In honour of Heritage day the Fabulous blogger gals (Fable and the Fantastics? Angie and the Awsome-ettes? Glossary and the Gourgeous.. You get the idea) Are doing a GROUP POST about our favourite childhood toy or outfit!
I have a printer's tray dedicated to the theme of favourite childhood toys which include mine, my moms, my grans and my little girls (see the fifi and the flowertot figurines) and these are interspersed with other friends who are visiting them.
My favourite toys in the late 70s/early 80s were babarpapas.
From Wikipedia: "Barbarpapa is both the title character, and name of the "species" of said character, of a series of children's books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who resided in Paris, ...Barbarpapa himself is a generally pear-shaped, pink shapeshifting blob-like creature who stumbles upon the human world and tries to fit in. The shapeshifting is usually accompanied by the saying "Clickety Click—Barba Trick. After various amusing adventures, he comes across a female of his species (more shapely, and black-coloured), named Barbarmama. They produce seven children, known as the Barbababies, each a different colour inckuding Barbarbelle, purple, female, lover of beauty and Barbarbravo (Barbidur), red, male, lover of strength and heroism
God bless my parents I had the entire family. So so sadly I only have 2 left: Babarbelle (that gourgeous lavender one on top of the printers tray)
and Babarbravo (her orange friend on the other side).
Funnily enough I miss Babbarmama the most.
The worst part is I gave them away myself because I thought I was a big girl and too old for them. I took them up the road in a box and said goodbye! Oh give me the power to timetravel and get them back. Baaabaaaparpaaaaas come back to me.
Other contenders are my Russian Merushka doll (you know where you open her up and a smaller one is inside and so on and so on and my dolls house set where the people fit in their chairs and even have a toilet they fit in to.
Happy Heritage Day people. Check out the other blog posts TOMORROW on this theme on the other following great blogs:
Fable Fairy: http://fablefairy.blogspot.com/
Gorilla is my friend http://gorillamefriend.blogspot.com/
Kiss This Twice /http://kissthistwice.blogspot.com/
Lucky Pony http://www.superduper/lucky
Embracing Style http://www.embracingstyle.co.za/
Cookie Jar http://cookiejarramblings.blogspot.com/
Farm Girl http://plaasjapie-farmgirl.blogspot.com/
Love them all