What’s in the attic? Toys!

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As a child, I played with toys, and some were very special. I loved my stuffed animals (Bunny and Dogger) to pieces. Other favorites were wooden—the pull toy with colored blocks, the truck stuffed with building blocks. A version of Legos was tons of fun. Barbie’s clothes were awesome. My sisters and I played board games – Life, Monopoly, Clue, Battleship, Checkers, and Chess, and many card games – Old Maid, Crazy Eights, Solitaire, Rook. Puzzles rocked.

My sons grew up in the era of Beanie Babies and Nintendo. They played Hungry Hippos, Chess. And Everything Batman ruled.

The National Toy Hall of Fame opened in 1998. To be recognized, “a toy has to reach icon status and foster learning or discovery. They also must have changed play or toy design.”

To quote Christopher Bensch, VP of the Strong Museum, “These 12 toys span the history of play. The top…

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About Vicki Batman

Vicki's stories are full of fun, romance, possibilities, and delight all readers. She has sold many best-selling and award-winning romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and, most recently, three romantic comedy mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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