Last week’s episode of Mad Men (ohmygod, if you’re not watching this, please start…) featured a 1963 Barbie. It was this one:
I wasn’t born until the ’70s but I had this Barbie growing up. My sisters and I inherited the Barbies that my mother and her sisters played with in the ’60s. We played and played and played with these Barbies and their ridiculously awesome clothes until they were all completely worn out, ripped, dirty and lost. And eventually, to my absolute horror in hindsight, they were shuffled away to either the trash or Goodwill.
But the episode made me wax nostalgic about the toys of my childhood. And Back to Basics Toys carries a lot of them! Please tell me that you remember these:
Chatter Telephone – we had this one.
Lincoln Logs Bicentennial Edition – not the current version with plastic roofs and windows, the old one with green planks for the roof!
Snoopy Sniffer – I can still hear the click, click, click of this as it was pulled across the floor
My all-time favorite though were the Fisher-Price Little People. The new sets just aren’t as totally awesome as the old ones. Check them out in all their glory at This Old Toy. I could spend hours…we had the house, the barn and the “city”. I think we had the airplane. Always wanted the school bus and the parking garage.
What were your favorite toys growing up?