Friday, 25 February 2011
I read an article about Mr. Potato Head getting a "skinny" makeover, and it brought back a flood of memories of my old childhood toys. I don't know if they make some of these any more, but whatever.
Mr. Potato Head: The old one. Not the Toy Story version or the new "skinny" version. The old, basic, fat, Mr. Potato Head that only came with like, 6 pieces.
Gloworm: Unfortunately, I couldn't find an older picture of this toy, but I used to have one and it didn't sing, it didn't light up. It had a hat that you could pull up and down on it's face, and I think it glowed. (I actually had a friend give the newer version pictured above as a gift for my son.)
Bop Bags: My friends would come over and we would murder that thing! Also, Weeble Wobbles. Remember those? "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!" (Now let's see how many of you are singing this song for the rest of the day. ... You're welcome! LOL)
Easy Bake Oven: I had one of the original ones that took like, three hours to cook a small cake from a metal pan with a lightbulb but I swear to you I thought I was like, Emeril Lagasse with that thing. I even tried to cook other food like eggs and stuff, but obviously it didn't work out too well. And the new ones they have are all sophisticated and you can bake cookies and stuff now. It's ridiculous! Call me simple, but I'm perfectly happy with my old one.
Captain Planet Rings: I had all of these. I don't remember what happened to them, but I wore them all, every day, all the time. And no, my friends, you could NOT borrow them, you had to get your own. I used to watch Captain Planet loyally. (I actually caught an episode a year ago at like, 3 AM, and I never realized how homoerotic that show was until then. SMH)
I'm pretty sure there are TONS more that I am missing. I never owned a Barbie, so I didn't include it, along with a few other toys. I know that the toys I do still have, my son will be blessed with when he becomes old enough to play with them... Except for the Easy Bake Oven, because my boyfriend says he doesn't want our son to play with that. Can't win 'em all!
What toys did you enjoy playing with when you were a child? Do they still make those toys today? Feel free to add as you like!