If you grew up in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s then you remember these toys. Our lives were so much simpler back then. I mean if we wanted to play with something we just had to go outside and jump on the trampoline or throw a baseball around with our friends.
Toys were fun back then, but now they’re just expensive pieces of plastic that we have to watch every second because they are so fragile.
So go ahead and take a trip down memory lane and see how many of these toys you remember playing with, especially cardboard toys. At least there is one thing we can all agree on, they all made our childhood awesome!
These little guys were the hottest toy back in the day, they even had their own cartoon series! They started off as an alien species named Twip and Bop, but later became known as Popples. They had a very unique feature (for their time) of being able to mix together however you wanted them too to make new characters. You could mix two heads together for instance to get a whole new character!
- Lazer Tag
Lazer Tag was awesome because it was kind of like Ghostbusters without the slime. You have to run around your neighborhood or local park chasing each other with fake laser guns and “tagging” each other with light beams. It was a really fun way to get exercise and feel super cool at the same time.
- Barbie Dolls (1959)
The first Barbie doll debuted at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. She was supposed to be a teenage fashion model, but started out as a shapely doll with an adult body. Today’s Barbie dolls are available in more than 150 different careers and ethnicities, with more than 150 outfits each year.
- Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)
The Cabbage Patch Kids dolls drew a lot of attention when they were introduced in 1983 because people thought they looked like real babies. A rumor spread that kids were being kidnapped so their bodies could be used for these dolls! But the demand for Cabbage Patch Kids led to the production of their own TV show.
Legos are fun because they are so versatile. You can build anything you want with them. And, even today, you can still buy legos in bulk for cheap to make building even easier. As long as it’s not too hot outside, kids can even use them to build outside on the ground or in the sandbox. I think Legos were one of the most successful toys ever created because they offer so much creativity and fun for everyone, regardless of age! They’ve been around since 1949 and are still going strong!
- Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head is the perfect toy for any aspiring Frankenstein college student. Created by George Lerner, Mr. Potato Head was first sold in 1952, and became an instant hit with children and adults alike. The original kit included two eyes, a nose, a mouth, four ears, two mustaches, three hats, glasses and a pipe. Lerner also created the earrings for women known as Monet jewelry (named after Lerner’s wife), but he is best known for his iconic toy creation.