Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blast From The Past - Play-Doh

Biker Boy had a theory way back when....he said when our generation started to have kids, the toys we played with would come back.  That's because we want our kids to play with the toys we played with. 

Well said.  And oh so true.

Some toys are making a comeback and some have always just been there.  We'll explore some of them in my "Blast From The Past" posts.

A mainstay toy is Play-Doh.  It's always been around.  Who doesn't love the feel of brand new squishy dough?  (Okay, some don't.)

Children of the 1980's!  (The date says 1981)

I have a love/hate relationship with Play-Doh.  I loved to play with it (still do) and I love that it keeps my kids occupied.  I hate when it gets embedded in my nails, in the kids' socks, and in the kids' pants.  Yuck.  I hate it embedded anywhere, though it cleans up fairly well when it's dry.

My kiddos are playing with Play-Doh accessories that I played with when I was a kid and some new ones too.  Grandma (my mom) kept all the Play-Doh toys and brought them out for Scooter and Chewy at Christmas 2008.

Now the toys reside at our house. 

Take a peek at a few things we have: (besides the lovely Winnie-the-Pooh table cloth)

There's the Rainbow Rings Set.

Yep, we still have the old product catalogs.

There's the Strawberry Shortcake Play Set.

Then there's the Seasame Street Play Set.

Who could forget the Mop Top Hairshop?  That's an all time favorite around here. 

Let's watch it in action:

Anyone want a hair cut from Scooter?

While Scooter and Chewy enjoy the "vintage" Play-Doh items, they also enjoy the new ones.  My younger sister gifted them with the Doctor Drill 'n Fun Play Set.  Nothing like a battery operated electic drill and Play-Doh teeth to brighen up your day!

Did you play with Play-Doh as a kid?  Any favorites? What Play-Doh accessories do kids enjoy now-a-days?  Or are you a make your own playdoh kind of person?  Why don't you go play now? I think I will.


  1. Ok, this post brought back so many memories! I remember the play dough hair people, too funny. I remember getting play dough in happy meals too!

  2. Thank you so much for posting pictures from the promo booklet - especially the hard to find Strawberry Shortcake playset!

  3. You're welcome! I love how my kids can relate to toys that I played with as a kid, since most of them are making another go Strawberry Shortcake!


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