Welcome to Part 3 of Favorite Childhood Toys. If you’d like to catch up, you can go here for Part 1 (Rebel on a Pink Scooter) and here for Part 2, Chatty Kathy, Millennium Falcon, and Derringer Belt Buckle.
As I explained in Part 1, in 2009 I made an altered art book as a Christmas gift for my folks. Inside one of the pockets of the book was a list of each family member’s favorite childhood toy. That’s what this series is about.
Part 3 will cover a few vintage toys from the 1930s and 1940s.
Gordon F. – Born 1933: “My tricycle. I rode it all around the living room and dining room. I must have been three when I got it and I had so much fun.”
Marilyn Born 1935: “When I was five years old I got a scooter for Christmas, which I found early (hidden in the fruit cellar). When I was older, my roller skates and two-wheel bike were my favorites.”
I had a hard time finding a vintage scooter from the 1930s, but there are two in this retro film:
Below is a video about vintage roller skates. It’s interesting when he mentions that the first skateboards were homemade by using skates like these for the wheels to the boards:
“When you stop believing in Santa, you get underwear.” ~Anonymous
More vintage toys from the 1930s:
Some of the toys in the video below are still popular today. Can you guess what they are?
What do you think about vintage toys? Do you think kids had it better back in the old days? If you could choose any era to live out your childhood, which one would you pick?
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