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What were some of your favorite childhood toys? Ones that definitely stand out in my mind are the Chatter Telephone and anything Little People. I also remember playing with my cousin’s Magic 8 Ball; and, years later, having one of my own. I’m sure that some of these may have been among your favorites as well.
Guess what? You can now get some of your favorite childhood toys in mini versions! Super Impulse, makers of the successful World’s Smallest line, has expanded this Spring; and I’ve received a few tiny toys to check out.
The World’s Smallest toys are designed with the same working functions as the original classic toys, but in the smallest sizes ever created! We received the 4 toys pictured above, and my kids were quick to grab them when I opened the box.
Notice that the Rock-A-Stack, Doodletop, and Chatter Telephone all say, “Yes! Actually Works!” And, on a small scale, they do. Poor Sock Monkey really doesn’t do anything at all. I’ve never been a fan of the Sock Monkey; but my oldest daughter likes all monkeys, so I passed him on to her. My dogs would love nothing more than to play with him, though – he’s very tempting!
I took some really quick video clips to show you exactly how the other toys work.
Just like the original toy, there are six colorful, stacking rings and a wobbly base that rocks back and forth. That knob at the top, though, unlike the original version, keeps the rings from actually coming off of the base. (You can tell in the picture of mine that my dogs also thought this was a dog toy!)
This phone has been a favorite toy for generations! It’s seen a few changes and updates over the years, but it’s still the same general idea and has been the first toy phone for more than 35 million children over the years! This adorable classic has the same friendly face with eyes that move up and down, a rotating dial (it doesn’t make noise like the original, though), and rolling wheels that “click” as it moves.
I never had a Doodletop (deprived child?!), so I can’t speak for its similarities to the original, but my kids were just fascinated by this little thing. Simply remove the cap, spin the top, and this thing will do some serious doodling on a piece of paper! We’ve found that you do have to “prime” it a bit – meaning that it doesn’t write very well the first few times you do it, but after a few tries the ink starts to flow.
These toys are recommended for ages 6 and up and retail for $5.99 each.
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