The Babysitters Club book series had a large impact. I had a similarly large collection, and it's what prompted me to start babysitting as a 10 year old. I got many hours of joy out of this series!
Vintage barbies. They were perfectly modern in their time, and I had the middle one pictured.
Cabbage patch kids. These are so cute, although I preferred my Baby Born doll!
Captain Planet was my favourite TV series for ages. I pretended to be Liza (the blond 'wind' girl) because we shared a similar name. In prep, and years one and two we would play Captain Planet in the school playground. I remember really wanting a toy ring like the Planeteers wore, but not being allowed one because it cost around $10 for a tiny plastic ring.
Dunkaroos, a favourite snack!
Kids pretending to smoke was no big deal!
Goosebumps! I certainly bought into this craze. It was one of the few that both boys and girls were into.
My Little Pony dolls. You could brush their hair and not do much else, and I remember some being 'scented'.
Oddbodz! These came free in Smiths chips. I remember nagging my Mum to buy chips just to get a card... until they got banned from the school canteen, due to parent complaints. All of our collection items got banned eventually - Oddbodz, marbles, yo-yos...
Polly pockets! I think I still have these somewhere, they are so sweet.
Power Rangers were more for boys than girls but the pink ranger filled a void to some extent. We played this in the playground, but it often got rough and so the teachers banned it in year one!
Push pops (which are still available today) were a mega treat for me, I think I would have had a total of five in my whole childhood but I remember them well!
I had a pair of rollerskates exactly like these which my parents picked up at a garage sale. I even went to rollerskating lessons!
Rugrats was my favourite show for many years. I had a 'Tommy' doll, as he was my favourite character. My love of children was fostered from a very young age!
Spice Girls became an obsession at around year 5. I still remember the lyrics to their most popular songs, I must have sung them that many times!
STICKER BOOKS! We spent hours trading these and looking through each others collections. The 'serious collectors' kept the stickers on their paper backings.
Trolls. I never much understood these, although they are cute and being the spoilt child I was, I had several!
Twinpoles! Like many, I often had to share one of these with my little sister but wanted a whole one to myself!
Last but not least, Carebears. I watched and enjoyed the TV show for many years...