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10 Nostalgic Toys from Your Childhood

December 25, 2014

Toys have a way of taking you back to your younger self, to the days when you were carefree and green to the ways of the world. If you were growing up during the 1980s or ’90s, you likely knew the lyrics to the “Full House” theme song, associated back-to-school shopping with florescent unicorn folders, and would save a week’s worth of allowance to buy a set of limited-edition Pogs. Are you a child of the mid-1980s to early ’90s? Here are 10 toys you probably loved and may still be hoarding in your attic:

1.    Troll Dolls

Trolls Doll

Photo Credit: “trollclose” by Justin Taylor, CC BY 2.0


2.    Easy-Bake Ovens

Easy-Bake Oven

Photo Credit: “Easy Bake Oven” by Wayne Wilkinson, CC BY 2.0


3.    View-Master®


Photo Credit: “View-Master” by Enokson, CC BY 2.0


4.    BOP IT!


Photo Credit: “Bop-It Extreme 2 Green Side” by Matthuxtable, Public Domain


5.    Lite-Brite


Photo Credit: “lite brite” by Crystal, CC BY 2.0




Photo Credit: “Jem & The Holograms Doll” by TiffanyFerry, CC BY 2.0


7.    Popples


Photo Credit: “Baby Bibsy 2” by Ursala Erdbeer, CC BY 2.0


8.    Pogs


Photo Credit: ZeWrestler, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain


9.    My Little Pony

My Little Pony

Photo Credit: “My Little Pony” by Lisa Brewster, CC BY 2.0


10.    Tamagotchi Digital Pets

Tamagotchi Digital Pets

Photo Credit: “My very own Tamagotchi” by David, Public Domain

Which of these beloved childhood toys, or any others not listed here, do you still own? Share them with us on Facebook.

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