Toys are a super-duper important part of any child's life; often, the world of his or her
toys is as real as the material world. Small
girls, barely babies themselves, instinctively carry around dolls and hug them close. Toddling boys push around miniature cars and
trucks, or carry action figures around like little
companions. I know I'm obsessed with my own childhood and everything, but I can
remember nearly every single toy I owned from very early on. Why not? Someone once said that the Golden Age was whenever one happened
to be ten years old, and he was absolutely correct. Anyway, enjoy reading about some of the toys and other crazy little novelty
items of our youth...