Matt Knight

Matt Knight

Matt Knight

Christmas in the 1980’s was incredible as a kid. So many toys & games on Christmas day that you had to figure out which ones to play with first!

In no particular order, here are 10 of the best Christmas presents I got when I was a wee lad.

  • Etch-A-Sketch

    How did it work? I have no idea! Plus, how do these professionals make such intricate drawings with just two knobs?

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  • Speak & Spell

    Playing their version of “Hangman” took hours out of my day. Oh, and I learned spelling too.

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  • Fisher Price Roller Skates

    The ugliest skates you’ve ever seen, but damn if I didn’t roll around in these all the time.

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  • Fisher Price Garage

    Sending cars down the ramp was the best part about this awesome toy that was for fans of…garages?

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  • He-Man Toys

    By the power of Greyskull, I had the…TOYS!

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  • Transformers

    I’d say it’s fair to assume I had about 90% of all the Transformer toys made.

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  • Atari

    The hours I spent on this beauty. Day, night, when I should have been sleeping. What an innovation!

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  • Lite-Brite

    I spent more time spelling my own name in lights than I did the designs they provided you with.

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  • Game Boy

    Before Nintendo’s Switch, there was the original and best with the Game Boy. Put me in a room with this and you wouldn’t see me until dinner as I crushed Tetris.

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  • Smurfs

    Somewhere back at my parents house, the greatest collection of Smurfs figures is sitting and waiting for me to sell them…some of which are fetching $100 each!

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