I was a kid of the 1980s, which I maintain had the best selection of toys and cartoons of any decade. I’m sure many folks think their childhood was the best and kids nowadays are missing out on the wonder and magic that we had back in the day. But heck, our toys were the absolute best. In terms of technology, our toys weren’t the most advanced pieces of equipment which forced the designs to be simple and colorful. Just because you CAN make toys advanced, doesn’t mean they need to be.
Because I have the best parents in the world, my folks discovered this box of my older toys and set it aside for me. Click here to see a larger view. Most of these I hadn’t seen in 15 years, so I was thrilled to be introduced to these guys once again. Check out all the WWF toys in various forms, Biker Mice from Mars, the California Raisins, Garfield, Muppet Babies, M.A.S.K. and a bunch more. So much color, I love it. A few of these were given to me by my buddy Cal at Strange Adventures as I tried to re-acquire toys from my childhood.
Of course a lot of my older toys are long gone, but it’s awesome to have so many of them still onhand today. I take a lot of inspiration from my childhood, so these little guys will be getting a special place on my shelf. What were your favorite toys?