Favorite Childhood Toy of All-Time
OK...I'm a person who loves a good countdown TV special. I was channel surfing today and stumbled upon VH1's Top 100 Toys of all time. Wow ~ what fun it was to reminesce about childhood memories with my husband about the toys of our days. I have to admit, though, that I was kind of shocked at the #1 choice and I would love to know just who cast the votes to come up with this one - THE HULA HOOP! Huh?!?!? I guess I can think of dozens of other toys that were/are way cooler than the hula hoop but maybe that's just me. I guess if they were striving for nostalgia by picking that one then they succeeded. My mom grew up in the 50s and said all the girls had one. I guess my mom was a pro at hula hooping.
Personally, I think my favorite toy of all time would either have to be Legos or the Lite-Brite. Once I slipped into adolescence there was the Nintendo. I was addicted to Super Mario Bros. 3!
There was one toy that I saw on the list that I asked for for a few Christmases in a row and never did get one - an Easy Bake Oven. I know, it's just a light bulb in a box but, hey, they looked cool nonetheless. Still, to this day, I tease my mom about not getting that oven and it wouldn't surprise me if I ended up with one as a gag gift someday! I'm definitely getting my little girl one when she's older.
So I'm curious, what were some of your favorite toys from childhood?