winnie the pooh toys
You can call me nostalgic, but it is
nice to know that some of my favorite childhood toys are still
around. When I was a kid, I absolutely love Winnie the Pooh. I
am pretty sure that all kids go through faze of collecting
Winnie the Pooh toys, but mine went a little bit further than
most. I had a tremendous collection of Pooh Dolls. What of the
neat things about Winnie the Pooh toys is that they come in so
many different varieties. My favorite Winnie the Pooh toy was
Tigger, and I had him in many different shapes and sizes. Some
of them were very soft and cuddly, other ones were more rugged.
You could throw them around, stack them in piles, or play games
make-believe with them. It didn't matter – they were great for
a variety of imaginative purposes.
Of course, one of my favorite Winnie the Pooh toys was the
video game. I don't remember exactly what it was called, but
you had to help all the characters solve puzzles in the Hundred
Acre Woods. What was so cool about it was that it provided a
fun way to use the computer for educational means. There has
been a lot of buzz about educational programs, but I haven't
seen many work quite as well as the Winnie the Pooh game. It
really got me to think about problem solving skills, and that
is an important ability to develop as a kid.
The only other toys that I liked as much of my Winnie the
Pooh toys were my Disney toys. My dad had been a great toy
collector in his day, so I had a good combination of old and
new. Not only did I have Mickey Mouse dolls, but I also had
first edition collectible Disney watches, old Disney figurines,
and other toys they don't make anymore.
It was neat to be able to mix characters from different
cartoons and have them all play together. Having Pluto talk to
Tigger was one of my favorite activities. They would have some
of the most interesting conversations, and they would always
end with a wrestling match. The only thing I regret was being
so rough with my Winnie the Pooh toys. At the time, it was a
lot of fun to play with them, but I wish I had more that I
could pass on to my own kids. Still, I am quite happy to get
them toys of their own.