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13 Celebrities Reveal Their Favorite Toys Growing Up

What were your favorite toys growing up? Video games? Barbie dolls? Whatever toy your sibling was allowed to have but you weren't. "I only want things I can't have," confessed Andrew Garfield, one of the 13 celebrities we asked about their favorite toys growing up. Timothée Chalamet enjoyed the Power Rangers, while Jessica Chastain was a power Tetris player. "I like the adrenaline of those games," she says. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Williams and more play along.

Released on 12/25/2017

Transcript

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[Lynn] What was your favorite toy growing up?
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A toy that I didn't have,
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which was my brother's toy,
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which was a (laughs) of course,
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I just only want things I can't have.
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My favorite toy growing up,
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actually I still have it,
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there's a game Simon.
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I had a...
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Well, Transformers were pretty big,
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but then I also had
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this fire engine when I was really little.
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It was a fire engine with a ladder.
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You know, I was a big Power Ranger guy growing up.
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I was very much a dork, I really liked Warhammer.
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It was a little
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dog, teddy bear called Roscoe.
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Tonka Trunk.
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I would think my
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maybe my Chelsea doll?
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I had two toys.
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Do you remember
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Molly and Loonette and the Comfy Couch?
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Do you remember that,
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the children's show?
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So I had like doll versions of those.
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Maybe Cookie Monster.
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Cookie Monster or
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army men, my army men.
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I had this,
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this strange
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like Viking toy
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that I loved,
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and then my brother took it
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into show-and-tell and broke it.
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And it was like the worst day of my life.
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I liked playing with blocks.
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And building, like, things.
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We had a dress-up box that I loved.
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I don't know if it's exactly a toy.
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But we had this dress-up box.
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My mom did get us some, two dolls.
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One was Dancerella,
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and one was the Barbie head.
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It was just her head with all her hair on it.
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And I learned how to braid
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and how to do my own hair
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from doing Barbie's hair.
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I loved any of those games like Tetris
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or Simon, any of those where
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the more levels you go through
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and it speeds up,
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the music gets faster,
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and the lighters are faster,
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and I like the adrenaline of those games.
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I never wanted to play with anybody else
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because I would play by my own rules. (laughs)
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I was alone a lot.
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So of course, my favorite toy was something
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that actually wasn't my toy at all.
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That is kind of a good indication
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of what's happened with the rest of my life.
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I just love to play with them in the bath.
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Sometimes I just put a little shampoo in their hair
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and a little conditioner,
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and then their hair gets all ragged up
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and I'm like, Why did I even wash their hair?
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[Interviewer] (laughs)