Who knew there were so many vintage toys on the market? From awesome classics from our own childhood and beyond, there are oodles of throwback toys that are up for grabs today, thanks to the Internet!
I certainly didn’t. Not until today, that is.
What started out innocently enough turned into a full-on swoon fest. I mean, most of these items are in mint condition or have been reproduced from the classics.
Take a little trip down memory lane with me, and see if you can’t resist the pull of at least one toy. (If nothing else, stash it for a birthday or as a gift for your little one for the holiday season — that’s what I like to do!)
Retro Rules! 1 of 21
A primo selection of vintage toys and reproductions!
Viewfinder 2 of 21
Mint condition. Includes 6+ slides!
Available via Hello & Goodbye for $18
1960s Playschool Wooden Puzzle 3 of 21
This adorable lion tamer puzzle is gently used and just waiting for some new love!
Available via Mikasasucasa for $12
Vintage Strawberry Shortcake Cafe Ole Doll and Pet Burrito 4 of 21
I may or may not have squealed when I came across this. Okay, I totally did. Don't be sad if it's gone...my girl's birthday is next month and this shop has a bunch more SS dolls to choose from!
Available via Nostalgia Mama for $24
Vintage Fraggle Rock Figures Cars 5 of 21
These may be from McDonald's, but they're FRAGGLES. 'Nuff said.
Available via Nostalgia Mama for $8
Fisher-Price Music Box 6 of 21
For those of you who don't want to buy second-hand, this is a brand new reproduction of the original vintage music box.
Available via Retro Planet for $39.99
Vintage Fisher Price Camper Set 7 of 21
Everything about this is awesome. Gently used.
Available via Toys of the Past for $70
Vintage Fisher Price Tool Kit 8 of 21
For the little builder in your life, boy or girl. Great condition!
Available via Retro Classics for $29.99
Lovable Lyle 9 of 21
This vintage 1969 book by Bernard Waber is in mint condition with lovely illustrations. A charming story all about an alligator who treats his enemies with kindness and love.
Available via Sprout Vintage for $9
Fisher-Price Teaching Clock 10 of 21
I remember this one from my childhood, purchased from a garage sale. I loved it and love it even more that this original toy is finally in reproduction!
Available via Retro Planet for $24
Strawberry Shortcake and Huckleberry Pie Vintage Dolls 11 of 21
I couldn't resist! They are in such perfect condition and it's Huck and SS together.
Available via Kitty Cat Dance for $33
Star Wars Slave 1, Boba Fett’s Ship 12 of 21
The original. In mint condition. Circa 1981, only missing Hans in carbonite. The action figures aren't included, but that's okay. This shop sells a bunch of them. All mint and all at great prices. Start your little ones collection now and enjoy playing with along them. This would make a great father / son or father / daughter gift, given Father's Day is right around the corner - but this is a toy the whole family can play with together. Girls (moms), love Star Wars too! Represent.
Available via The Realm Collectibles for $54.99
Vintage Star Wars Collectible Chewbacca Carrying C3PO 13 of 21
I know, RIGHT? So much awesome. it's all most too much to bear. Mint condition.
Available via Deery Day for $45
Vintage Star Wars Princess Leia 14 of 21
Awe yia. This is the first Leia figure from 1977, in pretty good condition!
Available via Citybot for $15
Vintage 1982 Star Wars R2-D2 and C3-PO 15 of 21
Vintage 1982 Star Wars R2-D2 Telescope and C3-PO from the Empire Strikes Back circa 1982. Excellent condition.
Available via Citybot for $35
Classic Etch A Sketch® in 1960 Box 16 of 21
Another fave from my childhood and probably yours too. Which only means that your toddler will love it as well!
Another amazing reproduction from Retro Planet for $17.99
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky 17 of 21
Weekly Reader Children's Book Club presents LITTLE TOOT by Hardie Gramatky. First published in 1939, this reprinted classic will have children smiling over this mischiveous, imaginative little tugboat named Little Toot. Lovely illustrations by the author himself.
Available via Sprout Vintage for $7
Milton Bradley Connect Four 18 of 21
The original vertical checkers game from 1971in pretty good condition!
Available via Sprout Vintage for $14
Rainbow Brite Patty O’Green 19 of 21
The 10-inch doll with Lucky Sprite, in mint condition!
Available via Nostalgia Mama for $25
Vintage Hot Wheels Case 20 of 21
Pretty sure my son needs to have this. Lets see who makes it there first!
Available via Half Pints Salvage for $19
Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone Pull Toy 21 of 21
I mean, it won't teach them any skills per say, given the advancement of technology, but this gets a place based on the high level of nostalgia alone. Just try giving this to your toddler when they want your iPhone. See if that works. *Snicker*
Available via Retro Planet for $19.99
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