Netflix bringing us toy nostalgia – We can hardly wait

Toys that made us
New Netflix show

On 22nd December it’s the first episode of ‘Toys That Made Us’ on Netflix.

This eight-episode documentary is all about the history of important toy lines and I’m really looking forward to it. It got me thinking about the toys that potentially ‘made ME’, my top

Ten favourite toys when I was (and still am some may say) growing up. I made a list and ended up with 40 – 99.9% of this list just fell out of my brain and if you don’t recognise one just go Google and enjoy the minutes turning into many more minutes as you trip down memory lane. The one I couldn’t remember the name for was number a ‘Koosh’ Ball? Who knew!? Named after the sound it makes when it’s caught. Others include Pound Puppies, Boglins..The list continues :

  1. Wuzzles
  2. WareBears
  3. Boglins
  4. Pound puppies
  5. Care Bares
  6. Glow worms
  7. Teddy Ruxpin
  8. Garbage pail kids
  9. Thunder Cats
  10. He-Man
  11. Transformers
  12. GI Jo
  13. Action Man
  14. Rainbow Bright
  15. My Little Pony
  16. Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles
  17. Little Professor Calculator

18.WWF wresting figures

  1. Bubble mower
  2. Literally anything from Fisher Price
  3. Koosh Ball
  4. She-Ra Princess Of Power
  5. MadBalls
  6. MouseTrap
  7. Hot Wheels
  8. Lite Bright
  9. View Finder
  10. Atari
  11. Game Boy
  12. Etch a sketch
  13. Mr Frosty

32.Waterfall Ring Toss

  1. Don’t break the ice
  2. Sega Game Gear
  3. Sorry
  4. Micro Machines
  5. Operation
  6. Silly Putty
  7. Yahtzee
  8. Spirograph




About matt stubbs

Actor, director, presenter, maze master, teller of tales and proud father of Billy Beau. At the grand old age of 1 Billy has acquired a very "particular set of skills" to separate the wheat from the chaff when it come to tots toys and tech. This tiny human knows what he wants and he knows what he likes and with the help from me, The Toyfather, they will share their knowledge and expertise with you from the front line the playpen.

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