55 Nostalgic Toys from the '80s and '90s You Used to Love ...

By Lisa

If you were a kid in the ‘80s or ‘90s you probably had some really cool nostalgic toys that you used to love to play with. As simple as they were, I think some of the best toys were invented back then and wish I still had some of my old toys around just so I could see them again! Take a stroll down memory lane with me and see if you spot some of your favorite nostalgic toys from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

1 Easy-Bake Oven

Easy-Bake Oven Via 55 Toys And Games That ...
The Easy-Bake Oven has to be one of the most popular nostalgic toys from your childhood. Unfortunately, I never had one, but they look like a ton of fun!

2 Water Wiggler

Water Wiggler Via Childhood
I was always dropping these things. I'm not even sure how you were supposed to play with them!

3 The Clacker

The Clacker Via Childhood Memories
This is another retro toy that I'm not sure qualifies as a toy.

4 Talking Baby Sinclair

Talking Baby Sinclair Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
If you liked the show Dinosaurs, this was a must-have.

5 Gloworm

Gloworm Via 25 Awesome ’80s Toys You ...
Gloworms are so cute and comforting. How can you resist a sleepy-looking worm?

6 Pogs

Pogs Via Will Pogs Ever Make a ...
Did you ever play with pogs? Did you know they were originally milk bottle caps?

7 Game Boy Color

Game Boy Color Via my childhood
I remember wanting a Game Boy Color so badly!

8 Gak

Gak Via Skip-It, Skip-It: The Best '90s ...
This toy was made by Nickelodeon and was inspired by the show Double Dare. Supposedly it made a fart noise when it went back into its container.

9 Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi Via Skip-It, Skip-It: The Best '90s ...
I never had much luck with these things, I always ended up killing my pet.

10 Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap Via Children of the 90s: Toys
I don't remember this game, but it looks like fun!

11 Magnetic Fishing Game

Magnetic Fishing Game Via HAHA
This was one of my favorite games growing up! I would invite anyone I could find to play this with me,

12 Sky Dancers

Sky Dancers Via like it was yesterday
Insert the doll and pull the string to launch the Sky Dancer in the air;

13 Dear Diary Talkback

Dear Diary Talkback Via Blast From The Past :)
Doesn't this electronic diary look like a Sidekick?

14 Guess Who?

Guess Who? Via Childhood
A fun guessing game for the whole family.

15 McDonald's Toys

McDonald's Toys Via McDonald's toys from the early ...
McDonald's had the best toys in the '80s and '90s! You won't see any cute stuff like this these days!

16 Bananas in Pyjamas

Bananas in Pyjamas Via Childhood Memories
This Australian TV show came to American in the early '90's and took over American TV.

17 Magic Copier

Magic Copier Via Electronic Toys: Tiger Hippo-Lot-O-Fun 1980 ...
The '90's version of the iPad.

18 Poo-chi Robot Dog

Poo-chi Robot Dog Via 90s on Tumblr
Who wouldn't want their very own robot dog?

19 Popples

Popples Via Vintage Baby Cribsy Popple Plush ...
Do you remember watching Popples cartoons?

20 Etch-a-Sketch

Etch-a-Sketch Via Childhood Memories
This was a must-have while waiting to be seated at a restaurant.

21 HitClips

HitClips Via 18 Of Your Favorite Toys ...
You could display and play all your favorite songs.

22 View Master

View Master Via As a 90's baby
I always misplaced my View Master reels, but I loved looking through it.

23 Koosh Ball

Koosh Ball Via Remember
It was so fun to toss these around with your friends and pull on the little rubber strings.

24 Silly Putty

Silly Putty Via Childhood Memories
I was never into Silly Putty, but it was capable of pretty amazing things.

25 Bubble Necklaces

Bubble Necklaces Via My childhood.
The It accessory that all the cool girls had.

26 Puppy Surprise

Puppy Surprise Via Toys
How many puppies did you find in your Puppy Surprise?

27 Deluxe Talkboy

Deluxe Talkboy Via LOSMADDEN. | TALKBOY
Did you remember watching Home Alone and wanting one of these?

28 Operation

Operation Via Growing up in the 80s ...
I loved playing the original Operation. I would always jump when I accidentally hit the sides.

29 Mega Stars

Mega Stars Via [Photos] Toys We Used To ...
The only way to decorate your ceiling.

30 Snap Braclets

Snap Braclets Via humorsharing.com
I loved collecting these things!

31 Skip It

Skip It Via Skip-It, Skip-It: The Best '90s ...
This toy was actually named one of the 100 greatest toys by Time Magazine.

32 Full House

Full House Via 10 Toy Lines Based On ...
If you couldn't wait for Full House on Friday night, this doll set was the perfect way to pass the time.

33 Rubber Poppers

Rubber Poppers Via 90's kid
If you ever took these to school, I'm sure you got them taken away. Mine always flew so far!

34 Barbie Casette Tape

Barbie Casette Tape Via 80s on Tumblr
Were you lucky enough to have a Barbie cassette tape?

35 Teddy Ruxpin

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Although he was a little creepy-looking, Teddy was a great story teller.

36 Stick-on Earrings

Stick-on Earrings Via indulgy.com
My mom made me wait forever to pierce my ears so this was my way to pretend I had pierced ears.

37 Doctors Set

Doctors Set Via things from my childhood
I remember always knocking people in the knees and elbows with the reflex hammer.

38 Totally Hair Barbie

Totally Hair Barbie Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
Check out the bangs and the awesome crimping on Barbie's hair!

39 Yo-yo

Yo-yo Via One Awesome Decade!
I was never good with the Yo-yo, but there were so many cool tricks I wanted to learn.

40 Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite Via '80s/'90s Toys & Collectibles
I adored Rainbow Brite as a child! She had the coolest ponytail!

41 Puppy in My Pocket

Puppy in My Pocket Via My Little Pony Trading Post
Cute puppies that conveniently fit in your pocket.

42 Moon Shoes

Moon Shoes Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
Moon shoes had little trampolines so you could jump super high.

43 Dream Phone

Dream Phone Via Flashback: 20 Tech Toys We ...
With this game you could have your very own phone to find out who your secret admirer was.

44 Bop It

Bop It Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
An electronic version of Simon Says.

45 Barbie Makeup Head

Barbie Makeup Head Via \'90s Toys and Games for ...
Although this had color changing makeup on the doll itself, I always put my mom's makeup on her. It was too fun!

46 Waterful Ring Toss

Waterful Ring Toss Via Fourth Grade Nothing: Water Ring ...
This game was actually pretty challenging. I have a smaller version now that I like to play when I'm bored.

47 Girl Talk

Girl Talk Via \'90s Toys and Games for ...
The game of truth or dare just for girls!

48 Pinart

Pinart Via Childhood Memories
Admit it, you used to put your face on this!

49 Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
Did you have a massive Beanie Baby collection?

50 Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers Via 31 Awesome ’90s Toys You ...
Custom make your very own creepy crawler.

51 Grow with Me 1,2,3 Roller Skates

Grow with Me 1,2,3 Roller Skates Via 90's Memories
I think everyone and their mom had a pair of these skates!

52 Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Via Graffiti Artist & Street Artists ...
Strawberry Shortcake was my girl back in the day. I loved her striped tights and her big floppy hat.

53 Blossom Russo Doll

Blossom Russo Doll Via Blossom Russo Vintage 90s Toy ...
Blossom and Six were my favorite duo back in the '90's and Joey was the cutest!

54 She-Ra

She-Ra Via 53 Things Only '80s Girls ...
I wanted to be just like the Princess of Power.

55 Troll Dolls

Troll Dolls Via Do you remember this
My family was freaked out by these little dolls, but I loved them. I had a troll pencil topper that was THE best!

Do you remember owning or wanting these toys? These toys pale in comparison to the toys kids have now, but I think they're still pretty awesome! What was your favorite toy as a child?

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