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12 Holiday Gifts From Your Childhood That Would Disappoint Most Kids Today

It was an age when six hours of charging gave you 30 minutes of play.

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1. A handheld virtual pet that required loving care on a regular basis...

2. ...or an old-school one that didn't need much of your "parental supervision."

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3. A brand new boombox with DD batteries included to take your mixes on the go so everyone could hear your great taste in music.

4. An echo microphone to achieve star status while performing sold-out concerts for all your stuffed animals.

5. Prior to all the 3D pen hype, a model plane kit so you could meticulously assemble the aircraft of your dreams.

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6. A fresh, unscratched CD-ROM straight from the case.

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7. Your own personal phone and accompanying landline so you could break free from the shackles of the kitchen phone.

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8. VHS rewinder for uninterrupted movie marathons once a tape was finished (bonus points if it was in the form of a sweet car).

9. A yearlong subscription to your favorite teen magazine, 'cause where else would you get the latest celebrity gossip and personality quizzes?

10. A stereoscope and matching slides to experience VR in its earliest forms.

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11. A remote control helicopter that you would eventually fly into a tree because there wasn't a camera to show you where it was going.

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12. A voice recorder to keep your cringeworthy prepubescent voice forever stored on the ribbons and ribbons of tape.

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