With all this talk about back to school, it’s hard not to reminisce about your own childhood days. From the baseball cards we traded with your friends to the next crazy toy you begged mom and dad to buy you, the items we had as kids carry a lot of nostalgia for the midcentury. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from the midcentury, including some with contemporary twists, that will take you down memory lane.

 

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We’re not sure what it is, but Ridley’s Boomerang just keeps on coming back, time and time again.

 

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Who remembers those long family road trips with nothing to do? We don’t because we always had our handy Travel Bingo to keep us entertained!

 

 

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OK, we know, many of you were creeped out by Sea Monkeys as a kid. But look how happy they look in that pink castle!

 

 

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Everyone knows it’s Slinky! (Now with funky color coordination.)

 

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You know you spent all your tokens at the pinball machine back in the day, so why not have a kitschy reminder of that time with you all the time with this Vintage-Style Handheld Baseball Pinball Game?

 

 

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We love old-school robots like this Chrome-Plated Robot Planet Wind-Up Toy so much, it just does not compute.

 

 

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We think your desk needs a compact reminder of the fun you had during the Summer of Love. With this Die-Cast 1962 VW Microbus and Mini Surfboard next to your computer, every day is like an Endless Summer.