The 5 best retro toy remakes
By Aimee Heckel
Not to indulge in an elderly-person cliche but, well, they don’t make toys like they used to.
If you’re feeling melancholic and looking to stock your kiddo’s toy chest with familiar faces and games that awaken your own childish spirit, there have been plenty of retro toy remakes over the years.
Here are our five favorite retro toy remakes you can pick up for your kids today:
1. Mr. Potato Head.
So simple, yet endlessly entertaining. Today’s Mr. Potato Heads are pretty true to their original nature, with one big potato body and tons of interchangeable body parts and accessories. Pick up a new-old Mr. Potato Head at Kohl’s.
2. G.I. Joe.
In light of the G.I. Joe movie, released last year starring Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum, it’s not hard to find everyone’s favorite action hero of the ’80s. Feeling particularly nostalgic? Pick up Hasbro’s 25th anniversary G.I. Joe, $31.99, at Neptune Toys. And yes, that’s 25 years. So now not only are you nostalgic, but you are also feeling pretty ancient.
If your Battleship has still not sunk — or maybe you’re looking for a second chance to keep it afloat — pick up the remake of this classic naval battle game at Walmart for just $12.
This classic murder mystery board game is still not dead. Pick it up at Walmart for less than $10. Save money at Walmart with these coupons, such as free shipping to your nearest store — plus get 3 percent additional Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
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5. My Little Ponies.
Don’t freak out when you see modern ponies. They look nothing like the ponies of your childhood. In fact, they hardly look like horses at all, with oversized eyes, short snouts and long, thin legs. Don’t even get us talking about the “Equestria Girls,” which are basically My Little Ponies turned into people. So. Creepy.
But one thing you can feel comfortable with is the retro-remake My Little Pony wedding castle play set, only $39.99 at Toys “R” Us. After all these years, it’s still tons of fun — even if odd-looking horse people are living there.
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