21 Awesome Toys That Your Parents Wouldn’t Buy You

Whether they were too “expensive,” too “violent,” or too “gender-stereotyping,” these were proof there were limits to your parents’ love.

1. Power Glove

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2. Basically Every Star Wars Ship

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3. American Girl Dolls Customized to Look Like YOU

Because everyone wants their own terrifying doppelganger…

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4. This Treehouse

Can’t we beat this kid up and take it?

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5. Polly Pocket Petal Village

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6. Teddy Ruxpin

(You should probably thank your parents for not getting you this one. Definitely saved on psychotherapy bills.)

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7. The Technodrome and Shredder

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8. All the Beanie Babies

“They’re an investment, Mom!”

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9. Neo Geo

This sucker was 650 smackers! Also, is that Patrick Bateman playing Metal Slug?

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10. My Size Barbie

It’s a Barbie the size of a small child. Or the size of a shirtless man’s legs.

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*guns only accurate within a nine-inch radius…

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12. That Giant FAO Schwartz Piano

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13. Barbie Dream House

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14. Jurassic Park Compound Play Set (w/Optional Jeff Goldblum)

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15. The Easy-Bake Oven

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16. This Super Soaker

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17. The Talkboy

Everything Macaulay touched turned to gold…

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18. Rock Em Sock Em Robots

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19. Password Journal

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20. A Pony

Keep dreaming, kid…

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21. And, of course, POWER WHEELS

MSRP: $440. But can you put a price on the smile of a child?

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