A Different Toy Story
The 1980s was an amazing time for cartoons and, of course, their toy tie-ins. We coveted our My Little Ponies, G.I. Joes and Barbies. It was also the age of family board games and super unsafe physical toys such as the Skip-it and Pogo Ball. We were all Toys R Us kids.
Flash forward 40 years later, to the age of nostalgia, and you’ll see a lot of those same toys lining store shelves. Whether they are from shows that have been rebooted, or they’re being reissued in their retro packaging, the toys of our childhood have come back in a big way. But, are they really for kids?
Listen to this week’s podcast as we attempt to dig into what this toy resurgence means, and how much has changed since we were kids.