Every generation has different toys. Some will become classics, and some will forever be questionable. I’m sure somewhere still at my parents house there is a collection of California Raisins figurines packed in tightly next to my Whiz Kid computer and table-top pin ball game. The 80s definitely had some very questionable toy choices, which is why my brother and I would have the most fun picking through my dad’s old toy collection.
I recall this Secret Spy briefcase that would provide hours of amusement. Inside the briefcase came a large toy weapon, which my parents removed and we were just allowed to play with the camera and the briefcase. We didn’t remind them that the briefcase itself shot plastic bullets (oh did those hurt), they soon became wise and took all the plastic bullets but it was still a fun toy to create different scenarios with. Heck, even with just the camera and periscope we managed to have hours of fun. Then again we also spent hours with Lego’s building things and making up new rules to made up games like Can’t Touch The Carpet. It didn’t take much to put us into our own little world.
The reason I got to thinking about kids toys today was after I saw this link to a product called Silly Bandz. They are rubber bands in different shapes…am I missing something here? Anyway…
What were your favourite toys as a kid?