Saturday night nostalgia: 11 of your favourite childhood toys

Vintage spinning top and robot on wooden floor.
They don't make them like they used to.

These days, kids seem to have a ridiculous amount of toys to choose from. Family homes are built with specific rooms just to house toys because there are so many. And the toys are so sophisticated, often connecting to the internet, and basically requiring an IT degree to operate. Indeed, our grandchildren seem to know more about technology than we do before they’re even out of nappies! Things sure have changed a lot in childhood in the past few decades, and it isn’t going to be slowing down anytime soon. 

But our childhoods weren’t deprived; not by a long shot! While it seems like every decade a toy is created that launches a buying craze, but when we were children, it felt like there we so many to choose from, and some have stood the test of time! So without further ado, here are some of the best toy fads from your childhood. We bet you have at least one of these still stored away in your closet!

1. Play-doh


2. Hula hoops

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hula hoop

3. Barbie


4. Chatty Cathy

Chatty Cathy

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5. Betsy Wetsy


6. Easy bake ovens

easy bake ovens

7. Pick up sticks

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pick up sticks

8. View master

view master

9.  Metal jacks

metal jacks

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10. Push spin top

Push spin top
11. Sea-monkeys


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