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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?
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
Remember these things? I had a good dozen of them!
McDonald’s McNugget Figures
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?
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
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
I wish I could get my hands on one of these today! They played all different kinds of "records" it was amazing!
Treasure Trolls: Yeaflashback.com
Zoobilee Zoo: Pinterest
Cherry Merry Muffin: Ghosts of the dolls
Cash Register: Google
The Heart Family: 1000Barbies
Slip N’ Slide: Squidoo
McDonald’s McNuggets: Kathy’s Fast Food Toys
Kid Sister: InThe80s
Fisher Price TV: FingerFabrik
Fisher Price Record Player: FingerFabrik