I had a great childhood when I was growing up, but we were not rich.   My Mom made our clothes until I turned 13.  Then I was old enough to get a job to buy my own 501's and Nike's.

Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining, but there were some things that I wanted for Christmas that never ended up under our Christmas tree. I have compiled a list of the "Top 5 Toys I Wanted When I Was A Kid, But Never Got". I also found the original commercials for the toys on YouTube.

5. G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu Grip

4. Hungry Hungry Hippos Game

3. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots

2. Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle

1. Coleco Electric Football Cycle