Blast from the past toy day


Our bud Bacon is having a blast from the past toy day…
one of my faves which has made a comeback is Mr Potato head…I loved him..little felt moustaches and bits and bobs….I had him and Katie Carrot..Cookie Cucumber but not sure if I had Mrs Potato head….funny such a simple toy and yet I loved it..

Amazing the things you remember…I still have all my kids legos and they still play with them when they visit!!
Bug catchers,microscopes,always pencils always coloring books..loved the paper dolls with cut out clothes!!

i had a few faves enjoy the blast from the past and urghhhh how old do I feel now πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thanks for a great trip back to the 60’s Bacon πŸ™‚

78 thoughts on “Blast from the past toy day

  1. Mom also had a Mr Potato Head but she had no idea you also got a carrot and cucumber! Dada has all his Lego still too – actually he and mom have an entire cupboard in our house filled with their old toys and games from when they were kids.
    Mom loved playing with paper dolls too – apparently our Auntie Kym (mom’s older sister) used to make them for her!
    Thanks for sharing Fozziemum and we hope your check up at the dogter goes well today.
    Wally & Sammy

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    • Hahaah Wally and Sammy how fun is lego! and yes you could get a Pete Pepper also hahaah ..and how cool that mum’s sister made her paper dolls!! such fun thinking of the things from the past as you remember so many other things at the same time…like watching Gilligans Island hahaha…I went off and the Dr has me in steroids…so I guess I will be entering the weight lifting at the next Olympics…urghhhhhh lves and hugs Fozziemum xxx

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      • Yeh, elastics! 4 square tennis ball against a cold brick wall. Gender bias activities…girls had swap cards..boys had marbles on their side. Only rich kids had Barbie dolls.
        Well we might not have had a lot of things, but we had inventive imaginations and we played outside a lot and ran amuck in a smaller, safer world.

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        • Hahha that’s right! I still look at swap cards when the antique shows come to town πŸ™‚ I loved the set of fluffy kittens in all pastel shades πŸ™‚ and yes we had a lot more freedom and fun and used our imaginations a lot more back then πŸ™‚

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    • Bless him bwahahha he is much more modern now! and originally he was a kit that you used on a real spud bwahahahaah imagine little jonnies face if he got a kit to make a face on a real potato today hahahaha πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Bwahahaahahah I saw the video ad for that on you tube hahahaah πŸ™‚ hilarious!! imagine a kid getting that now!! you would be dobbed in to welfare !! bwahahahaaha πŸ™‚

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  2. Mom LOVED those paper dolls with the little fold-down tabs on their clothes. She had a set called A Dozen Cousins – TWELVE DOLLS and tons of outfits for them. Not counting the outfits she drew, colored, and cut out herself!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • I bet mum had a blast with them Cupcake πŸ™‚ they were heaps of fun..and I always made sure I had tape to ‘fix’ any tabs that tore hahahaha πŸ™‚ and yay for mum I made outfits too!! Hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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  3. I still have my Lego’s too :o) (except those the cousin-moron glued together, because he wasn’t able to build a Lego-helicopter without using glue). I always cut the hair of my dolls and I was totally sad that it never grew back (ok I’m not smarter than the cousin lol) Thanks for showing your treasures!

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    • Hahaaaahha I tended to practice on my dolls too! except Chrissy’s glamour hair..i have no lego sadly but all the lego my kids had..including my daughters Paradisa Lego..which had palm trees and bar staff that looked like little Spanish porno guys hahaha moustaches and all….my boys had the technic so at least three mortgages for a small box with a motor the size of a peanut hahaahah we have one lego man on out tv unit and his head has been replaced with a funny thing mean to go on the end of a pencil..it was put there by our daughter when she was in high school..so there he stands amongst our treasures..lego man ..Gene Simmons head….full KISS make up bwhahaah and your cousin was mean….gluing your lego…hahahahaah πŸ™‚

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      • I remember that sets. the girls even had handbags (red or pink) and they had a hole in the head to change their hair style:o) Is it a Gene Simmons head with the tongue out ? (I always was conflicted between admiration and disgust when I saw it)

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  4. Ahhhhh yes…………the good old days……..I adored my paperdolls – used to make them myself with my Mom’s help. And Mr. Potato head was another biggie……..I also loved playing jacks and jump rope. Things were so much LESS complicated back then!

    Hugs, Pam

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    • I so agree Pam…jumping rope..making paper hats from newspaper and pretending I was a reporter bwaahahaha….good grief I had a blast..spent hours with books on dinosaurs and rocks…such a tom boy climbing trees and playing hop scotch..things were fun! you had a brain you used it to create a world …a much simpler and perhaps more introspective world πŸ™‚ Hugs Bev xx

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      • I agree…..I remember constantly falling on my bike and getting skinned knees all the time…..but riding bikes with my friends was fun and reading – loved reading. Ahhhh…..the good old days were good.

        Hugs, Pam

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        • Yep reading ..my all time fave next to drawing πŸ™‚ famous five, roald Dahl, I had a favourite book series written my an Amercian author cannot remember the name but the book series was about a teenage girl who went on a camp and had great adventures…it wasn’t Nancy Drew but even typing this I can SMELL that new hard cover book and remember the feelings that it evokes..amazing πŸ™‚ we sound like old folk hahahahaah πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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          • Well I AM old folk Bev but don’t feel it – especially in my head! I was a Nancy Drew addict and Bailey was as close to that as I could get with my novel – it’s why I wanted to do a series really. I began drawing early on too – we creative types STAY that way don’t you think?????

            Hugs, Pam

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            • I think we do Pam…I was a dreamer..i had so many plans which sadly never eventuated…so I encouraged my kids to follow their hearts calling…they all have ‘jobs’ but the boys are musicians and Rhiannon is an artist..i never wanted them to lose their childhood dreams πŸ™‚ a bit Bohemian of Phil and I I suppose πŸ™‚ Hugs Bev xx

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              • But just think of what interesting, fun and fulfilling futures they all have thanks to those dreams of yours…….believe me, they will ALWAYS remember that and cherish it…….

                Hugs, Pam

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                • Thank you Pam they do and always tell us how much we have been a positive influence…hope they feel the same when we need to be wheeled around mumbing to our selves πŸ˜‰ Hugs Bev xx

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    • Hahahaah FUZZY FELT πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ loved it πŸ™‚ spirograph ,wall walkers,play doh,those crazy dipping ostriches, kerplunk,mousetrap,operation hahaahahahh πŸ™‚ love it xx

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      • spirograph…hours of entertainment. Kerplunk…couldn’t remember the name but I was really good at not getting the marbles to fall. Ostriches, not so much. How about silly putty, chinese checkers and hot wheels?

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        • Yep tick to all πŸ™‚ was obsessed with Chinese Checkers πŸ™‚ swap cards which I still love looking at at fairs and old antique shops πŸ™‚ marbles too loved playing marbles πŸ™‚

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          • My brain is smoking! Okay, trying another series…

            The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, a prolific English children’s author, is a series of eight children’s novels. These books feature the same child characters: Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, along with several adult characters. Jack’s pet parrot, Kiki, is also a standard feature in each novel.

            The stories show the four children off on their own, discovering and solving mysteries without much adult assistance. Although the publication dates span a decade, Blyton reportedly wrote each of the novels in less than a week.

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            • Hahahaah well..i was about to go to bed when I saw you pop up…got me thinking again!! all those books you mention yep I know them but not THE ones..so…I just randomly googled Donna and the years roughly and Ta Da mystery solved…DONNA PARKER Mysteries:0 sheesh..now you and I can get some rest hahaah πŸ™‚

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  5. Dat’s so cool. Mommy not hav any of da toys hers used tu play wiff anymowe. Course mommy played outside wiff da wild animals and hers pets mowe den any toy. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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    • I have none left either my sweet I had to google for pictures πŸ™‚ but I have kept my kids toys and books πŸ™‚ I spent a lot of time at the beach or with my cocker spaniel playing outside…watching ladybirds and bugs πŸ™‚ Luvs ya back Fozziemum xx

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  6. what a fun fun idea bacon had !!! and some of the toys from back then can be worth more than sentiment if you are willing to sell…my uncle had a first edition superman comic book; kept a bunch of them in bum’s “barn”…bum wanted to clean out the “barn” one day after my uncle was grown and had kids of his own…and so we made a burn pile a way off into the woods…. can you say…grown adults crying like wee babe’s some years later …when we found out the value of that comic book….

    😦

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    • Oh no!!!!!!! when my grandma died my mum was going to throw everything out….my sister and I had to clean the house as mum was off with the Pixies..and I managed to save so many personal things that would have been lost forever..funny how we value things in different ways..for me the old plates spoons and recipe liftouts from magazines from the 50’s were more valuble personally than financially…:)

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  7. LOL I had a Mr Potato Head but I was already too mature to really enjoy it. Never heard of the Cuke & Carrot toys tho’. They are very neat.
    Did you have an Etch-A-Sketch?? Loved mine!
    Thanks for participating…this is a cool blog hop. I even remembered to add Bacon’s link in my post this morning, hahaha..
    Love your fellow Potato head lover, Sherri-Ellen ❀ ❀

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  8. We don’t know the patatoe head, carrot and cucumber, Fozziemum, but they look cute. Granny was more into the paper dolls and drawing too. She had a chemistry lap too, that she did almost explode… MOL πŸ˜€ Well, that’s more than half a century ago… Pawkisses for a Good Night πŸ™‚

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    • HAHAHHAAH I would have loved a chem set : I had microscopes and big catchers and loved my rock collection and shell collection..do you know you cannot remove a shell from a beach down under anymore! hugs and lves Fozziemum ❀ ❀

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  9. Oh, Bev, stop, you’re killin’ me! I remember all these things but I’m more in line with VSPERRY with the jacks, pick-up-sticks, Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, Cootie, hula hoop, pogo stick, ORIGINAL Barbie. heehee! Hmm, I remember Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head but I sure don’t remember a cucumber or a carrot!

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  10. Hey those are pretty neat! I had never seen Katie or Cooky before… were they distant relative of Mr. Potato? I used to love paper dolls as well, even though the damn clothes always fell off once the dolls dressed and were ready to play with. I guess the new ones are magnetic… i’ll have to see if my niece has any of them when I am home and if they are as fun as the paper ones or not. Wishing you a great week Fozziemum XO

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    • Hahaah yep they were related somehow..also there was a Pete Pepper and an Oscar Orange..the things we remember…and yes the clothes tags always tore off or the dolls heads bwahaaaahh you have fun and hope ou can find some! have a great week too! hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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  11. I remember my Chatty Cathy.. I didn’t like her much. And that silly putty you could mold in the plastic egg. And stick horses!!!! AND BOOTS! I cut babies, men and women and little kids out of the Sear’s catalog and played paper dolls with them! I didn’t have a Mr. Potato Head.. 😦 Probably why I needed therapy in my thirties!

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  12. I also loved Mr Potato Head and then my son loved him too. Apart from the toy, it came with a CD ROM game which was actually a really good game. My son played it over and over. πŸ™‚

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  13. Snorts and squeals – oh my pig!! I never knew they had friends like carrots and cucumbers. That is the bomb! How did we not have them over here? I would have LOVED to play with them – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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