Were you the Yoyo era, the Pogs era, the Polly Pocket era, Star Wars or Big Trak? Toys, it seems, have a suspicious hold over our lives. Not just for kids, but they have an odd hold over adults too, either hiding their old favourite stuffed toy in a drawer (or worse, some sort of glass cupboard) or remeniscing through toys with Toy Story, Toy Story 2, or 3, or Cars or…
You get the picture. Everyone has a favourite and not only do we become eerily attached, however grotty they get, but for kids they also inspire imaginations, our play and help us grow.
The Hove Museum celebrates this in their new attic of an exhibition. With a bit of help from children and locals, see everything from Transformers to dolls houses, teddy bears. Find the loved and the less loved: some you’ll remember and a few that might fox and confuse you.
Runs until 6th November.[written by Claire Tayler]