Five Thing Friday ~ Favorite Retro Toys


Each Friday, here at Prism we will be tackling a very important topic… of sorts.  Five Thing Friday…  The topic will change each week, so be sure to check back.  We encourage you to comment with your own Five Things!

Topic: Favorite Retro Toys

We asked each of our reviewers to tell us about What were your five most favorite toys when you were young?


Trivial Pursuit
The Inventors
A deck of cards
My Little Pony


Light brite
etch a sketch
the phone pull toy you could dial and pick up the head set
Big Wheel
The Mrs. Beasley Doll


Fisher-Price record player
Crayola crayons
Paint with water
Playground merry-go-round
Old Maid cards


Pick-up Stix
Silly Putty


my plush owl
a red Matchbox VW Beetle (I still have it)
a doll named Elisabeth
a wooden Connect Four boardgame (to be played with my brother)
books…really, I didn’t play all that much, I preferred to read.

Josie Goodreads

Sindy doll
Etch a Sketch

Lirtle Grafton

Spirograph!! I loved that thing.
Legos, of course.
Barbie’s fuchsia colored ‘Vette LOL
Star Wars action figures
Lite Brite


Barbies (and I loved to give them haircuts, well just my sister’s)
Cards – especially Mille Bornes
So hard for me to just pick 5! I have to give a shout out for Colorforms my favorite rainy day activity.

So what are your Five Things???

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About BrandilynRC

Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

6 thoughts on “Five Thing Friday ~ Favorite Retro Toys

  1. Barbie-She was actually a P.J., with long blonde dog ears,hot pink swimsuit, purple sunglasses
    bicycle- metallic green with banana seat and tall handlebars
    Lincoln logs-I loved building “Daniel Boone” villages with these
    Pogo stick-I could jump all the way around the block on that thing
    Paint by number – I did scads of these

    I agree it’s hard to stop at 5 – I had a 101 Dalmations Colorforms set that I LOVED!!! But mostly I was a reader. 🙂

  2. I love that more than one of us picked the spirograph! LOL

    And omg Colorforms, yes!! Man, do they even make those anymore?? Those were cool as all git out.

  3. LEGO

    Well, that’s it really

    My grandparents kept giving me Barbies and doll house furniture, I absolutely hated those, but my brother loved the doll house, his action figures lived happilly ever after in there

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