10 Of Your Favorite Toys Then And Now

Toys have changed a lot, but you’ll be surprised about which toys on this list stuck around. Check out old and new favorites in Walmart’s amazing Toy Catalog this season.

1. Barbie Dreamhouse

 

Then: One floor.
Now: Three floors (basically a mansion).

2. Nerf Guns

 

Then: Five darts (probably two because you lost three under your couch).
Now: Eighteen darts in six seconds. BLAM.

3. Play Phones

 

Then: No idea what happens when I stick my fingers in these holes.
Now: Kids mean business with their flip phones.

4. Furbies

 

Then: Furbies were sah cute.
Now: They’re human. You can teach it to speak more English than Furbish (the national language of Furbies, duh).

5. Nintendo Handheld Video Game Systems

 

Then: Constantly blowing on cartridges.
Now: Just download them, yeah, whatevs.

6. Power Wheels

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Then: Your trusted two wheeler.
Now: FM radio and a cup holder, SWAG.

7. Guess Who?

 

Then: Lots of mustachioed friends.
Now: Now pizza friends, which we are cool with.

8. Remote Control Airplanes

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Then: The idea that the plane moved at all without you throwing it was pretty cool.
Now: There is one remote for each hand that has motion censors, so if you spread your arms and tilt, the plane does the same thing.

9. Fisher-Price Play Farm Sets

 

Then: Sort of just looks like a lunch box.
Now: When you open barn doors it sings to you. SINGS.

10. Real Surprises Baby Doll

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Then: No surprises. Might be a pillow.
Now: A doll that “pees,” “poops,” and speaks Spanish and English.

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