Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Playdate Flashback


Has anyone my age noticed that all of our favorite toys from childhood are being re-made and are back in action? I'm not so sure if newer is actually better... but it's still interesting! I had all of these toys when I was a girl and it's very strange seeing them on shelves today!

Littlest Pet Shop

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These used to be MUCH smaller, much more plentiful, and much more realistic. I had the big plastic Pet Shop carrying case and everything. My Barbies enjoyed them as pets. :)


My Little Pony

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When I was little, I had the My Little Pony beauty salon! I loved styling their mane and tail. Now they're more... "souped up" if you will. Still cute.


Polly Pocket

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The whole IDEA of this toy has changed significantly. It used to be a little compact that had it's own little world inside: rooms where a TINY little girl named Polly could hang out. Now, Polly is more like a little rubber doll with interchangeable clothes. No more compact, no more easy portability, no more original Polly.


Rainbow Brite

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Rainbow Brite now looks a lot more grown up. She used to be more like a little girl and now she seems like Teenager Rainbow Brite. I saw her on the shelves of Toys-R-Us last week and it was so cool, yet so weird to see Rainbow Brite dolls on the shelves again.


Strawberry Shortcake

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I remember having all the original dolls that smelled like their fruits! They were some of my favorite little dolls to take on trips. I even had the villains: Sour Grapes and the Pieman! The new Strawberry Shortcake is sassy and adorable, but not the same as the one I loved as a little girl. I must admit that she's pretty cute though. :)


SO much fun to see things come full circle, especially if it's something that I loved as a little girl!
<3
E

5 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

SO cute! Thanks for doing this fun post - it was neat to see all the changes. My favorite was Polly Pocket - when I saw the new Polly for the first time I was so confused - they are completely different!

Miss Jessica said...

I love this post! It brought back so many great memories. :)

My Barbies enjoyed the Littlest Pet Shop animals as pets, too. ;) I had soooo many Polly Pocket compacts. I would set them all up on our kitchen table as if the Polly's had their own town. And I think I still have them all...packed away somewhere.

And Strawberry Shortcake dolls smelled soooo good. I had the Pieman, too! He was always such a great villain! My favorite doll was one that smelled like cotton candy---she had a blue and pink dress. :)

The childhood toy I played with most though was without a doubt Barbies. My cousins and I played Barbies like there was no tomorrow. And they lived such soap-opera-like lives. :D

eef said...

I think the only one of these toys I really had was My Little Ponies. I had over 100! I still have a few somewhere... I did have a Polly Pocket; they are so different now! Don't like the new ones at all!

Allison Drew said...

Aw, what a sweet post. I LOVED Polly and Strawberry Shortcake. I didn't play with a lot of My Little Pony stuff, but I did watch the show! It was so good.

Emily Mae said...

I had one of those original Littlest Pet Shop sets, but I totally didn't realize until now that those were related to the LPS toys that are out today! Hahaha.