In my recent trip down memory lane in which I decided I wanted a Furby again, I decided to go through the recesses of my brain and find other old toys I had when I was a kid to share on here… so here are a few that I really enjoyed:
I started collecting these when I was 6 years old and just moving to El Dorado Springs, Missouri (where I spent most of my childhood). At first, they came in these little packages:
There was one tiny puppy toy in each package, as well as a card that told you their name, breed, and other basic facts… and a little candy bone!
Eventually I started getting bigger packs that came with like 4 puppies per box. I ended up having probably 40 of these stupid things.
My favorite was the cocker spaniel (because I had recently found a stray cocker spaniel puppy and she was super cute, but we couldn’t keep her for whatever reason). I carried that little toy around with my everywhere. One time I took it to my friend’s house and it ended up getting lost in her parent’s garden. I cried and cried like an idiot.
I remember always trying to get my dad to draw with me. He was a good sport.
I remember thinking I’d hit the proverbial toy jackpot with this thing… but then I pretty much never used it. Sad.
Pretty sure every sensible adult hated these things, but I loved them… and still kind of do. Thanks to one of my friends, I have a new orange sticky hand from a quarter machine!
I remember playing with these things in fifth grade… ah good times.
So that’s my trip down memory lane. Do you guys remember these toys? What toys from your childhood stick out to you today?
*None of these images are mine. All these toys have been to their final rest in one trash can and/or yard sale or the other.