No matter how old you are .. when you think of your childhood you automatically think of a special memory, many of which include those now ‘retro toys’ they are called now, I think it’s just a conspiracy to make me feel older than I am!
I remember the Operation board game when we moved into my grandparents old house and the spider that had made a home in the body! .. I remember Care Bears and teenage mutant ninja turtles but for me what I really remember is the really genuine TV adverts that were so very well thought out and ones that stayed in mind years after and some of which stayed even now 30 years on!
My all time favourite advert was the yellow pages advert (1985) for the Hornby Train Model that the young boy hunted round all the model trains shops for just the right one for his Dad who had the most amazing real model train set which was set up in the attic!
We never had a model train set, although we did have the pleasure of decking out our living room on occasion as a scalextric track, but that was few and far between.
These days I am loving that retro and older toys are more in fashion now than ever before, and to top it off my Dad now has model trains so my kids can always discover the beauty while the rest of us reminisce!
If all else fails there is always good old Thomas Tank ….
During the last four weeks John Lewis have been celebrating different retro toys and have featured them on their John Lewis Insurance microsite (http://whatmatters.johnlewis-insurance.com), to see if your favorite toy is on the list why not pop over …
Firstly though do tell me what your childhood toy was .. or what was the one you really wanted but never had?
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