They Were Worth the Money!

12th August 2009 13 Comments

Earlier this week I mentioned that the children were playing with the toys that me and the hubby had when we were kids. Surprisingly robust, the majority of the toys they play with were made by Fisher Price when they were part of Quaker Oats. These toys really have stood the test of time. As I’m currently away at Butlins enjoying the Blogfest, I thought you might like to take a trip back in time (or to the present day if you live in our house) during my absence. More images of seventies and eighties toys for you to reminisce about will follow in the forthcoming weeks!
Claire Walsh

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  • Vic 12th August 2009 at 11:35 am

    I recognise most of those. That telephone was the greatest – all you can get now are push-button ones and they're just not the same!

  • Bullajabbar 12th August 2009 at 11:45 am

    My parents kept all of those toys for me as well! Circa 1978 (round then at least).

  • Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? 12th August 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I loved my Fisher Price phone … and I still have some of the cars with funny little non limbed people

  • Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy 12th August 2009 at 2:38 pm

    we have that phone in our house too. They were so well made and even withstood my two hurling them around. Can&#39;t say the same will be true of many of the toys that we have today. <br><br>Looking forward to the rest of the 70s and 80s memory lane experience!

  • allgrownup 12th August 2009 at 7:13 pm

    we have a current version of that toy phone! My auntie bought it for the Boy, she thought it was retro.

  • Rebel Mother 12th August 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I remember the phone is attached to a bit of string and it wiggles when you pull it.<br><br>I bought one for my nephew a year or two ago and my sister just looked at it unappreciatively.<br><br>However it is now my nephews favourite toy!<br><br>RMxx

  • Metropolitan Mum 12th August 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I had the phone and the ball with swan etc., too! Did you have the dog with the rotating eyes as well?<br><br>You know what&#39;s funny – you can still buy the phone. I am asking myself if the kids today will figure out what it is.

  • The wife of bold 12th August 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I can&#39;t believe you still have your old toys, i don&#39;t have anything like that my parents must have chucked them all out….i&#39;m definitely going to be keeping my girls favorite toys though!

  • Insomniac Mummy 13th August 2009 at 2:15 pm

    We had the phone and the little rattle.<br><br>Gotta love Fisher Price!

  • Mom To A Preschooler 14th August 2009 at 5:38 am

    I am a big fan of fisher price and I can also attest to their durability. My daughter&#39;s first FP toy was the phone. And it really withstood bad handling. LOL

  • miss leslieanne 14th August 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I had that telephone :D<br>Great pictures again – I so want to come and rummage in your garage!! 😛

  • clareybabble 15th August 2009 at 9:53 am

    I had those toys! How have you kept stuff all this time? Moast of my childhood toys were passed down or got rid of!

  • Café Bébé 16th August 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I had 3 of the 5! The phone, the people &amp; car and the rolly thingy. We now have an updated phone for Little Miss…almost the same…same dial even! Just slightly modernised. What a great flashback! ;)<br>Karin

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