Friday, December 21, 2012

My 1980's Christmas List - Recreated via Wish Book Web & eBay

One of my favorite sites EVER is Wish Book Web. It is completely devoted to scans from old Christmas catalogs - SO fun to look through! I was browsing around the 1983 and 1985 Sears catalogs the other day, looking at all the great toys I drooled over back when I was 8 and 10 years old, compiling mile long Christmas lists from those very pages. I thought, I wonder how many of those things I could find for sale online now, on eBay? Sounds like a great blog post in the making! :)


I loved Garfield and Odie! I think I had one of each back in the day, too...
 

I was a total Barbie fanatic when I was a kid - and oh, how I wanted the Dream House! I never got it, but I did have a sweet camper and Corvette, so I wasn't complaining too much...


 I loved the Smurfs too, what 80's kid didn't? I had a Smurfette doll and a collection of the little figurines...



I had a couple Care Bear dolls if I remember right, but I don't think I ever had the little figurines - but I do remember playing with them, so one of my friends must have had some. Which means of course I wanted some too! ;)


Ahhh, Strawberry Shortcake - what wasn't there to love? Cute and yummy smelling, with lots and lots of toys and accessories. I had the metal lunchbox, it served me well in elementary school... 



I lived on my roller skates. They were plain white, nothing fancy, but they were one of my most favorite things in my whole little world!


The Cabbage Patch Kids fad didn't pass me by - I had a little boy preemie and a blonde girl, and was SO happy to get them! They are probably still floating around at my parent's house, I would imagine...


I remember really wanting a Wuzzle, the elephant one specifically, I thought it was so cute! I don't think I ever got one, but I do remember my friend having a couple that we played with...


Of course you couldn't be a little girl in the 80's and not have a My Little Pony... I had Glory, but I never got a whole bunch of them like some girls did - I remember wanting more, but not dying over it, I was much more into my Barbies. :)


Ok 80's kids, what was on YOUR Christmas list when you were a kid? Feel free to wax nostalgic in the comments! :)

7 comments:

Patsy said...

Red stone roller skates, like the above. I nagged for years and eventually got them, around the time I lost interest in roller skating. Darling mother who never chucks anything still has them and now my 10 y/o daughter is enjoying.

Mitzi Swisher said...

Awww, that's great that you daughter is getting use out of them now! :)

Jana said...

Garfield and Strawberry Shortcake! Very cute.

Melissa Thorburn Photography said...

What a fantastic find and blog. Love seeing all those old toys of my day. Merry Christmas!

Laura Lee said...

OMG! I had that exact Garfield toy! Great photos :)

Christmas Toys 2,013 said...

Throwback Christmas toys! wow. I miss the old ages.. Most of the kids now prefer Ipod, Tablet, Computer Games or etc. Good thing I saw this article! Bring back the old memories.

Anonymous said...

i want those roller skates and the strawberry shortcake sented beauty kit