An amazing find came in from overseas this week. I found a Kenner 1995 catalogue that showed all the toys for that year. I was thrilled to find that this book had four unreleased sets from the Fairy Winkles line that Kenner produced from 1993-1995. Below are some snapshots from the catalogue. So far I believe none of these sets were brought into production, but it's still amazing to see that this toy line had another direction that never came to fruition. It gives me something to dream about and hunt for.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
A few days ago I got this awesome little fakie kitty from a member at the forum. I was super excited to find her since she matches my fakie puppy. Her eyes are pretty wonky but I'm in love!
I also couldn't resist photographing my fillies! They are all complete except for my Ruby Pony. I've very happy because I think I may soon be able to print the missing pieces like the blanket and stable sticker using scans from the lovely members of the kenner forum! I can't wait to start experimenting!
And last but not least I found this awesome glass while shopping last week. It's new but has an adorable illustration of Sundance from My Little Pony. I couldn't resist, and my ponies approved as well!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
It's been almost a year since I started my blog. It feels pretty good knowing I've been able to keep it going this long. There was a quiet period after my move, but I'm happy with where I am.
As a New Years a Resolution I'd like to keep posting and discovering new toys I loved as a kid! I have a few exciting things coming I can't wait to share! I'm most excited about some photos of a few unreleased sets from some of my favorite toy lines! To start the new year off, here are a few of my recent discoveries while rooting around in my parents attic.
Furry Families were these cute woodland animals that lived inside everyday objects like books, Jam Jars, Clocks and Teapots. They're a bit harder to find so I haven't been actively collecting them. Above is what I could find from the Mole and Mouse Family.
Here is what's left of my small collection from Mimi and the Googoos. These little babies could move their arms and could be found inside small objects, like cakes, burgers, and magic lamps.
I haven't photographed my Bubblins in awhile, but here they are again, with June Bride included.
Although Hamtaro isn't from the 90's, I fell in love with them when I saw them at KB Toys. They had cute plush versions of these adorable hamsters, as well as cute playsets featuring different rubbery hamsters with small accessories. I'm unsure where the playsets are now, but this is what I've recovered. I think Hamtaro even inspired my sister and I to get two real Hampsters. Hamtaro was adorable and I have such fond memories of these toys, a few tv episodes, and even the game for my Game Boy Color. Here's a few pictures of my small collection:
If you grew up in the 90's you probably remember Kitty Kitty Kittens. As a kid I would go to play group and a girl there had a bed full of these kitties. I remember laying there surrounded by marble purring fluffy kitties. I know I had a few of my own, but they continually made these for so many years, it's hard to know what year these were made. I just rediscovered them in my childhood bedroom. I couldn't find any tags, but they still purred happily when I found them.
When I was little I was in love with puppy and kitty surprise. I remember fondly going to the toy store to pick out the Mommy Puppy I wanted, and then hoping there would be a lot of puppies inside her belly. This is what I have left of my childhood collection. I remember having some baby kitties where you could open their eyes using warm water. And I also loved the baby kitty dressed in her night time outfit with her bottle. I wouldn't mind collecting a few more of these, including Pony Surprise, but they are a bit pricey these days. Anyway here is my small collection.