Monday, May 4, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays - Childhood Toys

Amber at {aefilkins} is hosting today's Friend Makin' Monday for Kasey!  The big question for today is:

Name 5 toys that remind you of your childhood:

I love the questions that make me think about my childhood... especially the details I probably wouldn't other wise have recorded...

1. Ninja Turtles (Ninja Turtles! NOT TMNT.)

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2. Lincoln Logs. Hours of entertainment.

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3. Barbies. Before they had tattoos, were pregnant or even had highlights.

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4. Rainbow Brite. Exactly like this one.

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5. Teddy Ruxpin. I always wanted one of those freaky dolls that had a slot for cassette tapes in his BACK, then came to life... when I finally got one, I'm pretty sure it was a hand-me-down but I loved it!

 

That was a blast from the past! Thanks, Amber!

Join in on the Friend Makin' Fun HERE.

19 comments:

Krissy said...

Haha! Love the toy that used a cassette tape! I kind of think the ones that come to life on their own now are pretty freaky!

Xazmin said...

I forgot about Teddy Ruxpin...I keep getting all these great reminders!

I miss the old school barbies too!

My kids (me) STILL love to play with licoln logs when we go to my moms!

Mrs. J L said...

I too forgot all about Teddy Ruxpin. Shame on me! lol. I use to LOVE the one with the cassettes. I use to fall asleep with him. :)

onegirliegirl said...

Lincoln logs are awesome!!! Yeah that freaky Teddy Ruxpin...and yet no one was scared :)

I love this trip down memory lane!!

jenjen said...

Oh, Lincoln logs. Yes - those were fun. I was also going to put Tinker Toys - I played with those a lot too.

Good list. Love those Ninja Turtles!

XOXO
Jen

Vivienne said...

Teddy Ruxpin terrified me. (But the bear on the Snuggle bottle freaks me out too.)
Lincoln Logs were great.

Carolyn said...

We must be the same age. I remember all of those toys and had at least 3 of them!

Becca said...

My brothers had the Teddy Ruxpin....but I played with it more than they did. He was WAY ahead of his time...so "futuristic"!!!

Have a super week!

~Becca

Jessica said...

Barbies...I agree with you! That was before EVERYTHING. Nowadays they are CRAZY!

Jessica said...

Glad to see I am not the only one who played with Ninja Turtles! lol I had brothers! Need I say more? Babrbie would marry Ninja Turtles at our house lol This was of course before I received the Ken doll :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Now I really feel old! My kids dragged teddy Ruxpin around everywhere! Lincoln Logs...really cool!

Heather said...

I completely forgot about Teddy Ruxpin! The neighbor boy had one and I always always wanted one too. No luck though ~ I guess you were luckier than me! :o)

Have a wonderful week!

Amber said...

Aaaack!! I totally forgot about Teddy Ruxpin! My mom still has a couple of those, and the tapes. She has tons of vintage toys. Sad that they're now considered vintage, huh??

It is SO great to meet you! I LOVE your blog! First time here, but definitely not my last!

AndreaLeigh said...

my cousin got a teddy ruxpin for christmas and I was obsessed with playing with his toy... even though I was 8 years old than him! lol.

Tanielle said...

I wanted that crazy bear too, forgot all about him!!! Love lincoln logs, still play with them at my MIL's house!

Rachel said...

Barbies have tattos?

I never had rainbow brite. But I did have one of her friends. . . she was green. . .

thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kelli said...

I love Lincoln Logs and my Teddy Ruxpin. Thanks for the reminder. Great list!

Lins said...

Oh man, Lincoln Logs!! What great memories attached to those!

Adorable blog...thanks for posting!

Lins @ goodbyemartha.blogspot.com

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Lincoln Logs are the best -- I totally forgot about them! So glad you put them on your list! Thanks for that memory!