Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Toys of Christmas

Elmo, Kinect, and Ipads may be all this rage this Christmas, but I'll take memories from my toy box any day. I may be biased, but personally think my generation had the absolute best toys.  I mean when you give the world leg warmers, hair crimpers, and the best music of the century, how could you not?!

What's interesting is that many of these have been re-introduced the past couple of years.  Perhaps it's because marketing knows 80's kids are now parents and we'll flock to them but mostly because "Dude - they totally Rock!"

Here's my Top 12 favorite toys from my childhood:

Weebles Wobble but they don't fall down!

View Master
remember these? 

Cabbage Patch Kids
Probably the first mob madness toy I remember!
My Grandma was lucky enough to get us
some before the shelves were cleared.
I felt so grown up, having my very own "birth certificate"

The Queen of all dolls. 
She's been through so many generations. 
I was Barbi crazy for awhile, having every house,
car, kit, and clothing available. 
*Never cut their hair, it doesn't work out quite the way you envisioned!

your very own robot!
...He's back in the stores by the way.

Shrinky Dinks
Loved these things!
Trace...color...cut out....Shrink!

Strawberry Shortcake
what's better than a scratch n sniff doll?
Blueberry Muffin was my favorite!

Rubix Cube
six faces, nine colors, endless possibilities
don't know if I ever solved it!

Lite Brite
oh, the hours I spent with you!

Space Invaders...Frogger...Pac Man
No gaming system has ever topped these games!

Can you remove the funny bone?

Fashion Plates
This toy so inspired me to become the next big fashion designer. 
 would've been bigger than Guess, GAP, and AE combined!

Did your favorite toy make the list? 
What was on your list for Santa as a kid?


Anonymous said...

Love the stroll down memory lane! These too were many of my favorites :) But loved not only barbie dolls...but barbie's dream house w/moving elevator!
Merry Christmas!!~Michelle

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