Classic Retro Toys You Didn’t Get As a Kid But Can Buy Now!

We’ve all been there, when there is that one toy, game or gadget that seems like the perfect thing ever. It will solved all of life’s problems, it will make you happier than anything and for as long as you could possibly imagine and well….everyone else had one!

But alas! Not every toy that kept you up at night just thinking about would ever be yours, but don’t let that crush your dreams! That thing you wanted more than ever back then is possibly still up for grabs and now nobody can say that most evil word ‘no’.

To refresh some of these childhood memories and perhaps dive into our back pockets and start waving money at whoever stands in the way of us and our childhood dreams, we thought we would put together some of our top toys and gadgets we wanted back in the day but never got. Take a peep!
First used by Kevin in the hit film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, thanks to popular demand, the Talkboy was later created for real and released in 1993 to tween consumers everywhere. Manufactured by TIGER, the Talkboy was a simple handheld cassette player with attached microphone, allowing for instant playback. One of the coolest features was the fast/slow switch, which sped up or slowed playback, causing some pretty funky distortion and endless fun. In other words, you either sounded like a demon or a caffeinated chipmunk. Awesome!
You can pick one up today for around £30-£40.
Mr Frosty
Surely everyone in the land wanted one of these bad boys! It was so simple but so amazing. We all had visions of being the cool kid in the group as friends crowded round taking turns to pop some ice in the top, tive it a few quick turns (yeh right!) and hey presto you had a perfect summer treat full of any flaour you desired. Well! We never had one and can only remember a few people who did. Perhaps our parents saw it for what it was.

You can pick one up today for £18.99 brand stinking new!

Nintendo Power Glove
This was the best things since…well ever! The Power Glove wasn’t just a neat gaming accessory, it was a real status symbol like having a flashy car or big house gate. The Power Glove was unique for its time, allowing players to use motion to control their games much like people do today using the Wii.
As cool as this was, it did make you look weird and also didn’t really give you the dynamic control you were lead to believe making it harder to play than the standard controller. Not the point though right?

You can pick one up today for around £70-£90.

Game Boy / Game Boy Colour
We loved these! Before the times when you could get the latest games downloaded onto your smartphones and saved on a cloud along with you MP3s and MPEGs (yes, we’re cool and know techie things) the idea of getting to take some of your favourite games and characters with you wherever yo went was simply amazing! We can still remember waiting for our next long car trip and making sure we had spare batteries just so we could live the dream and play some games on the move. Bliss! If you had a game boy colour, you had Pokemon, that was a rule!
You can pick up a old model for around £30 or a colour for around £10-£20. Bargain!
Glo Worm
Glo Worm was THE hot toy in the early 80s! Such a simple idea too. These super cute and hugable worm that glowed became the must0-have thing for kids everywhere and later so did all the Glo Friends too. We just had to collect them all!

You can pick one up today for around £25-£30.

Baby Talk Doll
Now we all know (the guys anyway) that dolla are just plain creepy! Not imagine that but it can talk to you like something our of a classic horror film. Well this was big! All the girlies wanted this more than ever, to tak e care of and call your own. IT was perfect.

These have been solf on ebay for as little as £11!

As retro toys come, they don’t get much cooler than Transformers! You could have endless fun trying to get them back into their ‘disguise’ as well as pulling off some pretty big stunts, all the while hoping something doesn’t get snapped off!

Classic 80s G1 toys can be picked up for as little as £30 each.

So there you have them folks! Any other toys you didn’t get growing up that would love to have now? Let us know by leaving a comment below.