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Alternative to this 80's toy

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Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 18:26:42

Does anyone remember the Secret Keeper toys from the 80's/90's? They were an array of plastic animals that you could keep your treasures in, and had a key, little accessories, and a little friend that lived inside. When I was little I had the pink snail, and it was the most magical toy to me.

I loved it so much and I think my daughter would love it too.

Unfortunately it's not one of the toys my parents kept to pass on.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a similar kind of toy currently on the market?


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EastBoundAndDown Wed 19-Aug-20 18:36:58

I had those and my parents kept all of my toys! I have the pink snail and the yellow and orange ladybird.
My two DDs play with them now!
But I can't think of any toys similar nowadays. smile

Mydarlingsleepthief Wed 19-Aug-20 18:37:43

Can you post a picture of them, I don’t recall these!

Hiccupiscal Wed 19-Aug-20 18:39:07

Ebay? I've seen the originals for sale, not expensive.

SingleHandSue Wed 19-Aug-20 18:42:05


I loved these. I had the snail but really wanted the swan. I also had some mini ones with the weird slit in their back to hide things in.

Mrsemcgregor Wed 19-Aug-20 18:45:07

My best friend had the swan, she had a tiara! I was sooooo envious.

Si1ver Wed 19-Aug-20 18:46:53

Here's one on Etsy

stonehengedreamer Wed 19-Aug-20 18:48:26

I remember these - had this one.
Are Polly Pockets still around - would she like those?

Staywithmemyblood Wed 19-Aug-20 18:48:27

Try EBay or Etsy 😊

Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 18:56:20

Oh wow @EastBoundAndDown I am so jealous

My parents kept a few things, including my original sylvanian families which my daughter is loving, but unfortunately they didnt keep these

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Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 18:57:47

Thank you @Si1ver

I saw this one too but the pictures dont show any accessories, or the key, and the description doesnt sag they are included so I was worried it was literally just the snail.

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Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 19:02:07

I have just been googling 80s toys and oh my word am I being transported back

Glo Worms!!

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Daisychainsandglitter Wed 19-Aug-20 19:03:45

I LOVED keypers!

Daisychainsandglitter Wed 19-Aug-20 19:05:21

I had a glow worm too! Happy memories smile

EekThreek Wed 19-Aug-20 19:08:19

These? grin

My 2yo had been playing with my old ones all day, she's fascinated! Search eBay for Keypers, you might find them.

EekThreek Wed 19-Aug-20 19:09:11

Ah, thread moved on while I was typing blush

sohypnotic Wed 19-Aug-20 19:10:59

They are on eBay - I recently fell down the nostalgia hole on eBay and lost a good few hours, mainly trying to remember the names of things 😂

Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 19:12:11

Omg @EekThreek can I come to your house! Am soooooo jealous!!!

I'm off to search ebay again smile

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EekThreek Wed 19-Aug-20 19:14:59

As long as you bring your Sylvanians, as mine didn't make it! grin

Sadly, the keys got lost over the years but DD1 managed to jimmy them with a hairclip (master criminal in the making). DD2 isn't that light-fingered yet grin

Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 19:20:43

I'm there @EekThreek. I'll bring the weebles too 😂

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Waffle12 Wed 19-Aug-20 19:22:05

Sorry- another one- who remembers sweet secrets?

I can see how my evening is gonna go 🙈

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EastBoundAndDown Wed 19-Aug-20 19:22:07

Yeah I kept all my old toys from the 80's- I've got Snugglebums, a Fluppy Dog, sylvanians, My Little Pony's, Keypers. Can't remember them all 😆
I'll maybe sell them one day when my DDs don't want to play with them anymore 😊

Bassettgirl Wed 19-Aug-20 19:27:45

I would also go to ebay. I have the snail keyper and baby snail keyper at my parents', plus a Fluppy Puppy, two cabbage patch dolls, a gloworm and all my My Little Ponies! But some other things have mysteriously vanished.... Two snuggle bums, a Popple, a Poochie and a Rainbow Brite among them. Clearly they ran out of loft space! I recently reclaimed my Rainbow Brite via ebay smile

Bassettgirl Wed 19-Aug-20 19:29:25

OP we have weebles still too!

Meganplays Wed 19-Aug-20 19:29:40

I’ve got my old sweet secrets! Little round jewels that turned into dolls.

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