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9 of your childhood toys and what they look like now

Oh how things have changed.

WITH THE TOY show tonight, we decided to have a look back at the toys we all knew and loved–and what horrors have been inflicted upon them ever since.

1. Polly Pocket

Who didn’t have a Polly Pocket, even if it was just a stray Polly figure they found lying on the ground. Ahem.

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Look at her now! Where’s the pocket gone?

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2. Power Rangers

Go go guys.

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Now? They’re just menacing. We don’t want the red ranger any-more because he will probably kill us.

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3. Furby

WEEEEEEEEEE. Yes, these nightmarish robots that had a nasty habit of flashing on, even after you’ve taken the batteries out. Shudder.

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They look like this now. They’re diversifying, be afraid.

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4. Hungry Hippos

Ah, it was a simpler time.

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Now, they’re getting a lot hungrier…

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5. Puppy in my pocket

Puppies… that fit in your pocket. A USP with endless potential in the toy market, it would seem.

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They come in families now, and don’t sit on stupid pillows any-more. Perhaps an actual upgrade.

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6. My Little Pony

There’s no place like pony-land.

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They have WINGS now, would you be able?

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7. Teenage mutant ninja turtles

Heroes in a half-shell, TURTLE POWER. Look at them there, so playful, so innocent.

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Now? ARGH.

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8. Gloworms


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At least it looks less stoned.

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9. Care Bears

The fluffy friends of our youth.

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Now they look like they got some facial implants and it’s just all very upsetting.

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