White’s Guide to Collecting Figures, Number 19, July 1996

A collector’s magazine, popular in the 90s. I picked it up at a used bookstore in Texas for $1.99. It has everything from prices for figures to a tutorial on … Continue reading White’s Guide to Collecting Figures, Number 19, July 1996

My and my Barbies in between the couch and the side table circa 1996 ish

The Toys I Loved

Today we’re not going to talk about the Polly Pockets, Fashion Pollys, Barbies, Bratz and Beanie Babies. Although all those things hold a very important place in my childhood and … Continue reading The Toys I Loved

Crop of What We Keep book cover

What We Keep by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, A Reflection

“What makes these objects so evocative for us is that they hold the memories of people, of relationships, of places and moments and milestones that speak to our own identity.” … Continue reading What We Keep by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, A Reflection

3 Christmas Toy Catalogs that brought back all my Nostalgia

I was a kid in the 90s and early 2000s. I remember fervently looking through the toy section of the JC Penny’s catalog, dog-earing pages and even cutting out the pictures of the best toys and placing them in my view binder cover. Target, Walmart and Amazon all released printed versions of their catalogs this year. Worse for the environment I have to admit, but I was also stoked about it.