When we were compiling this year’s TechRepublic Gift Guide, we started discussing some of the gifts we received when we were kids. We’d love to hear about readers’ memories of their first tech- or geek-centric gifts.

Please tell us in the discussion about the first geeky gift you received or gave yourself — perhaps it was your first comic book, first computer, first game, first toy, first collectible, or something else. If you have a photo (that you took) of the gift, please send it to trol at techrepublic.com with the subject line “My first geeky gift.” We may feature readers’ comments and photos in a TechRepublic gallery.

Also, check out these TechRepublic galleries for a walk down geek nostalgia lane.