Real rotary dial phones are now obsolete, but you can still purchase this pull-toy, which went on the market in the 1960s. Use it to show your child how Grandma and Grandpa (or, ahem, even you) made phone calls.
Yes, your kids can still cook with a light bulb, just like you did in the 80s. There are new cake mixes and the colors of the oven have changed, but the rest is surprisingly the same. Adult supervision needed.
A few blockbuster movies have revived this franchise, and now your kids can root for the Autobots to beat the Decepticons in 3D. Your children will whisper to the family minivan, hoping it will transform into an alien robot.
For over 30 years children have enjoyed making fluffy frozen treats with this machine. Or, more accurately, children have enjoyed asking their parents to finish churning ice cubes into choppy snow cones.
A well-remembered shape-sorter for any child of the 70s, 80s, or even today. The best and only change to this toy since your childhood is that it's now easily available online and in stores.
The cartoon and stuffed-animal dynasty of the 1980s made a comeback in 2005 with a digitally animated movie and, of course, more toys. Your children can now pretend they are in the land of Care-a-Lot with Grumpy Bear and Share Bear.
Did you have a Flutter Pony with soft shiny wings or a Twinkle Eyed Pony with rhinestones for eyes back in the day? My Little Pony continues to delight girls all over the world and fill many imaginary stables.
Since 1918 children have been building homes from these miniature interlocking wood beams. Today's models include sets for building not just mere cabins, but ranches — horses included.
Reincarnated many times over since his debut in 1949, Mr. Potato Head has been miniaturized, cartoon-ized, and stuffed. Have a giggle with your four-year-old as you put his parts away into the allotted storage compartment: his bum.
Each Cabbage Patch Doll came with a unique name and birth certificate from Babyland General Hospital. These hugely popular play pals had parents lining up overnight to buy them as Christmas gifts. And the kids from the patch are still going strong.
Originally a greeting-card character, Holly Hobbie dolls and their signature big blue bonnets were popular with young girls in the 1970s and 1980s. Today you can buy beautifully handcrafted Holly Hobbie dolls from the Alexander Doll Company.
Smurf figurines have been hot collectors' items since first produced in 1959. The latest figurines are based on the recent Smurf movie and have fun corresponding play sets.
Talk about enduring technology: the View-Master mechanism and slide technology is virtually unchanged since being developed almost 100 years ago. Unlike your portable DVD player, this thing will never run out of batteries or need a charge.
You know what they say: A girl's hair needs to smell like the dessert she was named after. Oh wait, that was just for the Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Today's dolls still have the same aromas and sweet monikers.
The Polly Pockets of the '80s and '90s were tucked away into carry cases that looked like compacts or snap-open purses. The newer dolls are larger than the originals — and thus less likely to get sucked up by the vacuum.
This drawing tool was endless enjoyment for young minds in the '80s. It was a marvel that you could draw with a magnet and then easily erase the board and start again. Today, they come with accessories like reading lights so kids can doodle in the dark.
The Little People's homes and work places rocked. The castle had a winding drawbridge, the garage had a working elevator, and the barn had its own grain silo. Today's sets still hold the same charm as their 1980s counterparts.
This educational toy wowed many in its day. It has since evolved into the Franklin Speak, Listen, and Learn Spelling Master, which allows kids to create and save their own list of words.
This classic toy was ideal for budding designers and artists to sketch out ideas in colored light pegs. Your kids can express themselves just like you did with the latest flat-screen (of course) Lite Brites.
Now that we've entered the age of iPads, it's kind of hard not to be amused by this 1950s toy calling itself "magic." Still, it's pretty amazing the artwork that can be created using just a couple of dials and a bunch of gray lines!
Originally called the "Syco-Seer" in the late 1940s, this device changed to the Magic 8 Ball form we all know and love in the early 50s. It has been sharing its wisdom ever since by answering kids' most burning questions.
The hottest new toy of Christmas 1960, this blue-eyed, blonde-haired doll spoke one of 11 phrases, such as: "May I have a cookie?" or "I love you" when the string on her back was pulled ... no batteries necessary!
Riding on the success of Chatty Cathy, toy makers released this educational toy in the mid 1960s that allowed kids to point an arrow to the sound they wanted to hear when they pulled a string or lever.
This thing became the frustration of uncoordinated '80s kids everywhere, unless you were one of the few who happened to be blessed with pogoball skills.
Another '80s toy that required a certain amount of foot-eye coordination, this apparatus was meant to be spun around the ankle as many times as possible without tripping.
Who would have thought that a glowing insect would be the inspiration for this pajama-clad, plush toy? First released in 1982, the Glo Worm was a stuffed toy and nightlight in one, lighting up and playing a soothing lullaby whenever squeezed.
The "Red Rocker" and "Blue Bomber" have been dueling for decades, but nothing beats the nostalgia of this original 1960s version.
Nothing says fun like a creepy mechanical clown figure jumping out at you without warning! This is a really vintage toy, since its origins can be traced back as far as the middle ages.
Another toy that has survived the ages, the yo-yo dates back to 500 BC when it was made from discs of fired clay, but the modern version first came to the U.S. in 1866.
First created in the late 1800s, this simple toy of wooden blocks held together with strings or ribbons was an optical illusion that could enthrall us for hours as young kids.
This classic toy dates back to colonial America.
These little guys first became popular in the 1960s but made several comebacks over the next few decades.
Although kids certainly aren't calling out "onesies" or "twosies" on the playground as much as they did 5 or 6 decades ago, we still have a soft spot for this beloved schoolyard toy.
Truth or dare ... or zit sticker? Girl Talk was a sleepover must for giggly pre-teen and teenage girls of the '80s and '90s.
Fisher Price Chatter Telephone
Easy Bake Oven
Snoopy Sno Cone Machine
Tupperware Shape-O Toy
My Little Pony
Mr. Potato Head
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Fisher Price Little People Play Sets
Speak and Spell
Etch a Sketch
Magic 8 Ball
See 'n Say
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
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