Hahah same. That was my favorite present as a kid.
I never got a pony. But even as a kid I knew I wasn't getting a fucking horse. A compound bow. Never got that and the year I was supposed to get it there was a big note inside my christmas card about how my uncle had taken care of it and had ordered it for me because he was the resident bow hunter in the family. Never got it. I just finally got my first one a couple weeks ago from a teammate on my hockey team who doesn't hunt anymore.
Same here. Ended up getting one on my own when I was about 14 or 15 after saving up from mowing lawns during the summer. It was a nice CO2 powered handgun. Got it taken away after fighting with my brother and making him "dance" with it by shooting at his feet. Never got it back.
I wanted an easy bake oven but my mom said that if I wanted to cook I should use the real oven not some piece of shit oven that cooks a single brownie over a lightbulb. I think she did the right thing.
I had the fire truck with the water cannon but I always wanted the Jeep... sometimes I would cruise my girls Barbie Corvette but only when I needed to run short errands... parking a fire truck at the corner store is a bitch and to be totally honest with you guys I wasn't even a real fireman.