Childhood toys and games

Easy Bake loses its bulb, gets makeover.

The classic Easy-Bake Oven is getting a makeover. What childhood toy/game do you remember most fondly?

Inspired by Gayle King

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12 Responses to Childhood toys and games

  1. Vicki says:

    awww yes the easy bake oven, i remember them, i used to have one and games such as ants in the pants and operation. We also played our own game of marbles we did that a lot.

  2. SKL says:

    I used to like my baby dolls best. I also had a Fisher Price Little People doll house that I loved, and my siblings also had the school, castle, houseboat, etc., which were so much fun. That was when the Little People were actually little (now they are huge so kids can’t choke on them, so the toys have to be less complex and less fun.) Lite Brite was another fun toy that went out of style due to safety concerns, like the Easy-Bake Oven did. (I never did have one of those ovens, just a metal play kitchen set that I didn’t like much and ended up giving to the “poor kids.” I guess my distaste for cooking goes way back.) We also loved Lego and other building toys – erector set, girders & panels, etc. I guess I was lucky to have brothers in that respect.

  3. Laura says:

    I always wanted an Easy Bake, but my mom couldn’t see the point, as we had a perfectly good oven that I could use any time I wanted. And she didn’t like the mixes – she preferred baking from scratch. So I learned early how to cook and bake, and it’s stuck with me. Still would have been fun to have my own oven, though. Ahh, well. I was such a deprived child…

    Let’s see, my favorite toys as a kid. Probably my Breyer Horses. They were intended to be collectible, but they were also about the perfect size for my Barbies. My Barbies were never into fashion, they were country girls, who rode horses everywhere. I also had a pretty extensive collection of Matchbox cars, which would be dragged out multiple times a summer. My friends and I would play in the gravel, where we’d create elaborate towns to drive our cars through.

    Mostly, my favorite toy was my imagination…

  4. Joy says:

    I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven too but I never got one either. What’s with parents who tell us no? I should sue them!!!! My mom was/is a really good cook but she has no patience whatsoever so she never taught me anything that took time. But that’s another post!

    I loved my dolls. I also loved my record player and my brother and I played an awful lot of games and we did a lot of puzzles. I can remember spending the whole weekend playing one game of Monopoly after the other.

    Oh, and my bike. I LOVED my bike. It took me everywhere.

  5. mssc54 says:

    I have four sisters so I remember the Easy Bake Oven well.

    My favorite “game” was marbles.

  6. Nikki says:

    I always wanted an easy bake oven too, but never did get one. We got our niece one last Christmas, and we had a lot of fun with it. The stuff it makes it pretty nasty though, but she liked it! lol The novelty wore off pretty quick.

    My brother had a “My Little Buddy” and I can remember being mad because I didn’t have one. I wanted a little buddy (girl version). I loved my Lite Brite though, I remember spending hours with that! I also loved my Teddy Ruxpin, my grandma bought me. I thought it was the greatest thing ever!!!

  7. Joy says:

    I loved the Lite Brite too.

  8. Sue says:

    My favorite things were probably my Barbies, but I loved my Cabbage Patch Dolls too. We also had Lite Brite and that was always fun. My favorite game was probably Mystery Mansion, which you can’t find anywhere now accept ebay type places and they want a fortune for them!

  9. Just a Mom says:

    I loved the Lite Brite, Little People and of course the Etch A Sketch.

  10. Jenny says:

    I always played with the Breyer horses, which I just sold all of them a few weekends ago. Love craigslist!! Oh I loved that Lite Brite! Gotta love Chutes & Ladders, Mouse Trap & Candyland. Played a lot with those pick up stick thingys.

  11. Sue says:

    Oh, I forgot to say, I love Little People too!!!! Especially when they were little!!!

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