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to ask what toys you remember from your childhood (in a positive way) that are still around?

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Pifflingcodswollop Sun 02-Nov-14 20:40:35

Partially nostalgia,partially because I want to use them as ideas for Christmas pressies for DC and DNs this year.
Most of the things I remember really loving aren't readily available now,or were homemade but lego,scalextric and games like operation were big hits for us as kids. There were others I struggle to remember the names of but can kind of picture that I am hoping might come up in this!

loulou282 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:42:43

Guess who! Used to love that! Still enjoy playing the new version now with my nephew.

CombineBananaFister Sun 02-Nov-14 20:44:53

I think anything where you used your own imagination stays with me - so lego, dolls, crafts. Anything that only did one specific thing or was fancy but a novelty soon became boring -am looking at you Mr Frosty grin

thegreylady Sun 02-Nov-14 20:46:22

No nothing major I didn't have many toys. I remember Mum and Aunty once made new clothes for all my dolls and packed them in a little cardboard suitcase. That was my favourite. I had a toy sweet shop most years with hundreds and thousands in the jars. Oh, and a little toy post office with a tin post box, that was nice. I had books every year, a new dress, new jamas and a selection box as well as a stocking of bits and bobs.

jeee Sun 02-Nov-14 20:47:50

Etch-a-sketch - I was brilliant at it.

Yes, I have bought myself one.

loulou282 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:48:03

Oh and think it was called "pop up pirate" sure I've seen it recently. Playmobile, my mum kept all mine and dd has recently discovered it and plays for hours with it.

WorraLiberty Sun 02-Nov-14 20:48:45

Kerplunk and Connect 4

Monmouth Sun 02-Nov-14 20:51:10

A stylophone, you can still get them.

Caboodle Sun 02-Nov-14 20:51:12

Saw an advert for the Simon light up game (Simple Simon ...not called that now). It's been modernised. I was very envious of my friend who had one back in the 70s

skylark2 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:51:47

Lego is the biggest one for us.

DD loved Playmobil better than Lego - it's an old toy, but we never had it at home. I was a Lego kid.

Maybe Meccano? That's even older. My dad was a Meccano child. DB and I used to play with it occasionally, but nowhere near as much as Lego. I don't think my kids would know what it is - they had the plastic toddler version and weren't interested, so we didn't bother with the metal stuff.

WorraLiberty Sun 02-Nov-14 20:52:16

When my nearly 23yr old was little, I got him the newer Pop up Pirate...called Jumping Pirate Ship.

It was brilliant!

You stuck the swords into the sides of the ship, and the little Pirate's head was attached to a semi inflated balloon.

Then when you stuck the sword in, instead of popping up, he used to fly round the room instead grin

But I've not been able to buy it for my other kids because I just haven't seen it sold anywhere for years sad

Mrsgrumble Sun 02-Nov-14 20:52:33

Glow worm



Bearbehind Sun 02-Nov-14 20:53:53

The Operation game- loved it- it was really scary when it went 'buzzzzz'

Bambambini Sun 02-Nov-14 20:54:05

Lego, monopoly, scrabble, operation, girls world (though might be called something different now), meccano, Sindy. Loved Cluedo but we have the new.Harry a Potter Cleudo and it is so much more complicated.

Bearbehind Sun 02-Nov-14 20:55:05

Bugger- sorry- missed that in your OP!

CheeseEqualsHappiness Sun 02-Nov-14 20:57:25

Art straws
Hama beads
Barbie and Sindy
Magic set

WorraLiberty Sun 02-Nov-14 20:58:11


bluesbaby Sun 02-Nov-14 21:04:20


Also, when a bit older, cards, dominos and uno.

Meccano, scalectrix, big builder (giant version of lego - you could build a den to play inside!), doll's house with sylvanian family bits, and those little trucks on wheels you could ride outside (and transport things in the inside compartment).

MollyHooper Sun 02-Nov-14 21:08:57

Oh I loved Spirograph!

MiaowTheCat Sun 02-Nov-14 21:16:33

My mum bought DD1 some Fuzzy Felt this weekend... it's mine and I'm NOT SHARING IT!

Asleeponasunbeam Sun 02-Nov-14 21:16:39

Fashion Wheel!

Toy kitchen and real miniature Tupperware
My Little Pony
Dolls and dolls' pram

woodwaj Sun 02-Nov-14 21:28:59

Ahhh fashion wheel! That was so shit. I LOVED IT! haha

SaucyJackOLantern Sun 02-Nov-14 21:32:29

Sylvanian Families. Only from To-My

I tell you what isn't around that my girls would love, and that's Keypers.

bigTillyMint Sun 02-Nov-14 21:34:36

Teddies and dolls. They never go out of fashion!

Aeroflotgirl Sun 02-Nov-14 21:43:22

Lego, transformers, My Little Pony, Operation, Connect 4, Strawberry Shortcake. The list is absolutely endless, it's like no timperly has passed.

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