All that talk of California Raisins on my blog the other day got me to thinking about many of the toys I used to play with when I was a kid growing up in the 80’s. I was a big fan of Fisher Price’s Little People back then, and I generally liked playsets of any kind. The internet is a cool thing for many reasons, and it’s fun for stirring up nostalgia now and then. I remembered this set of wind-up skill games they had in the 80s that were really small. After a few minutes of google searching, I found them: T.H.I.N.G.S. by Milton Bradley (Totally Hilarious Incredibly Neat Games of Skill – who remembers these?) . It’s funny how most of these little toys look like just your everyday junk from China when you’re an adult, but when I was a kid, I had the Sir-Ring-a-Lot game and wanted all the rest of the T.H.I.N.G.S.
I was also really into Nerfuls after sending away for one (visor guy) in exchange for cereal UPCs. These were little 3-piece figures – a body, a ball for the head, and a hat or hair. Some came with vehicles and the coolest parts were the stackable Nerfuls houses.
Legos were also really cool (still are!), and I’m thinking of getting my 5-year-old some of her own sets for Christmas this year.
Added link to Weebles Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.