Wow! That's a tough question, but I'll go with the gift that got the most use: the Schwinn Typhoon I got for Christmas, 1965.
Mine didn't have a two-speed hub. Was yours the 20" bike or the bigger one?I got a Typhoon in the late 60's. Full fender and saddle bag baskets and (the big deal) two speed rear hub. I was bummed that I didn't have a 10-speed like the cool kids but glad I didn't have only a single speed like the real dweebs.
I got one of those guns for Christmas - must have been mid-60's. It was a pistol, with a set of attachments (stock, scope barrel, bi-pod) to make it into whatever cool imaginary spy gun I wanted. I remember that year I also got a big carton of bubble gum, so the Man From U.N.C.L.E. gun came in handy defending my hoard from the evil THRUSH (my brothers and sisters.my favorite gift was the LP of the theme from the Man from U.N.C.L.E. an the spy gun they they used.
I don't know how old your boys are, but my oldest was running the slotcars when he was 3, the younger started at 2. I just put the track up every Christmas Eve, and I leave it up for about a week. Just grab a couple of newer cars, that won't break your heart if they break, and turn 'em loose. My boys love it, they're begging me to set up early this year. Looks like we've got a blizzard today, so they just might get their wish.it is a toss up for me between the first Nintendo system or the TYCO US-1 Electric Trucking slot track. i definitely spent more hours on the nintendo through the years but that US-1 Trucking set was the shiz back in the day. i picked up two brand new track sets and every accessory they made for it off ebay a few years back for my kids to enjoy when they get a little bit older. i'd love to let them have it now but they are still at that age where it would end up broken and missing parts in no time.
I got something similar one year, but it look more like some sort of spy plane...black or purple colored. I think it was called "Night Flight."my best gift was when I was 12. It was called "The Dareplane Stunter" :thumbsup: it was this bi-plane on a flrxable cable about 3ft. long hooked to a central pylon with the controler (that was far enought away so you would not get hit by the plane) it would control the flaps and speed so the plane could do dives, loop-to-loops, stalls etc. I loved that thing. I remember taking it down to the basement so I could have more room to play with it and my parents forgot I was down there until I woke them up playing with it in the wee hours of the next morning