I am Paul (aka Jemboy) and live in the North West of the UK.
I am a huge 30 something year old kid at heart and love my toy era of being a kid.
I started with my first doll from a Jumble sale (like a yard sale) at the age of 3. My Mum says I carried it around for a few years.
For my early kid days I loved any kind of doll for the concious boy (not wanting to be called any name) so played with Action Man, The Lone Ranger & Star Wars Figures.
In later years I got hooked into playing with Sindy with a few girls (and my sister) that didn't seem to mind me joning in. I started to collect them and my Grandma (who bought us gifts at the weekend) didn't bat an eyelid when I asked for a Sindy doll.
Me and my Sister collected Sindy in 82-84, Barbie 84-86 and then Jem in 86-88 (with a few Sindy's a Barbies in between) We had hundreds of them as well as all the parafinalia!
By 1989 I left school and suddenly "grew up" leaving our toys behind.
Our Mum gave all the dolls, houses, cars,pools, starstages etc to a local kids home in 1991 without us knowing (boo hoo)
In 2001 some 12 years later I looked up Jem on e-bay and won Stormer of TheMisfits for 99p, she was nude so I thought I would find her an outfit and fell back down the rabbit hole into doll-land. Now with most of my childhood collection back (Barbie, Sindy, Jem and a few others) I look for he dolls I missed back in the era. I have a personal liking for Steffie faced Barbies and the brief 1986 madeover Sindy.
Stay Outrageous,Truly Outragous!
My mom was great. She didn't send my toys away because she had that done to her as a kid and is now trying to find them all again!
I loved Jem! One of my favorite cartoons. :-) I'm just starting to get my Jem collection going. I've managed to get most of the Misfits and Holograms. Now I'm working on the secondary characters...
Great to see you here Geo, I am glad you joined. You have some great pictures that you can share on here too. Come and join my Sindy group too.