Questionnaire: Toys Of Your Decade!! Watch

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I am doing some research on Toys through the decades from roughly around 1950-Present. I would appreciate as much input as possible on the follow questionnnaire.


Could you please copy and paste the following and answer the questions...:eek3:

Toy Questionnaire


What decade did you grow up in?




What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?




What other toys releases were made during your decade?




Did you collect any toys?





Were there any toys you hated? or flopped




What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)





OPTIONAL QUESTIONS (PARENTS ONLY)

* What toy(s) are your children found of?



* Do they collect anything?




* Are there any toys you will not purchase for your child - why?



Feel free also to add your own thoughts on toys, how they have changed etc.

Thank You!
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What decade did you grow up in?

80's and 90's

What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?

Anything and Everything THOMAS THE TANK! train sets mainly (the classic with orange tracks :yep:) enjoyed making tracks, ripping them apart and building new ones straight away!
Oh and also Lego!

What other toys releases were made during your decade?

hmm not sure about releases but I know 'Brio' the wooden train sets kicked off pretty good around the same time


Did you collect any toys?


yeah, Thomas the tank and any toy cars


Were there any toys you hated? or flopped

Toy dinosaurs (cause my brother had them and I was jealous) and Slinkys


What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)

Will never be the same as what they were... too much advertising on the box, toy companies always looking at the next product rather than focusing on the current. Toy train sets and Lego were awesome cause you could collect and build up your set.
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What decade did you grow up in? 90s

What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?
I think it was one of those banned yo-yos, that was when I was older though. So maybe a Polly pocket :tongue: cos it was contained and fiddly. I also remember the aliens. They were cool cos no one knew whether they were going to have 'babies' or not.

What other toys releases were made during your decade?
Many barbies. I was too cynical though after I got the family car and my uncle and dad spent all christmas afternoon building it, and Barbies legs didnt fit. It all got abit silly.

Did you collect any toys?
Gel pens.. ahaa

Were there any toys you hated? or flopped
me personally, I hated Yu-Gi-Oh. I never understood it and it much more a boys thing. Same with Pokemon I think. I think it made me feel stupid cos I couldnt work it out...

What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)
I wouldnt really knwo where to by them. I feel for toy shops in the current climate
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Were there any toys you hated? or flopped
me personally, I hated Yu-Gi-Oh. I never understood it and it much more a boys thing. Same with Pokemon I think.
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What decade did you grow up in?
Start of the 90s

What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?
LEGO, little army guys, those carpets with a city/town painted on them, small metal cars, walkie talkies, remote control cars etc

What other toys releases were made during your decade?
New generation games consoles (gameboy, nintendo 64, playstation etc etc) and more stuff probably

Did you collect any toys?
Pokemon cards!

Were there any toys you hated? or flopped
Probably, but can't remember

What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)
Completely different, you see children walking with nintendo ds's and whatnot!
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What decade did you grow up in?

90s

What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?

LEGO (originally had my power rangers toy, but I just saw the guy above post it and remembered). I loved how you could make anything, cause I'm kinda creative

What other toys releases were made during your decade?

Yo-yos, and loads of other **** that I didn't care about (or I've forgotten)

Did you collect any toys?

Pogs, Pokemon cards, Lego, K-Nex, Meccano (I used to love all that technical stuff)

Were there any toys you hated? or flopped

Furbies, Yu-Gi-Oh stuff

What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)

I dunno, but I'm pretty sure the kids aren't interested
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What decade did you grow up in?
90s




What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?
Beanie babies because I loved animals and 'cutesy' things.
Or Barbies because I liked the clothes



What other toys releases were made during your decade?
Pokemon, those little alien things, furbies



Did you collect any toys?
Beanie babies, Pokemon cards, aliens and those little stretchy smiley men




Were there any toys you hated? or flopped
Not that I remember, but probably because they were crap! Maybe Digimon?



What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)
Think they are pretty much the same as they were but are more driven on technology e.g those diaries that open and talk to you, the leapfrog books, nintendo DS etc



I just think in general today toys are more focused on being cool and having technology and less on imagination and role play. Most of the toys today are some kinda of computer thing and not many seem to be just cuddly toys you can make up games with. Its all about action and doing stuff and not about using your own imagination.
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What decade did you grow up in?

80's/90's


What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?

Transformers. Because there was more to them than at first met the eye.


What other toys releases were made during your decade?

Ghosbusters were pretty big, as were Turtles.


Did you collect any toys?

As mentioned above, Transformers were my fave. Also, I had a Ghostbusters proton gun and backpack!!!



Were there any toys you hated? or flopped

Yeah, had some of those Dragon Flyz or whatever they were called, where you pulled the ripcord and they span off into the air. If you fired them off in the garden they'd be over the fence in an instant, but if you fired them off in the narrow street they'd land on someone's car


What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)

Today's toys, for the most part, suck. Probably why computer consoles are all the rage nowadays. I also think the same can be held true with cartoons - very few cartoons aimed at children today appear to have any plot or concept of good guys/bad guys. Probably due to political correctness. F*ck Tweenies, give me Bravestarr or Galaxy Rangers anyday.
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1990's
Things I remember from my childhood:
barbie dolls
life size doll
a doll which ate cherries :s
farting goo
aliens in goo
rubix cube
stretch armstrong
hot wheels cars
pokemon cards
spice girl photos
smelly gel pens
yo-yos
slinky
puppet on strings
play laptops
playstation
nintendo
lego
lightup skipping ropes

my "favourite" changed with time.
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What decade did you grow up in? - 1990s


What toy were you most fond of and what did you enjoy about it?

LEGO - played this for ages, I'm sure there was another toy btu i just can't remember
Pokemon - trading cards and the games


What other toys releases were made during your decade?
Alien sex making thingys that mated when you put them together, Furbies, Toy Story stuff, I can't think of much else really

Power Rangers were pretty big in 1996 methinks


Did you collect any toys?
Pokemon Cards for a while


Were there any toys you hated? or flopped
there weren't any toys that i hated, or i just can't remember them. Also i wasn't a huge buyer of toys so maybe I wasn't that affected.


What do you think of toys today? (General views and opinions)
some are just bad, but the kids have got cool stuff with more technological based toys, like most kids have a DS or a PSP or something, which is pretty cool i guess.
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