Toy Story – Most Retro Top 5

Continued from yesterdays Toy Story – Most Retro Top 10 we now reveal the top 5

With Toy Story 3 out we’ve gone Toy Story crazy at Skooldays

we now enter the top 5

Are there more deserved candidates for a retro toy?

Rock’em Sock’em Robots

In the Most Retro List – Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Here goes….

at number 5

Slinky the Dog

Dog is based on Slinky, a pull toy by James Industries, which was popular in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. With the permission of James Industries, Slinky Dog was partially redesigned for the film by Pixar artist Bud Luckey to make him more appealing as an animated character.

“What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs,
And makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing,
Everyone knows it’s Slinky…”

1945 Slinky

Slinky the dog

for more on slinky the dog details take a look at this article

skool

at number 4

Bucket ‘O’ Soldiers

Sarge and the army men certainly play some central roles in Toy Story 3
Most of these figures are generic imitations of model figure sets from such companies as Airfix and Matchbox.
During the 1980’s, the popularity of toy soldiers suffered due to the fact that they weren’t easy to find, along with the boom in other war-related toys like G.I. Joe. Just the same, Army Men never went away: they were just marking time until their next comeback.
Army Soldiers

Bucket ‘O’ Soldiers from Toy Story

for more details visit Bucket ‘O’ Soldiers

at number 3

Barbie Doll

Many Barbie dolls appeared in the second film, but one Barbie is a main protagonist in the third film.

“We girls can do anything.”

If toys are a gold mine, then for girls, Barbie is the mother lode. The Queen Bee, in other words.

Barbie Dolls

Barbie Dolls in Toy Story

for more details visit skooldays Barbie Doll section

just missing out on number 1 and therefore at number 2

Mr Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head doll by Playskool. He is outspoken, sarcastic, potato-shaped toy, his patented design allows him to separate his detachable parts from his body by removing them from the holes on his body.

The Mr. Potato Head story begins in New York City during the early 1950’s. It was a modernized update of the “make a face” toys that had been popular for years and consisted of a series of facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.) that could be applied to a real potato.

Mr Potato Head

Mr Potato Head

For more details on Mr Potato Head visit the link

So we now await the revealing of our Number 1 Toy from Toy Story for Nostalgia and Retro-genius (if that’s a word)

In review our list we’ve seen 9 candidates so far…

  • Rock’em Sock’em Robots
  • Etch-A-Sketch
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Mr. Spell
  • Slinky the Dog
  • Bucket ‘O’ Soldiers
  • Barbie Doll
  • Mr Potato Head

So now we reveal the number 1 Most Retro Toy Story

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