Thursday, March 26, 2009

Once upon a time...long, long ago...

Or, when I was a kid! I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite toys from my childhood. Did you know they are now VINTAGE toys!? Which I guess makes me vintage! I'm not sure how I feel about that. And if I'm vintage that makes my sister "retro" and my mom "classic". Oh, and this all got started because Fisher Price is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with the re-release of some of these toys. It was the family farm that sparked this little trip down memory lane. We saw it at Target yesterday. It's not nearly as great as the one I had. (Which Owen plays with at my mom's house!) The farm building is tin and the people are huge! Which I guess is not unlike what has happened to people in the US. All the Fisher Price people used to be small and now they are huge! I guess to be safer. Because all those kids kept cramming those little people down their throats and chocking.

So here are some of my favorite toys from my childhood!

We have the little snoopy pull toy here at our house. He's lost the string and the shoe and a little bit of his paper.


I think this record player is still around somewhere. Morgan's parents have one at their house too.

The farm is at my mom's house. The door moos. That was my favorite part. Oh, the silo is gone. My mom said it fell apart.

This is/was my favorite!! I LOVE this castle! And I'm happy to say Owen plays with this at my mom's house too! The new FP pales in comparison to this castle. The trap door, the dungeon, the secret room behind the stairs. It was the best!

This train is at my mom's house too. And I think there are about 5 of them in Owen's classroom at ECFE.

I loved this too. My mom didn't keep it. But some of the little people are still around. Morgan's parents have one at their house.

Morgan's parents still have this one too. We don't. I loved all the moving parts!

This little music box, as you can see, plays singing in the rain. It may be around somewhere at my mom's house. We have this toy box that is still as big as it was when I was a kid. And there is a ton of stuff in it! I loved this music box and the song. I still love this song!

I don't know if this is still around. I haven't seen it so it may have been sold at a garage sale. But this was a ton of fun to play with too!

And who didn't have a corn popper!?

And last, but not least, the A Frame House. Sadly this is no longer with us. My mom sold it or gave it away. I loved this one too. I wish we still had it. It was a great house. My grandparents had an A frame house too. Maybe that's why it was so endearing. It also had clear plastic doors that for some reason I thought were so neat!

Fisher Price just doesn't make toys like they used to! Oh, and some of these toys are worth a mint if you have them or can find them and they are in good condition. Which I think is why they are worth so much! Mine were all well enjoyed! (I found most of the pictures at www.thisoldtoy.com)

Now I'm off to check on the potty trainer who is sitting on the potty chair watching The Incredibles. He had on Incredibles underpants today. They unfortunately, didn't make it past breakfast.


7 comments:

*Monica* said...

How cool! You are very lucky to still have some of these toys store away =) I think I only have a few from my childhood... Raggedy Ann, Barbies, and Legos.

jillconyers said...

What a great post! We had a lot of the same toys :)

My daughter has my Barbies and I still have Easy Bake Oven, Drowsy (doll with pull string to talk) and favorite books.

We're not really vintage are we? Is that like being an antique LOL

Sarah C. said...

I remember lots of those toys and still have a few at my mom's house. :) If my memory serves me correctly, the silo was made of a cardboard or chipboard type material with a plastic roof. I imagine many of those met their demise pretty quickly. LOL I, too, was recently shocked to learn our toys are now vintage. When did we get *that* old??

emily said...

The record player! I still have some of the records at my parent's but the player is long gone! The farm too! We used to call them "the round people." They aren't the same anymore...What a fun post!

Benita said...

Okay, now I'm feeling OLD! My kids used to have most of those toys!

Lee said...

Love the post!

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Janet said...

OH, OH, OH!! Awesome post, Heather! I had a couple of these toys...instead of a dog, I think I had a bumble bee (I have it somewhere -- will have to look) and the corn popper for sure! You're right...they definitely don't make toys like this these days!

BTW, I tagged you on my blog this evening!