My youngest has a birthday coming soon, so my phone is full of messages from family members asking what to get him. Of course, this has me nostalgic for the toys of my childhood! I admit I was a little spoiled by my grandparents and probably had way too many toys with batteries. Here’s the top five toys that I miss from the 90s.
5. Cupcake Dolls
I really wasn’t much of a doll girl, but I loved these. Each doll folded up to look like a large cupcake. When you folded down the cupcake wrapper, it flipped inside of the dress and made up the body of the doll. The icing became a hat. Maybe this is where my cupcake obsession came from? There was so many different variations of this doll that they were a great thing for little girls to collect.
Ah, skipit… how I remember hitting myself in the ankle over and over again trying to get the hang of playing with you. Oh, and I remember fondly all of the sly times, knocking my sister in the legs with it while I “played” after she annoyed me. Watch the video… I dare you. You will be singing it all day.
3. Pokemon Cards
As the mother of two boys, I know these still exist (because I hear about it) but it’s not quite the same. It’s nothing like there only being ~180 Pokemon and knowing every one by heart even before you got a chance to read the card. These cards, the show, the games, and everything else Pokemon related took up a big part of my childhood. (Honorable mention here for Digimon toys as well!)
This creepy, noisy, addictive toy is in the process of coming back to shelves new-and-improved as I write this. A lot of kids spent many hours teaching their Furby to speak and dance or staring at those strange eyes… watching as you tried to fall asleep.
These still exist, but it was my favorite toy. I can’t tell you how many of my friends had these taken away in class. Before you could get a virtual dog on your DS, there was the Tamagotchi. Your little monster needed you to feed it, clean it, play with it, and raise it to be a good little monster. There was a good amount of time where this seemed permanently attached to either my pants or backpack… Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go to the toy store and pick one up.
What are your top 5 toys from your childhood? Let me know in the comments?
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