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You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
He's making a list
He's checking it twice;
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
 
You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
 
:rolleyes:
 
Now, what's all this blather like a bubbly-jock about closing down this Message Board?
I read about it on the smartphone Papa Elf got me for my birthday last year.
Sounds like the Webmaster is looking for a lump of coal in his stocking.
 
Don't forget to check under the tree this year at EC.com—Ho, ho, ho!
 
Kris
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My “Bernie-gate” theory may have more “legs” than I thought....Santa Claus is a new member here...It looks like the message board is generating new people...Then again, I’ve never seen Cartmill and Santa in the same room together...This requires further attention...

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LC   

Looking good in your profile photo, Santa. 

Quick question: Not to be ungrateful or anything, but how come you ignored my request—a few years in a row—for a Rock'em 'Sock'em Robots toy when I was a kid... and then brought one for my little brother a few years later? 

Not a big deal. I always got more than I needed or deserved. But that stood out... :-) 

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Kirk   
1 hour ago, LC said:

Looking good in your profile photo, Santa. 

Quick question: Not to be ungrateful or anything, but how come you ignored my request—a few years in a row—for a Rock'em 'Sock'em Robots toy when I was a kid... and then brought one for my little brother a few years later? 

Not a big deal. I always got more than I needed or deserved. But that stood out... :-) 

I have it on good authority that Santa knew the violent fighting robots would lead the young impressionable LC down the wrong path... 

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LC   

Good thought, Kirk. I'll buy that. 

I guess, as a youngster, I was drawn into the commercial that made it seem like the greatest, highest-tech toy in the world. Looking back at it, the commercial is kind of annoying, with a couple of obnoxious Opie wanna-bes raving over the toy:

 

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susie b   

Believe it or not, Little Susie had these fellas on her Christmas list, and Santa Baby delivered!

My robots and their original box survived my house fire!🔥

I keep them sealed in a clear plastic tote since technically they are now considered carcinogenic.  Couldn't bear to throw them in the landfill.

 

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Kirk   

I got this for Christmas, also- my sister currently has it- I lent it to her years ago so my nephews could play with it. 

Wow, Susie, you still have the box- that's impressive!

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susie b   
5 hours ago, LC said:

Good thought, Kirk. I'll buy that. 

I guess, as a youngster, I was drawn into the commercial that made it seem like the greatest, highest-tech toy in the world. Looking back at it, the commercial is kind of annoying, with a couple of obnoxious Opie wanna-bes raving over the toy:

 

I think the little blonde boy played the son on "Hazel"... Harold was his name, I believe.

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Can't remember how old I was, but I had a Crazy Wheel.Image result for crazy wheel

My best friend Tony had a Big Wheel, but REALLY wanted a Crazy Wheel like mine. He begged his parents for almost two years to get him one. Finally, he got his wish. His parents got him one for his birthday. He called me the instant he got it and said he'd be right up to ride it. (he lived about 200 yards down the alley from my house) A little while later he rode it up to my place. I talked him into letting me try it out. I hopped in, and rode it down the street, but when I attempted the right hand turn, I hit  a mailbox and sheared off the left wheel. The wheel just kept rolling down the street. He only got to ride it once....to my house. For years, that Crazy Wheel, with only one wheel, sat on a small side porch to his house.  Not a Christmas story, but I was reminded of that.

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Now another similar type story, and this one DID happen at Christmas. Tony and I were both Vikings fans. One Christmas, he received one of those Tudor Electric Football games...a very nice one. He even got a Vikings version where one of the teams came colored Purple & Gold, and uniforms numbered to represent real life Vikings players at the time. (I can't remember which other team he had....probably the Eagles) So, the day after Christmas, I went to his place so we could play it for the first time. We placed our men on the field in preparation to run the first play. Suddenly his older brother came running into Tony's room and stepped right in the middle of the field, leaving a gigantic dent. We tried to fix it, but every time we'd turn the power on, all the men would instantly go the middle of the field and fall down. We never even got to run ONE play. 

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LC   

Craig, that Crazy Wheel story is awesome.... I love the poignant ending. Very imagistic. Well-done! 

 

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LC   

Craig, also love your electric football game. I had a couple of those, so I can speak from experience: They were one of the worst-engineered toys ever, don't you think? Cool as heck, but they never really worked well. The player pieces would go off in all directions, and every play ended up turning into chaos.

Still loved 'em, though.  

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My older brother had one years before Tony got his. I remember it had a Vibration Adjustment Bolt in the one corner of the field. It was very finicky. Many times we'd line up  our guys, hit the switch, and the board would just give out a low hum....players hardly moving. Then all you'd have to do is touch that adjustment bolt, and it would vibrate so hard that all the players fell down.

Definitely a game that look fun on the TV ad, and seemed great in theory but didn't work out that way when you played it.

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elle4ec   

I like the way Santa thinks:

On 12/20/2018 at 5:05 AM, Santa Claus said:
 
 
Now, what's all this blather like a bubbly-jock about closing down this Message Board?
I read about it on the smartphone Papa Elf got me for my birthday last year.
Sounds like the Webmaster is looking for a lump of coal in his stocking.
 
Don't forget to check under the tree this year at EC.com—Ho, ho, ho!
 
Kris

...and I promise if I get what I want for Christmas, Santa, that I’ll only be a little naughty😘next year!

...I’ll even throw in my Santa Baby “Got Milk?” mustache for Santa Bernie!🎅🏻😍😘

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