What was your favorite toy when you were 8-years-old?
I'm just old enough to remember the great Marx toy soldier sets, of which I had several. My favorite was my Fort Apache set, with a fort you could put together in different shapes, an assortment of cavalrymen, soldiers and indians in really cool, detailed sculpts, and a bunch of nifty accessories. (A little plastic well, a cannon, firewood with an ax sticking out of the top.) Cavalry patrols going out to get water from the well were commonly ambushed in my minuature version of the Old West.
I also had a toy fire truck with a working hose. No matter what my younger brother tells anyone, that fire truck was MINE--not his!!!! It was MINE!!!!!!