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Slideshows A Blast From the Past: Childhood Toys Eliza Hurwitz

One of my favorite things to do when I was in 3rd grade was play Bop It. My aunt got it for me for Christmas and I’m pretty sure my parents wished she hadn’t, because it was a very annoying game to hear played over and over again. I recently came across this game in my attic and it got me thinking about all the other great games me and my brothers and sisters played when we were little. Therefore, for today’s gallery, I’ve gathered some of the most popular games from my childhood.

While looking at these games, I started to I feel like kids today are too concerned with technology and are missing out on all these imaginative and creative games of my youth. But then again, maybe it wasn’t healthy for me to pretend I was a troll or punch my friends with Sock’em Boppers. And maybe it was weird that my favorite thing about having a Tamagotchi was cleaning up its poop.

What were some of your favorite toys growing up?

 

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  1. Barbie, Polly Pocket, Littlest Pet Shop, and pretty much everything show above.

  2. I have that exact Furby! He malfunctioned last year and began taking alou d in the cupboard… I’ve torn out his batteries since…

  3. Grand Champions!

  4. Polly Pocket when they were actually really small! Bitsy Bears were neat. Also I can’t remember the name, but it was like you built little towns with these flat square puzzle like pieces. Might’ve been similar to Polly Pocket.

  5. So many memories! A few months ago a firend of mine found a bop-it and we turned it into a drinking game (kids don’t do this!).
    I also remeber a game called chicken limbo me and my brother really liked it, despite of the annoying sounds.
    When I was little I played a lot with barbies and polly pockets (they were so cute)

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