Friday, May 21, 2010

Flashback Fridays...80's/90's Toys & VLOG!....and Romance Times Winners


Welcome to Week Six of our fabulous segment Flashback Fridays where the old and new collide on everything from books to movies to first loves to favorite vacations. We'll be "flash-backing" on our own blogs, but most of all, we want YOUR participation as well. So, mark Fridays as your blog days to gaze into the past and smile!

This week we're flashingbacking to those fabulous items that held our childhood attention and imagination...yep, TOYS! Of course, toys greatly differed whether we grew up in 80's or 90's depending on our ages.

First up, I busted out this picture of a Christmas morning from my kiddy days.

Yep, that's right. Not only am I modeling the fantabulous purple Members Only jacket I got, but in the midst of the Barbie van, dolls, and record player, I'm clutching my Mr. T doll from the A Team. I kinda love my expression in the picture as well, don't you? It's like I'm channeling the whole, "I pity the fool taking this Polaroid picture!" I was a HUGE fan of the A-Team, and I had all the dolls. I'm totally bummed I didn't hang on to this one, but you can find lots of A-Team memorabilia at Ebay.

Can we also say I'm super pumped about the A-Team movie coming out in June? I mean, Liam Neesom as Hannibal and Bradley Cooper as Face...AWESOME!!!

Ah, Exhibit B: Care Bears. If you grew up during the 80's, you probably had a Care Bear or two. I had several....and I think I might still have one in the attic. I ended up sleeping with this one for many years, and I still remember the moon on it's belly. Good times. (Pst, I knew you hadn't gotten enough of me rocking the fantabulous Members Only Jacket! LOL)

Need some reading material for 80's toys? Then check out:

Just Can't Get Enough: Toys, Games, and Other Stuff that Rocked the 80's

Boys' Toys of the 70's & 80's: Toy Pages From the Legendary Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1970-1989

And here it first ever VLOG! I'm proud that I let my perfectionist side go and just record for the heck of it! And since we'd just done a post on body image, I'm kinda proud that I went au natural in the vlog! Well, it's me after a day of wrestling teenagers in those last, fleeting days of the school year. We have one week left! BOO YAH!I'm thrilled to have held on to these toys all these year--course, having a grammy who is big into antiques and once owned an antitque store, also helps. Everything has the potential to be an antique and shouldn't be thrown away!

As for the video, I have big plans for learning how to edit this summer as well as getting a laptop mic! So, here's the toys of my childhood.......

And just in case, here's the LINK just in case b/c I'm trying to upload this at school, and we have the websense of Youtube, Facebook, etc.

AND, here's our contest winners too!!!

Jacuqeline C ---Wins Signed Melissa Marr Book *Fragile Eternity

J.L Jackson--Wins Blood *Promise (Unsigned Copy)

Nicholas Johnson--Wins signed poster


Hmath said...

Yay Krista!!! Also, go 80's and 90's. Anyone else play with pogs or collect basketball cards? The sports cards thing isn't strictly the 90's though. Do people still do that now?

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, the member's only jacket! You looked so cool! And where are those darned Cabbage Patch kids?

Becca Rogers said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Well, I do.

Barbies ftw! I used to make mine "fly". And by "fly" I mean: throw them up into the ceiling fan and cackle with laughter when they hit one of the blades.

Yeah. My mom hated me as a child.

Krista Ashe said...

Bex, that is HILARIOUS! Yeah, my granddaddy had this shoe shiner thing, and my cousin and I would pretend it was a water slide. I totally got my Barbie's hair caught in the machine. I was sweatin' it thinking it was gonna mess it up!

HAHA, thanks Lydia and Taherah. And Lydia, I have a Cabbage Patch in the vlog, lol.

Annie McElfresh said...

Dude whatever happened to awesome shows like the A-Team??? LOL

I think I had all those toys when I was a kid, but only I was a little OCD as a child, I think. I never brushed my barbies hair or took off their clothes. So yeah, there's a bag of ment conidition barbies at my moms.

J. L. Jackson said...

Woo Hoo!! I actually won something! So excited!!

Nice Vlog. I have to say I was also into cabbage patch kids. Had to have one.

Jamie B said...

That was a great vlog! Let's see, Rubicks Cube = loathing for me when I was little. I could never get even one side done. It was something I would throw across the room. Cabbage Patch kids were the best things ever. I had 4 of them and would take them to my bff's house to spend the night and we'd play dolls. I had all the Strawberry Shortcake dolls too! But WHERE did that little house come from? I have never seen that!

Anonymous said...

What? The A team movie? I crawled out of hermit hole just in time!! Great blog post and yes, your expression is priceless. I wouldn't mess with you.

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Great vlog! Just curious, though, about what Scooby had to do to get the beads :P

Krista Ashe said...

Shelley, I'm totally pumped! LOL

HAHA, Steph, heh, heh, not telling....Just that Scooby's been a bad, bad boy!lol