Being a little girl, I wanted this thing so bad and was super excited when I unwrapped it one Christmas morning.
This soft, cuddly dog barked and licked you with the help of batteries. I remember playing with it a lot for, like, a week... and then it took up permanent residence at the end of my bed, until it eventually retired into a box of toys, and then, it disappeared.
Puppy In My Pocket
I started collecting these when I was 6 years old and just moving to El Dorado Springs, Missouri (where I spent most of my childhood). At first, they came in these little packages:
Eventually I started getting bigger packs that came with like 4 puppies per box. I ended up having probably 40 of these stupid things.
My favorite was the cocker spaniel (because I had recently found a stray cocker spaniel puppy and she was super cute, but we couldn't keep her for whatever reason). I carried that little toy around with my everywhere. One time I took it to my friend's house and it ended up getting lost in her parent's garden. I cried and cried like an idiot.
Glitter Hair Barbie
I think I had the blonde one.
And like a million other Barbies.
Tamagotchi/Giga Pet (probably knock-offs, honestly, we were poor)
I had a few of these. I had a puppy that kept fucking running off on me. I had a pink one that started as like a tadpole or something and eventually became a mermaid. And I think I had a bear.
I had all of these simultaneously, mind you, and I was badass.
Only now realizing how many of my childhood toys were dogs.
Sticky Hand Things
I remember playing with these things in fifth grade... ah good times.
So that's my trip down memory lane. Do you guys remember these toys? What toys from your childhood stick out to you today?
*None of these images are mine. All these toys have been to their final rest in one trash can and/or yard sale or the other.