Throw Back Thursday: Doodle Bear

Doodle Bear was a normal toy stuffed animal that came with markers so you could draw on it. The good part was that Doodle Bear was put in the wash and the markers would be gone so you could start drawing on it again!

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I actually loved this bear so much, I thought it was pretty cute and cuddle; not to mention I got to draw on it without getting into trouble!

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(With marker on it about to go into the wash)

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(Fresh and clean!)

Now and days they have a new version of this toy but I think the old ones look better than the new, tell me what you think.

Did you have a Doodle Bear?

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates was just a simple imprint of general people posing wearing different types of clothing that you could mix and match then colour to make your own outfit you designed!

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To start you picked the two or three pieces you wanted, put a piece of paper over it then ran the black crayon to get the outline then you start colouring! It’s almost creating your own colouring book which why it makes it so fun.

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Every kid would waste a lot of paper playing with Fashion Plates but they were a lot of fun that probably made a lot of girls and boys go into fashion. The only problem was there was only so many plates so you would run out of ideas for a new outfit!

You can still get this toy now and days but I’m assuming would be much better with a lot more pieces!

Let me know if you had Fashion Plates and if you made great outfits!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Furbys

” A Furby is an American electronic robotic toy released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics.” Says Wikipedia Furby page.

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Furbys were the toy to have but no one really knew how to use them. They would sleep but you couldn’t wake them up or you couldn’t feed them because you they wanted to sleep.

Furbys ears moved, eyes blinked, the mouth and tongue moved as they talked. I did not know this but Furbys have their our language called Furbish, some samples are:

“Doo” means “What?”
“Doo-Dah” means ” Yes.”
“Boo” means “No.”
“Yoo” means “Why will you not play with me today?”
“Wee-tah-kah-loo-loo” means “Tell me a joke.”
“U-nye-way-loh-nee-way” means “Go to sleep now.”
“U-nye-loo-lay-doo” means “Do you want to play?”

You can look up some more phrases at their Wikipedia page.

These toys were pretty cool but like I said I had no idea how to use it properly. I actually still have my old one, I should put new batteries in and reset it to see if I can figure it out! I mean I feel like they would be really annoying now that I’m adult but it’s worth a try!

Furbys also came in all different colours so let me know what colour you or you child had or has!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Elefun

Elefun was an elephant that had a long plastic trunk that propelled paper butterflies out of it, it came with nets that you use to catch as money butterflies as you could before they touched the floor. This game was made in 1993 but was remade and released a bunch of different times, they even have a spin off called, “Elefun Busy Ball Popper.”

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I remember playing Elefun like it was yesterday! I was a pretty short kid so I always had to look up but it was still the best game. I remember my sister didn’t always want to play with me but it was fine since you could play on your own.

The worst part about this game was that the trunk was so long! Getting the game started took awhile for me because you had to hold it up, turn it on and make sure the trunk filled with air so it would stay up. That wasn’t the easiest task when you’re a short kid.

In the end there was no real complaints about this game, I thought it was the best and had great fun with it!

Let me know if you had this game and what you thought of it!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Etch-A-Sketch

Etch-A-Sketch was/is a mechanical toy that uses a stylus to displace aluminum powder on the back of its screen; that powder leaves a solid line, according to Wikipedia. To erase the picture/line all you had to do was shake it or turn it upside down and boom, there you have a blank screen.

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Now it was created in the 60’s so I wouldn’t call it a 90’s toy but it has been doing on strong enough that all these kids from 1960 to 2015 remember this awesome toy.

The best part about this toy was that it lasted a life time and no one was ever good at drawing on it. Now and days there’s people who make epic pictures on it but when you were a kid you pretty much made box pictures!

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(Your typical box drawing that I would of done as a kid)

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(Example of now and days awesome drawings people can do)

It was kind of hard to use as a child because one knob (left) moved the stylus horizontally and the right knob moved it vertically; it definitely took some skill.

This toy was amazing no matter how hard it was and it’s still amazing to this day. Let me know if you had one and what your favourite memory of it was!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google)

Throw Back Thursday: Easy Bake Oven

The Easy Bake Oven has been around for quite awhile and is still going strong to this day. All it was was a small oven that came with cake mix and small round pans back in the day and now it’s grown into bigger and better things!

The one I had was a big different than what it is now, it was a picture of on oven on the front, one side you put the pan in with the cake mix and the freshly baked cake would come out the other side; all you had to do was add water and you were a great little baker!

easy-bake-ovenThe one now and days is pretty much the same concept it just looks different and it can cook a lot more than just cakes.

They have so many different products you can buy just for this one oven, it has oven pan refills and different types of pans, and even a decorating pen. They make so many different foods now such as, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, mini whoopie pies, strawberry cakes, cake pops, pretzels, cheese pizza, sugar cookies and mix party dippers! Now that’s a step up!

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This toy was pretty awesome in the 90’s the only problem was when you ran out of the mix and your parents wouldn’t buy you the refills! Maybe I would be more of a baker if I used this more or maybe not but it was still different and fun!

Let me know if you had the old style Easy Bake Oven or if you know any kids that have the new version and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google.)

Throw Back Thursday: Little Tikes Car

Remember the Flintstones and how they drove their “cars”? That’s what I use to call my Little Tikes car. Now i know these are still around with different colours and styles but my old style car is the best one.

My Little Tikes car had an orange body, yellow roof, black front bars, black wheels and tires and not to forget the fake white gas cap. You had to use your feet to move the car, it was the hardest thing when I was young. I was always a really short kid, reaching the ground wasn’t a common thing in my life which would make my feet get stuck under the car! The struggle was real back in the day.

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The downside to this car was you could never go fast! You could only move as fast as your legs could move but even then, there wasn’t much leg room.

In my family, we will forever remember this car because it has a family story.

When I was about 4-5 I was sitting on the roof of the Little Tikes car, I was watching TV, I have no idea why my parents let me up there but it wasn’t a worry to them. In the house that I grew up in there was a long hallway that connected the bedrooms to the living room/kitchen/dining room. That day my sister was mad at me, so she came running down the hallway and pushed me off the car. I landed on my shoulder and broke my collarbone. I ended up having to wear a sling for a couple of weeks. My mum now has a Christmas ornament of the car!

All in all this little car was a pretty awesome toy and every kid loved it!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Throw Back Thursday: Skip It

Your entire life you work on skills to becoming an adult and some days being an adult just plain sucks. Bills, responsibilities, work, and all the stress, it can be a lot; it’s important to just take a moment, take a deep breath and remember to be a child again! Have fun with life!

Nothing is better than remembering that awesome thing we did, had, watched or listened to, that’s why I’m starting Throw Back Thursday! I’m going to write about something I did, had, watched or listened to from the 90’s!

Lets get started…

Skip It

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Does anyone remember that awesome toy where you just skip over a ball that’s around your leg, again and again? I use to have one and, like every other girl in the 90’s, was obsessed with it!

It was a pretty pointless toy when you think about it now, but most toys are. Skip It had one of those old counters, that counted how many time it went around, girls would have mini competitions on who could get the highest number before someone tripped over it!

Tripping over it was the worst part of this toy, if you somehow missed it would fly right into your shin leaving a bruise, but of course after that happened we just kept skipping until it happened again.

Kids now and days would probably think Skip Itย is the most ridiculous thing since most play indoor with electronics. This was a pretty fun toy when I was a child and am curious to see if I could still use Skip It without killing me leg.

Let me know if you guys like this post and if I should continue it. Also if you did like this post tell me if you had this toy, what you thought of it or give me some suggestions!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg