate cream, Milk Tray bars & Old Jamaica.......with the strains of Perry Como in the background soon to replaced by Xmas day Top of the Pops [^]

MKBORO Posted on 28/10/2010 18:35
Christmas in the 70s

Great days and life was or seemed so much simpler then and we had snow most years.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 18:42
Christmas in the 70s

Yes def better times - our dads coming home from the club half gone

Stylaphone was another memory as was Subutteau (sp) with miniature FA cup and floodlights which you needed a car battery to work!

MKBORO Posted on 28/10/2010 18:46
Christmas in the 70s

Scalectrix with those old racing cars, the green lotus and red ferrari. Off to the pub now to lose more money in the poker team. Will def drop you a line this weekend.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 18:50
Christmas in the 70s

Good luck!

Yes please do - take care

last one - Joe 90 outfit that some kids wore till Easter [:D]

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 18:50
Christmas in the 70s

Who the ferk wants to be Robin when you could be Batman? [:D]

Milk Tray chocolate bars....mmmm...I had forgotten about them...there was always one bit that I didn't like. Think it was Turkish Delight[sad]
Same with bags of Revels......

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 18:56
Christmas in the 70s

Turkish Delight [V]

......the selection box also included Counters, Cabana, Spanish Gold & Texans [^]

r00fie Posted on 28/10/2010 18:58
Christmas in the 70s

morcambe and wise on christmas tele and getting beat on boxing day.

Halle_Burton Posted on 28/10/2010 18:58
Christmas in the 70s

Spyrograph was ace

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 19:00
Christmas in the 70s

Can anyone remember the weekend chocolates think terrys made em they were quite jazzy

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:00
Christmas in the 70s

Spanish Gold and Texans? Haven't a clue what they were!

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:01
Christmas in the 70s

Matchbox Motorway

Jump Jockey

Mouse Trap

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:04
Christmas in the 70s

Mrs T.........Came in a red wrapper.....sweet tobacco

Link: Spanish Gol

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:04
Christmas in the 70s

Yeah, stupid, I remember them. Think they had some with some sort of pink frosting on you say...quite jazzy[smi]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:06
Christmas in the 70s

Hard as hell....but kept dentists in business [^]

Link: Texan

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:07
Christmas in the 70s

Seasider....looks like a bag of maggots!! Can't think I ever got that stuff. Clearly deprived.

Can you remember Fry's bars which were not mint filled but had different coloured fillings?

redisameancolour Posted on 28/10/2010 19:09
Christmas in the 70s

Clackers ( is that what they were called ? )

Bruised hands and wrists into the bargain !

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:10
Christmas in the 70s

Yeah, red, clackers. They were banned in our school after some nasty incidents with shattered plastic[:O]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:12
Christmas in the 70s

That would be the Frys fruit centre bars

Banjos n Aztec bars too [^]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:13
Christmas in the 70s

Alleys (marbles) ...cracky blobbers n steelies [:D]

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:16
Christmas in the 70s

I think you must mostly have had Nestle selection boxes, I think I got Cadbury's.FC had obviously run out of Nestle when he got to us.

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 19:18
Christmas in the 70s

What happened to Burton's potato puffs loved them from school tuck shop

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:19
Christmas in the 70s

And Chipmunk crisps [ref]

Cornerflag Posted on 28/10/2010 19:24
Christmas in the 70s

Hang on harvey [^]

crowborough81 Posted on 28/10/2010 19:27
Christmas in the 70s

airfix soldiers, Woolworths adverts, grifter bike, evil knievel, test match, those weekend chocolates had some jelly s in to.remember nicking Guinness of me aunts while they watched within in these walls Christmas special

__eccy_ Posted on 28/10/2010 19:29
Christmas in the 70s

I had a teepee one Christmas, and full Red Indian outfit. I loved it so much that I insisted on having my Chritmas dinner in it.

I was always piching my Nanna's Famous Names, no better combination than cheap chocolate and neat spirits...aaahhhhh.

Cornerflag Posted on 28/10/2010 19:30
Christmas in the 70s

Yeh test match crow the bat was shaped like a bloody hoover.[^]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:31
Christmas in the 70s

Hang on Harvey......of course.......good n our kid got that early one year to stop us scrapping....but we ended up scrapping over it [B)]

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 19:32
Christmas in the 70s

I had a teepee one Christmas, and full Red Indian outfit. I loved it so much that I insisted on having my Chritmas dinner in it.

upthechels Posted on 28/10/2010 19:34
Christmas in the 70s

Bobby Charlton's Casdon Football Game

Link: Fantastic

Cornerflag Posted on 28/10/2010 19:34
Christmas in the 70s

Tin can alley [:D] might ave been that era

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:35
Christmas in the 70s

Before Xmas...."Fenwicks of Gateshead" n "Warnicks Advocaat" adverts on telly then after Xmas.....all the holiday adverts..

"Pontinental" &

"Hoseasons Boating Brochure"

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 19:35
Christmas in the 70s

I remember our lad getting steer n go spoilt git I was jealous to hell
did have subuteo cricket and rugby though

aa365 Posted on 28/10/2010 19:35
Christmas in the 70s

Panto at Stockton Globe[^]

redisameancolour Posted on 28/10/2010 19:37
Christmas in the 70s

Fuk me .... Steer and Go..... i got one of those.... Best pressy i'd ever had !!! Steering a car round a course with a magnet underneath ( battery powered no less ) Genious !!!!

Cornerflag Posted on 28/10/2010 19:39
Christmas in the 70s

Whirrley wheelers 4 bikes on a track going round a magnetic track. Still got it[^]

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 19:40
Christmas in the 70s

I was really jealous [:D] I had to wait till he went to bed (he was a heavy sleeper cos that game was loud) so I could Nick a go of it

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:44
Christmas in the 70s

My missus went to about 40 shows at The Globe every Xmas cos her pa organised the ICI trips

I remember Bobby Crush and Blakey from On The Buses being on in 1971 [:D]

crowborough81 Posted on 28/10/2010 19:47
Christmas in the 70s

what about TCR it was like scalectrix but you could switch lanes

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 19:49
Christmas in the 70s

Jump Jockey was like Scalextric but horses instead of cars

StupidPunk Posted on 28/10/2010 19:55
Christmas in the 70s

Our lad got race n chase might have been tvr ver

norfolkred1 Posted on 28/10/2010 20:05
Christmas in the 70s

No one has mentioned Magic Robot yet, baffled how he got them answers always right, smug get

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 20:10
Christmas in the 70s

Everyone got an annual of some kind....

Blue Peter
Whizzer n Chips
Our Wullie/The Broons

MrsTiggywinkle Posted on 28/10/2010 20:33
Christmas in the 70s

Jackie annual for girls[smi]
Did you boys take a sneaky look at it?

guyb Posted on 28/10/2010 20:37
Christmas in the 70s

Star Wars Figures and a Death Star playset.

The guns were always lost by teatime.

Minge_Magnet Posted on 28/10/2010 21:03
Christmas in the 70s

Action Man
Hungry Hippos

greengrass Posted on 28/10/2010 21:04
Christmas in the 70s

george best footie boots side laces

ThePrisoner Posted on 28/10/2010 21:09
Christmas in the 70s

"Fuk me .... Steer and Go..... i got one of those.... Best pressy i'd ever had !!! Steering a car round a course with a magnet underneath ( battery powered no less ) Genious !!!! "

XXXXXX yes! Two speed!! You could get different courses. They were a moulded circle of plastic about the size of an LP (anyone who doesn't know what an LP is or how big they were should not be reading this thread) with roads and hills pressed into them. It was btill!

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:15
Christmas in the 70s

Great decade to grow up in the 70's. [^]

Non of the bullXXXXXX you get these days.

I had a really happy childhood me. [smi]

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:20
Christmas in the 70s

Spud gun
Evil Kernievel
Stretch Armstrong
Was 'Simon' the 70's?
Striker (bike)
Star wars figures
Race n chase Power track (That didn't work)[|)]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 21:21
Christmas in the 70s

Hi-Karate & Denim [rle]

ThePrisoner Posted on 28/10/2010 21:23
Christmas in the 70s

Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals.

Help ma' boab!

Minge_Magnet Posted on 28/10/2010 21:27
Christmas in the 70s

Was Big Track in the 70's or 80's?

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 21:30
Christmas in the 70s


Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:30
Christmas in the 70s

Might have just sneaked into the 80's the old Big Track.

I'm going to check that out.

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:32
Christmas in the 70s

1979 according to wiki. [^][:D]

Minge_Magnet Posted on 28/10/2010 21:34
Christmas in the 70s

big track = fantastic, although i always wanted the trailer add on so i could deliver an apple to someone sat 3 foot away from me

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:35
Christmas in the 70s


TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 21:36
Christmas in the 70s

Action Man with beard and moving eyes

Minge_Magnet Posted on 28/10/2010 21:39
Christmas in the 70s

my action man had a pull string and used to say
"advance in single file"
"give me some cover"
"enemy tanks approaching"

how cool is that [sad]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 21:41
Christmas in the 70s

And "Action Man patrol.....calling"

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 21:45
Christmas in the 70s

Who was that Action man baddy?
Stocky bearded bloke with grappling arms.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 21:49
Christmas in the 70s

Dibzzzz. Was it these?

Link: Enemies?

swindonagasaki Posted on 28/10/2010 21:59
Christmas in the 70s

Me mate had six million dollar man had a monocle thing built in to back of his head like looking through goldfish bowl for his bionic eye
Did any 1 get a grandstand video game thing with about 15 games built my fave was the jumping over the buses 1 sounded like a pi55ed up blue bottle[:D]

japspie Posted on 28/10/2010 22:07
Christmas in the 70s

Tank Command and Crossfire - both of these looked great on the advert but in reality were cack.
Action man with eagle eyes, gripping hands and a really tight wiry perm.
A small vending machine that dished out miniature choccy bars when you put money in.
A casey leather football with black and white hexagonal panels.
Shops being shut for days and everybody having to get supplies of bread and milk and stuff in.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 22:10
Christmas in the 70s

Atari games for the Telly

Cutting edge [^]

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 22:11
Christmas in the 70s


Nah, that's rubbish.[:D]

Found it though, I had one, I bet it's worth a few bob now.

Link: The Intruder

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 22:13
Christmas in the 70s

I stand corrected Dibzz

Looks like he scares Actchy by threatening him with a deadly fart [:D]

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 22:15
Christmas in the 70s


It's a rubbish baddy like.
I thought he was hard as XXXXXX at the time though. [:D]

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 22:18
Christmas in the 70s

A must see advert !!!

You just don't get toys like that anymore[:D]

Link: I want them for Christmas !

TeessideSeasider Posted on 28/10/2010 22:21
Christmas in the 70s

I had a German generals outfit for my AM [:I]

Dibzzz Posted on 28/10/2010 22:23
Christmas in the 70s


BristolBoro Posted on 28/10/2010 22:53
Christmas in the 70s

Colditz board game and 'Ronco' ruling the world.

And something that's been bugging me for a while - what was the name of the thing that everyone got one Christmas that you used one end to trace round something and the pen at the other end copied it bigger. Bag of XXXXXXe never worked.

foggysfplandiet Posted on 28/10/2010 23:03
Christmas in the 70s

Teesside Seasider: It was SHEPHERD'S of Gateshead department store not Fenwick's, long demolished.

Shepherd's of Gateshead
The biggest and the best store
Shepherd's of Gateshead
Have what you're looking for
There's so much to see
And the car park is free
Come shopping at Shepherd's with the whole family!

swindonagasaki Posted on 28/10/2010 23:05
Christmas in the 70s

Older brother had colditz too complicated for me[:D]Was a bit young though was gonna say spirograph for the tracing thing till my brain kicked in know what yr on about though had a frame thing connected to pen
What about magna doodle what was that all about
And Remus play kit thing

foggysfplandiet Posted on 28/10/2010 23:16
Christmas in the 70s


No wonder I enjoy Poirot so much.....

Also remember at various 1970s Christmases getting loads of Subbuteo stuff, a Boro mug with the original crest on it, LPs such as Donna Summer's Greatest Hits, Queen's Greatest Hits, terrible after shave like Blue Stratos and Pagan Man and Faberge West and Brut, a Triang Hornby EM2 electric locomotive (now trading for around 175 on ebay), and various Airfix kits including the Lockheed Hercules and the 1/24th scale Spitfire.

The greatest memory though is of my mum's incredible Christmas dinners. I can still taste them.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 07:30
Christmas in the 70s

it was late - yeah Shepherds that's the one..

I know which one you mean.....Rotasketch or sommat like that....? Rubbish like you say...

Someone will know.....

Rocky10 Posted on 29/10/2010 07:51
Christmas in the 70s

Most annoying game - I give you Mousetrap.

Fav pressie had to be Scalextric 800 - figure of 8 track - complete with a JPS Special and a 6 wheel Tyrell - banked curve and chicane.

Always wanted the electronic detective game but me mam said it would be shyte, how right she was - lad next door got and it was.

Annoying thing was he was only boy with 3 sisters and got everything that I wanted but mam and dad couldn't afford. There again his dad was a welder and my dad was a fitter[sad]

miltonkeynesaverage Posted on 29/10/2010 08:30
Christmas in the 70s

Mouse trap
Action man
star wars figures

Ihatechelsea Posted on 29/10/2010 08:47
Christmas in the 70s

any one remember a johnny seven ? a great big gun that fired plastic bullets, grenades,rockets, didnt half hurt when a bullet hit you[^]

perryboy Posted on 29/10/2010 08:56
Christmas in the 70s

Mess with fire and you will get burnt. Especially when Harveys hanging on !! What about the board game, Wembley !, how many times did you have to read the instructions to any game before you understood it.

perryboy Posted on 29/10/2010 09:01
Christmas in the 70s

Battle of little big horn !! No not one of yours dads dirty mags on the airing cupboard. An actual board game !

spike_armstrong Posted on 29/10/2010 09:02
Christmas in the 70s

Subbuteo Home International Edition. By teatime on Boxing Day, Wales had become the Boro with the use of some white Humbrol paint.
Colditz game - turned out a big disappointment.

spike_armstrong Posted on 29/10/2010 09:04
Christmas in the 70s

Pogo stick - lethal contraption!


charlie_amer_fanclub Posted on 29/10/2010 09:09
Christmas in the 70s

Best thing was not having to listen to slade all the time

earlofcoulby Posted on 29/10/2010 09:25
Christmas in the 70s

Matchbox cars and racing track
Shoot annual
Operation (70s?)
always got a torch for some reason

Tortured_Mind Posted on 29/10/2010 09:52
Christmas in the 70s

Link: #

Rocky10 Posted on 29/10/2010 10:00
Christmas in the 70s

This was one of the first things I remember getting - about 5 year old

Link: Hot wheels

plattthecat Posted on 29/10/2010 10:06
Christmas in the 70s

i had a football game think it was called jimmy?

earlofcoulby Posted on 29/10/2010 10:09
Christmas in the 70s

Stretch Armstrong

Link: Stretcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Manfriday Posted on 29/10/2010 10:20
Christmas in the 70s

I was more an early 80s kid but i had a lot of the stuff already listed as handmedowns from my older cousins. Wembley was great as was my subutteo set complete with stands, scoreboard and working floodlights. I loved crossfire as well. Can anyone remember the electronic eyethings that were white, blue or red, depending on the game?

upthechels Posted on 29/10/2010 10:37
Christmas in the 70s

Glued together glow in the dark monsters like Frankenstein.

guisborough_rob Posted on 29/10/2010 10:46
Christmas in the 70s

Does anyone remember Pro-Shot Golf? A full size golf club with a little man on the end which you used to change smaller clubs on, depending on how close you were to the green; polystyrene balls until you got onto the green, then replaced with a white marble. My brother broke it!!

Also remember getting Subbuteo 5 aside which I played with until it wore out.

atkingson Posted on 29/10/2010 10:48
Christmas in the 70s

I feel sorry for you all, Xmas in the 70's sounds shat. [V]

foggysfplandiet Posted on 29/10/2010 10:58
Christmas in the 70s

"any one remember a johnny seven ?"

Lad down the road from me had one. They now sell on ebay for 300+

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 14:53
Christmas in the 70s

Bristolboro - was it this?

Link: Sketchagraph

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 14:54
Christmas in the 70s

Guisborough - that would be this little beauty [;)]

Foggy - Johnny 7 was mentioned by MKBoro earlier in the thread - it was my pride and joy [^]

Link: Arnold Palmer

squarewheelbike Posted on 29/10/2010 14:59
Christmas in the 70s

If you told kids now all you got for Xmas was an apple and an orange, they'd think, wow, a laptop and phone!

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 15:02
Christmas in the 70s

Hey wasnt an was a tangerine....and not a satsuma or clementine....a tangerine (which to us kids then was an orange but easier to peel) [:D]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 15:06
Christmas in the 70s

Best gun ever [:D]

Link: Johnny Seven

miltonkeynesaverage Posted on 29/10/2010 15:07
Christmas in the 70s

Texan bars!


The food of the gods.

Dont make them any more do they?


orourke9 Posted on 29/10/2010 15:08
Christmas in the 70s

Johnny Seven - OMA - One Man Army

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 15:10
Christmas in the 70s

Sadly not - but heres something to get your teeth into (sorry couldnt resist it)

Link: Retro Sweets

squarewheelbike Posted on 29/10/2010 15:10
Christmas in the 70s

Used to follow my brother to his posh mates house because he had a Johnny Seven, and John Hickton lived next door!

Tortured_Mind Posted on 29/10/2010 15:32
Christmas in the 70s

Link: #

borolad259 Posted on 29/10/2010 15:44
Christmas in the 70s

Ah, the Johnny 7....the true "want one" for every kid of the seventies. I didn't get one.

Prezzies I rememeber:

Meccano...I made a transporter bridge
Hotwheels and the matchbox equivalent...with loop the loop
magic set
magic robot
Look and Learn books
selection box
astronaut outfit
6 x 3 snooker table
a ride on tractor...well ace
a police van
train set
science sets
a bike (a girl's bike if you will)
selection box
sirfix hovercraft
airfix Gemini space ship
A mexico 70 football jigsaw

Most importantly, a carrot, an onion and some coal

tiny Posted on 29/10/2010 16:10
Christmas in the 70s

plastic sledge (kids still use it now , have had to repair runners worn away)
snooker table
evil kinevil
action man scorpian tank (gave it away to cousin wish i had not)
early 70'in hospital over xmas got indian suit and wig wam.
connect 4
england keepers kit

BristolBoro Posted on 29/10/2010 17:04
Christmas in the 70s

TeessideSeasider - Sketchagraph - nice one!. A major disappointment on the day!

valquester Posted on 29/10/2010 17:30
Christmas in the 70s

Boro kit from Bill Gates in the Dundas. Adidas with white band. Best ever. Still got it from Xmas 1977

standards Posted on 29/10/2010 17:43
Christmas in the 70s

rolls of that crepe paper stuff, across the ceiling

borolad259 Posted on 29/10/2010 17:48
Christmas in the 70s

Real snow.

Programmes from hospitals featuring Djs in bad sweaters and sick children.

Pogo sticks

Tortured_Mind Posted on 29/10/2010 17:56
Christmas in the 70s

Ed Stewart on the radio.

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 18:57
Christmas in the 70s

The bumper editions of Radio Times & TV Times - the only time anyone bought em!

redisameancolour Posted on 29/10/2010 19:04
Christmas in the 70s

The Morecambe and Wise Christmas show ! [^][:D]

Rocky10 Posted on 29/10/2010 19:22
Christmas in the 70s


Turning straight to the middle pages to see what the blockbuster movie was on - probably getting on for 3 or 4 years old[:D]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 19:27
Christmas in the 70s

Rocky....then marking the programmes u plan to watch....[^]

dodger Posted on 29/10/2010 19:39
Christmas in the 70s

Pillow case full of pressies next to the bed when you woke up[:D]

Tangerine , piece of coal and a tanner in the bottom [^]

Playing out whatever the weather , big dinner , then mam and dad getting smoochy to Sinatra and tele being fantastic and annoying yer sisters [^]

TeessideSeasider Posted on 29/10/2010 19:45
Christmas in the 70s

Every programme having a Xmas Special......Dads Army, Generation Game, Some Mothers Do Ave Em.....

dodger Posted on 29/10/2010 19:47
Christmas in the 70s

Two Ronnies [^]