Retro

14 Toys That Will Teleport You Back To Childhood

The time when we were kids just running around seems like a lifetime ago. We've changed so much over the years, it has some truth to it. As we grew older, we had experiences that shaped us into the responsible adults we are today. Yet, sometimes we will spy our kids playing with a toy that we used to love, and it will take us back to those moments when we would be inseparable from it. Take a look at these classic items from decades ago, and see if you feel like running home to crack open the toy chest!

Retro

Now We Know What's Inside An Etch A Sketch And It's A Lot

I think everyone had an Etch A Sketch growing up, and some of us had better creations than others. While we may laugh now at the toy's simplicity, it was revolutionary at the time. Drawing lines without  a pen and paper and then just shaking it to watch it magically disappear was something that amazed us all. But have you ever seen what's inside one of these toys?We have now tracked down a video that shows us exactly what's on the inside of this cool toy, and it might not be all you expect. This is the Etch

80s

The 15 Best Happy Meal Toys From The 80s

As we all know, half of the reason we ever wanted to go to McDonald's as kids was to see what new toys they had in their Happy Meals! While we're used to some high-tech toys in our kids meals today, there was a time where we were happier with simpler pleasures.These toys are pretty vintage now, but in a way, seeing how far they have come makes them even cooler! Like trying to fly this Styro Glider from 1980 across the room!Time Passages Nostalgia CompanyOr the first Little Golden Book series they put out in 1982Yello80sThe Play-Doh

Pop Culture

7 Bob Ross Products That Every Happy Little Fan Needs

Bob Ross is an absolute treasure. There is no doubt in my mind that he was a saint and we were lucky to have lived at a time where we could witness his genius. His ability to calmly paint some of the most stunning pictures while giving out little pieces of wisdom that apply so well to everyone's lives. There are no mistakes, we have happy accidents! PBSHe is full of joy and cheer, and has managed to bring an entire generation of people joy. It seems now more than ever we need his positive demeanor and cheerful nature, and

Life

15 Things From The 1990 Sears Wish Book That Will Make You Miss Being A Kid

There was no piece of mail more exciting than the Sears Wish Book. Each year, it would arrive wrapped in plastic, almost like a gift itself. We would carefully rip into the package and reveal the best resource for all of our Christmas wishlists. We would carefully flip through the pages, and jot down the page numbers and product numbers that we wanted all before we would pass off the Wish Book to our parents. They were always patient with us when we would continuously reference things they had never heard of, probably because they had that super easy guide

90s

Tamagotchis Are Back So It's Time To Relive Your Childhood!

We can all remember the day that we got our first Tamagotchi. We would promise our moms that we would play with it all the time and that it would absolutely be worth the money. We would bring them everywhere we went, whether it was to school or to a friends house. Brian CrecentreYou would have your electronic pet in your pocket or on a special lanyard around your neck at all times. They were basically the most important thing in your life for a while there, but then they got banned from school and eventually we outgrew them. Rolling

Life

The Real Reason Lawn Darts Became The Most Infamous Toy In History

Lawn darts were a big part of our childhood, but now they are really hard to find - at least the kind we remember. Rumors have always been swirling about why the popular toy was banned, with some people saying that it was actually because a child died. Sarcasm.coIt's hard to believe that a children's toy would have been made if it could harm a child, so a lot of people just push this rumor aside as merely a scare tactic. However, it is actually true. The FDA had banned the sale of lawn darts as a toy in

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

Fads

15 Pages From The 1983 Sears Wish Book That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

When we were kids, there was nothing better than getting the Sears Wish Book. It was the most exciting pieces of mail we'd get all year long. When the Sears catalog arrived, our moms knew they needed to watch out because we always got first dibs.The Sears catalog was amazing year-round. Obviously the 'Wish Book' was the best issue of the year, but even the ones that came out for the other seasons still gave us something to look at when we were bored. We would all spend so much time looking through the pages, making mental lists of