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Tim Allen talks childhood toys

Published 23/11/2010 | 08:40

Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have revealed their favourite toys from childhood
Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have revealed their favourite toys from childhood

Tim Allen has confessed he used to love playing kitchens with his Easy Bake oven as a child.

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The Toy Story 3 star, who voices macho spaceman Buzz Lightyear, also joked he was a fan of Barbie's dream house, but admitted the Easy Bake oven fascinated him as it could actually cook.

Tim joked: "I liked Barbie's dream house. That and my Easy Bake oven.

"I actually did like Easy Bake ovens because you could make cakes. With a light bulb. Go figure that out."

But he added his favourite toy was a more macho boys toy called Star Command.

He said: "It was an actual styrene missile. that came out.

"The slogan on the box was 'a great way to put out an eye'. It wasn't a warning then it was an actual styrene. That was when toys were toys and boys were men."

Tom Hanks, who voices cowboy Woody revealed: "My favourite toy growing up was Major Matt Mason.

"I saved money to buy Major Matt Mason. He was a bendable, opposable, astronaut during the Apollo space programme. I remember they cost a dollar 95 at Clark's drug store in Red Bluff, California. That was essentially two bucks but if you had a dollar 52, guess what? You weren't buying the Major Matt Mason, you didn't have enough. That was it for me."

::Toy Story 3 is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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