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!
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
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.
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 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.
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!