On Thursday (how appropriate for TBT anyway) my Brother decided to go and hunt for his PS2 in the attic and I asked whether he could find my PS1 as I really fancied playing Spyro and Crash Bandicoot! Haha!! But Mum got involved and went up the loft with my Brother and brought down so many memories, that I turned into a little girl.
*ps bit gutted Mum couldn’t find my PS1.
If you are a reader of my blog, I weirdly reposted about my 90’s post the other day which you can find here >>>>>>>> CLICK ME <<<<<<<<<< and now I can prove some of my points!!!
Come and see some of the toys that were found:
Polly Pockets were my ultimate fave, I loved how each one had their own design, colours, home, the way they moved (yes I found a ballerina one which you could split her legs), hair (as seen above) and they were just super cute basically. As you can see from the ones above, I have a range of Polly Pockets ranging from the old (left to right) to the newish ones. For me personally as a 90’s kid, I highly disliked what they did to the brand of Polly Pocket, making them the size as shown on the far right. I know currently they are even bigger, and I absolutely blame “the health and safety generation” for that.
I am not joking when I say this, but this isnt all of them. HAHA! It was so fun opening up all of the little worlds again, some I remember and most of the time I was saying “oh my god I remember this” or “wow I LOVED this one”. I don’t know how clear it is but there is a small pink roofed cottage one in the middle, if anyone had this one, they would know that the roof smelt of strawberries and guess what – it still smelt of strawberries!!! I still remember where all the hidden places are in each one, what moved, what didn’t move – even some “storylines” I had when I was younger I remember, so strange but lovely.
I also love the fact that most of these are from the car boot, as my lovely Parent’s couldnt afford things at the time.
It was so strange opening them all up, and I was back in my old bedroom sat on the floor with them and my Mum came in and she even thought of flashbacks and said “hello little girlie” hahaha im 27. But they were definitely my favourite without a doubt. Do you recognise any?
Yes I know that they are a bit tatty, but they have been up in the loft about 15 years now. The lovely cupcake dolls. Their hair is a bit of a mess, but guess what they all still smelt!! Some had hats, some had skirts and some even had the glasses stand underneath them – aka turning them inside out to make them into a “wine glass”, hahaha promoting alcohol at an early age. Although this photo now looks slightly freaky with them all just staring!!
The next step was to get through all of the cuddly toys, now….. this is a corner of the room and I am not even exaggerating with that statement. Most of them my brothers, but there were quite a few that were mine. Mum was even getting involved and had a pile “for the grandchildren”, me and my brother kept giving her looks each time she said that! The four piles were for; “keep”, “grandchildren”, “charity shop”, “brother’s pile”.
My pile consisted of looking and categorising the Ty Beanie Babies. I know that when I was younger, if you kept their condition well they would be worth something in the future. It probably isn’t true but hey Parents both want to keep them. I definitely know that a lot of them are missing, and when I mean a lot of them I mean probably 20 more.
Here’s a 2000 themed TY Baby and also the winter wonderland one (which was apparently going to be “the” expensive one in the future…. I highly doubt it. I remember searching far and wide for certain Ty Babies, maybe some of these are seen below, but seems so strange now to do this .
So there you have it a trip down memory lane, I am dreading/looking forward to the day that we open up the Barbie bag. HAHA!! It’s going to be a lot of toys.
Please remember to check out again my 90’s blog post if you enjoyed this one 🙂