Toys have changed so drastically, just in the past 20 years. I can remember so many cool things I played with in the 80’s and 90’s as I was growing up, and I have to admit looking back I think they were really the coolest toys out there.
I mean seriously treasure trolls? Strawberry Shortcake? Alphie! It didn’t get any better. And we were never bored either!
But kids today have a whole different expectation of toys. It is all about electronics, even for toddlers today… remember my smart phone post? Yeah! Kids want technology even as toddlers!
While there is a time and place for certain toys… like electronics I wish there were some of the awesome toys we had as kids for our kids to play with. While I am not positive they would really entertain our new generation the way they entertained us, I could certainly hope it would at least work with my own kids!
Now I am on the hunt for old vintage toys that I can get for my own kids. And kind of for myself so I can re-live my own toddler years along with them!
What were your favorite toys when you were a toddler?
Serendipity Books 1 of 12
I loved Serendipity books growing up. A little more than most, because they actually give good life lessons! I am on a mission to find these for my own kids!
Treasure Trolls 2 of 12
Remember these? Treasure trolls were a good two years of my life as a little girl... seriously!
Now if I could only think of these colorful characters when someone uses the word troll!
Zoobilee Zoo 3 of 12
I am surprised I wasn't scared of this show when I was a kid because man... how scary are the characters??
I am not sure if my kids would love or hate them, but I can say I miss the show!
Cherry Merry Muffin 4 of 12
You know you girls remember these too! I loved Cherry Merry Muffin! We had these dolls all over my house as a kid! Those are one of the deadly toys my mom would step on in the middle of the night too!
Fisher Price Cash Register 5 of 12
This is really getting vintage! Released in 1974, we had one in our house even though I was an 80's baby. I think it was my sisters... But I loved it... They don't make toys like they used to!
The Heart Family Dolls 6 of 12
They were like Barbies... but instead of being all blonde, they actually had brunettes which I always wanted since I had brown hair!
Did you have these?
Slip N’ Slide 7 of 12
Also known as an injury waiting to happen. You can't say with a straight face you EVER played on a slip and slide and never got hurt!
Popple’s! 8 of 12
Remember these things? I had a good dozen of them!
McDonald’s McNugget Figures 9 of 12
Ever get these in a happy meal? My aunt actually collected them all for years and I was a small child jealous of her collection. Unreal right?
Kid Sister! 10 of 12
I had one of these... and I literally took it EVERYWHERE with me! I never had any younger siblings, and my siblings were so much older than I was, so it was the closest I had!
Fisher Price TV 11 of 12
While it was a product of the 1960's we had one in our house, and I loved it! Did you have one?
Fisher Price Record Player 12 of 12
I wish I could get my hands on one of these today! They played all different kinds of "records" it was amazing!