My 3-year-old son’s favorite toys are actually the toys that I used to play with as a preschooler — the Fisher Price Little People, Wizard of Oz figurines, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys from the 80s, etc. He plays with those toys on the same vintage Jenny Lind table-and-chair set that my sister and I spent many years role playing and snacking.
There’s something sweet about seeing a new generation bring new life into toys that were outgrown and forgotten, and Etsy is one of the best sources for retro kids toys with plenty of play left in them.
Take a look at some of my favorite vintage toy finds from Etsy, ranging from the ’30s to the ’80s:
Find more vintage kids shops in our new Babble Best Etsy Baby Shops 2012 feature.
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