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The christmas of 1986, I woke up to find a Raleigh Night Burner in the lounge. Sadly since then, nothing has matched it.
Fuck me, that was as awesome day. I can't actually remember what make and model it was but it certainly wasn't a Raleigh, let alone a Night Burner you wealthy cunt. What were the other models - Raleigh Burner, Afterburner, Skyburner?
Your first proper bike when you're a kid really is the first piece of genuine independence you get isn't it...
cos that's when the Mega Games bundle came out
I don't think it was bundled though
it is blocked my a thing called Cloud Flare where it's "checking my browser".
along with a 14" Matsui TV. Probably the best day in living memory for me. Came with Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Games I.
<3 My mum is the best.
the gf made me a felt michael haneke in father christmas outfit with the message 'happy haneke!' on it
was pretty brilliant
My girlfriend bought me my first turntable about 7 or 8 years ago. She's awesome.
Pure excitement: http://bit.ly/maskxmas
absolutely loved it
Between my brother and I, and one of my friends, we had everything.
it was enough for me
it wasn't enough! Fuck you fucking rich kids!
Getting the Millenium Falcon toy when I was 5 or 6 or a few years after when me and brother got a Commodore 64 as a joint present.
the Ghostbusters HQ?
Came with a tub of slime you could pour through the roof
I had the same. Genuinely one of the best days of my life repeatedly sending Egon down that twisty lift.
So much want!
I'm not kidding.
but my favourite memory of presents is getting a Playstation in 1996 and loading up Ridge Racer for the first time with my Dad and a big box of Christmas sweets, so good
probably my Amp that my parents asked santat to bring me when i was 15
A fucking drum kit.
I'd been taking lessons and getting quite, so my dad figured I must have been taking it pretty seriously and wanted to upgrade me from my knock-off Les Paul copy.
He consulted with my guitar teacher on a good guitar to suit my style etc and the guitar teacher got it bang on, as he knew I really wanted to be a demon shred-monster like Paul Gilbert.
But the best/worst bit was, the guitar teacher convinced my dad to put it in an Encore box for a laugh. He worked in a guitar shop and could facilitate this.
So, as I was unwrapping it, I had this sort of "Oh wow, I bet this is a new guitar. Oh Shit, this is going to be ace. Oh, it's an Encore. Oh well, it's still a really good present and Encores are alright and I should be grateful" narrative in my head.
Then my mum, who'd been brought it on it, went "Oooh, Encore. I hear that's a really good make. Get it out and let's have a look!"
The next few moments were some of the best of my life.
FAO people who aren't interested in guitars. The above scenario is analogous with getting a pair of Nike Air Jordans in a Sketchers box. Or a Border Terrier puppy in a box marked "Basic goldfish starter kit."
...but the thing is I hate Nike Air Jordans but kind of like some Skethcers. I am now, therefore, conflicted.
Also, this was the mid-nineties.
Believe me tbm, I'm really trying ...
i'd ask for something, and he'll get it, but he'll also get a super shit version for a few quid and give that to me first.
Brother had been banging on about wanting a Gamecube and expressly told Dad that, yes, the Xbox was nice but that he wanted a Gamecube.
Dad bought a Gamecube from the local computer shop on the proviso that he could have an empty Xbox box as well.
Brother's face absolutely dropped when he opened the present. Dad pissed himself laughing.
but this, by freakin' miles
That was awesome.