90s

We All Wanted A 'My Size Barbie' When We Were Young, But Are They Worth As Much As They Say?

It's hard to pick just one Barbie that we all wanted, but if you absolutely had to, the My Size Barbie might be the one. There was something about the giant doll that we all became completely obsessed with, even though she was a little bit creepy. EbayI know, you might be wondering, "why is she creepy? She's just a regular doll!" But seriously, think about how terrifying she would have been for the poor parents! They would see her standing there, in the middle of the night, staring at them from across the room. They just want to go

90s

Is Mall Madness Worth As Much Money As People Have Been Claiming?

clicWe all had a lot of toys growing up. There were board games, dolls, video games, and of course stuffed animals. Of course some were better than others, but there were always a few standouts that were unbelievably amazing. Mall Madness was one of these standouts. EbayMall Madness was a board game that came out in 1988 and was essentially based completely around shopping. The game is set in a two story shopping mall where players would have $150-$200 (depending on the version you were playing) to try to make purchases. EtsyThere would be surprise sales and clearances to

Toys

25 Pages Of The 1994 JC Penny Catalog That Will Make You Feel Like You Traveled Through Time

While we were all busy flipping through the WishBook every year, they weren't the only exciting catalog we would find in our mailbox. While it may not have been our first choice, the JC Penny catalog was a close second when it came to making your Christmas lists. Honestly, our moms probably loved it more than anyone else, because where else would they find the latest fashion trends? Whether you needed a new velvet dress, a snappy business jacket, or a brightly colored hat, JC Penny was the first place on the shopping list. As for us kids, it was

TV

15 Toy Commercials From The '90s That We Could Never Forget, Even If We Wanted To

If you wanted to own some of the weirdest and best toys imaginable, the 90s were where you needed to be. Growing up at that time meant you could buy not one, not two, but three different dolls that could pee. It meant that your board games were based around murdering people. It meant that beating up your friends was just a fun good time as long as you covered your fists in balloons. YouTubeEvery toy we had in the 90s was simultaneously the weirdest and best thing ever. I don't know why we thought a lot of these things

Retro

The Ultimate List Of McDonald's Toys That We Obsessed Over As Kids

As much as we loved milkshakes, hamburgers and crispy chicken nuggets, the best part of eating at McDonald's as a kid was the free toy in our happy meal.Over the years we collected so many of these great toys. Here are some of the best ones:Rubber Band Motor Boats (1981)ComplexPlaymobil Figures (1982)ebay.co.ukLittle Golden Books (1982)ComplexHot Wheels (1983)Foro ClubPlay-Doh (1983)The ChivePopoids (1984)Museum of PlayMemory GlandsRonald McDonald Cloth Doll (1984)EtsyA little creepy....but still fun!Astroniks (1984)22 WordsLego Super Travelers (1985)Dave Percota / Toys PeriodBrickset.comDave Percota / Toys PeriodMy Little

90s

Do You Remember Playing With These As A Kid? Because You Wouldn't Recognize Them Now

Being a kid in the 90s meant that we had a lot of awesome clothes, the best Disney movies, and the very best toys. While all the boys were playing with their Mighty Max figures, basically every girl had their own Polly Pocket. EtsyPolly Pocket was amazing. She was such a simple concept that somehow managed to make us all use our imaginations. All they were was the little figures that only moved in one way:EtsyAnd the case that was usually based around a theme: EtsyPolly wasn't a complicated or elaborate toy, but for some reason she still captivated

80s

The Cabbage Patch Kids Scandal They've Been Trying To Sweep Under The Rug

Basically everyone had a Cabbage Patch Kid growing up. They were hugely popular, so even if you didn't own one, you were at least familiar with them. Cabbage Patch KidsTheir round faces and big eyes were so distinctive from other dolls available at the time. They also had their own little certificates with their name and birthday which meant that each one was unique. However, it turns out that there was a big secret behind one of America's favorite dolls. Cabbage Patch KidsCabbage Patch Kids were created by Xavier Roberts in 1978. He was only 21 when he started developing

80s

13 Things That Every 80s Girl Will Immediately Recognize

If you grew up in the 80s, you are pretty lucky. Everything was just totally radical in the 80s! We had the coolest hair, the best slang and obviously all the best clothes. It's safe to say we grew up in the best decade. Being a girl in the 80s had a lot of perks too. We had a bunch of cool stuff that kids today wouldn't understand. How many of these things do you recognize? PopplesEbayFor some reason the idea of a toy that could fold up into a little ball was super appealing to us? Charm BraceletsEbayThey were

80s

It Was One Of The Biggest Toys, But No One Remembers The Crazy Movie That Started It All

There were a lot of toys in the 80s and 90s that spawned television shows, but one of the most popular was My Pet Monster. EbayThe blue and pink beast  came out in 1986, and by 1987 it was popular enough for a TV show to come out to flesh out the character's backstory. EbayThe story of the monster was that he had handcuffs that turn him into a stuffed animal, but as soon as they are removed he would come to life. In the cartoon series, a boy named Max keeps Monster, using his handcuffs to help hide

Toys

We're Officially Old Enough That All Our Childhood Toys Are Headed To A Museum

Have you ever looked back over your childhood toys and been completely confused why everyone keeps calling them "Vintage"? Well, I guess we all are suddenly a lot older then we thought, because all our old toys are now going into a museum. TripAdvisorThere is a museum in Rochester, New York that is called The Strong Museum. It is also known at the "National Museum of Play" and is probably every kids' dream to go there. Trip AdvisorInside this epic and sprawling museum, you can find over 10,000 board games, hundreds of arcade games, thousands of dolls and action