T O Y S
First of all, I think it's pretty funny that toys I played with as a child are fast approaching "Classic Toys" status. I love that some of the toys I had as a child are still available today. Lite Brite, Easy Bake Oven, and Shrinky Dinks. My all time favorite toy memories are of Fisher Price Little People.
When Rocco was younger I bought a whole bunch of Little People on Ebay. I wasn't sure if he would have any interest in playing with them, but to my surprise he really likes these oldies but goodies. We also have the newer Little People which I don't prefer at all. Around here we refer to the originals as "little Little People" because they are smaller than the new version.
Because most of these are not in "collectors" condition they were no more money than what new Fisher Price Little People sets cost today. The school bus was one of Rocco's favorites when he first started riding a bus to school. The houseboat is great because it is one of the few boat toys (we have quite a few) that actually floats in the bathtub. The carousel is my favorite and I bought it because I never had one as a child. It still works and plays a charming little tune.
It's amazing that these toys are over 30 years old and nothing is broken on them. They actually show very little wear and tear and my kids can be rough on toys!
Something funny I noticed when I took these photos. I always thought we had a bald Mr. Hooper and a Mr. Hooper with hair. Turns out he's a she! It's Mrs. Hooper. Do you remember her? I didn't. Sorry Mrs. H.