“T” is for Toys

Here we are, post #20 in the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge. 

I might need to start writing these posts earlier in the day instead of late at night when I’m tired. 🙂 Ah well. The end is near, I can’t believe there’s only 6 more days to go!

So, toys. I love toys and as a kid I imagined getting a summer job at a toy store. I still love browsing toy stores, it’s just so much fun for me. I do have to say though, I prefer the toys and games from the ’90s to the stuff out today. 🙂 In this post I’ll briefly describe four of my favorite toys from back in the day.

Precious Places Magic Key Mansion. Photo credit: http://www.thisoldtoy.com/l_fp_set/toy-pages/5000s/5166-magickeymansion.html
Precious Places Magic Key Mansion. Photo credit: http://www.thisoldtoy.com/l_fp_set/toy-pages/5000s/5166-magickeymansion.html

Precious Places – This was my first ever dollhouse. It came with a magnetic key that could be used to move the figurines around in the house. However I rarely used the key. I LOVED this dollhouse, it had working lights, lots of realistic pieces. It did seem very fragile however. 🙂

Little Pretty – A My Little Pony knock-off, but with kitties and puppies. I LOVED these little dolls and accompanying playsets. They had hair you could comb and style, and each kitty or puppy had a cute name like “Frosty Fur”, “Mimi”, “Snowy Foot”, etc. They also all had a unique identifying charm on their bodies. There were Little Pretty playsets as well. My little pretties became more than just dolls, they were characters. They all had names, personalities, and elaborate back stories.

Playground Kids – Dolls that each came with a unique playground toy. There were also fun playground playsets. I had two of the playsets and about 6 of the dolls.

Vintage Littlest Pet Shop – I don’t care for the latest iteration of this toy (the animals look so unnatural and they aren’t that little). Back in the ’90s, they were much more realistic-looking. My favorite was the tiny hamster mom and her babies. They came with a miniature cage with tiny shreds of paper (to resemble sawdust). Whenever I played with the Littlest Pet Shop, I pretended they were episodes in a TV show. Little did I know, there was actually a real Littlest Pet Shop television show!

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