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We asked a few friends and colleagues to share their fondest toy memories in a "Top 5" list. If you have one you’d like to tell us about one to add to our lists, let us know. We’d love to hear from you.


Sue Cadzow - Red Pepper Graphics

Sue (Instagram @50s_Vintage_Dame) is our go-to illustrator when we need art in a retro style. She also did this illustration. To see her work CLICK HERE.

1. Tin rocketship
2. Spirograph
3. Slinky
4. Barbie doll
5. My vintage dominoes set in the original box


Ashley Zoerner

Ashley is our freelance social media guru who keeps us visible online every day.

1. Easy Bake Oven
2. Baby Alive
3. Doodle Bear
4. Super Soaker
5. Game Boy


Doctor Q

Doctor Q is a good friend who runs the best part of Dragon Con - the Alternate History Track. He shared his list of top 1980s toy memories.

1. Transformers
2. Thundercats
3. Silverhawks
4. He-Man
5. Voltron


Haley Way

haley way knows what makes people tick and is the go-to person when we need those answers.

1. Cookie Monster Hand Puppet
2. Lite Brite
3. Spin Art
4. Super Elastic Bubble Plastic
5. Easy-Bake Oven


Scott Banks

Scott is the founder of Persuasion Bureau and Jurassic Arts. His passion for all things retro and the help from his friends (in one way or another) featured above made this site possible.

1. Aurora Prehistoric Scenes Model Kits
2. Major Matt Mason
3. Strange Change
4. Lego
5. Lionel Trains