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Trip down memory lane, beware the troll.

June 9, 2011

Last night I fished around in my one of my many boxes of things that I collect and I pulled out all these little guys. Many years ago when I had lots of these and decided to do a clean out, one because I was moving and two because I was in my early 20’s and not my 10’s anymore, I decided to keep one of each for memories sake.

Man, when I was a kid these guys made me so amazingly happy. They weren’t computerized or battery operated, they didn’t have the word Apple in their names, they were just made of plastic and imagination and they were awesome. Shame, when I look at them now I feel sad that I will never again get as excited as I did when I was younger over an old man faced troll with pink hair or a blue shaved monkey with no shirt on. But not to worry my little friends, you’re not going anywhere, my kids will play with you one day.

Ok so i’m talking to my toys now, yes it’s weird and no I haven’t been dipping into my large stash of liquor chocolates, just feeling sentimental, that’s all…

Do you guys till have some of your old toys? I still have a lot more, but will save them for another day xxx x

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  • Tracy June 9, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I always used to lose myself in the fruity smell of my trolls hair. hehe Good memories. 🙂

  • Amy June 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I had a troll just like that, but it had orange hair – i would insist we feed it and bathe it and my family indulged me. Good memories.

    Thanks for making this day a little brighter!

  • Lavender June 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I still have all my toys,luckily my parents have a HUGE house to store it all for me!Got tons of Barbies & a barbie house,Cindy dolls and furniture,trolls galore,a popple and most of the Sylvanian families!-gave my ponies away though to some cute kids. MEMORIES!!!

  • Giselle June 9, 2011 at 10:58 am

    the troll smell used to make me feel a bit ill 🙂 have no idea what happened to all my toys… shame 🙁

  • jacci June 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    trolls had such amazing hair. i cut (hacked) it all off, and remember being so sad when is didn’t grow back.

  • Jen Searle June 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

    YES I was a Barbie nut! I kept everything beautifully packaged for my daughters one day. BUT (I get a lump in my throat when I tell this part) my sister gave my Barbies to her friend’s daughters to play with when I was out once. They pulled the heads off all my Barbie dolls and scribbled on their faces… they’re ruined. Heart my heart so much! I kept my troll dolls, forest friends and diaper babies but ended up giving them to my nieces – they went bananas when I gave them to them.

    My absolute fave was my care bear which I think I still have in one of my boxes.

    Now to end on a funny note:
    My four-year-old niece was playing with her Barbie and Ken. We noticed that her Barbie had red khoki on her face. We asked what happened and without skipping a beat she looked at us and said, “She got sunburnt.” Then I looked at Ken and he was dressed in Barbie’s clothes, when I asked what was happening, she looked at me and said, “That’s Alicia.” I think my niece might have the first drag queen Ken ever!

  • Jess June 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I totally had me one of the orange haired trolls and a my little pony that had legs that moved, le brother gave her a bath and she never walked again 🙁

  • ingeborg June 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    My bedroom at home looks like it belongs to a 10/ 12 year old…I still have every fluffy toy, troll, magic diaper baby, troll, polly pocket, forest family, my little pony, the list is endless…I am a hopeless hoarder!!!! I think a photographer would have a field day in there…xxx

  • admin June 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Hahha i think I’ve also done that in the past, but to my own hair! I must ask my mom.

  • lentie June 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    aw i love those. I still have some in boxes at my folks place

  • amy June 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I still have one of my awesome my little pony’s! and i have teddies and stuff. but i think i played more with sticks and rocks and stuff….yeah….i was a special kid.

  • Lea June 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t have any of my toys anymore – I think I managed to salvage my one Barbie that I loved. The rest my mom gavea way to kids that needed them all more than I did.

    I loved My Little Pony and Barbies, I had some trolls, some babies with the nappies that changed colour and a monchichi.

    I miss being little, it was so much fun with such little effort!

  • nova June 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Now that I’m thinking about it, I had a troll doll with red-orange hair that I kind of mutilated and “altered”, and I called it “Alfred the Snake Killer” and carried it around like a little talisman.

    Wow, I was a weird kid.

  • Leila June 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I have the same Troll! I gave most of my toys to a charity shop last year but kept one troll and my lego. No one is getting my lego. hahah

  • China Doll Illustrations June 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    MY LITTLE PONY!

    I can still sing the opening song of the TV program and I owned so many of these sweet pretty pony’s, even had one that had a magic saddle that opened up where you could keep all your goodies!

  • Pippa June 10, 2011 at 9:59 am

    ah and remember Diaper Babies? The ones that had white nappies and you put them on ice and they turned pink or blue? Collected. Every. One.
    Miss my childhood so much – especially now when Im filling out my tax return 🙁

    xoxo
    Pippa

  • sarah-jane June 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    You’re definitely missing Diaper Babies and POPPELS!!! I LOVED poppels!

  • Kelly June 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I still have a bag filled with Kitty & Puppy in my Pockets!!!!! Had so much fun with them.. Feeling seriously nostalgic now… 🙁