The Toy You Can't Throw Out

Everyone has that one toy, right? You know what I'm talking about: the toy you've had since childhood that you just can't throw away, give away, or sell on eBay. For me, it's the above pictured Cat in the Hat talking doll. Mattel put a couple of these out in the '70s. They were different sizes and had different records in them with different voices that spoke slightly different catchphrases. 

Mine was famous for saying more often than not: "Does your mother know I'm here?" 

In the video below, I pull the string a bunch of times and you can hear all the phrases. And while the turntable speed is clearly off, I don't recall it ever sounding great. Even as a kid this cat always sounded a bit creepy. 

How about you, Neatoramanauts? What's the one toy YOU can't get rid of? Let us know in the comments below...

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My Barbies - well played with and I'm pretty sure worthless to anyone but me. For my daughter? She's 14 now & I can't seem to get rid of her "Woody" and "Buzz Lightyear" from Toy Story. They keep going right back on the shelf.
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