We asked Laura Weston who has over 10 years fashion and lifestyle experience writing for many leading websites, including Red magazine and the Sun online for a round-up of retro cool, nostalgia-inducing, childhood-forming toys. #flashback
eBay recommends: Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty was officially one of the most wanted toys of the Eighties. Ice lollies and slush puppies are just a strenuous ice-grind away, as they pour out of Frosty’s snow-orable belly.
eBay recommends: Springy spring
The Slinky sprung to fame in the 1940s. This nifty coil has been recreated the world over and we still can’t get enough of dropping it down the stairs
eBay recommends: Rock-n-hopper
Boing, boing, boing! Who didn’t have one of these Saturn-shaped pogo balls knocking around in their backgarden?
eBay recommends: Retro robot
As much a work of art as a mechanical toy, these 1950s-style tin robots have become a much-replicated retro favourite. Originals are highly collectable.
eBay recommends: Space hopper
There are few toys that invoke has much nostalgia as the space hopper. The hopper became a major craze in the 1970s, just one look at it and you can’t resist a bounce.
eBay recommends: Etch-A-Sketch
The Etch-A-Sketch is one of the most iconic toys of the Sixties. Its charms may be lost on the iPad generation, but retro fans will love the challenge of sketching a design using its two dials.
eBay recommends: Cube puzzle
Before apps we had conundrums like the Rubik’s Cube. This mind-bendingly, frustratingly, addictive puzzle was the Candy Crush of the Eighties generation.
eBay recommends: Fisher Price chatter phone
Fisher Price has created many much-loved toys. These days the chatter phone is just as much a history lesson on rotary dial phones as it is a cutesy pull-toy. So darling, this is how granny made a phone call...
eBay recommends: Subbuteo
Before FIFA for Xbox there was Subbuteo, the finger-flicking footy sensation was first sold in the 1940s. Retro models are highly collectable but modern versions are still available today.