The Top 5 Childhood Toys to Keep You Entertained

The Top 5 Childhood Toys to Keep You Entertained

June 3, 2020

There are certain toys from childhood that every kid had on their birthday and Christmas lists. And when you think of these iconic toys, a flood of nostalgia comes rushing back, bringing us back to simpler and carefree times. If you had one of these toys, you were pretty much the coolest kid on the block. We’ve rounded up 5 of the most memorable and fun toys from childhood that will take you for a trip down memory lane. And if you’re lucky, you might still be able to find these toys today.


Gak

Lots of parents are making homemade slime these days, but we all know the real OG in the slime game is Nickelodeon’s Gak Splat. Our parents hated it, we loved it. The colorful slime came in a fun plastic container that would make the best ‘farting’ sounds if you pushed air into it with your fingers. The slime could be stretched, molded, and stuck in all of your parents’ furniture or your hair! It didn’t smell the best but it sure was fun.

Gak SplatPhoto credit: SchroedingersSphere / Reddit

 

Nerf Blaster

If you didn’t have a Nerf Blaster battle when you were a kid, you had to have been living under a rock. The iconic Nerf company is known for its foam toys that came in so many shapes, sizes, and functions. This particular Nerf toy happened to be a six-chamber ‘blaster’ that shot out foam darts with suction cups on the end. The only downside was, once you were out of ammunition, you had to run around the house or yard trying to find the ones you already unloaded. We’re sure our parents are still finding them around their houses to this day.

Nerf BlasterPhoto credit: AMPStudios / Pixabay

 

Pogs

Even though Pogs have technically been around for nearly 100 years, they really had their heyday throughout the 90s. They were just simple circles of cardboard with designs printed on them, but they were so fun to collect and trade on the playground. And if you were really a true fan of Pogs, then you knew how to play the game. Basically, each player stacks their Pogs then one player launches their Pog to try and knock down the pile. If they succeeded, they got to keep the ones that landed face up. The more Pogs you had, the cooler you were.

PogsPhoto credit: Elfer / Wikipedia

 

Tamagotchi

Nearly every 90s kid had a Tamagotchi at one point in time. If you didn’t, we’re sorry you missed out on this addictive digital ‘pet’. Every Tamagotchi owner woke up and felt the immediate need to ‘feed’ their Tamagotchi and had anxiety throughout the day if they couldn’t take it to school (I mean...it could die!). Basically, it was just a small egg-shaped toy that had a small, black-and-white, pixelated screen with your digital pet being displayed. You had to feed it, play with it, and basically sell your soul to it until you became disinterested and then threw it in the junk drawer. The good news is you can still find these silly little digital pets today.

TamagotchiPhoto credit: Tomasz Sienicki / Wikimedia Commons

 

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket was the epitome of all things “girly” and “cute” back in the 90s. This adorable toy featured a 1-inch-tall doll, Polly, that “lived” in a small home that was essentially a plastic case that opened up to reveal a miniature world. Each Polly Pocket world was magical, imaginative, and seriously fun—sometimes it was a colorfully-decorated bedroom or other times it could be a ship on the sea, castle, or treehouse. What made this toy so great was that you could literally take Polly with you wherever you went! Oh, the memories.

Polly PocketPhoto credit: Herry Lawford / Flickr

 

Written by Ashley Brewer for Knockaround.

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