there are lot's of interesting and educative game/toys nowadays and i just wonder what did you used to play when you were kids 25 years - more ago as a comparison with current toys
pls share ur experience here,
thanks and peace
25 years ago i was playing with star wars action figures,but then when i stopped playing with them a couple of years later my mother threw them out,worth a lot of money now
Wooden toys...Remote control cars etc....
A toy that was a ladies face that you could put makeup on. I loved it! And another one that I could pull her hair and it would grow!! Lol.
I always had games like shoots and ladders, some cherry tree thing, operation, and others
Toys were barbies, cabage patch dolls, babies, bikes, roller skates, water balloons, lite brite, etch-n-scketch
Those are just off the top of my head lol
Well, to be quite candid, this was a little more than 25 years ago (more like 45); but I had a post office set, with little telegrams and a nib pen that I had to dip into the ink, money (paper and plastic) and stamps and stationary (pink, of course).
Going back even earlier than the previous writers forty-five years to sixty-five years ago, I can say that most kids didn't have much by the way of toys. Boys would have a few tin or lead soldiers, girls, dolls and baby prams, that sort of thing. Scooters and pushbikes were in. So was making your own billy cart, building a tree house, and playing at being Zorro or Tarzan.
The main difference between then and now is that most kids made their own fun. Nothing came packaged. Kids spent an awful lot of time outdoors. In school yards they played hop-scotch or skipping, kicked balls around, and went on adventursome hikes along storm-water drains and creeks. All 'outdoorsy' stuff.
This was before the age of television. Wireless (radio) listening in the evenings to serial plays, which wizzed one away into one's own imagination was the norm in the evenings. No wonder we oldies have no trouble in being creative.
Thirty plus years ago, I had a little tin kitchen set it was Holly Hobby I think, easy bake oven, barbies of course, my favorite was a Ms. Beesley doll, from the tv show Family Affair, man I wish I still had that doll, probably be worth a pretty penny now. I also had a little red convertible pedal car, also worth some money now. But hand-me-downs were big in my family toys usually went through all us kids and cousins, If they held out that long. Had a bionic woman watch, thought it was so cool. But I lost it somewere along the way. The first electronic came we got was the Atari game, with Pacman, and pong, donkey kong, I was a little older then so my brother played with that a little more than I did.
Cabbage patch kids, simon, uno, double Dutch, hop scotch, hoola hoops, barbie, hot wheels, smurfs, tea sets, baby dolls, she-ra, jem, strawberry short cake,a sand box, my moms makeup,atari/nintendo, bike, roller skates (not blades), puffy paints and a rock tumbler-gosh, I miss the simplicity of those toys.
I was 12 then, so had started to outgrow toys, but only just! We liked..oh god, I am struggling to think of them now..lego, playmobil (very simple sets though) sindy and barbie dolls, board games like cluedo, monopoly, ludo, game of life (we still play these now), fisher price dolls house, fisher price tree house..umm..elastics, skipping and hopscotch was popular, cops and robbers, space hoppers (I had the retro orange one that's made a comeback)my sister had a cabbage patch doll. Little Professor and Speak and Spell were popular. And also the first handheld computer games were coming in then - I had a tiny donkey kong game (if it was still available now it would be free in Macdonalds)and a pacman game and my sister had a game called Frogger. They were great fun, we were the first generation to be corrupted by video games, I think!
Paper dolls - hundreds of them! My sister and I made our own, drawing them onto card, then using felt pens to colour them. Then we'd make masses of paper clothes for them and stand them together on the window ledge and pretend they were having a party.
I was 35 then and played with womins. But when I did play with toys in the 50s and early 60's it was with Lionels, BB Guns, toy soldiers with rockets, robots, cars, Roy roger cap guns with Hop -a-long Cassidy too, rubber horses and string and old match boxes, rope and my trusty knife for scalping white boys and girls.
When I was a kid, we played hide 'n' seek, or marbles. I was the best and won all the marbles and my Mom made me give them back, even though we were playing for keepsies. Oh, I had jacks for a little bit too. And at school if you could find a good stick to draw in the dirt, and a nice flat rock, we played hopscotch.
It's fun to time travel backwards to the '50s. My brother and I had train sets covering the living room floor and we played with Shutes and Ladders or Candyland while watching Howdy Doody on the wooden TV set. But we also loved playing for hours later on with Monopoly and playing store by pulling everything out of the cupboards in the kitchen. Dolls were BIG and could be dragged down the steps to the basement, where vinyl records played Tennessee Ernie Ford songs. Without a lot of money, we made do and "built bridges" with sand across freshly tarred roads or pretended we were Flash Gordon conquering the universe with our capes. The basement became a tent city. Our imaginations ran wild, followed by creativity. Childcraft Encylopedia, Horizons Magazine (which arrived hardbound) and every magazine known to man took up hours and hours of reading time (alongside the Hardy Boys and Nurse Cherry Ames books).
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