Retro Toys 2

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Retro toys 2 continues our discussion of memorable toys from our childhood. In this episode, the toys we discuss range from our first bikes to the always-popular Mr. Potato Head. We didn’t forget about yo-yos, coin collections, the basic red wagon, and the real antique toy, a View Master. Who needs YouTube when you have a large collection of reels? Speaking of YouTube, check out this video of a serious View Master aficionado. Join us for retro toys 2 as we wrap up our trip down memory lane.

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6 comments on “Retro Toys 2

  1. Marjorie says:

    Remembering my dolls, doll carriage and doll house. Also popular and good for hours of play was “jump rope” (alone and with others). Spent a lot of time playing jacks and cards with my cousins. Beginning card game was “Old Maid”.
    Those Were The Days !!!!!

    1. Camp Codger says:

      It’s interesting how simple our toys were when we were young. Jacks, cards, jump ropes, hula hoops, yo-yos, marbles, and slinky. No batteries, no electronics, no noise.

  2. Roger Smith says:

    Slinky! Play Dough! Monopoly! Etch-a-Sketch! Not a toy, but….MAD magazine! Maybe you could do a segment on what we read.

    1. Camp Codger says:

      Thanks, Roger. Great idea for a segment on what we read when we were young.

  3. Mary Lawler says:

    How about hula hoops!!!
    And I remember super balls and bouncing a super ball into my face by accident! Wham!

  4. jack turner says:

    Now you’re going to have to do Retro Toys 3 and 4 and 5……………
    Good show that we can all identify with!
    All boys my age wanted to be just like Hopalong Cassidy–dressed all in black with 2 shiny sixshooters ready to rescue fair maidens in distress–but, alas, none of us had that white horse to make it all possible.

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