So, following up on last week’s childhood toys post, here are some more:
My sister and I spent a fair amount of time playing with Barbies, although they didn’t rival the Fisher Price Little People. I had 2 girls and 1 Ken that I remember, and they were joined on occasion by the Sunshine Family and a few Dawn dolls. Remember Dawn?
My aunt (I think??) made us a Barbie wedding dress and bridesmaid dress; we loved staging weddings with those. Also, one year I got a Barbie house from my grandparents. I had a ton of fun with it, and it’s still in the basement:
When I was younger, I enjoyed Kiddles – little dolls; some being a couple of inches and others more like 1/2″. The little ones were usually enclosed in a necklace.
Some came with playsets – I had one that came with a snap-shut vinyl castle playland. I remember loving that! Unfortunately, vinyl doesn’t age well and that particular toy has not survived.
Ah, trolls – those creepy little naked guys with the big tuft of hair. We had several floating around during my childhood, although I don’t really recall playing with them.
Trolls enjoyed an (inexplicable) resurgence in popularity during my teaching years.
Snoopy and Peanuts Toys
Charlie Brown and his friends seem pretty evergreen, yet they seemed to be more popular when I was a kid. I had a Charlie Brown game that took forever to set up. I remember excitedly waiting for the Peanuts specials to air on TV for each holiday (now we have them on DVD, but somehow it’s not as special as waiting for the official airing). And one year, I got a stuffed Snoopy for Christmas. I really liked him, and still have him:
Ah, the fun my sister and I had with these, hopping along the driveway. She (being the thinner and more athletic one) could even jump rope while hopping on hers! Mine was red, hers was yellow:
Did you have any of these toys? I enjoy your comments about your childhood toys and other memories!