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 We do these posts all the time, but they are fun..

What is/are your favourite toys from childhood? Has it made a come back at any point?

I have tons of favourites, but I was reminded of this one the other day when I saw that they've brought it back. Although, I doubt it could ever be as good as the original:


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 5 May 2012 8:26 AM
 8 May 2005
 Behind You.
JustApril
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When My Little Pony used to look like this:



and I loved this


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 5 May 2012 8:34 AM
 7 Nov 2011
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I was the poo on the Pogo ball. The. poo.
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 5 May 2012 8:38 AM
 4 Jun 2006
MrsMac07
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[img]http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=yell...amp;FORM=IQFRBA[/img]

I loved, loved, loved the Barbie Camper.
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 5 May 2012 10:00 AM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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I LOVED Pocket Repeat!!! I got it for DH's nephew for his birthday a couple of years ago, and I might have tested it before we gave it to him (had to make sure the batteries were good, didn't I? *laugh*)

It's not as good as I remember *sigh*

Also loved Merlin (same idea, but more games)


And Meccano


And Spirograph (damn I'm old)

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 5 May 2012 11:05 AM
 30 Oct 2002
 Calgary
Gnome
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Now you buy Spirograph Knockoffs from China which are not as good as the original. I purchased a cheap Easter type one for my son.

Light Brite


My all time fav, they only made this for a few years, FP Play Family Village.



All I have left is this creepy doll my parents saved for me. They gave it to me and I was like thanks I guess. I don't know why they saved it I never really played with it.
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 5 May 2012 11:14 AM
 4 Jun 2006
MrsMac07
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OMG, I loved the Spirograph!

Anyone remember Garbage Pail Kids cards?
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 5 May 2012 12:10 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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DH and I may have registered for LiteBrite on our wedding registry... and gotten it blush
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 5 May 2012 1:54 PM
 8 Feb 2009
 Burbs of Vancouver
chellebc
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I loved my Speak & Spell and Merlin. My mum found my Merlin recently but it doesn't work. frown

Did anyone else have a lemon twist? Or am I showing my age?


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 5 May 2012 4:26 PM
 13 Aug 2006
 Calgary, Alberta
cherryblossom
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Lego
Barbies

Not a lot of toys growing up, but I played for HOURS and HOURS with Lego and Barbies.
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 5 May 2012 4:27 PM
 30 Oct 2002
 Calgary
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Lemon Twists were all the rage for a while in the schoolyard.

I also had a Holly Hobbie doll.


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 5 May 2012 7:30 PM
 26 Apr 2002
 Toronto
PeeJay
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Wow holy flashback! In particular Holly Hobby and the Lemon thing. I think I still have both at my parent's house LOL.
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 5 May 2012 7:48 PM
 8 Feb 2009
 Burbs of Vancouver
chellebc
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I loved Holly Hobby. I had one of the giant rag dolls and a bedding set. I think my first lunch box was HH too.

Mum said my lemon twist broke. Is it weird that I'd totally love to have one as an adult?

Did anyone else have the Barbie head with the curlers and the make-up?

I always wanted the Play Doh barbershop but my mum hated Play Doh (too messy and stinky).

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 5 May 2012 8:11 PM
 29 Dec 2006
 Toronto
paper_bag_princess
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LOVED the Spirograph!

I had that FP Village, I swear I played with that thing until I was like 10, no joke.

I think my mom still has it actually.
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 5 May 2012 8:16 PM
 16 Feb 2004
 Ontario
k&j
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Simon. I loved this thing. Still have my original one although one of the wires is loose. Should really look into getting it fixed.
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 5 May 2012 8:40 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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k&j : did you see the Simon episode of American Dad? It was on again just the other night.

I mostly miss the Ertl farm sets we had and the complicated farms we set up (laid out grid roads and everything). We had these three sets and I think at least one more, plus a bunch of John Deere 1/64th machinery:




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 5 May 2012 10:09 PM
 9 Aug 2010
 Sask
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I love LiteBrite! And also Spirograph.

Ahh I hope my children have cool toys, things seem so junky now.
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 5 May 2012 10:41 PM
 16 Feb 2004
 Ontario
k&j
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I think I still have all my Barbies, including some awesome ball gowns.

And Dazed, I've never heard of American Dad...

I still have my My Little Pony castle, complete with Spike!
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 5 May 2012 10:51 PM
 25 Mar 2012
zolly
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i keep buying my daughters the real my little ponies off craigslist...those new ones are creepy.
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 5 May 2012 11:19 PM
 4 Jun 2006
MrsMac07
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Anyone remember the Kid Sister doll? There was one for boys called My Buddy. My brother had Buddy and I had Kid Sister. Mom still has them and YDS loves playing with the My Buddy doll. I think he thinks it's a real little boy because he's always hugging and kissing it and trying to talk to it. He gets a little frustrated when it doesn't talk back, lol.
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 6 May 2012 12:09 AM
 6 Jan 2010
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I remember my sister won a Spirograph! It was soooo cool!

Let's see.... Barbies, Lady Lovely Locks, Littlest Pet Shop, Princess of Powers, My Little Ponies, Wuzzles, Fashion Star Fillies, Puppy Surpise, Jem, etc... etc...






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 6 May 2012 1:20 AM
 18 Jul 2006
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K&J, I am surprised you've never heard of American Dad. It's a cartoon (adult, but not in the XXX kind of way). The episode you would need to watch is called "The One That Got Away" season 4, episode 2. Or you can read this spoiler summary :

Click to reveal..
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 6 May 2012 1:34 PM
 4 Jan 2009
 Grande Cache, AB
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I totally forgot about Skip-Its! I loved mine - it had a counter on it so you knew about times you jumped over it.

As lame as this sounds, I didn't play with a ton of toys. I was always reading, haha! Well, reading or singing into my hair brush while looking at myself in the mirror...
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 7 May 2012 12:53 PM
 13 Jun 2005
 Canada
ncola
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I always wanted a "speak and spell".

Yes, I was that awkward geeky kid!

But I did have a Holly Hobby house!
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 7 May 2012 2:55 PM
 11 Feb 2008
PasDeChat
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I had an awesome Strawberry Shortcake doll that had strawbery scented breath when you squeezed her.


My brother and I also spent HOURS playing the Siege board game. My parents had major regrets about giving us a legitimate reason to fling marbles at each other
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
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 8 May 2012 7:54 AM
 24 Mar 2010
 Cambridge, Ontario
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I feel so much younger than a lot of you here.. Your childhood toys are so much cooler than mine!






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 9 May 2012 8:53 PM
 22 Sep 2004
 In the Land of Misfit Toys
evil.mena
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One of my most favourite items to play with was this:



I may or may not have purchased two of them off Ebay. whistleold

You can change the movie cartridges and also project the movie onto a wall...you turn the crank so can go any speed, forward and backwards...I don't know how often I watched Mickey and the giant.
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 9 May 2012 9:20 PM
 22 Sep 2004
 In the Land of Misfit Toys
evil.mena
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I also had these:




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 10 May 2012 9:44 AM
 24 Mar 2010
 Cambridge, Ontario
MoonCat
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Ooh thought of a few more







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 10 May 2012 11:22 AM
 30 Sep 2006
LF4e
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Loved the Pogo Ball and the Lite Brite. I also loved Fisher Price food (I had a ton of it):


And Playmobil (I had this particular set):

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 10 May 2012 5:03 PM
 9 Aug 2007
Arrabella
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What about Popples?!

I had a full bedroom popples theme going on as a kid!


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 10 May 2012 8:34 PM
 30 Sep 2006
LF4e
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I had TWO popples! I remember being very upset because we went on a trip and my brother tucked a cherry in the pouch of my yellow popple and it stained it. In fact, I think the popple is still at my moms and still has the stain.
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 10 May 2012 10:02 PM
 7 Nov 2011
 bottom of the glass
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Playdoh barber shop!


Rainbow Brite.


The original Weebles Tree House.

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 11 May 2012 1:01 AM
 30 Jun 2007
 Victoria
Tropical777
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Yeah. Some of those toys are really making me feel old.

One of my fav things from Gr 6 or 7 (don't remember right now) was my Dataman. Yes I'm a total geek but I can totally do math in my head from it.

http://www.99er.net/dataman.html

And the Little People sets from my era...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Fisher-Pr...=item2a1cf27982

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Fisher-Pr...=item2a1cf29c61

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Fisher-Pr...=item2a1cf2fd48

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Fisher-Pr...=item3f17289aaa
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 11 May 2012 9:56 AM
 5 Jul 2006
 New Brunswick
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Here are some that I had smile

Fluppy Dogs


My Child Doll (I named mine Vanessa - she looks almost like this)


Pound Puppies


Smooshies


Wuzzles


Pillow People


Secret Keepers


Cabbage Patch Game


Water Balloon Ball with Timer


Teddy Ruxpin


Image View Finder


The Get Along Gang


Little Professor


Alphie (which has come back out and I bought it for my niece and nephew - still seems the same)


Playskool Roller Skates



Whoops that's enough

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 11 May 2012 10:19 AM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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I didn't have any, but I really wanted Fraggles


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 11 May 2012 11:53 AM
 6 Jan 2010
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I used to love Puffulumps.
I had the yellow one in the middle. I actually re-ordered one from Ebay a couple years back smile


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 12 May 2012 9:31 PM
 22 Sep 2004
 In the Land of Misfit Toys
evil.mena
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OMG, I almost forgot about the Get Along Gang!!

I had that Playdoh Barber Shop, wasn't it called the Fuzzy Pumper??
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 14 May 2012 2:47 AM
 18 Jun 2009
 Calgary
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Spirograph was fun! Also loved the Pogo Ball. Is it bad that I could sing the My Buddy song before I even watched the video.

I got this for Xmas one year after much begging and pleading



Oh Glo Worm, you glowed until my hands hurt from trying to squeeze you!!



Scratch and Sniff stickers



AND the accompanying sticker collection



Peaches n' Cream Barbie

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 14 May 2012 10:26 AM
 24 Apr 2007
 New Brunswick
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PasDeChat - I ha the same SS doll I sold all my stuffed toys in a yard sale about 3 years ago and SS still smelled like strawberries when I squeezed her.

DH and I still have our Care Bears. DD love to play with them and her new one (altough new one aren't a nice).

I still have some pieces of my Spirograph.
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 14 May 2012 3:43 PM
 11 Feb 2008
PasDeChat
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I had totally forgot about the Get Along Gang as well, and I totally remember part of the theme song from the cartoon!

My grandmother got me one of these:

They would drink from a little bottle, and then cry real tears. Its head was super hard though, and I remember getting in a lot of trouble for hitting my sister with it once! tongueold
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