Last week I covered my favourite childhood books and this week I thought I’d share my favourite childhood toys with you. Maybe you’ll see some of your favourites?
My sister and I collected TY Beanie Babies like crazy in the 90s. We had our favourites displayed in “cubby cubes” and each one had a tag protector on it. If you’re not familiar with Beanie Babies each tag contains their name and a poem about them.
My favourite (and actually my first) TY Beanie Baby was Inch the inchworm.
Inch the worm is a friend of mine, He goes so slow all the time, Inching around from here to there, Travelling the world without a care.
Lego will be one toy I’ll never grow out of! Although my sets are a lot larger and more complex than my childhood attempts to make a Lego house. I think Lego is a great child’s toy, helping with motor skills and fuelling their imagination.
One of my favourite sets is the Doctor Who Tardis set which took me two days to complete.
Star Wars action figures and play sets
Star Wars has been one of my favourite fandoms for as long as I can remember, I think it’s safe to say it was my first fandom. As a child I have many figures and a couple of Star Wars play sets I enjoyed playing with.
My favourite being the Death Star play set which I found recently while I was sorting through the spare bedroom at my parents house!
My sister and I had hours of fun playing with Sylvanians – each animal had it’s own personality, some had jobs, some lived in a mansion and some on a canal boat. She would usually play as the hedgehog or rabbit family (who got to live in the mansion) and I would play the cat family living on the canal boat or in the cottage.
We still own our collection of Sylvanian Families and the lovely staff at the Sylvanian Store* in London kindly sent me one of their spooktacular Halloween sets to go with our collection. 😍 The set includes two baby trick or treaters and their pumpkin cart, 🎃 along with a handful of Halloween accessories.
The set is very cute and the cart can be attached to other pieces such as the candy wagon, which fits great into the Halloween theme. I could have seen my sister and I playing with this set.
If you’re a collector or a parent with a child that loves Sylvanian Families, I’d recommend paying the shop a visit. Not local to London? No problem, they also have a very user friendly website.
I fondly remember owning a 101 Dalmations tamagochi named ‘Patch’. I took it everywhere, except to school – my Gran kindly looked after him while I was there.
Once I left him on a table in the Little Chef – I cried. Luckily my mum rang them up and we went to pick ‘Patch’ up the following day. Thankfully the staff were kind enough to keep him alive for me. 😅
I couldn’t find my old one so I hunted the internet and found this cute video someone made of theirs.
I also owned a yellow one which looked like a chick but it didn’t get as much love – sorry little chick!
Thomas the Tank Engine trains
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends were the first toys I remember playing with. I had many of them but my favourite character was always Diesel. I also had a toy garage which Thomas and his friends visited frequently. 😉
My mum loves to tell anyone who will listen that I used to push them around in a ladybird pram.
What were your favourite childhood toys? Do you still own any of the toys you had as a child?