The thing that really bugs me, though, is that if they meant so much to him he should have held on to them.
He was 12 years old when they were given to you. Honestly, at 12, I would have given away any number of family heirlooms, not realizing the history attached. I don't think its fair that you are blaming him for something he did as an adolescent.
You don't like your uncle, that is clear. If you don't want to give the toyd back, then don't. But please, don't lay all the blame on him for something he did when he was 12.
I tend to agree with this as well.
and i will repeat the point that i made in reply #74. it's equally clear that Uncle dear doesn't like the OP either. for all we know, he very well might have been compelled to give the toys to the OP. the OP was so young that she had no responsibility in that decision. that's on Uncle's mama and OP's mama. all the OP knows is that she was given the toys, not loaned them.
since they are both now adults, there was a better way for the request to be made. and once someone tells me "you do what i want or there's going to be a fight"? yeah, sorry, that takes away the "i was forced to give you my toys" points. he's an adult. with children of his own. i would sincerely hope he would learn how to express his thoughts better than to threaten a fight if the OP does not comply with his wishes.