If you were a kid in the eighties and nineties, you’re now old enough to have kids of your own yet still young enough to play games. Some toys and games never left or are making a comeback so today’s kids can enjoy them like new. If you’ve had fun in the past, you’ll love the ability to reprise some old toys and reminisce. Skip through memory lane and take a peek at current toys and games of the past.
Cabbage Patch Kids
In the late 80s and early 90s, Cabbage Patch Kids were all the rage. In some cases, parents had to shop in different states to hunt down the dolls. The dolls have undergone a cosmetic change, yet if you’re feeling nostalgic and have a few more dollars in your pocket you’re willing to spend, you can secure one of the original-looking collectibles.
Rainbow Brite was just as popular as the Care Bears and had her own television show. You can still buy the original in the box for a couple hundred dollars. But if you appreciate evolution, a new Rainbow Brite was released in 2010. Like tabletop games that were offered decades ago, some toys don’t go out of style.
Kids in the eighties and nineties were simple; they didn’t have iPads, Xboxes, and the like. Their toys were simple. The Sit-and-Spin toy allowed for just that; a kid could sit down, wrap their legs around the center, and use the disc in the middle to spin themselves around. Today’s kids may scoff at the thought of a toy that isn’t digital, yet parents who want to keep things simple, can buy their kids a new version. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t spin as fast as the original.
Snoopy Sno Cone Machine
If your parents were really cool, you had a Snoopy Sno Cone Maker. Yes, it still has the potential to make a mess and may be best used outdoors on a sunny day, but it’s still as available and cheap as ever. It’s under $20 but you can’t put a price on the ability to make your own sno cone! The Peanuts characters have made a comeback too so get ready for a whole new generation of kids who want a Snoopy sno cone.
Kids in the early 90s were glued to their television sets weekly to catch the Transformers. Of course, the cartoon had a full-length movie to go along with the popular series and well-sought action figures. Not many toys were trucks, planes, or cars that magically transformed into fighting robots! The new-school Transformers look a bit different than the originals, yet you can still buy the former bots on Ebay.
Fisher Price Record Player
Fisher Price is a major player when it comes to toys enjoyed by generations. The Record Player is among its most beloved releases. Sure, kids in the 90s were used to CDs, and today’s kids don’t even know what a piece of hardware music looks like, but that doesn’t make the record player less cool to have in your toy chest.