Have you ever had one of those Kondo moments when you plan to be all proactive about clearing out the clutter, but instead find yourself wasting hours reminiscing about junk? Our collect everything up to eBay moment was ruined this August when everything was too cool to get rid of.
Best of all, I know my Major Morgan, soft toy Dotty Dog, Dogtanian and Benji are safely stored in Grandma’s attic.
Here’s our first gallery of junk that’s too good to get rid of.
80s Connect 4. This was a seriously great toy to own then.
80s Name Cup. Still in one piece only because I was never allowed to drink out of it.
The 70s Quality Street tin which disappointingly didn’t have chocolate in, but random door keys, batteries and nails. The Dangerous Place tin.
Whimsies. Fun china collectable animals. The 80s version of Match Attack cards.
Ah the Typhoo tea collectable promotions. How many cups of tea were drunk to collect this relic?
Zipper Cat from The Get Along Gang.
The Get Along Gang. The Must Have children’s toy Christmas circa 1984. Back off my Dotty Dog!
Webster the Spider. A British made toy that attempted to make spiders fun and playful. #Fail
Frogs. Why? And why do we still own these?
The original Polly Pocket toys. Bunnage to my 32 year old sister. I finally found out where she hid them.
Nobody touches my beloved Dogtanian toys.
Bumble Lion from The Wuzzles. The replacement toy after an angry Jack Russell Terrier mauled the original in 1985.
What were these little animals covered in fuzzy stuff all about?
When Cornflakes used to put free choking hazard toys in the cereal.
Lego Fabuland characters. The upset I put my mum through trying to find the horse.
Basil Brush. What and why is this?
A time when children’s toys were much simpler. Little character figure Rupert Bear.
Rainbow Bright. Untrustworthy.
More from The Get Along Gang. Montgomery was so smug.
80s Smurfs. eBay time.
Classic 80s Donald Duck characters.
80s Snoopy figures