As I type my son is upstairs playing with toys which are between 25- 30 years old!
Unbelievably these are all toys which, other than looking a little dated, are still as current today as they were then!
A couple of days ago Daddy decided to venture into the loft and during his search for a SCSI cable I needed (thats another story!) when he came across a box of his old Lego and another box of his old Transformers. So down they came, I was overjoyed at the thought of more clutter for the house! (I did get my cable to though!)
Now my son has recently developed a huge interest in Lego and Transformers so it was like christmas again in our house; just without the tons of wrapping paper strewn everywhere!
He didn't care that they weren't brand new and shiny and not strapped into impossible to get into packaging (why do the do that anyway?). He was just in awe of the 'new' toys and immediately started playing, as did Daddy! And they are the only toys my son has played with since!
I used to complain to Daddy about the amount of toys he has from his childhood, even suggested that we should sell them to make some money. Especially as one of the old Transformers is worth about £50 alone; surrisingly that one is not being played with!
Seeing my son so happy with all these toys I am now really glad that Daddy kept them for so long! Though I am also wondering why we spent so much on new versions at Christmas when we could have just wrapped up the old ones, especially as other than being pre-loved these are all still in pefect condition!
So next time my son is complaining we will venture into the loft to see what other old toys Daddy has stored for 25 + years!
(Just a quick note to say the Amazon.com links in this post are because I wanted the pictures!!!)