Grand Junction Colorado’s Favorite Toys From Our Childhoods
Do you recall that one special toy you loved as a child? I asked on social media, "What was your favorite toy growing up?" According to you, these were Grand Junction, Colorado's most popular toys.
It was rough growing up in the early 1970s. There were so many things a child could want. Major blockbuster movies were rolling out, and merchandising was king. Superheroes dominated the Saturday morning cartoon lineup, and we all "needed" our favorite hero's action figure. Do you recall your favorites?
One Clear Standout Every Kid in Grand Junction Colorado Loved
If you grew up around here, there's a strong probability you had one of these. It revolutionized the toy industry. Add the various "accessories" they eventually rolled out, and you had a phenomenon. How well do you remember this?
My poor parents. With each new stunt cycle, chopper, rocket, and action playset, the wish list got longer.
I believe there may be a number of simple explanations for why this toy was so popular around Grand Junction:
- We have plenty of space in Grand Junction, lots of room for a toy such as this
- The natural terrain in Grand Junction offers plenty of jumps and "canyons"
- Kids in the area were exposed to motorcycles early on, with many developing an early interest
A Few Favorites Out of Grand Junction Colorado
You shared a number of fascinating favorites from the past. Some of these I hadn't thought of in years. How well do you remember this one?
Here's another I'm sure you'll recall. I played this game for the first time at the age of 48. I played against my friend's three-year-old grandson.