Having grown up in the 80's, I can't help but be drawn to toys of that era when I'm out hunting for vintage. I feel so lucky that I caught the tail end of what I feel was the age of innocence in toy making. After the 80's, toys started to take on a different appearance. Less sweet, more robotic in my opinion. I'm going to do a larger post on this sometime soon. I'll show you my collections...and then you'll think I'm crazy! lol
Here's an original My Little Pony named Bow Tie from 1983.
When I found her, her mane and tail were a ratted, snarly, mess. You can usually restore them if you use hair conditioner, a fine comb, and a curling iron (on low heat).
She turned out beautifully!
I've collected several of the vintage ponies over the years, hoping that someday I'll have a little girl to play with them. This one is for SALE though, and she'll be in my shop. SOLD
She's "AS IS" due to some marks on her body.
The toy from my childhood that I collect the most is Strawberry Shortcake. My sister and I loved playing with those sweet, scented dolls when we were little. I found this Raspberry Tart fabric panel at the thrift the other day. I'm very tempted to keep her, but I already have the Blueberry Muffin and SS Cake ones, which I would like to make into small quilts someday.
See, she's marked 1981?
Did you know that nowadays they refer to her as Raspberry Torte instead of Tart because "Tart" was too racy? LOL Whatever!
Poochie was a little less well known, but so so sweet! I remember having a coloring book, and a stamp set.
I just love her hot pink ears and purple sunglasses. Again, I'm so tempted to keep this. But I have a few Poochie items now, so I better sell this. It was such a steal at the Goodwill the otherday!
And just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this vintage Care Bears mug was at my local thrift last week.
Also for SALE in my Etsy shop. SOLD
OK, Here's Good Luck Bear from the 80's.
And here's the version that my 4 year old niece is used to.
So sad. So very very sad.
Tell me you agree! LOL