vmh wrote:Both of these don't even compare to the one I had as a child!
I find myself saying that a lot as I get hold of toys I had as a child. Are they really so different or is it our perspective now?
Does anyone remember Space Food Sticks? My Mom bought them for us to have as a special breakfast treat on Saturday mornings while we wacthed cartoons and I loved them...can still remember the texture and taste. Well, I found them online and ordered them a few years ago and they were yuk! Not at all like I remember.
I think they're making them differently but maybe it's the perspective again....
I grew up in an apt complex so all of our friends were right there. We played a lot of group stuff but a fave was S.W.A.T. We'd split into 2 teams and one would be the bad guys and the other the swat team. As bad guys, we'd hide and the swat team would come hunting, with guns and cuffs. If we were caught, we might end up handcuffed to a clothesline of stuffed into a washing machine box (that was the swat truck, lol). Lots of fun pretending growing up. We'd also make big haunted houses in each others' basements. In winter, the manager would sometimes get the hose out and spray down an area of the parking lot so it'd freeze and we'd have our own little skating area. Oh, and we went to the roller rink a LOT.
We played canasta and Monopoly and Gnip Gnop and Trouble...put together models...listened to music...rode bikes...played in sprinklers...found baby birds we'd keep in a shoe box and try to nurse with wet, mushy bread. But they always died. Sleepovers where the goal was to stay up all night long. (We rarely, if ever, made it!)
The boys had their GI Joe's and they'd bury them in the sand and blow them free with firecrackers, lol.
I had a Jane West doll and horse. Man, I loved her. I never had a Barbie. Jane West could kick Barbie's a$$. She was blue and came with rubbery clothes- vests, skirts, hats, boots and guns. Oh, and a knife. I actually got her again a few years ago on eBay and Jacob has occasionally played with her.
My dolls never played dress-up or got married. They got kidnapped and tied up. Then I'd rescue them, lol.
Childhood was fun.....the good outweighed what bad there was.