A new poll revealed that the average adult keeps about 20 toys from their childhood for various reasons including passing the toys down to their kids or grandkids, do you? In the age of minimalism and clutter free we humans still manage to hold on to about 20 toys from childhood, the poll concluded that 65% of people keep their toys to pass on to future generations, 57% say they kept the toys for sentimental reasons and 59% said they kept the toys because they are better than any toys made today.
The poll listed the most popular toys saved, which included Barbie Dolls, LEGOs and Hot Wheels. The poll also listed other toys including G.I. Joes, Suzy Homemakers appliances, Fisher-Price telephones, Lite-Brites, Slinkys, Rubik's Cubes, Beanie Babies, Etch-A-Sketch and My Little Pony. So to celebrate these super popular toys I put together a list of my favorite toy informercials from back in the day.
Rainbow Brush Markers
This commercial really slapped. Seeing all the colors come out of one marker ~supposedly~ made the resting artist in all of us wake up. Let's be real, do you even know anyone who had this because I sure don't.
Mannnnn if you didn't beg your parents straight up for this stuff for a month straight were you even living? Floam seemed like the latest and greatest in the world of toys. It's weird yet magical mix of joy and mess made you wish you could just touch this stuff just once. And I 100% guarantee that any person who didn't get this as a kid growing up is super into kinetic sand now.
Don't forget swagging out and dancing to your favorite music while brushing your teeth. I definitely got down to Survivor by Destiny's Child. But if you didn't beg your parents were you really ever a kid back in the day?
If you didn't have the gold standard in kids magazines were you even living? Getting excited to go to the doctors office just to touch one of these amazing animal magazines made you cooler than anyone at school.
If you didn't beg your family for a piece of the moon with ~this~ special Moon Sand then you weren't partying on the millennial toy train. As a kid I remember drooling over how awesome this sand was and was totally devastated when my mom told me no!
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