Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Blast From The Past: Favorite Childhood Toys

I recently purchased a Sit 'N Spin for my toddler son. The only reason I bought it for him is because I remembered how much I adored this toy as a child. Oh, you thought Sit 'N Spins died along with the 80's? Oh no! Sit 'N Spins have returned! I have to say, I am very disappointed. Hasbro's Current edition plays music, which in theory is a cool idea, but what good is it if it won't spin?! Here's an image of his Sit N Spin, except his base is blue instead of green.

Image Hasboro's Sit N SpinI remember spending my days spinning around and around on my favorite toy. And maybe my friends and I had a couple of accidents due to the high spinning speeds, but that just made us want to go faster the next time. Today's Sit 'N Spin is nothing compared to the version I had. It doesnt spin!! I don't remember what the bottom of my Sit 'N Spin looked like but if you have one now, you know that it has a plastic piece beneath the base. I don't know if it's too close together or what the deal is, but it conflicts with the whole purpose of the toy, to spin.

Here is the most awesome toy ever invented:Image new Sit N SpinsHere are like some more toys that like totally rocked during the 80's

Image 80's Sit N SpinsI didn't much care for the Lite Brite, but it was my brothers favorite. Yep, these are back too! My mom is actually buying one as a gag gift for my brothers 21st birthday this week.

Kids can be surgeons too. Here's another favorite: Operation.
Image Lite Brite Toy
Cabbage Patch Dolls

Image Operation Family Game
Even-though these were around in the 50's 60's, they were always fun to play with in the 80's! Troll Dolls:
image troll doll
If you were an 80's child, you either had a Talking Mickey or wanted one!
image talking disney mickey mouse cassette player Photo property of Dave at Children's Records and More.

Easy Bake has been around since the 60's but receives a new makeover every decade. This toy came in second on my list next to Sit 'N Spin.
Here is the 80's Version
:Image of 80's easy bake oven
And another fun 80's toy - The Pogo Ball
Image 80's Pogo Ball
There were several great toys from the 80's. These just happen to be some of my favorites. Why is it I can't remember what I did last week, but I remember toys from over 20 years ago?
Did your favorite toy make the list?
What was your favorite toy you had or wish you had when you were younger?


  1. So funny seeing all that! My nephews have a Sit N Spin and it seems to work pretty well. Do you remember Teddy Ruxpin, or Skip It? lol

  2. Uh oh. Dare I suggest my husband assembled it incorrectly? Haha, I better go take it apart and do it myself. I don't remember Teddy Ruxpin. I can't belive I forgot about Skip It. I never had one, but all of my girlfriends did. I don't even know if I would be able to operate one at my age!

  3. My twin daughters had that yellow sit and spin! They both would sit on it and spin spin spin!!! It was crazy!!!

  4. Did you ever try to spin Susie?! I tried to get on my sons, but apparently it doesn't word the same when your 150lbs heavier. haha

  5. Sit N Spins are amazing!
    I also remember fondly the jumpies as a very small child. hours of amusement


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